Part 2 in our gift-giving guide for golfers.
Wear what Jordan Spieth wore during this year's Open Championship.
It’s the second week of our three-part Christmas gift guide. This week: mid-priced items (not stocking stuffers certainly, but not too extravagant either) all more or less guaranteed to make the lucky recipient’s day and enhance his/her enjoyment of their favorite game.
Big Max Blade +
BIG MAX is the leading brand of push cart in Europe and has quickly gained favor in the US, becoming known for its sleek, lightweight designs that fold easily into a five-inch profile and weigh less than 15lbs. The adjustable, ergonomic handle makes it easy to find a comfortable walking position.
We featured Cure putters in August, saying how smooth a roll they generated, how good they felt at impact, and how large a sweetspot they owned and thus how forgiving they were. The company is releasing four new models in time for Christmas (they begin shipping December 15th) – the RX3, RX4, RX5 and RX6 all of which have a more streamlined look than their predecessors and, if anything, even better feel thanks to the spiral-milled face. $259.95 (RX3, RX4 and RX5), $229.95 (RX6), cureputters.com
Cobra Max Driver
To achieve maximum launch, forgiveness and draw off the tee, the COBRA MAX Driver is engineered with a shallow face, offset hosel design and draw bias club head weighting. The driver also features an increased length-to-width ratio, reaching the largest possible size approved by the USGA, allowing golfers to have an increased sweet spot and more forgiveness on off-center hits. The Speed Channel around the perimeter of the driver face minimizes thickness and increases ball speeds across the face for incredible distance.
$279, available in 9.5O, 10.5O and 11.5O, cobragolf.com
Under Armour Storm Sweater-fleece ¼ Zip
The reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth wore this handsome, warm, and water-repelling fleece pullover at the Open Championship earlier this year. The fabric is breathable and ribbed sides allow for greater mobility.
$69.99, available in ten colors, underarmour.com
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin Wedge
The 588 RTX 2.0 was introduced over a year ago, but still tops the Cleveland wedge line. Modeled on the original, best-selling 588, this updated version featured Cleveland’s advanced spin technology (15% sharper grooves, and new micro-milled Rotex face pattern, giving the roughest surface the USGA allows) and progressively-varied sole designs to increase their flexibility and adaptability.
$129.95, available in 18 loft/bounce combinations, clevelandgolf.com