Dads are awesome. They put up with a lot of crap, but they keep their head down, get stuff done, love their wives and children and do their best not to complain. They rarely ask for much, either…Which makes getting your dad a great Father’s Day golf gift all the more fun and rewarding. Following are some of our favorite items befitting a father:
Arnie Wear Golf Shirt – $79
You may not personally remember when Arnold Palmer was king—but your father does. So take him down memory lane with a stylish retro-inspired shirt by Arnie Wear. This apparel line is directly inspired by the looks and fabrics worn by Palmer during his reign as golf’s mightiest performer. Designer Geoff Tait had access to Palmer’s personal closet, and he spent “countless hours” researching primary source material, including Palmer’s library of photographs, in order to ensure aesthetic authenticity. Separate collections are dedicated to the looks and styles of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. At the same time, the shirts incorporate modern fabrics to keep your dad cool and comfortable on the course. Sweet little touches like the “Arnie-Circa 1970s” script on the buttons bring a bit of jazz to the presentation as well.
Cleveland Classic Belly Putter – $130
Once marginalized as an “old man’s putter,” the belly putter is now enjoying an epic run on the PGA Tour in the hands of youthful upstarts like Keegan Bradley. Maybe those old men knew something we didn’t, eh? Wouldn’t be the first time (remember when your dad told you not to run with scissors…). The Cleveland Classic belly putter is a great choice for anyone who wants to dip their toe into the belly putter waters, offering an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability. So if your dad has been a bit shaky on the green in recent years, you may want to surprise him with a stick that could help him sink more putts.
Invisibrush Towel by Rule Golf – $25
Your dad likes reliable things that get a lot of jobs done, like Leathermans, spackle and WD-40. So why not add the Invisibrush to his golfing toolbox? The Invisibrush is a dual-material towel with a soft microfiber face and a coarse scrubber backing. Need to quickly wipe mud or grass from the club face? Use the towel side. Need a deeper treatment that will get into the grooves? Use the brush side. Need to mop up some spilled Milwaukee’s Best? It’ll do that, too.
Kentwool Tour Profile Socks – $19.95
Think a wool golf sock during the hot summer months sounds uncomfortable? Think again. Kentwool socks are made from super-fine merino wool blend that is very breathable, light and buoyant. Best of all, these socks remain remarkably dry throughout your round, providing long-lasting comfort. Masters Champion Bubba Watson is one of many professionals who swear by them, and they’re now available in a range of stylish colors—including a red, white and blue U.S. Open sock (pictured here) that is available through June 15. So put a little extra pep in your pop’s step and get him a pair of these puppies for Father’s Day.
SCOR Wedges – Price Varies Depending on Set
There’s a beautiful irony to SCOR wedges. Unlike most wedges, they offer an incredible range of custom fitting options. Yet they don’t allow you to choose the one thing most wedges do: your bounce angle. That’s because all SCOR wedges come with a patented V-SOLE, which advantageously combines the qualities of both high and low bounce. So what does this mean? It means that your dad no longer needs to worry about whether or not his wedge is fit for his lie. He can proceed with confidence around the green, which will give him a much better chance of sticking it close to the pin.
Putter Perfection by Sean Weir – $12.99 on Amazon
In the shameless self-promotion category, we recommend getting your dad Putter Perfection, the book on putter fitting by PutterZone.com’s Sean Weir. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and that includes putter fitting. Ask your dad about the loft and lie angle of his putter. If you get a blank stare in return, then he needs this book.