As A Dad, These Are The 13 Gifts I Want To Receive This Father's Day

Looking to buy a Father's Day gift for your Dad? Avoid the 'novelty' presents and let us show you what a golfer really wants.

As A Dad, These Are The 13 Gifts I Want To Receive This Father's Day
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Father's Day is a tricky time for golfing dads and also for the non-golfing family members looking to shop for them. If you're a father who loves golf, there's a good chance you'll be receiving a golf related gift or two, but it's a precarious situation to be in as those gifts are not always ideal. In fact, in some cases they are, how do I put this kindly? Absolute rubbish. We have to put a brave face on though to ensure not to hurt our loved ones' feelings.

This need not be the case though as there are some fantastic Father's Day deals to be had on gifts that will be really useful to any golfer. PGA TOUR Superstore has some fantastic offers currently and a wide range of budgets are catered for. We would suggest steering clear of golf clubs as unless you know the preferred specifications of the golfer you are buying for, you might be buying something that doesn't suit them.

There is a wide selection of other gifts to choose from though, so whether you're looking for something expensive like a GPS device or just some handy little gift for a few bucks, when it comes to gifts for golfers PGA TOUR Superstore has you covered. There is a lot to choose from though so forget about those 'novelty' gifts like socks or rock hard golf balls with slogans like "Super Swinger" printed on, and allow us to walk you through it with some of the best Father's Day gifts we've found.

Golf Balls

Every golfer needs golf balls, but not the novelty kind which will only end up shoved in a drawer somewhere and will never be used. Golf balls are a great gift but you want to make sure you're getting something that is going to be useful. There are a vast array of options out there and it can be quite confusing for a non-golfer, but generally speaking most casual golfers are happy to use any decent golf ball and they won't be too fussy. Any of the options below will be appreciated by a golfing dad.

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls | 20% off 
Was $49.99 Now $39.97

TaylorMade TP5 Golf Balls | 20% off
Was $49.99 Now $39.97

The TP5 is a premium golf ball used on Tour by some of the world's best players. We found in testing that it gave us a solid combination of distance and spin with a feel that is hard to match, so much so that even Rory McIlroy has put this ball into play.

Read our full TaylorMade TP5 Golf Ball Review

Bridgestone Golf e12 Contact Golf Balls | 14% off 
Was $34.99 Now $29.98

Bridgestone Golf e12 Contact Golf Balls | 14% off
Was $34.99 Now $29.98

Bridgestone’s e12 Contact ball stays on the clubface longer and flies straighter thanks to its quirky dimple design that ramps up energy transfer at impact. This makes it an ideal choice for the golfer who may be struggling for accuracy. There are several colors to choose from, with the Matte Yellow currently offering the biggest discount.

Read our full Bridgestone e12 Contact Golf Balls Review

TaylorMade Soft Response Golf Balls | 2 for $50 or $29.99 each

TaylorMade Soft Response Golf Balls | 2 for $50 or $29.99 each

If you are shopping for a more senior golfer who doesn't swing the club as fast as he once did, then this offering from TaylorMade is just the ticket as it is their softest golf ball and is aimed at the golfer who needs a little bit of help in compressing the ball.

Read our full TaylorMade Soft Response Golf Balls Review 

Shoes / Apparel

Comfortable shoes and functional, stylish clothing are essential items for any golfer. There are many to choose from but the best golf shoes need to be comfortable, have a good grip and ideally they'll look nice too. FootJoy golf shoes are among the best on the market so if you're thinking of buying some new shoes for your Dad this Father's Day, you won't go wrong with FootJoy.

Polo shirts are a good gift too, especially for warm weather golf when it's important to be able to keep cool and to not sweat too much. Moisture wicking polos really make life much more comfortable for golfing in hot conditions. PGA TOUR Superstore have a great selection of shoes and clothing for you to check out, but here are a few items we spotted that would make ideal gofts on Father's Day. 

FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe | $219.99

FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe | $219.99

The FootJoy Pro/SLX Carbon boasts class-leading levels of comfort without sacrificing the key performance elements every golfer requires. We know it isn't on offer right now but any golfer would be delighted to receive this market leading shoe as a gift on Father's Day.

Read our full Footjoy Pro/SLX Carbon Golf Shoe Review 

FootJoy Pro SL Sport Golf Shoe | $89.99

FootJoy Pro SL Sport Golf Shoe | $89.99

An exciting new take on the famous Pro SL silhouette. The new upper provides a much lighter and breathable golf shoe while also enhancing the overall looks. Topped off with a proven outsole and plenty of cushioning, FootJoy has made a great golf shoe even better and it's now available at a knock down price for Father's Day.

Read our full Footjoy Pro SL Sport Golf Shoe Review

PGA Tour Airflux Solid Performance Polo| Save 20%
Was $24.99 Now $19.99

PGA Tour Airflux Solid Performance Polo| Save 20%
Was $24.99 Now $19.99

Available in six colors and in sizes from S-XXXL, this ribbed collar stylish shirt is made with moisture-management and UPF 15 sun-block fabrics, and the plain design will go with any shorts and shoes combination, making it an ideal polo for any golfer.

GPS Devices

GPS devices have become an essential part of any golfer's armoury and they come into two main categories - watches and rangefinders. Both will provide the golfer with vital information about distances to the pin as well as any hazards lying in wait, while some of the more premium models also offer other handy features like measuring shots and factoring in slope and wind when providing distances to the flag. Here are a couple of options from Bushnell that we have tested and highly recommend.

Bushnell Tour V6 SHIFT Rangefinder | 13% off
Was $399.99 Now $349.99

Bushnell Tour V6 SHIFT Rangefinder | 13% off
Was $399.99 Now $349.99

A simple to use, highly-accurate laser rangefinder with bright and clear optics, seamless slope functionality and convenient carry options. Based on the user experience, this premium model is hard to beat, which justifies the higher price point.

Read our full Bushnell Tour V6 SHIFT Rangefinder Review

Bushnell iON Edge GPS Watch | 33% off
Was $149.99 Now $99.99

Bushnell iON Edge GPS Watch | 33% off
Was $149.99 Now $99.99

A handy, affordable watch that shows hazards, allows you to mark pin locations and boasts a scorecard & stats function which comes in handy during and post-round. In testing we found the front-middle-back yardages to be clear to read and highly accurate.

Read our full Bushnell iON Edge GPS Watch Review

Training Aids

Every golfer is looking to get better, even the very good ones. As such, anything that helps in that quest for improvement is going to be appreciated. Here are some great options for the golfing dad looking to gain an edge over his playing buddies.

Perfect Practice Putting Mat | 20% off
Was $174.99 Now $143.99 

Perfect Practice Putting Mat | 20% off
Was $174.99 Now $143.99 

Ideal for improving short putting from the comfort of your own home or in the office. This mat helps to hone a golfer's putting stroke and build confidence, plus it packs away nicely so it doesn't need to be set up all the time.

Read our full Perfect Practice Putting Mat Review

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor | 40% Off
Was $499.99 Now $299.99

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor | 40% Off
Was $499.99 Now $299.99

Given how easy it is to use and the overall accuracy and data points available, the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is an excellent option for golfers seeking an affordable way to gain insights into shot or club performance, providing you own a relatively new iPhone or iPad. An ideal companion for practice or out on the course.

Read our full Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor review

Adult Golf 6 Pack 45 Minute Lessons | 13% Off 
Was $399.99 Now $349.99

Adult Golf 6 Pack 45 Minute Lessons | 13% Off
Was $399.99 Now $349.99

Book your Dad in for six golf lessons for $349.99, which is a 13% saving. Golf lessons are a great gift for golfers of all skill levels and the great thing about this retailer is there are stores all over the United States so you can book to your nearest location.

Gifts Under $50

Daphne's Tiger Headcover | $36.99

Daphne's Tiger Headcover | $36.99

You can be like the GOAT by picking up Tiger Woods' iconic headcover "Frank". It fits driver sizes up to 460cc, it's made from the highest quality materials and it adds individuality and personality to any golf bag.

Yeti Rambler 30oz Tumbler | $38.00

Yeti Rambler 30oz Tumbler | $38.00

The Rambler is a tumbler that will gets you through a long day on the course. Your morning brew stays hot, and your iced coffee or chilled soft drink / beer will stay cold. Kitchen-grade stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation will protect your drink at all costs and there are loads of colors to choose from.

David Usher

Dave is a distinctly average golfer with (fading) aspirations to be so much more than that. An avid collector of vintage Ping putters and the world's biggest Payne Stewart fan, in 2021 Dave turned his front garden into a giant putting green to work on the weakest area of his game. Progress has been slow but steady! In addition to his work reviewing golf gear and writing features for Golf Monthly and T3, Dave is the founder of the Bang Average Golf website

Dave’s lowest round is a one over par 73 around Kirkby Valley Golf Club in 2018, which included a bogey on the 18th to ruin the one and only chance he’ll ever have of shooting an even par or better score.  That errant tee shot on 18 does not still haunt him to this day though, in fact he hardly ever thinks about it.  No, honestly, he doesn’t. Not at all. Never.

Dave splits most of his golf between Hurlston Hall Golf Club in Ormskirk, Lancs, and Berrington Hall Golf Club in St Helens and has a handicap that fluctuates between 9 and 12, largely depending on how poor his putting is. 

Dave’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Wilson Staff Dynapower Titanium, 9.5° 

5 wood: Tour Edge Exotics 722, 18°

7 wood: Callaway Mavrik Max, 21° 

Hybrid: Srixon ZX 2 hybrid, 16°

Irons: Wilson Staff Dynapower, 6-PW

Wedges: Cleveland CBX ZipCore (graphite), 44°, 48°, 52°, 56°

Putter: Ping PLD Oslo 3

Ball: Wilson Staff Triad