Best Golf Gifts 2019: 9 of our favorite ideas for the tech-obsessed
Golfers love their accessories, and in an ever-growing world of wearable technology and smart products—from rangefinders to GPS watches—there's a lot to choose from. Some prefer distance-measuring product with a clean display, others focus on gear with durable construction, and there are those who crave endless analytics and tour-level precision. These gift ideas cover all levels of golfers and cater to every need.
One tip to remember, be sure to pay attention to any charging or battery needs when you're buying electronics this holiday season. There's nothing worse than opening a gift you're excited to use, but you realize you don't have the batteries needed to power it up. All products featured on Golf Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
The WHOOP strap aims to optimize how you train, recover and sleep to help reach peak-performance levels. In a wearable lightweight and waterproof strap form, it tracks your body’s physiological state, informing users of their body’s readiness for various challenges for various physical activities. The strain coach function makes exertion level recommendations when you start an activity based on how your body has recovered from previous tasks, to make sure you are reaching your goals while also taking care of your body.
Available at whoop.com
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Improve your putting with this indoor/outdoor training aid that uses laser beams to help you check ball position, clubface angle and body alignment.
BUY NOW: $175
These sleek bluetooth headphones are certainly on the top of any tech-lover's holiday wish list. Music lovers will appreciate the superior sound quality and noise-cancelling abilities. Multi-taskers will be impressed by the voice-assistant access and adaptive mic system that isolates your voice while cancelling background noise for noticeably clearer hands-free calling.
Available at bose.com
BUY NOW: $400
This handheld GPS displays all the information you need in-round in a clear and simple way. The sunlight-readable touchscreen has an integrated launch monitor that tracks clubhead speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo and estimated distance.
Available at garmin.com
BUY NOW: $500
Every techy golfer will appreciate a safe place to store their gadgets. This pouch is fully waterproof with welded seams. It's got a magnetic closure and velcro back that'll attach to almost anything and stay dry.
Available at yeti.com
BUY NOW: $50
Who says hydration can't be high-tech? This self-cleaning water bottle uses UV light to keep your water and bottle germ-free. It's also got an adventure mode that provides extra purification during camping trips (or for questionable on-course water coolers). The double-walled bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours and a charge that lasts up to a month.
Even the tech-challenged can capture great content with this compact action camera. Gimbal stabilization keeps photos and video smooth as the camera automatically adjusts to your movements. It also plugs right into your phone for advanced photography, editing and capturing options so you don't miss a moment on your next golf trip.
Available at dji.com
BUY NOW: $400
Keep your phone safe during every round in this handy phone holder. It fits almost any phone and golf cart to provide quick access between shots. It's a great stocking stuffer for that golfer in your life who never can seem to locate their phone.
Available at desertfoxgolf.com
BUY NOW: $25
This smart home accessory can help you prepare for your next round by sharing weather forecasts, commuting times or playing music to pump you up before heading to the course. It's a great way to stay organized and help control all your smart devices at home. The redesigned Mini was made to blend into your home and this new sky blue colorway is ultra-stylish.
Available at store.google.com
BUY NOW: $49