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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: Ping Vault 2.0 putters

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Product: Ping Vault 2.0 putters

Pitch: From Ping: “The next generation of PING’s 100%-milled putters are crafted and engineered to provide tour-caliber touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled, patented True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system.”

Our take on Ping Vault 2.0 putters

60 years ago, a man by the name of Karsten Solheim, along with his wife Louise, started a small putter company. You might have heard of it by now: Ping.

What started in a garage with a single idea of making putting easier through design, has become a company recognized for engineering world class equipment to help golfers “Play your Best.” With countless wins around the globe, Karsten wanted a way to celebrate wins by players using Ping putters, so in the early 1970’s the gold putters were introduced.  When you have as many gold putters around as Ping, including SOLID GOLD ones for major wins (fun fact: the heaviest solid gold putter belongs to Karrie Webb, who used a PING UG-le to win the Women’s U.S. Open) you should probably have a vault to hold them all – and with that segue lets talk about the Ping Vault 2.0 Putters.

The Vault 2.0 series is everything you could ever want in a premium putter line, especially a large selection of styles and shapes to fit any stroke. From the Ketsch to the ZB no matter your stroke profile there is a model in the Vault 2.0 series for you.

In short, we love these putters! The TR milling pattern not only improves the actual roll of the ball for consistent distance control from off-center hits, but it also makes the putter sound nice and soft off the face. Adjustable weighting (from Ping) also makes sure that you get the precise weight you need based on either your length or just swing weight preference, which can be affected by grip weight (can’t forget that). And just like any series of putter from Ping, it’s important to also get the right grip.

Offering three distinct finishes in the line, including copper (not available on the Ketsch or Craz-E H) at no additional cost is another bonus for the consumer looking to change things up from “off the rack.”

Overall, the Vault 2.0 is the premium putter line you would expect from Ping. Once you find the right one it’s bound to stick around your golf bag for a long time.

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Ping Blueprint irons are officially coming to retail

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After what has been much speculation they are here: Ping’s Blueprint forged blades.

Born from the idea of creating a club for the most exacting of golfers, Ping meticulously prototyped and tested in house with their tour staff and other highly skilled players on everything from preferred shots, grind, to blade size and shape. When it comes to shape, the Blueprints are one of the smallest blades on the market, but there’s some reasoning behind this.

From Ping:

“After extensive in-house research with varying head sizes, the findings revealed the theory of “aim small, miss small” was validated by many of the highly skilled players in the test, who produced tighter stat areas when hitting the more compact head.”

Only the bravest golfer will take on this 2-iron

It makes a lot of sense when you consider the fact that the more you concentrate mass, the more that mass will transfer energy when you get close to it right? It was that final design that we saw out on tour around nine months ago that has ended up becoming what we will see at retail. Tried tested and ready for fittings and finding their way into golf bags.

From Ping’s President John K Solheim:

“When we launched it on tour, a few players put it in play immediately and it wasn’t long before we had our first win. Based on a lot of their input, we were able to deliver exactly what they were looking for while expanding our iron offerings into a new category. We’re very pleased with the development process we went through and are looking forward to applying our learnings to future PING products.”

Like everything Ping, the company has gone the extra mile when it comes to engineering every last aspect of these irons. Even something as simple as a tip weight has a calculation attached to it. Just like the G410 irons, the Blueprint irons have a visible tungsten toe weight.

Let me explain: basically every iron on the market utilizes a tip weight, either inserted into the shaft or into a port in the bottom of the hosel. (We’re about to go deep into the weeds from a design standpoint but stick with me). There is 100 percent nothing wrong with OEMs using tip weights to achieve desired swing weight but when you use them you move the CG closer to the hosel/heel side of the club…not on a humanly noticeable level but certainly from a definite engineering perspective.

This is why Ping has always placed the CTP (Custom Tuning Port) in the middle of the club head, directly behind the COG. But with a forged blade this is NOT possible because it’s solid metal, but there is a way to keep that COG EXACTLY where you want it: taking the amount of needed mass, dividing it by two and placing equal amounts in the hosel and in the toe. Simple? Yes. Done by anyone else? No.

Ping Blueprint irons construction

Ping is utilizing a four-step, multi-stage process for the one-piece forging to create the Blueprint forged iron. This process provides very tight dimensional tolerance control within the compact design. The high-strength, 8620 carbon steel (same material used in the Glide forged wedges) increases the iron’s durability compared to other carbon steels, ensuring long-lasting performance. The Blueprint irons go through more than 50 steps in the manufacturing process, including milling faces and grooves to ensure quality control club after club with each and every head checked for absolute accuracy.

Details

  • Available in 2-PW, starting at $230 per club
  • Stock shaft options: True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 (S300, X100), Ping AWT 2.0 (R, S, X) with all other Ping shafts available at additional cost
  • Arccos Smart Sensor grips available at an additional cost

 

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Brooks Koepka’s winning WITB: 2019 PGA Championship

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Driver: TaylorMade M5 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M2 Tour HL (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 80 TX shaft

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3), Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW)
Shafts: Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges: Vokey Design SM7 Raw (52-12F, 56-10S); Vokey SM4 TVD Raw (60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Image c/o Vokey Wedge Rep Aaron Dill

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 SLT T10

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (Midsize) with one wrap of 2-way tape and one wrap of masking tape

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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See more pics of Koepka’s clubs and shafts here.

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