Why is it that so many people are nearly impossible to shop for during the holiday season? You’d think that being a loved one, significant other, sibling, mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, etc. we would know exactly what they want every year right? I don’t know – maybe it’s because we know them so well or we’ve given them so many gifts over the years that we are running out of options? Or we care about them so much, we want to find the absolute PERFECT gift every time! Either way shopping for the people we care about most tends to be a very difficult task. But…don’t worry because here at TwoGuysWithBalls.com we have taken the pain out of shopping for your Golfer; man or woman, young or old, 1 handicap or a 20 handicap. Our golf experts have exhaustively researched, tested, and evaluated the most “popular” golf gifts of 2017 and have come up with a top ten list! (Top ten, how original I know but it’s easy and who doesn’t like easy!)
By the way – TwoGuysWithBalls.com was not paid for these endorsements nor will receive any royalties from this review…just pure old fashioned gift review for our loyal readers!
10. Jack Grace golf shoes
Have you ever heard of Jack Grace? Me either until recently a colleague opened my eyes to Jack. These shoes are some of the most comfortable golf shoes around with their classic to modern look and the comfort of the latest shoe technologies Jack Grace will not disappoint.
9. Microfiber Golf Towel
This one may need to be done with a little “snooping” around your loved ones golf bag, trunk, or wherever they stash their club but chances are they aren’t sporting a golf towel like this. A few years ago this Microfiber golf towel was released and it is pretty cool. It’a made from microfiber material which many late night TV infomercials promote in car squeegees, you know the orange ones that you just NEED and will solve all your problems!! Yes, that’s the one…but this time your Golfer really does need one. They are inexpensive and very useful, many versions come with a hole in the middle so they fit directly over a club. No need to find a clip or figure out how to attach it to your golf back. Simple but practical.
8. All-in-one stainless steel golfers tool
Another simple but very practical gift. So many times on the course a golf searches for the particular golf tool that the situation calls upon. Whether it’s a divot repair tool, removable pen, club cleaning brush, pocket knife this tool covers it all. It can be used as a key chain or just a stand alone in the bag, either way it’s an all encompassing solution for any golfer (and it’s very inexpensive.)
7. A office or home putting green
We all need to spend more time polishing our putting stroke but many times we default to the driving range rather than the short game practice area. That big dog calling our name just can’ the ignored! With this putting green you bring the short game home or to the office. What I particularly love about this product is that is has alignment lines to verify where exactly your putter head is coming through the ball at impact (critical for draining puts) it also folds up in a very small unintrusive box and can be hidden quickly behind the desk when the boss comes in or behind the lazy boy chair when company is over. This little baby, will help you sink more putts and lower your scores!
Rangefinders are crazy useful on the course for knowing EXACTLY the distance you are from the flag stick but also give much more detail that assist in course Managemrnt. Like almost anything there are multiple variations of you can buy. Like the watch that will tells you basic distance to the front, middle, and back of the putting area to the advanced model that takes in account of elevation, pin location, green undulation to give you the most accurate yardage. Whatever you choose for your Golfer you can’t go wrong!
We know golf is considered to be a game of etiquette, honor, and integrity BUT we have to realize that once and awhile golfers may consume a drink or two on the golf course (hopefully not 10?!). For the serious golfer who can control themselves on course and just have one or two than this gift is perfect for them, PLUS you can personalize it!
4. Apple Air Pods
You may be thinking “how in the heck are these a golf gift?” Stay with me here – as we all know much business is conducted on the golf course. Whether it’s with the four-some you’re playing with or taking a call while on the practice range. The fact of the matter is that technology and the ability to “stay connected” while on the road is critical to any business’ success. These Bluetooth WIRELESS headset/headphones and now with Siri added you can stay 100% connected while on the golf course. You can answer the phone, listen to music, and even have Siri update you on your inbox, the last text message you got, the time of your next calendar appointment all while not even looking at your phone.
But now I bet some of you are thinking “sure but taking those things in and out of your ears will be a bigger pain than it’s worth” and the answer is you don’t have to. That’s right these amazing little pods do NOT fall out while you are swinging your club, nope not even close, they don’t even budge. Better yet, the background noise canceling technology drowns out to your caller what exactly you are doing. I’ve been on the course, on the phone (AirPods connectedn), and still able to play my round without the caller asking “what are you doing??”
3. Golf Club Bluetooth speaker (and phone charger)
A golf club that can fit in your bag and is a speaker?! 15 hours of playtime, waterproof, and charge! You can remove the grip and use the stake to stick it in the turf on the course. You can unscrew the head and take the speaker anywhere without the shaft. You can charge multiple phones, staying “productive” if you decided to golf without letting your boss know.
2. Arccos Golf performance tracker
There’s a reason that this was the 2017 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award winner for “Best Game Analyzer,” Arccos 360 automatically records and analyzes every shot you hit. This is one of the best performance analyzers out there in the market and one of our favorites.
1. TwoGuysWithBalls.com’s signature “Balls on the way” subscription
Do you know why golf pro shops sell golf balls above retail prices? Because they can, so many golfers forget to make sure they have ample golf balls for their next round, then get to the course, look in their bag, and realize they are completely out or have a few old ones that have cartpath marks everywhere. Once again we have a solution. Our “Balls of the month” subscription ensures the above senerio does NOT happen plus will offer you significant saving over pro shop balls as well as retail! It’s very simple and is very customizable to your golfers specific preferences. Remember an average golfer loses about 5 balls per round so playing just two rounds a month means they need another dozen! We will send you a dozen balls (of your choice) by the 1st of every month. You can choose the same exact balls each month, or a category of Balls and quality.
We have 3 subscription options to fit your need and budget.
- Balls on the Way – Platinum urethane covered ball option like Titleist ProV1, Bridgestone B330’s, Callaway Chrome Soft, or TaylorMadeTP5’s.
- Balls on the Way – Gold performance option featuring balls like Bridgestone B330RX, Callaway super soft, TaylorMade Project “a”, or Titleist NXT Tour.
- Balls on the Way – Silver performance option which features balls like Bridgestone e6, Callaway HX, TaylorMade Penta, or Titleist Velocity.
Whatever you choose it can be monthly, every 2 months or quarterly. You pay when when the balls ship and of course you can cancel or pause at anytime.
PS: Yeah, yeah… I know what you are thinking… shameless plug for your own product. BUT, we really do feel that this is the best golf gift you can get for 2017, even if we didn’t own the place 🙂
Kent Evans is a passionate golfer and Sr Golf Writer at Two Guys with Balls. Kent blogs about various golf topics that interest him.