Holiday Gift Guide | 2020
Holiday shopping is always tricky, but shopping for a golfer can be extra difficult- especially to a shopper who isn’t deeply familiar with the game. After watching my mom struggle for many years to purchase gifts for 2 Div. I golfers, and her husband who played golf 3-5x a week, I felt an obligation to provide some sort of road map to those outside of the golf world. As a result, this holiday gift guide was born! There are lots of options at varying price points, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get inspired or find the perfect gift. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Palm Golf Co. (LINK TO SHOP)
In my opinion, Palm Golf Co. is the perfect combination of quality and style. Being from California, I’ve always felt that golf needed more of the cool, sassy vibes often found in other sports- and I think that Palm blends those two worlds seamlessly. Their gloves are also extremely soft, durable and come in a variety of awesome patterns. It’s also worthwhile to check out their towels, apparel and other accessories!
Short Game Gains (LINK TO SHOP)
Short Game Gains is a training aid company dedicated to making the practice tools that Tour Pros use available to the public…Founded by myself and Fredrik! We started the brand to help solve the struggles that we hear about so often from our friends. As an e-commerce only brand that was born during quarantine, SGG has 5 products included in the Strokes Gained Bundle as well as new products launching for the winter months. 100% of the profits from each sale go towards our tournament entry fees for the upcoming season. My favorite tool is the Putting Mirror, but all of the products would be a hit for the golfer in your life. Not sure what to choose? Gift cards are available via request!
The Troon Card is perfect for someone that likes to play tons of courses and not always be tied down to a membership at one club, and one club only. Available as TwoSome or FourSome Cards, it’s easily the best way to play Troon’s top courses at preferred rates. It allows you to reserve tee times within three-days of your desired date, as well as getting you savings up to 50% off golf fees. On top of that, you get the Best Rate Guarantee, frequent “2 for 1” golf offers, complimentary clinics, monthly specials, Experience Packages and a TON more. To get one, you can choose the state for which you’d like to purchase, and cards are available for select states/ regions etc. You can also purchase a National Card which can be used at all 120+ courses nationwide!
TWO MORE OPTIONS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF BEFORE PURCHASING:
- The Patriot Troon Card is available for the second year now which gives Active, Retired, Veteran, Reservist Military Personnel and active First Responders access to Troon courses across the country at the best rates. There’s also the Inspire Troon Card (introduced this year) which gives Medical Personnel and Teachers access to Troon courses across the country at the best rates.
- Troon offers Gift Cards that can be used at Troon locations in 20 states, and you can redeem them for merchandise, golf fees, food and beverages! (at participating facilities.)
Bushnell makes the most accurate and consistent rangefinders of any that I’ve tried. They are the industry leader in not only quality, but also innovation- so it makes sense that 99% of Tour Pros trust Bushnell to find their yardages. I have used a Bushnell for my competitive career not only as a Pro, but also during my time as a college athlete. It’s also worth mentioning that my current Bushnell rangefinder is 7 years old, and still works like a dream. Some stats on the new V5:
- PinSeeker feature with Visual JOLT lets you know when you’re locked on the flag and you can trust the distance displayed is accurate to within 1 YARD every time.
- Features an enhanced slope algorithm to provide golfers with even more precise tour-trusted compensated distances to account for the hole’s incline/decline.
This is a great gift because it can benefit any level of golfer, from amateur to pro. Let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a little more accuracy in their golf game?
Mizuno (LINK TO SHOP)
It’s common knowledge that Mizuno makes some of the highest quality, top of the line irons in golf. You may be surprised to know that they also offer putters, wedges, and woods- all held to the same quality standards as the rest of their innovative clubs. I personally love that each putter comes with a weight kit, so that you can choose how you’d like it set up and change weights whenever you’d like. The T20 wedges are also a no brainer if you like hitting dirty spinners on the course- plus they come in this sexy blue color. These are the wedges I currently have in the bag and I absolutely love them.
Birdicorn (LINK TO SHOP)
It’s not a regular divot tool, it’s a cool divot tool. The Birdicorn divot tool has 6 features in one sleek design, and now comes in a high end-feeling heavy edition. I always have one of these in my pocket, and you can attach it easily to your keys as well since it has a convenient bottle opener function to let you crack open a cold one after the round.
Lie and Loft (LINK TO SHOP)
Lie and Loft make gorgeous prints, leather goods, ball markers, coasters, candles, pennants, and soaps all designed to a golfer’s tastes. I am OBsessed with the Course Maps that they design and sell, and can’t wait to add a few more of them to my living room wall. I originally came across the brand on Instagram and have always been so impressed with the way they create golf art that isn’t remotely tacky, like the golf art you see so often in man caves and your grandpa’s spare room.
TPC Danzante Bay (UNLIMITED GOLF PACKAGE LINKED HERE)
If you follow me on Instagram, you likely saw the EPIC vacation I went on in October. Nestled in Loreto, Mexico, TPC Danzante Bay and Villa Del Palmar is a gorgeous resort/golf course combo with insane specials running almost all the time. In my experience (having been there twice), there’s really no bad time of year to visit TPC Danzante Bay. They average over 320 days of sunlight per year, and the climate is warm and heavenly- perfect for golf. Other than the iconic 17th hole, there is tons to see and do: with a full spa, gym, private beach, kayaking, pools, bars, restaurants, pickleball courts, hikes, yoga, boat trips, snorkeling, and more… It’s not likely that you’ll run out of things to do!
Lucky in Love (LINK TO SHOP)
Hear me out- the best way to get your wife/girlfriend/friend/significant other to play golf with you? Buy them a cute outfit! They’ll feel more comfortable if they can fit in on the course, and you get to spend 18 holes showing them the ropes at your favorite course or range. I personally wear a lot of the apparel from their tennis line, but you can shop their golf line as well and find something to fit anyone’s taste!
PuttView (LINK TO SHOP)
This gift is reserved for the people you really, really love- or maybe you’re thinking about buying one for yourself this holiday season! The Putt View indoor Putting Green is an epic piece of technology that brings your club practice green right into your home. With multiple sizes, packages, and green types available, the Putt View is an awesome way to solve the struggles of rainy season practice, and actually improve your game.
GolfTec (LINK TO SHOP)
There’s no better gift than lower scores and an improved golf swing! If you or a loved one needs club fittings, lessons or is just beginning their golf journey, GOLFTEC is a perfect place to start. GOLFTEC offers unreal lesson packages starting at $125, and also have lesson subscriptions/ bundles to help the golfer in your life REALLY improve.
Stogies and Bogeys (LINK TO SHOP)
Stogies and Bogeys is a small business out of Northern California, and I’ve been lucky enough to know the founder since the early days of the S&B brand! With one of a kind cigar holders and other golf accessories, there isn’t a Dad/Father in Law/Brother you can’t find a gift for. The real star of the show is the Cigar Holder, which you can personalize or customize, but there are also lighters, coasters, towels and more stocking stuffers to fill any need you may have.
Macade Golf (LINK TO SHOP)
Macade Golf is a swedish brand that recently launched, and I’ve been watching them grow as they expanded to lifestyle clothing that works on AND off the course. The edgy designs and tailored fit got my attention, and the soft athletic materials are what made me stay. I wear the leggings and sweaters to the gym as well as the range, and have yet to go a day without someone complimenting the unique and trendy look that these clothes have.
Bridgestone (LINK TO SHOP)
Bridgestone Golf makes my favorite golf ball, and they’ve also been the ball used by Tiger for most of his career. Back when Tiger was with Nike, Bridgestone actually manufactured the ball that Tiger used, stamping a NIKE logo on the side and quietly fueling some of his most iconic rounds. These high quality, reliable golf balls are made in Covington, Georgia and there is a ball option for varying speeds, skill levels and preferences. You can find the right ball for your game by visiting their site and completing an online ball fitting here!
Rukket Sports (LINK TO SHOP)
My Rukket Sports Net has been my best friend through a year of lockdown and quarantine in California. When driving ranges were over packed and golf courses were figuring out how to run with COVID-19 regulations, I got to be at home practicing with my trusty net and grooving my swing in a safe environment. If you’re locked down this winter, or just want a space to work on your swing at home; Rukket has something for you! The link above gets you 15% off your purchase.
Rhoback (LINK TO SHOP)
Rhoback is an awesome company that designs clothing for the outdoor fanatic- AKA golfers. They are also expanding their women’s line and have some awesome options for polos and pullovers in both the men’s and ladies’ departments. I have an attachment to them not only because of their Rhodesian Ridgeback mascot, but also because this brand puts a portion of their proceeds towards connecting veterans with the service dogs they so desperately need, but often can’t afford. Money spent with these guys is going to a great cause. They also offer gift wrapping!