Shopping for a big golfer, but don’t have much money to spend? Don’t worry, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Just getting them anything golf related will put a big smile on thier face. You can actually get some pretty decent golf items for under $10, and that includes shipping too!
There are gifts under $10 that are useful, essential, and even really funny at times. Let’s get right to it.
Here’s what you should be looking for:
- funny gifts: who doesn’t love to put a smile on someone’s face
- essential gifts: everyone needs tees and balls, so you might as well give them as gifts
- useful gifts: there is a cheap training aid and practice golf balls listed below , as well as a great golf instruction book too!
Here are my favorite golf related things that cost under $10!
Who doesn’t love novelty golf socks? Maybe it’s just me, but I wear novelty socks all the time to work. It keeps things fun, and they are great talking points when others see them.
There are tons of golf related novelty socks selling for less than $10 on Amazon, so you will have plenty to choose from.
My favorite are one that just have golf balls and tees on the socks, but that’s just me.
Can’t stress how useful a retractable cleaning brush is. It is by far the best golf related accessory that you can buy for under a 10 dollar bill.
The brush offers hard bristles, soft bristles, a sharp groove cleaning tool, and a super convenient chord. The retractable chord allows you to keep and use the brush attached to your bag, without having to clean your clubs within 6 inches of your bag or throwing your brush in a pocket of your golf bag to be lost forever.
Being able to pull the brush away from the bag and conveniently brush the debris off of a club is something that I often take for granted.
Why not allow your gift recipient to try out one of the greatest new golf brands on the market? For under $10, they can have a brand new golf glove made with premium leather. It will last a long time, feel great, and keep those annoying blisters away.
The MG golf brand, as I write about in this article about the best value golf gloves on the market, is a godsend for budget conscious golfers. Their gloves are made just like the top of the line FootJoy gloves that cost $20+. MG just doesn’t have the overhead and advertising costs that they have to recoup.
#4 Plastic Tees
You might think that all tees are made the same. But that’s not true. There are wooden tees, and there are plastic tees.
Wooden tees are cheaper and break pretty easily. One good strike on the right part of the tee and it is broken for sure. However, considering how often they just get lost or forgotten, it’s not a bad idea to buy more wooden tees than plastic tees.
Plastic tees can last practically forever if you make sure to always look for them after shots. However, like tees often do, they sometimes just disappear somehow. I’ve played many rounds with just one tee though, so that shows you how durable they are. They are nearly impossible to break, so they are a great gift item for golfers.
They are just one of the golf necessities that every golfer will need at some point.
Note: these Wilson golf balls are cheap. They are meant for beginners. If a good golfer received these as a gift, they would be more inclined to use them on the range or hit them into lakes/woods just for fun. These balls are meant to fly far, so beginners love them. However, they don’t have the feel and spin that a better player would prefer.
However, anyone could use some cheap golf balls. As a low handicap player, I’ll be happy with any golf balls that I recieve, no matter the quality, because I need some to hit into the woods of my house when I get bored 🙂
So, if you are buying for a beginner, have at it. They will love them. Consider buying them a couple dozen, because they will likely need them pretty quickly.
If you are buying a gift for someone that truly loves being a student of golf, Ben Hogan’s book is a must have. Although one or two topics are typically seen as a little outdated compared to recent findings, his idea about golf and the golf swing are great to read about.
Many great golfers still focus their golf swing around this book, which says a lot.
By far the best golf book, let alone the best golf instruction book, of all time! The fact that you can buy a physical, paperback copy for under $10 (at the time of this writing) is pretty incredible.
Golfers love reading about golf. More so than any other sport. You don’t see basketball players reading many basketball magazines, or football players reading football magazines. However, just about every golfer has (or wishes they had) a golf magazine subscription.
The magazines will keep your gift recipient up to date on golf news and instruction. They will see lots of articles about different golf swings on the PGA tour, as well as different opinion related articles.
In general, I can usually pick out just a few articles each edition that are 100% worth the cost of the entire magazine.
The Swingyde is my personal favorite training aid. It does a great job of teaching golfers the correct way to hinge the golf club in the backswing and release it in the followthrough. The most important fundamental of the golf swing is to make solid, square contact with the ball at impact, and this training aid does that very well.
If your gift recipient often complains about their golf swing, this could be a huge factor in correcting his or her swing.
The original Swingyde is closer to $30, but this off brand one is under $10 thankfully.
Everyone wants to play more golf. But not everyone has the time or money to do so. For that reason, practice balls that can be used at home are a great gift. Just make sure you don’t buy the cheap plastic ones, as they break easily or will get completely taken away by the wind.
These SKLZ practice balls are very popular among golfers that practice at home. The balls don’t go very far at all, but they are incredibly durable. Plastics balls are too light, and result in a COMPLETELY different feel when you go back to normal golf balls. These SKLZ ones, however, are a little heavier like real golf balls, and they are the same size too.
For under $10, many golfers would love to try the 4 Yards More Tees. Due to less resistance, they truly will make drives fly a little further, which is pretty cool. If your are buying a gift for a golfer that is obsessed with hitting the ball as far as possible, this is my best suggestion for you. They are more expensive than regular tees, so most people don’t buy them often but would still like to try them.
I would agree that, on a perfect shot, they will make the ball fly a tad bit further, maybe 2-6 yards on average.