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August 16, 2022

Best gifts for golfers

By Angela Garretson

Finding the perfect gift for your favorite golfer can seem like a daunting task. Most have specific preferences for equipment, clothing styles, and shoe brands. However, the best gifts for golfers are those items they can actually use on the golf course or the practice range. It might be a specialized golf club designed for a specific type of golf shot or a laser rangefinder to determine the distance to the pin. 

Golf apparel is also an excellent gift choice for the golfer. Shirts, shorts, and socks don't last forever, and styles change. Unsure about equipment or apparel? Try a funny or unique golf gift. Even golfers who take the game seriously will appreciate the thought. 

Golf equipment  

TaylorMade RBZ Speedlite 13-Piece Set

TaylorMade's golf club set features a lightweight 460cc titanium head driver with aerodynamic shaping for faster swing speeds. The irons are built with perimeter weighting for added forgiveness, and the stylish lightweight bag is ideal for trolley use.

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TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver

Some of the best professional golfers in the world use TaylorMade SIM drivers. The SIM2 model boasts features that can improve the weekend golfer's game, including an Asymmetric Inertia Generator, Speed Injected Twin Face, and Split Mass Weighting for stability and forgiveness.

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Taylormade Stealth Rescue

Hybrid clubs bridge the gap between traditional woods and long irons, making shots from the rough almost routine. The Stealth Rescue employs a lightweight carbon crown head and low center of gravity to produce an easy launch with optimal forgiveness.

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Titleist Vokey Design SM9 Sand Wedge

The sand wedge is available in lofts from 46 to 62 degrees and several sole grinds for golfers of all skill levels. Spin Milled Grooves are cut to produce higher trajectory, more consistent spin, and shot control.

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Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 Putter

Scotty Cameron's iconic putter milled with 303 stainless steel provides exceptional performance with a soft feel. A balanced weighting system contains interchangeable sole weights to customize the performance and deliver the best player experience.

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Callaway Golf Fairway+ Double Strap Stand Bag

This golf bag is made of a rugged and durable material that’s light enough to carry. Golfers will enjoy the Apex divider system that keeps golf clubs organized and a collapsible stand that keeps the bag upright on a wet fairway.

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Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls

Already the most popular golf ball on the PGA tour, Titleist improved its new Pro V1 with longer distance, more greenside spin, control, and an even softer feel, making it a superb ball for golfers of all skill levels.

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Perfect Practice Putting Mat

A two-hole indoor training green is helpful for honing a golfer's putting skills. It features an automatic ball return, alignment lines, regulation, and reduced size holes, and uses Crystal Velvet TrueRoll technology to simulate outdoor grass conditions.

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Garmin Approach S62 Premium GPS Golf Watch

Garmin's GPS golf watch provides golfers with accurate "plays like" distances for more than 41,000 courses around the world. The high-resolution, sunlight-readable touchscreen watch calculates distances to greens, hazards, and doglegs, adjusting for uphill and downhill shots.

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Callaway 300 Pro Laser Rangefinder

This rangefinder displays the correct distance to the pin, adjusted for slope and accurate to one yard, using Callaway's Pin Acquisition Technology. The small device fits comfortably in the golfer's hand, providing 6x magnification and a range of 5 to 1,000 yards.

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Sun Mountain Speed Cart GX 

This push cart features adjustable bag brackets for most bag types and three wheels for maneuverability on any golf course terrain. The cart folds in two easy steps for easy loading in the car after play.

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Garmin Approach R10 Golf Launch Monitor

The golf launch monitor tracks key metrics to improve golf skills including club head speed, swing tempo, ball speed, spin, and launch angle. With the Garmin Golf app, the system records video clips for analyzing the swing.

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Winn Dri-Tac 9-Piece Golf Grip Bundle

Winn Dri-Tac replacement grips feature a slip-resistant material that provides golfers with shock absorption and comfort. Each is made with a large hand grip diameter and subtle taper profile for better overall control.

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Callaway Golf 2022 Tour Authentic Glove

Callaway uses ultra-soft Cabretta leather infused with ultra-tacky Griptac to give golfers an unparalleled grip and comfort on a Tour-tested glove. Quick-dry technology, moisture-wicking properties, and perforations provide maximum moisture reduction and breathability.

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Sun Mountain 2021 ClubGlider Meridian Travel Golf Bag

The traveling golfer will appreciate the protection provided by this travel bag made with ballistic-style nylon and dense foam padding. Pivoting wheels fold up into a tray, making it easy to maneuver through busy airports.

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FootJoy Men's FJ Originals Golf Shoes

These waterproof golf shoes made with synthetic uppers, DuraMax rubber outsoles, and lightweight cushioning underfoot provide the golfer with durability, a secure turf grip, and a comfortable feel for hours on the course.

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Callaway 15th Club Golf Ball Retriever

Golfers can easily recover an errant golf ball from the water with this ball retriever featuring a stainless steel head and innovative "catch" mechanism. The high-quality aluminum alloy device doesn’t bend when fully extended to 15 feet.

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Callaway Chip-Shot Golf Chipping Net

This chipping net helps golfers dial in their short game, working on chips, pitches, and lobs either indoors or outside. The ultra-lightweight net features three primary targets and can be used with soft-flight, foam, or real golf balls.

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BallBrite Portable Golf Ball Cleaner

A portable golf ball cleaner ensures all golf shots are executed with a clean ball. Constructed with a durable, high-quality neoprene material, BallBrite Portable Golf Ball Cleaner stays moist on the inside cleaning surface while maintaining a dry outer surface.

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Golf apparel 

Best men’s golf apparel

Nike Men’s Dri-Fit Victory Solid 2022 Golf Polo

Help a friend stay dry on the course with this loose-fitting polo. It’s made with Dri-Fit technology that’s effective at wicking away sweat, and the two-button placket lets you customize the fit.

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Under Armour Men’s Performance Polo 2.0 

This golf shirt has a four-way stretch construction and is excellent for players who want maximum flexibility during their swing. It has a durable rib-knit collar, fast-drying fabric, and an anti-pick texture for a snag-free finish.

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PGA Tour Men’s Flat Front Golf Shorts

Your golf-loving friend will love these moisture-wicking golf shorts. They have a sophisticated look, a mechanical stretch that allows for excellent mobility and flexibility, and an expandable waistband that can contract up to four inches for adjustable comfort.

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Callaway Golf Men’s Eco Pull-On Jogger Pant

You won’t find other golf pants that are this comfortable with a smart-casual style. The twill fabric is lightweight, breathable, and stretchy for a comfy feel, and the drawstring waistband lets you customize the fit. Plus, it offers UPF 50 sun protection.

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Scodi Men’s Golf Polo Shirt

This polo is an excellent gift if you know a golfer who likes to show off some flair with their clothing. It’s available in 45 stylish designs and made with breathable, elastic fabric for a stretchy and comfortable feel.

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Nike Men’s Dri-Fit Graphic Golf T-Shirt

If you know someone who doesn’t like the feel of polo shirts, gift them this golf T-shirt. It’s made with a cotton blend for all-day comfort, and Dri-Fit technology helps keep players cool.

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Best women’s golf apparel

Callaway Golf Women’s Solid Skort

This comfortable and versatile skort has a solid color design that goes great with various golf tops and has Opti Dri moisture management technology. It has front and rear pockets for storing small items and lightweight mesh construction for optimal breathability.

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Lady Hagen Women’s 17-Inch Tummy-Control Golf Skort

This skort is an excellent gift for anyone looking for a fuss-free fit and enhanced flexibility on the course. There’s a back pocket for small items and the fabric is wrinkle-resistant, so they’ll look fantastic throughout a full round of golf.

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Callaway Golf Women’s Chest Stripe Button Polo

This polo has a self-collar giving it a classic look and an interlock knit fabrication for extra stretch and mobility. It’s made with Opti Dri technology for wicking away moisture, and the fabric offers plenty of sun protection.

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Callaway Golf Women’s Chevron Primaloft Quilted Vest

It can sometimes get pretty cool or windy on the course, making this vest an excellent gift for players looking to stay warm. The thermal design provides warmth, but the fabric is stretchy and breathable enough so it’s not uncomfortable during play.

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LastFor1 Women’s Sleeveless Polo Golf Shirt

Sleeveless polo shirts are the way to go when playing a round of golf on a hot summer day. This shirt has a pull-on closure and offers UPF 50 sun protection. Plus, it’s lightweight and fashionable enough for casual outfits.

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Callaway Golf Women’s Swing Tech Golf Dress

This golf dress offers a conservative look, but don’t let that fool you. It’s an excellent gift for anyone looking for something breathable and stretchy that facilitates maximum flexibility during swings and that can keep golfers dry and cool for 18 holes.

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Best golf shoes and cleats

Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Golf Shoes

These golf cleats are inspired by Nike’s line of durable running shoes and offer similar performance with improved traction on the golf course. They have Nike React technology for more responsiveness and Zoom Air units for added comfort.

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Nike Men’s Infinity G Golf Shoes

These men’s golf cleats boast a classic Nike design and have a waterproof build, making them ideal for golfing whether it’s sunny or raining. The soft foam midsole provides all-day comfort, and the outsole offers excellent grip on various surfaces.

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FootJoy Men’s DryJoys Premiere Series Packard Golf Shoes

Any golf purist will love these shoes featuring a retro style and a high-quality full-grain leather build. The outsole and rubber nubs offer outstanding traction on the course, and the OrthoLite sole ensures all-day comfort.

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Callaway Golf Women’s Coronado V2 Spikeless Golf Shoes

These waterproof women’s golf shoes have Dura-rubber traction-control lugs that provide superior traction on the course and help prevent slipping on wet surfaces. They have a five-millimeter foam midsole for enhanced comfort and a mesh liner for improved breathability.

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Best golf hats

Nike Golf Dri-Fit Low-Profile Tech Cap

It might seem like a simple gift, but giving someone this Dri-Fit hat is an excellent idea if they don’t have one suitable for golfing. This hat can keep players protected from the sun and can even help them see better, improving their performance.

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Titleist Men’s 2022 Tour Performance Golf Hat

This lightweight hat has a structured front panel for durability and is made with high-performance material so players can be at their best. It has a stretch clasp closure for adjustability and a moisture-wicking sweatband.

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Callaway Golf Women’s Front Crested Structured Hat

Ditch the extra bells and whistles with this straightforward golf hat. It’s solid pink, offers UPF 30 sun protection, and has an adjustable Velcro strap.

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Funny and unique golf gifts  

Gag golf balls

Shanker Golf Exploding Golf Balls

When you have a golfing buddy who takes his power off the tee a little too seriously, these exploding golf balls are the perfect gag gift. Just replace your buddy’s ball with this novelty ball and wait for the fun. It’s a sleeve of three, so this is a great gift for your favorite golfer to try to sneakily fool the other people in the entire foursome.

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Go Sports Light Up LED Golf Balls

Night golfing is not an easy process, thanks to the pesky problem of trying to find your ball by moonlight. Give the golfer in your life the ability to practice at night with these LED-lighted real golf balls. Each ball’s LED activates upon impact and remains lit for 10 minutes. (The battery-powered ball only travels about two-thirds as far as a normal golf ball, so it’s probably better for practice.)

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Trick Golf Ball That Jumps, Wobbles, and Farts

Golfers who love a good gag are easy to satisfy with this uniquely rude gift. When you give this farting golf ball as a gag gift, the golfer can place it on the green and strike it with the putter to activate the gag. The ball will make a farting noise as it jumps and hops on the green, and it will surely leave everyone in the foursome howling with laughter.

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Gag golf equipment

“Nice Shot” The Bird Golf Glove

When your favorite golfers like to make “rude” gestures to other players after they make a great shot that ends up winning the hole, they need this golf glove to ensure the other players fully understand how they feel about that shot. It works just like any other golf glove, save for the special message on the middle finger.

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Wolf Golf Towels “I Use This Towel to Wash My Balls” Golf Towel

Most of us know at least one — or several — golfers who love a dirty pun or a phrase with double meanings. Let’s be honest: Golf has plenty of both. If your golfer appreciates funny messages with multiple meanings, a gift of this golf towel will let them keep a permanent grin on their faces, even after yet another three-putt.

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ProActive Sports Stuffed Gopher Head Cover

When your favorite golfer can’t go more than a few holes without quoting the movie Caddyshack, a driver head cover that looks like the famous gopher character will be a long-cherished gag gift.

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“Quiet, Please” Gag Golf Sign

If the golfer on your gift list is someone who wants to act like a professional on the course and takes the game a little too seriously, give this sign as a gag gift. Its design will remind you of the signs that ushers at professional golf tournaments hold up as players are preparing to make a shot, providing a subtle reminder that your golf buddy is not quite at the level of the pros.

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Balanced Co. Happy Gilmore Ball Marker

If you have a golfer in your life who loves the movie Happy Gilmore, this ball marker that clips to any hat will serve as a reminder of the favorite scenes from the movie. More than 10 different movie-themed ball markers are available, and they give players a chance to have a laugh, no matter how the round is going.

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GoSports Battleputt Golf Putting Game

If your golfer enjoys playing beer pong at parties, this putting game puts a twist on beer pong. One team of golfers tries to sink putts in the other team's golf holes across the 11-foot putting green, and of course, the losing team has to drink.

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Golf-themed drinking gifts

Re Goods Golf Flask Gift Set

If you know a golfer who likes to imbibe while playing 18 holes, this flask is the perfect gift. The flask fits inside a leather case, so it’s not obvious the golfer is carrying a flask. On the exterior of the case, you’ll find tees, a ball mark repair tool, and a ball marker for easy access.

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Ropetty Putt Training Golf Mug

For the golfer who wants to take advantage of every free minute to work on different aspects of the game, this mug is a fun gift. It works to hold a favorite beverage during a coffee break. After finishing the drink, this mug has a flat side, so the golfer can lay the mug on the carpet and work on putting for a few minutes.

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Tovolo Golf Ball Ice Cube Molds

Golf fanatics have the game on their minds at all times. If they can find a way to incorporate golf into their daily routine, they’ll take advantage. This ice mold creates ice cubes in the shape of golf balls, complete with dimples. This gift set ships with three molds.

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BenShot Pint Glass With Embedded Golf Ball

After struggling on the course, golf is a game that can drive players to drink. If your favorite golfers are going to drink after a round, you might as well provide them with a glass that reminds them why they’re drinking. This pint-sized beer glass has a real golf ball embedded in the side of the glass for a unique gift.

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Intech Poop Emoji Putter

When seeking a unique gift for a golfer who struggles on the green (so, nearly all golfers), this poop emoji putter is a gift that truly lets golfers express how they feel when they’re standing over a must-make eight-foot putt. This is a real putter that can give a whole new meaning to a (number) two putt.

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Other top funny and unique golf gift deals

  • Your favorite golfer can always use some “birdie juice” found in this golfing flask to spice up the level of play
  • When having a few drinks on the course by itself isn’t enough fun, this golf card drinking game determines which players should drink and when
  • If the golfer on your gift list always likes to explain why the round didn’t go well, this golf gag T-shirt displays the perfect excuse for all to see
  • For a golfer who enjoys funny coffee mugs, this one breaks down the six primary steps for playing the game
  • If you know a golfer who’s apt to ask for a mulligan on every other hole — or every other shot — this “Legalize Mulligans” hat is the perfect gag gift

 

Contributing authors: Jeff Harper, Kevin Luna, and Kyle Schurman

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