Golf Gift for Groomsmen

By Jim Thomas
A personalized golf bag, or golf towel, would make a great gift.
A personalized golf bag, or golf towel, would make a great gift.

While a groom doesn't have as many responsibilities as his bride in planning a wedding, he does have to acknowledge the best man and groomsmen with a gift. As the website The Knot puts it, a groomsman gift "is your way of saying thank you for renting the tuxedo, ushering Great Aunt Edna down the aisle and not saying anything obscene during the reception toast." You can be as extravagant or as frugal as you choose as long as you personalize the gifts in some way to let your buddies know you appreciate them.

Golf Trip

If your groomsmen are also frequent golfing pals, you can't go wrong by footing the tab for a golf trip, according to the GroomStand website. It can be as expensive as a trip to Bandon Dunes in Oregon or Pebble Beach, or as inexpensive as a round at your favorite muni with beer and burgers.

Books & Art

At a golf superstore such as Golfsmith, you can find an array of golf books and art prints likely to please your golf-crazy groomsmen. Books can be inscribed with a personal message. An art print from Augusta National or Torrey Pines is another way to remind them of your friendship and shared passion for golf.

Monogrammed Gifts

A dozen top-grade golf balls stamped with the initials of your groomsmen is a gift that will keep on giving until water hazards swallow them up. You can also monogram everything from den caddie golf bags to actual golf bags to golf shirts. A monogrammed golf towel, especially from a famous golf course, is certain to be appreciated.

Considerations

As the OurWeddingDay website suggests, another way to personalize gifts is to tailor them to the individual interests of your groomsmen. If one groomsmen is obsessively working on his game, a few lessons with an instructor may find favor. If another plays rain or shine, a new rain suit would be a thoughtful gift. Also consider doing something extra for the best man to demonstrate how much you appreciate his friendship.

About the Author

Jim Thomas has been a freelance writer since 1978. He wrote a book about professional golfers and has written magazine articles about sports, politics, legal issues, travel and business for national and Northwest publications. He received a Juris Doctor from Duke Law School and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Whitman College.

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