We won’t get to watch the U.S. Open this Father’s Day, but the game can still be a significant part of the celebration. If you are looking for a golf-related Father’s Day gift – something more impactful than a dozen balls and a bag of tees – here five recommendations that will help make the summer a little better for dad.
— Courses across the country, including those here in Myrtle Beach, are encouraging people to walk, so now is an ideal time to purchase a push cart, particularly the Walker Trolleys Cape model. The newest (and hottest) entry into the push cart market features a classic design and quality construction, inspired by the roadsters and ultra-cool bicycles from the 20s and 30s. Only problem is the company has nearly sold out of its first run, so order quickly. Cost: $399.
— After spending more than two months in lockdown, this is the perfect time to surprise Dad with a family golf trip to Myrtle Beach when you are comfortable traveling. The Founders Collection Rewards package, which includes a $100 gift card, allows you to choose among 21 courses, including layouts such as TPC Myrtle Beach, Grande Dunes Resort Club, King’s North and Pawleys Plantation. The package starts at just $47 per day. There isn’t a better deal at the beach.
— If Dad has committed to improving his game while social distancing, it might be time to take the plunge on the OptiShot 2 Golf in a Box simulator. The simulator comes with an infrared optical swing pad, software, a net and 15 courses to play. It’s expensive at $799, but it will allow the old man to practice and “play” indoors
— After walking a round in Myrtle Beach using your Walker Trolleys push cart, an ideal way to cap the day is drink from a golf whiskey glass from Prestige. The 10-ounce golf ball design cup fits easily into your hand and is just $28 (with free Amazon Prime shipping).
— If dad needs a new pair of golf shoes, you will want to check out the Adidas Crossknit DPR. Built to feel like a sneaker, the Crossknit DPR is a spikeless shoe that provides comfort and support. It can be worn on and off the course. Cost: $120.