GolfLink's 2018 Gift Guide: Ultimate Holiday Guide

By Ryan Watson

The holidays are right around the corner and now is the time to shop for all the “good” golfers in your life, no matter their handicap, or to start stocking up for the new year. This year, Golflink is putting out multiple lists of great products to get anyone ready for their best year of golf. Check out the other guides at the bottom of the page for even more great golfing products designed to make 2019 your best year on the course. This list features all the great products that don’t fit into other categories and are sure to delight any golfer. 


Swinger Monthly Golf Box 

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Truly a gift that keeps on giving, the Swinger Monthly Golf Box is a subscription service that sends a package of golf goodies each month. Subscribers get 1-2 items of apparel, in addition to balls, tees, gloves and other accessories, as well as training aids. All this for $25 per month. This is an excellent gift as golfers get needed gear and the added fun of a monthly gift.


Two Guys with Balls 

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A reliable stream of golf balls in necessary for any golfer, though the price of high quality balls keeps many golfers buying cheap options. Now, golfers can have the quality of top-tier balls but with a much more reasonable price through Two Guys with Balls. They provide hand cleaned and sorted used balls, ranked by their condition and make. It is easy to find barely played and top-brand balls for a fraction of the cost of new balls making this a favorite service of many golfers.  


Golf Club 2019

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Golf Club 2019 is the most realistic golfing game on the market and, thanks to a deal with the PGA Tour, also features some of the world’s best courses. The series is also renown for its “course creation” mode that allows gamers to construct their own courses. These can then be uploaded online for anyone to play. The game requires a subtle touch to be able to make accurate shots, just like the real game of golf. However, because of the difficult learning curve this game isn’t recommended for people unfamiliar with today’s modern games. Golf Club 2019 is available for Xbox One and PS4


Magazine Subscriptions

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A quality magazine subscription is another excellent choice for providing golfers with a new gift each month. A good general golf magazine is Golf Digest, which provides readers with PGA Tour coverage, tips, interviews and course and club reviews. For a golfer who loves to travel (or dreaming about travelling), Golf Odyssey is another excellent periodical. Golf Odyssey is a monthly publication that visits courses and resorts in secret to provide completely unbiased reviews. They accept no advertisements in order to remain objective and their wonderful articles and reviews are valued by golfers the world over. 


New Club Covers 

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A great and useful gift is a few new head covers. There are numerous options for club head covers that can fit any golfers need including classic, humorous or even covers bearing the logo of a favorite sports team. Head covers protect clubs from the elements and also when they are in storage. If you want a one of a kind gift, opt for a personalized cover that will make any golfer happy. 


1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die by Jeff Barr 

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A beautiful coffee table book full of high quality photographs, 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die by Jeff Barr is full of famous and interesting holes from around the world. The book also features a preface from the famous course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in order to give insight into what makes a great hole. The holes covered include both scenic, challenging and unique layouts and include both famous and obscure holes. Each entry also contains facts about the course and its designer, and also includes historical tidbits about some of the more prominent holes. 


GolfLink Pro Subscription

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And last on our holiday shopping guide is providing an upgraded Pro Subscription to GolfLink. Pro members enjoy no booking fees on tee times, access to PGA pro training videos, precise yardage maps and 3D interactive course flyovers for over 14,000 courses. The subscription is perfect for the travelling golfer or anyone who wants to improve their game. GolfLink's library includes over 1,400 videos from top instructors like Hank Haney and Jim McLean. We're continuing to add features to the website reserved exclusively for our subscribers and are always looking for new ways to serve our subscribers.


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About The Author

Ryan is a professor and freelance writer. He has been writing for GolfLink since 2017.


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