Dec 16th, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Force your hand in your pocket for these golfing goodies
Words: Daniel Owen
Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opens at the cinema at 12.05 tonight. If like us you've been waiting for the further adventures of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia your whole life, then it's a pretty big deal.
This Wednesday our geek dreams come true. Real Star Wars films, about the real Star Wars characters. You might even be like us and have some geeky Star Wars memorabilia at home. Maybe even some bits from the new film. But have you got any Star Wars golf gear? We've trawled the internet to find the places where golf and Star Wars collide.
First of all who can forget this Masters promo by the BBC? But Tiger as the Emperor? A bit harsh. But what about stuff, actual things that will make the golf bag stand out and fly the geek flag high?
Under Armour have just launched a collection of Star Wars compression tops.
Keep your muscles working properley with the power of the darkside underneath your polo this winter. £45 at underarmour.co.uk
We love these Star Wars New Era caps. You might need to a little brave to wear them on the course, but they're definitely in the realms of suitable golfing attire.
As a self confessed Star Wars nut, I've got to own up to having two of the head covers already. One is a Japanese Tie Fighter cover, and one is a Stormtrooper.
What can I say, the white driver craze goes well with my head covers.
We also found these hand knitted covers. We can't say we're convinced...
On the home made tip, we've also found this collection of golf ball art. We've got a lot of time for the weeble looking Han Solo.
And why someone was inspired to make a Star Wars inspired Mini Golf cake is anyones guess.
In the world of bad golf tattoos, Darth Vader with a golf ball, that says Dad is high up on our list.
But while some of this stuff is a little ridiculous, there is so much more out there that we just haven't been able to afford as yet.
Look at these golf bags. If you can find them, they go for over £300. If you can find them. But how sweet is that Darth Vader bag? Rock up to the first tee with that on your PowaKaddy, and you’ll already be one up.
The only time we’ve ever heard “Use the force Luke” on the golf course has been in amongst drunk Welshman at Celtic Manor during the Ryder Cup. But for the really geeky out there, there's this Star Wars Angry Birds Luke Skywalker headcover. That's a whole extra layer to the geekdom.
There's also a Princess Leia and a Darth Vader Cover too.
Only the strongest can take on the dark side of the course. Well with this Darth Vader polo you can too. For the less force sensitive amongst you, there's a matching Stormtrooper polo.
This tee with Darth Vader is pretty epic. But if you had the force, would you even need to use golf clubs?
This has Christmas gift all over it. A ballmarker and pitch repair set? Perfect for the ultimate Star Wars golf gift. Except it's a Japanese import and probably costs a ton.
Finally the pièce de résistance of our search was this wedge by Golf Alchemy. This Star Wars Cleveland wedge is spectacular, and we love the fighting Obi Wan and Darth Vader on the face.
What Star Wars related golfing gear have you come across? Let us know below.