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December 2, 2023

Gift ideas for the holiday season

By AlabamaGolfNews Staff
FolfForever Gift Guide

Great gift ideas for any budget

You made it through the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush in one piece. Now, it’s time to find Christmas gifts for the golfer in your life. Or, maybe you just want to grab some stuff for yourself.

Either way, here’s our recommended gift guide of great  golf items to consider. Not all of them are shiny and fancy like a new driver or wedge, but they’ll come in handy.

OnCore Golf balls

MSRP: $20-42.99

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: OnCore has a golf ball to fit every player’s needs. VERO X2 – OnCore’s relatively new four-piece ball featuring a 95-compression for golfers with high swing speeds who also want total control around the greens. ($42.99 a dozen); VERO X1 – The flagship four-piece Tour ball that topped Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x in driver and iron testing by Golf EQ including 60 percentless sidespin. ($40 a dozen);

ELIXR 2022 – The revamped ELIXR features a new urethane cover, 350 dimple pattern and an increased OnCore Golf balls, a gift guide suggestioncompression rating of 84. ($30 a dozen); ELIXR 2020 – The company’s first 80-compression three-piece ball still offers the perfect feel around the greens and added distance and accuracy off the tee. ($30 a dozen); AVANT 55 – Ideal for golfers with slower swing speeds, the super soft, two-piece AVANT 55 offers big results at a budget-friendly price. ($20 a dozen). Unsure what ball is right for you? Try the OnCore Performance Pack for just $35 that includes the VERO X1, X2, ELIXR 2022 and AVANT 55.

For more information, go to Oncoregolf.com.

BIG MAX Blade IP push cart

MSRP: $349

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The award-winning Blade IP from Europe’s No. 1 push cart brand BIG MAX folds completely flat to a depth of just 5 inches, making it the most easily stored and transported push cart around. Add in features like dual footbrake, storage compartment and a 5-year manufacturer warranty, the BLADE IP is the perfect gift for a golfer that is short on space and wants their equipment to travel in style.

For more information, go to  BigMaxGolf.

BIG MAX Dri Lite Tour golf bag

MSRP: $249

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Dri Lite Tour golf bag  combines the space and practicality of a Tour bag with BIG MAX’s lightweight technology, making this perhaps the ultimate cart bag for the best equipped golfers. A 14-way, oversize organizer top with full length dividers, nine spacious pockets and a host of neat features all add to this incredible package.

For more information, go to BigMaxGolf.

 BIG MAX Dri Lite travel cover

MSRP: $219

Big Max travel coverPRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The BIG MAX Dri Lite travel cover is packed with features that make travelling with clubs simple. It can store up to two 7-inch golf bags, two shoe bags and features upright loading. With internal bag fix and a water-resistant finish that protects your equipment from the elements, the Dri Lite is the perfect travel companion for the golfer on the go.

For more information, go to BigMaxGolf.com.

 Bushnell Tour V6 / Tour V6 Shift Rangefinder

MSRP: $299.99 / $399.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The new Tour V6 models continue Bushnell’s tradition of setting new standards in the industry through constant innovation and incorporation of leading technologies. Molded with the perfect combination of size, speed, accuracy and Visual JOLT, the Tour V6 rangefinders are designed to create confidence for every shot needed on the course.

For more information, go to Bushnell.com.

Bushnell Wingman View

MSRP: $199.99

Bushnell wing man gift guide suggestionPRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Wingman View allows you to listen to your favorite tunes and get both audible and visual distances around the course. It features high quality audio combined with a viewable LCD screen that provides distance and music information.

For more information, go to Bushnell.com.

GolfForever training aid

MSRP: $299 (through Dec. 25)

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: GolfForever, the leading at-home golf fitness training system that helps golfers play without limits, is available with best-of-the-year offers on the brand’s marquee products: the GolfForever Swing Trainer and one year of GolfForever app access offered at the bundled rate of $299. Additionally, GolfForever has launched three new exercise products to enhance the GolfForever Training System including the Stability Ball+, Mini Bands+ (light, medium and heavy resistance training bands) and Wall Anchor Set+. Each of these new training tools is designed to help supercharge core training as well as flexibility, mobility, strength and balance in your swing, with training videos incorporating these invaluable tools now available in the GolfForever app.

For more information, go to GolfForever.com.

TRUE linkswear All Day Ripstop V2 golf shoe

MSRP: $169

True Linkswear Ripstop V2 shoePRODUCT DESCRIPTION: TRUE linkswear, a company founded by PGA Tour player Ryan Moore and his brother Jason, leads the game in providing shoes with comfort and style. With the winter months upon us, the All Day Ripstop V2, an all-season shoe that provides a luxury fit and style, will become your go-to footwear. The Ripstop is water resistant and windproof, making it ideal for cold weather golf, and best of all, this athleisure shoe is versatile enough to wear anywhere from the boardroom to the bar.

For more information, go to  TrueLinksWear.com

 G/Fore golf shoes

Men’s Gallivanter Perforated Leather golf shoe

MSRP: $225

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Stylish and comfortable, the Gallivanter combines an athletic fit with premium waterproof leather. It also boasts and ultra lightweight sole with a bespoke cleat design for optimal traction. Visit G/Fore.com.

Women’s MG4+ T.P.U golf shoe

MSRP: $225

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Women’s MG4+ T.P.U. golf shoe combines lightweight comfort with technical performance. It features a washable, triple density foam cushion footbed with an auxetic lattice midsole for rebound. Visit G/Fore.com.

Monza sunglasses

MSRP: $800-1,200

Konza sunglassesPRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Spending a lot of time on the greens? Well, don’t forget a new pair of shades from Monza. Italian-made and designed, they take their styling cues from well-known Italian race cars such as Ferrari and Maserati.

For more information, go to monzadesign.com.

Softspikes Tour Flex Pro spikes

MSRP: $19.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Softspikes, makers of the No.1 spike on the PGA Tour, offers a variety of replaceable spikes, including the industry-leading Tour Flex Pro replacement spikes. Tour Flex Pro spikes have been independently proven to increase driver distance by five yards while reducing shot dispersion by 40 percent, for $19.99. For less than $20, golfers can squeeze another five yards of distance out of their driver.

For more information, go to softspikes.com.

Gold VK Carbon Fiber Performance Insoles

MSRP: $149

VKTRY insoles gift guidePRODUCT DESCRIPTION: VKTRY’s original VK insole. Made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber, VKs are customized for your sport, gender, age and weight. You will experience faster sprint times, more explosive movement, and fewer injuries with VKTRY Performance Insoles. Designed with serious athletes in mind.

For more information, go to vktrygear.com

Inside Edge Propulsion Socks

MSRP: $49

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: VKTRY’s Propulsion Socks utilize built in “power bands” to create tension and gently pull down the front of your foot. When you bend your foot to walk, run or jump, the bands become fully engaged. When you push off, the energy is returned to you, propelling you forward or upward.

In addition to the added spring action, these are also compression socks which help to maintain proper blood flow and reduce swelling and discomfort.

For more information, go to vktrygear.com.

 Skyway backpack

MSRP: $49.99-79.99

Ranier Rolltop backpackPRODUCT DESCRIPTION: For the eco-conscious golfer – a new backpack from Skyway made from recycled water bottles is always a great gift to give or get for yourself. They are widely available at department stores nationwide like Macy’s & Kohl’s.

For more information, go to skywayluggage.com.

Ricardo Beverly Hills luggage

MSRP: $90.99-169.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: For the golfer who likes to travel and who appreciates well-made and thoughtful luggage, a new wheeled case from Ricardo Beverly Hills is always well-received. In fun prints and bright colors, these styles won’t get lost on the luggage carousel. Available at department stores like Macy’s, J.C. Penny, and Belk’s nationwide.

For more information, go to ricardobeverlyhills.com

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