It’s that time of year again!
Without further ado, we bring you the
2019 Breakfast Ball Holiday Guide for the Golfer.
Earlier this year we REVIEWED the FootJoy FLEX (image to the left). Since that review was posted I’ve found myself wearing the FLEX more than any other shoe. And I’m a MASSIVE fan of TRUE Linkswear. The FLEX offers excellent stability and amazing comfort, but where it lacked was waterproofing.
Not to fear! FootJoy wasn’t about to leave us without a versatile waterproof version of the FLEX and recently they have introduced the new FootJoy FLEX XP. We’ve yet to saddle the new shoes up but if they are in any way similar to the original FLEX they will be an outstanding option. Either early morning wet conditions or just a damp day on the course, we’re intrigued by this latest variant.
Good Walk Coffee Company
Coffee and Golf go together like peas and carrots. Whether it’s an early morning tee time or an after a round relaxer. I’m a huge fan of partaking in some java while enjoying my favorite game.
Good Walk Coffee Company is a new brand that we’ve gotten to know, and we’re huge fans. Their Breakfast Ball blend has been my go-to morning cup of joe since it’s arrival. With tons of swag as well as the coffee, Good Walk is off to a great start with a massive social media push. They’re our first “official” podcast sponsor.
Check them out, and be sure to hit up our affiliates page to grab a discount for your order.
There’s a lot of reason to add some Wilson Staff gear to your bag. But, for us, the one club your golfer may desire without even knowing it is the new Wilson Staff Driving Iron.
Available in lofts of 18, 21, and 24, this new club from Wilson is stunning. But it’s a performer as well. It has quickly become my go-to club off the tee when a fairway is needed. Created as a prototype for players on the PGA Tour. This utility iron delivers an impressive combination of reliability, distance, and forgiveness.
There are a ton of options out there for golfers to get their tunes on the course. For us, though there’s only been one speaker, we’ve thrown our support behind, and that is AmpCaddy. Designed for the golfer by a golfer, the AmpCaddy line of speakers has tremendous value for enjoying music while on the course.
Their new versions are a big improvement over the previous line, and now with the customizable option, the AmpCaddy speakers are a hit in the tournament scene. If your golfer loves to listen to music while they play, then AmpCaddy would be an excellent gift choice.
North Coast Golf Co.
Gloves are always an excellent choice for a gift. The majority of golfers out there wear a glove. What’s a better way to introduce your golfer to a high-quality, affordable, and performance-driven glove offered by North Coast Golf Co.
Made from premium materials and designed to last, the North Coast Golf Co. glove has surpassed all of my expectations and continues to be my go-to glove now and into next season. Please read our REVIEW, and you’ll understand why this would be a fantastic choice for the golfer in your life.
Dial-in your distances, track your progress over time and ultimately take your game to the next level with FlightScope’s Mevo. As a 3D Doppler radar-based launch monitor with the ability to be used indoors and outdoors, Mevo provides data points including carry distance, ball and club speed, spin rate, smash factor, vertical launch angle, apex height and flight time. Users can practice without interruption using the Mevo app on their mobile phone or tablet to automatically record, clip, and save each video with data overlay. All videos and data are captured and stored automatically, allowing players to review each session, share with your coach, and analyze your progress over time.
Chippo Golf – Ultimate Backyard BBQ Game
Bring your wedge, and competitive edge, to the backyard, beach, tailgate, office or outing with Chippo. Lovingly described by its creators as the “glorious lovechild of cornhole and golf,” it is the perfect mix of competition and fun that will resonate with avid golfers and beginners alike. Named “Best New Product” at the PGA Merchandise Show, the Chippo Starter Pack includes two target boards, heavy-duty chipping mats and six high-density foam practice balls from almostGolf. There are three official rules variations that pit two teams or individuals against each other, which can be found on the company’s website at chippogolf.com/pages/how-to-
ECCO Men’s and Women’s S-LITE Golf Shoe
Men’s MSRP: $160
Women’s MSRP: $150
Inspired by sprinters flats, ECCO S-LITE will be the brand’s lightest leather golf shoe to date, making it a go-to travel shoe for both on and off-course style and comfort. S-LITE blends cutting-edge engineering and comfort to ensure an ultra-light walking experience. Lightweight ECCO two-tone Yak leather uppers lined with a soft textile provides natural water repellent and breathable properties, with the E-DTS outsole offering award-winning grip and flexibility.
Pricing: Options for all budgets
Golfballs.com allows customers to buy their favorite model of golf ball from all the top brands and customize them for FREE! Better still, customers can order as late as December 18 and still have their gifts arrive by Christmas. Not just golf balls, choose from a selection of bags, apparel, tees and more – each available with the industry’s largest selection of customization options, including: personal photos, custom logos, monogrammed initials, personalized text, embroidery, numbers, novelty images and the best tool for lining up putts, AlignXL™. Golfballs.com also offers a variety of pre-packaged gift boxes, including the Bottle Opener, Poker Chip Set, and Classic Divot Tool.
Reduce Everyday Wine Cooler Set
Sip in style with the Reduce Wine Cooler Set. Featuring dual-wall vacuum insulation, a non-slip based and powder coat finish, the wine cooler set allows you to keep wine at the perfect temperature anytime and anywhere (no ice needed). The set includes one wine cooler and two wine tumblers.
Reduce Everyday HOT-1 Mug
Keep beverages hot for up to 8 hours with the REDUCE HOT1 mug. Featuring a patented flow motion lid and an adjustable vent, the HOT1 allows you to control the flow of your drink and the cooling rate. With an easy to carry handle, the HOT1 is great for the office or wherever else your day takes you.
2020 U.S. Open Holiday Ticket Offer
Tickets available beginning at $50 with a limited gift purchase holiday offer
The world’s best return to iconic Winged Foot Golf Club from June 15-21st for the 120th U.S. Open. Fans can watch stars of the game like Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, and Jordan Spieth compete for golf’s most coveted trophy. Single-day tickets to the Championship start at $50. Spectators interested in an elevated fan experience can purchase tickets for the Champions Pavilion, which offers complimentary food and drinks, executive restroom facilities, and complimentary general parking and shuttle service. Children under the age of 12 get in free.
For a limited time during the holiday season, fans will receive a U.S. Open suede valuables pouch with purchase of two gallery tickets or two sports bar tickets. The holiday gift offer runs from November 1 – December 31 or until sold out.
MSRP: Lessons, packages and club-fitting services vary
No company on earth has helped more golfers improve than GOLFTEC. They teach approximately 1 million lessons annually around the world, with the average student dropping seven strokes from their game. In addition to lessons, GOLFTEC provides TOUR-like custom club fitting, using proprietary TECFIT® software to determine the equipment that is right for each student’s game. Having exactly the right clubs is essential for long-term improvement. For the holidays, GOLFTEC helps you give the gift of better golf. The company has locations in every major metropolitan area in the United States and nearly 200 around the world. GOLFTEC has pioneered a step-by-step approach that builds skills faster and provides lasting results. It is a convenient and effective one-stop-shop for every game-improvement need.
Let’s face it. The gift every golfer wants this Holiday Season is lower scores. With the Swing Align training aid, a more “connected” swing from a proper set-up position is achievable, as is a more stable and powerful move through the ball.
Swing Align was designed to help golfers set up square and hit shots solidly by providing a reliable visual indicator they can use to line up square to their intended target. The device uses muscle memory to develop a repeatable golf swing with more power and accuracy by keeping their arms and body synchronized when rotating.
On Swing Align’s web site, you’ll find seasonal offers and instructional tips from Golf Digest Top Young Teacher Devan Bonebrake, who says Swing Align is the best device he’s seen for improving Alignment, Connection, and Rotation, three of the most important elements that contribute to good impact.
V1 Golf Plus Mobile App
For golfers dedicated to working on their swings and using video to see and connect with their swing instructor, there is the V1 Golf Plus Mobile App.
You can’t fix what you can’t see, and golfers can’t fix what their instructors can’t see. Fortunately, the V1 Golf Plus Mobile App enables golfers to take and upload videos of their golf swings and send them to an instructor who uses the V1 Pro platform. The instructor then takes the video, adds telestration lines to show key points in the swing that need improvement, and can voice over step-by-step lessons that can immediately be sent back to the student.
Golfers can also put their video side-by-side with a curated library of hundreds of Tour Player model swings, seek out monthly instructional content, and get premium support.
With the V1 Golf Plus Mobile App, it’s easy to find and receive an instant golf lesson from anywhere in the world with one of the 10,000+ teaching pros who use the V1 Pro teaching platform. Available for IOS in the Apple Store or for Android in the Google Play store. The cost is $6.99 per month or $59.99 billed annually.
Galway Bay Rain Gear
If the golfer in your life dreams of traveling to play in Ireland, Scotland, or at Bandon Dunes, they’re going to want to bring quality rain gear. Galway Bay’s premium rain jacket and true-to-size rain pants have been named “Best Rain Gear” for two straight years by MyGolfSpy’s panel of reviewers.
Galway Bay rainwear stands apart in the industry with lightweight, breathable fabrics that allow golfers to stretch and move freely while staying warm and dry. Designed by expert tailors and using 100-percent-waterproof and 100-percent-breathable materials, Galway Bay’s outerwear was developed to be a refreshing, fashion-forward alternative to bulky, ill-fitting and uncomfortable rain gear.
Galway Bay’s pants, which feature belt loops, a seven-inch zipper, and nine-inch-deep pockets, and incorporate the same fabric used for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, are designed to look like and be worn as golf slacks, eliminating the need to dress in layers. The pants can be ordered to fit a golfer’s exact waist and inseam sizes, optimizing comfort, fit, and style like no other rain pant ever has.
The all-weather Galway Bay jacket is available in multiple color options and features a softer, quieter fabric than typical rain gear and rubberized waterproof zippers.
MSRP: $9.99/month or $99.99/year
Golf’s most complete app, 18Birdies, offers a variety of ways for golfers to find more enjoyment in the game. Prominent app features include advanced GPS data on more than 35,000 courses around the world. Digital scorekeeping, stat tracking, and live round sharing. Golfers can also book tee times at more than 6,000 courses in the U.S.
Also, 18Birdies Premium offers access to Caddy+, allowing users to track their shots and receive AI-powered club recommendations.
Bushnell Pro XE
Description: The Pro XE will set the industry standard with the development of a new “Slope” Algorithm. The improved “Slope” takes into account the most updated ball flight measures giving a much sharper angle of descent over the previous algorithm. Bushnell provides the only compensated “Play As” distance that takes actual ball flight into account. Whereas competitors use simple geometry, which is easy to calculate, but not nearly as accurate. Bushnell prides itself on providing trustworthy and accurate distances to all golfers.
Pro XE Features:
- Slope with Elements
- PinSeeker with Visual JOLT Technology
- Built-in BITE Magnetic Mount
- Ranges 500+ yards to a flag
- 7X Magnification
- Accurate within 1 yard
- Positive click Slope Switch (Pro XE is legal for tournament play when Slope mode is disabled)
- Enhanced Ultra-Bright Backlight Display
- Rubber armored metal housing
- IPX7 Fully Waterproof
- Newly Designed Premium Carry Case includes a clip for a golf bag, belt loop attachment, and velcro strap attachment
Description: Phantom GPS Rangefinder, rounding out a robust collection of products, comes preloaded with more than 36,000 courses and provides simple measurements to the front, center, and back distances of the green. Along with up to four hazard/layup distances per hole. The Phantom unveils “Bite Technology.” Equipped with a high powered magnet, the Phantom can easily attach to a cart bar or any metal surface, providing quick and easy yardage readings. Additional features include auto course and auto hole recognition, shot distance calculator, and long battery life. (play up to two rounds before charging).
Well, there it is. This year’s Holiday Guide designed for the golfer.
We hope you enjoy this list and consider some of the brands and companies listed. It is always a hard decision who makes the list and who doesn’t, but we’re pleased with how this year’s list came out.
Happy Holidays to all of you, and we hope this Holiday Guide has assisted in your holiday season shopping.