Wednesday, June 4, 2014

5 Top Father's Day Golf Travel Gifts

Father's Day is coming soon (Sunday June 15th--the same day as the final round of the U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort) and you can enhance the special day for pops by getting him a great gift this year.

After all, he's most likely the guy who introduced you to golf and golf travel.

The Guru has scoured the websites and catalogues to find 5 fantastic gift possibilities for the golf traveling dadster:

Bluff Works Travel Pants
So, you love to travel, but you just don't like rummaging through the closet in your hotel for an iron. Have I got a great travel pant for you. Bluff Works are the ultimate, wrinkle-free, low maintenance pant that you can wear just about anywhere and look good. Whether its the golf course, a bike ride or a business meeting, these versatile, light-weight pants are super comfortable and fashionable. Machine washable and quick-drying, Bluffs are made of a unique, breathable polyester fabric. When you're on the road, you can wear them multiple times without washing. They're available in light khaki, charcoal, velvet brown and classic gray colors. My favorite feature is the zipped front internal security pocket large enough to hold your passport. $93

Bushnell Neo XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch
Pre-loaded with 33,000 courses in more than 30 countries around the word, the Bushnell Neo XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch allows you to play three rounds between charges. Top features are hazard/layup distances (up to 4 a hole), a shot distance calculator and no membership or download fee. $199.99

Game Golf Digital Tracking System
If you really want to know where your game stands, this unique technological wonder will provide a wealth of stats to let you know if you're a pretender or contender. Just attach the Game Golf Digital Tracking System to your waist and it'll track your scores, stats and trends. It'll give you accurate information on club distance, fairways hit, greens in regulation, putts per hole and a lot more. Better still, it's compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. $249 

Golf Travel Flask

 For those who desire some swing juice to calm the nerves or a liquid warm up on a frosty day, the 8 oz. Golf Travel Flask will help enhance any round of golf. Top features include an oil tanned leather case, two snap-off brass ball markers, four tee holders and a brass divot repair tool. Single malt scotch is NOT included--you'll have to furnish your own favorite swing juice. $38.59

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

I don't care how many baskets of balls you hit, if you don't have the correct fundamentals you're not going to get much better. My favorite golf swing book is a simple 127-page paperback book written by Ben Hogan with Herbert Warren Wind. If your dad only reads one book on the golf swing, make it this timeless classic. Packed with drawings and logical, easy-to-read instruction, the book starts with descriptions on the grip followed by stance and posture, the first part of the swing, the second part of the swing and a summary and review. Best of all, Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf  will cost you less than a large bucket of balls. $7.91

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