Hooked On Golf Blog’s 2012 Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 4th, 2012
Categories: GolfGolf LifeMiscellaneous

I get a TON of emails and requests for golf gift ideas for Father’s Day.   Below are some golf related Father’s Day gift suggestions, broken down by price range.  Each suggestion will link to a previous review or post so you can get more details about the product.

Champ FLIX Divot Tool

Champ FLIX Divot Tool

Father’s Day Golf Gifts Under $25

For a mid to high handicap golfer, the Srixon Q-Star golf ball is a good ball choice because it has less spin.  Less spin means they won’t knock it farther into the woods.  A dozen Q-Stars will run $24.99.

A definite MUST for every golf bag is the Frogger BrushPro.  I use this brush to keep my iron grooves clean so I can have control and great spin.

Great socks are a big contributor to playing good golf.  Check out my review of the Kentwool Tours and Ecosox.

Champ makes some nice golf accessories.  The Zarma FLYtees are great and last a long time.  The Champ FLIX divot repair tool is my current gamer.  Love the switchblade action.

Tattoo Golf makes the world’s coolest golf belt buckle.  Check out the pewter golf skull belt buckle.

Father’s Day Golf Gifts Under $50

The “under $50” price point brings in most golf balls.  So here are a few suggestions.  For better players or players looking for a “tour” ball I suggest the Srixon Z-Star, TaylorMade TP5.  For players wanting tour performance but are like me who don’t have high swing speeds, I recommend the Bridgestone Golf B300RX and RXS.

Possibly the coolest new apparel product for 2012 is the belt line by Switch.  These $29.95 belts are plastic and can be washed in your dishwasher when they get dirty. 196 color combinations.  I’ve got FOUR so far, and counting…

Switch Belts

Switch Belts

Towelmate ($30) makes a golf towel with a germ shield.  Use one side for your skin and one side to clean your clubs.  And for the golf gadget conscious, the towel has a hidden pocket for items like GPS devices, money, keys, phones.

Father’s Day Golf Gifts Around $100

This is a solid category, Father’s Day gifts around $100.  In this price range one can find some great apparel.

I just reviewed the adidas Samba golf shoes.  These shoes are around $100 with limited edition models going up to $120.  The shoes are very comfortable and provide great traction.  Check out my adidas Samba review for more information.

adidas Samba Golf Shoes

adidas Samba Golf Shoes

Speaking of golf shoes, the Ashworth Cardiff golf shoes are very sweet.  I’m right in the middle of my review period on these and haven’t posted my findings yet, but so far I love them.  I have a preview of the Ashworth Cardiffs here.

I just posted reviews of the Quagmire Golf InReverse polo (a reversible golf shirt) and the Quagmire Golf DewSweeper polo.  Very cool polos with unique twists to them.

Other nice apparel items to consider for Father’s Day would be the Arnie apparel line and Fila Golf’s polos and shorts.

MOTOACTV - GPS, Music Player, Fitness Tracker, Scorekeeper

Father’s Day Golf Gifts $100-500

Well we are getting into some bigger budget gifts.  You must really love your father to be in this range, eh?  I’m sure he deserves it.

I’m digging Maui Jim sunglasses.  I reviewed both the Maui Jim Hanalei and the Maui Jim Longboards.  They run $199 and $219 respectively.

I just posted a preview and video of the Pro-Advanced Ready Net.  This is an awesome golf practice net which can be used indoors or outdoors.  Setup and tear down takes no more than 30 seconds.  Retail on this baby is something like $350, but they’re selling them for $199.

The Motorola MOTOACTV is a watch sized golf GPS which also tracks your golf game and your fitness.  The unit is VERY cool but still has some growing to do on the software side of things.  Current bugs aside, this unit is awesome.  Oh, it is a portable music player too.

Golf GPS and laser units are great.  I’m a laser guy mainly and love the Callaway laser by Nikon though I don’t have a review link for that one.  GPS units I’ve reviewed include the Golf Buddy World Platinum and the Bushnell neo+.

I might as well mention some golf clubs here.  The two best drivers I’ve reviewed in the last year or so are the Bridgestone J40 445 driver and the Nike VR_S driver (review coming on the VR_S driver).  If you bought either one for dad, you’d be on the Christmas card list forever.  My dad absolutely CRUSHES my J40 445 even though he’s 75 years old and it is a stiff flex shaft.  Amazing.

 Father’s Day Golf Gifts – The Sky Is The Limit $$$$$

Want to REALLY impress dad for Father’s Day?  These gifts would blow even me away, and anyone who wants to is welcome to give them to me for Father’s Day (hint hint).

Trip to St. Andrews, Scotland.  Golf in St. Andrews would include rounds at The Old Course, New Course, Jubileee Course, Castle Course and Kingsbarns Golf Links.

Trip to golf at Black Mesa Golf Club in La Mesilla, New Mexico.  This is my FAVORITE golf course in the world, and I’ve played the Old Course at St. Andrews.  Love Black Mesa.

I reviewed the Bridgestone J40 Dual Pocket Cavity irons.  These are SWEEEEET.  They’ll set back the Father’s Day shopper between $550 and $750.

For $1200 you could pick up dad a set of the new Nike VR_S Forged Irons.  These irons are so easy to hit and they go a mile.

Nike VR_S Irons

Nike VR_S Irons would be the ultimate Father's Day gift!

By the way, the winner in the 2012 HOG Space Fantasy Golf League will be awarded a very set of these irons.


There you go.  Everything you need to know about Father’s Day golf shopping.  If you have questions, comment them in and I’ll answer.




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