Buying a man a Christmas gift can be a daunting task. What do you buy for the man that has everything? If your man is a golf player then you are in luck. We have compiled a great list of golf gifts for all ages and skill level. Golf is a rapidly evolving sport, and 2017 has introduced many new revolutionary products that can drastically help the most novice golfer to the seasoned pro. So, whether your man has just picked up the sport, or he has played for years. The following golf Christmas gift ideas will help you find something that will help his golf game. But, more importantly something that will put a giant kid like smile on his face this Christmas.
Many of the below gifts are available through Amazon. If you are not yet an Amazon Prime member we strongly suggest you sign up for it, as it offers free two-day shipping. This really comes in handy during the holiday rush. The best thing is that you can sign up for a FREE 30 day trail of Amazon Prime here. Don’t pay the extra shipping costs when you don’t have to.
12. Golf Laser Rangefinder: Bushnell Tour V4
Handheld lasers are probably not what you think they are. Contrary to popular belief they are not used to zap fellow members of your man’s foursome. They are actually tools that help a golfer accurately determine the distance to a fixed point on the golf course. Most commonly from a particular location to the flag on the green. Knowing the exact yardage to the flag is crucial in knowing what club to hit. At least 90% of the players on the PGA tour will use a laser rangefinder. The other 10% are the guys that are not making money, it is that important.
The leading brand when it comes to these golf laser rangefinders is Bushnell. The Bushnell Tour V4 is the latest model for 2017. This model is sold in a package on Amazon, and comes with a premium carry case, battery, and a 2 year limited warranty.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative have a look at the TecTec VPRO500. This is one of the most highly rated golf products on Amazon with a 4.5 star rating on well over 2,000 reviews. With that ringing endorsement, and at half the price of the Bushnell Tour V4. It makes for a great alternative for shoppers on a tighter budget.
11. Golf Shoe: Nike Lunar Command 2
When it comes to shoes can you really go wrong with Nike? The answer in golf as it is in many other sports is a resounding no. For years Tiger Woods was the face of Nike Golf. With his prolonged absence Nike has gotten out of the equipment side of golf, but are still making great golf apparel that is the preference of many tour pros. The Nike Lunar Command 2 is a shoe used by many tour pros including Brooks Kopeka, who won this year’s US Open.
The Nike Lunar Command 2 Men’s Golf Shoe features Flywire technology for an exceptionally secure fit and lightweight cushioning. Nike Flywire technology are ultralight, super strong cables that work with the laces, to deliver ultimate stability and comfort for a secure fit through the midfoot. The shoe has Nike’s patented Lunarlon cushioning. Which is a soft, yet resilient, foam core that is encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response, and support. A midfoot shank helps promote a light and stable feel for superior control on the green. All this to say that it is an extremely comfortable shoe by the leading shoe maker on the planet. What more do you need to know?
The shoe is available in 9 different color, from the standard black with white swoosh. To flashier color schemes like black, orange and neon green.
If Nike is not a popular brand for your golfer, then check out the Puma Titantour Ignite . This a very stylish shoe that is used by the most fashion forward player on the tour, Rickie Fowler. The shoe comes in 8 different colors, from classic black, and white, to the signature white and orange of Fowler.
10. Golf Watch: Garmin Approach S6
Does your man need a new watch, and something to help his golf game? You can’t decide which one to get him? Well we have a gift that can kill two birds with one stone. Let us introduce to you the Garmin Approach S6 watch.
The Garmin Approach S6 is essentially a smart watch catered to golf players. Garmin have been the pioneers in GPS technology since its introduction. Using GPS technology the watch will be able to tell you how far you are away from the hole from absolutely anywhere on the course. It is compatible with over 38,000 international courses, ensuring it will work anywhere your man wants to play. It can also track and record swing tempo, for every swing taken whether it be on the course or the driving range. All you man has to do is keep it around his wrist, pretty simple.
The Garmin Approach S6 can be found on Amazon in a variety of different colors.
9. Full Set of Golf Clubs: Callaway Strata
Has your man always wanted to pick up the sport of golf, but never took the full plunge because he didn’t have a full set of clubs? Or maybe your guy is that poor soul who is still using a wood club, that is actually made of wood! Well it is time to usher him into the 21st century! He will never be confused with the second coming of Tiger Woods, but it’s still no excuse to allow him to play with clubs that belong in a garage sale.
Now that we established your man is likely a casual golfer. We know we don’t need a top of the line model. What we do want is something that is affordable but still leverages the latest technology. Our pick would be the Callaway Strata Complete Golf Set
The Callaway Strata is a 12 piece set of men’s golf clubs that provides all the clubs your man would need to start playing tomorrow. It includes a 460cc titanium composite driver, 3 wood, 5 hybrid, four irons, a pitching wedge, and a mallet putter. It also includes a lightweight durable stand bag. That will give him everything he needs to start to fall in love with the sport.
If the man you are buying for is a more advance player, or if he is looking to upgrade his clubs, let us suggest the following:
Beginner Looking to Improve to Intermediate: Callaway XR Men’s OS Combo Set
Intermediate Player: Taylor Made M2 Combo Set
Elite Player: Muzino JPX900 Tour Irons
Most Stylish Clubs: Cobra: KING Pro Golf Club Irons
8. Golf Apparel: Polos, Pants and Shorts
Polos: Nike Men’s Dry Victory Polo
Polos to a golfer is what shoes are to women. They never want to have their playing partners see them in the same shirt twice, and they can never have too many. A good golf polo needs to be stylish, but more importantly comfortable. The Nike Men’s Dry Victory Polo is one of the best men’s golf polo due to Nike patented Dri-Fit technology. The Nike Dri-FIT technology is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT keeps the golfer dry and comfortable.
In terms of style this polo is available in over 40 different color. There is no way you won’t find the shade of color you want. Nike also has you covered in sizes, ranging from small all the way up to 3X- Large. All colors and sizes can be found at great prices on Amazon. Have a look at the below link for the latest prices on the color, and size you want.
A golfer wants three things in a golf pant, softness, looseness and a great look. The Under Armour Match Play Golf Pants covers all 3.
The pants feature Under Armour’s moisture transport system for sweat-wicking performance in moderate temperatures. This keeps the golfer both cool, and dry. They’re also packed with UV protection and performance stretch, so the golfer can move comfortably.
The pants are available in 10 different colors. The waist size ranges from 30 to 42, and length from 30 to 36. All colors, and size combination are available through the Amazon link below.
The adidas Ultimate Collection of golf shorts are made to provide the ultimate in performance and comfort. Performance fabric wicks away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable. There’s also added stretch for premium athletic mobility. Micro-mesh accents keep the golfer cool with added airflow.
The unique offering of this short is the silicone gripper tape inside the waistband. This technology keeps the shirt tucked nicely for a clean look all round long.
Color is not going to be in issue with this short, as it comes in 32 different colors. You will find every shade from the basic white, black and grey, to eccentric options of pink, lavender and lime. Use the link below to see all the colorful options available on Amazon.
7. Golf Putter: Taylor Made Spider Tour Putter
You may be thinking to yourself this is a funny looking putter. But, the reality is that this putter is used by two of the best golfers in the world, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day. If the putter looks familiar it is probably because you saw it used by Sergio Garcia when he won this year’s Masters.
Putting has always been the weakest part of Garcia’s golf game, but he looked confident on the greens of Augusta with the Taylor Made Spider Tour Putter.
The putter has perimeter weighting for added stability, and a removed sightline to help zero in the golfer’s focus. The Taylor Made Spider Tour Putter comes in two different models a red version which is the one used by Day and Garcia, and a black one used by Dustin Johnson.
Putting like many thing in life requires confidence. Having a strong mentality when you line up a putt is extremely important in an act where inches usually make the difference between success, and failure. This putter provides a stroke of confidence for the golfer. It instills a confidence that using it will result in a made putt each and every time. That alone is worth its weight in gold. This will likely be the one and only time someone screams with joy at finding a spider in a box.
6. Golf Swing Analyzer: Zepp Golf 2
The golf swing is one of the most intricate motions in any sport. One slight hitch can be the difference between finding yourself in the fairway, or deep in the trees. In the past the only way to get proper golf swing analysis was through your local golf instructor. With the advancements in technology this process can now be done by the golfer himself.
The Zepp Golf 2 Swing Analyzer is a Bluetooth device that pairs through a sensor that attaches to the back of the golfers hand. After each swing feedback is deliver to the golfer on the pairing phone app. This feedback is instant and easy to digest. Each swing is given an overall score from 0 to 100, based on 5 different analytics. Club Speed, Club Plane, Hand Plane, Tempo and Backswing. Each of these metrics is color coded (green, yellow or red) to show the user if they have succeed in this area, or missed the mark. It is a great way for the golfer to know exactly how well they have done in 5 key areas of a proper golf swing, and highlights the areas where they need to improve.
Does the golfer you are buying for relate more to visual feedback?. Zepp Golf 2 has you covered here too, with a 360 degree model view of each and every swing. The great thing about this view is that it traces the path of both the club path, and hand path. The color coded paths of the back swing, and downswing will visually show when these elements are off. If they want to take the analysis one step further it can be done by comparing their swing path against 3 different pros. The analysis against the pros does a great job of highlighting where their swing differs from the very best.
Another great feature is the video analysis, which uses a smartphone camera to record the swing in real-time. The video also can be compared to pro models, for that instant feedback in identifying gaps in the swing.
The cherry on top is that the tool will customize a training program built to improve the golfer based on their individual results. Once the gap is identified there is no wondering what the golfer can do to improve. The tool will show them exactly how and what to work on through instructional videos. This tool is really like having a PGA tour instructor in your back pocket.
Technology can often be overwhelming but the Zepp Golf 2 is an extremely easy to use tool. With color coded numbers, and visual feedback the data is present in a manner that is easy to digest for even the most non tech savvy individual. The Zepp Golf 2 is hands down the best golf swing analyzer on the market, and it can help any golfer from beginner, to those already with a low handicap. If your golfer is frustrated with the progress of improvement in his game, or if they are the ultimate perfectionist this gift is going to be perfect for them.
5. Putting Green + PuttOut
If you have heard tall tales of your man’s long drive, but still see a look of disappointment on his face. It is likely due to the fact that he could not sink his putt. There is nothing more frustrating in golf than when you hit two perfect shots to get on the green, only to miss a 3 foot putt. A putting green can change that around. No longer is the product reserved only for rich CEO’s with massive offices, and only time on their hands. There are now affordable versions that can be set up in the living room. Just be forewarned that purchasing this for any man is likely to put a smile on his face, but will draw the ire of his wife (if that is you, we apologize in advance)
The Putt-A-Bout Grassroots green is 9 x 3 feet, making it a perfect size for the home. It has a kidney shape, and three cups for multiple targets. It also has built in sand traps designed to catch missed shots, so that balls are not rolling under the couch. The product is one of the best sellers over at Amazon with a 4.5 rating on over 1,000 customer reviews
Now, if you really want to help your man take his putting game to the next level. Pair the putting green with the Puttout trainer.
The Puttout Pressure Putt Trainer is a simple putting aid that is designed to return the good putts, and reject bad ones. At the base of the product is a silicon disc in the size of the golf cup. A successful putt will roll pass the disk up the ramp, and roll back. The ramp is shaped in a manner that if the ball is too far off center it will fall off to the side. The challenge can be increased by opening a section of the product, and trying to get the ball to land exactly in the hole. To achieve this the putt will need to be dead center, with the perfect speed.
Due to the return slope design the number of putts that can be hit with this tool is remarkable. There is no need to chase, or bend over to pick up balls constantly. As long as the putt is accurate, someone can literally stand in one spot, and hit putts for as long as his heart’s content.
The Puttout sets up or folds up in seconds. It can be used on any non-slippery surface, but makes a perfect pairing with the above putting mat.
In our opinion the very best thing about this training aid is that it is fun to use. One of the inventors of the products stated “If it’s fun to use you’ll keep using it. If you use it you’ll get better.” A simple but accurate statement about this product. A testament to how fun the product is, is the fact kids adore it. They actually may end up using it more than the man you bought it for.
The fact of the matter is that 40% of all golf shots are made with the putter. Any player who wants to get better at golf is going to need improve his putting . The combination of these two products will do just that. The winter months can be long for a golfer, and these two affordable gifts will prevent him from going stir crazy as he waits for the weather to warm up.
4. Golf Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic
The driver is the most prestigious club in any man’s golf bag. Golfers will easily plunk down $400 or more for a single club if they think it can give them 5-10 more yards off the tee. In 2017 the distance king is the Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic.
Callaway has implemented a brand new technology in this driver called Jailbreak. We can bore you with the technicalities, but that will likely go right over your head. What you need to know is when tested this driver had on average 5 mph more ball speed, and 11 yards more distance than other big brand drivers.
The Callaway Great Big Bertha Epic has been one of the most highly decorated, and acclaimed clubs of the past decade. Even non Callaway brand loyalist have found themselves coming over to Callaway, just for a chance to hit this club.
Upon launch this club retailed for $499 USD, which may put it out of the price range for some holiday shoppers. But, the beauty of this club is it is now available for pre-own purchase on Callaway Golf Pre-Owned.
Purchasing pre-owned clubs allows you to get the latest clubs on the market at drastically reduced prices. This driver was only released in early 2017. The “pre-owned” drivers that are being sold are going to have a condition like new. They simply have not had enough time to get wear and tear on them. If you are unfamiliar with purchasing pre-owned golf clubs, or need a more in-depth review of this club. Then have a read of our Top Pre-Owned Drivers from Callaway article from earlier this year. It will outline the remarkable measures Callaway has gone to give full confidence and trust in purchasing a pre-owned club. They really have gone above and beyond to make the experience like buying brand new, but with the benefits of prices up to 75% off the original retail price. Those savings go a long way in keeping us within our holiday budget. Have a look at the below link to check out their latest prices on the #1 driver on every golfers wish list.
3. Golf Performance Tracking System: Arccos 360
Most major sports have seen stats take over its game. Baseball, football, basketball, even hockey have seen major leaps in data analytics over the course of the past decade. Stats naturally translate performance, and success is easy to calculate based on these numbers. Batting Averages, Shooting Percentages, Yards per Carry are just some of the many stats other sports collect, but golf has lagged behind in this area. The big reason being that data is so much harder to collect in golf. The Arccos 360 is here to change that.
Arccos 360 is an analytics system that tracks every shot your man would hit on a golf course, and provides valuable data about each of these shots. Arccos 360 pairs with an app on a smart phone and 14 sensors that attach to each golf club in the bag. Once paired Arccos takes care of the rest, all the golfer has to do is swing, and keep swinging. The app will detect each club when it is pulled out of the golfers bag, and when it is used. Let’s say the golfer hits four shots on a hole. The app will detect the driver on the 1st shot, and record how far the ball traveled. The second shot is a 7-iron, it will recognize the club used, and again measure the distance it travel. The golfer then takes 2 putts on the green, and the device will again record those as well.
In the end what the golfer gets is endless amounts of data about his specific game. Do they want to know how far they hit the driver, and each and every club in their bag on average, Arccos 360 can do that. Do they want to know the percentage of fairways they have hit this round, and for the whole year, Arccos 360 can do that. Want to know the percentage of how often a birdie or par is scored, yup you guessed it Arccos 360 can tell the golfer that as well ,and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many stats this device can present that we can’t list them all. If you are interest in learning a lot more about all the features we would direct you to our full review we did earlier in the year.
A common question people ask about this product is do you have to be technically savvy to use it? Generally the answer we would give is no. Now is it something you would buy for your 80 year old grandfather? Probably not, but the system has evolved enough that it really requires minimal technical knowledge to use.
The Arccos 360 is truly a remarkable device. It is like having a live broadcast team following the golfer around, and presenting all the key stats they need to know. The best thing about it is that these numbers can be looked at after every round of golf, and the golfer gets to see exactly where he needs improvement. With that knowledge they can practice those elements, and re-measure after the next round to see if it has improved. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. If your golfer is a data driven, analytical numbers guy. Then he will absolutely adore this gift. The amount of numbers that can be crunched, and micro analyzed is incredible, and someone who loves stats and numbers, is going to soak this right up.
If the Arccos 360 sounds like a great gift but falls outside of your budget have a look at the Arccos Driver Tracking System. This is the same system as the above, but for only a single club, the driver. This will allow the person you buy it for an opportunity to try out the system, without having to fully commit to the entire package. If you see they love it then the full system can make for a great Birthday, Father’s Day or next Christmas gift.
If you really have your heart set on buying a full golf tracking system, but can’t afford the price of the Arccos 360. Then we can also recommend the Game Golf Live Tracking System. It works in the same manner as the Accros 360, with mini sensors attaching to the end of each club. The difference with Game Golf is that rather the pairing with a phone in your pocket, this is done by a device that attaches to the belt buckle. Before or after each shot is taken the device will need to be tapped by the end of the club. Many of the stats and analysis Arccos 360 provides are also available on this product. The true benefit here is price. The Game Golf is more than half the price of the Arccos 360. The product is an Amazon Choice product, and has been well received with 4 out of 5 stars, so it is a product that can be trusted. It makes a great alternative for the budget shoppers.
2. Golf Practice Driving Net & Tri Turf Hitting Mat
Practice makes perfect, and time is precious. These are two things that every golfer is aware of. A golfer has a desire to get better, but often does not have the time to devote to it. Making it out to the local driving range is often a drag. Clubs need to be loaded up in the car, and often driving distance to the range is far enough to deter the golfer from making the trip. In a busy work week finding a couple of hours to hit some balls can be a challenge. If time is not an issue for the golfer, then frequent visits to the driving range can leave a serious dent in the wallet. If a golfer goes to the range 2 to 3 times a week, and hits 2 bucket of balls each time we are looking at a $50 weekly expense. Over the course of a full year that is a 2,500 dollar expense.
The solution is creating a driving range at home. We are assuming you don’t have acres of land for your man to blast balls in the backyard. The practical alternative is a driving net.
The Rukket 10×7 Golf Net is a very sturdy practice net that allows the golfer to hit countless shots in the comfort of their own home. The net is a 4 ply knotless netting that is designed to take a beating from real golf balls. There is not a need for practice balls with this net. It is durable enough to take the brunt of solid real golf balls. The net is also designed in a manner that the balls will catch and bounce back to the golfer to prevent unrequired chasing. The frame of the product has been equally praised as being solid and durable. The product has an amazing 4.8 out of 5 rating on Amazon on over 800 reviews making it one of the best reviewed golf products available.
The net can be set up indoors or outdoors. If the net will be set up indoors, or if you don’t want your man conducting landscaping on your lawn with multiple divots, then a hitting mat will also be needed.
A hitting mat is a synthetic grass surface for the golfer to hit balls off of. The Rukket Tri-Turf Golf Hitting Mat offers three different surfaces. The Tee Turf allows the golfer to push in real golf tees to practice his drives. The use of real tees is even better then the experience at a driving range where plastic rubber tees are used. The second layer is a longer grass simulating the lie of being in the rough. The last surface represents a clean lie to simulate shots taken from the fairway. The hitting mat runs a little small, but this is done on purpose. The width of the surface is actually representative of how wide the stance of a golfer should be. This will provide an easy visual aid for the golfer to know exactly how far apart his feet should be.
On its own the Rukket Tr-Turf Golf Hitting Mat retails for $60, The Rukket 10×7 Golf Net retails individually for $130. Amazon has bundled these two products together for $150, which is a $40 savings. This a great combo deal, and the two products pair perfectly together.
If your man would love to practice more often, but just doesn’t have the time, or if he is visiting the driving range way too often and spending a fortune. Then there is no better gift for your man then this driving net and mat combo. He will think you have read his mind, and will be shocked you even knew to get this for him. Surprise him with this gift, and you can count on a least an hour a day of peace and quiet while he hits some balls. It’s a win win situation, and there will be smiles all around.
1. Golf Push Cart: Bagboy Tri-Swivel II
A push cart is the happy medium between an electric cart, and carrying your golf bag on your back. A golfer will walk an average of 5.5 miles each time they play 18 holes, and will burn between 1400 and 1500 calories. Ask a man to walk 5.5 miles in normal circumstances, and you will be greeted with some outlandish excuse as to why they can’t. But, a man will never bat an eye lash to play a round of golf. The reality is that playing golf has some wonderful health benefits, IF they are taken advantage of. This includes walking the course, and not using an electric cart. Many golfers would enjoy walking the course. But, due to health issues such as a bad back, they are unable to lug around the bag for 18 holes. The solution is a push cart.
All courses offer standard old options for a rental fee, but owning one will save a significant amount of money each golf season. The average rental cost of a push cart at a golf course is between $8-10 for 18 holes. If the person on your Christmas list plays 20 rounds a golf a year, you are saving them $200/year with this gift. That saving equates to about 4 free rounds of golf a year for the golfer. Trust us, if the golfer you are buying for routinely rents a pull cart when they golf, they will be doing back flips when they find one of the following gifts under the tree.
The top of the line model is The Bagboy Tri-Swivel II. It ranked #1 on the market when tested head to head against other models. The Bagboy Tri-Swivel II is unmatched due to its unique Swivel Tech technology. This allows the front wheel to rotate 360 degrees, offering the ability to push the cart in any direction. The wheel can also be easily locked when dealing with hills or longer walking distances. The cart is a breeze to fold up and transport due to an easy three step collapsing design that works flawlessly. It comes with the standard required accessories storage areas. As well as the standard tee, ball, umbrella, and beverage holders.
The push cart comes in 4 different colors, and all are available for purchase on Amazon.
If the above option falls out of your price range. Have a strong look at the CaddyTek EZ Fold 3. It has been highly reviewed on Amazon with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on over 500 reviews, and comes at about half the price of the Bagboy.
We truly hope you find a great gift on our list for the man on your shopping list. Have a Merry Christmas.