We've all been there before. Opening presents on Christmas day, eagerly anticipating what our loved ones have treated us to this year, only to open a golf gift from your Nan that you know you will never use. But you know the drill, crack a smile, say thank you and send a picture of it into your golf group chat for a good old laugh about it.
On Christmas Day I was scrolling through Twitter and I came across the annual 'unusable golf gift' thread on the NoLayingUp page, where golf fans flooded the comments section and I was in stitches seeing some of the gifts people had received.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday night that England was going into a third national lockdown at a time when the country has recorded 58,784 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 407 deaths.
Unfortunately for golf lovers in the country it means that all courses will be forced to close, so anyone who did receive some golf Christmas gifts will have to wait a little longer to use them.
From old golf balls to very illegal training aids to use on the course, the thread had it all. So take a look at some of our favourite 'unusable' Christmas presents we saw golf lovers receive, including PGA Tour player Max Homa.
Got these beauties in my stocking this morning pic.twitter.com/Pt7VrkKzuy— Abe Goldman (@MrGoldmanUMS) December 25, 2020
This looks nice and fun and very illegal. pic.twitter.com/sFntHqjeEx— Kyler (@DKylerP) December 25, 2020
Golf balls from 2004. pic.twitter.com/kuFDumgdA7— Russell (@Jarvi_Po4) December 26, 2020
Glove dryers and grip wipes among other highlights pic.twitter.com/1mOdZZKkeM— Nick Busby (@Nicholas_Buzz) December 25, 2020
Late to the party, but I came across this at the thrift store today. pic.twitter.com/fMAJ5j87KO— Tom Caskey (@Tommy_TwoPutts) January 4, 2021
My father-in-law has been trying to get the “roll back the ball” campaign kickstarted for the last 10 Christmases pic.twitter.com/BLpB3hUrfE— Derek Plank (@walkdplank42) December 25, 2020