Golf-Related Gifts for Men

The New BIOM Hybrid 2 Golf Shoe from ECCO

 ECCO Golf

Not surprisingly, golf shoes came close to the top of the list of the goodies that most golfers would like to receive as gifts. I chose ECCO Golf Shoes for Men for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I own a pair of Street EVO Golf Shoes myself and can personally recommend them.

ECCO has long been known for its exclusive direct-injection technology, high-grade leathers, flexibility, durability and, of course, comfort. And comfort is, without doubt, the best recommendation for ECCO's men’s golf shoes in general, and the new BIOM Hybrid 2 Street in particular. So, if you’re looking for a gift that’s practical, attractive and comfortable, a pair of ECCO BIOM Hybrid 2 Golf Shoes would certainly fit the bill.

To learn more about the new ECCO BIOM Hybrid 2 golf shoes, what they cost and where to get them, you can check out my full review of the new BIOM Hybrid 2 Golf Shoes from ECCO

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UV Skins Golf Shirts

UV Skinz Golf Shirts
Photo Courtesy of UV Skinz

UV Skinz offers a great line of outdoor wear for men, women and children, from swimwear to sun dresses for the ladies and kids, and from shorts to shirts and swimwear for us guys. The shirts are perfect for hitting the golf course. UV Skinz provide protection against the harmful rays of the up to and beyond UPF50. And they are not expensive

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Men’s Chamonix Knit Sweater from Fila Golf

Men’s Chamonix Knit Sweater from Fila Golf
Men’s Chamonix Knit Sweater from Fila Golf

This Men’s Chamonix Knit Sweater from Fila Golf is a full zip heavy knit sweater with contrasting collar, cuffs and hem, even hem, F-box patch logo sewn on left sleeve. The Chamonix would make a great gift for the cold weather. It comes in white with navy trim, brown with green trim, and black with white trim, and in sizes XS through 3XL. The Fabric Content: 50% Cotton / 50% Acrylic. The cost is $100 and you can get yours at the Fila Golf website.

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TaylorMade R11 Drivers and TaylorMade Golf Clubs

Photo of the TaylorMade R11 Driver
Photo Courtesy of TaylorMade

The TaylorMade R11 driver, now more than two years since its introduction, is still the best driver on the market, at least in my opinion. I'd estimate, that more than 50% of the tour pro's bags had TaylorMade golf clubs in them. The TaylorMade R11 (driver, rescue clubs, and fairway clubs) is an innovation in club design: with a white crown and black clubface, they are also almost infinitely adjustable - the loft, face angle, trajectory, and spin. To be honest, I thought it was all bit beyond me, but TaylorMade makes it easy, even a non-techie like me: yes, there's an easy-to-follow instruction booklet (you can get yours adjusted at a TaylorMade Performance Lab, if you like). The club feels good in the hands, it's nicely balanced, and it's a real conversation piece too.


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NPeak Vision Sunglasses – The XR4 and XK5 Sunglasses

Photograph of Peak Vision XK5 Sunglasses
Photo Courtesy of Peak Vision Sports

Peak Vision Sports models: the XR4 and the XK5. These two products do, in my opinion, represent a significant improvement over the good old SL8 – they both feature the well-tried Dual Zone lens and new one-piece, shield style lenses designed to provide unobstructed vision – and remove that sometimes annoying, and often distracting, central ghostly shadow of the nose bridge.

But more than all that, these two new products (and the SL8) not only shield the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, they do seemingly without any loss of light at all. I can even read a book while wearing them, something I could never do with any other brand of sunglasses. For more information, technical details and purchase info, please read my full review of the new Peak Vision Sunglasses XR4 and XK5

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The Cross Golf Fall Collection for Men & Women

The Cross Golf Fall Collection for Men & Women
The Yannick Polo from Cross Golf

Are you looking for a great gift the golfer in your life? If so, you could do no better, at least in my opinion, than a nice golf shirt, or pair of golf pants, and the Fall collection from Cross Golf of polo shirts, tops and waterproof outer wear, and indeed the entire line of Cross golf apparel, makes for an easy choice if you're looking for something really nice to give a loved on that special day. Would you like to know more? If so, please read my review of the Cross Golf Fall Collection.

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Arnie Golf and Lifestyle Apparel Line

Arnie Golf and Lifestyle Apparel Line
Photo Courtesy of Arnie Golf and Lifestyle Apparel

The Arnie Golf and Lifestyle Apparel Line was developed by Geoff Tait and Bobby Pasternak, co-founders of Quagmire Golf clothing who spent countless hours researching primary source material, including Palmer's personal library of photographs from the 1950s, '60s and '70s and archive of historically significant garments. For more info, prices, styles, ordering etc., please check out my full review of the Arnie Line of Golf Apparel.

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GolfSense - The Golf Swing Analyzer for your Mobile Device

GolfSense - The Swing Analyzer for your Mobile Device
Photo Courtesy of Zepp Labs

GolfSense - The Golf Swing Analyzer for your Mobile Device is a golf glove based, golf swing analytics system. It's a wearable motion sensor with a free mobile app that is designed to help golfers of levels of skill to analyze and improve their golf swing. The thing is simplicity itself to use; you simply attach the GolfSense motion sensor to any golf glove and swing away to get instant feedback and helpful tips on your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device. And yes, it really does work. I have one, and I have found to be fun, and yes, even helpful. It would make a great gift for the golfer in your life. For more information, costs, and how to get one, please read my full review of the GolfSense System.

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Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks

Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks
Photo Courtesy of Kentwool Inc.

According to the Kentwool team, "The Graduate Sock compresses the lower leg to increase venous blood flow that slows down with forced inactivity or long periods of sitting-at the office, on a plane, and in the car. Increased blood flow also improves leg and foot muscle recovery time for athletes. The Graduate Sock is engineered to reduce muscle and tendon soreness caused by impact forces when walking, running or golfing."

I've owned Kentwool socks for a number of years now, and I really like them. The other day, however, I was introduced to the line of Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks. Aside from being warm and comfortable to wear over the four of five hours on the golf course, there are some other not-so-obvious advantages to be gained by wearing compression socks.

To learn more about the sock, pricing and where to get them, read my full review of Kentwool Graduate Compression Socks

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Boccieri Golf Heavy Driver

Photo of Boccieri Golf Heavy Driver models
Photo Courtesy of Photo of Boccieri Golf

Boccieri has hit the market place with a full line of "heavy" clubs: the 2011 Con­trol Series of coun­ter­-weighted golf clubs now includes dri­vers, fair­way clubss, hybrids, irons, and wedges. The design of the Control Series golf clubs incorporates an increased head weight to maximize force at impact and an exclusive backweight system installed in the grip end of the shaft to raise the balance point for increased club head speed. The result is a perfectly balanced golf club designed to improve body mechanics resulting in greater distance and control. Read my full review of the Boccieri Golf Heavy Driver

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Flak Jacket Sunglasses by Oakley

Photo of Oakley Flak Jacket Sunglasses
Photo Courtesy of Oakley

I love sunglasses. Can’t stop myself. Must be a sunglasses freak. That being so, it was only a matter time before I acquired a pair of Oakleys. My choice was the Flak Jacket, a fairly new addition to the line featuring High Definition Optics® and a permanent Hydrophobic™ lens coating to repel water, skin oils and other debris. I have experience high definition optics with other brands, so I am quite familiar with the effect. What I am not so familiar with is the special Hydrophobic coating... please read my full review of Oakley's Flak Jacket Sunglasses.

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