The golfers in your life are easy to buy for, because they appreciate anything that makes them better on the course. While you should never buy anyone else woods or irons — they’re better when customized – it’s more practical to gift other golf items. Here are some worthy products to consider.
Galway Bay’s Lined Long Sleeve Reversible Jacket($379) is made of proprietary and soft breathable fabric that will keep your golfer warm and dry – even in windy downpours. Great on or off the course, it has solid and checkered sides. It stretches to move with a golf swing, as well, and stays quiet all the way. Elasticized waistband and cuffs ensure a comfortably snug fit.
If your golfer is a traditionalist, this putter is perfect. Wilson’s Staff Model Original – 8802 ($350) is 100% milled from ultra-soft 304 stainless steel, sports performance-balanced weighting, and yields soft feel. The iconic look has a shaft-over-hosel design with a full toe hang.
TravisMathew’s St Andrews One Oar Missing beanie ($30) will keep anyone’s head warm and looking stylish. Made of acrylic, it wards off the chill, while sporting a woven St Andrews logo with a pom on top. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer.
Especially while playing unfamiliar courses on winter break, it pays to have a lay of the land. SkyGolf’s SkyCaddie LX2 smartwatch ($200) has an always-on 1.28-inch touchscreen and is preloaded with 35,000+ course maps – for accurate, dynamic distances. It weighs only 2 ounces, has a water-resistant casing, and auto-recognizes the hole it’s on.
Garmin’s Approach S62 watch ($500) shows distances to targets, but also displays hole maps on a bright 1.3-inch color display. It has an Internal, rechargeable battery that provides up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. It also offers customizable watch faces and interchangeable bands, and can be worn as a smartwatch off the course.
COLD.RDY Jogger pants from adidas Golf ($51) are made with super-comfortable fleece. Aiming to keep you warm both on and off the course, it has insulation, along with front and back pockets and elastic cuffs. Your golfer can wear it by a fireplace in a cold house in the morning, then play golf in it during a brisk afternoon. It’s machine washable.
Vessel’s VLX 2.0 stand bag ($355) weighs just 4.9 pounds and packs a lot of features, such as a four-way, eight-inch top with full-length, microfiber-lined dividers; leather-wrapped handle; towel ring that doubles as a bottle opener; soft double carry strap; interior lock pocket with combination lock; antimicrobial-lined pocket with internal divider and magnetic closure; premium waterproof zippers; two insulated bottle sleeves that close magnetically; and strong carbon fiber legs. Its made with soft, durable Tour-grade synthetic leather.
Perhaps the single-best gift to help your golfer improve his or her game is the all-new Arccos GEN 3+ Smart Sensors ($200). It includes 14 ultra-light sensors – one for every club in the bag, including the putter – and a one-year membership to the award winning Arccos Caddie app. It tracks literally every shot a golfer takes, in either iOS or Android, and begins making caddie-level strategy suggestions on the course once it learns the golfer’s game.
Radda Golf’s Commodore Hoodie ($66.50) is made of 100% cotton. It’s as stylish on the course as it is off, and sports a button enclosure instead of pull strings. Best of all, your golfer will be able to take full swings wearing it, and the hoodie will stretch with the swing.