Best Gifts For A Golf Day 2024

We round up the best gifts for a golf day, whether it's a big corporate do for clients or just a meeting of a golf society

Best Gifts For A Golf Day
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Planning on organizing a golf day for your friends or for a work event? As you may have realized, planning a big golf day isn't an easy thing to do and takes a heck of a lot of preparation. Regardless of the occasion and how many people you're catering to, you're going to want to ensure you have everything organized well in advance of the day to avoid any disappointment.

From tee-off times to post-round food, there's a lot to bear in mind when planning a golf day. But one thing you are certainly going to want to establish early on is what prizes are going to be on offer during the day. A healthy bit of competition can make golf a much more enjoyable sport, so whether you're putting on a few extra games like the closest to the pin challenge or the longest drive competition, you're going to want to have some fun prizes on offer for the winner. In this guide, we'll be running you through some of the best prizes you're going to want to consider picking up for your golf day. Make sure also to check out our round-up of the best golf trophies to buy for your golf day and if you are looking for some novelty items, have a look at our recommendation for best funny golf gifts.

Best Gifts For A Golf Day

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DUNCAN STEWART Personalized GOLF SET

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Duncan Stewart Personalized Golf Set

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic welcome present
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A gift people will use again and again
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Personalization option is a fantastic extra

Reasons to avoid

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Might be a pricey present if you're catering for larger groups of golfers

As a way to make people feel welcome and important, how about some personalized golf equipment? This personalized golf set from Duncan Stewart Textiles includes a bag for your golf shoes and a golf towel with the player’s initials on either side of a trendy golf club logo. It looks elegant, is discreet and is something you would certainly think about using again and again. The velour cotton golf towel has a clip so it can be easily attached to a golf bag, while the polyester shoe bag can easily be wiped clean. Overall this is the perfect gift if you're entertaining clients or are just looking to give your guests a professional welcome to the day. 

That's Nice That Balls and Tees gift

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That's Nice That Personalized Tees and Balls Set

Reasons to buy

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Excellent welcome gift for all players
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Personalized tees and balls
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Cool metal case 

Reasons to avoid

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Could be a pricey gift if you're catering for a large group of players

At some stage in our golfing careers, we've all made the silly mistake of not bringing enough balls or tees to the course with us. So why not make sure your guests are well prepared for their round? Tee them up with this fantastic, personalized welcome gift that will make sure everyone can enjoy the day, even if they've forgotten to bring a pack of balls. The set comes with six tees, two golf balls and a metal case, which can all be personalized to your brand, or to the name of the player you're presenting this set too. If you're thinking about giving out golf balls and tees as prizes though, check out our guides on the best golf balls and best golf tees

Pink and Turqoise Personalized Golf Travel Mug

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Personalized Golf Travel Mug

Reasons to buy

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Keeps drinks hot or cold for long periods of time
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Ergonomic handle and lid prevent spillage
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Personalisation options

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Tall design can mean its easy to knock over

The participants for your golf day may have traveled some distance to get there, so what better way to thank them for this than by giving them a personalized golf travel mug? The thermal lining of this mug ensures that the drink will keep warm throughout the round, or they can take away a hot drink in it from the clubhouse to drink on their journey home. The mug, which is 15.5cm by 12.5cm (including the handle), can be personalized with a message of up to 255 characters. Check out our guide on the best golf mugs and bottles.

Vancouvergolfco Personalized Golf Driver Cover

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VancouverGolfCo Personalized Golf Driver Cover

Reasons to buy

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Excellent quality driver headcover
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Premium protection
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Personalisation options

Reasons to avoid

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Can be quite pricey

Thinking about doing a longest drive competition? Well, this is the ultimate gift for any long-driving champion and for an added cost you can personalize the driver headcover to help them remember the day that they out swung everyone else on the course. The product comes with a plush velvet interior lining that will keep a driver well protected from any bangs, chips or scratches. While this hand-stitched cover is a premium offering that any golfer would love to have in their bag, why not also check out some of the other covers in our guide on the best golf headcovers.

Asbri Golf Pitchmaster Blister Pack Pitch Repairer

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Asbri Golf Pitchmaster Blister Pack Pitch Repairer

Reasons to buy

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Excellent present for closest to the pin winner
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Reliable pitch repair marker

Reasons to avoid

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May be slightly tacky for some golfers

Thinking about running a closest to the pin challenge? What better present to give the winner than a pitch repair marker that'll help them fix all the divots they make on the greens thanks to their sublime accuracy. This is a great present to hand out during your prize giving ceremony and is a practical one too at that. Why not also take a look at some of the other best divot repair tools you could slip into your golf day goodie bag in our guide on the best golf accessories.

Duncan Stewart Personalized Microfiber Golf Towel

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Duncan Stewart Personalized Microfiber Golf Towel

Reasons to buy

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A good value present
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Can be used again and again
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Great to help people get to know each other

Reasons to avoid

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Will need to plan ahead to ensure these gifts arrive on time

If you are having a golf day, what better way to help people remember strangers’ names than give everyone when they arrive golf towels with their names on them? No one wants to play golf wearing a name badge, but a towel clipped onto someone’s golf bag helps with the sorry-what-is-your-name-again situation. As these towels come in four different colors, three different fonts and there are six different font colors, you could even use them to group the teams or playing partners by color coding. For more golf towels, check out our guide on the best golf accessories.

We Print Balls Personalized Full Soft Leather Golf Glove

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We Print Balls Personalized Full Soft Leather Golf Glove

Reasons to buy

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Great quality leather glove
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Personalisation adds premium look

Reasons to avoid

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Might be hard to judge hand size of each golfer attending 

Another premium gift to stash in your golf day welcome pack is a personalized golf glove. Either imprint the initials of each player on the front of the glove, or add the logo of your company or golf tournament. These gloves are made from soft carbretta leather rather than low-quality synthetic leather and are sewn together by hand showing how much quality goes into producing each of these gloves. For more buying advice on what to look out for in a top-quality golf glove, check out our guide here on the best golf gloves, the best golf gloves for winter golf and the best golf gloves for sweaty hands.

Henbrandt Crazy Golf Beret Hat

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Henbrandt Crazy Golf Beret Hat

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A great novelty gift for the best dressed player

Reasons to avoid

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Ball on the string can get annoying after a while

But what about a present for the best-dressed golfer? Well, why not make their outfit even better with this fantastic beret which is perfect for any golf obsessive. Complete their golf look with this high-quality beret that is easy to clean and comfortable to wear. While it may not have the same functionality as some of the best golf hats in the game, it'll certainly have you and your playing partners laughing in the 19th hole. 

TrophyMaster Golf Wooden Spoon Novelty Award

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TrophyMaster Golf Wooden Spoon Novelty Award

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A funny prize to jest with your friends 

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Perhaps not the best present for corporate events

A fun novelty prize for the lowest finisher in the tournament, this wooden spoon with a 'You are pants at golf' engraving will keep everyone in good spirits after your round. Perhaps best used when playing with friends you can have a jest with, this wooden spoon award will get you laughing on the 19th hole. 

Personalized Engraved Sports Award Golf Trophy, 10oz Icon Tankard

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Personalized Engraved Sports Award Golf Trophy

Reasons to buy

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Personalization is very cool
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Can also buy personalized wine or whiskey glasses
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Excellent quality glass and packaging

Reasons to avoid

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Can again be a pricey gift for multiple players

Rather than give a trophy that is simply a trophy and which will gather dust on some shelf somewhere, how about choosing something that is clearly an award but is also practical? This tankard could be given as a prize or as a thank-you-for-coming gift. If the latter, how about organizing with the bar that the pints on the 19th hole are served in these glasses and then people can take the tankards away with them as a memento of the day? There is a choice of eight different fonts and there is space for a team or competition name of up to 25 characters, and there are an additional two lines of text of up to 20 characters. Why not also take a look at our guide on the best golf hip flasks for more ideas on presents for those that like their liquor. 

iThoughtful Golf Bag Shaped Glass Beer Mug

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iThoughtful Golf Bag Shaped Glass Beer Mug

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic novelty gift
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Perfect for social golf days

Reasons to avoid

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Not a great present for corporate events

These rather charming pint glasses are designed to look like a golf bag and are a perfect gift to give to those who attend your golf day. You could also think about serving your drinks in these during your golf day, or if you're playing with caddies,  maybe even give one to each of the caddies at the tournament. That aside, these glasses are a fantastic gift that is dishwasher safe so can be used again and again. For those that love a novelty piece of golf equipment, you cannot go wrong with these golf bag glasses.

TaylorMade TP5x Personalized Golf Balls

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TaylorMade TP5x Personalized Golf Balls

Reasons to buy

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One of the best balls on the market
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Personalisation is fantastic touch

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Not great for players who prefer to play with a different ball

In our review of the TaylorMade TP5x golf ball we found that this golf ball “does a good job of blending tour performance and feel in a low spinning golf ball with firmer feel.” You can order these balls with a two-line message of your own devising – maybe perhaps the name of the competition and its date. For the text, there is a choice of two fonts (Helvetica and Times) and four different colors to go with that. This is one of the best golf balls on the market, so why not give a few out at your tournament to help your competitors play their best golf. 

SamPartyShop 24 Pack Golf Party Bags


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SamPartyShop 24 Pack Golf Party Bags

Reasons to buy

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Very cheap party bags
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Can be used to stash tees and welcome gifts in for all players

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Might not be large enough for all your golf day gifts

What do you give the golfer who has everything? Well, a bag to stick in it of course! Welcome players to the course with a big party bag of tees, balls, energy bars for the day or even a golf ball repair marker. Stash whatever you want in these cool party bags that are made of craft paper and get handing them out as soon as the participants arrive for the day. 

What to consider when purchasing golf day gifts

Making sure you have a set of top-quality presents for your golf day can really level up the occasion and liven up the competition. Whether you're going for a few novelty presents or going all out on some big prizes there are plenty of things to consider when purchasing a set of presents for your golf day. Below we've listed a few key points that we think you need to consider when purchasing gifts for your golf day. 

1. Budget

Golf days don't come cheap and you're going to need to pay attention to your budget throughout your planning process. You can snag some really good presents for the day depending on how well you use your cash or how much cash you have to play with. Plus if you're asking people to buy tickets to come to the event, you could also factor the price of the tickets into a welcome pack for the day.

2. The type of prize

Depending on whether you're playing with work clients or just friends, it's advisable to buy presents that suit the tone of your company. You might be able to purchase a few more novelty presents if you're playing with your friends, whereas you might want to opt to buy some traditional golfing equipment as prizes if you're playing in a corporate day. 

3. Welcome gifts

Perhaps the most important thing to think about is giving each player a welcome gift that they can keep to remember the day by. Whether that might be an assortment of personalized tees and balls they can use during their round or a towel with their name on it, having a personalized welcome pack can help as an ice breaker for the day and get them excited for the day ahead.

4. Plan out your prizes

While you may have a big prize for the overall winner of the day, to keep things interesting and ensure that everyone has a shot at coming away with a prize, try to hand out a number of prizes that can be used throughout the day. For example, you could have prizes for the longest drive, the closest to the pin challenge or even one for the best-dressed player. 

5. Personalization

Most golf gifts and prizes can be personalized for a fairly reasonable price. Whether you're putting the logo of your company, golf society or club on the front of the gift, or if you're putting the name of each player on an individual gift, personalized prizes can add that extra touch of quality to the day. 

If you're still looking for more golf prizes or gifts to give away at your golf day, why not also check out our guides on the best novelty golf gifts, best golf gifts, and best golf accessories, which all contain great examples of gadgets and items that can be packaged and presented during a golf day. 

FAQs

How do you organize a golf day?

A lot of planning goes into organizing a golf day. You firstly want to start by looking at a location you want to play your tournament at. Enquire about availability and costs to host your day at the golf club. Then you'll want to advertize the day to golfers, whether they are friends or members of the public with the cost of a ticket to the day included. You'll then want to sort out prizes for the day and have an itinerary ready for when people arrive to play. 

What goes into a goodie bag at a golf tournament?

Golf tournament goodie bags can have a whole number of prizes in them. The basic prizes might generally include things like golf balls and tees, but some may also include things like, ball markers, personalized gloves, a golf bag towel, energy bars for the round, pens and pencils and maybe even a personalized golf shirt.

What is a charity golf day?

Charity golf days are similar to a classic golf day but also see golfers playing to raise money for good causes and charitable means. They will often see celebrities, ex-sports persons and public figures attend, in a bid to attract more viewers and help raise money for the charity in question. 

Roderick Easdale

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he was contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.