Holiday Golf Gifts Under $20
The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. It's a chance to catch up with people, have a little extra to eat and show how appreciative you are to the people who have helped you most this year. For golfers, it's a time when we go through websites and catalogs to pick out what we think will help us play better in 2012. Whether we need it or want it, the holiday season offers an excuse to golfers to get whatever it is they have their eyes on.
Everyone has a budget and in some cases a "Secret Santa" or "Grab Bag" at a party has a limit. I have been involved in some that have $20 limit which inspired me to write this article. Whether it's a party gift, a stocking stuffer or you have $20 to spend, these gift ideas should make your shopping a little easier.
Five Golf Gifts Under $20
- A Golf Towel: A simple gift that goes a long way because EVERY golfer uses a towel. Whether it's to wipe off a club, ball, or dry your hands, we all need one. The Titleist Players Towel (pictured above) is a great example of a "name brand" gift at a reasonable cost. If you're looking for something more colorful or unique, check out the towels at Rule Golf. They offer a $20 towel (Rule Fourteen) and a $12 towel (Rule Twenty-One).
- A Divot Tool: One of my personal favorites because in theory, I hit the green occasionally. Another item all golfers need on the course, this little tool can be unique or have your favorite brand on it. Scotty Cameron has one as do most of the big companies. Cost varies but in most cases they are under $20.
- Golf Books: These come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices. I find them to be great gifts for golfers. Whether the book is a training aid, inspirational or educational, golfers love to look through books. I recommend the Golf Genie Pocket Guides at $14.99, it's easy to understand and a very helpful training guide.
- Ball Markers: I'm not big on collecting things but I love Ball Markers. Again, it's something every golfer needs, it's cheap and unique. I try to buy one from every golf course I play but I've also picked up some unique ones in golf shops too. If you know a collector, it's a great gift idea. You can usually pick one of these up around $5 so grab a couple to make it a great gift under $20.
- The Exploding Golf Ball: This is a personal favorite of mine and anyone who has witness it happen will probably agree. It's hilarious, it's cheap and it's perfect for a "grab bag" situation. The cost is around $3 each so buy a few, tape them together and wrap them to give one lucky person multiple cracks at this. Here is my exploding golf ball video from earlier this year.