8 great gifts for beginner golfers we recommend for the holidays

Help out a newbie by giving a gift they'll need next summer.

Happy holidays from GOLF.com, your one-stop shop when it comes to looking for gifts for the golfer in your life. (Or yourself. We won’t tell.) This year we’ve compiled the best of the best to make your shopping experience a breeze. Not only will we recommend our favorite products, we’ll tell you where to buy them. For more holiday gift ideas, visit our Best Of Everything hub, or browse GOLF’s Pro Shop.

Thanks to golf being considered a relatively safe sport in 2020, during a worldwide pandemic, there are many, many more beginners taking up the game, and that’s great! We love it. But for those who have been playing golf for years or decades, the best thing we can do is help bring the beginners along, in one way or another. One easy way is equipping them with what we think might help usher further interest in the game. For example, a set of alignment sticks accomplishes a few things:

1. The most superficial is just looking like a player. Bust out the alignment aid and it’s clear you’re taking this game seriously.

2. You can learn a lot from your divot. Are you catching more turf than you intend to? You’ll find out. Cutting across the ball? Your divot will definitely tell you.

3. There are endless ways alignment sticks can be used as a training-aid prop, either by running it through belt loops or shoving one end of it into the ground. For just $20, it’s a tough price to beat. 

We’ve assembled a handful of great beginner’s gifts that basically every golfer can benefit from. And while you’re hooking up that beginner, don’t be afraid to buy for yourself as well.

8 perfect gifts to buy for beginner golfers

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

ECCO Street Retro LX

$150
The ECCO Street Retro LX have a clean, understated profile, but don’t let that fool you. These shoes are loaded with technology including ECCO’s HYDROMAX treatment, which keeps your feet cool and dry in any type of weather. These shoes are built with camel and the full-grain leather upper is made for strength and a comfortability both before and after you break them in. The E-DTS traction system comes with 100 TPU traction bars for nearly 800 stability traction angles, helping to prevent slipping or sliding when walking or swinging a golf club. Last and far from least, the ergonomically designed soles promote exceptional comfort and long-lasting support and come with a comfort-fiber inlay sole that is both removable and easily cleanable. The question you really should be asking is whether or not these should become your everyday shoes, not just for playing golf. If you’re like us, you’ll never want to take them off.
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GOLF x Asher Golf Limited-Edition Gloves

$75
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Asher Golf to create something truly special. This Limited Edition Box includes 3 ASHER Premium, AAA Cabretta gloves that celebrate Jack Nicklaus’ timeless win at the ’86 Masters, GOLF’s reimagined logo and the United States of America.
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Puma 1/2 Zip Wind

$69.98
The Puma 1/2 Zip Wind is the perfect jacket for a windy day. Its 4-way stretch fabric provides great flexibility and its wind-resistant technology tempers the bad weather. Additionally, its hand pockets and a relaxed easy fit with an elastic banded bottom offer a warm and comfortable feel on the course or off.
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Callaway Alignment Stix

$19.99
These shock-corded rods are adjustable to help you determine correct alignment, proper swing path and ideal ball position. 
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Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

$199
The Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device is powerful and portable. This pocket-sized device offers quality deep muscle treatment. It features an ergonomic grip, 3 speeds, and a proprietary brushless motor with QuietForce technology. A 1 year warranty is included.
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Under Armour UA Airvent

$32
Under Armour’s Airvent cap provides breathability and keeps you cool with AirVent technology. The HeatGear sweatband will keep your head cool and dry. And the hat’s lightweight construction and stretch fabric will make for a comfortable fit, especially thanks to an adjustable closure.
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YETI Rambler 18 oz Bottle with Chug Cap

$29.99
A necessity for hiking, kayaking, or just commuting to work. the double-wall vacuum insulated cup keeps your drink cool from the first pour to the last sip. The durable, shatter-resistant bottle is dishwasher safe for when it needs a full clean. The TripleHaul handle is easily removed and the Chug Cap is included with the bottle.
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TaylorMade FlexTech Lite Yarn Dye

$219.99
Made specifically for golfers who prefer to walk than ride, the FlexTech Lite Yarn Dye stand bag weighs in at only 4.1 lbs, and features a 4-way top with internal-boxed dividers and eight roomy pockets for carrying golf balls, tees, accessories and apparel. Specific pockets include full-size side pockets, a rangefinder capsule for quick access, a seam-sealed valuables pocket with micro-suede lining, and a non-invasive water bottle pocket. It’s also equipped with a FlexTech stand system that offers smooth release and a self-adjusting strap system that allows stable carrying. It’s the right stand bag for the player who wants everything in easy reach in a subdued, classic profile. 
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Sean Zak

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