Christmas will be here before you know it, so it’s not too early to start making a list, checking it twice and taking care of the items on it.
One great way to make a dent in your gift list is with stocking stuffers, which, though small, can pack a memorable punch. If you have a golfer on your list (or want to start dropping gift hints for yourself), here are some great stocking-stuffer ideas:
One popular item of “swag” that golfers are adding to their bags is a snazzy head cover … or two … or three. And it turns out that a couple new head covers could make great replacements for a stocking altogether. Seamus Golf makes some of my favorite head covers — their Pacific Northwest-inspired vibe is fun without being too overstated, and they offer a mind-numbing assortment of designs and patterns. They’re a little pricey starting at just under $60, but they’re made to last, and they’re made in the U.S.A. Alternatively, some nice leather head covers from your favorite golfer’s favorite course might do nicely, as well.
Some golfers seem to be satisfied using a regular coin to mark their balls on greens, but I love a unique ball marker, and I’ve got my eye on one of Tyson Lamb’s donut-shaped ball markers, milled out of the same type of steel he uses for his custom putters. If you haven’t heard of Tyson Lamb, you will: He’s being called “the next Scotty Cameron.”
Sure, it’s probably the least-sexy golf gift imaginable, but no true golfer is going to turn down the primary piece of equipment that is required for the game. Since stockings tend to be a place for experimentation and chance (random snacks and lottery tickets are always popular non-golf stuffers), you can extend that concept into the golf realm by slipping in a sleeve or two of the Kirkland-branded golf balls from Costco that have the whole golf world talking. At $15 a dozen, you can buy some for yourself as well as your favorite golfer, and test them out against the mainstream big brands.
Stocking-stuffers can sometimes upstage the “main event” on Christmas morning. If there’s a golfer on your list who’s been particularly nice, any or all three of these suggestions can go a long way toward making sure their 2017 golf season is the best ever.