One of the highest sellers during the holiday season is golf-related gear. From clubs to accessories and apparel, the golf market is huge. But, if you’re buying a gift for a golfer and you’re not a golfer yourself, choosing a golf gift can be both intimidating and confusing.
Picking the wrong style of club could be a disappointment depending on your golfer’s tastes, just as buying a new bag that doesn’t have the super-handy umbrella pocket he or she’s been dreaming about could also go wrong. Keep reading for some great golf gifts that are universal and good for any golfer, no matter what their tastes.
1. Golf How-To and Instructional DVDs
Every good golfer is trying to learn how to become a great golfer, so help them out with an instructional video. When selecting a how-to DVD, pick one that’s current and contemporary. For credibility, look for reputable pro golfers as hosts or sponsorship by known brands.
Another great option is to look online to see which DVDs are popular sellers or received the best customer reviews.
2. Golf Movies/DVDs
There are some great golf movies out there like Tin Cup and Caddyshack. For something more dramatic, try the classic 1951 film Follow the Sun, a Ben Hogan biopic, or The Legend of Bagger Vance, a more modern film about a caddy with a secret. If your golf lover likes comedy, try Happy Gilmore or Pat and Mike (1952).
3. Golf Books
Golf books make a great gift for any golf lover. If your recipient likes non-fiction and history, opt for a book on the history of the game or a biography of a famous golfer. For fiction and literature lovers, books like Veron’s The Caddie or The Rub of the Green by William Hallberg are great stories that capture the spirit of the game along with the rhythm of a good book.
4. Golf Video Games
Golf video games are becoming increasingly popular, especially after the wide spread of the popular bar arcade game Golden Tee. If your golf lover is also a gaming lover, look for a golf title for either the computer or his or her gaming system.
5. Golf Gear
If you have your heart set on a piece of golf gear, take a look at what your golfer already owns. If they’re loyal to one particular brand, like Callaway, then buy within that brand. Try to talk to them about their likes and dislikes and get a feel for what they want. Remember, always get a receipt.