With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of some gifts for the golfer in your life (well, or ourselves). What better place to warm-up our holiday shopping than with some Christmas stocking stuffers? One of the great things about these gifts is that they are (relatively) inexpensive, and every player can use them.
- Golf Tees. Something players will always need, regardless of ability. Tees aren’t just plain white wood ones anymore – check out the latest tees from Evolve (their epoch low-friction tees have 127 wins on tour), Zero Friction (the Lock N Drive comes with an adjustable stopper to get just the right tee height every time), and Pride Golf (wood tees with color coded bands on identify the length and how far to inert into the ground) . Prices range from $4 – $8 for a pack of 50.
- Gloves. Another item that all players go through regularly. We are partial to the FootJoy WeatherSof and, when the weather gets nasty, the Zero Restriction Rainleather glove. $10 – $13.
- Towels. Keep your equipment clean and dry with Frogger Amphibian’s Golf Ball Towel or their larger Club Towel (available in black, blue or red). $10 – $30.
- Divot Repair Tool. Everyone should fix their ball marks on the green, and why not do it in style? Flashy divot tools include those from Scotty Cameron, which even come in their own branded tin box. Smooth! $10.
- Impact Tape. For the Vijay in your life that spends the day at the range, you can’t beat the instant feedback of impact tape for woods and irons. These pieces of tape quickly stick on and peel off, and show the player the spot of impact to help diagnose their swings (now you can more easily blame your clubs…see? You should have purchased with a lie 1 degree up!). $20.
- Energy Necklaces and Wristbands. We don’t play with them, but there sure are a number of players that do. Trion:Z wearers include the likes Rickey Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Ryo Ishikawa. $18 – $22.
- Grips. Most players won’t splurge on a nice grips, but why not help them step it up with some ultra-soft grips like the Winn DSI AVS V17? Keep in mind that players don’t have to be do-it-yourselfers, they can take the grips to the nearest golf shop and have them put them on at reasonable cost. $6 – $8 each.
- Favorite Golf Ball. We admit it…we lose balls each and every round we play. If the golfer in your life shares this trait with us, we have no doubt they will always enjoy receiving some of their favorite golf balls. Just in case you are really feeling in the holiday spirit, our preference is for Titleist Pro V1s. Hey, they even come with free personalization! $40.
- Golf Books. Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book provides technical information as well as anecdotes from one of the most respected teachers ever, in a stocking-friendly size. $10.
- Holiday Headcover. Tough they can be difficult to track down (your best bet is probably eBay), a Scotty Cameron Holiday Headcover is a great gift for the collector or serious Cameron enthusiast. You can’t go wrong with one of these fun works of art. $35 and up.
Happy holidays, everyone!