The Best Golf Gifts for 2018

The Best Golf Gifts for 2018

Need to buy a gift for someone in your life that's a golf fanatic? No matter the occasion, it’s always a good idea to get your golf lover a present that they’ll be sure to bring with on the course them. And there are so many excellent gift options for ardent golfers, from a fresh set of balls to a new gadget. If you're looking to splurge on a gift, you might want to consider clubs or rangefinders to help them up their golf game, but if you're on a tight budget you can always pick up something thoughtful like a hat or gloves. Stumped for ideas and not really well versed in the golf genre? Check out some of these best gift for golfers.

2018 Top Picks:

Best Hat: Nike Golf Legacy91 Adjustable Hat

The Nike Golf Legacy91 adjustable hat is the perfect gift because it is universal. Perfect for men and women, junior and senior golfers, this adjustable hat can go with any style of golf attire. The cap is simple, lightweight and breathable. Nike makes this hat with a dry-fit material to keep sweat at bay and leave your head dry.

Available in white, blue, red, yellow and several other colors, you can customize this gift for whomever you wish. A nice Nike hat is the best overall gift option because every golfer enjoys a great hat and it never hurts to have more than one.

Best Budget: Bionic StableGrip Golf Gloves

An affordable gift doesn’t need to be a useless keychain or trinket. Get the golf enthusiast on your list a great golf glove. The Bionic StableGrip golf glove is one of the best gloves on the market due to its tough leather construction and padded palm, but it still costs less than a cart rental.

What makes this glove so great is the way it was made. Bionic’s StableGrip features Lycra between the fingers for a snug fit, perforations for breathability and moisture management and a “second skin” design for the optimal fit. This glove is available in a range of sizes and both hand orientations. This glove is machine washable and available in sizes ranging from small to 3XL.

Best for Women: Arccos Golf 360 Golf Performance Tracking System

If you’re buying for a golf-loving woman on your list, you should consider the Arccos Golf 360 Golf Performance Tracking System. This nifty golf gadget allows you to track your shot, know your distance to the green and get a bird’s eye view of the course.

All you need to do is attach the sensors to the top of your clubs’ grips (it comes with 14 sensors) and then swing away. The Arccos app will allow you to follow your shots with every club on your smartphone. Arccos uses GPS 2.0 and live-shot tracking to give you all of the information you could ever need on a course. Pre-loaded with more than 40,000 golf courses, it’s a great gift for women who enjoy understanding the course and improving their game. The Android and iOS apps are free and the battery life is as long as your phone has been charged. The Arccos app analyzes all of your shots, remembers your shots and compares your shots to every other Arccos user if you want.

Best Accessory: Garmin Approach S60 Watch

One of the best golf accessories is a GPS watch. Not only is this compact gadget a stylish addition to your golf apparel, but it’s a useful tool for hitting the green. This touchscreen GPS device tells you exactly how far you are from the front, center and back of the green and even shows you doglegs and bunkers, so you have a perfect idea of your surroundings.

Whoever gets this gift will appreciate the Garmin S60’s 1.2-inch full-color display that is designed for visibility in bright settings. This watch can last for 10 hours as a golf GPS device and 10 days as a traditional watch. You can buy this watch with a black or white silicone band or a leather strap. This GPS watch is preloaded with 40,000 courses.

Best Gadget: Bushnell Pro Rangefinder

Get the golfer on your gift list a rangefinder. This handy gadget uses lasers to show you exactly how far away any location is. Simply point and hold do the button to display distance and elevation, so you have all of the information you need for a great game.

This rangefinder has a range greater than 450 yards and accuracy of 1/2 yard. The Class 1 laser seeks your target quickly and the JOLT technology gives your hand a vibration when the flag has been locked on to. This device uses 3-Volt lithium battery and features slope-switch technology, which can be turned off for USGA compliance. Users will also enjoy the 6x magnification and the versatility of both black and red displays. The Bushnell Pro Rangefinder is among the best rangefinders available and a perfect gift option for any serious golfer.

Best Ball: Titleist DT Trusoft Golf Balls

The Titleist DT Trusoft balls are a great gift. As every golfer knows, it’s easy for golf balls to disappear on the golf course. Help your gift recipient reload their bag with these great balls. With a soft core and low compression, the Titleist DT Trusoft Golf Balls will zip off the tee and fly faster and farther. These balls are a great gift for a range of golfers, from beginners to low-handicappers, and feature a very low spin. These balls have a soft ionomer cover and a unique dimple design.

Best Club Accessory: Club Brush

The best golfers make divots and get dirt on their club heads, so odds are your gift receiver does too. Why not get him or her a golf brush cleaner set with a divot fixer? This durable product even includes a carabineer for easy attachment to the golf bag.

The cleaning set includes a plastic, rubber-gripped brush, which has wire iron bristles on one face and wire wood bristles on the other face with a metal pick for those stubborn clumps. With this set, your gift recipient will be able to quickly and completely clean a club face for the optimal swing. Additionally, the set comes with a ball marker and divot fixer.

Best Complete Club Set: Callaway Men’s Strata Golf Set

A full set of clubs is a great gift for that special someone you want to start playing on the course with you or a junior golfer who is ready for a proper set of clubs. One of the best full sets, that also has a reasonable price, is the Callaway Men’s Strata Golf Set. This 12-piece club set is massively popular and well-reviewed by customers, featuring a driver, a 3-wood, a hybrid club, irons 5 through 9, a pitching wedge and a mallet-style putter. It even comes with a stand bag.

The irons and wedges feature perimeter weighting for better control and the driver and wood have graphite shafts for optimized distance. This set comes with head covers and is available as a right or left hand set. All club shafts are regular.

Best Club: Callaway Rogue Driver

If you’re interested in giving someone a great club, look no further than the Callaway Rogue Driver. This high-end, sporty club has all of the newest features available to make a golfer’s ball go farther, straighter and toward the target.

Available with loft angles of 9-, 10.5- and 13.5 degrees, as well as variable stiffness and shaft materials, you can tailor this gift to its recipient. Callaway added a more forgiving carbon crown and faster ball speed from the jailbreak effect to the 2018 model of this driver. The golf lover on your gift list will enjoy the Boeing aerodynamics that makes this club well-known.

Best Bluetooth Speaker: Puma Golf Mini Soundchuck

The Puma Golf Mini Soundchuck is a fun gift. This USB-rechargeable, small speaker lets you play music via Bluetooth on the course or in the backyard. This tiny speaker can easily clip onto a bag or attach magnetically to a golf cart, and it can blast music all you want. Water-resistant and adjustable, the Puma Soundchuck is specifically designed for the terrain of the golf course. Compatible with any smartphone, this speaker can last more than six hours on one charge.


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