We gave one of our editors $175 to spend on golf stuff. Here’s what she bought

Here's what Ashley Mayo is buying from our Pro Shop with a $175 budget.


How best to spend — or splurge! — your golf dollars? Whether you have $50 or $500, check out GOLF.com’s new How to Spend… series, in which our own staffers take a designated amount of play money and go shopping in GOLF’s new Pro Shop. The goal here is to not only tell you about the products we love, but also to help golfers find items they might like — no matter their budget. You can visit GOLF’s Pro Shop here.


There’s something powerful about shopping with a finite budget. As a consumer, knowing I have just X amount of dollars to spend makes me far more discerning. That’s why I love this new concept my colleagues are launching that revolves around what GOLF.com’s editors would buy from the Pro Shop if they had a specific amount of money to spend. My task was to spend $175. Let’s get to it!

Adidas Flamingo Golf Hat (white)

I love a crisp, white hat, and the dancing flamingos on this model will lighten up an otherwise-drab winter getup. There’s no reason to stay away from summer flavor during the height of cold, wintery rounds, and the white-and-black color scheme here means this cap will pair well with most outfits.

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Adidas Flamingo


The stylish and comfortable Adidas Flamingo cap is designed and created with all-over graphic detailing that offers a fun, noticeable. The cap sports a pre-curved brim to block the sun, the iconic Adidas logo branding, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit. This hat will make you look fresh while blocking the sun’s harmful UV rays. This hat was featured on the GOLF 2020 Fall Style Guide: 12 hats we love (that you will too).

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Yeti Rambler 36 oz Tumbler (stainless steel)

A lot of courses are temporarily suspending their supply of drinking water (due to virus concerns), so it’s never been more important to bring your own source of hydration. And if you’re serious about keeping your drink either very cold or very hot, this Yeti tumbler should be at the top of your list. I’m intrigued by the “chug cap” that’s designed to make taking a swig easier than ever.

YETI Rambler Elements Collection 36 oz Bottle with Chug Cap


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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Nike Dry Victory Sleeveless Polo (black/white)

It’s layering season, which means it’s time to go sleeveless. (You read that right!) Few things annoy me more than bunched-up short sleeves layered underneath a long sleeve or sweater, which is why I wear my sleeveless polos more often during the fall and winter than I do during the hotter summer months. This breathable black polo has two white stripes lining the collar that add a refined, sophisticated touch.

Nike Dry Victory Sleeveless SP20


Stay cool and comfortable on or off the course in the Victory Sleeveless polo. The polo sports Dri-FIT sweat-wicking fabric that lets moisture evaporate quickly so you can stay dry when sweating occurs. The fabric also offers stretch for a comfortable fit and freedom of movement. It is made from polyester, which allows machine washing and provides resistance against mildew, shrinking and wrinkles. Design details also include sleeveless construction, 3 button closure, subtle stripes on the collar, a stripe along the back, and logo branding at the hem.

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Adidas Golf Turf Hat (white)

Here’s a less subtle, more in-your-face way of expressing your love of this sport. I prefer the white version of this cap (over its black counterpart), and its turf patch is eye-catching in all the right ways.

Adidas Golf Turf


Let your favorite game be known with this not so subtle cap from Adidas. It has a classic fit and an internal sweatband to keep you cool and dry all day long.
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Final bill (at time of publication): $160.99. Fourteen bucks to spare! Perfect for the next halfway house I stumble upon at the turn.

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Ashley Mayo


Mayo is GOLF’s Editorial Director and oversees the brand’s vision and strategy. Whether content lives digitally or in print, Mayo ensures that its standards live up to those established by GOLF’s chairman. Before joining the GOLF team, Ashley spent 11 years as an editor at Golf Digest. While there, she earned her Masters degree from Columbia’s School of Journalism. Before joining Golf Digest, Mayo competed on the first-ever women’s golf team at the University of Virginia. She is also the Head of Brand at GOLF’s parent company, 8AM Golf.