The Niggle: What don’t you want to unwrap on Christmas Day?

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This week's Niggle asks what is the worst Christmas golfing gift you have ever received?

Our friends over at American Golf have been asking what are the worst presents you have ever received from your loved ones?

They’ve put together a list of the top five worst ever golf gifts, but we want to hear your tales of horror about the worst golfing presents you’ve unwrapped on Christmas morning.

Your loved ones have put a huge amount of effort into this present. After all, you’re a golfer, so why wouldn’t you want a golf jigsaw/desktop putting game/potty putter/’world’s greatest golfer’ mug?

So here’s the really important question… When you unwrap the gift, what are your top tips for escaping that awkward situation?!

We asked the National Club Golfer staff what the worst presents they had ever received are. Here’s what they said:

Production editor Lee Jones: “I got a ‘fun’ desktop putting game”

Classified sales manager Bobby van Wyk: “I got a divot repairer. Anyone who’s seen me play would know how optimistic that was.”

Account manager Tom Lenton: “I got a world’s greatest golfer mug. There was also a clicker device to help me count my strokes for the hole.”

Staff writer Karl Hansell: “I got a potty putter last year. I kept it in the box, re-wrapped it, and gave it to a mate as a present.”

Staff writer James Savage: “A “rangefinder” that was basically a small telescope with a picture of a flag on the end of the lens. It was accurate to about 100 yards…”

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

What will you 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

WHAT IS THE WORST GOLF GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

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