What to Buy a Golfer

Getting a golfer a present

Getting a golfer a presentYou might think that buying gifts for a golfer is a breeze. That is, if you’re not a golfer. Golfers are finicky about their clubs, the balls they hit, the shirts and shoes they wear, and especially the putters they use. So before embarking on a shopping spree, a little research about the golfer on your gift list is necessary.

When purchasing golf clubs as a gift, it’s best to stick to drivers, woods, or wedges. Even in that case you will want to sneak a peek into the golf bag of the person you’re buying for to check what kind of shaft they play, the size and color of the driver and woods, and the lofts and angles of the wedges.

The TaylorMade RocketBallz driver and fairways offers a shaft flex in stiff, regular or light/senior, with loft options from 9.5 to 13 degrees. The lightweight shaft enhances your swing and speed, resulting in more distance. The familiar white crown and black faced-head reduces glare and aids with alignment.

It’s been said that orange is the new black, and for golfers who like a bit of flair with their equipment, the Cobra AMP Cell driver and fairways, with its distinctive colored crowns (including orange, red, blue, and silver), certainly fits the bill. With six settings to adjust loft, weight and face angle, your lucky recipient should be able to find one that fills them with comfort and confidence.

Personalized golf items are also a great idea. Golf balls, coffee mugs, golf towels, tees, hats, bag tags, head covers, shirts and sweaters can all be adorned with the recipient’s name. Or you could inscribe a golf-related theme onto a mouse pad or a doormat. A personalized pocket flask, an umbrella and raingear are wonderful gifts to help golfers endure those raw, rainy days on the course.

It’s rarely a bad idea to accessorize the golfer on your gift list with a fashionable belt. The Nike Signature Swoosh Cut-Out II and the Adidas 2013 Trophy Belt will make any player look like a pro. For the woman in your life, the Adidas Crossover Neck Sweater in white, with light pink stripes, will put a smile on her face.

Travel bags for clubs and shoes never go out of style, especially for golfers who annually embark on buddy trips. A Nike Sports organizer is light and durable and can carry a cell phone, GPS, wallet and keys. A GPS rangefinder will enhance any golfer’s game and make them feel like a pro.

Passionate golfers are always seeking the holy grail that will shave strokes off their handicap. Practice aids will usually make their eyes light up as they envision shooting career scores. And nowhere can you save strokes quicker than on the putting green. Instead of buying a putter as a gift (golfers tend to be very particular about their putters), why not purchase a practice aid like the TaylorMade TR3 True Path. The True Path provides instant feedback on putting flaws and helps with alignment and tempo. Putting is all about a consistent stroke that stays on the proper path. With the True Path, golfers develop muscle memory so that they can repeat the correct stroke even under pressure.

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