Here are some Christmas gift suggestions for those looking to support the growing number of independent golf brands now available.
The number of independent golf brands has been growing over the last few years. From tees to t-shirts, gloves to grips and everything in between. Small, independent golf brands who all have a passion for the game we all love.
Since the pandemic, we have also shifted our buying habits to support more local and independent brands.
It's now only five weeks until Christmas and two weeks until Small Business Saturday. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some independent golf brands you could support this Christmas.
However, rather than pull up results from a Google search, we thought it would be a lot better to ask an expert. So who better to ask, than Jay King, the owner and founder of The Amateur Golf Collective (AGC).
The AGC Shop is the first golf shop stocked purely of independent brands - from performance golf wear to modern lifestyle brands designed to be worn on and off the course.
Gifts ideas from independent golf brands
Here are six gift ideas from the AGC Shop, but with over 25 independent golf brands supported on the website and in their shop at On Par Golf, Ely, East Cambridgeshire, you're bound to find something for the golfer in your life (or a gift suggestion to pass on).
Fresh Grip x Skratch Women Golf Gloves
Fresh Grips have teamed up with Skratch Women to bring you four new designs and three women's sizes to choose from. Skratch Women have gone from strength to strength at getting more Women into golf.
"At Fresh Grip, our goal is to provide you unique looking gloves without sacrificing feel, and a design that stays vivid for longer. Our Refreshingly Different glove collection combines a top-layer material for incredible design quality and supple AAA cabretta leather on the palm for that club gripping feel."
View the full Fresh Grips glove range here.
Double Cross Golf Women's Hoodie
Golf is so much fun for everyone, especially with an ocean backdrop.
The goal at Double Cross Golf is to produce quality sustainable garments for on and off course wear.
Double Cross Golf values the oceans and coastlines and their garments are all produced using sustainable methods.
This women's cropped hoody with waist drawstring, is super soft and is naturally undyed to give a natural raw white finish.
View the full Double Cross Golf range here.
Sunset Bay Putter grips
Nestled on the Purbeck coastline in the UK, Sunset Bay was born through a love of golf and a desire to share that passion with friends and family. Their mission: to showcase this incredible sport and its greatest assets - the social, the skill, the style.
Sunset Bay believe that design and quality should go hand in hand and are here to offer some of the most durable and eye-catching grips on the market.
Whether you're a subtle putter or a "Watch me sink this!" kind of player - there's a grip for you!
Play, Pitch, Putt. RRP £30.00
View the full Sunset Bay range of grips and apparel here.
Short Side Print - Royal St Georges
Golf has a rich heritage of innovative design, but over the last few decades, the perception of the game has shifted.
By swapping out the old cursive fonts and the yellowed paper stock of traditional golf art for modern typography and tasteful colour palettes, Short Side aim to play a small part in shifting the optics of the game we love.
Other courses are available. Print RRP £20.00
View the full Short Side range here.
Skratch Women Visor
The Skratch Visor is a collaboration with Pharoah Co featuring an XL 3D embroidery centre front, Pharaoh logo and delicate feature of the Skratch mark on the underside of the peak, this sporty style visor will make you feel like a tour pro out on the golf course.
By purchasing this item, you will be donating to Pharaoh partner charity, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary.
View the full Skratch Women range here.
Verta Golf Clean Strike
Verta Golf brings you Clean Strike - the leading sustainable golf club cleaning spray. Clean Strike will provide you with instant results, not only great for your golf clubs, but also for your golf bags, golf balls and golf shoes.
Each bottle of Clean Strike 150ml will provide long-lasting use on the golf course, at the driving range and even at home.
The Clean Strike golf club cleaning spray comes in a Prevented Ocean Plastic bottle, which is fully recyclable, and has saved more than 9,600 bottles from reaching the ocean.
A perfect stocking filler. RRP £15.00
Find out more about Verta Golf here.
We're delighted to offer W&G readers a 10% discount* at the AGC Shop. Please use code W&G10. *Discount is only available on full-priced items. To view the full range of independent golf brands stocked in the AGC Shop - please visit the AGC website.
AGC also has a physical shop at On Par Golf in Ely, East Cambridgeshire where they will be hosting a Christmas Market on Small Business Saturday (December 3). With brands in attendance, in shop only offers, competitions and much more, it's set to be a fantastic day of festive fun.