Tee Time: 20 Best Gifts For The Golfer

Dec 7, 2016

Category: Gear

Golfers are an interesting bunch. They’re precise, refined, polite (more often than not), and highly detail oriented. And from the courses in the Lowcountry to clubs located in the nation’s Uplands, the golfing ecosystem seems to be that of a secret society; a world full of memberships, backdoor business deals, or just all around solitude on the fairway. It’s a realm completely unto its own, which can be a little confusing for those who have yet to lace up and appreciate the sweet smell of Bermuda grass in the morning.

What’s poignant here is understanding the escape a round of golf offers the everyday guy. Stresses are left at the clubhouse and, for several hours, it’s just them and those 18 holes. Competing against themselves in a game that traces its origins back to Scotland. Now, clearly, the game has come a long way since then and seen quite the transition over the years in terms of golfing accessories and products. So, if you’re looking for some gifts for the golfer this year that are sure to impress even the most avid player, not to worry, we got you covered.

Zero Friction 3-Prong Golf Tees

Zero Friction 3-Prong Golf Tees

This one’s a no-brainer. Every golfer needs tees. And we’re not talking about those naked lady tees Rodney Dangerfield used in Caddyshack either. Instead pick up a set of these Zero Friction tees, labeled as the No. 1 Performance Tee on the PGA Tour. Also, its three-prong design creates less friction allowing for stronger drives off the tee box.

Purchase: $10

Titleist NXT Golf Balls

Titleist NXT Golf Balls

If you’re not a golfer, it’s easy to make the blanket assumption that all golf balls are equal. Well, think again, because these Titleist NXTs are here to prove it. They’re designed specifically to deliver long iron spin for excellent distance while simultaneously offering unparalleled short game performance. Trust us, they’ll thank you for these.

Purchase: $16+

Callaway Opti-Grip Rain Gloves

Callaway Opti-Grip Rain Gloves

Golf Gloves. Another necessity, especially when it gets a bit wet outside. Callaway offers these OptiGrip gloves, featuring a microfiber suede palm patch on each hand, and Opti-Fit adjustable closure for a tight and secure fit, and of course Opti-Flex material that offers a great feel and flexibility for years to come.

Purchase: $24

The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes

The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes

Everyone love a little eye candy from time to time. For the golfer in your life, their preferred version comes in the form of great courses and golf holes from around the world. And that’s exactly what they’ll get with this coffee table book outlining the 500 greatest golf holes from across the globe.

Purchase: $25

Putt-A-Bout Par Three Putting Green

Putt-A-Bout Par Three Putting Green

In case they can’t get out of the office for that afternoon tee time, you golfer will surely appreciate this 9-foot putting green to help burn off some steam. It features three practice cup cutouts, a built-in sand trap to catch any missed shots, and its high-quality putting surface remains smooth through years of use.

Purchase: $50

Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Hat

Nike Tour Legacy Mesh Hat

Keep them protected from the sun during their time on the course. These Nike Legacy Mesh Hats are made from 100 percent Polyester, feature Dri-Fit fabric that wicks away sweat, a six-panel breathable design to keep the head cool, and hosts stylish metallic tour logos on the side panels.

Purchase: $50

GustBuster Golf Umbrella

GustBuster Golf Umbrella

Storms happen. We all know this to be fact. So don’t leave your golfer out in the rain unprepared. Instead, gift them this GustBuster umbrella, made from 100 percent nylon, features a double-reinforced lighting-resistant fiberglass shaft, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Purchase: $55

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle

Here’s the kind of 40oz that’s acceptable on the golf course. Built by Hydro Flask, this insulated water bottle is made from stainless steel, keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours. They also come with a high-quality powder coated matte finish exterior that will never sweat.

Purchase: $77+

Bonobos M-Flex Flatiron Polo

Bonobos M-Flex Flatiron Polo

Made from 92 percent polyester and 8 percent spandex, this moisture wicking, UV protective polo shirt is perfect for the golf course. It boasts an athletic fit, shoulder seams that have been moved forward for enhanced mobility and M-Flex stretch panels for increased range of motion.

Purchase: $88

Ralph Lauren Range Twill Trousers

Ralph Lauren Range Twill Trousers

Looking the part on the course is part of the game as well. Golf is considered a gentleman’s game after all. These twill trousers are exceptionally lightweight and breathable, feature a straight and comfortable cut for a modern fit, and come in a color neutral hue that will work with just about any golf shirt.

Purchase: $115

Snow Peak Titanium Flask

Snow Peak Titanium Flask

When the water bottle runs out it’s always nice to have a backup plan. In this case, that backup plan comes in the form of a flask. Built by Snow Peak, this flask is made from Grade A Titanium, holds up to 6 oz of your favorite spirit, and weighs a modest 2.3 ounces making a breeze.

Purchase: $135+

Nike Air Hybrid II Golf Bag

Nike Air Hybrid II Golf Bag

A new golf bag is always a welcome gift for any golfer. Their clubs deserve a clean home so why not hook them up with this newest edition from Nike. The Air Hybrid II comes in multiple colorways, boasts a wide range of pockets and sleeves for extra balls, tees, water bottles or whatever else may need to remain enclosed while out on the course.

Purchase: $145

Under Armour CGI Insulated Jacket

Under Armour CGI Insulated Jacket

Don’t let a little nip in the air prevent them from hitting that early tee time. This Under Armour insulated jacket is the perfect way to stay toasty on the course, whether in the pre-dawn hours or hitting the range after sunset.

Purchase: $160

Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang Putter

Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang Putter

The golfing short game is one of more under practiced yet difficult aspects of the game to perfect, putting especially. No matter how may strokes it took you to land on the green, if your putting game is off, you’re bogeying every time. Instead, be sure to practice, and get on par with this Odyssey Fang Putter. It features their 2-ball alignment system, Metal-X roll pattern, and the clubhead’s weight has been moved to the perimeter, increasing overall accuracy.

Purchase: $167

Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses

Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses

Keep the sun out of your eyes when teeing off with these Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses. They’re made right here in the USA, offer 100 percent UV protection from those harmful rays, and feature prescription-ready lenses as well.

Purchase: $170

Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoe

Nike Lunar Control Golf Shoe

Golf Shoes are a necessity on the course. So this year, gift them the golden standard of Nike. This pair features a waterproof upper and Articulated Integrated Traction technology to stabilize their golf swing and provide enhanced traction in foul weather.

Purchase: $175

Arccos 360 GPS Tracking System

Arccos 360 GPS Tracking System

Keeping track of your ball and stats has never been easier. With the Arccos 360 GPS Tracking System, users will enjoy live shot tracking, GPS, and tour analytics that analyzes golfer statistics and uncovers strengths and weaknesses in their golf game, thus improving their overall performance over time.

Purchase: $249

Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder

Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder

Be the master of detection on the course. The Rangefinder accurately ranges anywhere from 5 to 1,000 meters with 5x magnification and a fast focus so you can clearly see your shot. It’s legal for Tournament play and is Pro Certified, comes with a carrying case and a 2-year limited warranty.

Purchase: $273

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Cooler

Spending hours upon hours outdoors in the sun all day can surely take a toll on your hydration. That’s why the Yeti Hopper cooler is the perfect option for the golf cart. It’s easy to store and haul, hosts a DryHide Shell, and fits several of your favorite beers or drinks of choice in a compact design.

Purchase: $287

Taylor Made M1 Driver

Taylor Made M1 Driver

Taylor Made claims this M1 driver to be their longest model to date. It boasts an ultra-thin, ultra-light carbon composite crown, a three-step head adjustment system, and a construction that enables golfers of all ability levels to step up their game in terms of drive and accuracy from the tee box.

Purchase: $400

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