Molner’s Picks: The Best Gear for Your Golf Game

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Picture yourself teeing off at Augusta with one of these products

Molner, here — It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a golf nut. For fans like me, it’s one of the holiest weeks in sports. Players are set to tee off today at the Augusta National course for the 85th Masters Tournament. Like most things, the tournament will look a little different this year — with limited patrons due to the pandemic. Tiger Woods, a five-time Masters champion, will also be missing. The golf star is still recovering from injuries suffered in a severe car wreck back in February. I spoke with PGA tour physician Dr. Ara Suppiah about whether Woods’ injury could be career-ending.

In honor of the Masters, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite picks for when I hit the links. Treat a golf nut or yourself with one of these gifts that are sure to please. 

#1 Hyperlight Glide Sneakers

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I’ve always had trouble finding a shoe that is both comfortable and good-looking. These Peter Millar sneakers are just that. The Hyperlight Glide comes in three different colors and can take you from the office to a weekend outing. They’re lightweight and feature a durable outsole and foam insole to give your feet the best comfort. These will not disappoint. 

Buy Here: $155

#2 Bombas Performance Socks

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There’s nothing worse than getting blisters from a long round of 18 holes. Treat your feet with a pair of Bombas socks. This pair was designed for running — made with a soft cotton material and feature padded blister guards on the heels. The best part? Bombas will donate one new pair of socks to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased, so you can feel good about what’s on your feet.

Buy Here: $16

#3 Golf Polo

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Peter Millar makes one of my favorite golf polos. It was designed to be worn on and off the course and features a moisture-wicking, four-way-stretch material. It comes in a range of colors, but I have my eyes on this Lunar Blue style. It even includes UPF 50+ sun protection for added coverage during your next round in the sun. 

Buy Here: $98

#4 Get Mr. The Daily

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I never hit the course without my sunscreen. I’ve been using The Daily by Get Mr., an up-and-coming men’s health brand. This is not your typical sunscreen. It’s a face lotion, aftershave, and an SPF 30 all packed in one bottle. It will simplify your morning routine, and it’s mineral-based formula will protect your skin from the sun for hours.

Buy Here: $35

#5 Golf Glove

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These are hands down my favorite golf gloves. (No pun intended.) TaylorMade offers the ultimate flexibility to keep your swing smooth and steady. They also feature enhanced breathability to keep your hands from getting too sweaty. Pair it with this set of TaylorMade golf balls and you’ll be ready to hit the links.

Buy Here: $19

#6 Laura Wrap Performance Skort

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Katie loves this wrap performance skort from Peter Millar. Like most of their clothing, it can be worn on the course, on the court, or just about anywhere around town. It also features its UPF 50+ sun protection, which offers additional coverage for your skin.

Buy Here: $99

#7 Yeti Rambler

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Stay hydrated on (and off) the course with this Yeti Rambler. We’ve recommended it once, and we’ll recommend it again. It’s made from stainless steel and features a double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot until the very last sip. As an added bonus, it’s dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. 

Buy Here: $30

#8 Compact Umbrella

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It’s always smart to have an umbrella handy when playing a round of golf. This compact one will fit perfectly inside your bag. It’s convenient, durable, and comes in a range of fun colors to pick from.

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#9 Putting Mat

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Practice your put with this best-selling putting mat. This one from PutterBall comes with everything you need to improve your short game. Each set comes with the PutterBall portable putting green, two golf balls, two putters, and 12 turf hole covers. It’s easy to set up, pack up, and will keep you entertained for hours. 

Buy Here: $179

#10 Hyperlight Fuse Hybrid Vest

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Spring is here, which means you might need a layer or two when hitting the course. I love this vest by Peter Millar that features their four-way stretch performance fabric. The back is designed with a knit stretch, which won’t hinder your swing while the inside features additional insulation for an extra layer of warmth.

Buy Here: $158

#11 Packable Rain Gear

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Don’t let a little rain ruin your game. This rain gear set is lightweight, waterproof, and easy to store. It comes in nine different colors and is the perfect layer for when the forecast is slightly off. You also can’t beat the price — starting at just $39.99.  

Buy Here: $39

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