Top Christmas Presents for Golfers, Week 1

It’s time once again to figure out what to give the golfer in your life for Christmas. Each year, non-golfers everywhere struggle to pick out the perfect gift for their obsessed  enthusiastic friends and family members.  Here’s the problem that usually arises: golfers enjoy accessories like Kim Kardashian, though we do it with more class and less animal print, so it’s a challenge to find something they like that they don’t already own.

So what do you get for the person who has every golf accessory ever made?  Each Wednesday, from now til Santa forces his overly large backside down your chimney to inhale that plate of cookies,  I’m going to sort through all the golfing goodies to find some great gifts.

Electronics

Most of the golfers I’ve ever met are also techies.  This could be because my golfer friends consist mainly of males who spend the time away from the course spacing out in front of their gaming consoles, but I’m hoping this statement in generalized enough to apply to you, too.

Bushnell Hybrid Pinseeker Laser Rangefinder and GPS Unit

This is the perfect gift for a golfer.  It’s the first piece of equiptment that combines the GPS and rangefinder.  It will help you judge distance and hazard information to help you shave strokes off your score.   It’s perfect for beginning to advanced golfers, and will certainly help those of us who cannot see the pin from our position in the woods.

This piece of technological genius has a range finding performance of 10 to 1,000 yards, give or take a yard.  It has 16,000 North American courses listed in its directory.  It also gives you the distance to the front, back, and center of the green and automatically advances you to the next hole.  It comes with the Laser Rangefinder and GPS Unit, USB charger, cable, carrying case, and strap.

Key Features:

  • PinSeeker Technology
  • +/ one-yard accuracy
  • 5x Magnification
  • 16,000+ Pre-Loaded North American Courses
  • Distance to Front, Center, and Back of Green
  • Auto Hole Advance
  • Auto Course Recognition
  • No Membership Fees
  • Built in tripod mount for cart attachment

This technological beauty runs about $430 bucks, but Amazon has it priced at $399.  And between now and the end of January, Bushnell is offering a $100 mail-in rebate no matter where you purchase it.  That’s a few rounds of golf at your local course!

Here’s the link to the rebate form.

There were a few–meaning 3–negative reviews of the finder which claim the battery life only lasts between 1 and 3 rounds (each review was different) and must then be plugged in to charge.  I’m not sure what is unless you’re playing 36 holes back-to-back, but it’s at least worth mentioning.

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