Golf-themed holiday gifts, golf gift guide, golf equipment

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can help you play your best when the weather is at its worst. The Elite Half-Zip Jacket ($260) and pants ($200) stretch in every direction; are 100% waterproof and windproof; and are as quiet as an Augusta National crowd waiting for Tiger to putt. The Zoom Bandon shoes ($176) are ankle-high for added stability in wet, muddy conditions and are completely seam-sealed to keep your feet extra dry. Instead of laces, which can get wet and cause leaks, a covered zipper system holds your foot in place.More information at nikegolf.com
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($149.99)weighs a scant 4.5 pounds and has six sections to hold your clubs. What makes it special are accessory holders can be purchased separately for things like your rangefinder, PDA, cigars or iPhone, then easily attached to the bag using a unique snapping system. This way the most important things in your bag are never out of reach. More information at tmaxgear.com
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($399) easily fits into your hand and allows you to check distances from up to 400 yards away. The Slope feature takes uphill and downhill angles into consideration to provide you with a "playing distance," although that feature is not legal for use in tournament play. More information at bushnellgolf.com
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are worn by golfers like Robert Allenby, Davis Love, John Daly, Morgan Pressel and Brian Gay. The Hard Kore ($209) comes in both regular and large-size frames, and wraps around your face to make slipping a thing of the past. Numerous lens tints are available to help enhance your vision in every light condition. More information at kaenon.com
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lets you personalize golf balls with a name or short message. Price varies based on message and balls selected. More information at titleistgolf.com
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($239) weighs just 13 pounds and has four wheels instead of the standard three, which makes it especially stable. Flipping two latches allows the cart to fold down on top of its base platform, leaving you with something the size of a small carry-on bag that easily fits in your trunk. More information at sunmountain.com
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($115) is perfect for those chilly morning rounds. A synch cord around the bottom ensures the perfect fit, while the stretch outer-shell material repels water in case you get caught in a passing shower. More information at footjoy.com
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($449) is a super-clear, color GPS device that is rugged, waterproof and features a touchscreen. The unit comes pre-loaded with more than 10,000 course maps and shows you the distance to exact points in the fairway, as well as to hazards and areas on the green. More information at garmin.com
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($260) is designed not only to carry golf clubs and other things you'll want to bring on a trip, but also to protect them like Fort Knox. The over-sized wheels roll as easily on gravel as they do inside airports, while heavy-duty reinforcements add structural stability and protection from even the nastiest baggage handlers. More information at ogio.com