Whether you can afford one ball or a full set of irons, it’s time to make Dad feel special with these Father’s Day gift ideas.
By Tony Dear
AT THE RISK of being presumptuous, Dad is the most important golfer in the family. He more than likely introduced the game to you and everyone else. So, on Father’s Day, a little reflection of your affection in the way of hard goods couldn’t hurt. Here are four items he certainly wouldn’t expect. But were he to find any of them at the foot of his bed or on his front porch on U.S. Open Sunday, he’d punch the air in celebration.
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB PUTTER
A 75g shaft and 40g weight in the butt-end redistribute the club’s weight to the head and grip, promoting a smooth, pendulum stroke. There is a variety of head shapes to choose from, each with the White Hot Microhinge insert designed to provide exceptional feedback. Variable hosel design gives you a choice of toe-hang or face-balanced putter to satisfy all strokes—from arced to straight-back-and through. $250; odysseygolf.com.
The soft ball category has grown rapidly in recent years, and Bridgestone’s “reformulated” e6 is the softest the company has ever made. With a compression of just 44, the two-piece construction ball is designed to help those with moderate swing speeds achieve greater ball speeds. Available in white and optic yellow. $22/dozen; bridgestonegolf.com.
OGIO SHADOW FUSE 304 STAND BAG
The company’s Fit Disc System and redesigned shoulder straps distribute weight more effectively and ensure an easy carry, while the 200D polyester ripstop fabric is extremely durable and repels moisture. Stash pockets that are easily accessible while walking facilitate grabbing your cell phone/water bottle/rangefinder. Available in 11 colorways. $230; ogio.com.
Five years after Bob Parsons established the exclusively high-end manufacturer, PXG is broadening its portfolio by offering irons at half the price of its previous models. With COR2 polymer injection-molded into the hollow- body of the cast 431 stainless-steel frame, an exceptionally thin (0.05-inch) 1770M maraging steel clubface and a progressive set design (variable body length, sole width and offset), the only thing the 0211 lacks are the heavy tungsten screws that characterized the company’s more expensive clubs. $195 per club; pxg.com.
Contributor Tony Dear writes coloradoavidgolfer.com’s gear column.
This article appeared in the 2019 June Issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.
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