2017 Holiday Accessories Buying Guide

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Part 3 of our 2017 Holiday Buying Guide series focuses on accessories. These pieces in our accessories buying guide give you suggestions to complete any golf outfit, helping you look and play your best.

Accessories Buying Guide

Belts

Belts are always a great gift idea. Everyone needs a belt and they can be worn on and off the course. In today’s market, there’s definitely no shortage of modern, stylish belts that push the limits of fashion. However, there are also some options in a more traditional, braided belt.

Braided belts have two main advantages. First, the number of waist sizes are virtually unlimited and getting a perfect fit is easy to achieve. Imagine not having to worry about exact fit or the possibility of having to punch a new hole in your belt to maintain a good fit.

Danbury 35 MM stretch belt

The braids allow for a bit of stretching, making them more comfortable to many people. The traditional looks and colors of many braided belts, like the Danbury 35MM stretch braid belt (above), let you wear it at the office as well as on the course.

For a more modern-looking braided belt, check out the Greg Norman Multi-Color Braided belt. The belt uses a fabric material to make up the braids, as opposed to leather.

UA braided belt

Taking the modern look a step further is the Under Armour UA Braided belt (above), in two color options.

Hats

Tour Tech Fashion Hat

Titleist makes some of the most frequently-worn hats around. Their Tour Tech Fashion hat is just one of many simple yet exciting options to choose from. The hat has the traditional “Titleist” across the front and the FootJoy logo on the side. There are a variety of bright color options such as tangerine, jade, and purple to choose from.  The one-size-fits-all adjustability makes it an easy choice with a low chance of not fitting the recipient.

nike legacy 91 hat

For the Nike lover, the Legacy 91 Tech hat has 11 different color options in another simple design.  Featuring only the Nike Swoosh on the front and back center, the 6-panel hat is made of Dri-Fit ripstop polyester fabric for breathability and lightweight comfort. The adjustable strap can be secured with one hand and doesn’t snag making a perfect fit no problem.

Socks

For the person who wants the best in comfort and also to make a statement with their socks, the Stance Socks collection doesn’t disappoint. There come in full length, quarter, and low models.

Ty Webb Stance socks

The real talking point, however, is the patterns. Options range from the holiday-like “Karlton” to the “Caddy Shack Mash” featuring Ty Webb and everybody’s favorite gopher (above).  We also love the legends collection, with the Payne Stewart, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Gary Player designs.

Gloves

Nearly every golfer wears a glove. What do you do when you aren’t sure about the size you need to buy? Zero Friction solves this problem with the Zero Friction Synthetic glove.  This glove is a one-size-fits-all design. Yes, that’s right. This glove fits almost anyone with any hand size.

Zero Friction Synthetic glove

A mesh Lycra material in the fingers, back of the hand, and palm let the glove to stretch to fit most any hand. An all-weather, synthetic palm with matching color patch engineered around the first finger gives the glove a solid grip and feel.

In short, this glove is a solid-performing, well-priced option that comes in an array of colors.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are crucial for protecting your eyes during sunny rounds on the course. Besides eye protection, you want a comfortable pair of shades to help you see the contours of the course (especially on the greens). The Oakley Crossrange XL Prizm Golf sunglasses are designed precisely to meet these needs.

Crossrange XL Prizim

Interchangeable Unobtainium earsocks and nosepads keep the sunglasses in place, even when you sweat. Oakley’s Three-Point Fit holds the lenses in precise optical alignment, eliminating uncomfortable pressure points.

The Prizm lenses control light transmission, letting the right colors come through so you can easily see color contrasts. Finally, designed specifically for golf, the lenses’ tint helps you spot grass textures easier. Distinguishing fairways, fringe, and changes in the greens is crystal clear.

Bidding Adieu to Our Accessories Buying Guide

We hope this accessories buying guide gave you some good suggestions as you continue your holiday shopping. For any questions or if you need any other help, give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook. Below is how you can reach us by phone or email.

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Rudi Fann, PGA

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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