Some sensible holiday golf gifts you can order right now
Ho, ho, umm … how are you going to reward the golfer in your life this holiday season? Alabama Golf News has some ideas for holiday golf gifts. Here they are in plenty of time to order and get them ready for gift-wrapping by the time the fat man tries to break in.
Missing too many putts?
The Swing Align Goal Post is a simple yet effective learning device that is among the most rewarding and cost-effective holiday golf gifts. It attaches easily to most putter heads and supplies instant feedback on the quality of each stroke. It also improves aim, alignment, path and promotes a square face at impact. The device rewards a square putter face and center-face contact. A misaligned putt or open or closed face contacts the posts on the takeaway or through-stroke. Its adjustable alignment rod attachment hovers above the ball, giving you three lines to aid alignment. It retails for $29.95 See it here.
The DF-18 by DriveForce, is an energy powder is another one of those no-brainer inexpensive holiday golf gift idea. When mixed with water and taken before a round, it nips back-nine crashes in the bud. The maker, a newly organized sports nutrition company, specializes in creating functional health products. The formulation of DF-18 aims to sustain a golfer’s focus, hydration, and stamina golf for an entire round. It comes in single-serving packets that contain no added sugar or caffeine. Currently, it comes in Pineapple Passion Fruit, although the makers promise more flavors are on the way. A 20-gram packet costs $3.99. Learn more here.
Your name in lights
OK, maybe not lights, but how about on a golf ball? Personalized golf balls have been around a long time, but the golf-ball maker OnCore Golf makes it a snap to order a dozen or two with the name, logo, or photo of your choice. Imagine the edge you’ll have over your playing partner, Joel, on the first tee when you announce, “I’m playing a Joel No. 1,” and you show Joel that your ball has an image of his face. OnCore’s online app is simple and intuitive: Pick the ball type, upload your image, go to checkout and wait for a dozen Joels to show up at your door. For the computer- or graphics-challenged, there are humans at OnCore to talk you down. Their basic ball costs $25.98 plus shipping. Check it out here.
‘I won’t be wet again!’
Ever took a chance on a marked-down or outright cheap piece of rain gear only to pay the price two holes into a sudden rain shower? The newest offering by Galway Bay Rainwear puts an end to that. Its all-weather rainwear line boasts a breathable, fully waterproof Hydro-Flex 32 fabric. The collection of jackets, pants and pullovers can also block the harshest of winds coming off the Irish sea while allowing golfers to stretch and move freely while staying warm and dry. Galway Bay outerwear features rubberized waterproof zippers and a softer, quieter fabric than typical crinkly rain gear. And then there’s the look. Galway Bay’s All-Weather Pants are available in standard fit, as well as a tailored waist and inseam fit with a more fashion-forward, tapered leg. They feature belt loops, a seven-inch zipper and nine-inch-deep pockets that make them look as good on as they do on the course. For the full line and prices, go here.
No more slippery club grips
Dry Glove, designed by a Crimson Tide golf alumnus, is a cream that when applied to your hands, eliminates perspiration for hours –
Dry Glove keeps your glove from getting soaked with perspiration on a hot, humid day.
even in Alabama;s notorious summer humidity. Dry Glove can help anyone who needs dry hands – baseball players, construction workers, and athletes in other sports including racquet sports. Regular use will extend the life of your glove gloves. An 11.75-ounce tube of Dry Glove costs $11.99. See our July 2021 field test of the product in the Alabama heat here. Order it here.
Dan Vukelich is the Online Editor of Alabama Golf News
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