What's the worst golf Christmas present you've ever received?

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Disappointment seems to be in store for most golfers this Christmas, according to a survey conducted by Europe’s largest golf retailer,

American Golf. The majority of golfers questioned admitted that loved ones very rarely get it right and that unwanted presents are doomed to a life under the stairs.

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Cheap and novelty golf balls top the list of worst presents ever, but right up there are clubs and gloves for the wrong hand. Toilet putting games, automatic putt returners and ball monogrammers also rank highly as unwelcome gifts. As do those infamous Christmas socks...

The majority of these Christmas presents, particularly the novelty headcovers, balls and socks, never even make it out of the packet – let alone on to the golf course. Golfers’ gift sets and books of golfing anecdotes are also likely to remain in the cupboard until the next big clear out.

Topping the most wanted gift list are top brand golf balls, followed by clothing gift sets, a new Driver or a GPS rangefinder.

Top 5 worst ever golf gifts:

1. Cheap balls
2. Novelty balls
3. Ball monogrammer
4. The wrong handed glove or club
5. High street golf gift sets

Top 5 golf gifts most often received:

1. Novelty gifts (balls, headcovers or socks)
2. High street golf gift sets
3. Automatic putt returner
4. Putting game / toilet matt combo
5. Ball monogrammer

Top 5 gifts that never make it out of the packet are:

1. Novelty gifts (balls, headcovers or socks)
2. Automatic putt returner
3. Generic gift set
4. Putting game / toilet matt combo
5. ‘Deluxe’ scorecard

Top 10 gifts golfers be asking Father Christmas for this year: 

1. Top brand golf balls
2. Clothing gift set
3. Driver
4. Set of irons
5. GPS
6. Golf Bag
7. Golf Trolley
8. Golf Glove
9. Putter
10. Hybrid

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