Hope you all had a great 2012 golf season. While I was able to get some rounds in between work, grad school, and wedding planning, I am really looking forward to a great 2013 season, especially with the VRS Covert on the horizon. That said, there were a lot of great things out of Nike Golf this year. For example, this year we saw the restructuring of the apparel line into Tour Performance, Tiger Woods, Tour Premium, and Sport collections. We also saw the TW 13 shoe release to a very positive reception, and some big strides with the 20XI balls. Here are some of my favorite holiday gifts:
Lunar Swingtip Golf Shoe: A cool looking shoe on or off the course. I’ve been wearing mine off the course and its great because of a key feature that other similar golf shoes do not have – the tiny spikes are embedded into the outsole, which means your body weight is not distributed among them all day. Instead, once weight is transferred around the areas of your foot, the spikes make contact with the ground providing a good grip with long-lasting comfort.
TW 13: This should be near the top of many golfers’ wish lists. Ever since I started playing in these, I’ve just really raised the bar in what a golf shoe can be. The TW 13 is extremely comfortable, light weight, and has some of the best traction in the market. Plus, I think it looks pretty darn cool.
2013 Lunar Control: It’s not out yet, but I’m really looking forward to getting this. With a reconfigured Flywire, and a new footbed, the Lunar Control has already made its way on Tour. It also comes in a bunch of cool colorways.
TW Ultra Light Stripe – Grey: I’ve got this shirt in White (Thanks GC Pickers), but this Grey version is sweet, but also really limited. The shirt is so light weight and fits perfect. The sleeves are cut at the right length, and the fit is not boxy or too slim. It’s perfect for wearing around, and obviously awesome for the course. Pick this up if you can find it.
Premium Weatherized Jacket: Are we sure this jacket comes from Nike Golf, and not a European designer? This jacket has a slim fit, with quilting on the bottom, and buttons on the cuff. Definitely progressive for most golfers, but this is where golf fashion is heading.
Need one for your girlfriend or wife? Check out this awesome Women’s version
Nike Vapor X Stand Bag: 2013 will bring this new white/black colorway to the Vapor X bag line. While I’m still trying to get my hands on one – and hoping my fiancee gives me one for my wedding gift next week – you can preorder yours with your local retailer. The bag will match with the new Covert headcovers and any other accents you want to give your bag.
Valuables Pouch: I have one for my watch, keys, wallet, and phone when I’m playing. Plus I keep my lucky divot repair tool from Arizona, and my tees in here. No more fumbling around your bag in 2013 – this is what every golfer needs.
So what’s on your list?