Survey reveals worst golf Xmas gifts

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Spending time with family at Christmas is a delight for some and a chore for other, but it seems very few get it right when it comes to golf gifts, according to a recent survey conducted by American Golf.


The majority of golfers questioned admitted that loved ones very rarely get it right and that unwanted presents are doomed to a life under the stairs.

Cheap and novelty golf balls top the list of worst presents ever, but also up there near the top are club and gloves for the wrong hand. Toilet putting games, automatic putt returners and ball monogrammers also rank highly as unwelcome gifts.

In fact, the majority of these Christmas presents, including the novelty headovers, balls and socks, never even make it out of the packet – let alone onto the golf course. Golfers ‘gift sets’ and books of golfing anecdotes are also likely to remain in the cupboard until the next big clear out.

Unsurprisingly topping the most wanted gift lift for golfers in 2014 are top brand golf balls, followed by clothing gift sets, a new driver or a GPS rangefinder.

Top 5 worst ever golf gifts


1. Cheap balls
2. Novelty balls
3. Ball monogrammed
4. The wrong handed glove or club
5. High street golf gift sets

Top 5 golf gifts most often received


1. Novelty gifts (balls, headcovers or socks)
2. High street golf gift sets
3. Automatic putt returner
4. Putting game / toilet matt combo
5. Ball monogrammer

Top 5 gifts that never make it out of the packet


1. Novelty gifts (balls, headcovers or socks)
2. Automatic putt returner
3. Generic gift set
4. Putting game / toilet matt combo
5. ‘Deluxe’ scorecard

What will you be asking Father Christmas for this year?


1. Top brand golf balls
2. Clothing gift set
3. Driver
4. Set of irons
5. GPS
6. Golf Bag
7. Golf Trolley
8. Golf Glove
9. Putter
10. Hybrid

Find the perfect gift at American Golf this Christmas


To find your nearest American Golf store, or to see all the products they sell, visit americangolf.co.uk

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