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Beginner Golf: The Ultimate Christmas List

The Range at Christchurch Golf Club

It’s that time of year again and with 2022 fast approaching, there is no better time to start a new hobby than to learn how to play golf! As a beginner, golf can be quite daunting. With countless rules to understand and equipment to buy, here’s a few items that you should consider putting on your Christmas list!

Golf Gloves

Wearing gloves whilst playing golf will prevent the club from slipping out of your hand. This is because gloves provide extra grip whilst you swing. Wearing gloves will also improve your technique whilst protecting your hands from getting blisters if you play on a regular basis.

These gloves can also help you keep warm when playing golf during the colder months. Check out other tips on how to prepare for this sport during the Winter.


Whether you have sweaty hands or dirt on your club, a golf towel is what you need if you want to maintain great performance whilst you play! Not only can a towel be used to clean you hands so you have better grip on your equipment, but it can also help you remove any dirt or sand from your club. Especially during rainy weather conditions, these factors could seriously impact how you play. With a golf towel, you can keep everything clean whilst also playing your absolute best!

Indoor Putting Mat

WHen you’re not going to a golf course or driving range to practice, it is still important to test your skills wherever you can. That is where indoor putting mats can be extremely useful. Most come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and designs so you can choose one that tests your ability in the best way possible. With multiple holes, you can also practice different techniques.

If this is on your Christmas list it is also important to consider the quality of turf, the size of mat, any wrinkle resistance and play breaks.

Golf Swing Trainer

Another great gift option is a golf swing trainer. One of the most important exercises you should do to improve your golfing performance is to work consistantly on your swing. Specifically, the temp and grip, this training aid is the perfect solution and can be practiced both at home and before you play.

At Home Chipping Set

An at home chipping set is designed to help beginners improve their chipping skills in the comfort of their home. The pop-up design makes it easy to store away and its lightness means you can easily place it anywhere you like, both inside and outdoors.

Most of the chipping sets also come with 3 targets so you can practice your accuracy at 3 different heights.

At Home Practice Net

If you have a garden, it is also a great idea to invest in a garden practice net. This can help you practice harder swings without the need of going to a driving range.

Other gifts that you could add to your list include:

  • Golf balls
  • Golf improvement books/guides
  • Ball marker and divot