Below is the Hooked on Golf Blog Christmas Golf Apparel gift guide for 2017. For you politically correct folks out there, think of it as a “holiday golf apparel gift guide.” Below are some great golf gift ideas for that someone special in your life who golfs, or just likes to dress well. Click the link in the description or the image to go to the full review and get more information.
Nicklaus Apparel Men’s Staydri Polo and Shorts – $54.99 For the Pair
This is a great, affordable short and golf polo shirt combination with breathable, easy-care fabric which won’t wrinkle and won’t shrink.
Bermuda Sands Woodland Golf Polo – $75
Bermuda Sands Woodland Polo
In any conditions (hot, cold, wet, dry) this polo is super comfortable and the deep colors look fantastic. Class up your golf gift recipient with this great polo from Bermuda Sands.
Ecco S-Drive Golf Shoes – $160MSRP
I received these Ecco S-Drive golf shoes late in the season and have been using them for a few rounds but haven’t posted my full review yet. Unlike other golf sites and blogs, I actually really test everything I review for many weeks, not just a 3-ball range session. In short, they’re very comfortable right out of the box, and great for wearing on and off the course. Highly recommended.
Tattoo Golf Lucky 13 Golf Shorts – $59.99
Golf, skulls, and a bit of attitude make a great gift. Shake it up and get the golfer on your gift list this terrific pair of golf shorts from Tattoo Golf!
Antigua Vista Pullover – $59 Street
Antigua Vista at the train station
Spring, fall, Scotland… Take the edge of the wee cold with this super 1/4 zip pullover from Antigua. It’s stylish, comfortable and comes at a very reasonable price point.
Devereux Cameron Polo – $85
Devereux Cameron polo
A higher-end polo for the discriminating golfer on your gift list. Super classy and stylish and high performance.
aahSoles Green Coral Flip Flops – $30
The funny name isn’t the only selling point for aahSoles. The flip flops are actually extremely comfortable and practically give the bottoms of your feet a tingly massage with every step.
Galvin Green Bart Windstopper Jacket – $275
Do you really really really love someone who golfs, or just loves or needs the most awesome and fantastic outerwear on this planet? Then cash in your 401K and pick up your lucky gift receipient the Bart Windstopper from Galvin Green. There is nothing better. Nothing.
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.
Custom Golf Belt from NXT18
One of the coolest gifts ever, a custom milled belt buckle from NXT golf. Put your company logo, favorite team, or custom graphic on the aluminum buckle.
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Destined to be in every golf Christmas gift guide I ever write is Kentwool socks. Kentwool are the best socks on the planet. Period.
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Bushnell Neo iON Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch
With this golf GPS watch, the golfer on your shopping list will always have solid yardages to the front, center, and back of the green.
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Vegas Golf VIP Edition
This is a very fun game for your golf group. Chips in the set represent events like birdies, bunkers and such. Collect the good ones and try not to collect the bad ones!
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myCharge HubMax Portable Charger
This is a fantastic portable charger to help the golfer on your Christmas list keep his GPS, phone, and other devices charged up while on the go.
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Puma D Vent Golf Polo
This is a very stylish and extremely comfortable golf polo from Puma.
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Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock Sweater
90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. 100% comfort and 100% style. Yes, that equals 300%. Fantastic sweater.
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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.
I’ve played different versions of “Vegas Golf,” the game where you have casino chips representing different good and bad situations that happen on the golf course. Recently I put the Vegas Golf VIP version into play with my group. $42 later I think it worked out quite well. Let’s take a look.
Vegas Golf VIP Edition
This is a golf game played between 2-4 golfers. It wouldn’t be possible to play more than four due to the players being in different groups. The game comes with 19 casino-style chips. Each chip represents an event that can occur on the course, like making a birdie or 3-putting. Some events are positive, like the eagle, birdie, 3-pars-in-a-row chips. Some events are not good, like the water hazard, 3-putt, anger, lost ball chips.
During play the “chip keeper” will hand out chips to players as the events occur. In my round yesterday for instance, I hit a tree on the first tee shot. Yes, I captured the tree chip. If another golfer hit a tree after that, he/she would get the chip. There are certain chips that are very active, like the 1-putt chip.
The group decides on a bet value per chip. In the case of my group, we decided on $1.00 per chip. So if a player ended up with say the birdie chip at the end of 18 holes, he would collect $1.00 from each of the other players in the group. If a player ended up with one of the bad chips, like the 3-putt chip, he would pay each of the other players in the group $1.00.
During the round it is quite fun to razz your opponents and hand them the tree chip or the lost ball chip. It’s great to get rid of that one. It’s also great to capture the birdie chip, and hope to be able to keep it for the whole round.
This version of the game comes with a nice accessory bag to store the chips in. It clasps onto the golf bag for easy use and access.
Vegas Golf VIP is quite fun. My group had a blast playing it, except for the guy who ended up with the tree chip, worm burner chip, and water hazard chip. I don’t think he was too thrilled. But I digress.
This $50 valued golf game is $29 on Amazon and is a very fun and reasonably priced golf gift for the holidays, Christmas, Father’s Day, birthdays.