Your Golfer Will Love These Gift Ideas by Frank LaRosa

Based on weather conditions at the North Pole, I’m guessing Santa is not a golfer so I had to look closer to home for golf gift ideas. Although he doesn’t sport a long white beard and red nose, Ken Morton, Jr. from Haggin Oaks does indeed qualify as jolly. The fact that his golf Super Shop offers more than 5,000 gift ideas and has been atop the list of America’s Top 100 golf shops for 23 years running, leads me to believe he has a handle on what will make your golfer smile.

Give Them Golf!

A gift certificate for green fees is often overlooked in favor of a shiny new piece of equipment but golfers love to play the game. So, give them some golf and it almost doesn’t matter where. Sure, we’d all love a free pass to play Pebble, Pinehurst, or Princeville. But closer to home, the MacKenzie course at Haggin Oaks, Bartley Cavanaugh, or Bing Maloney are sure to make them happy.

How About the Heavy?

A new putter is a pretty personal purchase but the new 750 gram mid-weight Heavy Putter may be just what your golfer needs for a more consistent pendulum stroke. John Daly used one and finished 2nd at the Italian Open in May.

Don’t Put Limits on Me

Cobra has designed an adjustable driver that removes all the guess work. The Cobra ZL (Zero Limits) features three adjustment points; neutral, open, and closed. Remove the set screw and turn the head on the shaft to optimize your ball flight and tighten the screw. Simple…to the point…fool proof!

Get Your Groove On

The zip grooves on the new Cleveland CG15 are 25% larger with pristine edges. We may not all be able to back-up our wedge shots 10 feet like the pros but Cleveland’s newest offering will make you more consistent around the greens. It’s available in different popular finishes for personal taste.


Hard Driving Harry’s and Hard Driving Harriet’s Golfer’s Hand Healers are designed for golfers’ dry, chapped, or cracked hands. The non-greasy cream, with an Aloe base, is available in both men’s and women’s formulas and the attractive packaging makes it a great gift not only for the holidays but for the rest of the year, as well.

Daphne’s Headcovers

The original golf headcover company offers unique designs to protect expensive 460cc drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. Eyes and noses are custom made in Italy and fur is made to exact specifications. Whether you’re a fan of dogs, cats or jungle animals, Daphne’s offers a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Your driver is expensive. Put a lid on it!

Get a Grip

Golfers are willing to spend money on most anything except new golf grips. But when there is no discernable difference in the tackiness of the grip and the shaft, it’s time to break down and get new grips which amazingly will make your clubs feel new. Less tension in the wrists translates to longer and straighter shots.

Bonjoc Ball Mark

Ladies can add a bit of sparkle to their game with a ball marker from the Bonjoc collection. Each is specially created for stylish golfers by the Bonjoc artisans and all are finished with 100% genuine Swarovski crystals. With over 100 unique hand-made pieces to choose from, you’re sure to find the one that marks you as an individual.

Chia Pet

The makers of Chia Pet, the pottery that grows, have recognized the overwhelming popularity of the game of golf and know that you’re always looking for something new for gift giving. This year, they offer the Golf Chia Pet. With enough seeds for three growings, you can grow your own rough.

Bionic Golf Glove

Totally unique in the golf glove world, the Bionic glove was designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. Anatomical relief pads prevent the clubface from twisting at impact. They also make a version that helps arthritis sufferers to play golf.

Sounds Good to Me

The sound of a well-struck drive is almost as satisfying as one that actually goes straight and long. With the new PING G15, you get the sound, the straight and the long! PING celebrates 50 years in the golf business this year and they’ve learned a thing or two along the way—and what they’ve learned is worth investigating.

Plastic Works, Too.

When all else fails, a gift certificate to the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop is a winner. With so much to choose from, it will be Christmas all over again!

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