If you are looking to treat yourself this Christmas, then this article could be just the thing you are looking for.
I am going to list 5 of the top self-buy gifts which could revolutionize your golf game.
The list will go from the downright indulgent through to more practical and affordable items.
1 – An indoor simulator
If you have little free time and only get to enjoy golf during the warmer, dryer months then a home simulator package is the ultimate Christmas gift to give yourself.
Now you can purchase a simulator for a few hundred dollars or multiple thousands of dollars the choice really is yours and dependant on your budget, but you obviously get what you pay for.
The most basic and entry level simulator which would allow you to play various courses and that gives you the very basic date regarding shot info is the Optishot 2. Coming in at around 400$ the hitting pad uses sensors to judge swing path, club face alignment and club speed from which it computes the necessary data to create a simulated ball flight.
It is a great system that only requires enough room to swing the club.
Further up the ladder of simulators and launch monitors are the Foresight Sports GC2 which is a mid-level high performing launch monitor which can be upgraded from the basic model to include HMT (Head Measurement Technology) and FSX software which allows you to play courses and have competitions. A GC2 wth HMT and the FSX software will set you back around 18,000$.
Then onto the crème de la crème Trackman with a complete set-up costing around the 50,000$ mark.
The choice is endless.
2 – New set of clubs
Granted this is somewhat an obvious inclusion on the list, but how about treating yourself to a brand-new set of custom built clubs that have been adjusted to suit your swing. A custom fit set of clubs can help you improve your golf and reduce your scores and it is something that you can only buy yourself as you need to head down to the local range and get fitted. One word of advice, get fitted at least twice and ideally at different stores just to make sure you are given the same readings.
3 – Wilson Hybrix Golf Bag
This bag is new to the market and is going to be a big hit with golfers that like to use both carts and trollies depending on the course. It has been designed for use on both and with no annoying opening of the stand. It is a great product that has been long in coming to market. Lightweight and stylish the bag is sure to get heads turning.
4 – A new wardrobe
As golfers, we are often gifted golf clothing, and generally clothing that is not to our taste. So why not head down to the mall and get yourself exactly what you want. A quick trawl around the shops to update your golfing wardrobe is a great way to ensure that you will wear exactly what you want wen on the course.
5 – A club membership
This must be the most cost effective way of playing golf and a reason to play more often. Have a look round the golf courses near you and get the prices for membership. Once you have all the details you need to make your decision, take the plunge and pay your subscriptions and enjoy a year of golfing bliss.