If Dad is a golfer, we have you covered with some of the latest and greatest golf gift ideas – from gadgets to golf balls and everything in between.
NEW BALLS PLEASE
You can never have too many golf balls, and it’s always nice to spoil Dad with a dozen premium balls, like Callaway’s Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X.
The X is slightly firmer in feel and designed for swing speeds exceeding 105mph, while the standard will suit a wide variety of players and both models use space-age graphene in the outer of the ‘Dual SoftFast’ core.
Known for its strength, graphene allows for a greater compression differential between the two cores and helps deliver softer feel, lower long game spin and increased distance, as well as improved greenside performance.
RRP: $64.99 (dozen).
Contact: For more information including where to buy, visit www.callawaygolf.com.au or phone 1800 217 777.
A BETTER STRIKE
A comfortable pair of golf shoes is the gift that keeps on giving, and the new Ecco Golf Men’s Strike are designed by the renowned footwear company to be just that.
Performance-driven leathers developed in Ecco’s own tanneries are used in the construction of the Strike to deliver a stylish and athletic look as well as a good fit that is enhanced by the company’s Fluidform technology, which ensures a balance between cushioning and rebound.
Gore-Tex waterproof technology keeps Dad’s feet dry, while the hybrid elements incorporated into the sole combine with Zarma-Tour spikes for stability regardless of the conditions.
RRP: $289 (Available September).
Contact: To see the entire Ecco golf range and to find your nearest stockist, contact American Golf Supplies on (02) 9524 8233, or visit www.americangolf.com.au
DISTANCE WITH BITE
The pocket sized Bushnell Phantom GPS is the perfect distance measuring device for any father who struggles with technology or just wants easy to read distances without having to press multiple buttons during the round.
Pre-loaded with over 36,000 courses, the Phantom features auto course recognition and auto hole advance as well as a rechargeable battery that lasts for over two rounds.
Displaying front, centre and back green distances and up to four hazards per hole, the Phantom has Bluetooth for wireless course upgrades, and its ‘Bite’ magnetic mount sticks to any metal surface, like the frame of a golf cart for easy reference. The unit also comes with a clip to attach to a belt or golf bag.
Contact: Champion Sports to see the entire Bushnell range and find your nearest stockist by calling (08) 8268 5841 or visit, www.championsports.com.au
If your Dad is undeterred by a little rain on the course, he will need a glove designed for those rainy days in the bag at all times.
FootJoy’s RainGrip features an ‘Autosuede’ knit palm, which is specially created with wet and humid conditions in mind – offering increased grip and traction, as well as conforming to golfers’ hands and club for added security.
To ensure the fit and comfort of the RainGrip matches the wet weather performance, FootJoy utilises its ‘QuikDry’ knit material across the back of the hand for breathability and flexibility, while the ‘ComforTab’ closure system is optimally placed.
Contact: To locate your nearest FootJoy stockist and to find out more, visit www.footjoy.com.au or phone 1800 660 535.
MAKE DAD BETTER
Offer any golfer the chance to hit the ball further and they will take it. And the OnsongSwing training aid does just that, through real time graphical feedback on players’ swings.
Simply clipped onto the shaft of the club, the OnsongSwing instantly measures and graphs clubhead speed and all-important clubhead acceleration, which allows smooth looking golf swings to produce impressive power, meaning Dad can develop an improved understanding of his swing to achieve maximum power.
Benchmark swings for each club type can be saved to compare your best against your most recent swings, and the OnsongSwing also has an audio feedback capability that helps train acceleration at the right stage of the golf swing, to increase power rather than simply speed.
Contact: To learn more about the OnsongSwing and to purchase, go to www.onsongswing.com
A NEW CLASSIC
There is a reason socks are a classic gift for father’s day, but Falke golf socks are far more than just an essential everyday item. The AG2 Anklet and AG1 Low Cut Advance Golf socks add technology and a unique composition of materials to deliver comfort, fit and performance.
Made in South Africa, like all of the company’s range of sport socks, ergonomic left and right specific socks feature mesh panels for ventilation, while silver fibre is used for its anti-microbial and anti-static properties.
Reinforced in common wear areas of the heel and toe to last longer, both models feature cushioning for a comfortable walk around the course.
RRP: $20 (AG2 Anklet); $17 (AG1 Low Cut)
Contact: To see the full range of Falke socks and to buy, visit www.falkeau.com.au