Golf Shop Gift Guide
Check out the products that have Greeny and Mike talking…and adding to their Holiday Wish Lists:
If you, or someone you love, digs Graeme McDowell, birdiebox.com has put together a nice gift box with items chosen by G-Mac himself: G-Mac polo, Srixon balls and hat, Bluetooth headphones and a beer flute from McDowell’s Golf Beer brewery. ($80-150)
Give the golfer in your life the opportunity to play golf at more than 5,500 courses, nationwide, with a Golf Now Gift Card. Available in any dollar amount. Buy at GolfNow.com.
If you are looking for a swing analysis tool that can also go horseback riding or virtually ensure a spot on America’s Funniest Videos, pick up a GoPro camera and start shooting. $300-500 at electronic or big box stores or direct from GoPro.com.
Every golfer needs a great towel – or two. Greeny’s choice is The Players Towel. Available in a range of colors and features, Players Towels are also available with custom embroidery for monograms or logos. Prices start at $24.95 at PlayersTowel.com.
If you have never tried shoe trees to keep your shoes in shape between rounds, try the Hanger Project Travel shoe trees. They are light, ventilated and plastic. $35 from hangerproject.com.
Heading out to Play Nine and feel like walking, maybe carrying a cool minimalist bag? Check out a full line of lightweight carry bag from legendary Jones Bags. Prices start at just $139.95 at jonesgolfbags.com.
A great gift that has to be offered as a coupon, gift card or IOU is having clubs regripped. It is the one thing most average golfers take for granted and fail to do often enough. New, proper grips are like getting new clubs – or cosmetic surgery. Improvement is almost guaranteed.
You don’t have to be a single-digit handicapper to benefit from an accurate, easy way to measure distances on the course. For GPS, wearable, voice and laser options at a variety of price points, check out Golf Buddy at golfbuddyglobal.com.
Kentwool Socks are the best gift you can give your feet. They are made right here in the Carolinas and are the only socks that offer a blister-free guarantee. About $20/pair at Kentwool.com.
Everybody can use golf lessons from your local PGA Professional. Call your local club or practice facility to schedule a professional swing analysis and lesson.
Mike’s favorite tip is for a small gift that can make a big difference: put together a golf survival kit, with travel sunscreen, bug spray, pain reliever, antacid, bandaids, tape and spare shoelaces for your favorite golfer to keep in his/her bag.
Did you know there are still tickets available for the US Open at Oakmont in 2016? We’re not talking about obscure early-week practice rounds. You can help the golfer in your life check something of his/her Bucket List – packages available at ticketing.usga.org