Father's Day, the U.S. Open at Merion and a couple of gift ideas for dad
The best gift you could give your golf enthusiast dad would be, of course, your time. Spend Sunday with dad watching the likes of Tiger, Rory and Phil play the U.S. Open at Merion in Philly. But if you’re like many, and that’s not possible, make sure you get your father a good Father’s Day gift at the very least. Here are a few ideas:
Kent Wool Socks: I don’t ordinarily advocate socks as a gift, but these are no ordinary socks. At $19.95 a pair, the U.S. Open commemorative red, white and blue socks, worn by Bubba Watson this week, are crafted from a proprietary blend of fine merino wool and high-tech fibers creating a micro-climate system for superior moisture wicking and odor control. (www.kentwoolsocks.com)
18 Greatest Golf: Based in Atlanta, Ga., and Inverness, Scotland, 18 Greatest Golf offers large format beautiful coffee table books ($199) and framed art prints (from $189), commemorating the world’s greatest golf courses and players with stunning photography and interviews. (The company is currently offering Father’s Day discounts.) You can also download ebook editions from Amazon and iTunes for $9.99 each. (www.18GreatestGolf.com)
Swing Jacket: The new version of the Swing Jacket ($149.95), first introduced to the marketplace more than a decade ago, is lighter, easier to use and comes with some extras, including two excellent videos. This isn’t for everyone, but if dad is really looking to improve his game by learning how to stay connected in the golf swing, this might be the ticket. (www.swingjacket.com)
Hybrids and fairway woods from Adams Golf: Some say the Idea Super LS hybrids and fairway woods ($199-$299) from Adams Golf are even longer than the hybrids and fairway woods from TaylorMade – the company that recently acquired Adams. The hybrids have an upside down wood shape for added forgiveness, while the fairway woods have refined slots on the sole and crown to make them hot. (www.adamsgolf.com)
SeeMore Putter: Used by Zach Johnson, the SeeMore putter is gaining popularity. Now the company is offering a variety of beautiful models ($150-$450) that still feature the “hide-the-red dot” technology that makes it easy to keep the stroke on plane. (www.seemore.com).
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