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Golfer's holiday gift guide

The holiday season is upon us once again and everyone is scrambling to check off their loved ones’ wish lists. While many courses around the world close down due to cold weather, us lucky residents of the 209 get to enjoy golf year-round. Whether you’re shopping for someone who has played for years or a player barely getting into the game, I’ve compiled a holiday shopping list for the golfer in your life. Golf is notorious for being pricey, but this list includes great items for every budget. 

Top Flite 2021 XL 13-Piece Complete Set

If you know someone who is interested in getting into golf but you don’t know where to start, buying a cheap full set of clubs is a good beginning. Top Flite is the company I chose to go with when I first got into the game years ago. They offer great deals on full sets ranging from $150 to $300 depending on which year, model, gender and age you’re buying for. This is a great option for parents who are thinking of getting their children into the game for the first time.

TaylorMade Sim 2 Driver

This next item is for the more serious golfer and someone with a higher budget. The new TaylorMade Sim 2 Driver is one of the hottest new drivers out on the market. It’s retailed at a whopping $529, but from personal experience I can say that it does not disappoint. This is the driver I keep in my bag and I absolutely love hitting this thing. If it’s out of your price range, check out some secondhand sporting goods stores in your town to see if you can snag a lightly-used club at a cheaper price.

Driver Drink Dispenser

This next gift idea for the golfer who likes to get loose and just go have a good time on the course. They’re not looking to lower their handicap, but to make sure the group has a great day out on the course. The Driver Drink Dispenser is the easiest way to keep cool out on the greens. Priced at $70, this is a hilarious gift that is sure to turn some heads. Simply fill the insulated beverage tank with your drink of choice and you’re well on your way to having a fun round.

Sound Caddy golf speaker

For the golfer that loves to have fun and be the life of the party, the Sound Caddy golf club speaker is the perfect gift. Priced at $69, this fun Bluetooth speaker will the get the round started in style. Throw it in your bag and bring the tunes with you to every round.

Perfect Practice Putting Mat

Looking for the perfect gift for your golfer to use at home? The Perfect Putting Mat is a great tool to help any golfer of any level improve their game by honing in their putting skills. These mats start off around $190 and are the perfect addition to any man cave, garage or practice facility. With three different sizes to choose from including compact, standard, and extra-large, these mats are perfect for any golfer.

Golf balls

The safest and cheapest bet for anyone shopping for a golfer is obviously golf balls. It’s hard to choose to a certain brand because there seems to be an endless number of suppliers, so there really is no wrong choice. The biggest names to look out for would be Titleist, Callaway, and TaylorMade. Balls can vary in price starting at around $15 for a pack of 12, or all the way up to $50 for higher-end balls.