Great Golf Gift Ideas for College Graduates

College graduation is a major rite of passage, particularly for those who play golf. No more courses means more time on the golf courses with old college friends and new co-workers.

If you are looking for the perfect graduation gift for your favorite college graduate, Myrtle Beach Golf has done the leg work with a list of the hottest items on the market for young adults making the transition from college to the real world. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, here are some great gift ideas for your golf-playing college grad:

Accessories: Help your grad play tribute to his alma mater on the course with a college logoed golf bag, umbrella or ball markers. One popular choice is a set of specialty club head covers featuring the mugs of college mascots. Amazon.com has a wide selection of items featuring all the major NCAA Division I colleges, and Fanatics.com carries logoed gear for mid-majors and small schools.

Apparel: Now that your grad is out of school, there are no more excuses for shoddy golf attire. Help them look sharp on the links with a nice golf ensemble that’s both attractive and comfortable, as well as affordable. A basic Under Armour Playoff Polo shirt and a pair of Puma Golf khakis combo can be found for as little as $50. That’s enough to throw in a Nike golf hat and a pair of polarized sunglasses.

Books: Now that all the “required reading” is out of the way, your graduate can start the healthy habit of reading for enjoyment. There are a few must-read classics for every golfer, including Ben Hogan’s timeless work “Five Lessons”, Jack Nicklaus’ autobiography “A Life Well Played”, and “A Good Walk Spoiled” by Mark Feinstein. Author Mark Frost is another popular choice with such epics as “The Greatest Game Ever Played” and “The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever”.

Clubs: A new set of golf clubs are a great way to get a start on a new chapter in life, and there are plenty of quality options by brands like Callaway, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist, Tommy Armour, Wilson and many more. Pick out a full set or go in with a group and buy individual drivers, irons, wedges and putters.

Gadgets: Golf has gone high tech for the next generation, and that fact is reflected in the assortment of toys and gadgets available on the modern market. From Garmin Golf watches to GPS rangefiners, the latest technology has produced some useful instruments for improving your game. Among the hottest golf apps are the SkyPro Swing Trainer, Zepp Golf 2, and Game Golf Live, which use tiny sensors to track your shots and analyze your swing.

Practice Gear: If you have ever seen a college dorm room or apartment, you know there’s not enough room (or way too many “hazards”) to practice putting. That’s about to change for your college grad, who hopefully will have a good, clean place for a practice putting green. The Putt-A-Bout Par-3 Putting Green provides a smooth surface and ball return that only occupies a 9-by-3 foot space. Chipping nets and driving simulators are also nice gifts for those with a little more elbow room.

Of course, the ultimate graduation gift is a golf package to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Invite the new grad along for the annual golf package and show them what they’ve been missing. With more than 80 golf courses and countless off-the-course attractions, a golf getaway Myrtle Beach is the perfect place and way to start post-college life.