Let Festivus Begin with the Holiday Guide!
The team at GolfLife.com has spent 2016 testing and reviewing all sorts of golf and lifestyle gear from all sorts of places. The year is quickly running out on all of us, so it must be Festivus time again! But there are no feats of strength required to wrestle the last pack of Monsta golf balls out of the arms of those crazy last minute shoppers. You can do it all from your laptop in your favorite chair while taking a look at our website for some great gear that made a huge impression on our staff this year. Merry Christmas and let’s get shopping in our holiday guide.
I want to start this off with a bang and here it is! A custom putter from Phil Hart at thirty7designs.com. Everyone loves to be a little different, especially on the golf course. To have that special something no one else has and no one else is going to have is even better. Based in Vancouver Wa, thirty7 designs will spec out and mill your dream putter. With putter heads milled by LowTide Putters from a variety of materials custom work is the name of the game.
The model for GolfLfie is LowTide Putters Fin model with center shaft. Weighing in at 350 grams milled from 303 stainless steel with a lie and loft of 70* and 3*. A very cool coastal fog finish. 34” shaft is powder coated with a matte black textured finish and an oversized custom Thirty7Designs PURE Grips grey grip. Thirty7Dsigns custom headcover by Delilah Club Covers all included.
One of my favorite product finds this year, the things that Thirty7Designs can do for your putter you won’t see anywhere else. Choose your head and material, choose the finish you want on that head, spec your putter, choose the shaft, the finish on your shaft – powder coated, matte, textured, stainless the list goes on, the grip color and style or have one made, paint fill, custom headcover from our friends at Delilah Headcovers. Now time to customize your head. Yes design your customization and not just throwing some stamps on it but they can do that too if you want. The mill can add virtually anything you want. Stars and stripes, logos, signs or symbols, a verse or two, maybe a prayer, the sky is the limit. Hats, towels and other accessories are also available just to name a few.
Phil and Thirty7Designs have been customizing all sorts of things and putters for the last three years. A love for the game and a lousy drive made for a man that was passionate about putting. Quality gear off the shelf is nice but if it can be one of kind without the spendiness of a high end SC tour model, that is something we can aspire to. The feel and look of a putter from thirty7designs.com is the gift that will keep on giving in 2016 and beyond. Visit www.thirty7designs.com for all the ordering details and start the process. Being Santa will never feel the same.
YUNEEC – TYPHOON Q500 4k Drone
2016 is the year of the drone. Everyone these days it seems has a drone, I even had a random group behind me at my favorite course using one to film their round. It can make us all appear to be brilliant videographers or at least give the ultimate in party presentations this Christmas. Drones are beginning to transform the world of sports and fitness. From Formula One races and PGA Tour events to surfers off the coast of California: All can be been seen with a drone’s eye view. One of the newest drones to hit the market is the Typhoon Q500 4K, and it is the ideal gift for anyone who enjoys capturing life’s moments in breathtaking fashion. New to the world of drones? No worries – the Typhoon Q500 4K drone offers unmatched smart features that provide a safe and easy experience. In addition, the Typhoon produces unparalleled 4K video quality and 12 megapixel still images while delivering Yuneec’s standard of ready, easy and safe flight to consumers everywhere.
•No Fly Zone feature – geofencing ensures the Typhoon does not fly within FAA regulated no fly zones
•Smart Circle – built in GPS establishes a 26 foot diameter circle around the pilot and creates a geo-fence that keeps the Typhoon from flying no further than 300 feet from the pilot
•Follow Me feature – Typhoon automatically follows the pilot
•Watch Me feature – camera and aircraft automatically remain focused on the pilot (holding the remote) to ensure that you stay in frame no matter what
•Dynamic Return to Home – simply hit the “return to home” button and the Typhoon 4K will automatically come back to you and land within 13 to 26 feet
While getting smaller and better equipped than ever, do your best to fly responsibly. The rules are changing as fast as the technology so jump in the game and start getting the most amazing footage of wherever your golf life takes you. The Typhoon Q500 and more are available at www.yuneec.com
WT5 GPS from Golf Buddy
Wearable GPS technology is getting smaller with more built in features than ever before. The WT5 GPS from Golf Buddy was a favorite from GolfLife Contributor Mike Hallee.
Preloaded with over 38000 global golf courses the WT5 features a water resistant build with rechargeable battery, time and distance modes to wear on and off the course, GPS tracking for walking or other sport uses, automatic course/hole recognition with digital scorecard if desired, as well as all the features the tough golfing crowd requires including distance to targets and hazards, pin placement, dynamic green view built in, shot distance measurement and distances to the front middle and back of every green. As well as the peace of mind that golf course and software updates are free for the life of the product.
Mike was blown away by the features and ease of use of the Golf Buddy WT5. With lasers and other handheld devices you are always fishing through pockets to get them out, the WT5 simply turn your wrist and fire away. The dynamic green view is a favorite when out of position on the course as well as showing distances to hazards. The WT5 was fantastic and affordable with great looks and functionality. Available at all your big golf retailers and directly from golfbuddyglobal.com
Callaway Golf Apparel
The team at GolfLife enjoys wearing Callaway Apparel and their campaign with the #iwearcallaway hashtag is a very popular movement for those wanting to be noticed this season. Give the gift of Callaway Golf Apparel this year to your family and friends, post up a few picutres with the #iwearcallaway hashtag or search out the massive community of users including GolfLife. Whatever you do you will be looking and feeling your best.
From Phil and Patrick to the pros on every golf tour on the planet they are wearing Callaway and we recently caught GolfLife’s own Colton Little teeing it up at El Cid Resorts in Mexico looking fabulous and you can too even if you have less than half the game. The fall lineup of fleece pull overs, pants, quilted vests, wind and water repellant jackets all aimed at keeping you comfortable on the chilly winter days are giving way to the spring 2016 array a good time gear for great weather. Featuring the Opti line up of polos and Tech shorts mixed with wool and micro weight fleece outerwear. You might not look as good as the GolfLife video crew ok maybe you will.
Something special came across my desk this year from Miura Golf. The K grind Yoshitaka wedge. From the hands of god they say. The art of steel which is Miura Golf has had a long relationship with GolfLife. For the long suffering golfer in your home this may just be the turning point in their golf career. Steel this hard can play softer than any wedge you’ve used before. Available in 52,56 & 60 degrees there is a K grind for you.
The sheer beauty found in the flawless steel of this club is breath taking. The hand forging, stamping, satin finish and the unmistakable fluted sole takes handmade back to its roots. From the hands of Katsuhiro Miura the tools of a god could be yours. Contact www.miuragolf.com to take the first step towards putting some of the finest clubs available in a golf bag near you.
There are many high quality videos available from GolfLife featuring several of Miura Golfs products on our YouTube page to whet your appetite for all things Miura.
We hope you’ve enjoyed Part 1 of this year’s holiday buying guide. Part 2 will be out soon with more great golf and lifestyle gear for the favorite player in your life. Keep watching GolfLife.com for full reviews and ongoing updates on everything you’ve read about here and more. It has been a great experience to share new and exciting products from the golf and lifestyle companies you know and maybe a few you don’t know showing off the best that they have to offer. From the whole team at GolfLife have a happy and safe new year and a very Merry Golfmas.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]