The Nice List: Holiday gift guide for golfers

The Nice List: Holiday gift guide for golfers

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The Nice List: Holiday gift guide for golfers

More than 154 million Americans went shopping during the Black Friday weekend.

Today is Cyber Monday.

With all that shopping in mind, go beyond the expected this holiday season with golf gifts that promise to be useful on the way to the course, during a round or simply when the player on your list wants to think about the game.

These are functional suggestions that should be welcome to any golfer of any skill level and promise to make the game more enjoyable throughout the year.

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Titleist

Customized Titleist golf balls

Get favorite numbers, up to three lines of text, logos and graphics placed on the most-played golf balls on the PGA Tour with the My Pro V1 program. Either Pro V1 or Pro V1x balls can be customized.

Price: $56

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Adidas

Tour360 Boost

This shoe features a premium leather upper with Climaproof technology, full-length Boost midsole foam for cushioning and comfort, a 360Wrap and Torsion Tunnel for flexibility, and a dual-density, 10-cleat Puremotion TPU outsole with CenTraXion and ThinTech cleats for stability and grip.

Price: $200

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Adidas

Tour360 Boost

This shoe features a premium leather upper with Climaproof technology, full-length Boost midsole foam for cushioning and comfort, a 360Wrap and Torsion Tunnel for flexibility, and a dual-density, 10-cleat Puremotion TPU outsole with CenTraXion and ThinTech cleats for stability and grip.

Price: $200

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FootJoy

Hyperflex II

The follow-up to the orginal Hyperflex, this version features FlexGrid 3.0 technology that provides waterproof protection, Fine-Tuned Foam 2.0 for comfort and cushioning, and Extreme N.E.O. Traction for stability and performance. They are guaranteed waterproof for two years.

Price: $159.99

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Go Pro

Hero 5 Black

The newest action camera from Go Pro can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second and capture 12-megapixel still photos, and it is waterproof to up to 33 feet without needing an extra housing. Advanced wind reduction helps improve audio quality, and the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth features make getting footage from the camera to a smartphone or computer easy.

Price: $399.99

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FootJoy

Hyperflex II

The follow-up to the orginal Hyperflex, this version features FlexGrid 3.0 technology that provides waterproof protection, Fine-Tuned Foam 2.0 for comfort and cushioning, and Extreme N.E.O. Traction for stability and performance. They are guaranteed waterproof for two years.

Price: $159.99

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Srixon

Feel Soft Ball

Now in its 10th generation, this ball promises better feel on all shots. It has a thin cover for more greenside spin and control, and an advanced lower-compression core that still delivers enhanced distance.

Price: $19.99

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GolfTEC

GolfTEC lessons

GolfTEC, which uses computer-enhanced learning technology at its roughly 200 centers in four countries, is offering two holiday packages: a swing evaluation, a 30-minute lesson and one practice session for $195; or a swing evaluation, three 30-minute lessons and three practices sessions for $295. GolfTEC claims a 96-percent success rate in helping players improve.

Price: $195-$295

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Ping

Blythe 1/2 Zip

This geometric half-zip top for women features permanent moisture-moving properties and UPF 50+ protection. It is made of 59-percent polyester and 41-percent Pima cotton, which gives this jacket its natural cotton feel.

Price: $109

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Club Glove

Carry-On III

Available in 16 colors, this bag is designed to make short work of packing for short trips. The telescoping handle and high-impact plastic wheelbase with in-line skate wheels will help it whiz through the airport before being slipped into the overhead compartment. The water-resistant nylon is three times stronger and five times
as durable as polyester.

Price: $379

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Antigua

Arctic Pullover

This half-zip, long-sleeve pullover features a front body panel that is double-knit into a quilted diamond pattern using heather yarns and is pieced together with singularly knit jersey heather sleeves and back fabric. The fabrics are overdyed in deep hues corresponding to bright shades.

Price: $83

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GolfTEC

GolfTEC lessons

GolfTEC, which uses computer-enhanced learning technology at its roughly 200 centers in four countries, is offering two holiday packages: a swing evaluation, a 30-minute lesson and one practice session for $195; or a swing evaluation, three 30-minute lessons and three practices sessions for $295. GolfTEC claims a 96-percent success rate in helping players improve.

Price: $195-$295

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Arccos

Arccos 360

The system comes with 13 screw-in tags for full-swing clubs and one shaped like the top of a traditional putter grip. They are half the size and weight of Arccos’s previous tags and screw into the end of a club’s grip. Using Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone and a free app, the system tracks a player’s shots and overlays them on any of 40,000 courses, then collects stats and that can be shared digitally.

Price: $249.99

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Bushnell

Tour V4 Slope

The Tour V4 Slope Edition is faster than its predecessor, 30 percent smaller and more ergonomically designed to make zapping yardages easier. When the system’s laser hits a flag, it vibrates. The slope feature compensates for hills to show playing yardages, and it can be disabled to make the Tour V4 legal in tournament play.

Price: $399

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Kentwool

Christmas Sock

Available in Tour Standard and Tour Profile, these Santa-themed socks are now available for the holidays.

Price: $19.95 (Tour Profile), $24.95 (Tour Standard)

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Callaway

Chrome Soft Truvis yellow and black golf balls

This four-piece, urethane-covered ball is designed for exceptional feel, and Callaway says the yellow and black Truvis pattern makes it easier to follow in flight, spot on the ground and track while rolling on the greens.

Price: $39.99

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Under Armour

UA Zinger-Sleeveless Stripe

This fitted top for women features soft, anti-pick, anti-pill fabric that provides UPF 30+ protection, four-way stretch and sweat-wicking.

Price: $59.99

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Devereux

Collin Crewneck

Made of 100-percent Pima cotton, this sweater is a lightweight, two-toned, rolled crewneck. It’s finished with raw seams and ribbed side vents to provide for an excellent fit.

Price: $83.99

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Oakley

EVZERO Path PRIZM Golf

Ultra lightweight and frameless, so nothing in the field of view is obstructed, the PRIZM lens makes it easier to see the contours in the fairway and on the greens while protecting eyes from harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

Price: $170

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Puma

Women’s Ignite Spikeless Sport

This shoe features a sporty mesh upper combined with premium leather, Ignite foam for comfort and GripZone traction.

Price: $100

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Antigua

Arctic Pullover

This half-zip, long-sleeve pullover features a front body panel that is double-knit into a quilted diamond pattern using heather yarns and is pieced together with singularly knit jersey heather sleeves and back fabric. The fabrics are overdyed in deep hues corresponding to bright shades.

Price: $83

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Bose

SoundSport wireless headphones

Sweat- and weather-resistant, these headphones connect to a smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled device to provide great sound without getting tangled up in cords.

Price: $149.95

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Seamus

Bag tag

The American flag tag is made of laser-engraved eucalyptus. It is 3×2½ inches and comes with complimentary personalization on the back. Seamus also makes the bag tags with other designs, such as four-leaf clovers.

Price: $20

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Arccos

Arccos 360

The system comes with 13 screw-in tags for full-swing clubs and one shaped like the top of a traditional putter grip. They are half the size and weight of Arccos’s previous tags and screw into the end of a club’s grip. Using Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone and a free app, the system tracks a player’s shots and overlays them on any of 40,000 courses, then collects stats and that can be shared digitally.

Price: $249.99

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Titleist

Customized Titleist golf balls

Get favorite numbers, up to three lines of text, logos and graphics placed on the most-played golf balls on the PGA Tour with the My Pro V1 program. Either Pro V1 or Pro V1x balls can be customized.

Price: $56

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Arnold Palmer book

A Life Well Played: My Stories

The 258-page book (St. Martin’s Press) is filled with advice and guidance from Arnold Palmer. It includes stories of his career on the course, success in business and his great relationships. With the legend’s passing in September, this will be the last book authored by the King. It also is available as an e-book ($10.99) and an audio book ($17.99).

Price: $22.99

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Go Pro

Hero 5 Black

The newest action camera from Go Pro can shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second and capture 12-megapixel still photos, and it is waterproof to up to 33 feet without needing an extra housing. Advanced wind reduction helps improve audio quality, and the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth features make getting footage from the camera to a smartphone or computer easy.

Price: $399.99

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Srixon

Feel Soft Ball

Now in its 10th generation, this ball promises better feel on all shots. It has a thin cover for more greenside spin and control, and an advanced lower-compression core that still delivers enhanced distance.

Price: $19.99

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Ecco

Women’s Casual Hybrid

This shoe features a stylish metallic upper that is built atop a hybrid E-DTS outsole with more than 800 traction angles. A removable leather inlay sole offers width customization, and Ecco’s HydroMax treatment provides weather resistance. The shoe also is available in non-metallic finishes with different colors.

Price: $120-160

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Club Glove

Carry-On III

Available in 16 colors, this bag is designed to make short work of packing for short trips. The telescoping handle and high-impact plastic wheelbase with in-line skate wheels will help it whiz through the airport before being slipped into the overhead compartment. The water-resistant nylon is three times stronger and five times
as durable as polyester.

Price: $379

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Puma

Women’s Ignite Spikeless Sport

This shoe features a sporty mesh upper combined with premium leather, Ignite foam for comfort and GripZone traction.

Price: $100

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Johnny-O

Fairway Polo shirt

This clean, classic-looking polo is made from 100-percent polyester to wick moisture off the skin to keep a player cool and dry.

Price: $75

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Bushnell

Tour V4 Slope

The Tour V4 Slope Edition is faster than its predecessor, 30 percent smaller and more ergonomically designed to make zapping yardages easier. When the system’s laser hits a flag, it vibrates. The slope feature compensates for hills to show playing yardages, and it can be disabled to make the Tour V4 legal in tournament play.

Price: $399

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Jones

The Clubhouse Duffle

This compact duffle was designed to get a player’s belongings to the clubhouse in style. The tobacco-brown duffle is 19 inches long, made of nylon with leather zipper pulls, has a removable shoulder strap and can be embroidered.

Price: $64.95

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Callaway

Chrome Soft Truvis yellow and black golf balls

This four-piece, urethane-covered ball is designed for exceptional feel, and Callaway says the yellow and black Truvis pattern makes it easier to follow in flight, spot on the ground and track while rolling on the greens.

Price: $39.99

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Under Armour

UA Zinger-Sleeveless Stripe

This fitted top for women features soft, anti-pick, anti-pill fabric that provides UPF 30+ protection, four-way stretch and sweat-wicking.

Price: $59.99

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Ogio

Mutant travel bag

With a gigantic main compartment that can hold either a tour bag or a stand bag easily, the Mutant also has two external pockets, oversized wheels and a reinforced, tip-resistant base.

Price: $199.99

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Oakley

EVZERO Path PRIZM Golf

Ultra lightweight and frameless, so nothing in the field of view is obstructed, the PRIZM lens makes it easier to see the contours in the fairway and on the greens while protecting eyes from harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays.

Price: $170

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Christmas decorations

Golfer ornament

Measuring 3½ inches tall and made by Personal Creations, these ornaments can accommodate nine characters of personalization. They are made of resin and include a ribbon.

Price: $16.99

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Vineyard Vines

Tee Time Tie

Available in purple, raspberry and navy, this neckwear makes it clear that a player always knows what time it is. Made from imported silk with a double wool-blend liner.

Price: $85

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Devereux

Collin Crewneck

Made of 100-percent Pima cotton, this sweater is a lightweight, two-toned, rolled crewneck. It’s finished with raw seams and ribbed side vents to provide for an excellent fit.

Price: $83.99

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Bose

SoundSport wireless headphones

Sweat- and weather-resistant, these headphones connect to a smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled device to provide great sound without getting tangled up in cords.

Price: $149.95

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Seamus

Bag tag

The American flag tag is made of laser-engraved eucalyptus. It is 3×2½ inches and comes with complimentary personalization on the back. Seamus also makes the bag tags with other designs, such as four-leaf clovers.

Price: $20

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Nike

Aeroloft Hyperadapt Crew

This sleekly designed outerwear features engineered, laser-cut holes between panels of insulation for maximum ventilation, while the Nike Hyperadapt construction enables full range of motion.

Price: $200

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