Holiday Golf Gift Guide

by Derek on December 9, 2010

in Equipment

Machine Putter

We’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit here at 72strokes so I decided to pull together a holiday gift guide.  I tried to make sure that a wide variety of price points were represented.  So whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or something a little bigger, I’ve got you covered.  And if there’s something that you think I’ve left off the list, feel free to leave a comment.

Skycaddie SGX – $350

SkyCaddie SGX

In my opinion, this is the best GPS unit on the market.  You can read my review here.  They’ve lowered the price from $400 to $350, making this an even better deal.  No, it’s not cheap, but you’ll get more use out of it than that new super jumbo titanium fusion driver.

Custom MACHINE Putter – $300+

Machine Putter

If you live anywhere near Dallas, TX you’re a fool for buying that $300 off the rack Scotty Cameron putter.  What you should be doing instead, is going over to Machine Putter’s fitting studio and having them make you a custom putter.  You’ll get fit on a SAM Puttlab just like the tour pros and they’ll work with you to tweak any flaws in your putting stroke.  I bought a putter from them earlier this year and it was the best money I’ve spent on my game in a long time.

TRUE Linkswear Golf Shoes – $159

True Linkswear True Tours

I’ve written about these shoes a couple of times.  These are quite possibly the most comfortable golf shoes on the market today.  I can’t wait to get a pair in my hands.  But hurry up.  They’re so popular that they’re running low on some size/color combinations on their website and won’t be getting another shipment in until January.

Coleman Cart Heater – $90

Coleman Golf Cart Heater

This might be the ultimate gift for a cart-riding winter golfer.  It sits in the cupholder and will keep you warm through your entire round.  Combine it with a cart enclosure and you may even have to open the flaps up to cool down on a cold day.

Club Fitting Session – $50

Ping nFlight Fitting

Golf is hard.  Don’t make it harder by playing clubs that don’t fit.  Most golf shops offer fitting services.  My personal preference is to get fit outdoors with a launch monitor.  I really like Ping’s nFlight fitting system although most manufacturers offer something similar these days.

IGotcha Ball Retriever – $30

IGotcha Golf Ball Retriever

Let’s face it, ball retrievers aren’t cool.  But they are practical.  At $4 per ball it doesn’t take long for a $30 retriever to pay for itself.  The IGotcha retriever collapses down so that you can keep it in your bag hidden away until you actually need it.  It provides an incredible amount of reach and it securely grabs a hold of your amphibiously minded golf balls.

Dozen Golf Balls – $20-40

Srixon Z Star Tour Yellow

This is a pretty easy one.  Every golfer needs golf balls.  The ProV1 and ProV1X are the king of the hill.  But there are plenty of other (often cheaper) alternatives out there like the Srixon Z-Star and the Bridgestone B-330 lines.  I especially like the Z-Star Yellow balls.  They’re definitely easier to see on the golf course at this time of year.

Coolheads Driver Headcover/Cooler – $20

Coolheads Headcover

Coolheads is a new company offering a combination driver headcover/cooler pocket for drinks.  It keeps your driver protected on your way to the course and you beer cold while you’re playing golf.  How cool is that?

Zero Friction Golf Tees – $8

Zero Friction Golf Tees

These are the best golf tees on the market.  Supposedly they help you hit it farther.  I don’t know about that, but I do know that they damn near indestructible.  These tees just don’t break.  One 50-pack of these tees will literally last you months out on the golf course.

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Morgan in NC December 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Cool gift selection! I want one of each except for the Coolheads… I want 4 of those… that should get me though a round.


Derek December 12, 2010 at 2:11 am

Today I could have used 1 of the Coolheads and 4 of the cart heaters!


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