Golf News for Monday, December 5, 2016 | Products

Golf gift ideas at PGA TOUR Superstore; High tech and new gadgets to improve scores

ATLANTA -- Millions of golfers will put a golf gift on their holiday wish list to enhance their on course experience and to improve their skills. But choosing from the myriad of offerings is often challenging. Leading golf equipment and apparel retailer PGA TOUR Superstore is sharing its "best holiday picks" for the golfer on your list with a breadth and depth of new and traditionally popular gift ideas.

Golf balls are still the number one gift but other hot selling holiday choices this season include drivers and putters as well as apparel, footwear and new on course technology to improve game performance and the experience.

Millions of golf balls are sold in the weeks leading up to December 25th with a variety of choices and personalization with your name or favorite team/logo, including top selling Titleist ProV1 and ProvV1x, Callaway's Chrome Soft and Bridgestone e60.

Some of the hottest golf clubs this holiday season are the Titleist 917 line of clubs which makes the next generation of clubs easier to hit and longer than ever before. And when it comes to performance, PING's G driver, along with TaylorMade's M1 and M2 are a great choice.

Choosing a putter might be the most crucial club in your bag to lower your score and two of the game's most popular names which make an incredible gift include Scotty Cameron line of limited edition putters and the Odyssey White Hot RX.

Hybrids and wedges also make great gifts as golfers always want clubs that are easier to hit, and they want to improve their short games too. Cleveland's RTX 3.0 Graphite wedge can get golfers closer to the hole with a slightly larger cavity back to promote confidence and increase forgiveness. For women, the Fourteen UT-612 Hybrid is a true "rescue" club, so even the worst lies are no match with the help of a deep center of gravity (CG) which offers optimal ball flight and stellar distance control. The forgiveness of the club enables you to swing through with your usual timing, giving you confidence.

When it comes to "gamifying the golf experience," on course technology continues to evolve with GPS devices, rangefinders and watches adding that 'wow factor.' The Garmin S20 combines an elegant watchband design with high-resolution display and activity tracking knows where you are - and how far you are from the next pin. The Bushnell Tour V3 JOLT Patriot Pack has a new ergonomic design and PinSeeker with JOLT Technology to eliminate doubt and feel the exact distance.

Golfers like to look and feel good and apparel continues to improve with sophistication and cutting-edge performance fabrics that stretch, move with you and regulate temperature. The Puma Fleece Quarter Zip has WARM CELL technology designed to retain heat close to your body to maintain your optimum temperature with added benefits of UPF 50, allowing only 1/50 of the sun's radiation to pass through it. The Nike Therma Fit offers the ultimate stretch and mobility while Under Armour Tips Daytona Quarter Zip has water-resistant stretch panels to keep rain off and provide better range of motion.

Footwear styles offer comfort and value including the Foot Joy Super-lites women's golf shoe with super soft leather uppers and ultra-cushioned midsoles to create "pillows for your feet" and its high performance, 2-year waterproof mesh uppers provide breathability and lightweight comfort. The Ecco Street Retro continues to evolve with new styles, colors and materials to provide superb weather and perspiration resistance and it delivers exceptional levels of comfort, stability and traction.

Stocking Stuffers under $25 include golf gifts for the avid sports fan or those interested in personalization. From towels and golf balls to head covers, divot repair tools and ball markets - all fun, affordable golf gift choices whether you're a fan of the World Series Chicago Cubs, the NFL and your college team or a veteran who golfs and wants to represent their military branch.

About PGA TOUR Superstore
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, headquartered in Roswell, Ga. As the PGA TOUR's exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner in North America, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise as card-carrying PGA TOUR pros. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, and large putting greens. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's and juniors' apparel and footwear for golf and tennis. For more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com.

Contacts:
Lynn Luczkowski, L2 Communications, Lynn@L2comm.biz 413-478-1569 or 802-295-3888 or Matt Corey, PGA TOUR Superstore mcorey@pgatss.com 678-987-7914.