Dear Dad

Get dad an amazing golf gift this Father’s Day

by Tony Dear

Same as it is every year, we’re dads and have tried, tested, or seen in action all of the items listed here. They come highly recommended and we can assure you, your dad will appreciate any of them and, who knows, maybe even love you just that little bit more if you were to give one of these ten items.

Old Trapper – beef jerky

Old Trapper’s reputation was built on the company’s original Old Fashioned Beef Jerky – lean, seasoned cuts of real steak, with brown sugar for the perfect hint of sweetness, and smoked to perfection. The result is tender, never tough jerky that hits all the right notes. Single bags are available at partner retail stores, but you can also shop 12-pack cases online.
$18 – single bag available in stores only. Bulk orders (eight 1/4 lb. packs for $80, and other sizes) can be found online –

TruGolf – mini simulator

A great space-saving indoor simulator tool that comes paired with E6 Connect software. The weighted device analyzes and displays swing data after every shot – clubhead speed, clubface angle, tempo and angle of attack. Comes with Impact Trainer, Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter, Safety Loop, five-course PC & Mobile Licenses, and 1 Year Subscription for PC and Mobile.)
$250 –

The Net Return – Home Series V2 Package

A hugely popular training tool that returns your ball to you smoothly every time. The Home Series V2 Net package comes with a duffel Bag, side barriers, pro turf, sand bags, and rubber tees. Get $200 off the package for Father’s Day.
$1,100 (normally $1,300) –

Flag Bag – duffel bag

Flag Bags (bags made using old, discarded pin flags) have become extremely popular over the last couple of years and are regarded as very special items. The company has also been making duffel bags using old flags for six months. Customers send the company the old flags they wish to use (four or five flags are necessary) and the new duffel bag is returned three to four weeks later. So you won’t get the bag in time for Father’s Day, but you can purchase gift cards on the company’s web site.
$270 –

Bushnell – Wingman GPS Speaker Mini

Bushnell has reduced the size of its popular Wingman GPS Speaker with the Mini version able to be hooked to your golf bag as well as your cart. Gives audible distances and connects to your phone so you and your group can listen to some tunes.
$100 –

Geoff Shackelford – ‘Golf Architecture for Normal People’

Shackelford’s latest book (his tenth golf book and 11th in all), explains what the discerning golfer looks for in a golf course – a course that he/she will want to play again and again. Informative and funny, the tone is pure Shackelford and longtime readers will recognize the wit and insightful commentary.
$27 –

Titleist – Pro-V1

The major difference between last year and this year’s Pro-V1 is the new ‘high-gradient’ core – softer in the middle, increasingly firm as you move outward. This type of core has become increasingly common in high-end balls and reduces spin with the longer clubs which, along with the number, size, and depth of the ball’s dimples (388 tetrahedral-designed dimples), creates greater ball-speeds. And dad loves greater ball-speed.
$55/dozen –

Lie and Loft – custom course map

What’s dad’s home course, the course he first played, or the course where he had his first hole in one? Wherever it is, Lie and Loft can design a wonderful course routing map, or hole print (they also have other generic golf prints in their online store) that Dad will certainly cherish.
Custom course maps start at $58 –

Athletic Greens – AG1

AG1 contains 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced nutrients, and is just 50 calories per serving. It promotes gut health, supports immunity, boosts energy, helps recovery. Dad’s not getting any younger so this will prove a popular, and very useful, gift.
$80 for 30-serving pouch –

Sunday Bag – The LOMA

A comfy full-length shoulder strap with water-resistant PU leather, an Insulated Frosty Pocket, a Velour-lined pocket for phone, keys, wallet, etc., Full-length Duraflex legs. Perfect for fun, casual, non-competitive rounds. 14 colorways.
$200 –

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