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Golf Gift Guide

December 10, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Golfer on Your List

Tis the season for holiday spirit. Are you starting to worry about what gift to get the golfer in your life? It seems like every year there is a new wave of technology, equipment, and trends that are always hard to keep up with. Rather than fighting the hype, we’ve compiled a list of some pretty steadfast favorites that we think ANY golfer would enjoy.

Customized Ball Marking Tool: While the golf ball alignment tool was once the newest accessory, it’s since been modified to further customize your own golf ball. And, funny enough, these little metal semi-circles seem to be all the rage this holiday season. Whether you use them as stocking stuffers, or gift them along side a dozen (or several dozen!) golf balls, these are sure to add some character to the game of your favorite golfer!

Club Fitting: It can be very difficult to order new equipment for somebody else. How are you expected to know what kind of driver he wants when he probably doesn’t even know himself? Rather than just giving a gift card to the nearest golf store, a club fitting can provide background knowledge and information to the golfer in your life so that their next club choice can be an informed decision.

Lesson: Every golfer knows that they can be better at the game. Whether you gift an indoor lesson at the dome or on a simulator or wait until Spring so he can head out to the range, a lesson is an often under-gifted present.

Season Pass: If you live by a golf course, or know that the golfer in your life always plays the same course enough to take advantage of a year of unlimited play, buy them a season pass! Every course has different stipulations, but often times season pass holders get to make their tee times further ahead of time than the general public, save money on cart rentals, range balls, and/or pro shop merchandise at the club.

Golf Trip: If you’re thinking about making a bigger investment in this year’s holiday gift, we suggest you head to a travel agency or golf resort website. Many destination golf locations have holiday promotions or travel packages for winter and/or spring. Some golfers just can’t last the whole winter without watching their ball soar through the crisp blue sky… help them get back on the course again!

Tournament Tickets: Going to one of the Majors is a dream that almost every golfer has. Even if you’re not able to get tickets to a Major, though, the experience of being at a PGA tournament is a unique one that we highly recommend. The ability to be up close and personal with the golfers that you watch on TV all the time is exciting. Just like with any other live sport, everything seems better: the golfers’ swings just seem so much faster, the ball goes so much further, and the great shots look even greater.

What have you given in the past? What are you planning on giving (or getting) this year? What is the best golf gift you’ve ever gotten?

If you are new to the game and would like to know more about golf in your area, contact our Section Office and we’d be happy to help!  Here’s a directory of facilities in our Minnesota Section.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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