Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 1 | GS1 Laser Rangefinder from Madison's Laser Link Golf
The first in a -- you guessed it! -- 12-day series featuring gift ideas for the golfer on your list.
This Christmas, give your golfer the gift of accurate distance with a measuring device designed to take the guesswork out of the game.
The GS1 Laser Rangefinder from Madison’s Laser Link Golf is simple, accurate and easy to operate. In addition to providing the distance to any target on the golf course with a quick press of a button, the GS1 also calculates the slope-compensated distance. Having both the straight-line distance and the “plays like” distance will allow the golfer to draw the right club every time.
The slope feature can be turned off to comply with USGA event rules.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 2 | Chippo ... where golf meets cornhole
Golf isn’t a sport that lends itself easily to tail-gating, but the hottest game in tailgating now pairs nicely with golf. Introducing Chippo, “the glorious lovechild of golf and cornhole.”
Chippo can be played in the backyard or at the beach, or wherever you find room to chip golf balls off mats into target holes on boards covered with artificial turf.
Chippo won the best new product award at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show and was a Golf Digest “best bet” for the golfer who has everything. Because if you don’t have Chippo, you don’t have everything. Two boards, two mats and six foam practice balls.
Breaking News: As of Monday, ChippoGolf.com had sold out of Chippo sets. However, more are on the way and, because the company cannot guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, it is knocking 25 percent off the list price of $189.99. That's right; YOU can own a Chippo in time for the 2019 golf season for $142.50!!
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 3 | Carl Spackler bucket hat is Cinderella story of gifts for Caddyshack fan on your list
Start listing the most revered names in golf — Snead, Palmer, Nicklaus, Woods — and before you know it you’ll arrive at Carl Spackler, the Bushwood Country Club greenskeeper of Cinderella story fame.
The line of William Murray golf hats includes the Carl Bucket Hat, a reversible lid you’ll be proud to sport at your own country club. While one side is gray and subtle, the blue side boasts tiny images of the tools of Carl’s trade — push mowers, gardening shears, mums and, of course, gopher-exploding devices.
It’s lightweight and unisex ... and almost certain to withstand, y'know, the heavy stuff.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 4 | From bottle opener to ball mark holder, Birdicorn 6-in-1 Divot Tool is the all-purpose holiday gift
Sure, you could mark your ball on the green with a picked-up penny and fix ball marks with a broken tee, but why not add a touch of class to both tasks?
The Birdicorn 6-in-1 Divot Tool is a lightweight aluminum divot tool, yes, but it is also a ball marker holder, a ball line stencil, putt alignment aid, groove cleaner and — wait for it — bottle opener. In fact, it can also serve as a grip rest (for all you dew-sweepers out there), so it's seven uses for the price of six!
With Birdicorn, you’ll never again be left begging a marker from your partner or go thirsty for lack of an opener. The tool and coin come in a variety of colors because variety is what this gift is all about.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 5 | Take your daughter, others to 2019 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
Don’t take your daughter to work, take her to watch golf.
Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf Course is not only the official course of the Green Bay Packers, and not only a winner of the Golf Course Owners Association of Wisconsin Course of the Year honors for 2018 (though it is both of those). It is also home of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, featuring some of the finest women’s professional golfers in the game.
From now until Dec. 31, you can double your gift-giving dollars with the buy one, get one free holiday ticket special for the third annual tournament. The promotion includes daily and weekly grounds passes as well as tickets to The Deck at 17.
Not only do tickets to The Deck at 17 come with a voucher for a complimentary food item and a beverage of your choice, they will be the gift that keeps on giving come tournament week. Every time an LPGA player makes a birdie, it means discounted beer and brats until the following group hits onto the green.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 6 | SKLZ Accelerator Pro Putting Mat might just help your 3-, 5- & 7-foot putts seem like 1-2-3
Forget long drives. The easiest way to shoot lower golf scores is to make more putts.
And the easiest way to make more putts is to practice. Give your golfer the key to a better game with the SKLZ Accelerator Pro Putting Mat, a 9-foot putting surface perfect for practicing those 3-, 5- and 7-foot putts that make all the difference.
Designed for home or workplace (as long as your boss is cool with it), the Accelerator features a continuous gravity ball return, and the hole is designed on an upslope to give a real golf course feel. Stimp reading is 10 on a carpet and 11 on a linoleum or other hard surface.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 7 | ReadyGolf is your ticket to a cartful of Green Bay Packers golf swag for the die-hard fan on your list
Assuming you are not buying a gift for recently ousted coach Mike McCarthy this Christmas, consider giving the Packer lover in your life a set of three Green Bay Packers Contour Golf Club head covers.
Or a Packers six-can shaft cooler for those cold ones from the clubhouse. Or a Packer flag for your golfer's cart. Or a three-piece grill set with the Packers logo. Or all sorts of other green-and-gold goodies from Ready Golf.
Capable of fitting oversized drivers as well as slim-head utility clubs, the covers are marked 1, 3 and X and come embroidered with the iconic Packers logo.
And if that’s not enough, consider adding a Packer flag for your golfer’s cart or a three-piece grill set boasting the same Packers logo for those post-round steaks on the barbie.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 8 | Socks for the stocking? They'll think you're golden when they find out they're Jack Nicklaus Green Socks
The duffer on your list may never win as many golf tournaments as Jack Nicklaus but perhaps the Golden Bear's socks will inspire a little better play.
Well, they're not actually Jack’s socks. But the Jack Nicklaus Green Socks by Stance are every bit as colorful and fun as socks get, sporting the famous image of his win at the 1972 U.S. Open at iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links.
With arch support, a reinforced heel and toe and made of a comfortable pique knit fabric for when you strike that "Yes, SIR!" pose after making a big putt.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 9 | Why wait until 2020 to sport the Whistling Straits logo on your Ryder Cup apparel? It's a 'W' under the tree
The next Ryder Cup competition won’t take place until 2020 at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits golf course, but it’s never too early to give Ryder Cup apparel to everyone on your gift list. And we mean everyone!
For women, the Nike 2020 Ryder Cup Half-Zip Performance Pullover Jacket comes in, naturally, red, white or blue.
And despite what some wives say, a man can never have enough caps. The Men’s ’47 Ryder Cup caps in red and white are co-branded with the Wisconsin Badgers' motion “W,” allowing the wearer to support two favorite causes in one.
Finally, who doesn't need a Ryder Cup embroidered pin flag? It's suitable for framing ... with or without likely U.S. captain Steve Stricker's autograph!
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 10 | Just the right size, Vessel Den Caddy is a staff bag that fits every room, every golfer
Not many golfers have the game to warrant showing up at the course with a room-sized staff bag, but a pint-sized staff bag would please any golfer on your list.
The Vessel Den Caddy, styled after the company’s original staff bag, would work as a shag bag at the driving range or serve as a whimsical storage bag in any golfer’s office or man cave.
The Den Caddy comes in black, white, black-and-white or navy-and-white.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 11 | Expecting too much golf loot under your Christmas tree? Be prepared with Suncast dual golf gear organizer
It’s fine to leave your golf clubs in the trunk of your car during the season but what to do with them when the snow flies? Organize them.
The Suncast dual golf gear organizer has room for two standing golf bags, along with additional shelves for shoes, boxes of balls and other gear.
Made of durable metal construction, the organizer will work nicely in a garage or basement and keep your golfer’s equipment in great condition for another season. Available at a variety of home stores.
Dennis McCann's 12 Days of Christmas Gift-Giving: Day 12 | Protection during those rainy rounds, The Drizzle Stik isn't a gift for you, it's a gift for your golf clubs
Every golfer has a big umbrella for those rainy summer days (at least every golfer who remembers to take it out of the trunk).
But what about an umbrella for golf clubs?
The Drizzle Stik, now sporting a convenient flex shaft, offers the perfect protection for wet weather golf. The shaft telescopes to three different lengths and the Drizzle Stik comes with an extra deep canopy and inner liner to separate the inner frame from your clubs.
Say goodbye forever to wet grips.