Some great holiday gifts for your junior golfer in your life!!!!!!! Refreshed for 2021 – nothing like getting your kid hooked on the game.
You don’t have to break the bank – 3 ideas for $20 or less
1. Personalized golf bag tag – I am sure you can find these on many websites – I have used Shutterfly. Look for Luggage Tags that you can personalize. Add a picture of your Jr. Golfer’s swing and their name — when they were younger, my boys loved it! You can find these for less than $15!
Nice and cheap, this is a gift your young golfer can have on their bag for years
2. Golf dotz – cool little stickers that can be used to decorate their balls — less than $10 per package. golfdotz.com
3. Crazy golf socks – Our Junior Golfers love to wear flashy clothes and long socks is definitely a trend I have started to see over the last few years. How about some crazy colors? My younger son wears socks for Ridge Supply almost every day (ridgesupply.com). Designed for Cycling, but perfect for golf!
Wow – those socks pop! 🙂
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4. Personalized golf balls – most websites now offer free personalization on golf balls – I have used golfballs.com, but there are plenty of options. You can choose the number, you can add up to 3 lines of text, and/or can add a photo on the ball. Add a nickname — make it unique — have fun with it!
5. Tin cups – as you know, it is important to “mark your ball” during a tournament to ensure you can identify it — Tin Cups ( tin-cup.com) makes it possible to use a Sharpie and draw a call logo on your ball every time. You can even build a custom logo as well. A little more pricey, but this is something my boys have been using for years to mark their golf balls.
A great gift that golfers can use for decades to mark their balls.
6. Custom scorecard holder – this is a more recent fad, but that started with PGA Tour players. Most of the time, they are stuck in your back pocket and the top part sticks out, with a name or initials. Bryson Dechambeau has one with his initials (B.A.D). These are a big hit with our older junior golfers (teenagers). You have to search a little online to find them.
7. Sunday golf bag – do you have a younger junior who maybe only uses 6-8 clubs? Consider getting them a Sunday Golf bag. Small and light enough for anyone to carry. The LOMA series by Sunday Golf is a great example. https://sundaygolf.com/collections/loma-bag-series.
Does your golfer play Tournaments? You can always give them Tour Memberships!!!!!
We all know that playing golf costs money and playing in tournaments can be expensive. What junior golfer wouldn’t like to receive a gift of more tournament golf?
Simply find out what tour, league, or circuit he/she plays during the year and take care of the 2020 membership fee. Pay for their US Kids Local Tour membership or maybe your state has a Jr. Golf Circuit. In Virginia, the VSGA runs a Jr. Golf Circuit that offers tons of events and the annual membership fee is $45 (perfect gift). Maybe they play in Hurricane Tour events or the AJGA — all have membership fees that would make a great present.
I hope you and your Jr. Golfer enjoy the holidays!
About the author
Mike Harris is a former college golfer and dedicated father of two talented junior golfers. With a passion for the sport that began in his own childhood, Mike now focuses on helping his children, Avery and Olivia, navigate the world of junior golf. He’s eager to share tips, advice, and insights with other families on their own golf journeys. Join Mike as he tees off into the exciting realm of junior golf, providing guidance to parents and kids alike.