Show dad a token of your appreciation
It’s that time of year again when we show our love for our fathers. This Father’s Day will be one to be remembered for years to come.
Dad deserves a token of your appreciation. I have assembled a cornucopia of inexpensive and slightly more expensive golf items that convey your love and appreciation for Dad and make his golfing even more pleasurable.
BUSHNELL GOLF’s WINGMAN GPS SPEAKER
An All-In-One Device Gives Golfers Access to Their Favorite Music, While Still Providing Them Audible Distance Information on the Course
OMG! What a great first-to-market product from Bushnell Outdoor Products that they have brought to the golfing world – The Wingman GPS Speaker. I am totally enamored with this product. Any Dad would love this when he rides by himself on a 1-person golf cart.
With a combination of GPS and Bluetooth technologies, the Wingman provides players audible front, center and back distances, all while listening to the music of their choice through mobile applications.
This is a product that will allow golfers to enjoy themselves on the course, while providing them with the functions of a distance measuring device that works with Bushnell’s legendary quality. Never one to enjoy other people’s music taste and volume, now you have the ability to play music and provide GPS data you can rely on. The Wingman GPS Speaker is unlike any other product in the industry.
It is accurate, clips on to the golf cart’s support strut really tightly, so don’t worry about it falling off.
How it works:
· Pair the Wingman with your music source and Bushnell Golf App
· Press remote button to get audible GPS distances from your Bushnell Golf App
The Wingman GPS Speaker will change the way players take on the course, by bringing an entirely new atmosphere to the game. With premium sound quality, paired with front, center, and back distances with customizable settings for game play, the Wingman is the perfect all-in-one accessory for the golf course.
Additionally, the speaker comes standard with Bushnell’s Magnetic BITE technology. The BITE magnetic mount allows the speaker to be secured to any golf cart without the need for an aftermarket accessory.
The Wingman GPS Speaker features:
· Audible GPS distances and music through mobile applications
· Premium audio quality
· Front, center and back distances – with customizable settings for your game play
· Integrated BITE magnetic cart mount
· Auto hole advance
· 10+ hour battery life
· Charge other devices from speaker
Available at retailers and online for $149.99.
TecTecTec VPRO500 Golf Rangefinder
One of the best values in the laser range finders domain is from TecTecTec . Their new and most popular rangefinder model, the VPRO500, is now carried in all DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy stores.
I get to review many rangefinders and GPS watches, yet, I always go back to using both their GPS watch and Range finder, mainly because of their user friendliness, operation and pricing.
All TecTecTec rangefinders are engineered with an ultra-clear, multilayered optical lens and multiple scanning modes to help golfers in any situation. These include Pinsensor, to measure overlapping targets, Target Priority, to display the distance of the closest subject, and Scan Mode, for help with reading distances to hazards.
The best-selling VPRO500 provides state-of-the-art technology at an unbeatable price. It is accurate within one yard, features 6x magnification, has a water-resistant coating, and can lock onto a flag up to 540 yards away.
Every model is equipped with a CR2 battery, wrist strap, microfiber cleaning cloth and quick start guide for easy setup. All purchases made through the TecTecTec website include customary free shipping, a two-year warranty, and a “love it or your money back” 30-day full refund guarantee.
The Road Runner Head Cover by Daphne’s Head Covers.
The PGTAA (Professional Golf Teachers Association of America)
Does your Dad eat, sleep, and breathe golf? Is he bored, retired, needs a career change, or just needs something new to do?
Help him re-ignite his passion for golf, and enable him to become a certified Professional Golf Instructor.
The great benefit of the PGTAA is their Home Study course with their outstanding curriculum and recognition the PGTAA has developed over the past 23 years.
Total course cost is only $995.00 www.pgtaa.com
Bridgestone RXS Ball
I am so glad I hounded Elliot and Jared at Bridgestone for 4 years for them to bring out the yellow RXS ball! Now, after a few months, they are sold out of this particular ball. I love this ball for my game! Period. End of story!
Bridgestone's RXS yellow and white balls, in fact all their Tour B ball family, feature the brand's new REACTIV cover technology - an innovation they teamed up with 15-time major champion Tiger Woods to bring to market.
REACTIV is golf world's first ever SMART urethane - using an “impact modifier” to deliver a shock absorbing soft cover on slow impact shots for more spin and control,and high resilience on high impact shots for more power and distance.
The material reacts differently depending on the force of the impact. In essence, on the violent impact of a driver, REACTIV rebounds quicker than other urethane covers, generating more ball speed and longer distance.
On the softer touch and feel of wedge shots, REACTIV keeps the ball on the face longer, allowing golfers to impart more spin and better control in the short game.
$39.99 per dozen available in TOUR B XS and TOUR B X versions for swing speeds greater than 105 mph, and in traditional white and optic yellow in the TOUR B RX and TOUR B RXS models for swing speeds less than 105 mph.
Duca Del Cosma Men’s Golf Shoes
Enjoy the difference of a golf shoe built by skilled European artisans.
With maximum panache and technology designed for people passionate about life (on and off the course), these are the shoes any Father will appreciate as a gift.
The Nappa leather shoe, the Camelot, is Duca del Cosma’s spin on classic golf footwear- an innovative combination of style and substance. Featuring perforated detailing on the leather upper, these shoes come with extra wax laces, so you can mix or match for a touch of flair.
Free shipping on orders over $200 and free exchanges.
The 5 Footer Golf Training Aid
When used outdoors, especially on putting greens, it allows you to easily adjust for all putting lies (uphill, downhill, right to left, left to right), and you can reverse the putting lanes.
It is ideal for all ages and perfect for men, women, beginners, experienced and children golfers.
Made of durable weatherproof vinyl, you will like the idea of its compactness and ease of use, rolling it up into a tube that fits effortlessly into your golf bag.
Most importantly, it is perfect for grooving your stroke, giving you instant feedback.
$35.72 on Amazon
The “Sock of Champions” by All 19 Holes.
Logo Chip Business Cards
I use these logo chips for the PGTAA, PGA Tour players and for my golf writing business cards. Of course, I also use them as ball markers
The response is always complimentary and golfers are enamored with the chips.
Why continue handing out paper business cards when business card chips can be all in 1?
Your Business Card
Golf Ball Marker for Clients
Tee Gift to Sponsor Golf Tourneys
Magnetic Chips for Advertising (only .20 more)
Promo- Redeemable Coupon Chips
Call or email Mike Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org) and mention my name.
While no present can ever truly capture your love for Dad, there are some gifts that he'll appreciate (and actually use) more than others.
Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional
Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including "333 Best Web Sites for Golfers", "How to Build Business Relationships through Golf" which is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book's bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf”, is in its eight printing.