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.
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.
You’re in trouble, so you think. You’ve waited far too long to get that golf gift for the golfer on your Christmas list. Now it’s too late to order anything from Amazon.
Fear not. There’s probably a local golf course somewhere near you or even better, the home course of your gift recipient.
Last Minute Golf Christmas Gifts
If you know your golfer’s home course, a great gift is simply a gift card to the course. Then your recipient can choose exactly what he/she wants. Some courses separate pro shop apparel and equipment from golf green fees, so make sure you get them the card for whichever one you prefer.
Some courses also offer range passes or punch passes for buckets. A gift of game improvement is a great idea.
Speaking of game improvement, consider buying a lesson from a PGA Pro at your local course as a Christmas golf gift. The course can likely work that into a gift card of some kind or gift certificate.
If you’d like to be a little more personal take a sneaky peek at your golfer’s golf bag if you can. See what kind of golf balls they have in the pocket. There’s probably a hodge podge of balls, but look closely and try to figure out his/her preferred brand and model, or perhaps you already know it. Your local golf shop should have them.
Some other ideas for golf gifts you’ll easily find at any local golf shop include golf towels, umbrellas, head covers,
Golfers can never have too many golf shirts, shorts, hats, outerwear or golf socks. Most local golf course pro shops have great selections. Many regional shops have team logo items for your favorite college or pro team.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Uber Wednesday (I just made that up)… Christmas is coming in about a month and it’s time to start thinking about getting the golfer on your gift list some cool gear. I’m here to help. I’ll post a few great suggestions which will be in a fairly broad price range. Each item will be a quick writeup and photo. The title and photo will be linkable to the HOG review where you can get more information. Also be sure to check out the HOG 2017 Christmas/Holiday Golf Apparel Gift Guide.
TecTecTec VPRO500S Laser Rangefinder – $179
This is a high performance laser with slope for a very inexpensive price, rivaling other lasers that can cost over $500.
Snell My Tour Ball – $31.99
The My Tour Ball equals the performance of the highest end balls, like the ProV1. It should. It was designed by the same person who designed it!
Emoji Poop Driver Head Cover – $20
For only $20 bucks you can remind the golfer on your gift list exactly what kind of game he/she has.
Indoor-Outdoor Golf Practice Balls – $14.95
Practice makes perfect. Get some reps in inside with these soft practice balls. They won’t break the china.
Stage V Clinger – $14.99
Stage V Clinger Cigar Holder
Looking for a cigar gift? The Stage V Clinger is a great clip which magnetically attaches to metal, or attaches to anything else via velcro.
Tornado Tee – $15
These space age tees have a micro mesh crown which gives way during the compression of the ball at impact. This helps reduce spin and increase distance.
Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder – $499
Bushnell Golf Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder
For that golfer on your holiday gift list you really, really, reeeeaallly love… get him/her the best laser rangefinder money can buy, the Bushnell Golf Pro X2.