Father’s Day is always a good time of year for golfers. Whether you are buying a gift or making a gentle suggestion about something you might like to have, here are five golf gifts sure to make the third Sunday in June just a little better.
— If you want to learn more about your game, Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors should be at the top of your wish list. The smart sensors, in combination with the Arccos Caddie app, will provide automatic shot tracking, smart distance club averages, and strokes gained analytics, among other benefits. If you really want to know your game, Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors is a must have. Cost: $179.99.
— Tom Coyne is on the short list of golf’s best contemporary writers and his new book, “A Course Called America,” was recently released to rave reviews. Coyne, who previously authored a “A Course Called Scotland” and “A Course Called Ireland,” played a total of 295 layouts while visiting all 50 states in what the Wall Street Journal called, a “heartfelt, rollicking ode to golf.” If you like to read, buy it. If you aren’t a reader, try the audiobook. Price: $28.99
— If Dad’s sense of style is lagging, Short Par 4, a monthly subscription service, will improve his appearance. Short Par 4 has multiple membership levels and will deliver fashionable golf shirts, pants and shorts, among other items, to his doorstep each month. Subscribers, who can tailor what they receive to their personal preferences, receive premium, name brand products that would cost far more if purchased from a retail store. Cost: $49.95 – $99.95
— If it’s practical you are looking for, Skinnies Sungel SPF 30 sunscreen is an ideal gift, providing sun protection on the course (and everywhere else) that could be a lifesaver. A concentrated gel, Skinnies Sungel provides longer lasting protection than many sunscreens that include water. Cost: $32
— Sometimes the best gift is time, and a golf trip to Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to enjoy dad’s company. The Founders Group All-Inclusive package, which starts at $55 per day and also includes range balls, lunch and two draft beverages, allows you to choose among 21 courses. What could be better than a couple days spent playing Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach et al with the Old Man? Cost: Variable; Value: priceless.