Best Golf Gifts: 50+ Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Golfers (All Price Ranges!)
I get it, trying to find the best golf gift idea for your husband, father, or any other golfer in your family can be really difficult.
There are thousands of different golf products out there, and if you listen to the marketing, they’re all touting themselves as the “latest and greatest”.
But most of them? Aren’t very good.
Luckily I’ve used and reviewed dozens of the best golf products on the market. So whether you’re looking for a gift for Christmas, Father’s Day or a birthday, I’m going help you find the very best golf gifts for the golfer in your family – regardless of budget.
Being that it’s that time of year again, we’ve updated this post for June of 2020 to include all of our favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day. We have something for every price point and type of golfer in year life.
And the good news? This year there are more great golfing gifts out there than ever before.
The Very Best Golf Gift: Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors ($180)
For the last three years, my best gift recommendation has come from Arccos Golf.
This isn’t just me picking a random product, either.
This is legitimately my most gifted golf product of the past few years – I’ve probably given a half dozen of them as gifts to different people in my life.
Their Arccos Caddie Sensors and Smart Grips are honestly the coolest and most useful golf products on the market.
Essentially they track every shot you hit so that you get statistics about your game that were previously only available to Tour players.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a gadget lover, scratch golfer, or for the person just getting going – this will help all of them.
For the diehard, better golfer, the Grips are more seamless and it’s what I personally use.
But as a gift or if you’re unsure of what to get, the sensors may be a better bet.
You can add them to any club without having to re-grip them, and they don’t have the $99 annual fee that the grips have.
Who is it for? The person who plays at least once a week and love to geek out about stats and review every shot of every round they play.
Who is it not for? The device is super simple to use, but I wouldn’t recommend it for people who are totally tech-illiterate.
Best Golf Travel Gift: Jones Weekender Golf Bag ($165)
The team at Jones has made a name for themselves as having one of the coolest brands in golf. They took a vintage brand that most people hadn’t thought about since the 80s, and kickstarted it into one of the most interesting boutique companies in golf.
Specifically, their Weekender Golf Bag might be the most in-demand duffel in golf. Its unique clamshell design allows you to store more stuff, while also keeping it organized in the process.
I’ve been amazed at just how much I can fit in it, and the fact it easily converts into a backpack makes it super versatile.
Not to mention, it just looks sweet.
Who is it for? The person who frequently takes weekend trips, and wants something versatile and trendy.
Who isn’t it for? The person who only takes longer golf trips and doesn’t have a need for 2 to 4-day bag.
Solid Alternative? Club Glove Last Bag ($299). I’ve hauled my clubs all over the world in my Club Glove and it’s held up against the total beating I’ve unleashed on it. Update for 2020: Another year, another half dozen golf trips, and it’s still performing like a champ.
- Jones Weekender Duffel Review
- Buy the Jones Weekender Duffel on Amazon
- Buy the Club Glove Last Bag (add to cart for 20% off)
Best Golf Training Gift: Blast Motion Golf Sensor ($149)
Have you ever watched the pros and wondered how their swing tempo looks so effortless? Or how they manage to hit the ball straight every time they want to?
Yeah, me too. And the Blast Motion Golf Swing Sensor may be the single best device I’ve tested to help you improve your tempo, square up your club at impact, and give you an obscene amount of club data for when you’re practicing on the range or putting green.
This will help not only hit straighter, more consistent shots, but it’ll help you drain more putts as well, leading to lower scores.
And considering that many of us are still under quarantine heading into this Father’s Day? This might be the best way to improve your putting stroke or swing at home.
Who is it for? The person who likes to dissect every part of their golf swing in order to improve it based on real data.
Who isn’t it for? The person doesn’t like to practice and who just wants to hit a few balls, and head straight out to the course.
Solid Alternative: The Zepp 2 Swing Sensor. A similar concept to the Blast Motion sensor, but it attaches to your glove, rather than the club.
- My Review of the Blast Motion Golf Sensor
- Buy the Blast Motion Swing Analyzer on Amazon
- Buy the Zepp 2 Golf Sensor on Amazon
Best Golf Launch Monitor #1: Flightscope Mevo
When it comes to portable launch monitors FlightScope is probably the most well known brand out there. With data-nerd Bryson DeChambeau being an ambassador, you know it’s going to give accurate results.
Our full Mevo review is forthcoming in the next couple of weeks, but there are really only two options to consider when it comes to these launch monitors: FlightScope and Rapsodo (listed below).
The FlightScope is going to be a little bit easier to use, and the biggest difference is that it can be used indoors as well as outdoors. So if you have a winter garage setup, the FlightScope is the clear winner.
The convenience of the built in holder for the Rapsodo is great, but usability on the FlightScope is a bit better.
I’ll have more to say after I’ve put it through it’s paces, but if the golfer in your life is looking for a launch monitor? The FlightScope Mevo is absolutely one of the best options out there.
- Breaking Eighty Discount: Use the code “breakingeighty10” to get 10% off (nearly $50!) your Mevo.
- Check out the Mevo on FlightScope.com
- Check out our FlightScope Mevo Review
- FlightScope Mevo vs. Rapsodo MLM – Which is better?
Best Golf Launch Monitor #2: Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor ($499)
In previous years, my recommendation for the best golf gadget was the Swing Caddie Portable Launch Monitor. At around $300 that’s still a solid option for the golfer who loves to grind away on the range.
But now after testing the Rapsodo MLM? I have a new driving range love affair.
The Rapsodo Launch Monitor not only tracks and stores every shot you hit, but it also turns your camera phone into an incredible training aid as well.
The fact this device integrates with the app via your smartphone, takes accessibility to a whole new level, and makes the Rapsodo stand far above the other entry-level launch monitors we’ve tested.
It uses the same doppler radar technology that devices 20 times the price use, so accuracy is very good.
Who is it for? The person who wants to practice more, but usually gets too bored to make any progress.
Who isn’t it for? Once again, the person who has no interest in practicing.
Solid Alternative? Optishot 2 Golf Simulator ($299). Optishot, moves up on my list of 2020 gifts, considering it’s now $200 less than it was when it first came out! If you’ve got some space at your house, anyone would love this golf simulator. Don’t expect 100% accuracy, but it works well enough to both have solid practice sessions or to play a round on a notable course in the dead of winter. Get Swing Caddie for the more serious golfer, or Optishot for the person who just wants to have some fun with friends.
- My Review of the Rapsodo MLM
- Buy the Rapsodo MLM on Amazon
- My Review of the Optishot 2
- Buy the Optishot 2 on Amazon
Best Golf Rangefinder: Bushnell Pro XE ($549)
I’ve found that a rangefinder is one of the most asked for golf gifts you can find. Why? Because to know exactly how far away you are from the pin on any given spot on the golf course will give you a huge advantage.
This is an absolute must for any regular golfer.
My personal favorite is far and away the Bushnell Pro XE.
It’s the latest from the most recognized brand in golf rangefinders, and it has my favorite feature: jolt. As soon as it locks onto the flag it will vibrate to let you know with absolute certainty you have the right distance.
But not only that, it takes it a step farther and incorporates temperature and barometric pressure (altitude) into it’s “plays like” readings, making it one of the most technologically advanced rangefinders ever made.
Not to mention the magnet feature, which was a surprisingly nice addition.
This is without a doubt the very best rangefinder I’ve ever reviewed and is a noticeable upgrade from last year’s X2. It isn’t cheap, but if you want a product that will last for years – this is it.
Who is it for? The regular golfer who wants a rangefinder that will last for many seasons to come.
Who isn’t it for? The person who already has one they love. While small things have been improved with newer models, the chances are if they’ve bought one in the last few years, it will still do the trick.
Solid alternative? Bushnell Tour V5. The V5 is one step down from the Pro XE, but I found myself falling in love with it. It’s fast, accurate, and lightweight. And if you go with the non-slope version? It’s only $300. Here’s my full Bushnell Tour V5 Review.
- My review of the Bushnell Pro XE
- My review of the Bushnell Tour V5
- Buy the Bushnell Pro XE on Amazon
- Buy the Bushnell Tour V5 on Amazon
Best Budget Rangefinder: Precision Pro NX9 HD ($269)
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The Bushnell I listed above I believe to be the best rangefinder on the market – assuming cost isn’t a factor. But let’s be real, most of us don’t want to drop over $500 on a rangefinder!
That’s where the Precision Pro NX9 comes in.
This rangefinder will give you the exact same distance as the Bushnell, it will do it just as fast as the Bushnell, and it even has a built-in magnet to make it even more convenient to use.
And it does all of this by being close to half the price. The fit and finish may not quite be as high end, but Precision Pro makes a fantastic product and they have world-class customer service if anything were to happen to your device.
Who is it for? The person who wants a high-quality rangefinder and cares more about a great product than a name brand.
Who isn’t it for? The person who always wants the very best of the best, regardless of price.
Solid alternative? The Precision Pro NX7 is still for sale and is also an excellent rangefinder at an even cheaper price. It isn’t quite as fast and doesn’t have the built-in magnet, but you won’t be disappointed.
- My review of the Precision Pro NX9 HD
- Buy the Precision Pro NX9 on their website. Use code BREAKINGEIGHTY for $10 off.
- My review of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro
- Buy the Precision Pro NX7 Pro on their website. Use code BREAKINGEIGHTY for $10 off.
- For a very limited time, get our members discount on the Precision Pro NX7 (discount applied at checkout).
Best Rangefinder Alternative: Bushnell Phantom Golf GPS
Looking for a gift around $100 that will be incredibly useful for the golfer in your life?
Then look no further than the Bushnell Phantom GPS. This is for the golfer who generally rides in a cart, and its ease of use is very impressive.
It automatically detects the course you’re on, and then you just attach it to any metal surface on the cart (it’s magnetic), and away you go.
There’s also a clip that allows you to attach it to a golf bag or belt, but this is primarily for cart riders.
Who is it for? The golfer who predominantly rides in a cart and who doesn’t need distances down to the centimeter, but is happy with front, back, and center of the green.
Who isn’t it for? Golfers that carry their bags, and are good enough to go truly flag hunting and need rangefinder level accuracy.
Solid Alternative? Bushnell iON2 Golf Watch. Similar to the Phantom, but for your wrist!
Best Golf Bag: Jones Utility Trouper
I love the idea of a Jones Golf Bag as a gift. If the golfer in your life is looking for a new bag, this is a fantastic option. Not only does it have a nod to the history of golf, but it looks way better than most golf bags on the market, while still having all of the modern features a golfer wants.
This is what I’m personally using these days, and I absolutely love it. It feels more like something that will last and have for years to come than your typical golf bag – making it one of the best golf gifts on the market.
Who is it for? A golfer that wants something a little more unique than your typical golf bag.
Who isn’t it for? People who only ride in carts and never walk
Solid Alternative? MacKenzie Golf Bag. They’re smaller and serve a slightly different market, but make a better gift than most bags out there.
- My Review of the Jones Utility Trouper 2 Golf Bag
- Buy the Jones Golf Bag on Amazon
- Mackenzie Golf Bags
- Best Golf Push Carts – For the golfer in your life that wants a sweet bag, but never wants to carry it…
Best Golf Gift for the Partier: Chippo Golf Set
Who doesn’t love a game of cornhole with a red solo cup in hand, during a summer night’s BBQ?
The only thing missing? Golf, duh.
Chippo is the answer for that.
It’s cornhole, but it’s golf – and it’s awesome.
Who is it for? If you’re someone who ever has BBQs, parties, tailgaters, or any other gathering of golfers, this is one game you’re going to want to have in your arsenal.
Who isn’t it for? People without friends. Sorry, just callin’ it like it is.
Best Gift for a Hot (or Cold Day): SIC Cups ($20)
SIC stands for “Seriously Ice Cold” and I’ve gotta say – they live up to the name.
The founder hit me up a while back asking if I wanted to check one of his “golf ball coolers” out.
And I gotta say, I was skeptical – on a lot of levels.
But after receiving a few, and using them, I gotta say I’m impressed!
The cups keep drinks hot or cold just as well as my Yeti tumblers do, and do it for less money.
The ones I received also have a golf ball design on them, that is more subtle than it sounds and is a perfect nod to golf for the golfer in your life.
They have a variety of sizes and styles to choose from as well.
Best Take on a Boring Gift: Bn3th Underwear ($30)
You know how you’d usually groan when your mom or significant other buys you underwear for Christmas?
Bn3th Underwear is hands down the best I’ve used, and now that their latest models (finally) have a built-in fly, they’re perfect for the golf course.
The material is super comfortable, you’ve got plenty of mobility, and they have some fun prints as well.
Who is it for? The active man who wants high-quality layers that is durable, comfortable, and convenient.
Who isn’t it for? The person who thinks spending $30 on a single pair of underwear is a waste of money.
Solid Alternative? Kentwool Tour Standard Golf Socks. For socks, they aren’t cheap, but they’re the single best pair of socks (not just for golf, for anything) I’ve ever owned. And this is a gift, so you can afford to spend a few bucks more 🙂
Best Golf Pants: Bluffworks Original Chinos ($125)
These are a bit left field, because they aren’t technically golf pants – but rather, travel pants.
And they’re my favorite travel pants.
Because they’re incredibly versatile, comfortable, and durable. You can dress them up and wear them to dinner, they’re perfect on the golf course, or you can take them on a hike (like I did in the Dolomites above).
I wear these for at least half of my golf rounds when I’m on the road, and like them more than any of my pants from actual golf brands.
Who is it for? The traveling golfer who wants versatile clothes that also look good.
Who isn’t it for? Honestly, I’m not sure. These pants are GREAT. And they come in a variety of different cuts and styles for all body types.
Solid Alternative? Nike Flex Slim Golf Pants. These pants from Nike are my other go to these days. A little bit slimmer than a traditional golf pant, and look great.
- My full review of the Bluffworks line of clothes
- Buy the Bluffworks Original Chinos Here.
- Buy the Nike Flex Slim Golf Pants.
Best Golf Gift for the Arccos User: Arccos Link ($99)
I mentioned above how I think Arccos Caddie is the best overall golf gift for the year.
But what about the person who already has Arccos and loves it?
Well this year, get them Arccos Link.
Arccos Link is an accessory that you clip to your belt that allows you to use the system, without having to keep your phone in your pocket. This has historically been one of the dealbreakers that have kept people from trying out the system.
And the feature that I might like even more? When you use Arccos Link, you’re able to use Arccos and a Bluetooth speaker at the same time. So you don’t have to sacrifice your tunes in the name of stats.
Who is it for? The person who already has Arccos Sensors and uses them on a regular basis.
Who isn’t it for? People without Arccos, or golfers who don’t mind having their phone in their pocket while they play.
- My review of Arccos Link
- Buy Arccos Link on Their Website
- My review of Arccos Caddie
- Buy Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors
- Get Arccos Caddie Smart Grips
Best Gift for the Home Course: GolfLogix Green Books ($30-50)
GolfLogix Green and Yardage Books were a surprising new product this year. For a company that made a name for them with an mobile phone app, to create an analog yardage book was an interesting move.
But these books are incredibly detailed, and if the golfer in your life has a home course they play day in and day out, one of these books will make a fantastic gift that will help them shave a few strokes off each round.
They aren’t exactly cheap at $30-50, but that’s why it can make a great gift for someone who might not ordinarily buy one for themselves.
Best Golf Glove: North Coast Golf Gloves ($25)
I love supporting smaller and lesser-known companies, and North Coast is one of my favorites I’ve come across this year.
They make leather golf gloves that fit well, look good, and are durable. I’ve been using the same glove for going on 20 rounds now and it has continued to hold up better than gloves from many of the name brands that I’ve had.
This is one of those gifts that is great because the golfer in your life may not be familiar with North Coast, but they’ll be glad you did your research when they find their new favorite golf accessory.
Who is it for? Any golfer who wears a glove when they golf.
Who isn’t it for? The person who is already married to a particular brand and isn’t open to something new.
Best Golf Polo: Holderness and Bourne Maxwell ($90)
There’s more competition than ever these days in the golf polo market, and many of them are VERY good options.
But of all the polos I have, the one I find myself reaching for most often is the Maxwell by Holderness and Bourne.
They have close to a dozen other styles, but for me, this hits the right balance of fit, look, and performance – while still maintaining its roots in golf tradition.
You can’t go wrong with any of their polos though.
Who it’s for? Someone who loves the tradition of golf, but still likes a little modern flare.
Who isn’t it for? The person who is happy buying a polo from a big box store.
Solid Alternatives? Looking for a consistent fit and a ton of print options? Rhoback. Want bolder styling? Redvanly
Best Lifestyle Apparel: Redvanly
I knew Redvanly was branching out into some more lifestyle-oriented styles for 2020, but I didn’t realize just how good they’d be.
Just this week I got my hands on their Larkin Hoodie, and wow. It’s comfortable, fits perfectly, and the performance material just feels high end.
I can already tell many hours are going to be spent in this hoodie.
- Check out the Larkin Hoodie by Redvanly
- Check out my review of the Redvanly Lifestyle line of Clothes
Best Golf Shoes: Footjoy Flex
Hands down my favorite shoes that I reviewed this past year were the Footjoy Flex. They have so much going for them. They’re incredibly comfortable, you can wear them off the course easily if necessary, and the best part? They’re incredibly affordable coming in at under $100 – which is tough to do for golf shoes these days.
The only drawback is they aren’t waterproof, so if you’re looking for a golf gift for the golfer who plays a lot in inclement weather, these may not be the best fit.
But if you want a solid fair weather golf shoe, you won’t find many better options than this.
Who it’s for? Golfers who want to be comfortable on the course.
Who isn’t it for? Golfers who play a lot in the rain or early morning dew swept rounds.
Solid Alternative? Nike Roshe G. Another excellent golf shoe, at a similar price, with the Nike name.
Best Golf Recovery Gift: Ooler Sleep System by ChiliPad ($699+)
How do I know this is a good gift for golfers? Because this is what I asked my wife to get me, for my birthday this year.
And honestly? I love it.
Essentially it’s a water regulated mattress pad that you can set to the specific temperature that is most desirable for you. You can set it anywhere from 55 degrees to 115 degrees.
For me, I’m a solid 55-degree person, and I’ve found lowering my body temperature a bit has led to faster recovery after workouts, deeper sleep, and generally a better sense of restfulness.
The standard version is called a ChiliPad and doesn’t include the app, sleeker design, and scheduling features of the newer Ooler. But either will do the job just fine.
It ain’t cheap, but it’s worth it.
Who is it for? The person who wants the absolute best sleep possible and isn’t worried about the price.
Who isn’t it for? The budget-conscious sleeper
Solid Alternative? Rather than the Ooler, the ChiliPad gives you the same sleep benefit, without having some of the fancier features.
Best Golf Books for a Gift
Let’s face it, in terms of something that’s easy and affordable, there probably isn’t a better golf gift than a golf book.
Here are a few of my favorites that I’d recommend:
- PGA Tour: Slaying the Tiger – A Year Inside the Ropes of the New PGA Tour
- Architecture: The Anatomy of a Golf Course
- Exclusive Courses: How to Play the World’s Most Exclusive Golf Clubs
- Travel: A Course Called Ireland
- Coffee Table: 1001 Courses to Play Before You Die
- Non Fiction: The Match
Need more? Check out my recommendation for the best golf books on the market in 2020.
Best Golf Instruction Course: RotarySwing
There are a lot of golf training programs out there, but I’m not sure there’s a single better one for perfecting the golf swing than RotarySwing.
Chuck does an amazing job of breaking down every single aspect of the swing, and they provide custom swing video swing reviews – so you’re basically getting a private lesson from the comfort of your own home. His weight shift video alone was enough to help me start making solid contact again after months of swing regression.
Who is it for? The golfer who wants to get better without always having to go to the range
Who isn’t it for? Golfers who don’t want to practice at home.
Solid Alternative: GOLFPASS – The all-inclusive membership from Golf Channel has courses from some of the best players and instructors in the world – and the production value is world-class. Lots of other discounts and bonuses as well, so if you’re a fan of Golf Channel content, this is a no brainer.
Best Golf Video Game: PGA Tour Golf 2k21 ($60)
Unfortunately, EA Sports has all but let our previous pick (Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour) completely fall by the wayside.
We thought this year’s PGA Tour 2k21 would harken back to those days, but it’s more simulator heavy as it’s built on the platform of “The Golf Club” games.
Either way, the bottom line is that this is the best golf game on the market right now. So if there’s a golfer in your life who is looking to play against their favorite pro, or play some sweet courses like TPC Sawgrass – this is the game to get. It’s available on Switch, PS4, and Xbox, so regardless of what console you have – you can play.
Who is it for? The golfer who also loves playing video games.
Who isn’t it for? The golfer who doesn’t like video games.
Solid Alternative? Everybody’s Golf for PS4 ($49). The modern take on the old Hot Shots series, this is an accessible game made to be fun for well, everybody! I’d also recommend Golf Story on Nintendo Switch. This game, while it looks like it was made in 1997 is a unique take on golf, and one of the most fun games I’ve played on Switch. So if you have a shiny new Nintendo, this is worth checking out. The only problem is it’s only available as a digital download, making it difficult to give as a gift.
Best Tour Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus Golf Balls
For this year’s gift guide the incumbent Taylormade TP5 (which is still phenomenal) is losing our best golf ball recommendation to the Vice Pro Plus Golf Ball.
The Vice Ball is what I’ve personally been buying myself, it performs as well as any ball on the market, and is less expensive.
It also has a bit of underground cool factor that brands like Titleist and Taylormade simply don’t have – which is part of what makes it a cool gift.
The fact you can get them for $15ish less a dozen makes it a no brainer.
- Who is it for? The good golfer who needs a pro-level golf ball.
- Who is it not for? The weekend duffer or person who prefers the cache of having ProV1s
- Solid Alternative? Titleist ProV1. For the average person, this is still the golf ball to have. So even if there are better balls, at cheaper prices, a box of ProV1s will always make a golfer smile – regardless of their skill.
- Our Vice Pro Plus Review
- Buy Vice Pro Plus on Amazon
- Buy a Box of Taylormade TP5s on Amazon
- Buy a Box of Titleist ProV1s on Amazon
Also check out: Our full round-up of the best golf balls on the market.
Best Cheap Golf Balls: Noodle Long & Soft ($22 for 24 balls)
Sometimes you just need a casual gift for the casual golfer, that won’t break the bank.
For so many of us, the most useful gift like that is a box of balls.
And our favorite golf balls for the average golfer who doesn’t need anything special, but doesn’t want to be hitting rocks either?
For $22 you get a box of 8 sleeves (24 balls), and they were good enough to have me shooting an 86 at TPC Sawgrass this past winter. I was shocked at the quality of the ball for the price, and it’s my number one recommendation for golfers who don’t need anything fancy.
- Who is it for? The person who wants a good golf ball at a rock bottom price. We ranked it as both our best golf ball for beginners, as well as our best cheap golf ball.
- Who is it not for? The person who has too much of an ego to play Noodle Golf balls
- Solid Alternative? Bridgestone e6. For the same price (but 12 fewer balls), the E6 is my go-to mid-range ball, with a name and reputation that most people shouldn’t be embarrassed gaming in their Sunday foursome.
- See our full Noodle Long & Soft Review
- Buy Noodle Golf Balls on Amazon
- Buy Bridgestone e6 Golf Balls on Amazon
Best Golf Gift Under $20: Golfing Gizmos Club Brush ($14)
Sometimes you don’t want to spend a ton of money on a gift, and you just need a little golf stocking stuffer. While a bag of tees is always a good stocking stuffer, I’d recommend checking out the Golfing Gizmos Club Brush.
It’s built extremely well, has a retractable cord for easy access from the bag, and even comes with a bonus divot tool and ball marker.
Who it is for? The person who wants to give a golf gift, not spend a fortune, and has no idea what else to get.
Who is it not for? The person who has zero interest in cleaning their clubs. Ever.
Solid Alternative? Greens Towel (Pack of 3). Every golfer needs a good towel to attach to their bag to clean clubs, balls, and whatever else gets dirty out on the course. These microfiber towels are an incredible deal and are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for the casual golfer. And at $13 for the three-pack? You can’t go wrong.
Best Heirloom Gift: Williams Knife Co. Divot Tool ($200)
Golf is one of those great sports that you can enjoy with your family for generations. Dads and sons, daughters, and grandfathers – it’s something the whole family can enjoy.
And as such it’s a sport that lends itself well to heirlooms. That thing you hand down to your kid, who hands it down to their kid, and so on.
Unfortunately, you’re probably not going to want that Lynx 3 wood from 1982 that your grandfather swore was top of the line at the time.
This is why a divot tool can be the perfect gift. It’s something you use every round, it’s small and easy to hand over, and in time it will wear and develop some personality based on its use.
Williams Knife Co. is known for making beautiful high-end knives, with gorgeous wooden handles.
But for those in the know, you can pick up one of their divot tools as well. You may think that $200 is an obscene amount to spend on a divot tool – and to a point, you’d be right. But if you think about this as something to pass down to your kid, or as a memento for a defining moment in life – then you start to realize it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a Rolex.
Build quality is fantastic, and this is something that will get decades of use.
Who is it for? The person who wants to give a gift that’s special and to be cherished for years to come.
Who isn’t it for? The person who is looking for a cheap stocking stuffer.
Solid Alternative? Custom divot tools from Tim Alpaugh. These things ooze style and class, and he makes them all himself. I have a few of them and they are one of my favorite accessories I own.
Best Golf Magazine: Caddie Mag ($35 issue)
There’s been a rising trend lately premium magazines. Most of them are in the $30-40 an issue range and come out 2-4 times a year.
In the golf space Caddie Mag is probably my favorite. They do an awesome job with their photography, writing – and it simply makes you want to go out and golf.
They aren’t cheap, but unlike your typical issue Golf Digest it’s something you’ll collect and return to on a regular basis.
- Who it is for? The golfer who is sick of the traditional golf magazines and looking for something new
- Who isn’t it for? The people who think spending $35 on a “magazine” is stupid
- Solid Alternative? The Golfers Journal. Very similar to Caddie and just as good.
- Another Alternative? Hodinkee Magazine. Same concept, but covering the world of horology and watches. If the golfer in your life also has a thing for nice timepieces, this is a MUST have.
Best Thoughtful Gift: Seamus Golf Headcovers
I love Seamus Golf. When you see other people who have their head covers, you’re in the “club” – and it almost always leads to a good conversation.
I think this is a great, thoughtful gift. Because it’s something your golfer might not buy themselves, but will totally appreciate once they have them. For instance, I bought both my dad and my father-in-law driver covers for our wedding day. They also have a lot of other cool golf accessories, and most of them can be personalized.
Who is it for? The person who wants to give something a little bit more sentimental than just a box of golf balls.
Who isn’t it for? The diehard brand fanatic, that doesn’t want to see anything other than a big logo on their clubs
Best Gift for the Younger Golfer (Or Music Lover): JBL Clip 3
These days it’s far more commonplace to listen to music on the golf course. I hardly remember any rounds as of late where someone didn’t have a speaker turned on.
However, finding the best speaker for the golfer in your life can be a challenge.
Well, look no more.
The JBL Clip 3 is quite possibly one of the best golf gifts you can buy, despite not technically being a golf product.
This speaker sounds good, is louder than it looks, clips to your golf bag, and only costs $50.
You just can’t beat that.
Who is it for? The golfer who is also a music lover
Who isn’t it for? Traditionalists who don’t think music belongs on the course
Solid Alternative? The Bushnell Wingman. It’s a bit bigger, a bit louder, and a bit more expensive than the JBL. But it has built-in yardages for whatever course you’re playing. And that is truly pretty cool.
Best Gift for the Lady in Your Life: Chrysmela Earring Locks
Any of us who does anything active with women on a regular basis has probably found themselves scouring the ground looking for that one lost earring.
For lady golfers, this can happen all too often – but it doesn’t need to!
Chrysmela earring locks help keep earrings secure and definitely gets my pick for one of the best golf gifts your wife didn’t know she needed.
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So if you haven’t found the perfect gift idea in this list, then I’ve got dozens more in the book.
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