Best Golf Gifts 2022 - our top gift ideas for Christmas Day

Need some Christmas Day gift inspiration? Our best golf gifts guide has ideas galore for the golfer in your life

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Best Golf Gifts - our top picks for Christmas Day 

In need of a few golf gift ideas for Christmas Day? We have you covered with this fine selection of goodies – large, medium and pocket sized. We would all like golf gear for birthday, Christmas or just treating someone you love to something special - hopefully the right stuff - so our golf gift guide selects the hottest golf gear and best golf accessories out there. Alternatively, check out our guides on the best golf mats, best golf nets or funny golf gifts if you're looking for something more specific for the golfer in your life.

If you need some inspiration for golf gifts, or would like to drop some hints to those buying for you, then we have you covered with suggestions for all levels and budgets. You may want the latest driver, irons or top-of-the-range golf cart, but most budgets won’t stretch to that, so this guide focuses on everything from stocking fillers to GPS gear and golf training aids.

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Top Picks

PHIGOLF Smart Home Golf Simulator

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PHIGOLF Smart Home Golf Simulator

A fun simulator for the home

Reasons to buy

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A fun tool to have at home
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Play full courses and rounds of golf
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Analyze your swing speed 

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't simulate ball striking and impact with your shot

PHIGolf's Smart Home Golf Simulator is a fun and performance-enhancing simulator that is very easy to set up and use. It takes up very little space in your home and you won't need a hitting mat or a net with this simulator. It comes with a swing stick that features a built-in motion sensor that tracks your golf swing. 

Ultimately, this simulator is built for entertainment purposes, allowing users to play some of the most iconic courses in the world of golf from Pebble Beach to St Andrews. It also comes with seven different game modes including stroke play, nearest to the pin and longest drive, meaning there are hours and hours of fun to be had.

Blue Tees Series 3 Max Laser Rangefinder Review

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A premium model with excellent performance, without breaking the bank

Reasons to buy

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Exceptional clarity and speed
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Premium aesthetics
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Excellent value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Magnetic strap on case often comes loose

Blue Tees Golf is a relatively new name in the industry and it has a simple strategy: to create premium performance products at an affordable price. On the whole we think the Series 3 Max stuck to that ethos which is why it made this gift guide. One of its best features is the crystal clear display – it’s beautifully clear, meanwhile, the lock and vibration features assures the user that they have the correct target, which means less guesswork and time spent on reshooting for distances.

We also enjoyed the speed, the aesthetic design and the three colors it comes in too: navy, black and pink.

FootJoy FUEL golf Shoe review

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One of the best shoes in golf

Reasons to buy

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Clean, modern styling with an athletic look
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Plenty of traction and waterproof protection

Reasons to avoid

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Shoe upper could have had more padding for added comfort

With how many brands and cool designs that are on the market at the moment, now is the time to get a new pair of golf shoes. The FootJoy Fuel shoes came out earlier this year and offer more of a modern, trainer-like style which has seemed to be very popular. There is also plenty of traction and waterproof protection whilst the shoes are also incredibly versatile because they could be worn with trousers and shorts, in all seasons.

Titleist 2021 Pro V1 golf ballsEditors Choice 2022

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The No.1 ball in golf

Reasons to buy

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Provides superb all-round performance with impressive distance in the long game
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Excellent control into the greens and high levels of consistency throughout with a soft feel.

Reasons to avoid

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Premium price-tag will be a stumbling block for many golfers.

Trust us, if you get the golfer in your life a dozen Pro V1's then they will be over the moon. As you would expect the Pro V1 is well used out on Tour because of the combination of feel, performance, control and high levels of consistency. It should come as no surprise that it got five stars when we tested the ball.

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For golfers seeking functionality on a tight budget

Reasons to buy

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Packed with shot-saving features
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Looks at home off the course

Reasons to avoid

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Touchscreen can lag slightly

The accuracy of the Aim W11 is excellent. Preloaded with 40,000 courses, the Aim W11 will pinpoint your position and give super-accurate yardages. In terms of innovation, features include a full-color touch screen display, plus green undulation and slope-adjusted distance readings (where available) to give the golfer better, real-life views and more control around the course. There are also excellent new zoom in/out functions around the green.

Perfect Practice Putting Mat

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A super fun, well-made training aid

Reasons to buy

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Lots of lines and checkpoints for honing both the consistency of your stroke and your start lines. 
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Nicely made

Reasons to avoid

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You will need to make sure you have a flat floor with enough space to lay the mat

Want to work on your putting at home, in the office or just about anywhere? Well this mat from Perfect Practice is definitely a model to consider. The slight incline toward the hole makes you have to hit the ball nice and firm, a great way to practice putting pace which you can translate into more putts holed on the golf course.

Once a putt is holed, the ball conveniently comes back down the wooden runner on the right so you don't have to march back and forth every time you've holed a putt. 

Bag Boy Nitron Push CartEditors Choice 2022

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An Editor's Choice award winner

Reasons to buy

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Folds down easily and compactly
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Well thought out storage areas for water bottle and phone
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Very little bag twisting over rough terrain

Reasons to avoid

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Fixed front wheel means it's less manoeuvrable than some

Do you know someone who insists on walking on the golf course? Well a good push cart is the way forward then and one of our top picks is the Nitron from Bag Boy. A model that made our best golf carts (opens in new tab) list, one simple step is all you need to fold this cart up or down which is outstanding. It’s extremely lightweight and, when folded down, it’s very compact, making it a dream in terms of storage. And while it may not be as heavy or bulky as other similar products, it remains robust and able to cope with any and all demands placed on it. 

Puma PopTop Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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Exceptional sound quality in a compact, user-friendly design

Reasons to buy

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Compact and lightweight
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Excellent sound quality and clarity

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life is on the shorter side

The Puma PopTop Mini Bluetooth speaker checks all the boxes when it comes to qualifying as a great gift. It delivers impressive sound and range, it's compact and lightweight, it's easy to set up and use, and it's a great value at its price point. And not only does it deliver enjoyment on the golf course, it's equally good away from the golf course as well. The PopTop Mini is also waterproof, sand proof, and dust proof, so it was built to withstand the elements, and it doubles as a bottle opener as well.

Something Extra Special

If you are stuck with what to get Dad then why not invest in a gift card at Dick's Sporting Goods. That way he can get anything he wants and this is not just limited to golf because the retailer has loads of other sports and gear to choose from. Purely from a golfing perspective the site has everything from clubs to accessories so, depending on how much you want the gift card to be, your Dad can get fully kitted out. 

Sun Mountain Club Glider Meridian Travel Cover pictured at an airportEditors Choice 2022

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The ultimate golf travel bag

Reasons to buy

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Legs and wheels are a game changer
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Outside pockets are spacious
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Padding at the top end is very thick

Reasons to avoid

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Can be tricky to put legs/wheels back up

Got a golf trip lined up but still using the same travel bag from decades ago? Well an upgrade is vital especially if you want to keep your clubs safe and secure when travelling. Enter the Meridian from Sun Mountain, which will be your best friend on a trip.

It features an integrated leg set that retracts easily and supports all the weight of the bag for easy wheeling on all surfaces. Just like the name suggests, it simply glides around the airport and takes away any stress from your back, arms and wrists for when maneuvering it. The legs are very sturdy and the wheels roll excellently.

Titleist Players 4 Plus StaDry Stand Bag Review

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An outstanding golf bag for all players

Reasons to buy

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Stylish, comfortable
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Lightweight and has enough storage space for everything you need out on the course.

Reasons to avoid

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Legs don't fully retract when being carried.

Has someone been dropping subtle hints that they want a new golf bag? Well this Titleist model is definitely a model to consider. It featured in our best golf stand bags (opens in new tab) guide because it has a tour-inspired, low-profile top cuff, four full-length dividers and a new premium double strap for enhanced comfort and simplified adjustment while carrying. The new strap is noticeably more comfortable and is also self balancing, meaning your clubs stay upright with no chance of falling out when he is walking the fairways. it is also waterproof and looks great as well.

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One of the best golf shoes on the market

Reasons to buy

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Exceptional levels of comfort from a shoe that looks great
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Performs on every shot from every lie

Reasons to avoid

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Foam sections tricky to keep clean.

The ZG21 is undoubtedly one of the best golf shoes you can buy and has been worn by a number of Tour stars this year. Tipping the scales at just 13 ounces per shoe and featuring adidas’ Boost technology as well as a new Lightstrike cushioning, we were blown away by the feeling of weightlessness provided. The grip is excellent, as is the waterproofing, and the look of the shoe is modern and yet understated too, especially in the variety of colors available. 

shot scope pro lx plus in hand

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Reasons to buy

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3-in-1 functionality
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H4 GPS is an excellent, compact device that enables shot tracking
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Laser/GPS combination improves strategy

Reasons to avoid

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Manual club tagging required

The Shot Scope Pro LX+ is the first of its kind as it offers three-in-one functionality that combines the pinpoint accuracy of a laser, the convenience of a handheld golf GPS device and shot tracking performance analysis. 

The GPS and shot tracking functionality goes through the H4 GPS, which is a very compact device that magnetically attaches to the front of the Pro LX laser rangefinder. 

In terms of the rangefinder itself, we liked its ergonomic shape, Slope mode and the option of a red or black display depending on the light conditions.

Therabody Theragun miniEditors Choice 2022

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Keeps the muscles relaxed

Reasons to buy

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Compact and easy to transport wherever you need it
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Two year warranty gives peace of mind

Reasons to avoid

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Not as powerful as larger massage guns.

Golf is a physical experience and if you know someone who comes home and feels aches and pains in their muscles and back then the Theragun Mini is a device to help. It is a pocket-sized massage device that helps gives treatment to muscles thanks to Percussive Therapy which has been said to help with: improving your range of motion, hydrating tissue, faster warming up, enhancing the quality of your sleep and improving posture. We also love how portable the device is as well.

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro

The market-leading ear buds

Reasons to buy

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Good noise cancellation
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Nice fit

Reasons to avoid

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Can get loose during workouts

Featuring a customizable fit to deliver all-day comfort and Active Noise Cancellation, the Air Pods Pro are a joy to use (we've got them ourselves) and, whilst not entirely golf specific, are very easy and comfortable to wear whilst practicing at the range or at the golf club. 

TaylorMade RBZ SpeedLite Package Set

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The best package set on the market

Reasons to buy

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A good set composition that should benefit most mid to high handicappers. 
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Clean aesthetics
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Impressive forgiveness throughout the set, easy to flight

Reasons to avoid

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Bag is fairly flimsy and has been designed specifically for trolley/buggy use

We recently tested this set and we have to say it is one of the best golf club sets you can buy. It comes with everything a new golfer needs and the quality is very high, meaning it will last a much longer time than many budget sets.

Game Improvers

PuttOut Platinum Pressure Putt Trainer

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Improve your putting at home with this tough trainer

Reasons to buy

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Much higher quality finish than its predecessor but still has all the same great features. 
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Great for practicing pace control with your putts.

Reasons to avoid

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Need to invest in the PuttOut mat to get the best use out of it.

The PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer is quite simply one of the best and most enjoyable putting aids out there right now. Its best use is to help with pace control and finding the 'perfect putt' is a great way to focus your practice and keep it entertaining. It can also be infuriatingly tricky to get right but worth the time nonetheless.

bushnell phantom 2 clipped on bag

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Handy little GPS device

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly easy to use
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Clear graphics and a great battery life while providing you just the right amount of information on course.

Reasons to avoid

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While the integrated app is useful to an extent, it drains phone battery quickly.

If you know he doesn't want a watch then why not a small little GPS device that clips onto his golf bag? If so the Phantom 2 from Bushnell is a top choice. 40 per cent larger than the original Phantom, the 2 is still a relatively small device that easily fits into the palm of your hand and your golf bag.

It comes with a larger screen and much clearer graphics, and it gives clear front, middle and back distance measurements no matter which direction you are approaching the green.

Blast Golf Swing Analyser unboxed

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Clever device that will help your ball striking

Reasons to buy

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Measures a huge amount of metrics
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Instant feedback via an app
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Encourages meaningful, focussed practice sessions

Reasons to avoid

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Sensor attaches to clubs rather awkwardly
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Beginners will struggle to comprehend the data

The Blast Golf Swing Analyser is a sensor that attaches to the grip of any golf club and gathers data about your swing. Alongside the free app, the swing analyser captures an incredible amount of data about your golf swing and quickly feeds back that information so you can work on your swing.

The speed of the feedback, the accuracy of the data and the way it feeds it back is incredibly intuitive. When you're swinging, a simple red, amber and green banner lets you know when you’re in the right part of a specific metric. It’s a fantastic way to practice with some intent on the range, as opposed to aimlessly hitting balls.

garmin approach s12 golf watch

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Accurate GPS yardages on the course

Reasons to buy

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Accurate and easy to use. 
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Lightweight strap allows you to swing freely without it getting in the way.

Reasons to avoid

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Limited off-course functionality

A GPS device is a must these days because there is no excuse for getting the wrong yardage when out on the course. A good way of dealing with this problem is a golf watch and one of the best is the S12 from Garmin. Usable, versatile, and offering outstanding value, every single golfer out there will enjoy the performance from this watch.

Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors Gen3+Editors Choice 2022

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In-depth analytics on your game

Reasons to buy

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Access tour level stats on your game
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Easy to install and set up
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Hands free tracking

Reasons to avoid

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Having phone in pocket if not using alternatives
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Still needs little amending of data after each round

Arccos Caddie is a fully-automatic course management system that pinpoints your precise location on the golf course using GPS and then uses sensors to suggest which club to use in every situation. As such this will give key insight into each player's game and where their strengths, (and weaknesses) are, and where they needs to improve. 

Shot Scope G3 GPS Watch

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Shot Scope G3 GPS Watch

Reasons to buy

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Loads of features for a lower priced watch
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Simple to use

Reasons to avoid

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Some may go for the V3 for shot analysis

Shot Scope is an industry leader in shot tracking technology, with the G3 GPS watch a superb performer for those who want extremely accurate yardages.

It has a slim and exceptionally lightweight profile, so compared with many other GPS watches on the market it doesn’t look as clunky on a smaller wrist. The G3 also features interchangeable straps, which are available in black, red, grey or teal. With just two clearly labelled buttons on each side, and an easy-to-read full color screen, this watch allows you to quickly navigate your way around the course.

Apparel

Under Armour Playoff Polo 2.0 Shirt

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Under Armour Playoff Polo 2.0 Shirt

Loads of colors and designs to choose from

Reasons to buy

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Loads of designs
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Extremely breathable
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Sweat resistant

Reasons to avoid

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Material is quite thin
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Runs bigger than previous Playoff polo

If your partner's golfing wardrobe needs an update, start with the polo shirt (opens in new tab) because we are coming into the hot summer months, and this Playoff Polo from Under Armour is one of the best. 

The soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric is extremely breathable & lightweight, the moisture management is fantastic, it has anti-odor technology, and finally the variety and choice of aesthetic design is mind-boggling. Available in more than 18 different colorways and prints, the Under Armour Playoff Polo 2.0 is a great way to stock up on a solid polo shirt in loads of different looks.

adidas Ultimate365 Tapered Pants

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Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable
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Lightweight and water resistant

Reasons to avoid

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Tapered fit is slightly baggier than hoped

Our final clothing pick is a pair of adidas pants because who doesn't need a new pair every now and again? The Ultimate365 Tapered Pants are a smart, comfortable option for golfers to wear out on the course. Flexibility comes from the stretchy fabric which also happens to be water resistant. The moisture-absorbing fabric also helps keep you dry for the days play too.

footjoy lightweight hoodie

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Cleanest hoodie in the game

Reasons to buy

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Stylish design retains a smart look
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Easy to store in the bag for autumn and spring rounds

Reasons to avoid

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Some might find the drawstrings distracting during the swing

One of the best looking golf hoodies is the Lightweight model from FootJoy. The three colors look fantastic and it is a premium design thanks to double stitched seams, and the antimicrobial finish helps to eliminate odor. The pockets are also useful but the star of the show here is the comfort. Made from 100% polyester it is so soft that at no point do you want to take it off.

Smaller Items

Golf Monthly magazine cover

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Golf Monthly Annual Subscription

World's oldest golf publication

Reasons to buy

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High quality product
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Delivered to your door

Reasons to avoid

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There is no reason to avoid our magazine!

Receive a copy of the world’s oldest golf magazine through your door every four weeks. Treat yourself, or a fellow golf fan with the gift that keeps on giving. 

Peter Alliss: Reflections On A Life Well Lived

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Peter Alliss: Reflections On A Life Well Lived

Reasons to buy

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A legend reminiscing through years of golf
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Hugely entertaining to read

Reasons to avoid

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No real negative to this book!

Peter Alliss’ Reflections On A Life Well Lived reads as if the reader is eavesdropping on a chat between two friends reminiscing, those people being Alliss himself and Bill Elliott. Aliss' last book before his death in 2020, Reflections uses his trademark style, whimsical, digressive, avuncular but occasionally sharp, to talk about his life. 

Alliss had requested Elliott’s voice in the book, so Bill often contributes introductions and closing words to the eleven chapters. He also provides a prologue, and Jackie Alliss has written an epilogue. She writes: “When Peter talked of writing the ultimate book, he said he wanted to do it with Bill. My abiding memory is of the two of them giggling away in Peter’s study as they reminisced.”

Additionally it includes tributes from fellow commentators like Hazel Irvine.

G/FORE Men's golf glove

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Reasons to buy

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Excellent fit and the cabretta leather delivers exceptional feel. 
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Lots of color options too for those who like to mix it up.

Reasons to avoid

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Mild signs of wear can occur quite quickly

The G/Fore premium leather glove will help you stand out on the fairways – there’s a tremendous range of colors to choose from so simply pick one you think he will like. But, it’s not just the looks that are worth commenting on. Constructed from AA Cabretta leather, it’s a very comfy glove offering an excellent and neat fit.

So, there you have it - a gift for every golfer out there! We hope you found it useful. For all the latest news and reviews, check out the Golf Monthly website.