Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s, Birch Box, Trunk Club, Lootcrate… the monthly goodie box for men concept is pretty hot right now. But why get overpriced razors every month when you could get something really fun and useful, like golf balls and accessories? That’s where iGC Box comes in. Let’s take a look inside the box.
Inside my iGC Box are some nice golf goodies. See below.
First and foremost is a half dozen high quality, urethane covered 3-piece balls. That’s the same recipe one would find in “Tour” quality golf balls which can run $50-$60/dozen. I have NO desire to get a monthly subscription if the balls inside are “RockFlite” quality. The balls come inside a useful accessory bag which is great for the other small golf items one loses inside a big golf bag.
Along with the balls my box had some nice, long plastic tees. I tee it high, so these are perfect for me. Plus they’re much more durable than wood tees.
A nice full leather golf glove comes in iGC box, as well as an iGC ball marker. Can’t have too many ball markers. Most golfers have about 500 in their bags…
Last but certainly not least is a terrific little club brush, which is not even the size of a box of Tic-Tacs. There are three retractable parts: a metal brush, a plastic brush, and a pointed plastic groove cleaner. This accessory is worth a month’s subscription price on its own. It’s so small it can live in the golfer’s pocket, ready for use whenever a quick club or groove cleaning is needed. Clubs work their best when they’re clean and the grooves are not full of debris.
There are two subscriptions available from iGC, year-round and seasonal. Both subs are $19 and delivered monthly. The yearly obviously comes every month through the year, while the seasonal is monthly between the months March through September.
I say “semi-final thoughts” because I’ll be covering another iGC box soon, which offers some other goodies, to give you the idea of the variance.
Think inside the box. iGC Box. With an iGC box landing on your doorstep every month you’ll have a solid pipeline of the most used and highest wear-and-tear items in your golf arsenal, balls, gloves and tees.
You’re in trouble, so you think. You’ve waited far too long to get that golf gift for the golfer on your Christmas list. Now it’s too late to order anything from Amazon.
Fear not. There’s probably a local golf course somewhere near you or even better, the home course of your gift recipient.
Last Minute Golf Christmas Gifts
If you know your golfer’s home course, a great gift is simply a gift card to the course. Then your recipient can choose exactly what he/she wants. Some courses separate pro shop apparel and equipment from golf green fees, so make sure you get them the card for whichever one you prefer.
Some courses also offer range passes or punch passes for buckets. A gift of game improvement is a great idea.
Speaking of game improvement, consider buying a lesson from a PGA Pro at your local course as a Christmas golf gift. The course can likely work that into a gift card of some kind or gift certificate.
If you’d like to be a little more personal take a sneaky peek at your golfer’s golf bag if you can. See what kind of golf balls they have in the pocket. There’s probably a hodge podge of balls, but look closely and try to figure out his/her preferred brand and model, or perhaps you already know it. Your local golf shop should have them.
Some other ideas for golf gifts you’ll easily find at any local golf shop include golf towels, umbrellas, head covers,
Golfers can never have too many golf shirts, shorts, hats, outerwear or golf socks. Most local golf course pro shops have great selections. Many regional shops have team logo items for your favorite college or pro team.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Uber Wednesday (I just made that up)… Christmas is coming in about a month and it’s time to start thinking about getting the golfer on your gift list some cool gear. I’m here to help. I’ll post a few great suggestions which will be in a fairly broad price range. Each item will be a quick writeup and photo. The title and photo will be linkable to the HOG review where you can get more information. Also be sure to check out the HOG 2017 Christmas/Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide.
TecTecTec VPRO500S Laser Rangefinder – $179
This is a high performance laser with slope for a very inexpensive price, rivaling other lasers that can cost over $500.
Snell My Tour Ball – $31.99
The My Tour Ball equals the performance of the highest end balls, like the ProV1. It should. It was designed by the same person who designed it!
Emoji Poop Driver Head Cover – $20
For only $20 bucks you can remind the golfer on your gift list exactly what kind of game he/she has.
Indoor-Outdoor Golf Practice Balls – $14.95
Practice makes perfect. Get some reps in inside with these soft practice balls. They won’t break the china.
Stage V Clinger – $14.99
Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder
Looking for a cigar gift? The Stage V Clinger is a great clip which magnetically attaches to metal, or attaches to anything else via velcro.
Tornado Tee – $15
These space age tees have a micro mesh crown which gives way during the compression of the ball at impact. This helps reduce spin and increase distance.
Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder – $499
Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder
For that golfer on your holiday gift list you really, really, reeeeaallly love… get him/her the best laser rangefinder money can buy, the Bushnell Golf Pro X2.
Women get flowers and smelly stuff as gifts. What do men get? Ties? Yuck. Now men can get a gift which they would like as much as women like smelly stuff and flower gifts, the BroBasket. BroBasket you ask? Yes. I just got my first one. It went something like this.
The mystery box above was on my doorstep and had the quote, “a special gift for you.” I thought to myself, “oh goodie!”
The fun stuff inside the mystery box was a very cool combination of “bro” friendly items like wine, whiskey rocks, golf balls, golf accessories, and a reusable basket to put other bro stuff in.
The wine came at a perfect time. I cracked it open right away while putting together the inventory of my take in my first BroBasket.
My basket is “The Mini Golfer” basket. What’s cool about BroBaskets is they can be customized to fit the the bro’s personality. I’m a wine guy. My basket featured a nice California cab, which I’m enjoying right at this moment (it is 7:58PM). One can configure the spirit portion of the basket by picking from one of five wines, or a selection of brandy, gin, liqueurs, mixed drink packages, rum, scotch, tequila, vodka or whiskey. This cab is great. Cheers.
Other items can be added, pardon me, “configured,” to the basket such as glasses, accessories, and snacks.
BroBasket makes many different themed men’s gifts from the golf one I’ve featured here to others including spirits, corporate themes, holidays, and every other imaginable reason one might wish to give a man a gift.
Stop giving ties or gloves to your man and give him a gift he really wants and will most definitely use, one from BroBasket.
Man do I have a lot of portable USB/Lightning devices: Two iPads, a 7-inch Android Tablet, a 10 inch Galaxy Tablet, iPhone, Samsung Phone. That’s not to mention all of the portable golf devices I have which charge via USB: Portable golf GPS units, GPS Watches, GameGolf, Arccos, Mobitee PIQ, TLink GPS. Woa wait a minute. I have even more devices that charge off of USB. I have two portable Sony cameras which rely on micro USB charging.
HubMax in action, charging my phone and a Golf Buddy GPS
When I’m out and about or traveling, invariably one of my zillions of devices’ battery dies. That’s where my new myCharge HubMax Portable Charger comes into play. HubMax is a great USB/Lightning charger. Let me tell you this, myCharge is in charge!
HubMax is a portable charging device which has a Lightning cable for Apple devices like iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. It also has a built in micro-USB for standard devices like smartphones, fitness devices, tablets and so on. And in case those two cables don’t cover it, there’s a standard USB port on the side. This is perfect for some of my golf GPS watches which have a standard USB plug on one end and a bizarre proprietary charging setup on the unit.
The HubMax is one of a series of four Hub units. The HubMax is the 2nd to the top of the list in terms of the amount of power it holds, at 10,050mAh. The biggest unit, the HubUltra has a capacity of 12,000mAh while the smallest unit, the HubMini, clocks in at 3,000mAh.
The Max provides me about 6x the battery life of my phone. When I’m out on the HOG World Tour I can use a lot of battery power between GPSing golf holes, shooting pictures, and sharing photos and content from the course with my phone. Now I need not worry about having enough battery life.
The unit’s Lithium ion battery and technology allows it to charge very fast, up to 50% faster than comparable units. It also charges devices up to 65% faster. Great to plug it in during lunch, between two rounds of 18.
The footprint is about 2x as thick as a smartphone, but not as tall or wide.
The unit plugs into the wall (photo below). The charging prongs conveniently fold in for transport.
The myCharge Hub series runs in price from $49 for the Mini to $149 for the Ultra. My unit, the HubMax, runs $99. On and off the course this is a fantastic accessory for the golfer or the golf spectator. A portable charger like this would make a great gift for the golfer who has lots of electronic golf gadgets.