If you have avid golfers in your life, you already know what’s on your wish list for any holiday or special event: golf gifts. Whether it’s a new set of clubs, a range finder, a GPS watch, or the latest golf shoes, you will likely be happy with anything. That being said, the best golf gifts are in equal parts functional and thoughtful – they can help improve your recipient’s game while also letting him or her know that you are paying attention to the essentials – golf, of course.
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From a new putter with the latest technology to bluetooth based trackers that add clarity to your game, there are many options. From affordable to high quality, the following are the best golf gifts for that special golfer in your life.
Best golf gift for understanding the golf course
Garmin Approach S62
The more you know about a course, the better you will play. And that’s why the Garmin Approach S62 is a great choice for golfers. It’s a wearable with built-in GPS that gives you precise distances to greens, obstacles and other important spots on the course. It’s preinstalled with more than 41,000 courses and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It also features Virtual Caddy that suggests clubs based on typical distance while taking wind speed and direction into account.
You can also use it when you are not on the track to keep track of your steps, calories burned, and other health information. With the connected Garmin Golf app, you can create a leaderboard with friends so you can always see which game is best.
Best golf gift for tracking distance
Callaway 300 Pro Golf laser rangefinder
If you’re looking for a simple way to tell you how far you are from the green or other obstacles while moving around the course, reach for the Callaway 300 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder. The device has a magnification of up to 6x and can show you your distance from five to 1,000 yards with an accuracy of about one yard.
A feature called Pin Acquisition Technology can automatically lock the pin into place from a distance of up to 300 meters. And a beep from the rangefinder lets you know when the rangefinder is locked. The device, which is also water- and fog-proof, can adjust your distance measurement depending on the incline.
Best gift for golf shoes
FootJoy Men’s Originals Golf Shoes
While there are many golf shoe options from a number of companies, every golfer needs a pair of classic FootJoy Originals golf shoes. The shoes are equipped with attractive surfaces and an ethyl vinyl acetate cushioning that protects your feet and yet feels light and does not get in the way.
They use proprietary DuraMax rubber technology to improve traction during use, which is specifically designed for grip on golf course turf. The best part is that the FootJoy shoes come in different versions so you can choose the one that suits your style. If your recipient is looking for comfort and traction with their next pair of golf shoes, the FootJoy Originals are the right choice.
Best golf gift for golfers who love to run
Titleist Hybrid 14 golf bag
There are times on a nice day when it’s just nicer to run. And this is where the Titleist Hybrid 14 golf bag comes in. The bag is extremely light at 5.6 pounds (before balls and rackets, of course) and has spring-loaded aluminum legs that pop out sideways when the bag is set down.
A convertible strap system makes it easy to throw the bag over your back or shoulder, and a practical handle on the side makes it easy to pick up and carry the bag. Golfers who need lots of pockets can find the Titleist bag, which has storage space for balls, tees, gloves and just about anything else. Best of all, it is a nice looking bag that comes in a wide variety of colors.
Best golf gift for organizing equipment
Billiard Golf Organizer
The Milliard Golf Organizer is the ideal choice for golfers who have a lot of equipment but not enough space to store it. The product is designed to hold two standard size golf bags and a variety of other items on its shelves on one side, including golf shoes, gloves, golf apparel and more. There is also a special place for golf balls to keep them from running over the floor.
The golf organizer is made of carbon steel to ensure it lasts for extended periods of use, and has a soft foam edge at the top to reduce the chance of damaging your bag when it is placed in the organizer. If you’re concerned about space constraints, it’s 36 inches wide by 36 inches high.
Best golf gift to save time on the course
Bat-Caddy X3R remote control cart
When you want to walk but don’t want to push your cart across the track, the Bat-Caddy X3R remote control cart becomes a handy device. It holds a standard size cart and is fully battery operated so it can be used without additional power.
According to Bat-Caddy, the cart can move independently over the course for six hours (or about 27 holes) and can be charged 150 times before the battery runs out. Most importantly, the remote controlled trolley can be controlled from up to 120 meters away. So if you decide to go to the green and complete your hole without pulling your cart, you can remotely call in the Bat-Caddy X3R and have it come back to you. Note, however, that it is not cheap.
Best golf gift to help you understand your game
Garmin Approach CT10
The Garmin Approach C10 is one of the best tools for understanding the good and bad of a golfer’s swing. The sensors are attached to the end of the club and communicate wirelessly with a Garmin app. They keep track of important information such as the distance, whether the ball landed in the fairway or the rough and how many strokes the players had with each club.
When evaluated after a round, the Garmin Approach C10 information tells players which clubs to hit best, how far to hit certain clubs, and whether they need to improve their short or long games. A single starter kit with three sensors is available for those who want to try it out. Garmin also sells a full kit of 14 clubs for those who want to keep track of each club.
Best golf gift for home training
Phigolf Mobile and Home Smart Golf Game Simulator with Swing Stick
Phigolf Mobile and Home Smart Golf Game Simulator with Swing Stick
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While there are many ways to improve a golf swing, the Phigolf Mobile and Home Smart Golf Game Simulator is a good place to start. For one, it’s an indoor golf simulator that is packed with multiple golf courses. Simply connect the Phigolf to a television or smartphone and use the swing stick to play.
The app recognizes swings and approximate strokes, similar to indoor golf courses. Better still, the device gives you valuable insight into how you are hitting certain clubs and whether your swings are incorrect by showing the trajectory of the ball. It’s a great choice for the winter months and whenever golf fans want to hit the course but don’t have time to play.
Best golf gift for putting
Odyssey White Hot RX 1 black putter
The best putter really depends on personal preference, but if you’re looking for an all-round great option that most golfers will love, the Odyssey White Hot RX 1 Black putter is the go-to option. It has a traditional pistol shape preferred by many players, from beginner to professional, and a full stock offset to place your hands in front of the leading edge.
The outer layer has an oval pattern and clear coat texture that increases friction for faster forward roll, resulting in more precise movement (and hopefully more birdies).
Best golf gift within reach of the club
Callaway Golf Men’s OptiColor Leather Glove
While there are plenty of golf gloves to consider, the Callaway OptiColor leather glove strikes a great balance between affordability and design, while at the same time ensuring that it doesn’t look bad on your hand. The glove is made of leather and uses a technology called “OptiFeel” by Callaway to increase comfort during a lap.
It has perforations on the palm, fingers and thumb to allow heat and moisture to escape. And with an adjustable closure, players can choose whether to have a tight, secure fit or opt for a lighter fit. Perhaps most importantly, Callaway’s glove, which comes in multiple colors, is very affordable, which makes it a great choice for most golfers.