Golf can help bond families, providing a multi-generational activity everyone enjoys. If that’s the case in your house, Father’s Day offers the opportunity to buy the old man a golf-related gift or even the chance to treat yourself.
With that in mind, here are five Father’s Day golf gifts your pops will appreciate:
– Sometimes the best gifts are the ones Dad wouldn’t otherwise treat himself to, even if it’s not a big-ticket item. For example, a pair of Feetures Elte Max NST Socks. Most of us are happy to purchase a six-pack of socks from Costco, but these bad boys include Feetures patented target compression, max cushion and the company’s Perfect Toe technology. At $16 per pair, they fall outside the range of what most of us typically spend for socks, but you are celebrating your Dad. This is a worthwhile splurge.
– If your Dad has a mancave, how about getting him a 19th Hole Custom Metal Sign, which can be customized with up to 20 letters. These things are very cool. Sizes range from 12 to 36 inches and prices run from $29.99 to $139.99. If you want something different, these signs are worth a long look.
– Use of greens maps and professional caliber yardage books have exploded among recreational golfers over the last two years, and PuttView is setting the standard. If Dad wants a yardage and greens guide that will help him shave strokes off his score, a PuttView book is the way to go. A yardage book only is $29 and the greens maps/yardage combo is $49. The USGA compliant book pays for itself or more accurately, the money he wins from friends will.
– Never forget the ultimate gift: taking a Myrtle Beach golf trip with Pops. If you are looking for options, the Founders Group All-Inclusive, which allows you to choose among 21 courses and includes lunch and two draft beers is hard to beat. With courses like Grande Dunes Resort Club, TPC Myrtle Beach (top photo) and King’s North at your fingertips and the value the package offers, the All-Inclusive is a winner for the entire family.
– No matter how avid a player the old man is, I’m reluctant to recommend a backyard hitting net. There is something about not being able to see where the ball goes and the possibility of reinforcing bad habits I prefer to avoid. On the other hand, the Jef World of Golf Collapsible Chipping Net is a great idea. Fully expanded, the net is 30 inches wide – with three chipping baskets – allowing you to improve your short game from the comfort of your yard. The net is just $32 and it enjoys 4.7 stars rating after more than 1,400 reviews on Amazon.
There you have it, five Father’s Day gifts that will have Dad clamoring to get to the course.