Whether it’s a Christmas golf gift for a serious golfer or a fun prize for the family reunion or company tournament, picking out a golf gift that is truly appreciated takes a bit of planning. Here are a few tips that will help you adjust your gift to the golfer’s skill level.
The first thing is to determine the skill level of the golfer who will receive the gift. A seasoned veteran of the game with a 4 handicap will probably place little value in an instruction book that a beginner may appreciate. Similarly, the occasional golfer may not know how to use training aids or the high degree wedge you put in his stocking.
Here are a few suggestions, based on skill level:
For the beginner, a swing training video with some easy drills may provide an easy way to practice in the privacy of home or office. There are a wide variety of choices, professionally produced by professional trainers.
For the intermediate or occasional golfer, golf training or a hinged training club may be a good idea. I have found this type of device excellent not only for developing my swing but something I reach for when my slice starts creeping back. It is designed for improvement, so it likely won’t be presented as an insinuation that a swing needs improvement.
The experienced, low handicapper may be the most difficult to please. Of course, every golfer appreciates, more quality balls and nice shirts. If you want to get something special, sneak out to the garage or try to gain access to his or her locker at the club, and take an inventory of every club that is in his or her bag. Take this list to a golf shop, or access a shop online, and ask the pro there what is missing from this bag. Just about every golfer appreciates trying something new, whether it’s a new high degree wedge, a new style of putter or something new in hybrid technology. Even if it’s not used (you can always return it), he or she will appreciate the attention.
These are just a few ideas for something with a personal touch that will likely be appreciated. There are thousands of golf gift ideas, so perhaps you can apply the same logic, along with some creativity, and come up with your own great Christmas golf gift idea.