Gifts For Golfers This Holiday Season: The Ultimate Guide

Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the golfer in your life? Read on. Photo credit: GettyGetty

Golfers are seemingly on a constant search for “better.” They want to play better, look better, feel better or simply enjoy their experience on the golf course a little bit more.

So what to get the golfer, or golfers, in your life this holiday season? Because while the clubs get put away because of the weather in many parts of the country, the passion for our game of a lifetime doesn’t go away. Research from the National Golf Foundation shows that almost one in every 10 Americans plans to purchase a golf-related gift for a friend or family member during the holidays.

Golf balls are the gift of choice for more than half of those shopping for holiday presents, while golf apparel is a close second. You’ll find several ideas in both categories on this list, along with some other ideas, from clubs and technology to travel and ticket offers.

Under Armour Storm Insulated Jacket

UA Storm Insulated JacketUnder Armour

Under Armour offers a wide variety of terrific products in its holiday gift collection, among them the UA Storm Insulated jacket. This is the kind of jacket a golfer will wear everywhere – from the course to the clubhouse and beyond. The UA Storm Insulated jacket is designed to keep golfers warm, dry and comfortable during those chilly days on the links, with a lightweight, waterproof and breathable insulation that offers warmth without added bulk. Keep an eye on some of the chillier stops on tour and you’re bound to see Jordan Spieth sporting one.

Golfballs.com

Looking for a really personal gift? Golfballs.com is ready to help deliver with a holiday offer that includes free customization on golf’s top brands as well as a variety of pre-packaged gift boxes. Photo balls are available for the holiday season at no upcharge – customers simply upload a picture through the online store and it will be printed directly on your ball of choice (this includes models such as the Titleist Pro V1, TaylorMade TP5, Callaway Chrome Soft and Bridgestone Tour B). Other personalization options include text, a monogram, a logo or a special alignment aid. There’s good reason golf balls make up 55% of golf gifts; you can’t play without them.

KINONA Golf Apparel

KINONA is a newcomer to the women’s golf apparel marketKINONA

KINONA wants to make sure you don’t forget about the female golfer on your holiday list; after all, women make up almost a quarter of the game’s participants. Launched in 2018, KINONA is a maker of designer golf apparel created to easily transition from the 18th green to off the course. KINONA (Key-no-nah) means “shape” in Hawaiian and the company makes tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories that feature Italian fabrics and shape-flattering details designed to ensure a comfortable and breathable fit. So, help someone special on your holiday list get their game in better shape.

Wilson eXo Golf Bag

Wilson’s new eXo golf bag.Wilson Golf

Is the golfer in your life in need of a new golf bag? Broken zippers, busted leg stands, rips, tears and wear – golf bags can take a beating. Wilson has a perfect holiday solution with its new eXo bag (in Navy, White or Red) that is a lightweight and versatile option for golfers who prefer to carry. The eXo features five divided club sections, a waterproof valuables pocket, a large garment pocket, a water bottle sleeve, a large ball pocket, an integrated auto-deploying sands and space for your gloves, umbrellas and tees.

Clear Golf Balls

Clear Golf Balls are for sale to the public during the holidays.ClearSports

Have you heard about the membership-only golf balls from ClearSports? If not, here’s a primer. The company is running a special for the holidays in which the public can by a case of six dozen balls for $475. Regularly available only to those who have undergone the application process for membership, ClearSports decided to allow a limited public release of its 3-piece Clear Red and 4-piece Clear Black balls that are popular with a growing group of professional athletes and celebrities. As part of the offer, there’s even an opportunity to win a round of golf with one of the company’s celebrity ambassadors at PGA National’s Champion Course.

U.S. Open Pebble Beach Tickets

Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California. Getty

The USGA recently unveiled a new premium U.S. Open ticket offer – The Centennial Club — to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pebble Beach in 2019. Perhaps the perfect gift for the golfer on your list, this all-inclusive ticket provides fans with access to premium food and beverage from the Monterey area, seating, up-close views of the action at the 15th green. Ticket prices for The Centennial Club range from $725 for Wednesday and $975 for the four competitions days (Thursday through Sunday).

Seamus AutoCorrect

Seamus
Autocorrect putter

TaylorMade Spider Interactive

The Spider Interactive from TaylorMadeTaylorMade

Prefer something a bit more modern with the flat stick? If you watched any golf tournaments this past year, chances are you spied the TaylorMade Spider in a champion’s bag or two. Now the hottest putter on tour might just be the smartest. TaylorMade has a version of its popular putter called the Spider Interactive powered by BLAST that delivers real-time stroke analytics. A motion sensor within the putter’s grip automatically captures valuable data and syncs it to your mobile app so you can analyze, refine and, hopefully, dramatically improve your putting. Every little bit helps.

Cortex Driver

The winning Cortex driver from the Driver vs. Driver show.Wilson

The Cortex was the winner of Golf Channel’s recent Driver vs. Driver 2 series, earning a spot as the newest Wilson Staff driver. The club’s designer, Evan Hoffman of San Diego, took home the $250,000 grand prize as well as the satisfaction of seeing his driver concept go on sale at more than 1,000 golf retail stores around the world as well as online. Hoffman worked closely with Wilson’s LABS engineers to perfect the design, which combines structural stability and more precise weight distribution for adjustability, maximizing distance and optimizing spin for all swings.

The Golf Club 2019

For those looking for the most comprehensive and engaging virtual golf experience available, 2K Games and the PGA TOUR partnered with HB Studios to create The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA TOUR. Just released in November, the game fills the void left in golf gaming by the exit of EA Sports and their popular Tiger Woods series. The Golf Club 19 features several replica TPC courses featured on Tour and is highlighted by a “career mode” in which a player starts in Q-School, seeks to advance through the Web.com Tour, compete in a 32-tournament PGA TOUR Season and into the FedExCup Playoffs. The game is available at retail locations for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as by download.

Bushnell Hybrid 

The Bushnell HYBRID combines a laser rangefinder with GPS capabilities.Bushnell Golf

The Bushnell HYBRID might be the most versatile golf rangefinder on the market, combining both laser and GPS technology to provide golfers with more information than ever before. There’s a reason why Bushnell is the choice of 97% of PGA TOUR pros (you know, during those times they’re allowed to use some technological help). Bushnell’s HYBRID is accurate to within one yard and the GPS delivers front, center and back yardages for the green to help players with club selection. This rangefinder even automatically recognizes courses and advances hole-to-hole during play. It’s guaranteed to help your game or that of the golfer on your gift list. 

G-RO

G-RO Carry-on CollectionG-RO

Know a golfer who likes to travel? Yeah, that was a pretty safe bet. For that next buddy’s trip, golf getaway or business trip, the G-RO might be the best carry-on you (and they) will ever encounter. There’s a reason the company had the most successful crowdfunded luggage campaign in history. The oversize gravity wheels easily carry you over almost any kind of terrain — curbs, steps, water, snow, you name it — there’s a removable battery pack with two USB ports, an extra-long ergonomic handle, and compartments exactly where you need them. G-RO also just added two new travel companion bags, including a minimalist backpack, the Backpack Light, and a versatile compact carry-on, The Multitasker. Get ready for that next golf getaway.

 

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