Top 20 Birthday & Holiday Gift Ideas for Golfers

Buying gifts for people isn’t always easy, but when someone has a hobby or loves a sport the task becomes a little simpler. When it comes to buying gifts for a golfer the choices can appear staggering at first, especially to non-golfers. Between high-end range-finders, putters with adjustable head-weighting and all the technical jargon involved in balls it can be a worry for some that they’ll get the ‘wrong’ thing.

This is certainly a risk, but between buying someone something as highly personal as a golf club itself – or even riskier, a whole set of clubs – and the gift cliches of novelty tees and golf-themed joke books there exists a huge range of golf accessories, tools and paraphernalia to make sure you aren’t going to simply clutter up their bag and distract them during time when they could be simply practising!

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Below you’ll find a list of twenty golf-themed present ideas to inspire you when it comes to gift-hunting for a golfer, from items as low-budget and humble as tees, books and towels to the more expensive options like smart watches, golf bags, tickets to tour events and lessons with a pro. For most of these suggestions there is a wide range of prices and qualities available depending on the budget for the gift and the type of golfer in question, of course, so you’ll have to do more research once you’ve decided what to get. Until then hopefully these suggestions will help you choose just the right thing for the golfer in your life.

  1. A NEW BAG (OR TROLLEY)

This one seems like it’s a big gift to give but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of a full golf bag to replace their current one perhaps think about a lightweight pencil bag as an alternative, or a new golf trolley to give them the option of wheels for a change from carrying.

  1. A TRAVEL OR STORAGE BAG

Continuing with the bag theme, why not consider a stylish shoe bag or a ball carrier for use on the practice area. Or to go one step further a travel bag, for transporting clubs safely.

  1. SOME NEW CLOTHES

Golf apparel has never been easier to combine with someone’s personal taste and style, whether it’s a jumper, a polo, a pair of shorts or pants, or a new belt, it shouldn’t be hard to find some course-worthy clothing.

  1. A GOLF GADGET

Golf watches that give you information on your round, shot and hole, mobile applications that track your shots and give you feedback, laser-guided range finders; if you’re looking for gadgets there are plenty to choose from!

  1. A NEW GOLF HAT

Whether it’s a stylish wooly hat for those winter rounds, a cap or something more exotic, hats are very useful on the golf course.

  1. SOME GOLF SOCKS

Walking around in the outdoors for miles and miles, often carrying a bag of clubs, means that comfortable feet are very important on the golf course. Today brands have designed socks specifically for golfers and many people swear by them.

  1. GOLF TOOLS

Whether it’s a highly engineered divot tool, a personalised set of ball markers, a private-joke-referencing caddy towel or a set of novelty tees, golf bags are full of useful tools that need replacing occasionally.

  1. TRAINING AIDS

From swing weights to grip improvers and all the more eccentric training aids in between. These types of golf training aids are usually better suited for improving golfers.

  1. PERSONAL HEADCOVERS

Not all headcovers last as long as the clubs they protect and there’s a huge market for novelty and personalised headcovers to choose from. Just make sure they’re not too embarrassing, and that they’ll fit on the clubs!

  1. GOLF BALLS

Some people have their preferred brand and some are still looking for their favourite ball but two things are for sure, golf balls aren’t cheap and they do get lost. You could even look for personalised or monogrammed.

  1. GOLF SUNGLASSES

A game of golf can be fatiguing on the eyes, a good pair of golf sunglasses can go a long way not only in protection from the light but also in keeping an eye on your ball!

  1. GIFT SETS

The most traditional gift on the list! Gift sets usually include a few items themed around a brand or shared interest. Just make sure the items included are actually useful!

  1. BOOKS

Whether it’s an autobiography by one of golf’s great stars, an interesting coffee table book on the history of the game or something more openly instructional, books are a classic gift.

  1. A GOLF EXPERIENCE

An experiential trip could be some lessons with the local pro, a trip to a new course or day testing new clubs with a custom-fitting team, either way they offer something different in the way of gifts.

  1. A DAY OUT

Many golfers have never been to watch professional golf, tickets to your nearest tournament or Tour venue make for a great day out.

  1. FOOTWEAR

Golf shoes have a come a long way in the style stakes lately. And if shoes are too much perhaps just get them some new spike for their current pair!

  1. A MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION

There are some excellent golf publications around, offering tips, advice, training exercises, news about the sport and much more and subscriptions can mean big savings.

  1. A CHIPPING OR DRIVING NET

If you have a garden or place to use one, a chipping or driving net can make practising infinitely easier.

  1. A PUTTING MAT

If space is really limited why not consider a putting mat for inside the house? Putting is the heart of golf and as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

  1. GIFT VOUCHERS

If in doubt about what to buy for someone, a safe bet is simply to give them a gift voucher to spend in their local pro store or golf shop of choice. This way they can use your gift to get whatever they need, whether it’s a new glove, their clubs regripped or a change of stiffness for their woods, or just for some balls and tees if that’s all they really need!

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Samuel O'Brien
 

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