Where did November go? Christmas will be here before you know it, and it is never too early to start shopping for the golfer in your family. If you are a golfer, then we won’t be upset if you buy some, or all, of these gifts for yourself! Below are what we here at Discount Tee Times recommend buying your favorite golfers this holiday season. Enjoy!
Regardless of what color the belt is, 59Belts makes some awesome custom belt buckles. You can order a belt with your favorite college or professional sports team logo on it, you can order one with your initials… Heck, you can even order one with company logo on it. These buckles come in all shapes and sizes, and for being handmade and custom, are quite affordable. Not sure you would want this to be a stocking stuffer, but they are a great way to give your golfer something custom this holiday season. Oh, and I almost forget… These belt buckles are made in the USA.
I have one with the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club logo on it. In years past, I’ve had one with my real estate agent’s logo on it, and even solid colors. I am talking about an official Players Towel. These towels are awesome and really work. Similar to 59Belts, these towels are custom and you can pick your favorite color, put a wide range of logos on it… You can even pick from several different sizes. I just love my Players Towel, and they are cheap. Right now if you share your favorite design on Twitter or Facebook, Players Towel will also give you an additional 5% off your order. If you are felling up to it, you can also purchase a Players Towel hat. These towels are legit and after you use one, you will know why.
Living in the desert I replace my grips every year. Right now I am using Wynn grips, but my next set of grips will be PURE Grips. PURE Grips come in a wide variety of colors and, quite frankly, I think it would be cool to have bright red or neon green grips on my clubs. These grips offer easy installation, and like all of the other gifts we’ve talked about, can be customized with a wide range of logos. They have this new grip called “The Big Dog” that just looks mean. The grips are 100% rubber, are all-weather and are affordable. I know my next set of grips will be PURE Grips… I just have to decide what color.
Okay, these putters are just awesome. MannKrafted is a company based in the USA and is focused on manufacturing putters. According to their official website, “Every putter I make has a piece of me, somewhere in the build.” Now that is just cool! I love the attention to detail in these putters, as with everything else we’ve talked about, they are custom. I will warn you, these putters aren’t cheap. But they are a quality product and will be the talk of your foursome by the time you reach the first green. If you can’t afford the putters, grab a handmade divot tool. Those are cool, too, and we can’t reinforce enough how important it is to fix your ball marks on the green.
I was recently talking to Paige Spiranac on Twitter, and she said she needed help with her putting. Unless she is going to learn AimPoint, perhaps she should invest in a TIBA Putt. If you are on Twitter or Instagram, it is impossible to ignore these guys. TIBA Putt is a simple concept, has been featured on the Golf Channel, and, quite frankly, it works. I’ve only seen the orange, but they make a pink one, a teal one… Heck, they have pretty much every color you could imagine. For only $20, this might be the best investment your game has seen in a long time.
Train Your Aim
Speaking of putting, have you seen Train Your Aim? I was just talking to the guy that developed this training aid, and, well… It might be the most simple and most effective training aid I have ever used. Whether you are struggling with short putts or need help aligning chip shots, Train Your Aim, also available in orange, clips to the shaft of your club and helps you make sure you are on target from start to finish. This training aid is silly affordable, and I promise, will improve your game. It doesn’t get much better than this.
2nd Guy Golf
I hosted a golf outing during the summer, and a couple of the guys that played in it were from 2nd Guy Golf. What is 2nd Guy Golf? Well, according to their website, “golf with a purpose.” 2nd Guy Golf sells men’s and women’s apparel including shirts and hats. Their shirt designs are unique, cutting edge, and their hats are just cool. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Russ Ortiz founded the company, and he is inspiring his team to achieve greatness through leadership and producing some unforgettable designs. I’ve actually befriended LJ Richardson, their VP of ops, and recommend you check out their website, including their clearance section. The older I get the more excited I am to get clothes for Christmas. I might not be good at golf, but I look good when I’m wearing 2nd Guy Golf. Oh, and several TOUR players wear their stuff including Alex Cejka and Brian Cooper.
Patrick Gibbons Handmade
We’ve talked about a lot of things here… Most are custom and some are made here in the USA. Well, Patrick Gibbons, the namesake behind Patrick Gibbons Handmade, is the one actually making these products and lives right here in Scottsdale. Patrick plays a lot of golf, and has become a friend of mine. His stuff, whether shoes, belts or yardage books, are just awesome. You will find his stuff on TOUR players like Pat Perez, and the products are unique. The products aren’t cheap, but you don’t get quality and precision like this without spending a little bit of money. Trust me, after you see his stuff, the price won’t matter. It doesn’t matter who is on your list this year, Patrick Gibbons Handmade has something for him or her.
Remember that golf tournament I told you about? Well, the guy behind this company played in it, too. This concept is SO simple, but I’d never seen it before ReadyPutt. Every time we reach the green, we mark our golf ball and spit/wipe/repeat until the ball is clean. Imagine a putter cover that was wet and had a ball cleaner attached to it. Right?! It gets even better. The headcover is also a magnet to hold your divot tool and ball mark. The cover is slick. Right now you can save $25 off the purchase of 4. I use one and will continue using it for years to come. Oh, and yeah… You can customize them!
There you have it. If this list doesn’t give you some holiday shopping ideas, well… Then get a bag of tees, a box of golf balls, a glove and call it a day. But whey buy something that we all already have in our golf bags when you can buy us a custom belt buckle, a handmade yardage book, a brand new golf shirt or an innovative putter headcover? Surprise your favorite golfers with one of these items this year and from all of us at Discount Tee Times, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!