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I might not be an expert golfer, but I've walked the course with my dad enough times to know the difference between an eagle and a birdie.
I also know that nothing would bring him more joy than a new set of golf balls or the hottest golf gadget.
I asked him and the rest of the golfers I know to find out what gifts they really want to get for the holidays this year, other than a hole-in-one. Here, we've come up with a complete list of the best gifts for golfers that are so good, you won't even need a receipt.
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- Bestselling golf gifts
- Best golf gear gifts
- Best men's golf clothes
- Best women's golf clothes
- Best books for golfers
- Best unique golf gifts
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Bestselling golf gifts
Almost 2,000 people have given this gadget a 4.5-star rating. It's designed to be used as a warm-up to gently help golfers stretch and improve their range of motion before hitting the course.
If golf is a consistent part of their lifestyle, they might appreciate getting a daily tip to help improve their game.
And if they don't have a green nearby, they'll appreciate this putting trainer that acts as a stand-in for the cup. It rejects putts that wouldn't make it in the hole and returns good shots.
If your golfer's inspired by the legends of the game, they'll appreciate this memoir by Arnold Palmer. It's filled with exceptional stories from his life and career.
Best golf gear gifts
When they're looking for their lie after a long drive, it'll be easy to identify their custom ball. This 12 pack can be personalized with up to 51 characters and if they lose one of these to a brutal water hazard, they'll still have 11 left to play!
Practice smarter with this small sensor. The club attachment monitors the user's performance and provides metrics via Bluetooth to the Blast app. It provides insights on both a full swing and a putting stroke to improve consistency.
Train like the pros with this alignment guide and never miss a putt again.
Serious golfers will be impressed by this game-changing gadget. It accurately locates the pin within 1 yard, and the slope adjustment helps indicate when 150 yards uphill plays more like 166 yards. It's also legal for tournament play when the slope function is disabled.
They'll be sure to think of you when they're marking their putt with this personalized divot tool. For $10 more, you can also add a sweet message on the opposite side of the marker.
Any golfer and "Caddyshack" fan will thoroughly enjoy this clever gift. It's a nod to the film's mischievous gopher.
If you're shopping for someone who basically never wants to leave the course, a gift card to TopGolf is the way to go. They'll be able to work on their swing all winter long in TopGolf's climate-controlled playing pods.
Does your favorite golfer enjoy exploring new golf courses? Then a gift card to GolfNow would be a great gift. They can set a tee time at over 6,000 courses in the world using GolfNow's platform.
Best men's golf clothes
The popular clothing brand has plenty of fans both on and off the Tour. This classic polo with striped detailing will make any golfer feel like they're just one round away from winning a major.
An athletic cap, like this one from Nike, will help keep the sun (and sweat) out of his eyes as he watches his ball head straight for the pin!
My husband has these pants in three different colors and frequently touts them as the most comfortable ever.
These golf shoes are so popular they literally saw a 2 million percent spike in sales before Father's Day. Crazy!
Best women's golf clothes
1. Hudson Skort
Outdoor Voices is popular for its hiking and yoga gear, but it's also got a great selection for golfers. This skort comes in four different colors and would look great paired with a simple polo or athletic shirt.
It's hard to find a pair of golf shoes that are actually stylish, so we were impressed to find this spikeless pair for under $100.
Best books for golfers
They might add a few new courses to their bucket list after reading this!
Stylized like the children's classic, this tale would make a great stocking stuffer for any golf lover.
For practical lessons on improving their game, it doesn't get better than this book. It's received a 4.8-star rating from over 2,000 reviews.
Best unique golf gifts
Kick back and relax after a round of golf with ice cold drinks that use these golf ball whisky chillers.
For the bourbon or whisky lover, give this golf ball-shaped decanter. Each decanter is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, making it one of the more thoughtful presents on this gift list.
With a lightweight feel, this portable cooler is perfect for any golfer who enjoys a chilled drink on the course.
Made specifically for golfers, this Swell bottle utilizes a triple-layered, vacuum-insulated design to keep beverages cold (or hot!) throughout the day. Plus, it features a golf ball texture, making it perfect for a game of eighteen holes.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2020 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 28, 2018.