You’re married for 20 years, friends for 30 years or siblings since birth. That doesn’t mean the special person in your life is easy to shop for. They could be remarkably picky or seemingly have everything already. That’s why we recommend these tried-and-true gifts for avid and occasional golfers on your holiday shopping list.
Annika Sorenstam is LOHLA SPORT’s global brand ambassador. That’s just one reason for her to hop on this brand’s premium ladies golf-lifestyle apparel. Founded in 2021 by Lisa O’Hurley (husband John is of “Seinfeld” fame), tops, bottoms, skorts and outerwear feature European designs with L.A. flair. They’re playful, colorful and classy, and transition seamlessly from the course to the office and social settings. The Very Pant and Golf Fitness Pant are especially popular, typifying “comfortable chic.” LOHLA SPORT is ushering in “Golfleisure,” akin to Lululemon’s “Athleisure” craze. Sizes XXS to XXL. MSRP $80 to $260, accessories $30 to $40. www.lohlasport.com.
The company’s premium golf shoelaces are available in more than 70 colors and patterns. Made in the USA from ultra-durable poly-nylon weave with an appropriate amount of stretch, Whiskers laces feature high-grade aglets that withstand tough conditions and are slim wrapped to fit skinny eyelets. On any given tournament week, Whiskers golf laces are worn by more than 75 PGA and LPGA Tour players and their caddies in FootJoy, adidas, Nike, Puma, ECCO and other leading shoe brands. Amateur golfers also match laces with their shirts, hats, belts, pants and shoes, adding color pop and personality to dad’s wardrobes. Single pairs ($15), three packs ($40) and “fivers” ($60). www.whiskerslaces.com.
Several years after guiding Travis Mathew to its acquisition by Callaway, Chris Rosaasen recently launched Extracurricular, the new men’s golf-lifestyle apparel that’s worn by Dustin Johnson and off to a flying start. The brand celebrates time well spent with multi-hyphenate gents especially loving Extracurricular’s classic pieces that take them from the greens to cocktails and everything between. Fabrications are luxe and substantive. Cuts are comfortable and align with athletic and everyday movements. A tight range of polos, tees, second layers, bottoms and hats are in fun yet classic colors with designs sporting a twang of edge. Tour players love Extracurricular and the special man in your life will, too. www.ex-cr.com.
The environmentally focused non-profit is huge in the golf space. Audubon International’s thesis is helping golf courses, country clubs, resorts and communities protect the areas where people work, live and play. It conducts conservation training initiatives and certifies its members on eco-friendly quality in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management. Donate to Audubon International for sustainability programs here.
Recommend the treat of Golf Nation and you’ll be No. 1 in their books. The new, first and only producer of original golf-lifestyle shows is differentiated by the ability for viewers click an on-screen “buy bar” to instantly purchase items while never leaving streaming experience. Show episodes are five to 30 minutes each and include “Ambush with David Feherty” (hidden camera hijinks), “Golf Unseen” (adventures to exotic golf locations with cultural experience), “Tee Shots” (drink, chat, swing and repeal with famous mixologist Bill Bender) and “Watch Buy Play” (hottest golf products on the planet). Here’s the key: it’s free to watch. Simply register at www.golfnation.com.
More than ever, golfers are eschewing riding carts and electing to walk 4-1/2 miles, burn up to 2,000 calories and intake Vitamin D over 18 holes. Furthermore, golfers abhor wasting energy pushing a cart when it should be saved for walking stamina and shot mechanics. Enter Alphard Golf that sells tens of thousands of custom brackets, including its mega-popular Club Booster V2, that, in minutes, converts manual push carts into technologically advanced, motorized, remote-controlled golf caddies. Follow your cart or walk side by side with your cart over flat, rolling and even hilly terrain. Talk about less expensive, practical and durable. www.alphardgolf.com.