How to Buy Gifts for the Golfer This Holiday Season

Nothing is as romantic to a man as a woman who understands (or at least doesn’t make fun of) his passion for golf. The following story simplifies buying gifts for that hard-to-read significant other who plays golf.

Fort Walton Beach, FL, December 12, 2007 --( With the holidays approaching, people are trying to come up with something special and unique for the golfers on their list. Here is a handy guide from Sven Kessler, Edwin Watts Golf’s vice president of retail operations, to buying gifts for the golfer. Kessler has been in golf retail for the past 28 years.

What’s the price range? Those searching for a stocking stuffer should consider a couple of golf gloves. A glove is worn in the weaker hand to strengthen the grip. For instance, a right hand person will wear a left-hand glove. Gloves usually come in sizes ranging from small to extra large.

More golfers, including professionals, are exploring hybrid clubs. The hybrid club provides more loft and more yardage with less effort than a wood or an iron by combining the qualities of both. “These clubs are more forgiving of shortcomings in technique, and their more lightweight and shorter shaft makes them easier to handle, both on the fairway and in the rough,” says Kessler.

Is the golfer new to the game? Those looking for a gift for a golfer that is new to the game should consider a sleeve of golf balls. Most beginners use two piece balls, which consists of the core and a cover. “Their low compression and side spin reduction characteristics suit the lower swing speeds of average golfers, and they generally cost less than advanced balls,” says Kessler.

A more experienced golfer may benefit from a rangefinder. Manufacturers of these products use Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to map golf courses. Rangefinder owners can use these devices to find yardages to the front, middle and back of the green, among other things.

What’s the climate? “Every golfer can performance benefit from apparel made from synthetic blend fibers – such as those found in Greg Norman’s PlayDry, Nike’s DRI-FIT and Cutter & Buck’s DryTec lines – that wick away moisture and prevent wrinkles,” says Kessler.

Golfers in colder climates may need outerwear that is warm, yet still offers freedom of movement to provide an unrestricted golf swing. Consider outerwear from the Adidas Climaproof, Callaway and FootJoy Dryjoy Performance lines.

One doesn’t have to know the game of golf to buy for a golfer. Use the lingo found in the above answers with the salespeople at a local golf retailer and let the salespeople help find the perfect golf gift. And, if the above questions fail to help narrow down the gift search, buyers can always get a gift card.

About Edwin Watts Golf
Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Edwin Watts Golf is one of the world’s leading golf retail organizations. Founded in 1968 by brothers Edwin and Ronnie Watts as a small pro shop at the municipal golf course in Ft. Walton Beach, today there are 65 Edwin Watts Golf stores across the southern and southeastern United States. For more information on Edwin Watts Golf visit or call 1-800-EDWINWATTS.


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