GolfBlogger’s Holiday Golf Gift Guide Part 1
Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for the golfer in your life? Here are a few of the GolfBlogger’s favorite things from this year:
Big Max Aqua Sport 2 Golf Bag
Teacher’s Comments: A great bag for both push- and power golf carts. Waterproof. Spacious.
The Big Max Aqua Sport 2 is a well-designed, waterproof bag from a company that has dominated the sales of trolleys and bags in Europe for some time. If your golfer’s bag is tattered and dirty, the Aqua Sport 2 is a fine choice for a replacement. It replaced my decade old Sun Mountain bag.
Srixon Z585 Irons
Teachers’ Comments: Powerful. Easier to hit than I expected from a forged iron.
There’s an old saw about a person’s eyes being bigger than their stomach. That applies to me in golf. I love the look and feel of players’ forged irons, but don’t really have the game to effectively use them. The Srixon Z585 irons are an exception to that proverb. These are great feeling, great looking forged irons that for me, perform as well as a more forgiving game improvement set.
Cobra F-Max Superlite Fairway Wood
Cobra F-Max Superlite Three Wood
Teachers’ Comments: Finally, a fairway wood I can consistently hit. Long, with a strong draw bias. Worth a look if you’re in the market.
Cobra’s F-Max Superlite is aimed squarely at the slower swinging player desperately seeking to reach those par fives in two … or at least make that third shot a wedge. As the name suggests, it’s designed to be lighter than your usual fairway metal, offering more speed with the same effort.
Tommy Armour TA1 Irons From Dick’s Sporting Goods
Teacher’s Comments: A solid set of irons at a fair price. Worthy of consideration by budget conscious mid- to high-handicappers.
Tommy Armour is a venerable name in golf clubs — the Silver Scot was in many bags — and this offering from Dick’s Sporting Goods is a worthy successor. Co-designed by Designworks, a subsidiary of BMW, the TA1 is a solid game improvement iron at a terrific price point.
Teachers’ Comments: A great way to track your data for game improvement.
I don’t really keep score any more, but I still like to know how I’m doing. The Shotscope V2 makes it easy to collect data on my play. The small tags screw into the butt end of the grip, and send signals to the watch, tracking more than a hundred different statistics about your game. The watch also serves as a golf GPS.
Two Thumb Putter Grips
Teacher’s Comments: A different way of holding a putter that can make a difference in your putting.
The idea of the Two Thumb Putter grip is that it puts the hands in a parallel position. This keeps both shoulders and elbows parallel to the target line — an alignment that golfers might struggle to achieve in a more traditional grip with one hand higher than the other.
Teachers’ Comments: You can’t go wrong with any of the three models.
No one wants to get socks for Christmas. Except golfers. If you’re a dedicated walking golfer like The GolfBlogger, you know the value of a good pair of socks. Swiftwick makes a great line of socks for golfers, in a variety of styles, lengths, materials and colors.
Golf Bag Beer Mug
Teachers’ Comments: Cute. Might make a good, light-hearted gift.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive novelty for the golfer in your life, look no further. The Golf Bag Beer Mug is sure to make them smile. At the price, you could get one for every golfer in your group.
Lamkin Golf Grips
Teacher’s Comments: You can’t miss with any of these
All three models offer good resistance to twisting and slipping, while still being soft enough for me to play in my usual no-glove style.
Read the Complete Lamkin Golf Grips Review.
The GolfBlogger’s Holiday Golf Gift Guide Part 1 was first published November 23, 2018.