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2014 GolfWRX Holiday Gift Guide

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The GolfWRX Holiday Gift Guide was created to ensure that our readers give (and receive) the very best golf gifts on the planet.

Whether that special person you’re buying for is into apparel, equipment, technology or cool accessories, our Holiday Gift Guide has you covered. These gift ideas will suit any budget, and each item was hand picked by our staff.

Forward it on to drop a not-so-subtle hint of what you really want this holiday season.

Stocking Stuffers (Under $50)

KingMade Jerky

KingMade Jerky (about $8 for a 2.25-ounce bag)

Our first office shipment of KingMade Jerky — three bags worth — was finished by our staff in a matter of minutes. The tender, flavorful jerky, which was created by PGA Tour caddie Jeff King, is a hit with golfers because it eats more like a meal than it does a snack. We like the Classic Recipe, but they’re all good.

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Nike RZN Black Golf Balls ($45)

Nike’s new RZN Black golf balls are designed to offer both top-notch distance on drives and maximum spin around the greens. They’re available in white, but we suggest you try the Volt-colored golf balls. They’ll stand out among your playing partners and make finding your ball easier than ever.

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Salty Grips ($30+)

Taking a cue from fishing rods, Salty putter grips are made of cork. Their cork is harvested from Portugal, handcrafted in Virginia and then sealed with a water-resistant polymer. They’re lighter, more durable and simply more stylish than a standard rubber grip. If you notice them starting to age, you can take sandpaper to the grip and restore its original texture and coloring. Salty Grips come in several different sizes and can be customized on the company’s website.

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Titleist Golf Balls with Free Personalization ($20+)

From now until Dec. 31, Titleist is offering free personalization on Pro V1, Pro V1x, NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Tour Velocity and DT Solo golf balls. The promotion offers three lines of block text with 17 characters per line in black, green, red or pink text. Orders placed by Dec. 10 are guaranteed to arrive by Dec. 24, just in time for loved ones who celebrate Christmas.

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Under Armour Cold Gear Mock ($45)

As highlighted in our GolfWRX Guide to Playing in Cold Weather, Under Armour’s form-fitting ColdGear collection is sure to help golfers beat the cold weather without constricting their swing. These compression shirts and are a necessity for any winter warrior.

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GolfWRX Sunfish Headcovers ($25)

Our exclusive GolfWRX Sunfish fairway wood headcovers ($25) are made from 100 percent natural New Zealand wool and created by Sunfish’s master knitters. That means they’ll last a lifetime with the proper care.

The cream-colored headcover was inspired by the colors of a certain Southern California university, with poms that heat up its neutral, cream-colored body. The aqua-colored headcover (not pictured) is accented with three hand-knit stripes and a tri-colored pom that’s sure to earn the praise of your playing partners. While you’re in the WRX Store, make sure to check out some of our other budget-friendly items, including the famous WRX Chips, hats, ball markers, bag tags and more.

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Nike SolarSoft GrillRoom AW14 ($50)

Choosing an after-round golf shoe is difficult from a fashion standpoint. Do you wear dress shoes, boat shoes, sneakers, or just something really comfortable? Nike’s SolarSoft GrillRoom shoes toe the line between a casual shoe and a slip-on so you won’t look out of place. Color options include flat gold and black.

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Don’t break the bank ($75 to $300)

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Beats Pill ($179)

Want to start a party in your cart? Begin with the Beats Pill, a tiny, portable speaker with big sound (and even bigger bass). It wirelessly connects to your mobile devices through bluetooth, allowing you to change tracks from up to 30 feet away. It comes in a variety of colors, and can even give your phone a battery boost if need be.

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Bushnell Z6 Jolt Laser Rangefinder ($300)

The Tour Z6 Jolt is barely bigger than a deck of cards, but it houses Bushnell’s most premium rangefinder technology. It’s accurate to 0.5 yards and its JOLT technology vibrates when a golfer locks onto a flag — not the stuff behind the green. That gives golfers peace of mind that they’ve got the right yardage.

Its VDT display is extremely bright, even in low-light conditions, and its 6X magnification gets golfers close enough to dial-in yardages to the corners of hazards and doglegs. If you want to browse more Golf GPS options, check out our list of 2014’s Best Rangefinders.

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ECCO BIOM Hybrid 2 Spikeless Golf Shoes ($195)

Be Freddy-Couples-cool with these spikeless golf shoes, which are suitable for both on and off the course wear. These spikeless kicks combine comfort, performance and durability with several fashionable styles. The BIOM Hybrid 2’s are good for any age-bracket, providing the “cool” factor for younger golfers and ultra-comfort and performance for the older crowd. Learn more about the shoes in our front-page review.

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Game Golf Digital Tracking System ($199)

Game Golf is an interactive shot-tracking system that compiles stats from every shot during a round of golf. It’s really easy to use: install the individual tags onto the grip of your clubs, clip the tracking device onto your belt or waistline, then tap the tags on the device before every shot.

The web and mobile interface allows players to keep all stats and share them with friends or their teaching instructor, which is good for the sake of competition, improving their game, or a little of both. Read our front page Game Golf review for more information.

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GolfTec Holiday Package ($199+)

You can’t buy your loved ones a better game… well, actually you can. GolfTEC has some of the game’s best certified personal coaches that will help any golfer improve any aspect of their game. GolfTEC is offering reduced rates and special offers this holiday season, which will surely be of interest to your golfing loved one.

Holiday Package: $199 — Includes a Swing Evaluation, a 30-minute lesson, and a video practice session. Perfect for the golfer who is interested in learning more about GolfTEC and their own swing dynamics.

Holiday Package $299 — Includes the Swing Evaluation, 3 Lessons, and 3 video practice sessions. Perfect for anyone looking to improve their game step-by-step, building on previous progress.

Choose from any comprehensive Game Plan or lesson-only packs. Perfect for the serious golfer who is dedicated to improving their game faster and enjoying lasting results. Contact your local center for Training Camp pricing in your area.

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Original Jones Carry Bag ($129)

If the golfer in your life has been playing for a few decades, he’ll likely remember the iconic Jones carry bag. This model has all the charm of the original, but it uses modern materials to make it lighter and more durable. It’s the perfect bag for a Sunday practice session or a quick nine holes after work.

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Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses with G30 lenses ($130)

Oakley’s Holbrook sunglasses are great for the course and the beach. By Oakley standards, they’re relatively inexpensive and their G30 lenses help golfers identify golf balls and subtle breaks in the green. Read our full review on Oakley golf sunglasses for more information.

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TPI Assessment ($125)

Golfers often fail to recognize that flaws in their swing may be directly correlated to physical flaws — whether it be flexibility, upper body, lower body or core strength. The only way to figure out what improvements your golf body needs to make is to undergo an assessment, and a TPI assessment is one of the best options.

Is this gift guilting friends and family into working out? Maybe, but it’s the thought that counts.

An initial TPI assessment costs $125 and includes:

  • Professional mobility and stability screening
  • 3 month online work out
  • 3 month membership to MYTPI.com

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Topgolf Gift Cards

The biggest complaint about golf nowadays is that it’s “too slow, too expensive and boring.” That’s a valid argument, but Top Golf has flipped that stereotype on its head. Top Golf offers golfers of all levels a place to enjoy the sport of golf without taking it too seriously. It’s a great place to enjoy a night out with friends, learn the sport in a fun atmosphere or simply to hone your craft at a unique range.

Even for the casual and/or beginning golfer, reservations or gift cards at the nearest Top Golf facility will be a hit. And it’s not that expensive, especially with the company’s holiday deals. Current locations include Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Northern Virginia, Scottsdale and London, England.

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Voice Caddie ($149)

The Voice Caddy VC300 is a tiny, lightweight golf GPS that talks to you. Just clip it on your hat or belt and tap it before you hit your approach shot to get yardages to the front, middle and back of the green. It comes preloaded with over 30,000 courses and has seven different volume levels so that you won’t disturb your playing partners.

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Spoil Them Rotten ($300+)

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Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones ($300)

Golfers who like to play or practice to music will love Bose’s QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, which are as good as it gets when it comes to earbuds. The sound quality is what you would expect from Bose, and they’re popular with frequent travelers and gym-goers for their noise cancelling prowess.

We appreciate the “Aware mode,” a gray button on the controls that turns off noise cancelling so you can hear what’s going on around you.

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Odyssey Metal-X Milled #7

Odyssey Metal-X Milled #7 Putter ($350)

Putters are personal, but Odyssey’s Metal-X Milled #7 is one of the most beloved premium putters on the market. Its fanged shape makes it extremely stable and easy to align, and its Metal-X groove pattern creates a crisp feel that produces a consistent roll.

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Ping G30 Driver ($350)

If there’s one product to splurge on this holiday season, it’s Ping’s G30 driver. The G30 has a low, rearward center of gravity that makes it the most forgiving driver in golf — and usually the longest, too.

The G30 is the only product in any category to ever earn an A+ rating in our new review system and is our editor’s choice for longer drives. It’s the driver all other models will be compared to in 2015.

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TaylorMade RSi 2 irons ($720)

TaylorMade’s RSi 2 irons will be a hit with better golfers who crave the latest technology. They have three slots — one in the sole and two on the face — that enlarge the sweet spot to turn your good shots into great ones. The RSi 2’s have a size and shape that will work for most golfers, but the target market is 4-to-16 handicappers.

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Rukket Monster Cage ($599)

Warning: This could be a dangerous gift if you don’t want your loved one practicing golf all day, every day. With the monster cage, golfers can improve their game without leaving home. This hitting net is great for full shots in your garage or basement, or you can set it up in your backyard. It also works well with other sports including baseball, lacrosse, field hockey and more.

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13 Comments

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  1. Julia

    May 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I pay a quick visit day-to-day a few bkogs
    and sites to read posts, but this blog offers
    feature based posts.

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  3. Scooter McGavin

    Nov 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I like how they give links to Amazon for everything, instead of encouraging people to patronize their local golf shop… -_-

  4. dion

    Nov 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I want a 915 driver for Christmas

  5. Bainz

    Nov 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Or some lessons with a PGA pro with trackman??

  6. jcorbran

    Nov 27, 2014 at 12:13 am

    rsi 1 irons are $800, rsi 2 irons are $1000 for a standard 8 piece set.

    • Bainz

      Nov 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      They are talking about price in a fortnights time 😉

      • Pete

        Dec 2, 2014 at 4:38 am

        This made me actually laugh out loud, very nice comeback.
        Also, as a non-native speaker, I can confirm that this is the best explanation of “fortnight” EVER 🙂

  7. other paul

    Nov 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    We had a gift exchange one year at work and cost limit was $10. I got brush tees. My son used them go hit balls in the yard.

  8. nikkyd

    Nov 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    No designer flasks? How about a frequent flier card for the bar in the clubhouse? No over priced under performing state of the art carbon fiber teflon coated tee pegs? This is why i hate christmas

  9. Scooter McGavin

    Nov 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Isn’t the Z6 $399?

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Zach Cabra WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Houston Open (3/27/2018).

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Max 75X

3 Wood: Titleist 917F3 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White d+ 80X

Irons: Mizuno MP-Fli-Hi (2, 3), Piretti Limited Edition (4-PW)
Shaft: Aerotech SteelFiber hls880 (2), Aerotech SteelFiber i80 (3-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled (50-10S, 54-10S), Callaway Mack Daddy PM (60-10)
Shaft: KBS Tour 125 S+

Putter: Piretti 801 CU
Grip: Piretti Pistol

WITB Notes: We spotted Cabra with 15 clubs in the bag ahead of the 2018 Houston Open. We’ll update this post when we confirm the 14 clubs we used in competition.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Cabra’s clubs.

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TaylorMade is releasing its TP Black Copper putters to retail

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We first spotted TaylorMade’s new TP Black Copper putters at the 2018 PGA Show, but the company wasn’t saying anything about specs, release date, pricing, technologies, nothing.

Then, we all saw Rory McIlroy switch to a TaylorMade TP Black Copper Soto proto putter ahead of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he won by 3 strokes. Of course, Rory’s specific Soto putter was made with a special insert. Click here for all of the info and specs on Rory’s putter.

Now, TaylorMade is releasing retail versions to the public in four models — Juno, Soto, Ardmore 3 and Mullen 2 — which will hit stores on 4/20 selling for $199 with a standard Black Lamkin Crossbone Pistol grip, and $219 with a SuperStroke Pistol 1.0 GT grip.

The putters have a triple-plated finish; nickel, then copper, then black chrome, according to TaylorMade’s Bill Price (Senior Director of Product Creation for Wedges and Putters). They’re then hand-polished to achieve the antique and non-glare finish. Overtime, and especially on the sole, Price says the copper will tarnish or oxidize to unveil a gradually more antique and rustic look. Rory McIlroy himself actually had a hand in inspiring the new finish.

“Rory was talking about certain finishes,” Price said. “He wanted something non-glare, with an antique type finish…. he wanted to be reminded of something old school.” 

Thus, the TP Black Copper finish was born.

Also, the putters are machined from 303 stainless steel, they have adjustable sole weights and have the company’s familiar Pure Roll inserts in their faces. Check out more info about each of TaylorMade’s TP Black Copper models below.

Juno

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 36 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Soto

  • Hosel: Long Curve
  • Dexterity: RH
  • Toe Hang: 47 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 346 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Ardmore 3

  • Hosel: #1 L-Neck
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: 12 degrees
  • Offset: Full shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 350 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees

Mullen 3

  • Hosel: Double Bend
  • Dexterity: RH/LH
  • Toe Hang: Face Balanced
  • Offset: 3/4 shaft
  • Length: 34 and 35 inches
  • Head Weight: 355 grams
  • Loft: 3.5 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 70 degrees
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Spotted: Fourteen Golf CF218 fairway woods, and FH Forged V1 wedges

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We spotted new shallow-faced CF218 fairway woods (15 and 17 degrees) from Fourteen Golf on the range at TPC San Antonio on Tuesday at the 2018 Valero Texas Open, each equipped with Graphite Design TS918 shafts. Also on the range from the company were new FH “Future Heritage” Forged V1 wedges with a different, more raw look than the ones we saw in October at the Shriners Open.

Check out more photos below, and see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the clubs in our forums.

Fourteen Golf CF218 fairway woods

Fourteen Golf’s new FH Forged V1 wedges

Click here for more photos and discussion.

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