Best of Everything: 28 awesome items any golfer would love
Shopping for that perfect golf gift can be as daunting as a breaking 12-footer for par. Worry not! Back and better than ever is GOLF’s 2021 Best of Everything Shopper’s Guide. For more of GOLF’s Best of Everything, check out the Nov./Dec. 2021 issue of GOLF Magazine, or visit GOLF’s Pro Shop here.
For even more brand new Best of lists, check out these categories: best pants | best shorts | best stylish polos | best weather-ready polos | best layering items | best hats | best golf shoes | best golf bags | best push carts | best headcovers | best golf accessories | best golf sunglasses
Earbuds that sound just about right
The upgraded Bose QuietComforts will be music to your ears — just ask Bose enthusiast Bryson DeChambeau. The “Aware mode” filters out loud distractions while still providing clear, crisp sound for hours on end.
Bose QuiteComfort Earbuds
Low-profile design, high-fidelity sound
Despite their in-conspicuous shape, there’s nothing small about the audio quality of Beats Studio Buds. Sweat-resistant and environmentally friendly, they also feature a “Transparency mode” that lets in more of the natural sound around you.
Beats Studio Buds
Luxury Meets Function
The golf industry is flooded with smart watches that provide yardages or health data — but none of them are nearly this fashion forward. The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition watch, worn by Tommy Fleetwood, brings a high-end look into the GPS space with a sapphire glass touch-screen face, an 18-hole bezel and an adjustable rubber strap. It’s also loaded with features such as GPS, 3D course maps, shot tracking, phone pairing and fitness programs. It will get noticed.
TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition watch
A personalized bottle for the 19th hole
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a bottle of good whisky. Now go one step further and personalize a bottle for a family member, co-worker or your reliable member-guest partner. You can personalize Dewar’s 12 (citrus, dried fruit, vanilla) or Dewar’s 15 (honey, toffee, floral). Both are good options, as your gift-giving style will be as smooth as the contents of these bottles.
Dewar’s ‘Make It Personal’ Whisky
A functional and stylish glove to up your game
Made from cabretta leather, Cuater Premier gloves feature an adjustable tab closure, finger perforation and a grip location reminder, which is both useful and unique. The gloves are available in four colors, so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your on-course style.
TravisMathew Cuater Premier
A golf dress that is both functional and flattering
The perfect look for a quick nine and beyond. The sport pique fabric on Outdoor Voices’ sport dress provides an airy, athletic fit with just enough stretch for any activity you want to tackle, while the pleats and mid-thigh length add a touch of flirty femininity. Not only is it available in three colors, but there’s also a hidden hip pocket to make stashing your phone and other small accessories a cinch.
OV Sport Dress
Golf shoes friendly with nature
The Adidas Golf No-Dye Collection shoes are made to help end plastic waste by using naturally colored fabric with no dye added. The colors are actually the natural color of the material, which helps provide 60 percent savings on water and energy. The collection features three golf-specific models, including the Adicross ZX PrimeBlue, ZG21 Motion and ZG21 Motion BOA.
Adidas ZG21 Motion BOA Special Edition
The perfect weekend bag
It’s always important to look good when you play, but what about when you travel? The answer is yes. Whether for business, family vacation or buddies trip, the Holderness & Bourne Byers duffel checks all the boxes. It’s big enough to hold everything you need, genuinely rugged and extremely handsome.
The Byers Duffel Bag
A next-gen fitness tracker that will help you take your game to the next level
The biggest names in golf, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda, trust the reengineered Whoop 4.0 to provide the most advanced and accurate sleep, recovery and training data. The built-in 24-7 health coach means you can recover faster, train smarter and sleep better — which adds up to better performance on and off the course.
A performance insole to keep you grounded
Improve your work rate and avoid injury both on and off the course with the world’s first aerospace-grade carbon fiber insole. VKTRY Performance insoles have been proven to increase ground force interaction and explosiveness in athletes, which is exactly what golfers need to hit big bombs off the tee.
VKTRY Performance Insoles
A pair of slim-fit pants for golfers on the move
They look like they’re built for the street, but you could wear Lululemon’s Commission pant Warpstreme in the gym or, more importantly, on the course. They’re water-repellent, they hold their shape and their sleek fit will make you the envy of the rest of your khaki-chinoed foursome.
Lululemon Commission Pants Warpstreme
Sturdy and stylish wooden tees
All golf tees are the same, right? Wrong. Western Birch has taken its premium pegs to the next level. They’re quality-crafted and so tough to break you’ll have to remind yourself they’re not plastic. The clever limited releases and customization options mean you’ll have no excuses when ripping driver.
“Tee Bow” Striped Golf Tee
Add personality to your putter
Bold or subtle, crazy or tame, TaylorMade’s MySpider X puts you in the designer’s seat. The online platform grants consumers the ability to control how their Spider X looks and performs, with seemingly limitless options — from mixing colors for the head and rear weights to the shade of the Pure Roll face insert, grip and sole plate.
Taylormade MySpider X
Classic with a Modern Twist
Designed in collaboration with several Tour players, including Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Adam Scott, FootJoy’s Premiere Series blends classic looks with modern technology for the golfer who wants to stand out on course. The men’s and women’s models feature new premier leather upper designs, intricate detailing and a plush FitBed for heel stability and underfoot cushioning.
Footjoy Premiere Series
A high-class hoodie perfect for every occasion
Hoodies are definitely becoming a must for golf wardrobes, and there may be no better option than the Koko hoodie from Greyson Clothiers. This piece is the perfect outer layer for fall golf, and, with 10 colors available, it’ll pair with anything in your closet.
A belt that fits every waist
An understated powerhouse of the golf fashion world, FH Wadsworth has specialized in high-end golf belts for years. Their most versatile belt — the elastic stretch — is made from premium Italian rayon for enhanced durability and that just-right fit we love. And hey, dozens of colors and styles (some reversible!) mean you’ll never be under-dressed.
FH Wadsworth Belts
The perfect speaker for rocking out on the course
There are a ton of wireless speakers on the market, but Rokform’s G-ROK wireless golf speaker is designed specifically for golfers. This compact, easy-to-use device features magnetic mounting so that you can stick it right onto your golf cart or hang it from your golf bag. It’s waterproof, rugged and, best yet, its 24-hour battery life allows you to rock on through several rounds on a single charge.
G-ROK Wireless Golf Speaker
A rugged practice bag to envy
How better to enjoy a nice evening in the backyard than with a few chips? Made of durable 900D polyester, the Ping Moon range bag is lightweight and compact enough to fit neatly wherever most needed. Equipped with the same handle from the Ping Hoofer golf bags, the Moon pairs nicely with their foam practice balls for a sneaky backyard short-game session with friends.
Ping Moon Range Bag
A shady bucket hat for hipsters
Bucket hats are all the rage, providing hackers like you the ultimate protection from the sun. The Spackler bucket hat from Rhoback is one of the best options on the scene. It’s lightweight, breathable and features a large structured brim that holds up through hot summer or wet winter rounds.
Rhoback Spackler Hat
A stretchy, comfortable skort in just the right length
While ultra-short mini-skorts are currently de rigueur, Lija’s Block skort provides a perfect middle ground for ladies who love a sporty look but appreciate a few extra inches of coverage. With a 16-inch length, the Block hits at mid-thigh. The skort slips on easily and features a back panel with two layers of fabric to give you a bit of flounce on your follow-through.
Lija Block Skort
A seriously pro-level putting aid
The best putting coaches on the planet will tell you that the key to good putting is starting your ball on your intended line. Enter the Perfect Putting Gates, a darling training aid of Tour pros. Simply set one or more gates on your intended line and putt your ball through them. Perfect that skill and you’ll be celebrating more makes too.
Perfect Putting Gates
Stylish polos to spice up your look
Every golfer needs a go-to polo perfect for any occasion, and Johnnie O’s Venice long-sleeve polo fits the bill. Wear it tucked in for your next match or untucked in a casual setting post-round. The lightweight cotton is ideal for both.
Long Sleeve Venice Polo
Bespoke headcovers that add instant cred to your bag
Using the finest wools, Seamus Golf’s array of hand-made headcovers is the quickest way to bring your on-course style to the next level. With collections spanning traditional tartan plaids to tie-dye to your favorite sports team, they’ve got something special for every golfer looking to protect their clubs and to look good doing it.
Shorts so light you’ll forget you’re wearing them
The brilliance of FootJoy’s lightweight shorts isn’t merely how fashionable they are or the seven different colorways, but, rather, how they feel like they don’t even exist at all. No resistance during the swing, no bulky pockets, just efficient attire that belongs anywhere.
FJ Lightweight Shorts
Let it pour
For those who trade spikes for skis in the winter months, KJUS should ring a bell. The Swiss company first started as an ultra-luxury skiwear brand but eventually pivoted to golf. Today, their line of performance jackets is beloved among players everywhere, specifically the Pro 3L 2.0. One of these bad boys isn’t cheap, but it could be the last rain jacket you’ll ever need — or want — to buy.
KJUS Pro 3L 2.0 Jacket
A trendy, eye-catching pouch for your gloves
Links & Kings uses the finest materials to meticulously craft some of the best, most unique and look-at-me leather goods in the golf market. They have bags, pouches, yardage book covers and more, but we especially love their stylish golf glove holders. Store your extras (up to five) in these slick pouches, complete with partitions, and they’ll be pristine the next time they are called upon. Personalization and different color options available.
Links and Kings Glove Keeper
The rangefinder with everything you need and more
Garmin is synonymous with GPS. When you become Garmin’s most accurate rangefinder ever made, that’s saying something. The Z82 can lock onto a flag from upward of 450 yards away. On top of that, wind direction and speed are displayed on the screen. To go one step further, you can pick out points on a map to find exact yardages. This is the next-level way to dial in your game.
Garmin Approach® Z82
Make a statement with your game and sunglasses
These lightweight shades are built for on-course performance. With a built-in nose pad grip, you don’t have to worry about the Oakley Mercenary sunglasses sliding mid-swing. The design features bottomless proprietary Prizm lenses, which improve vision in all light conditions and provide one less distraction when you’re lining up over a shot.