Best Father's Day golf gift ideas
By Dan McDonald
Father's Day will be here before you know it and what better gift to give dad than the gift of golf.
Of course, you can always go with the gift certificates for a few rounds to his favorite course or some practice time at the driving range. But if you're looking to make sure he's the cool dad on the course with all the latest golf gear and gadgets, we have some ideas that are sure to make you his favorite child.
NEW 2019 EQUIPMENT: Best new drivers | Best new irons
For any of us that have tried to take some slow-mo video of ourselves at the driving range or on the course to try and figure out where we’re going wrong in our swing, you know it can be quite the hassle. It either involves getting a terrible angle of the swing or having to figure out a way to position your bag just right to get the shot you want. The folks at SelfieGolf have the perfect solution so you can easily record your swing from all angles and become a better golfer. Simply clip your phone in and attach it to an iron or alignment stick that you lean against your bag, range stand or anything that is nearby. We love this product and we know you will as well. Learn more here
Nike Men's Air Jordan ADG Golf Shoes
Air Jordan's were always just for the basketball court. But not in today's world of golf. Bring all of the style and swagger of His Airness to the course with these new spikeless Air Jordan's that are inspired by the famous Air Jordan 3's iconic pattern. They come in both black and white base colors so you can pair them with just about any golf pants both on and off the course. Learn more here
Wilson’s D7 irons
Looking for some irons that provide more distance, and maximum feel and precision (without breaking the bank)? Wilson has just the set for you. Their new D7 irons bring an incredibly clean look and the ball leaps off the clubface, especially in the longer irons where getting a little more distance is key. They truly do bring the look of a player’s iron with all the benefits of a game improvement club at a reasonable price. Especially in the longer irons, I was getting easily an extra 5-7 yards on my shots while trying these out compared to my current game-improvement set. Learn more here
Tommy Armour Atomic club line
Tommy Armour, which relaunched exclusively at Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy in 2018, continues the positive momentum of its club line with this year's Atomic series. In particular, the new Atomic driver brings all the performance without all of the cash needed to get it. The six-setting hosel will help you dial in all those performance capabilities for your particular swing. The Atomic irons brings the same DAT-55 Titanium technology as the driver's face to give about one club worth of extra distance than traditional steel faces. Additionally, a new wedge and putter line will be dropping in early April. Learn more here.
Bushnell Pro XE Rangefinder
Ok, so we know that there are a ton of rangefinders out there that can do not just distance but slope, give you front and back of green readouts, etc. But what about accounting for the temperature and altitude? That’s exactly the technology Bushnell has put into their latest and greatest rangefinder. Stop doing the mental math gymnastics before your shot and let the Pro XE do that for you so you can focus on the important part of executing the shot ahead of you. It will be available on store shelves or for you to have delivered to your doorstep beginning in late March. Learn more here
PGA Championship Gear
The best golfers in the world will descend upon New York this May to take on the incredibly challenging Black Course at Bethpage State Park. If you or someone you know is going to be there, make sure to get your gear ahead of time so you can sport it on the course (and if you aren’t going yet, get your tickets here!) Buy your gear here
Maxfli Tour and Tour X golf balls
The Maxfli Tour and Tour X golf balls are truly innovative due to their center-of-gravity balanced technology. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it'll help you reduce side spin and get some extra yards out of your shots. It also has a cast urethane cover and multilayer construction to maintain soft feel, especially around the greens. Maxfli has come through here with a quality, tour-level ball that won't break the bank at $34.99/dozen. They also have a slick-looking matte green version as well as free customization available. Learn more here
Devereux Gravity Pants
There are a lot of golf pants out there, and no I haven't tried on every pair. But, if these aren't the most comfortable pair of golf pants out there, they're definitely a strong contender. They're super lightweight and wildly comfortable. Yes, this is a tad cliche; they really do feel like you're wearing PJs but look like you're properly put together for either a round of golf or a day at the office (or if you're lucky, both). The zipper back pockets are a nice touch, too. Overall, the compliments I've gotten for a pair of pants went up exponentially since I started wearing these (but that number wasn't all that high to begin with). Learn more here
Desert Fox Phone Caddy
We’ve been there: You have your phone sitting in the cupholder of your golf cart as you cruise around the course listening to music, or just have it handy to look at your yardages on your favorite course GPS app. Then you hit a bump in the cart path and your phone goes flying. Inevitably, it lands in the only remaining puddle on the path from the last rainstorm (yes, this is a tragic true story). Worry about that no longer. This phone caddy clips to the frame of the golf cart and will keep your phone secure and accessible as you cruise around the course through puddles instead of digging your phone out of them. Learn more here
Yes, these shoes include a bunch of new technologies and fancy names to describe them. But here’s the scoop: These shoes are built to keep your feet dry and super comfortable (and they do) and most importantly, they look super sharp. Look good, feel good. Feel good, play good. Learn more here