Golf Gift Guide: Christmas Crackers

The best golf-related present ideas for golfers this Christmas

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Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Golf Gift Guide: Christmas Crackers

At this time of year, the organised Christmas shoppers are bragging about their haul, while the rest cling to the belief there's still plenty of time left.

Whether you do your Christmas shopping at the end of summer, or if you leave it to the days leading up to the December 25, it's a less stressful event if you know what you're looking for.

We've collated the best golf-related products on the market that we think EVERY golfer will be thrilled to receive.  

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Game Golf Live

Know a statistic-obsessed golfer? This is the perfect present for them. Game Golf Live allows players access to real-time stats on the course such as distance with the driver and accuracy with the wedge. It also provides golfers an opportunity to review their play after 18 holes.

The system uses GPS to track golfers' shots, and is developing a loyal band of followers. 

Review: Game Golf Live

Price: £249
Website: Game Golf

Mizuno MP-25 iron

Mizuno is famed for its fantastic irons, and it has produced another excellent offering in its MP-25.

One of the softest and most forgiving better-player irons on the market in 2015 - as our Better Player Irons Test revealed - it boasts “Boron” forged technology, allowing engineers to increase ball speed. It’s also one of the best-looking irons we’ve ever seen.

Review: Mizuno MP-25 irons

Price: £749 (4-PW)
Website: Mizuno

Galvin Green Albin jacket

Who said winter clothes had to be drab and bereft of colour? Not Galvin Green. The brand produces superb winter gear, and its latest Albin jacket is another offering of the highest calibre.

This premium product is on the expensive side, but your money buys one of the best waterproof jackets on the market.

Related: Galvin Green

Price: £259
Website: Galvin Green

Nike Lunar Control 4

Rory McIlroy debuted Nike Golf’s new shoes in the DP World Tour Championship, an event he won to wrap up the Race to Dubai.

The recipient of this present will not only be playing in such illustrious circumstances, but they can still benefit from the technology employed in this athletic shoe.

First Look: Nike reveals Lunar Control 4

Price: £130
Website: Nike Golf

Zepp Golf

Zepp Golf’s training aid captures a player’s swing and shows it to the golfer on their phone, tablet or via bluetooth. A 3D sensor is attached to the player’s glove, while multiple sensors track movements throughout the swing.

A golfer can inspect their every move throughout the swing, while stats explain where improvements can be made to take one's game to the next level. 

Review: Zepp Golf

Price: £129.99
Website: Zepp

Puma TitanTour Ignite shoe

Puma is looking to combine style with substance in 2016, and it has accomplished the feat with the fresh new TitanTour Ignite shoe.

Designed to provide “maximum energy return and long-lasting comfort”, the shoe boasts Ignite foam – hence the name – which is slated to be a superior cushioning material that disperses impacts and stays responsive hole after hole.

First Look: Puma TitanTour Ignite shoe

Price: £130
Website: Puma Golf

Titleist 716 AP2 irons

Titleist’s latest set of irons provide better players with the company's best blend of forgiveness, forged feel and firepower – a winning combination, as revealed in our latest Better Player Irons Test.

Rated as one of the 'easiest gold awards we've ever given away', we are certainly not surprised Jordan Spieth has put these straight in the bag for 2016. 

Review: Titleist 716 AP2 irons

Price: £117 per iron
Website: Titleist

Stewart Golf R1 trolley

Winter golf bags are often full to the brim with waterproofs, spare gloves and other paraphernalia, meaning carrying it can be a chore.

The new trolley from Stewart Golf ticks every box you’d want ticked by a trolley.

First Look: Stewart Golf R1 Push trolley

Price: £199
Website: Stewart Golf

Cobra King LTD driver

Cobra went to space and back to bring you its new driver. The eye-catching Space Port allows golfers to see into the big stick, which we believe is a nice touch.

Its technology also allowed it to be the lowest CG driver on the market, increasing forgiveness and distance. This one should be on every golfer's radar.

Review: King LTD driver

Price: £349
Website: Cobra

Srixon Z355 iron

Want to get some irons for a hacker? You won’t go wrong with Srixon’s Z355s. For game-improvement irons, they boast an outrageously enjoyable feel, while also providing massive amounts of forgiveness.

Action Mass Technology is the key piece of tech employed, which combines a heavier head with an ultra-high balance point shaft, for maximum flight distance and improved accuracy.

Review: Srixon Z355 irons

Price: £499 (5-PW)
Website: Srixon

Under Armour Gore-Tex suit

This three-layer suit features a bonded outer fabric and a soft, brushed interior, allowing the garment to be 100% waterproof and also breathable.

Under Armour has also applied a new 10% stretch fabrication to allow for 25% more stretch than other Gore-Tex rainwear, meaning it will not inhibit a player’s swing.

First Look: Under Armour Gore-Tex rain suit

Price: £215 (trousers) £250 (jacket)
Website: Under Armour

2016 FootJoy Hyperflex

The popular athletic shoe offering from FootJoy boasts new colour options this season.

Featuring he FlexGrid 2.0 exoskeleton upper, which keeps the foot secure throughout the swing, and FineTunedFoam 2.0 added comfort, this waterproof shoe will undoubtedly go down well with any golfer.

Review: 2016 FootJoy Hyperflex

Price: £140
Website: FootJoy

Nike Lunar Bandon 3

Nike’s shoe/boot keeps players’ feet dry and warm through the winter months, and can also be unzipped on the off chance the sun comes out.

Both stylish and comfortable, the Lunar Bandon 3 should prove a popular choice among those hardy souls that still head to the course throughout the festive season.

Review: Nike Lunar Bandon 3 shoe

Price: £140
Website: Nike Golf

GolfBuddy WT5 watch

The latest GPS watch from GolfBuddy is as clear, precise, stylish, comfortable and easy to use as the WT4, but is a sportier version.

It provides accurate front, middle and back yardages from the golfer’s angle of approach. For us, this represents one of the best GPS watches on the market, and all at an attractive price point. 

First Look: GolfBuddy WT5 watch

Price: £160 
Website: GolfBuddy

TaylorMade M1

The hotly anticipated TaylorMade M1 driver did not disappoint when it landed several months ago

Featuring a T-Track system allowing weights to slide in two directions, the new big stick from TaylorMade is incredibly adjustable, while also boasting devastating distance and a sweet sound.

Justin Rose and Jason Day have already dazzled with this driver, and so will you. 

Review: TaylorMade M1 driver

Price: £249
Website: TaylorMade

Callaway Apex CF 16

Boasting distance, feel, forgiveness, workability and jaw-dropping aesthetics, the new Callaway Apex CF 16 is an outstanding iron - as reflected in our latest Better Player Irons Test.

Boasting the brand’s innovative "Cup 360" technology to boost ball speed across the face, while shorter irons include a face plate for enhanced feel and control. These are very classy, indeed. 

Review: Callaway Apex CF 16 irons

Price: £799 (4-PW)
Website: Callaway

Sun Mountain Two Five bag

Weighing in at just one kilogram, the Two Five carry bag is the lightest full-feature golf bag in Sun Mountain’s 2016 range.

It’s made from ultra-lightweight 70 durable Denier Ripsop Nylon, and features carbon fibre legs. For us, one of the best golf stand bags out there. 

First Look: Sun Mountain releases lightest golf bag

Price: £159
Website: Sun Mountain

PING i iron

PING has produced an incredibly forgiving player iron that also boasts a impressive feel.

The company's highly skilled engineers used a new 431 stainless steel in these irons for a high strength-to-weight ratio and even softer feel. Tungsten weighting is also employed in the toe of three to seven irons to increase MOI. 

PING fans will not be left short changed. 

Review: PING i irons

Price: £699 (5-PW)
Website: PING

Overseas golf trip

Need some brownie points? Sending someone to warmer climes will surely earn you them.

One of our favourite overseas destinations outside of the usual suspects is Morocco, which is just a short flight from most European cities and boasts a selection of stunning golf courses.

You can expect warm temperatures throughout winter (over 20°C), and the African country has a vibrant culture that will keep golfers entertained off the course. We played Marrakech's Assoufid - a jewel in the desert. 

Review: Assoufid, Morroco

Price: £55 green fee for tourists
Website: Assoufid

Etiqus Sport Tour watch 

Etiqus has expanded its successful timepiece range to incorporate a Sport Tour Collection, available in six colours.

Each patented watch incorporates "Butler Bezel", the design of which was originally inspired by the R&A's Pace of Play guidelines.

The Sport Tour watch employs Swiss-made movements, a Sapphire Crystal glass face, and a solid stainless steel bracelet as standard. 

First Look: Etiqus Sport Tour collection

Review: Etiqus Sport Pro watch

Price: £279 to £299
Website: Etiqus

Urban Golf

Sometimes it's just appropriate to call it quits, and head indoors.

Urban Golf allows players to compete over the world's best golf courses thanks to their superb simulators, while a bar and restaurant are always at arms length.

Price: See Christmas prices
Website: Urban Golf

Motocaddy S7 Remote trolley

Representing the first remote-control trolley in the Motocaddy range, the S7 boasts a sophisticated guidance system and two motors.

An innovative tilt function helps the product adjust to the sloping terrain, and as remote trolleys go, this is one of the easiest out there to control.

First Look: Motocaddy S7 Remote trolley

Price: £799.99
Website: Motocaddy

Bettinardi Inovai putter

Standing for innovation, the Bettinadi Inovai putter definitely looks unique.

Milled from 6061 aircraft grade aluminium with a stainless steel weight placed low and away from the face. The "T" visual also makes lining up easy and it boasts an appealing soft feel thanks to "Superfly" mill and "F.I.T" (Feel Impact Technology).

Review: Bettinardi Inovai putter

Price: £239 (standard) 
Website: Bettinardi

Lyle and Scott golf clothing

If you know someone that needs new golf apparel, Lyle and Scott's range of knitwear, polos and base layers - as favoured by the GolfMagic team - could be the answer.

Made from the best materials and boasting timeless style, the new range is without doubt the company's most stylish and comfortable ever. 

Website: Lyle and Scott