Feeling the gift-giving pressure this season? Granted, there is one less shopping week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, but that's no excuse for slacking on finding the perfect gift for that special golfer in your life (whether that's yourself or someone else).
Since we're a little last-minute ourselves, we asked some of our favorite golfers to help us out by sharing their gift recos this holiday season. Whether you're looking to give the gift of lowering one's handicap this year or know a golfer that needs something to help him/her CTFO already – these techie golf gifts will get the job done.
Puma Golf Soundchuk Mini Bluetooth Speaker
"Playing music on the course is a non-negotiable for me – it helps me enjoy my round more and relax. I have this mini bluetooth speaker from Puma Golf almost always clipped to my bag. It's small, lightweight and even has a magnet in it that lets you attach it to your cart if you want." – Travis Miller of PGA Memes
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
“When I want to get my numbers dialed in I use my Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor. It’s always satisfying to see my stats on the screen after hitting a solid drive – and the video capture feature is so convenient when I don’t have someone with me to help record my swing. People are always asking what launch monitor to get, so here it is guys!" – Paige Spiranac
One-Year 18Birdies Premium Membership
Well, duh. We couldn't put together a gift guide without recommending ourselves. Here's the thing, though, remember what we said before about finding the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend? We made it so that you wouldn't have to choose.
With our limited-time BOGO offer, you can now buy two One-Year Premium Memberships for the price of one. Don't miss out on this $100 savings! It's available now and through 12/31/19 for those of you who are really into putt-ing things off. Sorry, not sorry (for that terrible pun).
Me & My Golf Coaching Plans
If you've never watched a Me & My Golf video on YouTube, do you even play golf? With over 600K subscribers on YouTube alone, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman are the most-popular golf instructors on the Internet. Both are PGA-qualified coaches, and their sole mission is to help golfers all around the world play the best golf of their lives.
With a variety of lesson plans to address any golfer at any level, you can trust Piers and Andy to deliver a coaching plan that's just right for the golfer on the receiving end of your gift-giving generosity.
MNML Golf Bag
This bag was made for the minimalist golfer in mind, hence the brand name: MNML. But, plot twist, the MNML Golf Bag is actually packed with some pretty cool features you won't find in other golf bags.
For the tech-obsessed golfer, there's a special place for all of the gadgets you'd never go without, including a slip pocket for a solar-powered battery pack so that you're always fully-juiced. Our favorite feature? A phone cradle for easy swing-recordings and using 18Birdies, of course. The stripped-down design is also super lightweight and waterproof, which makes it even easier to load up on everything you need for your round.
As a 20-year coaching veteran and consultant for golf apps (including ours!) and other golf-related businesses, MNML's CEO Sam Goulden, knows a thing or two about the needs of a techie golfer – so it's safe for us to say, "This bag is legit."
Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas
The Shottee Golf Tee
We recently spotted one of these guys lying on the ground as we were tee-ing up and promptly inserted it into our can of Bud. Thank you to whoever left it behind – we appreciated you sharing with us, even if it was unintentional.
If you haven't figured out what it is yet, the Shottee Golf Tee is "the first and only golf tee designed specifically for shotgunning right off your tee shot". And the usage instructions are dead simple: Step up to the tee, puncture the can, put your best swing on it, and shotgun while that ball flies.
There's nothing techie about this gift, but even the geekiest golfer you know drinks a beer. Buy a 10-pack and spread some extra holiday cheer by leaving a few behind on the course for the next fun-loving golfer to enjoy.
P.S. You can also win some Shottees by entering our DreamGames sweeps in the app, going on now through 12/31/19.
BeatKicks Headphone Covers
“If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer, I love my Beat Kicks headphone covers. They keep my headphones protected and give them a fresh look without having to buy a whole new pair. You can use the code PAIGE25 to get 25% off your order!” – Paige Spiranac