That feeling of dread every time a holiday or birthday comes around and we have to look for gifts for the golfer in our life! They already have the clubs they want, they have the golf bag, balls, shoes.
So what do we get the golfer in our life this year? It’s time to start thinking outside the box.
Let’s look past the bag, clubs, and balls and think about creative golf gifts.
Gifts for golfers who need a little fashion boost and a one-size-fits-all feel
Bluffworks Ascender Chino Pants ($125, currently on sale for $87.50)
Ok, these pants aren’t technically “Golf Pants”, but they’re so versatile that they can be! Your golfer can wear them while traveling, out to dinner, AND to golf in because they’re so comfortable and acceptable on the golf course. And they're wrinkle-resistant, need I say more? Every golfer could use a pair.
Not only are the pants both versatile and stylish, these pants have not just two, but TEN pockets. You never realized you need so many pockets until you have them. Your golfer can store their picks, markers, cards and more without their pockets looking too chunky.
Even if your golfer isn't that good, there's no excuse for not looking your best!
Gifts for golfers who have back pain
Hip Hook by Aletha
We all have that one golfer who could improve their golf game if they just took care of themselves a little better… and stopped complaining about how their back or hips hurt (it’s a win-win for both parties here). In comes the Hip Hook.
The Hip Hook is Aletha’s latest product, and the only muscle-release tool specifically designed to apply 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 their warm-up routine before heading to the course and their recovery routine after their round is finished. Once they free their hips using this device, their golf game may be forever changed! And so will your life as you can talk about something other than back pain.
Gifts for golfers to help keep them in alignment
Swing Trainer’s Swing Align Short Game ($134.95)
When it comes to golf, it is all about the fundamentals. Like Harry Bellafonte says “A house built on a weak foundation will not stand, oh no!” Harry’s right. If the foundation of your golfer's game is weak, their golf game is going to be seriously lacking. Introducing the Swing Align, created to improve their golf game through both visual and muscle memory.
Ben Pellicani, PGA Teaching Professional embraces the importance of golf fundamentals and improving your game and alignment through consistent practice of muscle memory. Check out Ben’s Instagram for some awesome golf content: @pelligolf
The Swing Align teaches short game control and consistency and also helps to promote better distance control.
The reviews on the tool speak for themselves, “The trainer has helped me stay "connected," enabling me to swing with efficient power. The result has been MORE DISTANCE and IMPROVED ACCURACY”, “When it comes to being able to directly see and feel alignment and rotation, this is awesome”.
Gifts for golfers who love tech gadgets:
Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors ($179.99): A caddie in your golfer’s phone
If the golfer in your life is tech-savvy and is all about finding ways to improve their golf game, this is the gadget for them.
When you buy an Arccos Caddie Smart Sensor, included are the attachments for the golf clubs, access to the Android or iPhone app, a year subscription to the app, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Your golfer will pay $99/year for continued service of the app and all it has to offer, it’s cheaper than paying for a caddie at each game!
The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors attach to the top of each of your player's golf clubs and then simply log onto the phone or smartwatch app to help track the distance of the hole your on through their first-ever GPS RangeFinder that adjusts in real-time to calculate wind, temperature, slope, and more to create the best swing possible. Through the app, your golfer can also track their own analytics to track their strengths and weaknesses and help them improve their game over time.
Good luck finding the perfect gift for the golfer you love, at the end of the day if they aren't very good you can always get them more balls to replace the ones they lose or hit in the water!