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The Ultimate List Of Golf Gifts For Dad

Updated on April 24, 2019

Looking to get your dad the ultimate golf gift?

On this page we highlight a selection of golf gifts for dad that range in price, style and function. There is a golf gift for every special father here.

Let’s jump in!

Dad Golf Gifts

1. Personalised golf essentials

Golf is jam-packed with gadgets that can be personlised – from pitchmark repairers, a ball markers and tees, to golf towels, balls and other nicknacks – there is literally no end to golf gifts that you can personalise for your dad.

Here are a few awesome ideas to consider

2. A Life Well Played. Arnold Palmer’s greatest stories

If your dad is a true golf nut he will definitely have heard of or even seen The King Arnold Palmer in action on the course.

Arnie passed away in 2016 and was one of the most charismatic golfers to have graced the professional golfing scene.

This book features his memoirs and many other great golfing stories with the foreword written by his great friend and fierce rival on the course Jack Nicklaus.

Check out our complete list of great golf books.

3. Office putting kit

When spending his working hours in the office your dad might get the urge to practice his putting and the old whisky glass on the carpet just doesn’t cut it anymore.

These days an office putting kit complete with a putter, ball and a battery operated cup that returns the ball to your feet makes it much easier to practice that tricky six-footer while never having to waste time fetching the ball every time it goes in the glass.

4. A groove cleaner

This simple little device that fits comfortably in your pocket can go a long way to ensuring your clubfaces stay clean and the grooves clear of any dirt or grass.

And the result will always be a better strike each and every shot leading to more enjoyment on the course for you dad.

The TruGroove cleaner is epic.

5. Funky or formal headcovers

Arguably the best way to make your dad’s golf bag stand out is to get him novelty headcovers for his woods.

The variety of such headcovers these days is endless and you can either make them fun or more traditional and formal by going for the classic wool and pom pom or leather sock covers.

Or maybe even his favourite animal for his driver.

6. GPS watch

The days of walking out the yardages to the target seem to be over and technology has replaced this age old tradition so why not let your dad keep up with the times with a golf GPS watch.

These devices have most of the courses worldwide mapped out in their software and provide accurate yardages to the front, middle and back of the greens helping your dad speed up his round and pick his next club more effectively.

We recommend the Garmin Approach S20.

7. Electric trolley

If your dad prefers to walk the course when playing but doesn’t enjoy carrying his bag or pushing it on a trolley, an electric trolley is the solution.

It takes the weight out of the golf bag making it easier to push up hills.

These days remote controlled trolleys have become easier to get your hands on and even trolleys that follow you around on the course are available if you really feel like spoiling your dad and giving him a caddie for life.

We recommend the Qwik-Fold 3-Wheel Push Pull Cart.

8. Leather golf shoes

A pair of traditional leather golf shoes will always make a golfer look more esteemed.

These days certain brands still make these golf shoes that hark back to the old days and you can even get them customised to suit your father’s style if necessary.

Some wooden tees, a shoe bag and a cleaning kit are some great additional accessories to include with this gift.

9. A chipper

If your dad is past the age of retirement and finds it difficult to keep up a consistent and reasonable short game it might be time to get him the gift of a new chipping game with the help of a chipper.

This club looks like a putter with added loft and by effectively using a putting stroke with a chipper you are able to turn those short chips around the edge of the green into much more controlled shots consistently.

We recommend the Cleveland Smart Sole Chipper.

10. A custom tour bag

We’ve already established that your dad wont likely carry his golf bag on the course and therefore the size and weight of his golf bag doesn’t matter so much.

If this is the case a great gift is a custom tour bag for the old man.

Make him look and feel like a professional on the course with a large traditional golf bag that can be customised with his name or his favourite sports team.

And thankfully the modern tour bags are made with lighter materials so on the odd occasion that you might have to caddie for your dad, his bag wont tire out your back and shoulders.

11. The Home of Golf

st andrews golf course

Arguably the ultimate golf gift you could give anyone, a trip to the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland with your pops will be give you and him memories to last a lifetime.

You will of course have to try and get a tee time on the historical Old Course and be sure to get a photo with your dad on the Swilcan Bridge before completing your round.

A drink at one of the old pubs next to the course is a must and purchasing some memorabilia from the nearby golf shops will cement your memories of this magical town.

And in case that just isn’t enough, a round of hickory golf using traditional golf clubs with wooden shafts at Kingarrock will put the icing on the cake of what will be an unforgettable trip with your dad.

About the author 

Jason Mylroie

Been hooked on golf since I was 12 and lived on a golf estate while at school. Began to work in Golf Industry during university and spent a year on the Sunshine Tour as a media operator. Subsequently became deputy editor of Compleat Golfer in South Africa for 5 years, specializing in equipment and travel reviews. After that I became a consultant to a major golf chain, testing and reviewing all equipment. Also a Callaway custom fitter and play off a 2 handicap when actually getting the chance to play!

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