Golf Gift

Written by Sandy Mitchell
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Golf gifts have a broad appeal. Whether they are avid golfers or active golf fans, most Americans appreciate a golf gift. Golf gifts also make nice tokens of appreciation to valued employees, to special clients, or even to the boss. They're also perfect for participants in golf outings, for dad on Father's Day, or as a special treat for your spouse.

A Plethora of Gift Ideas

Corporate golf gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. Desk items, such as a golf-themed pen and pencil set, a calendar with different golf tips for each day, or golf green-shaped computer mouse pads, make fun and useful gifts. And for the active golfer, golf balls, golf tees, and golf gloves are always welcome.

For tournament winners, either individuals or teams, golf trophies can represent a special way of marking their achievement. Trophies can be traditional "loving cups" or modern, free-form, crystal sculptures. Trophies are usually engraved with the name of the event, the winner's name, and the sponsoring company.

Unusual or even one-of-a-kind golf gifts are just right for the golfer who has everything. A coffee table made from a golf bag, an original piece of golf art, or perhaps, a golf gag gift are just a few types of ideas serious golfers might love. Many gifts, such as golf gloves, golf ball markers, and golf club markers can be customized with engraved initials or monograms for that special touch.

Something a Bit Different

Antique golf items are a growing market. Golf was first played in Scotland in the 1400s and a great deal has been written about and used for playing the sport since then. Affordable items, such as collectible antique golf balls, are popular. Larger, more expensive items, such as antique golf clubs or golf club sets are also widely available. Classic books, those from the early 1900s, about the game of golf, golf courses, or golf etiquette make interesting and affordable gifts.

A golf vacation is the ultimate golf gift. A trip to golf's birthplace, Scotland, or to one of America's premier courses, such as Pebble Beach or Augusta National, can be a dream come true for a golf enthusiast. Golf trip packages typically include airfare, hotel accommodations, transportation, greens fees, and some meals. Make a trip extra special by including a special meal, maybe in a Scottish castle, or by playing a world-famous golf course, like St. Andrews' course.

Golf gifts are widely available. Many online golf retailers offer a huge variety of gift ideas. Local golf retailers as well as country club pro shops are other good sources. Travel can be arranged through local travel agents or by contacting specialty golf travel companies.

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