8 golf gifts for kids, courtesy of a top junior coach

Kids golf gift ideas

These great gift ideas are sure to please young golfers.

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If you’re a parent who wants to encourage your child to love the game, stocking up on some fun golf gifts is a great way to keep them engaged.

If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about junior golfers and what they like, it’s GOLF Teacher to Watch Leighann Albaugh, who counts more than 400 juniors among her clientele at Magnolia Green Golf Academy in Moseley, Va.

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At this week’s Top 100 Teacher Retreat in Scottsdale, Ariz., I picked Albaugh’s brain on several junior-related topics, but one that was top of mind was which golfy gifts she would recommend purchasing for kids this holiday season.

Not only are these selections functional — tees, balls, pushcarts and more — they’re fun. Check out Albaugh’s top picks below.

The best golf gifts for kids

Colorful golf balls (tap here to shop now)

“Kids love the novelty of colorful golf balls, and these come in a bright yellow,” says Albaugh.

Callaway ERC Soft Triple Track Golf Balls

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A furry headcover (tap here to shop)

“Let your kids show off their style and sense of fun,” says Albaugh.

Daphne’s Headcovers

Realistic animal headcovers that will make you smile and last for years.

Martini Tees (tap here to shop now)

“These tees make it easy for small hands to tee up the ball themselves,” Albaugh says. “They even have ‘step-up’ options that encourage consistent tee heights.”

Martini Tees

$9.99 (5-pack)
A large cup design allows the tee to lean forward for lower clubhead resistance at impact.

Squish Tees (tap here to shop now)

“These are great for very young and new golfers (ages 2-8),” says Albaugh. “They come in fun shapes and can make it easy for little hands to tee up a ball.”

Squish Tees

$13.95 (2-pack)
Squishtees designs and develops products for golfers of all ages, providing them with the tools needed to play and learn the game, while making it FUN.

U.S. Kids Golf clubs (tap here to shop)

U.S. Kids Golf clubs

U.S. Kids Golf offers 11 sizes and 3 models of clubs, with all players fit by height and skill instead of age.

Bag Boy Quad Junior (tap here to buy now)

Bag Boy Quad Junior

Engineered for junior-size golf bags with an adjustable height handle that is ideal for growing golfers.

Stylish golf clothes just for them (tap here to shop now)

“Garb makes awesome, stylish fits that wear well wash after wash,” Albaugh says.

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Garb created the junior golf apparel category and has been leading the pack ever since.

Hat clip with ball mark (tap here to shop now)

“What’s your kid into? Dinosaurs? Superheros? Animals? Let them show off their style while keeping a ball mark handy,” Albaugh says. “Kids don’t always have pockets and even when they do, digging a ball marker out can slow them down. A ball marker that affixes to a hat brim makes ball markers easily accessible to little hands.”

Hat clip with ball mark

A magnetic clip makes it easy to keep track of ball marks.

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As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office, too, where she’s primarily responsible for producing both print and online features, and overseeing major special projects, such as GOLF’s inaugural Style Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview series, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in both in the magazine and in video form on GOLF.com.

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Leighann Albaugh is one of GOLF’s Teachers to Watch 2024-25.

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