GolfBlogger’s Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls
GolfBlogger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls

GolfBlogger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls

GolfBlogger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls Here’s a selection of curated, personally tested ideas for gifts for your golfer

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls: Tour Edge  C721 Driver

Tour Edge C721 Driver

Tour Edge Exotics C721 Driver
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: Hot face. Low Spin. Fifteen yards longer than my previous driver. Seriously.

Manufacturer’s Website

For my swing, the Tour Edge C721 is the best driver I have played to date. Producing a low spin rate and a penetrating flight, the C721 has literally given me fifteen more yards off the tee.

I’ve found it to be quite accurate as well. The low spin that produces the long, penetrating flight also keeps the ball from going side to side.

That’s why this driver is the headliner in my 2021 golf gift guide for gear and equipment.

Read GolfBlogger’s Tour Edge C721 Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls OnCore Vero X1

OnCore Vero X1

OnCore Vero X1 Golf Balls
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: In a blind test, I’d be hard pressed to distinguish these from the Pro V1

Manufacturer’s site
on Amazon

While the Pro V1 dominates the market in high end golf balls, that doesn’t necessarily make it the right ball for every golfer’s swing (in spite of their advertising to the contrary). The Vero X1 is a high end offering from upstart OnCore which has been shown in tests to perform as well as — or better — than the Pro V1.

If your golfer has a Pro V1 habit, give them something to experiment with that they might not buy on their own. A box of Vero X1 balls could change their golf narrative.

Read GolfBlogger’s OnCore Vero X1 Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls Tour Edge E721 Irons

Tour Edge Exotics E721 Irons

Tour Edge Exotics E721 Irons
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: Consistent distance and dispersion, nice feel

Manufacturer’s Website

Tour Edge has built its brand by offering high end clubs at affordable prices. The Exotics E721 irons are a case in point. Easy to hit and remarkably consistent, the E721 irons punch way above their weight in relation to their price.

Bernhard Langer plays Tour Edge, and he won this year’s PGA TOUR Champions season-long Schwab Cup. That’s a pretty good trestimonial.

Read GolfBlogger’s Tour Edge Exotics E721 Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls Sugar Golf Balls

Sugar Golf Balls

Sugar Golf Balls
Grade: B
Teacher’s Comments: A good three-piece urethane golf ball at a good price.

Manufacturer’s website

Sugar is one of a growing number of upstart golf ball companies offering a premium level product at much reduced prices.

The Sugar ball is a three-piece urethane ball that the company says is manufactured in the same facilities as those other guys. By selling their balls direct to consumers and packing 27 balls into a plain cardboard “sugar cube,” Sugar is priced less than half of a Pro V1.

Read GolfBlogger’s Sugar Golf Balls Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls ERC Soft Golf Balls

Callaway ERC Soft Golf Ball

Callaway ERC Soft Golf Balls
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: A good all-around, mid-priced ball.

Manufacturer’s Site
On Amazon

Straddling the gap between Urethane and Ionomer covers, the ERC soft has what Callaway calls a “hybrid” cover. It features a blend of Surlyn ionomers infused with Dow’s Paraloid additives and stamped with Callaway’s trademark Hex pattern.

The result is a soft-feeling distance ball with good greenside control. As a bonus, it features Callaway’s useful Triple Track alignment stripes.

Read GolfBlogger’s Callaway ERC Soft Golf Ball Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls Wilson D7 Irons

Wilson Staff D7 Irons

Wilson Staff D7 Irons
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: Powerful and attractive

Manufacturer’s site
On Amazon

In the year since I reviewed the Wilson Staff D7 irons, they have become my gamers. They’re easy to hit, produce great distance and while are a game improvement iron do not look like it.

While Wilson has moved on to the D9, the D7 irons are still available — and at a really good price in many places.

Read GolfBlogger’s Wilson Staff D7 Irons Review

GolfBlogger's Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Clubs and Balls Saintnine Golf Balls

Saintnine Golf Balls: Extreme Soft Gold and UPro
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: I’ve enjoyed playing these balls

Company Website+
on Amazon

Saintnine is a relatively new golf ball company that is a division of the much older Nexen Tire Company from South Korea. The company produces a variety of ball models ranging from the two-piece UPro to the tour performance Extreme Soft Golf.

Unusually for a two piece ball, the UPro sports a urethane cover. All of their models feature stylized cartoon characters that the company calls “Mental Mates.” Each of these characters is supposed to help you improve your game by providing a better state of mind.

Read GolfBlogger’s SaintNine golf balls review.

Honma XP-1 Driver Review
Honma XP-1 Driver

Honma XP-1 Driver

Honma XP-1 Driver
Grade: A
Teachers’ Comments: A lightweight club that rewards a smooth, easy swing.

Manufacturer’s Website

If you have heard of Honma golf, it is likely because of their Beres line of clubs, which are made of precious metals, with prices to match.

Fortunately for most of us, Honma has a line of T//World clubs that offer the same design philosophies at a much more reasonable price.

The Honma XP-1 Driver has found an honored place in my “Up North” golf bag — the clubs I keep at the cottage and play when taking in Northern Michigan’s fabulous courses.

The XP-1 is a great club for players with slightly slower swings because it rewards a smooth, flowing stroke rather than a high torque violent one.

Read GolfBlogger’s Honma XP-1 Driver Review

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