Here are some of our top suggestions for golf-related Father’s Day gifts, ranked from most to least obvious.
We know — it’s not at all creative, but it’s the ultimate useful golf gift for practically anyone: golf balls. Given that Dad is probably looking for a little more distance off the tee and a bit softer feel on and around the greens from his golf ball, we’d recommend steering clear of Titleist’s ProV1 line and other brands’ highest-end offerings. Callaway’s Chrome Soft model is popular and well-reviewed, as are the TaylorMade Project (a) and the Bridgestone B330-RX and RXS. If you want to stick with Titleist, though, the NXT and NXT Tour are both great options for Dad. You can even get a message stamped on the golf balls for free through many online golf retailers.
What’s Dad’s home course? Where did he shoot his career-low score? Get him a logo golf shirt from one or both of those courses. Or buy him a shirt from a course where you plan on treating him to a round sometime this summer.
Along those latter lines, maybe Dad would like a GolfNow Gift Card so he can pick which course he wants to play, with you footing the bill for a change.
Does Dad like to walk most of his rounds? The Sun Mountain 2Five golf bag is garnering rave reviews, in large part because, as its name suggests, it weighs just two and a half pounds. That makes it a cinch to strap onto one’s back or into one’s push cart.
Will you be wishing Dad a Happy Father’s Day from afar this year? If you want to say it in person next year, you can buy tickets to the 2017 U.S. Open, available starting June 13 at USGA.org. The 2017 edition of the championship will be heading to Erin Hills in Wisconsin and should be an entertaining time. If you really want to go all-out, you can parlay it with a trip to sort-of-nearby Whistling Straits.
If you’d rather play golf with Dad than watch it, consider signing up for the 2016 Father & Son Golf Classic, held right here in Myrtle Beach this July. It’s a three-day event that combines three different formats and attracts hundreds of father-son pairs from around the world each year.
Of course, if all else fails, you could just book Dad (and you, if you want) a trip to play some of the Grand Strand’s best golf courses on your own at MyrtleBeachGolf.com. That’s an ideal gift for any golfer, at any time.