3 Great Golf Gifts For Guys on Your Christmas List

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You’re making a list. Checking it twice. Can’t decide what golf gifts to buy for the guy that’s been nice? Let our elves help you out.

Golfers can be hard to shop for. Especially when you have to take more than clothing size into consideration. These 3 golf gifts are great for the guy on your holiday shopping list.

3 Golf Gifts For Guys

1. PING G400 Max driver

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The PING G400 Max driver is one of the most popular drivers on the market. It blends stunning looks with top-tier technology to make the recipient play better golf. Let’s start with the technology.

PING uses “Max” in the name because this driver max’s out forgiveness. Designers made the 460cc G400 Max the most forgiving PING driver ever. A tungsten weight on the sole and ultra-thin T9S+ forged face combine to optimize the CG location, creating ideal launch conditions for the user. The thin face also increases ball speed on shots hit across the face, adding to the club’s forgiveness.

The crown of the G400 Max driver has 2 main features; Dragonfly technology and turbulators. The turbulators are close to the club face and improve airflow and aerodynamics. The result is you’re able to swing the club faster. Dragonfly technology on the back part of the crown helps optimize CG placement.

Lookswise, the PING G400 Max has a matte black finish that reduces glare. The turbulators and design pattern on the face combine to help square the club at address, giving the user confidence off the tee.

Read about the rest of the features of the PING G400 Max driver in this review.

2. Yeti Cooler

Yeti Hopper Flip 12 cooler

Every guy likes to have a cold beverage when he’s on the course. A Yeti Cooler, like this Hopper Flip 12, will keep up to 13 cans of their favorite drink close at hand and cold for hours.

The Hopper Flip 12 is a leak-proof soft cooler that is compact and easily portable. The wide-mouth top also makes it easy to load and see/find what’s inside. The Flip 12 is also extremely durable, thanks to the puncture-resistant DryHide shell.

3. Global Golf – Precision Pro Limited Edition Package

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For a limited time, get your hands on this Global Golf – Precision Pro Limited Edition package. The package comes with a Precision Pro NX7 Pro laser rangefinder, 1 dozen Srixon Q-STAR golf balls, and a microfiber towel.

The Precision Pro NX7 Pro rangefinder has built-in slope adjustment that can be turned on and off for tournament use. The NX7 Pro also has Vibration technology that sends a quick pulse when you’ve locked onto the target. It has a 400-yard range and 6x magnification, making it easy to see the target and find the correct yardage. The NX7 Pro’s water-resistant design lets you use it rain or shine.

Srixon’s Q-STAR golf balls are perfect for all levels of golfer. The 2-piece ball delivers distance without sacrificing feel around the green thanks to a low-compression core and Spinskin™ cover. The Energetic Gradient Growth (E.G.G.) core is large, creating a softer feel and accuracy on tee and approach shots. The 3rd generation Spinskin™ cover creates more friction on delicate shots around the green, helping get the ball close, especially from the rough. You can read more about the Q-STAR in this review.

Finally, the bundle includes a sleek microfiber towel to keep clubs clean and performing their best.

Need More Help?

These 3 items will help you on your way to getting great golf gifts for the guy on your list. If you need more ideas, check out this article. As always, our PGA Professionals are here to help answer any questions too. Their contact information is below. Happy Shopping!

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3 Important Things To Know When Buying Used Golf Clubs

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Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’ve got a set of clubs that has a double-digit age and want to upgrade to something with more modern technology. The problem is, you don’t have the money to fork over for the latest and greatest.

Buying used clubs is a great way to upgrade equipment and save some money in the process. However, there are a few important things you need to know when buying used golf clubs. In this guide, we’ll cover the 3 most important things.

3 Things To Know When Buying Used Golf Clubs

1. Understand and Pay Attention to the Condition

Used clubs come in a variety of conditions depending on their age and use by the previous owner. Clubs that are older will likely have more wear and tear on them versus a newer model. This is not to say that older clubs are bad. We like to say they’re “well loved.”

We offer 5 different club ratings which are all guaranteed to be in playable condition: new, mint, excellent, very good, and value. Our club rating guide helps you understand the different conditions we offer for sale.

2.Set a Budget

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Knowing and setting a budget when buying used golf clubs (or any golf clubs, for that matter) is key. Prices can add up quickly when your shopping, even for used clubs. Keeping your budget in mind will help you pick the best clubs in the best condition for you.

3. Talk To Someone/Us

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It’s important to talk to a trusted source when purchasing used golf clubs. They can tell you if the club is of good quality, is a good deal, and if they will fit your game. Someone just starting out playing golf would save some money on some classic Mizuno blades but they won’t get the most out of the clubs.

Read reviews from others that have bought the clubs you are interested in. Hearing what their experience with them was is helpful.

Check out the rest of our guide to buying used golf clubs HEREOur staff of PGA Professionals and club experts are also here to help you make the most informed decisions. Reach out to them with any questions you may still have.

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5 Questions To Answer When Giving Golf Clubs As A Gift

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Every year, thousands of people make the decision to give someone special a golf club as a gift. If you don’t know a lot about golf, giving golf clubs can be difficult. There’s a lot to choose from, to say the least. Luckily, our PGA Professionals and Club Experts are here to help.

The answers to these 5 questions greatly increase your chances of getting the perfect club(s), making the process less stressful.

What to Ask When Giving Golf Clubs

1. Do they play other sports?

athletes of different sports

The answer to this question will help you determine the athletic ability of the beginning golfer on your list. If they’re into other sports, chances are they will catch on to golf more quickly. In this case, you can consider less forgiving clubs than the super game-improvement category, which is aimed at those that need the most forgiveness from their clubs. You can generally spot super game-improvement clubs by their large appearance.

2. How tall and strong are they?

Knowing the height and strength of the golfer help you get the right length and shaft flex in the clubs. Height isn’t as important with drivers, fairway woods, or hybrids. It refers more to irons, wedges, and putters. When a club is too long or short for a golfer, they have a harder time making contact in the sweet spot. More often than not, though, the standard length for irons works fine. If you’re not sure, get a hold of us and we’ll do our best to help.

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A golfer’s strength helps determine the right shaft flex. A strong golfer swings fast and needs a stronger shaft to get the most performance out of the club. Usually, stiff or extra stiff shafts are best. Regular, senior, and ladies-flex shafts are better for slower swing speeds. The shaft will transfer the correct amount of energy to the golf ball to maximize performance.

3. Are they looking to get serious or just play a couple times a year?

A golfer looking to get serious with their game will appreciate a club (or clubs) they can grow into. The club will last them longer, still fitting them as their game improves.

Buying equipment for a player that is only going to play a few times a year is easier. It’s not as important to get clubs they could outgrow skill-wise since they aren’t looking to improve, only to get out and have some fun.

4. How much are you looking to spend?

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Setting a budget is a crucial step when deciding what to get the golfer on your list. If you’re trying to save some money, consider buying used clubs. They get a high-quality club and your wallet stays fat. Win-win.

5. Are you looking to get a complete set or just a few clubs?

Another option to consider is buying a complete set or just a few clubs. Complete sets come with everything a golfer needs to play (except for accessories, like golf balls, tees, or a glove). Whether they are just starting out or only play a couple times a year, complete sets are a great option.

When sticking to a tighter budget, you can also buy just a few clubs. Generally, you’d want to get a mix of long irons (4, 5 iron), mid-iron (6, 7, 0r 8 iron), or some wedges. The number of clubs depends on your budget. Contact us if you need help getting choosing what clubs to choose.

 

Getting the answers to these questions make giving golf clubs easier. Talking to friends or family, peeking in their golf bag, or strategically asking them these questions without them realizing what you are after are all great ways to find the answers you need.

Having the answers to these questions will help to greatly narrow the choices and ensure success in getting a club they will love for years to come. If you get stuck, we’re here and more than happy to help. For other common questions when giving golf clubs as a gift, check out this article.

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