It’s time for the long awaited Hooked on Golf Blog Father’s Day gift guides! This year I’m going to break the guides into two categories, golf gifts under $50 and golf gifts over $50. Let’s roll on the under $50. To get more details about the product, click the bold/blue heading.
Aris Urethane Covered Golf Balls $24-$28
These balls are roughly half the cost of Titleist ProV1’s, but employ similar materials and provide similar performance.
Zero Friction Supertubes
Fun packaging. Comes with golf balls, tees, and a golf glove!
MyCharge AdventureMax Portable Charger – $49
Dad has a cell phone, golf GPS and probably other devices he needs to charge. This is a rugged portable USB charger capable of keeping dad’s batteries topped off.
Grip Boost Grip Enhancement Products $9-$15
If your hands slip, you need a better grip! Get a grip with Grip Boost.
Nicklaus Staydri Polo $24.99 – Nicklaus golf shorts – $29.99
I wore this outfit yesterday. It’s a great summer setup with light fabric which is comfortable and wicks moisture from the body.
Wallaroo Shelton Sun Protection Hat – $48
Summer is here. Keep dad protected from the sun with this comfortable had from Wallaroo hats.
Golf Jet – Monthly subscription from $37
Golf Jet – Jet Pack
This is slick, a monthly subscription to Golf Jet which includes high quality golf balls, tees, glove and more.
Wilson DUO Soft Golf Balls
Soft golf balls are the rage right now. Wilson has the softest golf ball on the planet in the DUO Soft. Soft golf balls are easier to compress for golfers with slow swing speeds.
Did you know Zero Friction makes golf products other than their Zero Friction golf tees?
Below is one of the Zero Friction Supertubes. This is a very cool package with three golf balls, a hand full of matching Zero Friction tees, and a glove.
Another golf ball offering from Zero Friction is the Spectra golf ball. It is a two-piece distance ball which comes in six cool colors. They make a 4-pack which also includes a ZFTMAXX tee. Below is the matte white version, which has a very interesting look.
These fun golf packs make some interesting golf gift ideas for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas and so on.
Monthly subscriptions are the rage. Why get a bunch of overpriced razors when you could get something much more fun and useful, like golf stuff? There are a lot of monthly golf subs, but if you want to really class it up, check out the GolfJet JetPack.
Golf Jet – Jet Pack
GolfJet offers several different monthly packages ranging from $37.95/month. Included in each pack are GolfJet golf balls, a glove, tees, ball marker, and access to the GolfJet Connect mobile app.
Depending on the package level, the JetPack will include 9 or 12 balls. See more on the ball types below.
JET Series Golf Balls
There are two models of GolfJet golf balls, the Jet3 and Jet4. Each model features a urethane cover, the secret sauce to “Tour” performance. Urethane is what makes the ball perform the best around the greens. The Jet3 golf ball is a 3-layer ball and you guessed it, the Jet4 is a 4-layer ball.
I played both the Jet3 and Jet4 balls for several weeks. Both balls spin incredibly around the greens. One would have a hard time finding a difference between these and big named Tour balls like the ProV1, TaylorMade TP, or Callaway Chrome Soft.
I found the Jet4 to be a little harder feeling off the driver than the Jet3. I personally prefer the softer, more mushy feel. That said, I scored well with both balls.
The cabretta leather golf glove is luxurious. I’m not much of a glove wearer, but I gave the glove some attention and found the comfort and performance to be great.
The GolfJet tees are interesting. There’s a gold rubber crowned section on the top which helps protect the golf club. The body of the tee is shaped more like a blade or knife. It’s not round. The tip of the tee, a blade shape, is great for groove cleaning and cleat cleaning.
The GolfJet app is exclusive to GolfJet subscribers.
The app features GPS rangefinder capabilities, score tracking, statistics, and sharing (smack talking) with your golf buddies.
The cost of a box of Titleist ProV1’s or other high-end tour balls can run in the $50’s, $60’s and up. For less than the cost of a dozen of those balls, golfers can enjoy a dozen premium urethane covered balls which perform just as well, and delivered right to their door. Add to that the tees, plush leather glove, ball marker and mobile app and that’s a winning ticket.
Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s, Birch Box, Trunk Club, Lootcrate… the monthly goodie box for men concept is pretty hot right now. But why get overpriced razors every month when you could get something really fun and useful, like golf balls and accessories? That’s where iGC Box comes in. Let’s take a look inside the box.
Inside my iGC Box are some nice golf goodies. See below.
First and foremost is a half dozen high quality, urethane covered 3-piece balls. That’s the same recipe one would find in “Tour” quality golf balls which can run $50-$60/dozen. I have NO desire to get a monthly subscription if the balls inside are “RockFlite” quality. The balls come inside a useful accessory bag which is great for the other small golf items one loses inside a big golf bag.
Along with the balls my box had some nice, long plastic tees. I tee it high, so these are perfect for me. Plus they’re much more durable than wood tees.
A nice full leather golf glove comes in iGC box, as well as an iGC ball marker. Can’t have too many ball markers. Most golfers have about 500 in their bags…
Last but certainly not least is a terrific little club brush, which is not even the size of a box of Tic-Tacs. There are three retractable parts: a metal brush, a plastic brush, and a pointed plastic groove cleaner. This accessory is worth a month’s subscription price on its own. It’s so small it can live in the golfer’s pocket, ready for use whenever a quick club or groove cleaning is needed. Clubs work their best when they’re clean and the grooves are not full of debris.
There are two subscriptions available from iGC, year-round and seasonal. Both subs are $19 and delivered monthly. The yearly obviously comes every month through the year, while the seasonal is monthly between the months March through September.
I say “semi-final thoughts” because I’ll be covering another iGC box soon, which offers some other goodies, to give you the idea of the variance.
Think inside the box. iGC Box. With an iGC box landing on your doorstep every month you’ll have a solid pipeline of the most used and highest wear-and-tear items in your golf arsenal, balls, gloves and tees.
Red alert! You have exactly one week before Father’s Day. Stay calm. I’ve got some great golf related Father’s Day gift ideas for you, most of which you can get shipped in time, or find in your local golf shop. I’ll cover a range of under $15 to about $500 so now matter how much you “love” dad, I’ve got you covered. Each item will have a photo and a link to the HOG review.
At $14.99 the Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder is a great gift. It holds cigars of varying sizes and clamps via velcro or strong magnets.
Between $65-$75 is a Snell Golf Father’s Day gift pack. The packs come with two dozen killer golf balls, an awesome hat, and two casino chip style Snell Golf ball markers. Snell Golf balls are designed by the engineer behind the ProV1 and many other high end “tour” golf balls.
These flip flops are incredibly comfortable. The padding under the feet provides a wonderful foot massage with every step. The joy dad will get for a mere $30 investment is huge.
I love my Emoji Poop head cover. It’s a friendly reminder of how good my golf game really is. Dad’s golf buddies will be envious. Under $30.
Fantastic golf shorts with an attitude featuring roughly 200 skulls. Dad will love wearing these at the stuffy old club. Under $60.
Class dad up with a high end golf polo from Devereux. Incredible fabric, performance and fit. $85 well spent.
Indoors or in the yard these are great practice balls. They fly a fraction of the distance normal golf balls do, and won’t break the neighbor’s window when you blade a flop shot in the front yard.
There are no better socks on the planet. I will not wear any other socks than Kentwool. They’re not cheap. They last forever. Their new game day version features colors of your favorite pro or college sports teams.
My current game bag is this one. It’s super light and very cool looking with no outlandish logos or marketing on it. Ouul is a new brand making some very cool golf bags.
Do you REALLY love dad? Then you can pony up the $500 it will take to get him the best golf laser rangefinder on the market, the Bushnell Pro X2. This is my gamer and I love it.
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