Not much compares to a sports fan’s loyalty to their school, and loyal fans choose Fan Outfitters as the best place to find Cardinals gear, apparel, and gifts. The shop equips supporters of all ages with T-shirts, jackets, hats, and sunglasses, as well as Adidas gear emblazoned with the University of Louisville insignia, ranging from hats and shirts to equipment bags and footballs. Fan Outfitters even carries products for kids, prepping the next generation of fans with shoes, dresses, and pacifiers. Their gifts make great presents for all occasions, whether celebrating the start of basketball season or helping your neighbor build a wall of baseball caps between your properties.
Only in Kentucky equips natives and visitors alike with Kentucky-themed collectables, from University of Kentucky Wildcats merchandise to culinary items such as cookbooks and sauces. Shoppers can bathe under the watchful eyes of 100%-polyester felines with a UK shower curtain ($13.99), or accessorize the side-view mirrors of hatchbacks, SUVs, and vintage Batmobiles with logoed mirror covers ($21.99). Filled with classic Southern recipes, The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook imparts instruction on how to craft bourbon-inspired masterpieces ($24.95), while spicy salsas and barbecue sauces provide an extra kick to meals ($3.95–$15.95). Metal emblem shot glasses ($5.99) infuse each beverage with a Bluegrass-State amusement as traditional as horse, car, or squirrel races.
Phillip Gall's outfits hikers, campers, and paddlers with durable outdoor apparel and equipment from brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, and Osprey. Outdoorsmen can wrap their torsos in Patagonia T-shirts with 50+ UPF sun protection woven into their stretchy fabric ($29) to protect skin from burning and keep Rorschach tattoos from fading away. Meanwhile, women's quick-drying, abrasion-resistant Paramount Moraine shorts from The North Face ($40) keep stems comfortable and protected on arduous mountain hikes. The Osprey UL raincover ($34–$39) shelters backpacks from moisture during treks under waterfalls and through locker-room shower stalls, and summer campers can swaddle themselves in a CoolMax sleeping-bag liner ($44.95), designed for use on its own or layered for warmth on chilly, starlit nights.
Jon boats and pontoons putter across the calm waters of Wilgreen Lake Marina, while just beneath the surface, bass and bluegill flit past fishing lines. Founded by passionate bass angler Randy Nunley, the idle-speed marina strives to serve as a fisherman’s oasis. In addition to the rental fleet, a bait shop peddles live bait, tackle, and waterproof love notes for luring in fish. Nunley also fires up competitive spirits with annual bass tournaments.
A cursory scan of the scorecard at Beckett Ridge Golf Club might excite two types of golfers: long, aggressive hitters and those who pride themselves on accuracy with the irons. The excitement is a direct result of the course's five par 5s and three par 3s, making for a par 72 setup that deviates slightly from the classic 4-12-4 model. The arrangement is the work of Jack Kidwell, a locally famous course architect who designed more than 100 courses in Ohio alone. While length is important for players who try to reach par 5 greens in two shots or one rocket launch, Mr. Kidwell saw that placement remained paramount?primarily by leaving intact the site's meandering streams and tree lines.
The first hole is a long, unforgiving par 5 that makes for a bombastic introduction to what comes?one where a forgiving first shot landing area precedes a tricky second shot uphill. Similarly, No. 13 is a par 3 that only seems like a long iron shot at first glance. An enormous, receptive green is positioned 50 feet below the tee boxes, making it play much shorter than its 195 yards.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,857 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 136 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
Sleep Outfitters' savvy sleep experts help slumber lovers find peaceful shuteye with a wide selection of name brand mattresses. Adroit sleep Sherpas lead bedtime cravers round the mountains of Sealy, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur-Pedic mattresses, pausing to take in cushions of solid foam, bouncing innersprings, and a conspicuous lack of "Smoke On the Water" beds. Rest your noggin on a Serta Memory Foam queen-size mattress set ($597), or repose your tired torso on a Simmons Beautyrest Classic Plush queen-size mattress set ($1,199). Once somnolent souls have selected a mattress on which to paint their dreamscapes, they can opt into Sleep Outfitters' five-star delivery service, where burly mattress gods deliver and set up mattresses and remove old bedding. Indecisive catnappers enjoy the comforts of the 30-night comfort guarantee that permits two fortnights in which to decide if the right choice was made, ensuring hibernating humans won't be left with nightmares starring jilted futons and vengeful box springs.