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25 great Father’s Day golf gifts for dad

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Not that you need reminding, but Father’s Day is Sunday of the U.S. Open, which falls on June 19 this year. And if your pops is a golfer, you’ve come to the right place. GolfWRX presents its annual Father’s Day Gift Guide with 25 options from across the budgetary spectrum this year.

And like we say every year, if your dad isn’t a golfer, let us make a recommendation: Get him a lesson from a PGA professional. It’s never too late to start chasing the little white ball, and there’s nothing better on Father’s Day than playing 18 with dad. Here are 25 suggestions for your Father’s Day shopping list.

Gift Card: Topgolf

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Available for any amount between $10 and $500, with optional eDelivery. A Topgolf gift card is good for lessons, memberships, golf, games, food and beverages at the golf entertainment destination. There’s no golf experience quite like it. Learn more here.

Book: The Golf Courses of the British Isles by Bernard Darwin ($17.31)

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A beautiful edition of this classic golf text, and a necessary inclusion in dad’s golf library. Buy it now.

Golf Balls: Snell: My Tour Ball ($31.99), Get Sum ($20.99)

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Dean Snell is bringing affordability to the premium ball space with this offering that hits you in the pocket book for half the cost of most tour balls. The 2-piece Get Sum ball is a lower cost option.

Hats: Travis Matthew B-Bahamas hat ($29.95)

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We love this limited-edition Travis Matthew hat (worn by Luke List). Light and versatile.

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Gloves: GFore ($35)

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Add a little color to dad’s golf-glove game. If Tom Watson can wear a colored golf glove, so can your dad.

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Accessory: Seamus Red Stewart Tartan Putter Cover ($55)

Red_Stewart_Main_1024x1024It’s tough to pick just one offering from Seamus, whose range of club covers and accessories is sensational. This tartan putter cover is stylish and gives a nod to the roots of this maddening game. Learn more from Seamus.

Headcovers: Titleist Leather Headcover (Driver $90, Fairway $85, Hybrid $80)

titleist-leather-headcovers-If dad plays Titleist clubs, he ought to cover them with these retro-inspired headcovers. Available in black or white.

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Golf Shirt: Major manufacturer: Nike MM Fly Blade ($90) / Independent brand: Holderness & Bourne: The Macdonald ($88)

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The blade collar is coming to golf in a big way. If your dad’s an ahead-of-the-curve kind of guy from a fashion standpoint, he’ll appreciate Nike’s MM Fly Blade polo. If he’s more traditional, nobody does the modern incarnation of the classic golf polo better than Holderness & Bourne.

Sunday Bag: Ping Moonlite Bag ($89.99)

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If your dad likes to walk, but isn’t looking to schlep a heavier carry bag, consider the 2.5-pound Ping Moonlite. The adjustable standing strap is clutch.

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Golf GPS: Garmin Approach G10 ($99)

garming10-1-280116One of the best-selling golf GPS devices in the game. It’s small, lightweight and easy to clip to your belt.

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Pants: Lululemon ABC Pant ($128)

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Lulu makes more than yoga pants, and you’d be wise to take note if you’re looking for a pant that can be worn at work, on the golf course, or dressed down with a tee shirt. Fun fact: ABC stands for anti-ball-crushing. In that respect, they get the job done. Available in standard length and long. Buy them now. 

Sunglasses: Frogskins ($150), Oakley Flak ($190),

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Oakley is releasing a series of frames for the Olympics this summer. Team USA will be wearing them, so why not dad? Something sportier (Flak) and lifestyle (Frogskins).

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Golf fitness bundle: SKLZ Get Golf Strong ($164.99)

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If dad is fitness-inclined, SKLZ 6-week, in-home training program, Get Golf Strong, provides everything he’ll need for a home-based golf-specific workout. And hey, Tony Finau is featured in the videos.

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Golf Shoes: ECCO CAGE ($200), EVO ($190)

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Some of the finest, most innovative and supremely stylish golf shoes on the planet. Enough said. Our story. 

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Wedges: Vokey SM6 Raw ($195)

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Get dad the most popular wedge on the PGA Tour. This version will rust, giving dad the same look as the pros. Our review. 

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Push Cart: CaddyTek EZ-Fold 3 Wheel ($199.99)

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An excellent option if dad’s in the market for a push cart.

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Laser: Precision Pro Nexus Laser Rangefinder ($199.95)

PrecisionproLooking to get dad a rangefinder? The combination of price and ease-of-use is right in this offering from Precision Pro.

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Hybrid: Ping G Crossover ($229)

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If dad needs help with his long game, but has struggled with high-lofted fairway woods and hybrids, get him a Ping G Crossover to try. It’s available in lofts of 18 degrees (3 iron replacement), 21 degrees (4 iron replacement) and 24 degrees (5 iron replacement). He’ll thank you. Learn more from Ping. 

Fairway Wood: Callaway XR 16 ($229.99)

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An amply forgiving, sleek-looking weapon — and the same model Danny Willett used to win the Masters.

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Golf Cooler: Yeti Roadie 20 ($249.99)

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Dad needs something to keep his booze cold on course, right? Nothing beats a Yeti. Expensive? Yes. The best? Also yes.

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Speaker: Bose SLIII ($269.95)

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A superior-quality wireless speaker from a name dad will know and respect, and a retro look he’s sure to like too.

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Putter: TaylorMade Spider Limited Red ($299)

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Inspired by Jason Day’s Players Championship-winning flatstick (and the Redback spider of Australia), this red number makes a bold statement in addition to offering the higher MOI dad likely needs. Learn more from TaylorMade.

Driver: TaylorMade M2 ($399)

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For most dads, TaylorMade’s M2 is going to perform better than the company’s M1 driver due to its added forgiveness. It’s one of the hottest drivers on the PGA Tour, too. Our review.

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Blade-Like Irons: Ben Hogan PTx ($1200)

Ben-Hogan-PTx-Iron-1280x850Following the success of their return to the industry with the Ft. Worth 15 irons, Ben Hogan released these more forgiving (but equally beautiful) PTx irons.

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Distance Irons: Callaway Apex Black ($1,299)

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These stealthy irons make a statement, and the 360-cup face isn’t just marketing speak: dad will see a boost in ball speed with Apex Blacks in the bag.

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  1. Dave

    Jun 8, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    B man must be nice to be rich their is more out there just look

  2. Blake

    Jun 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    The nike blade polo thing is not coming to golf in a big way. NIke will push it for a year and then people will forget

  3. Scooter McGavin

    Jun 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Funny you say that Yeti is the best, when basically every review I’ve read from people who have actually compared other brands against them (ie. Pelican, RTIC) says that the other brands are better… and are often cheaper. Although you do get a bumper sticker when you buy a Yeti, so if that’s important to you…

  4. ?

    Jun 7, 2016 at 11:50 am

    That laser gun? Bushnell please

  5. B-Man

    Jun 7, 2016 at 9:41 am

    How about something with class and more expensive? This is mostly all cheap stuff.

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WRX Spotlight: AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones

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AfterShokz Trekz Air Wireless Open Ear Headphones

Honestly, this is not a review we intended on doing. Wireless headphones were not on our radar for 2019, and certainly not on our list of “golf essential” equipment. But an ad for Aftershokz headphones caught our eye. Sleek. Lightweight and “Open Ear”? We needed to check them out in person. With that, here we are.

Product: AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless open air headphones

Basically, this is a wireless headset with bluetooth connectivity with and open ear design. You can still hear your music AND the world around you at the same time. It’s a bit of genius. If you like sports but are one of those “one earbud in, one out so you can hear your surroundings” people, AfterShokz is marketing to you.

Pitch: From AfterShokz: “The next generation of bone conduction technology is what’s inside our lightest and most organically designed open ear headphones to date. We cut the bulk and used titanium everywhere possible to ensure they not only fit more securely but sound better too. Trekz Air are inspired by the demands of elite and aspiring athletes motivated by their music and their world.”

Our take on the AfterShokz Trekz

While the AfterShokz Trekz Air are not golf specific, they are a nearly perfect accessory for your range practice time. They are comfortable, sweat and water resistant and have very good sound. The open air nature is a huge plus, so you can still hear the world around you while listening to music, a recorded lesson, or a golf tempo trainer. Aftershokz claims up to a 6-hours of continuous use on a single charge. We found that to be fairly accurate.

While the $149 price point is not small change, these are not golf specific and can be worn daily. We found them to be plenty comfortable jogging, biking and just running errands. Some reviewers on the internet claim they weren’t as comfortable on the ears over a long period of time, but we didn’t experience it. We were able to wear them comfortably for extended periods with and without glasses or with or without a hat or helmet.

Very impressed.

One criticism is we felt the mic functionality was a little spotty. The users on the other end had some difficulty hearing us on the phone. It works in a pinch, but for longer conversations, we thought it was just easier to disconnect the device and put the phone to our ear.

While AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones won’t make your golf game better, their one of our favorite golf accessories of 2019 so far.

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WRX Spotlight Review: Miura KM-009 putter

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Product: Miura KM-009 putter

Pitch: From Miura: “A rolled top line and a tapered heel help to deliver a putter head which is both pleasing to the eye and easy to square to your putting line. As is the case with our other putters, the milled face is extremely forgiving and produces a strike which transmits to the feel, distance control and in achieving the truest of rolls from reduced skid. This classic putter design goes through the same forging process as our irons.”

Our take on the Miura KM-009 putter

When you hear the name Miura, you think of forged irons, forged wedges, and tales of Tiger’s old clubs. Rarely do we think of putters when we hear that legendary name. Like the classic, legendary name’s wares, the KM-009 putter has a classic shape and great lines.

The Miura KM-009 is a chunky looking version of the classic Anser blade putter in a brushed white chrome. From address, it has a thick top line and looks a little shorter heel to toe, with slightly rounded bumpers. Almost like a Newport and Newport 2 had a child!

The flange seems to be a standard length with a single thin sight line. From behind the flange and bumpers are thick and hefty, giving you the look of being really solid. I am typically not a blade putter guy, but I like the thicker look of the KM-009, as other blades can get to small and thin for my eye. The face milling looks great going from shallow at the top of the putter to deeper near the bottom.

On the green the white chrome color contrasts well and I personally like the shape. I know shape is personal and how it looks to your eye could be drastically different. With the thicker top line I think the heavier bumpers help frame the ball well and focus your eyes more towards the sightline. Again, putter feel and sound really depends on the player and to me the KM-009 is a great feeling and sounding flatstick. The thicker face provides a really solid feel, responsive but without any unnecessary vibration.

Even putts off the heel and toe have a solid feel with just a slight bit more vibration to them. The distance on those mishits was actually better than I thought. For a putter that doesn’t have touted technology in the face the rollout was really good. Now those same mishit shots did travel farther offline, missing the cup by more than a couple inches each way.

The sound of the putter to me was perfect, with just the light click on impact.

The only negative to the putter is that the milling on my head wasn’t flawless. Inside the logo on the sole and near the model number you could see some milling that shouldn’t be there, something that shouldn’t be an issue on a $400 putter. From images on the web I haven’t seen other heads with similar issues, so it is probably just this one.

Overall, the KM-009 is for the player who wants great feel and sound, without caring about tech. Miura club users will find themselves in familiar territory with the KM-009: phenomenal feel and sound in a traditional package.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “The hunt for the perfect 5-wood”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from keithrichards, who is looking to add a 5-wood to his bag. Good elevation off the deck is a crucial requirement in his search, and ignoring the latest lines, our members discuss what 5-wood they believe is the best option.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • uwhockey14: “Sonartec, 19* is an awesome club with the right shaft in it. Excellent off the deck! Only 5-Wood I’ve been able to be somewhat consistent with as I played 2-Iron for years and years and struggle with hybrids!”
  • mwink822: “I like my Titleist 917 F2 from all areas (tee, fairway and rough).  The Ping G400 was also a good performer, but I hated the way it looked behind the ball.  The Callaway Steelhead XR is also a good option, but I elected not to go that avenue myself as the 5-wood has a slightly closed (to my eyes anyway) appearance at address.”
  • mowakebum: “G400 5 wood, easy to hit, put it in the bag last year and it’s in no danger of being replaced. Point and shoot full send.”
  • Mitchell: “In a 5-wood, still very difficult to beat a V steel with the appropriate shaft for your stated needs in a non-adjustable.In adjustable, the various Cobra clubs with baffler rail system would be a great place to start, f6 baffler is phenomenal out of rough.”

Entire Thread: “The hunt for the perfect 5-wood”

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