Fathers Know Best
If you want to know what a golfing dad wants for Father’s Day, ask one. Or two. For this year’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, Matt and Bill each picked the a few of the items that they’d like to receive from their loving, grateful children.
If your dad takes his game seriously, this is a great gift. I continue to be impressed with how much this helps me to learn about my game and how seamless the user experience is.
This is my favorite training of 2015, and easily the one that’s getting the most use this season. If your dad is a regular on the practice green, this is a slam dunk gift.
I haven’t posted my full review of these yet, but here’s a sneak preview: these are the best TRUEs ever. The comfort is off the charts and the replaceable spikes mean better traction and longer usable life.
Do I post this in every gift guide? Yes. Why? Because it’s the one gift that fits every single golfer. From plus handicaps to dads who need three strokes per hole, every golfer will play better with custom fit clubs and no one does it better than Club Champion.
Want to add something tangible? Send dad for a wedge fitting and spring for some new Edel wedges.
My one budget-friendly suggestion is the new Callaway Chrome Soft golf ball. These are the softest-feeling Tour ball out there, so dad can get that great feeling of compressing the ball even without Tour-caliber swing speed.
Black Lab Golf Putter
We haven’t covered Black Lab Golf in great detail yet on the site (stay tuned) but I did make mention of them in another post regarding a cool garage find putter. I reconnected with Chip Usher of Black Lab Golf this year and recently worked on the putter pictured above and have honestly been head-over-heels for the putter and company ever since. Black Lab makes amazing one of kind, one-piece milled putters at a great price point. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed if you get a putter specifically designed along with you by Chip at Black Lab Golf.
BirdieBall practice greens are fun for the whole family! If your dad or the father of your children is anything like us, he’s always messing around with his golf clubs and there’s only so many hours of daylight to be outside on the practice green. Well now ole Dad can come inside and roll a few putts before bedtime on his own BirdieBall practice green. There are multiple formats available to accommodate different spaces so finding the perfect fit for your home won’t be a problem. While you’re at, checkout their signature BirdieBalls for backyard practice. Aside from making fun products, BirdieBall are major contributors in the effort to grow the game, so it’s worth supporting them if you can.
This may be a big ticket item, but I’ve been a big fan of the Cobra Fly-Z+ driver this year. If you’re looking to really go big for Dad this year with modern technology and a sweet club, it’s worth checking this one out. I’ve even seen an offer out there for “Buy a Fly-Z+ Driver, get a pair of Puma Titan Tour shoes free!”
What?! A free pair of shoes of Puma Titan Tours with the purchase of the Cobra Fly-Z+ driver above? Coincidentally, I’m also adding the Titan Tours to the list. If your dad is anything close to mine, he somehow always needs a new pair of golf shoes every year regardless of how much or how little he played last year. I still don’t know how he beats his up so bad every year… Anyway, Puma used some space-age technology (literally) in these shoes to keep your feet comfortable during a round of golf. These have definitely been one of our “Gotta See” products of the year.