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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Alternate: Foot Joy DNA
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.
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