The nation’s No. 1 Sports Tech writer is here to make it easy this holiday season.
Rick Limpert, Atlanta-based sports tech writer, author and broadcaster gets to test hundreds of new golf and sports products leading to to the major holidays. He keeps a special list (and checks it twice) to give his five best holiday gift item picks.
Buying for the golfer on your list can be easy and fun!
Here are Rick’s Picks!
Golf balls remain the top gift golfers like to receive and Golfballs.com will personalize any brand of golf ball with whatever your heart desires. Using their technology, they can even print the most demanding images and logs with ease on any ball. In 1995, an idea and hobby helped Golfballs.com become the first e-commerce business in Louisiana. Initially selling only used golf balls, the company has transitioned over the years into one of the leading golf Internet retailers on the web – focused on customized products. They no longer carry used golf balls but instead now offer a complete selection of new golf balls, caps, shoes, bags, clubs and more from golf’s top manufacturers. Golfballs.com offers a full selection of golf equipment across the United States and worldwide direct from their office in Lafayette, Louisiana. Check Golfballs.com for deals and offerings throughout the holidays.
2. UGB Ultimate Garment Bag from Stitch Golf
Perfect for the traveling golfer. The UGB™ is the best two-in-one duffle bag there is today. Simplify your packing and transport your clothes in the best possible package with the bag that converts from a duffle to a garment bag with one zipper. Designed with STITCH® Touring Fabric, a proprietary product that has the strength of leather, but is more durable, lightweight and water resistant. Spacious enough for two suits, golf shoes and all other travel essentials, this bag is perfect for a weekend getaway or business trip. As a bonus, the bag unzips so you can “drop the top” for easy packing and unpacking. It’s water and stain resistant with sealed zippers and includes hanger hook. Lots of room and easy to carry.
3. Impact Improver - Portable Golf Swing Aid
$29.99. Take with you on the road. Bundle deals and ships anywhere in the world!
The Impact Improver is indoor golf! Simply attach the the Strike Shield and start swinging. The Impact Ball STICKS to the Strike Shield. With every swing, you know exactly where you made contact with the ball. You get instant feedback, instant fun, and a better game!
Golfers get feedback they can use to make adjustments or consult with their local pro.
The Impact Improver also saves you time, money, and allows you to practice in the comfort of your own home, hotel room or wherever. The Impact Improver is reusable, there is not sticky impact tape residue to deal with. And the Impact Improver fits on YOUR club.
Great for beginners, children and avid tournament golfers. Each unit comes with One Strike Shield, Three Impact Balls, One Facilitator Tool, One Uber Cool Zipper Storage Case.
4. Callaway Golf Shoes - Under $100
The end of the year is the perfect time to put your feet into some new golf shoes. The Callaway Oceanside and Oceanside LX models for men combine a lightweight sports-fusion design with superb comfort and traction features, providing style, stability and responsive cushioning in every step. The Oceanside upper is a waterproof opti-dri™ performance mesh and the Oceanside LX is a full-grain leather and microfiber upper with waterproof protection. Both styles have an opti-soft™ EVA midsole, PLUSfoam insole, and an opti-vent™ mesh liner.
For women, the Callaway Solana XT are lightweight, sleek and come in three colors. There is a Opti-soft™ EVA midsole for natural ground feel and comfort, a spikeless dura-rubber outsole with multi-directional traction lugs and the 5mm PLUSfoam insole for increased comfort.
Prices: Oceanside – $99.95
Oceanside LX – $99.95
Solana XT – 79.95
5. A Fitting at Club Champion
Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, IL. With more than 60 Club Champion fitting studios in major markets across the country, there is a Club Champion near you! The studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which allows for more than 35,000+ equipment combinations for customer trial. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology, along with highly trained certified fitters and builders who must complete an extensive training program. Services include club fitting and building, repair services, personalization, and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events. Give a gift card for a fitting for a driver, irons, wedges or even a putter and visit www.clubchampiongolf.com.