Ultimate Golf Advantage’s Guide to the Top Christmas Gifts for Golfers

There are very few gifts that are truly ‘one-size-fits-all’.

And that’s especially true in golf.

Even if you have several serious golfers on your shopping list this holiday season, they will all need special attention if you are to find the perfect gift for each of them.

As you probably already know, we golfers can be a choosy lot – so it’s never a good idea to assume we’ll all like the same things.

Dig a little deeper and you will find that there are subtle differences between golfers that change the kinds of gifts each would enjoy.

For example – a golfer who plays off a 1 handicap and hits the links three times a week will have a different idea of a good golf gift than will the once a month player who struggles to break 100. They both love the game, but will appreciate a different set of gift ideas.

Here at UGA, we love to help members of our tribe whenever we can. Which is why we’ve assembled a guide to great gift ideas for every golfer you know.

We’ve divided your gift guide into two categories – the Scratch Group and the Recreational Group. The Scratch Group gifts are intended for serious players who generally achieve good scores and practice frequently. The Recreational Group includes those who love to play the game, but are less serious about their scores at the end of the day.

To keep your shopping even more organized this year, we’ve grouped the gifts by price, including those under $20, under $100, and under $500.


Gifts for the Scratch Group…

When shopping for this section of your list, keep in mind one word – performance.

This group works hard at their game, and expects any equipment that they use to be up to the task. Beginner gear simply won’t get the job done for golfers in this category.


Under $20

  • Titleist Men’s Players Golf Gloves
  • NIKE Dri-FIT Contrast Stitch Caps
  • Callaway Men’s X Series No-Show Socks

You won’t get golf equipment for under $20, but you can get some quality accessories like the ones listed above. If you know the brand-preference of the golfer on your list, customize your choice to their taste – everyone has their favorite brand!


Under $100

  • Dozen Premium Golf Balls from Titleist, TaylorMade or Callaway (Personal Preference)
  • Puma Men’s Half-Sip Long Sleeve Polo
  • Titleist Lightweight Carry Bag
  • Winning Golf Mind DVD Training by Pro Coach, Lee Crombleholme

Keep in mind which brand of golf ball your lucky recipient prefers before you purchase a dozen of them. Also, having shirt and shoe sizes on hand is extremely useful (and often forgotten) when shopping. The pro-level training DVDs from Pro Coach Lee Crombleholme are currently offered at a promotional discount and are a great way to give your golfer the same training as tour winning pros like Branden Grace and Matthew Baldwin.


Under $500

  • Puma Men’s Super Cell Fusion Ice G Golf Shoes
  • FootJoy Men’s Performance Half-Zip Argyle Sweaters
  • Bushnell Tour Z6 Rangefinder

Quality clothing doesn’t come cheap (especially when it comes to footwear) but we think Pumas premium Ice G shoes are a great gift for discerning golfer offering comfort and performance on the course. The same can be said for the Footjoy’s range of stylish Argyle sweaters with a zipped neck. And if your chosen beneficiary is a tech lover, how about an electronic rangefinder – a welcome addition to the bag of any serious golfer.



Gifts for the Recreational Group…

Just because someone isn’t as serious about their performance on the golf course doesn’t mean they don’t love to play the game. In fact, this group contains some of the most fervent golfers around.

When shopping for the recreational golfer, keep in mind that they’re more likely to prefer gifts that make their rounds fun and convenient, as opposed to those that are very performance-driven.


Under $20

  • G-Clip 4-in-1 Compact Golf Tool
  • Dorfman Pacific Big Brim Boonie Hats
  • FootJoy Nylon Shoe Bag

A shoe bag is a helpful accessory for any golfer to help protect shoes, and if conditions are poor underfoot they’re great for keeping the car clean after a round. They’re also handy for recreational golfers to keep track of their shoes when they don’t get used quite so often. As a gift it’s a winner!


Under $100

  • Pinnacle Gold Golf Balls Double Dozen
  • PING Tour Double Canopy Umbrella
  • NIKE Men’s Reversible Plaque Buckle Leather Belt
  • Winning Golf Mind DVD Training by Pro Coach, Lee Crombleholme

A good looking belt can be worn on or off the golf course, and a recreational golfer will always appreciate a package of 24 golf balls, just in case they have an ‘off’ day on the links. Stay sharp (and dry) with a decent umbrella with room for two. Lee Crombleholme’s training may be pro level, but it is great for the golfer who can’t make it out to the course as often and wants to get some expert training in at home.


Under $500

  • Clicgear 3.5+ Push Cart
  • Garmin Approach S4 GPS Watch
  • Sunice Men’s Gore-Tex Ultimate V5 Rain Jacket

A GPS watch can be easier to use for a recreational player than a rangefinder and the touchscreen S4 with its compact design shouldn’t disappoint.  The award winning Push Cart is lightweight, travel friendly and makes walking the course a breeze (and a little more fun).  And of course no golfer should be without a packable, breathable rain jacket like the V5.


There you have it, a good variety of gifts to please any golfer on your list and get your holiday shopping off to a successful start.

If you’ve got any gifts you think should be on that list then please share in the comments below.

Happy shopping, and play well!


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