Holiday 2023 | 5 min read
Amongst the hustle and bustle of holiday gift-buying, it’s easy to get wrapped up in a “quantity versus quality” mentality. But when it comes to finding the best gifts for the golfer in your life, you’ll definitely want to pay closer attention to details and craftsmanship.
“There are hundreds of golf gear options--how do I find quality equipment?” Don’t worry. To alleviate the stress of finding the best golf gifts, we’ve curated list of high-quality gear that is sure to impress beginning golfers and pros, alike:
1. Golf Stand Bag
For those that walk the course, golf stand bags are highly recommended. Golf stand bags tend to be lighter and smaller than traditional golf bags so they’re easy on the back, shoulders, and spine. Most golf carry bags accommodate a full set of golf clubs and all golf essentials that are needed for a round.
One the best golf stand bags on the market is the Player IV stand bag. Reengineered from the base up for an uncompromised game, the Player IV is the next generation of our best-selling Player Stand. Refined feature upgrades include: increased beverage storage, purposeful pockets, and an internal base divider to keep grips separated for effortless club retrieval. The Player IV utilizes VESSEL’s patented technologies (Equilibrium Double Strap and Rotator Base) for maximum balance and superior stability. Intentionally placed high strap-attachment points promote further balance and eliminate club fallout while the bag is being carried. The Player IV is a full-featured stand bag that delivers elevated functionality. Handcrafted with top-end materials and a clean silhouette so you can look and play your best.
2. Golf Cart Bag
For those golfers that prefer to ride on a golf cart, give them a bag that is designed for just that-- a golf cart bag! This style typically features front-facing pockets and multiple handles to allow for convenient and efficient access to golf gear while the bag is loaded on the cart. Golf cart bags are typically larger than stand bags, but truly maximize the utility of golf cart storage.
When looking for the best golf cart bags, you won’t come across a better one than the Lux XV 2.0 Cart Bag. This utility-driven cart bag is mindfully crafted for optimal performance on a golf cart or trolley.
Play your most organized round with the Lux XV 2.0, a utility driven cart bag crafted for optimal performance on a golf cart or trolley. Every detail of this cart bag was designed with cart-centric features, starting with a cart strap pass-through and an upper pocket pod that fits over a cart strap for easy access. Forward facing and dual side pockets offer convenient access to your gear while the bag is strapped to a cart or trolley. Its namesake 15-way top features a velour-lined putter well and full-length dividers to give each club a dedicated slot. A sturdy base and cart bracket straps allow you to fully secure your bag while you ride to withstand the rigors of any terrain. If you’re looking for ultimate convenience on the course, grab the Lux XV 2.0, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
3. Den Caddy
Maybe your golfer is always on the driving range or spends hours on their backyard putting green. If this is the case, a den caddy golf bag is the perfect golf gift. This miniature golf bag primarily stores golf balls, but is great for organizing tees, headcovers, gloves, and other small items.
A favorite amongst golf fanatics, is the Den Caddy 2.0. This den caddy features a sleek and modern silhouette that is sure to elevate any at-home course, office space, or golf shop. The large top opening makes it easy to fill with golf bags or grab them quickly. There are 3 zip pockets for extra storage and a “trap door” that dispenses golf balls when unzipped.
[Featured: Den Caddy 2.0 in Black/White]
The Den Caddy 2.0 can be personalized on three different panels so you can truly make it a special golf gift. Add your golfer’s name, logo, club crest, or meaningful quote, and this personalized present will be cherished for years to come.
If you’re looking for a unique golf gift, then the Cool Caddy is a great option. Although this bag looks like a den caddy, it’s actually a versatile cooler/stool, designed to store beverages! It’s crafted with durable, microsuede synthetic leather and waterproof zippers to easily wick liquids. This makes it perfect for driving ranges, backyard barbecues, beach trips, or any time you’d like to relax and enjoy a cold drink.
The Cool Caddy features a 20L insulated compartment and removable liner. This not only keeps beverages cold, but makes clean-up easy and hassle-free. Other functional features include: a padded top lid that doubles as a seat, 2 external pockets for storage, a removable bottle opener, and a padded, adjustable strap. The Cool Caddy can also be personalized, so you can truly spoil your golfer with a unique, high-quality golf gift.
[Featured: Cool Caddy in White/Black]
4. Golf Headcovers
If you’ve noticed your golfer’s clubs are in need of an update, golf headcovers are an affordable way to spruce up their gear. Not only do they add a bit of style, but the best golf headcovers protect clubs from unnecessary weather damage and excessive wear.
For golfers who have a more classic aesthetic, Leather Golf Headcovers would be the preferred choice. The VESSEL Golf Driver Headcovers, Wood Headcovers, and Putter Covers have a timeless and elegant feel that look as good as they perform. They are crafted from luxurious, genuine leather that’s been coated with a durable finish to withstand the elements and age beautifully over time. To add to the premium feel, they showcase a plush, velour interior. This padding alleviates unpleasant clattering that occurs when in transit.
With different variations of black & white, these genuine leather headcovers complement everything, so you don’t have to worry about them clashing with your golfer’s bag!
If your golfer prefers animal-friendly options, the VSL Nylon and Signature Headcovers are tough to beat! These weather-resistant, durable, and easy-to-clean golf headcovers take your golfer’s playing experience to a new level of performance-luxury. They come in neutral tones like: navy, sand, and grey; or eye-catching colors like rose gold and neomint.
Find headcovers to match your golfer’s bag!
5. Women’s and Men’s Hats
Another affordable golf gift or stocking stuffer are men’s and women’s hats. Rain or shine, every golfer knows that having a hat on the course is a lifesaver. The most popular hats for golfers are baseball caps with neutral color palettes. These complement any weekend golf ensemble, athletic attire, or airport outfit.
These men’s and women’s hats from VESSEL are high-quality options that your golfer is sure to love. The Classic Trucker provides a comfortable, laid-back aesthetic with a flat-brimmed, 5-panel design. It’s made from a lightweight nylon-polyester blend that keeps you cool while out on the course. The adjustable straps and mesh-backing allow for a breathable, flexible fit. The Classic Trucker is perfect for golfers with a laid-back, casual style, that appreciates comfort.
For a fun, vintage-inspired style, the VSL Pinseeker Tour Visor is an excellent choice. This popular womens and mens hat style promotes a cooling, airflow effect and offers a lighter-weight alternative to a cap. It features a terry headband and wide brim to add a touch of nostalgia, that was common amongst Hall of Frame pros.
These must-haves complete any golf look while protecting the eyes and face from harmful UV rays. A stylish baseball hat or tennis visor are gifts that your golfer will use time and time again!
6. Golf Staff Bag
Sometimes golfers need a more substantial golf bag to hold extra clubs and gear. For aspiring pros, golf instructors, or anyone that spends all day on the course, a golf staff bag offers ample storage. Golf staff bags are the largest style of golf bag and are typically decked out with a ton of compartments and a large top size. This tends to be the heaviest style, so the weight is justified for players that use golf carts or have a caddy.
Golf staff bags are ideal for instructors to store swing aids, alignment sticks, and other teaching tools. Or, aspiring pros and golf buffs can utilize this additional space for extra clubs, apparel, shoes, and any other gear they may need at a moment’s notice.
If you’re wondering what bags Tour pros use, you can be sure they’re made from tour-grade materials like this Prime 2.0 Staff Bag. This golf staff bag is crafted from premium tour-grade synthetic leather and waterproof zippers to provide a reliable carrying experience. It features a reinforced, steel ring top wrapped in plush velour to provide a luxurious feel that’s not only for the pros. Storage includes: 6 zip pockets, 2 magnetic closure pockets, 2 water bottle compartments, and an umbrella sleeve to ensure that every golf essential has a designated place. Complete with an all-weather rain hood, padded single strap, and dual-purpose bottle opener/towel ring, the Prime Staff Bag is one of the best staff bags for serious golfers.
For golfers that seem to have tried every bag out there and wish that the best of staff bags and cart bags could be combined… the 2021 Midsize Staff is the answer. This bag has created a category all of its own, as it boasts the functionality of a top-level cart bag and the styling of a staff bag. With front-facing pockets, dual personals pockets, and dedicated water bottle sleeves, the 2021 Midsize Staff provides intuitive organization that makes it easy to access gear. A culmination of high-quality materials like: a steel ring top, chrome hardware, sturdy handles, and fine detailing has delivered a tour-proven golf bag hybrid.
[Featured: 2021 Midsize Staff in White/Black]
7. Men’s and Women’s Luggage
Upgrade your golfer with a premium, carry on luggage that pairs with their new favorite golf bag. Although this isn’t “golf gear”, this is a great option for golf aficionados that frequently play on the road.
A rolling luggage like this Signature 2.0 Luggage would provide effortless mobility throughout airports, train stations, and other transport. It’s crafted from premium, microsuede synthetic leather and high-quality metal accents for a design that is as elegant as it is durable. This luggage features 360-degree wheels for easy portability, and an additional front-zip pocket for maximum organization. Within this front pocket, there is a padded laptop sleeve and multiple accessories pockets to properly organize essentials and valuables.
This lightweight rolling luggage comes in a compact silhouette that is carry-on approved by all domestic and international airlines. No matter where your golfer is off to next, they will definitely arrive in style.
8. Shoe Bag
A gift idea that never fails, is a new shoe bag. This is the perfect present for golfers that pack a change of shoes and like to separate them from clean clothes and gear. But shoe bags aren’t just for the golf course, they offer a convenient way to organize and protect expensive golf shoes, tennis shoes, dress shoes, and more.
This Signature 2.0 Shoe Bag is crafted with micro-suede synthetic leather and water-resistant zippers. This durable finish protects shoes from potential spills or unfavorable weather, and also allows the bag to be easily cleaned. It features two additional ventilation ports to air out dirty shoes and keep gear smelling fresh. The Signature 2.0 Shoe Bag showcases a wide opening that creates easy-access for footwear up to a size 13 Mens.
Golfers can pack a shoe bag into their Player 2.0 or Lux XV Cart Bag and swap out their dirty golf cleats with fresh sneakers after a game. Then, prepare for their next golf trip by pairing their shoe bag with a duffel bag, rolling luggage, or travel backpack.
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