Oh my, another year went by and It’s my favorite time of the year again!
Christmas is coming closer and closer and people are rushing to get gifts for their friends and family.
If you are looking for new toys to give to a serious golfer you don’t have to look any further.
I’ve compiled all the best holiday gifts for golfers of 2014 for you all in one place.
So check out the latest and greatest in new golf technology. I’ve hand selected the top 10 products that are sure to please any type of golfer, from novice to the advanced player and dug up some pretty sweet deals on Amazon.com.
#10 The Golf Book
The Golf Book might not have the most creative name of the year but it’s definetely one of the more interesting golf books of the year. Under the brand name of the Golf Channel it features the most iconic moments of the past two decades in golf.
Great photography, stories and writing make this book a perfect coffee table addition or stocking stuffer (although it’s probably too big for that ;-) ).
retail price: $50.00
#9 OptiShot Golf Simulator
The OptiShot is an affordable golf simulator with good graphics and a reasonable accuracy for the price. Of course it can’t be compared to a more expensive product like a Trackman but for what it does, it does very well.
The technology is simple. You’ve got a small stripe of artificial golf turf that includes two rows of infrared sensors.
When you swing your clubs through the ball the sensors track your clubhead speed, face angle and club path. From this data the simulator calculates the ball flight.
Everything is very easy to setup and use.
As the OptiShot can’t track your golf ball like more expensive radar systems do it has problems with mishits like thin or fat shots but otherwise it’s quite accurate.
Included are a couple of famous golf courses you can play on or challenge your buddies in different play modes. You can also use a virtual driving range where you can practice your target and driving skills.
To use the OptiShot reasonably you need the space in your home to swing your clubs, of course. You get the most realistic feel by hitting actual golf balls into a net. Maybe you can set it up in your garage? The next best thing is using almost golf balls. Those are made out of foam so you can’t damage any interiors. ;-)
I think the OptiShot golf simulator is a perfect tool to keep swinging over the cold winter months from the comfort of your own home.
retail price: $399.95
#8 Big Moss Augusta Putting Green
Big Moss Augusta Putting Green – 4 x 12 Feet
The Big Moss Augusta Putting Green is expensive but superior to most other putting greens on the market. The so called true roll technology simulates a natural green very realistically.
And with the included chipping mat you can not only practice your putting but also your chip shots from the comfort of your own home.
Although it is 4×12 when set up it is portable and easy to store.
#7 GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System, Red/Black
Game Golf is the best tracking device there is to date period. It works with a small portable GPS-tracker you can attach to your belt and little chips you attach to the grip end of your clubs.
Before each shot you simply touch the device with the club you want to play and the system automatically captures all the necessary data to deliver tour level statistics to you.
It is already endorsed by PGA pros like Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, and Jim Furyk and deservedly so.
If you ever wanted to see all the numbers on how you perform around the golf course this is the simplest solution to date.
retail price: $249.00
# 6 Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer
Zepp Golf is the newest version of the Golfsense device. It’s a tiny sensor you attach to your golf glove. It contains several motion trackers that capture your hand motion.
You can use the device to work on your swing plane, wrist set, timing and much more. It’s a fun little device to groove your swing or to compare your golf swing to other golf pros.
It works great and the free app to access your data can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android devices. [clearboth]
#5 GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder
A GPS range finder is the next best thing to an optical laser range finder. The golf buddy is a great little device that gives accurate distances.
Most importantly it’s tiny at only 1.7″x1.7″ with a weight of 1 oz. You can attach it perfectly to your belt or golf cap.
retail price: $119.99
#4 Voice Caddie Golf Swing Caddie
The Voice Caddie Golf Swing Caddie doesn’t carry your clubs, unfortunately. It’s a standalone launch monitor that gives you pretty accurate numbers for your carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor.
It’s a standalone device so you don’t need your phone or anything and it comes with a small remote.
If you are working on increasing your swing speed and hitting the ball longer. This device is a great tool to check if you are on the right track.
retail price: $289.00
#3 Bushnell Tour Z6 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT
If you are looking for a range finder it doesn’t get any better than the Bushnell Tour Z6 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT. This newest edition by bushnell is very accurate, fast features the newest technology.
JOLT stands for a vibration feedback the device gives when it is locked on your target, which is a nice add on.
A range finder is the most accurate method to measure a distance on the golf course. If you don’t own one you won’t go wrong with this model.
retail price: $628,95
#2 New Putter
2014 Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5
Scotty Cameron is a real name when it comes to putters and widely used on the tour.
The iconic look and design as well as the supreme playability make scotty cameron putters the first choice for many golfers.
retail price: $375.00
Nike Golf Men’s Method Core 01 Weighted Putter
If you prefer the putter Tiger Woods relies on for years you should check out the Nike Method Putter.
The Chrome finish gives it a great look and the Tour Weighting for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy tour weighting for optimal forgiveness, roll and accuracy give it a great playability.
retail price: $167.99
#1 New Driver
TaylorMade SLDR Golf Driver
The Taylor Made SLDR was one of the best new drivers that were released this year. It got great reviews from all the major golf magazines and is currently played by several pros on the tour.
retail price: $399.00
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver
Big Bertha is a real classic brand name by callaway and it returned to market in 2014 with the newest technology.
The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver is the newest edition to this driver line and a real treat with classical looks. For the first time you can also change the weight of the driver with freely adjustable weights.
retail price: $625.00
Nike Golf Men’s VRS Covert 2.0 Golf Driver
The VRS Covert 2.0 Driver from NIKE was a new release this year and used by Rory McIlroy very successfully. The red design and newest technology make this driver a great addition to any golf bag.
retail price: $359.99