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Although the 2012 golf season has come to an end across most of Canada, the passion for the game never wavers among true golf fans.

So if you are looking for just the right gifts for friends and family, or looking to treat yourself to some gear for a winter golf getaway, here are a number of ‘can’t miss’ picks, suggested by Dwayne Boecker, the director of field merchandising at leading retailer, Golf Town:

TaylorMade RBZ Driver

The RocketBallz driver is the weapon of choice for such PGA Tour stars as Camilo Villegas and Dustin Johnson. It features a matte white finish, a lightweight grip and shaft, and TaylorMade’s Flight Control Technology, which allows the loft and face angle to be tuned to individual specifications. Another great gift idea is a matching RBZ fairway wood.

Nike TW 13

The dynamic fit of this Tiger Woods-inspired model extends from the footbed to the eyelets for 360 degrees of adaptive locked-down fit. Lightweight with superior comfort, the design helps maintain ground contact throughout the swing for added traction, control and power.

Callaway Solaire Package

This 14-piece women’s package includes 13 clubs—from driver to putter—as well as a luxurious cart bag. Every club in the set is configured to be easy to swing, with each club loft, weight, alignment and shaft flex optimized to help women generate more power and play the game with confidence.

PING Folding Travel Cover

This travel bag, made of a durable, textured nylon fabric, holds a fully equipped cart bag and quickly and conveniently folds from a full 53″ to less than 12″. Featuring a recessed six-wheel base, it can be comfortably pulled or pushed at an angle or upright.

Adidas ClimaCool Faded Print Polo

Comfort meets modern fashion with this offering from Adidas. ClimaCool technology regulates your temperature to help you stay dry while also protecting from the sun’s harmful rays. This 100% polyester model resists pilling and features a rib knit collar and relaxed fit.

Misty Mountain Prism Print Packable Rain Shell

A travel essential, this durable yet comfortable women’s rain shell comes in three patterns. Made of lightweight waterproof and windproof nylon with a mesh lining, it can be easily packed within its own pocket, has Velcro cuffs, a drawstring hood and waist for a secure, customized fit. Taped seams along with two zippered hand pockets and one inside pocket help keep moisture out.

Titleist Pro V1

The new Pro V1 continues to set the standard by providing the ultimate combination of distance, consistent flight, very soft feel and “drop-and-stop” greenside control. Don’t forget that personalizing makes a thoughtful gift for that golfer who has everything.

Bushnell Tour V2 Laser Rangefinder (Orange)Another gift for the special golfer in your life is the world’s smallest and most advanced laser rangefinder. Weighing in at a mere 6.6 oz., the Bushnell Tour V2 Orange is accurate from five to 1,000 yards.

Golf Town Gift CardsIf you are not sure what to buy at all, gift cards are a perfect solution. A gift card from Golf Town, for example, can be used for merchandise and golf lessons. You can even get a special tin in the shape of a golf ball as a stocking stuffer or to put under the tree.

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