In October, “The Today Show” aired a segment on scores of massive container vessels waiting off the coast of Long Beach in California. The ships, which crossed the Pacific Ocean from Asia, were loaded with everything from consumer electronics to kitchen goods, clothing to sports equipment. Unfortunately, as you are undoubtedly aware, there are long waits at the port and too few trucks to haul everything to where it needs to go. According to experts, the problem will not be solved any time soon, so this is not the year to wait or put off your holiday shopping until the last minute. Our Holiday Gift Guide, and while is divided into three parts, we have put together a list of things that every golfer will love. First up is gear that can help your performance on the course, make your round more pleasant and maybe even lower your scores.
Just don’t wait until the last minute!
Arccos Caddie Bundle: Unless you or your gift recipient are on the PGA Tour, Arcoss gives you the most-accurate statistical look at your game possible. Tiny sensors screw into your clubs, then communicate the Arccos Caddie Link to use GPS and track every shot you hit on over 40,000 courses. Then, using the power of artificial intelligence, Arccos makes club recommendations, compiles stats that reveal your strengths and weaknesses and even gives you pro-style strokes gained information.
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS: The numbers to the front, middle and back of the green are massive on this device, which also provides distances to hazards. The powerful Byte magnet makes affixing the Phantom 2 to your cart easy, but its carabiner also makes it easy to attach to your bag when you walk.
Club Champion gift card: Instead of buying a new club for your favorite golfers, get them a custom fitting for a club that perfectly matches their swing. Club Champion has over 85 locations across the United States and gift cards are available in any denomination you like.
Garmin Approach R10 launch monitor: Small enough to easily slip into a pocket in your golf bag, yet useful enough to provide you with the data needed to improve your game, the R10 measures things like clubhead speed, launch angle, spin rate, ball speed, carry distance, total distance and more.
G-Tech Apparel 2.0 Ryder Cup warming pouch: The inner, fleece-lined compartment of this battery-powered device heats up to make a chilly day on the course, or anywhere else, much more pleasant. The U.S. Ryder Cup team used them on cold mornings at Whistling Straits.
Moto Caddy M7 Remote Electric Caddy cart: Using an M7 is like driving a Tesla. This cart uses a 28-volt power system to propel your bag over even the hilliest terrain with ease. A small remote control allows you to guide it forward, backward, to the left or to the right as you walk either alongside or behind your gear. Adjustable bag supports keep everything steady and secure. When you are done, the M7 folds down flat and easily fits in any car’s truck.
Ping Punch practice balls: Plastic golf balls gather dust on the pro shop wall, but these foam balls allow you to meaningfully practice in the backyard without blowing out windows or endangering the neighbor’s dog. They are made from rigid foam and mimic the flight and curvature of real golf balls.
PuttOut Travel Studio: Everything your special someone needs to become the boss of the moss is right here. The putting matt allows putts to roll shockingly true, while honing your stroke using the company mirror ensures your eye position and setup are ideal time after time. PuttOut’s Premium Trainer is a simple, fun way to keep practice meaningful and it folds up so you can bring it to the course.
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor: Usable indoors and outside, the Rapsodo MLM sets up in about 30 seconds and then provides things like ball speed, launch angle and clubhead speed within two percent accuracy of machines that cost more than 20 times as much. It also captures high-quality video of your swing, overlays your shot’s stats and lets you to share your swings and data with instructors.
SkyCaddie SX550 GPS: The 5.5-inch color touch screen of the SX550 provides a bright, easy-to-read look at holes on over 35,000 ground-verified courses and gives you ultra-accurate distances to hazards, as well as the front, middle and back of the green. Lay-up distances to any spot are one touch away, the green even rotates to match your angle as you approach it and the battery last up to 14 hours.
Sun Mountain PX4 pushcart: When it is folded, the PX4 lies flat for easy storage, but it only takes two steps to transform it into a stable, four-wheel platform for your bag. Umbrella attachments, a drink holder and a large storage compartment keep everything in reach while you want, but out of your pockets as you play.
Whoop Strap 4.0: Worn by stars like Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Nelly Korda, Whoop tracks your exercise and sleep to help you not only get the most from your workouts but also maximize your recovery too. The new Whoop 4.0 strap is smaller, has a longer-lasting battery and can be worn either on your wrist, biceps or in new apparel like shirts, shorts and sports tops that are a part of the new Whoop Wearables collection.