It’s a Dad, Dad World: Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Range finder - Fathers Day Golf Gifts

Dial in the Distance

The Tour V4 Slope represents the latest, most compact and accurate rangefinder from Bushnell. Easy to grip with 5x magnification, it focuses quickly and vibrates upon locking on the target. The slope version compensates for elevation changes—a feature Dad can and must disable during competition, per USGA Rule 14-3/.05. $399

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Arccos Tracking

Arccos of a Driver

Using a wee tracking device in the grip end of each club, Arccos instantly delivers data on every bit of Dad’s golf game via his SmartPhone, iPhone or Apple Watch. It also offers personalized course management via GPS 2.0, mapping his every shot on more than 35,000 courses. $300

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Golf Pouch

Papa’s Brand New Bag

High-quality Links & Kings drawstring leather pouches hold Dad’s tees and balls—or his cellphone and wallet, so he never leaves either in the golf cart again. They come in 20 different colors and you can have it custom-embroidered. $55

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Golf belt

Get Him Waisted

A wardrobe staple at old guard private clubs, a surcingle belt not only keeps up khakis but appearances. This needlepoint canvas version suggests an aerial view of a course, with a leather strap that should match Dad’s loafers. $165 ($200 if monogrammed). 

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Jack Nicklaus paintings

A Majors Purchase

World-renowned golf artist Walt Spitzmiller spent eight years painting signature moments from Nicklaus’ record 18 major championship titles. Oversized Giclée prints of those paintings comprise Jack’s Majors, a limited edition of 100 museum-quality numbered portfolios signed by both Nicklaus and Spitzmiller. Numbers 1-18 and 100 run $7,500 each, while numbers 19-99 sell for $5,000.

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Thermos

Thinking Man’s Thermos

Golfers certainly contribute their share of the 50 billion plastic bottles that annually enter U.S. landfills. S’well’s mission: reduce that number. Suitable for the links or the slopes, 17-ounce S’well bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours, hot for 12, and come in dozens of cool styles and patterns. $45-$55

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Bose, Rory McIlroy

Tuned In

Dad may not play like Rory McIlroy, but he can practice like him. Compatible with iPhone and Android phones, Bose’s QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones will let Pops find his rhythm on the range. $300.

Father's Day Gift Ideas - 18 Holes Bing Crosby

My Father, My Self

In 1981, 40 years after crooner Bing Crosby had appeared in his second U.S. Amateur, his son Nathaniel won the event at Olympic. In 18 Holes with Bing, Crosby fils anecdotally shares 18 golf and life lessons learned from a father who fit in a film and music career around his obsession for golf. $23

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Cufflinks

Wristy Business

French-cuff shirts always make a statement, as do the cufflinks that distinguish them. Made of sterling silver with swivel findings, these sleek accessories feature vintage golf balls to add a classic yet playful note. $175

ALSO SEE: 2016 Golf Gear Guide

This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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