The holidays are approaching, and if you haven’t already purchased gifts for your loved ones, you might be beginning to feel the crunch! Don’t worry, we have you covered for anyone you know that loves the game of golf. We’ve divided our list into “The Essentials” – gifts that they’re guaranteed to use and enjoy, and “The Fun Stuff” – less common gifts that are sure to evoke a smile.
Round of Golf
By far the most practical gift for a golfer. The expense of a round of golf is often what prevents a person from going out to play. Buying a round is a great gift that allows your friend/family member to do what they love.
Personalized golf balls are a great alternative to a regular pack – but a regular pack can suffice as well. Make sure you splurge on nicer balls if you’re gifting to a serious player!
Golf gloves get worn out quickly, so it’s always great to have an extra on hand – pun intended. Make sure you jot down the golfer’s glove size so you get the correct fit.
A nice cap is a perfect accessory for a golfer on and off of the course.
When in doubt, let the recipient choose their gift! A gift card to a pro shop or sporting goods store will allow them to purchase what they need – be it a glove, balls, or new shoes.
THE FUN STUFF
The Players Club
Purchasing membership for this club is a great way to further someone’s love of golf. Membership drastically reduces what they’ll have to pay for tee times, and can also include professional golf clinics, discounts on merchandise, and access to exclusive Players Club events. Check Golfzing for a course near you.
Less often thought about, but still necessary, are good golf grips. Serious players have to replace these more often than recreational players, so keep in mind who you’re gifting them to. A different gift might be a better choice for a less active player.
Regular ceramic coffee mugs are great, but a nice multi-walled tumbler that your golfer friend can bring on the course will be a wonderful addition to their golf bag. Bonus points if it securely closes and locks, so they don’t have to worry about any spills.
Golf Club Flask/Drink Dispenser
A more lighthearted option is to seek out a golf club flask/drink dispenser. These humorous fake “clubs” are really flasks with nozzles to dispense your golfer’s favorite beverage on the course. Throw in a cup too, so they have a glass to dispense their drink!
Gag Golf Balls
Exploding, crooked, and floating golf balls are just a few of the many gag golf balls that you can find online today. These make a great stocking stuffer for the golfer in your life. Don’t try to hide that it’s a gag ball though, unless you want them to have a nasty surprise when they tee off and use it during a match!
For more golf gifts, see our post on Creative golf gift ideas for the golfer who has everything.