It’s that time of year again when you are trying to figure out just what to give Dad, besides a gift card. This becomes a really easy decision, if you simply go the gift card route, but it is rather impersonal to say the least.

Here are six great gifts any golfer would enjoy:

Free Personalization on the New Chrome Soft Golf Balls

The Chrome Soft Golf Ball is designed for Tour Proven performance with exceptional feel. The 4-piece construction and Dual SoftFast Core provide higher ball speeds and optimal spin rates to maximize performance through the bag.

Now through June 30th, Callaway is offering free personalization on The New Chrome Soft Golf Balls (white and yellow) online and in retail stores across the country.

$39.99 www.callawygolf.com


The Full Color Touchscreen Golf GPS Watch

GOLFBUDDY WTX GPS Golf Buddy’s latest piece of wearable golf technology, the 2.2 ounce WTX Golf GPS Watch, is a great product, especially if you prefer GPS, versus hand-held laser measuring devices.

This unit features a stunning full color LCD display that’s easy to read at 1.2″. It has a fully responsive touch screen, so all the features are just
a tap away. You can even place the pin yourself for more accurate distances to the course you’re playing that day. Dynamic Green View gives you the most accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the greens by reading the golfer’s position, so you know exactly where you’re attacking the green from.

Never miss a notification during your round either. Simply pair this unit to your smartphone with Bluetooth technology and get all your texts, emails and alerts right on your wrist. Best of all, all course updates are free and automatic with the GolfBuddy smartphone app. No fees or subscriptions required!



Leupold GX-1i3 Range Finder

Leupold GX-1i3 Range FinderFor those golfers who need to know the exact distance to the flag or hazard, simply nobody beats Leupold products for accuracy and quality. Dad, as with other golfers, will appreciate the look, feel and handling of this new rangefinder.

Of all the laser rangefinders we have tested and used, our testing group found Leupold products to be second-to-none!

Using a custom algorithm that no other rangefinder has, TGR (True Golf Range) allows golfers to compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short.

Distance, speed and accuracy:
take your golf game to the next level with the ergonomically designed Leupold GX-1i3. The high performance DNA engine and advanced infrared laser provide faster distance measurements with accuracy displayed to within .5 of a yard.

Leupold’s high-performance DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine and an advanced infrared laser deliver faster measurements with increased accuracy that is superior to GPS devices.

Their New PinHunter™ 3 Laser Technology increases the pulse rate, and as a result, the GX rangefinder ignores user movement to quickly identify and lock onto the flag or pin for extremely precise and fast target acquisition.

Other key features for the GX-1i3, beside the Fog Mode to cut through mist, is the audible Prism Lock Technology™ which allows golfers, including those with unsteady hands, to get their distances easily, quickly, and with extreme accuracy when a course is outfitted with reflective prisms. Maximum ranging distance on prisms is 700 yards.

The GX-1i3 is compact, weighing just 6.8 ounces, and measuring only 4.0 inches long, 2.5 inches high and 1.5 inches wide. GX-2i3 has a black LCD display for high contrast and clarity. Distance can be displayed in yards or meters.

The GX-1i3 is tournament legal, offering line-of-sight distance measurement only. The Black on Black armor color scheme enhances the unit’s appearance. It is rugged, compact, and completely waterproof.

With a Leupold GX-1i3 rangefinder, Dad is sure to shave strokes from his game.

$374.99 www.leupold.com

The Road Runner Head Cover by Daphne’s Head Covers.

The Road Runner Head Cover by Daphne’s Head Covers.A great gift from a great company! Daphne’s Head Covers have 175 plus golf club covers in their line to choose from; including animals, super heroes and just for fun
covers. Each cover is fully lined and elasticized to ensure a secure fit on your clubs. Their head covers are designed to protect your woods and putters,

Each cover is guaranteed for life. Inside the label you will find Daphne’s factory phone number. Should you have any problems with your head cover, Daphne’s will fix it expeditiously.

They are also happy to guide you to the golf shop in your area that carries Daphne’s Head Covers.

Average prices run between $28 to
$40. www.daphnesheadcovers.com


These two training aids really work wonders- the Power Package Golf Swing Trainer and the Swing Coach.

My personal choice is the Power Package Golf Swing training device.

Power Package Golf Swing TrainerThe Power Package was developed by top-ranked golf instructor Chris Walkey, the Director of Instruction at the Palms Golf Club in La Quinta, California. This trainer, more than anything, will allow you to immediately feel a perfect swing. It can help any golfer learn to set the club properly and produce a pure, powerful, repeatable swing.

It also helps with:

  • Improper wrist set
  • Too flat or upright swing plane
  • Open or closed club face
  • Club too far across the line, or laid off
    at the top of the backswing
  • Tendency to over swing and loss of width
  • Early release on downswing
  • Lack of body rotation through the ball

A 30-day money back guarantee is available

$79.99 www.powerpackagegolf.com

Swing Coach
My second choice is the Swing Coach, which is diametrically opposite to the Package Golf device. Its USP (Unique Sales proposition) is to give you instant feedback on what it
feels like to:

  • Train the proper acceleration and timing to achieve greater consistency, aka, perfect swing tempo
  • Fix your over the top, outside-in swing path to create more
    solid contact for improved accuracy
  • Acquire a proper release thru impact for greater club head speed and more distance
  • It is simple to use – just requiring three steps:
  • LOAD a regulation golf ball into the Swing Coach Club cradle
  • LAUNCH the ball towards a target with a smooth accelerating golf swing
  • LEARN from the ball flight of each practice swing and make small adjustments, until
    the ball flight is online at the target.

A 30-day money back guarantee is available.

By visiting the Swing Coach web site, details and videos are available.

$97.00 www.swingcoachclub.com

As one can see, this year’s opportunities for gifting are excellent. Dad will appreciate and welcome any of these products that are sure to enhance his golf experience.

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 now in its 9th printing. He currently works with 14 Tour Players on mental coaching, putting and scoring techniques.

He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com ordrlotz@cbsgolf.net