Finding a gift for the golfer in your life can be really challenging. There are so many different products and golf gift ideas out there that it makes your head spin. You might find yourself thinking about:
Do they really need another golf shirt?
I bought them a set of golf balls last year. What else can I get?
They already have that. What other gifts for golfers are there?
If you’re still stuck searching for the best golf gifts to give someone for an upcoming holiday, birthday, or Father’s Day, we’ve got you covered when it comes to thinking “outside the box” about what to get the golfer in your life who already has everything.
What are the best gifts for golfers? Before...
Let’s start by shifting our focus away from golf-specific gear and equipment and, instead, look at other creative golf gift ideas that can help improve their golf game by addressing the way that their body performs and feels.
If the body isn’t moving well, performance on the golf course will suffer. You might as well forget about the fancy technology found in the golf clubs and golf balls used today. Take care of your body first, and the rest will fall into place.
Why is mobility important for golf?
In a golf swing, both the upper and lower halves of the body must work together to create a powerful and accurate golf shot. This requires adequate strength, flexibility, mobility, and the ability of the body to rotate in multiple areas, especially in the thoracic spine and hips.
If these areas are not working together because they are tight and not moving well, the body will begin to compensate for these mobility restrictions and try to make up for the range of motion elsewhere. This can affect the mechanics of the golf swing, leading to inconsistent timing upon impact on the golf ball and therefore inconsistent performance on the golf course. As it relates to the body, failing to address and improve upon mobility restrictions increases the likelihood of pain or injury over time.
Help the golfer in your life with one of these thoughtful and unique golf gifts. These are our 3 best gifts for golfers to help keep their body strong and healthy and take their game to the next level.
Best gifts for golfers to improve mobility
Golf Mobility Training Program + 3-Stick Bundle by Stick Mobility
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Stick Mobility is a training system that incorporates exercises using a mobility stick and combines joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to increase athletic performance, reduce risk of injury, and speed recovery.
Among their product offerings is a Golf Mobility Training program. This program includes a video series with PGA Pro Trainer Ben Shear, helping you practice the exercises using the Stick Mobility mobility sticks to improve the way your body moves and to understand how it translates over to your golf swing.
Also included in the bundle is a 3-pack of the mobility sticks that will be used to perform the different stretches and exercises found in the training program videos. The video training series is also sold separately if you already have the mobility sticks.
Theragun by Therabody
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The Theragun by is a self-massage tool that uses percussive therapy to increase blood flow and circulation to specific muscles targeted in the body with the device, helping to relieve pain, reduce stiffness and soreness, improve recovery times, and increase range of motion.
The company offers many different variations of the Theragun to fit your body’s needs to get it feeling right, whether it is after a long day of sitting, recovering from a tough workout, or getting your body loose and ready to go for 18 holes on the golf course.
The Hip Hook by Aletha
The Hip Hook is Aletha’s latest product, which applies pressure to both the psoas and iliacus (the body’s main hip flexors) to help release tension. When these hip flexor muscles become tight and restricted, it affects the alignment of the pelvis and ultimately changes how well the ball and socket of the hip joint move together.
As it relates to a golf swing, this means less rotation coming from the hips and more pressure being placed on the lower back and knees to make up for this range of motion. This not only increases the chance for pain or injury over time, but also can impact performance on the course that day.
Releasing the built-up tension in these hip flexor muscles can help restore that good range of motion in the hips to improve the golf swing. When used consistently, the Hip Hook can also help with making improvements with pre-existing aches and pains in the hips, back, knees, and throughout the rest of the body.
The Hip Hook can be used as part of both your warmup routine before heading to the course and your recovery routine after your round is finished. Once you free your hips using this device, your golf game may be forever changed!
We hope this gave you some fresh new ideas for gifts for the golf lovers in your life!