Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts for Golfers

Have a special duffer in your life? These gift ideas will keep them in style from first tee to 19th hole.

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TaylorMade
<b>PENTA TP GOLF BALLS:</b> Golf balls are always popular gifts. But these balls are extra special. The Penta TP is the first five-piece ball to hit the market. Why five? It's better than four. Duh. It's designed to give more distance and to provide feel around the green. Whatever. Five layers! <a href="http://www.taylormadegolf.com/mainlevel/golfshop/balls/Penta-TP.html" target="_new">$46, taylormade.com</a>.
2/17
NBC6.com
<b>ROBOCUP BALL RETURN:</b> Get more out of your time on the green with a robotic ball returner. This device won the Best New Product award from the PGA Merchandise show. <a href="http://www.finetunegolf.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=d89f6fe7-f1a6-4e57-a626-b30b6ea23c74" target="_blank">$59.95, finetunegolf.com</a>.
3/17
WRAL/NBC News
<b>GOLF STANCE ALIGNMENT TOOL:</b> The Cross Sight, named best new product at the Fall 2009 PGA Expo, helps a golfer align his or her body on every swing. And as your chiropractor reminds you, alignment is key. <a href="http://www.crosssightgolf.com/" target="_new">$68, crosssightgolf.com</a>.
4/17
Utopia Golf
<b>UTOPIA TXR I PUTTER:</b> Give your favorite golfer the cutting edge of putter technology with the Utopia TXR I. The company says it creates an instant forward roll on the ball instead of a hop or skip. The PGA Fall Expo '09 agreed, naming it one of the best new products of the year. <a href="http://www.utopiagolfproducts.com/putters.html" target="_new">$169.99, utopiagolfproducts.com</a>.
5/17
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<b>HYBRID GOLF CLUBS:</b> A hybrid club doesn't save the environment, but it could save a golf game. They show forgiveness for duffers, and they look cool. Adams a40S hybrids are the best of the bunch, according to Golf Digest. <a href="http://www.adamsgolf.com/products/hybrids/a4os.php" target="_new">About $170 each, adamsgolf.com</a>.
6/17
Getty Images
<b>IJP APPAREL:</b> If your duffer can't get enough of seeing Ian Poulter in bright colors and plaids, maybe it's his turn to get a wardrobe boost. IJP Designs features slacks, shirts, hats, belts and more. But our favorites are the plaids. <a href="http://www.ijpdesign.com/shop/Catalogue.asp?Parent=x&Show=NEW&ShowDesc=ALL%20NEW%20SUMMER&Search=&Page=1&Ditem=" target="_blank">Prices vary, IJPDesign.com.</a>
7/17
Kangol
<b>TWEED PEEBLES CAP:</b> Any good duffer knows the best way to top off his or her golf game is with a stylish cap. The McPhie Tweed is cool, calm and collected. And that's all our golfers ask for. <a href="http://www.kangolstore.com/p/217295/c/1742/Tweed-Peebles-Cap.aspx" target="_new">$79, kangolstore.com</a>.
8/17
AP
<b>NIKE STORM-FIT ELITE GOLF JACKET:</b> If it's good enough for Tiger Woods to wear at the US Open, we're guessing it will be good enough for your golfer, too. The jacket comes in long and short sleeves and protects against wind and rain. Water hazards... not so much. <a href="http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US&cp=usns_CSE_081109_Froogle&l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-171226/pgid-171228&CAWE#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-100701/pid-171225" target="_blank">$139.99 and up, Nike.com</a>.
9/17
Brian X. McCrone
<b>J. LINDEBERG ARGYLE SWEATER:</b> Throw his Greg Norman sweaters away -- now. This argyle sweater clearly ups his style quota on and off the course. Perfect for those cool mornings on the first tee. <a href="http://www.jlindebergusa.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?CCode=49%3bGolf+Collection&CCode=4%3bKnitwear&cICode=1075" target="_new">$176, jlindebergusa.com</a>.
10/17
Puma
<b>PUMA CLUB GOLF SPIKES:</b> For golfers who have the look from head to socks... but forgot about the shoes. these Puma spikes make it easy to keep it real on the course and on the 19th hole. <a href="http://www.zappos.com/puma-club-white-black-ribbon-red" target="_blank">$85, zappos.com</a>.
11/17
Oceanside Fire Department
<b>ECCO WORLD CLASS CITY GTX:</b> If your golfer favors comfort over style, this is the shoe to give. It's not called World Class by accident... with all sorts of technology even we don't even understand it should make putts for you. <a href="http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/golf/mens/classic/world-class-city-gtx/1690/detail.aspx" target="_new">$435, eccousa.com</a>.
12/17
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<b>CLUB GLOVE'S LAST BAG:</b> For the golfer hitting the skies to hit the links, the Last Bag will protect those fancy irons and woods from evil baggage handlers. Pick a color and personalize it with Shmoopy's name and handicap. Or not. <a href="http://www.clubglove.com/User/ViewProduct.asp?ProductID=11" target="_new">$289, clubglove.com</a>.
13/17
SkyGolf
<b>SKYCADDIE SG5:</b> Is your dad slowing you down on the course with questions about distance to the green? The Skycaddie clears that problem right up. A GPS rangefinder tracks distances, keeps a digital scorecard, marks his ball and gets pizza delivered to the No. 10 tee. Well, the first three anyway. <a href="http://www.skygolf.com/skygolf/Products/Devices/SG5V.aspx" target="_new">$399.95, skygolf.com</a>.
14/17
EA Store
<b>TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR GAME:</b> Know any golfers who sit around acting morose because they can't be on the links every day? Tiger Woods' PGA Tour game might be just the fix they need and it comes available for a variety of gaming systems. <a href="http://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductSearchResultsPage&SiteID=ea&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=718200&CallingPageID=ProductSearchResultsPage&Env=BASE&keywords=tiger10&btn_search.x=0&btn_search.y=0&btn_search=Search&intcmp=eaint86&resid=GBOqWQoBAiMAAEM2JCcAAAAW&rests=1256759374004" target="_blank">Price varies by system, EAStore.com</a>.
15/17
BLR-Fotograferna AB
<b>VOLVO GOLF CART:</b> It won't hit 60 mph and it doesn't have room for the whole family, but this Volvo will be the coolest-looking cart on the course! <a href-"https://www.media.volvocars.com/global/enhanced/en-gb/Media/Preview.aspx?mediaid=30634" target="_new">About $9,000, volvocars.com</a>.
16/17
NBC 5 News
<b>TRIP TO JACK NICKLAUS MUSEUM:</b> Buying for the golfer who has every gizmo and gadget under the sun? Well, if he's a fan of Jack (Nicklaus, not Daniels), send him to Columbus, Ohio, to see Jack's hometown and to visit his very own museum. <a href="http://www.nicklausmuseum.org/" target="_new">$10 admission (travel up to you), nicklausmuseum.org</a>.
17/17
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<b>GREEN GOLF GETAWAY:</b> Go for the green -- the environmental kind. Courses have been targets of earthy groups for years, but some are trying to do their part. Sunriver Resort received an inaugural Green Star Award from Golf Digest. So feel better when you give the gift of a golf trip. <a href="http://www.sunriver-resort.com/oregon-golf-vacation-packages.php" target="_new">Prices vary, sunriver-resort.com</a>.
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