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GolfWRX’s 2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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This year’s gift guide is proudly presented in partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore.

A reminder from your friends at GolfWRX: Father’s Day is June 19. And as we do every year, we’re rounding up the best gifts for dad.

We’ve identified some basic “dad” types, like “the Purist” who loves classic golf architecture, hickory clubs, and the traditions of this game. There’s also “the Gearhead,” who in addition permanent residence in the GolfWRX forums, can’t wait to get his hands on the latest and greatest in golf equipment.

But as we say every year: There’s no better golf-related Father’s Day gift than a round of golf with pops. Be it a country club or your favorite muni, take the time to get together to play 18 if you can.

Let’s get to the gifts.

The Purist

GolfPride CP2 grips

The latest from a classic name in grips is a revelation in soft feel…

“Combining high-performance technology with a soft, tacky feel, the innovative CP2 Wrap and CP2 Pro delivers comfort and control for superior performance. Featuring Golf Pride’s exclusive Control Core technology, an inner core stabilizer is specifically engineered to reduce torque. A reduced taper design allows for even grip pressure in each hand, and a soft, high-traction surface provides comfort in every swing. With the CP2, control fits in the palm of your hand.”

Buy here.

FootJoy Traditions – Shield Tip golf shoes

A truly classic-looking golf shoe…

“FJ Traditions offer complete traction and can be easily maintained round after round. Lightweight comfort and super-cushioned foam deliver an incredibly flexible and comfortable ride. FJ, The #1 Shoe in Golf.”

Buy here.

Best Grips Microperf Leather Golf Grip

Leather grips were the only option decades ago, but they are still a great option for golfers with a purist sensibility!

“Best Grips Microperf uses a perforated leather that is treated with ProTack for better grip when they get wet.”

Buy here.

Titleist 620 MB irons

If dad puts aesthetics and feel first…

“The new 620 MB irons stay true to everything players have come to trust from this classic model, with distinct refinements that make them better than ever. True 1-pieced forged muscle-back irons designed for the purest shot making possible.”

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Vessel VLS Stand Bag

Clean, cool, simple: traits the purist values…

“Experience lightweight comfort with the next generation of our lightest, full-featured stand bag, the VLS. Crafted from heavy-backed nylon twill and specialized features, such as an exoskeletal base, the VLS was designed to reduce the weight of your load for an effortless carry. With a total of 6 intentionally placed pockets, this stand bag has storage to carry what you need, exactly where you need it. We have given the VLS a larger top that allows you to carry your clubs comfortably. The VLS was built to be carried without any compromise of quality, functionality or style.”

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G/FORE MG4+ golf shoes

If dad likes a more modern look that retains clean, traditional elements…

“The MG4+ is the perfect combination of lightweight comfort and technical performance. Built upon the classic necessities of a golf shoe, but with a modern perspective; the MG4+ boasts the same properties of the MG4.1 with it’s washable, triple density foam cushion footbed and auxetic lattice midsole for rebound, paired with a fully waterproof exterior and 3D molded external heel cup for additional support.”

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Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 Putter

For the purist, Scotty Cameron stands tall…

“Arguably the most famous putter head shape in the world, with scores of professional titles won, the iconic Newport 2 blade leads the Special Select lineup with tour-inspired refinements to every design aspect and component including a flatter, narrower topline with an insert-free, solid milled putter head, redesigned plumbing neck that provides more visibility to align with the leading edge at address, interchangeable tungsten sole weights and a new soft tri-sole setup carrying through the familiar—yet refined—three red dot back cavity pattern in an alignment-friendly setup that ushers in the latest model of this legendary design.”

Buy here.

Scotty Cameron Pivot Tool

…to go with the putter, of course…

“Introduced in 2001, the Scotty Cameron pivot tool is the result of Scotty’s tinkering. This tool has been the subject of numerous magazine articles and used by many of the world’s top touring professionals. Its unique design provides more leverage when repairing ball marks and is environmentally sound for the greens. It truly is form following function. These pivot tools are milled from tumbled aluminum.”

Buy here.

St. Andrews Old Course Map

Say no more…

“Claire W golf course prints are unique, watercolor-style golf course art pieces that you can proudly display on the wall of your home or office. Perfect keepsake or memento for any golfer or golf fan!”

Buy here.

The Gearhead

TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver

A carbon fiber driver face? That’s gearhead catnip…

“Twenty years of development marks the end of the titanium era. The all new 60X Carbon Twist Face is 44% lighter than an equivalent titanium face, while also being 11% larger than SIM2 and SIM2 Max drivers and nearly 20% larger than the 2020 SIM driver. Sixty layers of carbon fiber have been strategically designed to optimize energy transfer to deliver fast ball speeds over a large area, resulting in optimal distance and forgiveness.”

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Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver

Rogue rebooted. Color gearhead dad interested…

“The new Rogue ST Drivers represent a breakthrough in driver performance. Callaway’s industry-leading innovations, including the all-new Tungsten Speed Cartridge, Jailbreak Speed Frame, and an A.I. designed Flash Face are engineered for maximum speed with exceptional levels of forgiveness.”

Buy here.

Mack Made Workshop Custom Putter

If dad is ready to take the custom putter plunge…

“Mack Made makes custom putters and we don’t mean just length, lie, and loft. We are talking about working with a real craftsman to create the putter head design of your dreams! Sketch it out on a napkin and Josey will work one-on-one with you on every detail!”

Buy here.

All-Fit Universal Adapter Sleeve

A workshop necessity if dad likes to tinker…

“If your dad has a collection of driver heads and shafts, this universal system lets them all work together. AllFit has a shaft tip that you install on the driver shaft and sleeve that goes on the driver allowing you to use the same shaft in any brand head! Great for that club junkie dad.”

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Mitchell Angle Machine

No gearhead workshop is complete without one…

This Mitchell Steelclub Machine will let dad measure the loft and lie of his irons and then bend them to his desired spec quickly. Mitchell is the name when it comes to golf tools and should last a lifetime.

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TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter

For gearheads, there’s something about the Spider’s high MOI design…

“The Spider Tour Black with Sightline delivers Tour-proven performance to every golfer. With perimeter weighting for added stability and an added sightline to zero in the player’s focus, Spider Tour Black with Sightline provides a stroke of confidence to help golfers drain more putts when they matter most.”

Buy here.

Swing Science Callaway Fairway Wood Adapter

If you don’t own and adjust adapters, are you even a gearhead?

“Callaway OEM Wood Adapter for Driver and Fairway. Fits the following models: Rogue & Epic.”

Buy here.

Titleist Pro V1 Play Number Golf Balls

Standard numbers simply won’t do…

“The New Titleist Pro V1 golf ball is designed to deliver longer distance, even more greenside spin and control and softer feel. Featuring new aerodynamic, cover, casing layer and core technologies, these dramatic performance improvements are the result of rigorous development work by Titleist Golf Ball R&D. Total performance to help all golfers shoot lower scores.”

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FootJoy Limited Edition HyperFlex BOA “Sea Change”

Gearhead dad will take his golf shoes with an extra helping of technology, thank you very much…

“Get ultimate athletic performance with HYPERFLEX golf shoes for men. Featuring innovative materials like the engineered mesh upper, HYPERFLEX men’s golf shoes deliver lightweight support and cushioning so you can play at your highest level. FJ, The #1 Shoe in Golf.”

Buy here.

LAB Golf Mezz.1 Putter

Irresistible technology story for the gearhead here…

“Looks are important, but so is science. That’s why MEZZ.1 looks pretty much like a normal putter. But unlike normal putters, MEZZ.1 actually helps you hole more putts.”

Buy here.

SIK Pro C-Series Satin Armlock Putter

A new putter face technology, you say?

“The Pro C-Series Armlock is the putter that Bryson used to win 5 times on the PGA Tour, 1 on the European Tour from 2017-2019. The head weighs 370 grams with the Armlock-Plumber’s Neck.”

Buy here.

The Techie

Bushnell Launch Pro 

If you have the budget, this will blow your tech-loving father away…

“Your pursuit of longer drives, more accurate carries and lower scores requires knowing the critical data points of your swing. A personal launch monitor will give you these data points, however, not all launch monitors are created equal.”

Buy here.

Blue Tees Series 2 Pro Rangefinder 

Value and technology in a laser rangefinder…

“The confidence you need to play from the Blue Tees, Series 2 Pro expertly dials in your distances and makes club selection easy. Simple to use, this golf rangefinder is the perfect combination of size, accuracy, and advanced technology. Designed to change the way you see the course.”

Buy here.

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor

Your tech-loving father surely knows of the MLM, if he doesn’t have one, he wishes he did…

“Rapsodo has harnessed the power of your mobile device and combined it with our professional grade machine learning to create the Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) . You will be able to work on your game like never before with professional accuracy for shot distance, ball speed, club speed, launch angle, launch direction and shot shape.”

Buy here.

Shot Scope Pro LX Laser Rangefinder

Just look at this thing. If dad loves tech, he’ll be smitten…

“The Shot Scope PRO LX+ is perfect for golfers that want it all – a fast-firing laser optimised for stability and accuracy, along with a GPS loaded with 36,000 courses and built-in performance tracking.”

Buy here.

Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker

Both technology dad and his foursome can enjoy…

“This “first of its kind” product combines high quality audio with the ability to receive audible GPS distances, conveniently mounts to your cart bar via BITE magnetic technology.”

Buy here.

Garmin Approach

Irresistible wrist ornamentation for techie dad…

“We’ve got your game with Approach® S62, a premium GPS golf watch that puts critical information from more than 41,000 full-color course maps worldwide on your wrist. It sports a large, easy-to-read 1.3” color touchscreen and a style that goes beyond the clubhouse. The PlaysLike Distance feature accounts for uphill and downhill shots, and Virtual Caddie takes into account wind conditions and past swings to select the best club for each shot.”

Buy here.

Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors

Any tech-loving father ought be tracking his shots. This is the best way…

“The 3rd-Generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club in your bag – and access to the award winning Arccos Caddie app.”

Buy here.

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2

If your father loves technology and hates the aches and pains of aging…

“The Hypervolt Go 2 by Hyperice is the ultimate portable percussion massager. Lightweight, versatile, and sleekly designed, it offers relief on-the-go – massaging away stress and tension, loosening muscle knots, and targeting fatigue. It’s more than just an ordinary massage gun – it’s designed for go-getters like you to help you do what you love, more.”

Buy here.

The Clotheshorse

FootJoy FJ Hydrolite Rain Jacket

A superb rain jacket for a discerning dad…

“FJ HydroLite Golf Rain Jackets are constructed from advanced technology-packed materials that deliver 100% waterproof, breathable protection for golfers in cool, windy and rainy conditions. Make Every Day Playable with Tour-Proven FJ Golf Outerwear.”

Buy here.

Linksoul Waffle Hoodie

If dad’s a clotheshorse, he’s doubtless taken the golf hoodie plunge…

“Constructed with cotton-cashmere fabric found in our classic sweaters and knitted with our unique waffle texture, this eye-capturing layer will keep you comfy all day. The true people’s champ of hoodies.”

Buy here.

Polo Bear T-Shirt

The RL bear, a clever clotheshorse favorite…

“Part of our collection for the 2022 U.S. Open, this jersey T-shirt features our iconic mascot in Polo Golf apparel.”

Buy here.

FootJoy ProDry RollTab Patriotic Stripe Sock 

If dad’s a clotheshorse, he’s always keen to add a twist on a classic…

“ProDry golf socks with DrySof Technology wicks moisture off your skin, allowing for a drier, more comfortable sock.”

Buy here.

FootJoy 2022 U.S. Open Polo 

A bit of a callback to Brookline Ryder Cup gear here that dad will appreciate…

“Gear up for the 2022 U.S. Open with limited edition apparel celebrating the return to The Country Club and Francis Ouimet’s historic 1913 win.”

Buy here.

Barstool Golf Tiger Tee

If dad listens to what is, arguably, the most popular podcast in golf, he’ll love this shirt…even if he doesn’t, he still might!

“Barstool Golf Tiger Tee from Barstool Sports‚ Riggs, Frankie and Trent from the Fore Play podcast.”

Buy here.

Barstool Ain’t No Hobby Printed Polo

Dad will like the backstory and love the print… 

“Barstool Golf Ain’t No Hobby Printed Polo from Barstool Sports‚ Riggs, Frankie and Trent from the Fore Play podcast.”

Buy here.

Adidas Ultimate365 Core 8.5″ Shorts

A golf wardrobe staple for clotheshorse dad…

“Pull on these adidas golf shorts to keep your cool through warm weather rounds. Their lightweight, breathable fabric delivers dependable comfort on the links. A water-resistant coating sheds damp weather with ease.”

Buy here.

Under Armor UA T2G Polo

Simple. Classic. Pick up a couple for clothes-loving dad…

“Smooth, soft anti-pick, anti-pill fabric has a textured, printed finish. Material wicks sweat & dries really fast.”

Buy here.

Titleist StaDry Performance Bucket Hat

If dad is a genuine clotheshorse, he can pull off the bucket hat in rainy conditions…

“New look, classic style, waterproof lightweight design.”

Buy here.

 

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  1. RobertL

    Jun 11, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Prices would have been nice (and maybe discouraging) but well done for the choices.

  2. BonesawRich

    Jun 10, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    I went out for a pack of smokes and never returned

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the most forgiving one piece forged irons on the market. WRXer ‘JStang’ lays out the criteria, saying: “I’m talking no slots, injected goo, tungsten plugs etc. Just a good old solid chunk of metal.”

And our members have been sharing their best picks in our forum.

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.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (8/16/22): Kyoei Original Blade in black dyed raw finish (heads only)

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a set of Kyoei Original Blade in black dyed raw finish (heads only).

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To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Kyoei Original Blade in black dyed raw finish (heads only)

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Winning Footwear: Will Zalatoris’ custom FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow golf shoes at the Fed Ex St. Jude

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A thrilling finish, a popular winner, and an awesome pair of kicks with a very cool backstory — the FedEx St. Jude Championship certainly delivered.

Will Zalatoris (see his winning WITB here) bettered Sepp Straka in a playoff with FootJoy Premiere Series Tarlow with St. Jude MyJoys print on foot. Designed by St. Jude patients from around the world that features colorful, the shoes feature creative images of Earth and messages of hope.

You can get a better look at the pattern via FootJoy’s tweet below.

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PREMIUM CONSTRUCTION: Hand-selected, premium full grain leather from Pittards offers unparalleled beauty, fit, and resistance to stretching. Calfskin leather detailing delivers an iconic look for players with a discerning sense of style.

PERFORMANCE OUTSOLE: The VersaTrax+ outsole is engineered with traction elements to create an outsole that is perfect for on course performance. Translucent rubber traction elements offer a high end look and feel while maximizing traction with each step you take. The unique anti-channeling traction pattern is designed for grip from any lie or angle.

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LASER STREET FIT: Offers a full rounded toe character, standard fit across forefoot and instep, with a slightly narrow heel.

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