With June 20 looming, Morning Read answers the age-old Father's Day question, 'What should I get him?', with a range of gift options
Pops, daddy, brother, uncle, husband, friend, father figure — whatever shape or form the main man in your life takes on, if he golfs, then he’s sure to appreciate any of these tokens of love for Father’s Day.
Garrett Leight Kinney Sunglasses | $360
The best-selling Kinney features semi-flat mineral glass lenses with UV protection. The matte-brown version provides the best protection without distortion, making it an ideal sunglass to wear to, from and on the golf course. But don’t take our word for it. The company’s 36-year-old founder, Garrett Leight, plays twice a week and to a 4.1 handicap at Sherwood Country Club. That’s some good testing ground.
Adidas Go-To Crewneck Sweatshirt | $75
Dad deserves to be comfortable and he’ll feel better too knowing that this soft, double-knit garment is made with recycled content as part of Adidas’ ambition to end plastic waste. The dense, stretchy, textured cotton-blend fabric is easy care, quick-drying and versatile looking enough to layer and wear any time. The banded sleeves and hem, plus the high, ribbed crewneck add elevated detailing.
Vegas Golf All-In Bonus Pack On The Course Golf Game | $39.95
This on-course gambling game adds an element of fun to your regular golf round. The All-In Bonus Pack special edition comes with 26 poker-style chips to award players for things like longest drive, lowest score, most pars in a row, out of bounds, lost ball and chipping in. (See a demo here.) Also included are instructions and a mesh bag chip holder.
Zero Friction | Laser Pro SM Rangefinder | $334
This rangefinder includes a convenient magnet on the handle for easy reach and placement. The rangefinder has an easy-to-read LCD panel, measures up to 1,000 yards and vibrates when distance to the flagstick is locked on. It’s lightweight and comes with a protective carrying case.
G/Fore Skull & T’s Bucket Hat | $45
Keep dad on trend with the season’s popular comeback accessory, the bucket hat complete with classic grosgrain details around the crown and updated with an embroidered skull and crossed golf tees graphic. It’s made with premium stretch performance twill fabric, so no more of the heavy canvas cotton construction you find with old bucket hats. Also, the wider brim gives extra protection from the sun.
Weatherman / Arnold Palmer Golf Umbrella | $89
Invented by a weatherman who couldn’t find an umbrella that stood up well enough to the elements, the Weatherman-Arnold Palmer collaboration brings Palmer’s iconic logo to life. Industrial-strength fiberglass and inverted vents can withstand winds up to 55 mph. The fabric is water-resistance and UPF 50+, so, rain or shine, this umbrella offers ultimate protection.
FootJoy HyperFlex Golf Shoe | $149.99
This is the shoe that is so comfortable that PGA Tour player Rafe Cabrera-Bello says he wants a bed made out of them. The HyperFlex delivers lightweight support and cushioning with all the range of motion support and flex needed to ensure maximum ground contact through the golf swing. The 100 percent waterproof, breathable mesh system offers complete protection, and the shoe is available in three colorways. It also features the Boa-lace system.
Swannies Golf Burton Polo | $72
The navy heather fabric, whimsical sky floral accents and modern fit of this polo will give dad’s golf shirt collection an update from the mundane. The stretch, soft-hand feel, durability and easy care will keep him comfortable all day on and off the course. He might also appreciate that this is a carbon neutral product, making it in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Jones Ranger Shag Bag and Cooler | $50
This classic shag bag holds up to six dozen practice balls and comes in seven colorways, but it can also hold six cold beverages, plus ice, thanks to being insulated. The ideal dual-purpose gift — take it from the driving range and then convert to a drink caddy. Store in your golf cart or hang from your push cart. It can be personalized with a name or logo for an additional $15.
The Original Craft Beer Club | $44.75 per month
Need something to go in the Jones cooler bag? Dad will get 12 beers per month selected from independent small-production craft brewers who use time-honored brewing methods mixed with modern-day creative techniques. Each shipment showcases two breweries from different geographical regions includes three beers each of four different craft-beer styles.
Lululemon ABC Pant Classic Warpstreme | $128
Dad’s pant game need a little update? Look no further than this five-pocket performance pant that has four-way stretch, shape-retention, quick-dry, wrinkle-resistance and breathability for all-day comfort. We love this iron-blue color, but it also comes in a dozen more choices plus five different lengths to make it easy to pick the perfect pair for a Father’s Day gift. Still not sure which he’d like? Settle the score with a Lululemon gift card and let him pick out his own.
TrendyGolf Bubbawhips Alignment Sticks | $70
These vintage-inspired, genuine hickory golf alignment sticks are hand painted and finished in Minnesota. Made to look like archery arrows from days past and using hickory, golf’s original wood-shaft material, the sticks are weather sealed and have silver nail caps on each end. The TrendyGolf version has a camo pattern with orange stripes, making them an eye-catching way to help dad with his golf swing.