Father’s Day Golf Gift Guide

Father’s Day is June 15, 2008 and if your dad loves the game of golf, here are some great golf gifts that he’ll appreciate.

Do your part for the environment and pick up pack of Epoch Tees the #1 Performance Golf Tee on Tour™.

The #1 Golf Tee on The Tour.

Epoch Tees are completely sustainable. Made entirely from recycled and renewable materials, the mower-friendly design lasts 10-times longer than a wooden tee.
Available in variety of sizes, from 3¼”; epoch-3.25™, the 2¾” epoch-2.75™, and the 1½” epoch-1.5™. $2.99 – $6.99 a pack

The Downhill Lie A hacker’s Return to a Ruinous Sport

by Carl Hiaasen ( $22.00 Knopf)

The Downhill Lie by Carl Hiaasen

Ever wonder how to retrieve a sunken golf cart from a snake-infested lake? Or which club in your bag is best suited for combat against a horde of rats? If these and other sporting questions are gnawing at you, The Downhill Lie, Carl Hiaasen’s hilarious confessional about returning to the fairways after a thirty-two-year absence, is definitely the book for you. This book can be read in the same amount of time it takes to play a round of golf and one that any golfer of any ability will come to appreciate. Reading this book will have you laughing and leave a big smile on your face.

Be sure to read my review of this terrific book

Playing well is one part of the golf game, the other part is looking good on the golf course.

Ashworth Organics Harding Park Golf Shirt

Ashworth Organics is a brand-new, great-looking line made of sustainable, recyclable or 100 percent organic cottons. Ashworth Organics incorporates some very comfortable fabrics and classic styles that take a step for environmentally friendly products.In fact, this part of the collection is tagged with a new “Ashworth Organics” label and a hangtag that exclaims “For the Game, For the Planet.” Available this summer from $55.00-$85.00

Nike Ignite IC 20 -20 Putter

Nike Ignite IC 20-20 Putter

Do you get tense or worse the case of the yips when you step onto the putting green? Even the simplest putt is fraught with breaks, slopes, and grain direction. That’s more than enough to stuff to look at, which is why Nike Golf designed the IC putter. By using optical engineering to tune the color, shape, and contrast of the entire club, the visual footprint of the shaft and club head itself is reduced. This dramatically emphasizes the alignment aid, enhancing your ability to visualize the ball track at address. Now you can pull off a little visual trick of your own: making the ball disappear from sight. $159.

Puma Swing GTX

Puma Swing GTX Golf Shoe

Most golf shoes are pretty ordinary and boring, but Puma’s latest version of the Swing GTX breaks the traditional golf shoe mold. In true PUMA fashion, the Swing GTX is a perfect combination of function, comfort and style, and offers the best green-friendly traction since the original metal spikes. The Swing GTX is one of PUMA ’s lightest golf shoes. It boasts a glass fiber sole plate and even distribution of the quills, allowing for better comfort while playing and walking. With a clean, yet stylish upper (full grain water resistant leather with waterproof Gore-Tex lining), the Swing GTX is another example of how PUMA does Golf. The timeless design and brogue treatment marries classic golf fashion with a modern twist. The right and left-hand outsoles also appear in contrasting colors to highlight the functional and fashionable design of the shoes. Color: White-Vibrant Green-Fluo Pink
Price: $250.00

Bushnell Laser Range Finder Tour V2.0

Bushnell Laser Range Finder Tour V2.0

Tired of not being able to judge the distance to the pin? Then the Bushnell Laser Rangefinder Tour v2.0 is the answer to this common problem. Bushnell introduces the new TourV2 with Pinseeker technology — the next generation of Bushnell’s premium digital golf laser rangefinder with selective targeting modes and suberb optical quality.The world’s smallest, most advanced laser rangefinder-measuring a mere 1.6×2.8 X 4 .3 in., weighing only 6.6 oz, and accurate 5 to 1000 yards.


  • 5x magnification
  • Ranges from 275 yards to the golf flag, 700 yards to trees, 1000 yards to reflective pins
  • Exclusive Bushnell Pinseeker mode
  • Scan mode in view on LCD optics
  • Provides instantaneous measurements in yards & or/ meters

Retails for $349

SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5

SkyCaddie SG5 GPS

How would you like to have your very own professional caddy, that can give you detailed course information no matter where you play? The SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 is for golfers who want advanced features, a large color display and a long-lasting rechargeable battery. SkyGolf’s advanced GPS technology is integrated with the very best Swiss engineering to provide unmatched reliability. The SG5 includes SkyGolf’s patented IntelliGreen® technology, enabling golfers to measure the full depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach and shows distances for all targets and hazards on any of SkyGolf’s many thousands of professionally mapped courses. Its vibrant color display features automatic backlighting to ensure easy readability indoors and outdoors.


  • IntelliGreen, plus all targets from tee to green
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Easy, one-handed operation
  • Automatic backlight
  • Rugged, water-resistant case

Retails for $429.95

Author: Rob Hayashida

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