PGA TOUR Holiday Gift Guide
November 24, 2014
By Jonathan Wall and Greg Monteforte, PGATOUR.COM
- November 24, 2014
Are you worried about finding that perfect gift for a friend, family member or special someone? Or maybe you're just looking for an idea? Well, worry no more because we've got you covered at PGATOUR.COM. Here are some great gift ideas for the holiday season and beyond. Click here for Equipment and here for Style.
Mizuno JPX-850 Forged Irons
Boron has been used in the past to add stability to golf shafts, but never in a set of forged irons — until now. Mizuno's new irons feature Boron-infused 1025 carbon steel, which is 30 percent stronger than standard carbon steel, allowed designers to design a significantly thinner face that gives the iron a COR of .800, an industry-best for forged irons. (Price: $999.99)
PING G30 Driver
You may not be able to hit it as long as Bubba Watson or win the FedExCup like Billy Horschel, but you can still play the driver used by two of the top players in the world. The G30 has six turbulators that were added to the crown of the Ti 8-1-1 head to improve the club's aerodynamic efficiency by significantly delaying airflow separation during the swing. If the design sounds too good to be true: Horschel averaged an additional 12 yards off the tee — over his final six starts of the 2014 TOUR season — with G30 when compared to his previous gamer. (Price: $349.99)
Arccos GPS Stat Tracking Platform
The lower portion of the scorecard is usually reserved for in-round stats. But with the introduction of devices like Accros's GPS stat tracking platform, even the average weekend golfer can get realtime stats on his mobile device without having to keep tabs on putts and fairways hit. The club-to-cloud device features 14 sensors that attach to the butt-end of each grip. Once paired via Bluetooth to the Arccos iPhone app, the system logs real-time information on distances hit, club averages, driving accuracy, greens in regulation, sand saves, putts and more. (Price: $399.99)
Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT Rangefinder
Getting the correct yardage to the flag can be the difference between a birdie and a bogey. Rangefinders have helped take the guess work out of choosing a club, but if there's one thing they have trouble doing, it's picking up the flag every time. To avoid the potential for a yardage mishap, Bushnell added JOLT technology that provides a short vibrating bursts to reinforce that the rangefinder's PinSeeker technology has isolated the target and locked onto the flag. (Price: $399.99)
TaylorMade Golf 1979 Throwback Logo Hat
TaylorMade is getting into the throwback game with the release of its "TM 1979" hat that features the company's first logo. Made from a from cotton twill fabric with 50 UPF, the structured construction hat has a moisture wicking sweatband and adjustable tuck-in back strap. (Price: $24.99)
Ashworth Encinitas Golf Shoe
The traditional wingtip has returned this year with several models that feature a blend styling and lightweight technology. Ashworth Golf's Encinitas, the first wingtip model in company history, is designed to be worn on and off the course. The shoe combines an ultra-rich leather upper with a lightweight, flexible spikeless outsole and soft EVA midsole with full length cushioning for sustained comfort and stability. (Price: $199.99)
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x Golf Balls
Titleist's Pro V1x enjoyed another memorable year on the PGA TOUR, as Bubba Watson used the ball to win his second green jacket. Even if you don't have a major championship resume, the Pro V1x offers more than enough performance benefits for a wide range of playing abilities. The latest version has a softer compression ZG process core technology, and an improved high-performance Urethane Elastomer cover system. (Price: $47.99)
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedge
Callaway expanded its Mack Daddy 2 wedge lineup at the Shell Houston Open when it launched a new "Tour Grind" option. Currently used by Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed and Harris English, the Tour Grind has a similar head shape to the popular X-Forged wedge that featured a higher toe and tighter heel-toe radius for increased versatility. The relief on the heel and toe of the Tour grind helps the leading edge under the ball to hit open face shots without having the bounce come into play. (Price: $129.99)
Bridgestone True Balance Putter
Bridgestone's True Balance putter line — the same putter Brandt Snedeker used at the 2014 U.S. Open — is completely different from the standard counterbalanced putter that offers more weight in the grip and shaft for improved stability. The company flipped the script and went with a 20-gram EVA foam grip and 35-gram shaft that places all the weight in the head (360 grams) to keep face from rotating. A dual-layered grooved polymer inserts promotes a smooth roll. (Price: $199.99)
Izzo Alignment Stix
There's nothing worse than putting a good swing on the ball with your feet pointed in the wrong direction. To help improve your alignment, grab a set of Izzo alignment sticks and head for the practice range. After spending time with these sticks in front of your feet, you'll feel more confident with your alignment, which should translate to straighter shots and, hopefully, lower scores. (Price: $9.99)
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Lyle & Scott Festive Range Sweaters
Get into the holiday season with these sweaters from Lyle & Scott’s Festive Range. Made in Scotland from 100% lambswool, each of these sweaters were inspired by a snowflake motif from the Lyle & Scott archive and were crafted with three unique knitting methods. (Price: $225)
Travis Mathew Fillmore Collection
Travis Mathew just dropped its Fillmore Collection for the holidays, and it is loaded with stylish shirts, pants, sweaters and jackets that even the most fashion-conscious golfers will appreciate. A palette of festive purples and icy blues pop against a backdrop of classic black, white and grays.
Seamus Golf Dogtooth Head Covers
An exclusive and limited edition collaboration between Seamus Golf, a maker of fine woolen golf accessories, and Imperial Stock Farm Ranch in Oregon, resulted in these Dogtooth hand woven tweed head covers. Each head cover is lined with a soft fleece in a choice of colors. A personalized leather label can also be added. (Price: $45 to $65)
J.Lindeberg Lightyear Down Jacket
Sleek and chic, the Lightyear down jacket is the perfect gift for the J.Lindeberg Golf enthusiast who likes to hit the slopes as much as hitting 300-yard drives. This fashionable and functional crossover piece is part of JL’s Ski and Golf Collections, and it is made from a Pertex high-performance fabric with a recycled polyester shell. (Price: $500)
Add some pop to your holiday gifts this year with these vibrant gloves from G/FORE. Precision-crafted from premium AA Cabretta leather for top-shelf quality and fit, these gloves make the perfect stocking stuffer for the fashion-conscious golfer.
QED Style Belts & Buckles
Looking for a unique and stylish gift this holiday season? Then, check out the range of belts and buckles from QED Style. All QED buckles are handcrafted and made to order with genuine metals and include a 100% leather belt. You will be hard pressed to find a more unique gift for that special golfer in your life. (Price: $165)
KENTWOOL 19th Hole Collection
Socks are now trending on and off the course and KENTWOOL’s 19th Hole Collection will keep you looking your best from the course to the corner office. The perfect stocking stuffer, KENTWOOL socks are made from a proprietary blend of superfine Merino wool and high-tech fibers for a luxuriously soft feel. (Price: $28)
Devereux Haines Sweater
Classic style, cool colors and modern fits make Devereux’s Haimes sweater an essential for the golfer in your life. Made from a unique and luxurious pima cotton and baby alpaca blend, the Haimes is a stylish choice on and off the course. (Price: $145)
CHASE54 Clayton Full-Zip Jacket
Beat the cold, wind and rain this winter in the Clayton Full-Zip jacket from CHASE54. This unique jacket brings a new dimension to golf outerwear through its unique three-layer fabric. The soft nylon knit shell with microfiber polyester anti-pill fleece and TPU membrane provides top-shelf waterproof and windproof protection in a stylish package. (Price: $170)
Jones Shoe Bag
Give your spikes a home with this vintage-looking shoe bag from Jones Sports Co. This is an ideal companion for your next golf trip as the dopp kit-inspired bag has room for all your traveling accessories. Choose from five classic color ways. Custom embroidery is available. (Price: $44.95)
Sunice Ultimate Jacket
The Ultimate jacket from Sunice is one of the few GORE-TEX® jackets on the market, and it is guaranteed to keep you dry in even the nastiest conditions. The edgy color blocked design, contrasting zippers and welded pocket frames make this jacket as stylish as it is functional.
State Traditions Apparel & Accessories
#Represent. Holiday season means Bowl season, and State Traditions’ apparel and accessories offer a great way to show off state (and team) pride with a variety of tops, bottoms, hats, belts, ties and more. Different color ways are available for almost every major university.
ECCO Tour Hybrid Wingtip
Brogues have made a return to the fairways and ECCO’s new Tour Hybrid Wingtip offers a modern take on a classic shoe. The luxurious distressed Kara leather provides a rich, fashionable look that easily transitions from the course to the cube.
Nike Hyperadapt Storm-Fit Jacket
The vibrant yellow contrasting zipper is certainly eye-catching, but don’t be fooled. Nike’s Hyperadapt Storm-Fit jacket is all about comfort and performance. Its unique blend of a sweater-like stretch and a waterproof outer shell repels wind, rain and snow, while maximizing range of motion.
CarveOn Custom Leather Scorecard Holder
Word on the street is that Rory McIlroy captured back-to-back majors in 2014 with a custom yardage book cover from Irish leather goods company CarveOn. Each CarveOn cover is crafted from a vegetable tanned Tuscan leather and is beautifully presented in an engraved wooden box. Free personalization is available, making this a special gift.
From polos and pullovers to hoodies and hats, Dunning Golf has a complete range of understated, yet stylish apparel for the serious player. Whether you are looking for high performance technical fabrics or soft natural ones, Dunning Golf will help you look and feel your best in 2015.
2UNDR Swing Shift Boxer Briefs
Finally, underwear you’ll be happy to receive. 2UNDR’s Swing Shift Boxer Briefs were specifically designed with golfers in mind. The Joey Pouch™ provides a soft and comfortable environment for your most valuable assets and the beechwood fiber in the modal fabric is smooth, soft and offers top-shelf breathability.
Criquet may be famous for its vintage-looking polos, but the brand’s new collection of sweaters is making a stylish name for itself, too. These highly versatile cotton/cashmere blend knitwear pieces are incredibly soft and will put you in the position to impress on or off the course.
Bobby Jones ¼ Zip Windsweater
The heavy texture of the seven gauge tweed on the Bobby Jones 1/4 Windsweater is perfect for the cooler months. Made with an 80 percent lambswool exterior and 20 percent nylon interior, this lined sweater will help you to fashionably beat the wind and cold.
Puma Golf Long Sleeve 1/4 Zip Top
Puma’s Long Sleeve ¼ Zip Top is perfect for the golfer who favors and athletic look on the course. The contrasting mesh panels at the shoulders not only offer a stylish design element, but they also provide ventilation and help to regulate body temperature.
Antigua Asset Pullover
Heathered fabrics are trending in the world of golf apparel and Antigua’s Asset Pullover is completely on-trend thanks to its deep, yet colorful heathered shades. The contrasting placket zippers and sleeve taping add a touch of style.
Adidas Golf tour360 x Footwear Collection
Adidas’ new tour360 x shoe offers a sleek and sporty silhouette and features the brand’s 360WRAP technology. This shoe is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it is also loaded with technology. The cleated outsole was designed to increase surface area contact and the microfiber leather upper is feathery light.
Matte Grey sportswear utilizes pure performance-based fabrics, an intelligent modern athletic fit, and detailing that will never compromise one’s manhood. Matte Grey bridges the gap between mainstream fashion and modern athletic wear.
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