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Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Golfers

With Christmas fast approaching you might be wondering what to buy a golfer, here's a list of the Ultimate Gifts for Golfers with some alternate suggestions as well.

1. Golf Trip to Monterey

Play Pebble Beach, Cpyress Point, Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula CC, a trip of a lifetime. Stay at the lodge in Pebble Beach, explore the quaint town of Carmel, visit the world renowned Aquarium in Monterey Bay and see the Redwoods in Big Sur, enough golfing memories and others to last a life time

Price: €10,000 and up

Alternate: Lahinch

Ireland has many world class golf courses including Lahinch, Royal County Down, Ballybunion and Royal Portrush. A world class golf experience is not that far away at all

Price: €150, with low season rates from €75

2. PGA Tour Caddy 

A PGA Tour caddy like Jim 'Bones' MacKay will carry and clean your clubs, give club and psychological advice as well as read a course and greens as good as anybody in the world.

Price: Salary €100,000 and upwards

Alternate: Golf Buddy GPS

Gives yardage from your ball to the green and provides great hole graphics, comes preloaded with thousands of courses worldwide.

Price: Golf Buddy PT4 €399 with Golf Buddy Voice from €129

3. Scotty Cameron GSS Tour Putter 

Made from the finest German Stainless Steel this Scotty Cameron creation will set you back a cool $7,500

Price: €6,000

Alternate: Scotty Cameron Newport

The Scotty Cameron Select Newport is a precision milled 303 Stainless Steel putter that features bold red tour graphics, an improved high toe profile, and heel & toe circular sole weights.

Price: €325

4. Shot Link

The PGA Tour's Shotlink system records every shot played by every player enabling them to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in their golf to help them improve quicker. A team of roving volunteers follows every player for every tournament and records their shots.

Price: €€€

Alternate: Game Golf

The Game Golf system is a mobile shot link!! Place a sensor on each of your clubs and tag each shot as you play it. Upload the data at the end of your round and analyse your golf like the pros. Devised in Galway as well!

Price: €199

5. Lesson with Butch Harmon

Butch Harmon is regarded by many as the best teacher in the world today. He have you playing the golf of your dreams in no time!

Price: Lesson €3,000 plus travel to Las Vegas

Alternate: Your Local PGA Professional

At Drive Golf Performance we have two PGA Professionals, John & Padraig Dooley, who also will have you playing the golf of your dreams in no time. Coaching with Trackman is available.

Price: Lessons start at €30

6. Trip to the Masters

The ultimate trip to a golf tournament, the Masters in Augusta Georgia. Be captivated by the lush fairways, flawless greens and the colourful azaleas, as well as the golf of the greatest players on Earth!

Price: Practice Round Tickets from $65, tournament tickets sold out but going for $1,500 on the 'secondary market', plus travel to Augusta

Alternate: The Irish Open at Royal County Down

The Irish Open in 2015 is on at the fantastic Royal County Down with Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler headlining.

Price: Tickets from £25 with children under 16 free.

7. Membership at The Bridge GC in the Hamptons

The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton Long Island has an initiation fee of $1,000,000!

Price: $1,000,000 plus annual dues

Alternate: Distance membership

Distance membership in many Irish Courses is available for €120 and upwards.

Price: €120 and up

8. John Lobb Golf Shoe

John Lobb makes bespoke golf shoes from the finest leathers.

Price: €5,000

Alternate: Foot Joy DNA

The Foot Joy DNA shoe is a leather, waterproof shoe that will fulfil the golfer's every need in a shoe.

Price: €195

9. Tour Level Club Fitting  

Get fitted like the Tour Pros at the Titleist Performance Institute, Taylor Made's Kingdom or Nike's Oven.

Price: By Invitation only

Alternate: Club Fitting at Drive Golf Performance

At Drive Golf Performance we offer a comprehensive fitting experience using the Trackman Launch Monitor to get you hitting the golf ball longer and straighter with the latest clubs from Ping, Taylor Made, Callaway, Miura and Titleist.

Price: Driver or Iron Fitting €50

10. The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses


One of the most sought after golf books, architect Tom Doak gives his opinion on hundreds of golf courses. A must for the discerning golfer looking to play the best courses and unearth hidden gems. The book was only printed in a limited quantity and was fetching a very high price on the second hand market in the last number of years.

Price: €200-€1,000

Alternate: New Edition of the Confidential Guide

An updated version of the Confidential Guide is now available. Being published in 5 volumes, the first volume - Great Britain and Ireland is available from the Renaissance Golf Design website. It will the golfer endless hours of reading as well as an insight into four of the best minds in golf architecture.

Price: $60 plus shipping

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