4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Golfers
Dec 9, 2015
The holiday season is here, and there are more reasons now than ever for golfers to be excited about the gifts they may give or receive. At Golf Academy of America, it's hard for us to choose just a few items from our wish lists. Luckily, we managed to narrow it down to four great ideas for gifts to give your favorite golfer.
Orange Whip Swing Trainer
As one of the most popular golf training aids to debut the last few years, the Orange Whip is especially well suited to golfers who may be under a few feet of snow when they first unwrap it. Since the device consists of an orange foam ball at the end of an extremely flexible "shaft", it is not designed to hit a ball and is usable indoors and outdoors alike. Just five to ten minutes of work per day has been known to help golfers stay more flexible and develop smoother tempo with their clubs. $109; OrangeWhipTrainer.com
Pretty much anything by Seamus Golf
The world of golf accessories has really taken off recently with dozens of new brands popping up each year. As a result, it can be difficult to distinguish the high-quality goods out there from their mediocre counterparts. However, there is nothing mediocre about Seamus Golf out of Portland, Oregon, home of all things "hip" and "artisanal." This company caters to golfers who have a discerning eye for fashion and quality by supplying a variety of items like patterned headcovers (from $65), hand-forged divot repair tools that double as a beer bottle opener ($125) and even newly-crafted, old-style hickory putters ($195). SeamusGolf.com
When asked what the all-time lamest Christmas or Hanukkah present is, "socks" is at the top of the list. That's understandable; socks are pretty pedestrian, right? Normally, yes. But a pair of Kentwool socks will change your life — or at least your sock drawer. These socks are comfortable, durable and all-around wonderful. Dozens of Tour pros and caddies swear by Kentwool socks without being paid a cent to wear them. They are worth the little extra on the price tag, especially if you're looking to spoil your favorite golfer. From $19.95 per pair; Kentwool.com
Sure, it's a pretty obvious gift option, but there's no denying that a dozen golf balls in a stocking or under the Christmas tree will have any golfer fantasizing about the promise of spring or a much-anticipated mid-winter getaway to warmer climes. Unless your loved one carries a handicap under 5 or so, there's little need to spring for Titleist Pro V1s. Instead, hone in on some ChromeSofts by Callaway or the TaylorMade Project (A) ball ($35 per dozen). If you order online, many sites offer free personalization on golf balls around the holidays. Callawaygolf.com or Taylormadegolf.com
You can't go wrong with any of these gift ideas for the golfer in your life. This holiday season, watch their eyes light up as bright as a Christmas tree when they see any one of these golf goodies!