Best golf gifts: 9 best gifts for the dads who love gadgets
Need a golf gadget for Father's Day? Consider one of these options.
If there’s one thing dad will never turn down, it’s a good golf gadget. Maybe it leads to lower scores. Maybe it leads to a more relaxing round. Either way, if you’re in the market for a Father’s Day gift that’ll make pops happy, you can’t go wrong with any of the items featured on this list.
From high-tech rangefinders, solar chargers that’ll keep his devices juiced up on the course, portable speakers and launch monitors that won’t break the bank, there’s something for every dad.
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TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition
The stylish Connected Golf Edition does it all. Designed with the golfer in mind, the GPS-enabled timepiece features an OLED touchscreen and exclusive Tag Heuer Golf app (with 3D mapping) that tracks your every swing along with distances to the next green and potential hazards on more than 40,000 courses around the world. There’s even a new tour-inspired wrinkle called “The Driving Zone” that suggests the best zone to target on a hole based on history from past rounds. Best of all? This watch looks good on and off the course.
Bag Boy Solar Charger
Dad loves his gadgets, but he probably doesn’t enjoy when they run out of battery on the golf course. This Bag Boy Solar Charger charges multiple different devices via sunlight and incandescent light. It’s compatible with most GPS units, as well as iPhone, Samsung, and most mobile devices with USB output and six adaptors.
Bushnell Tour V5 Rangefinder
You’ll never have to worry about hitting the wrong target with this rangefinder. The PinSeeker with Visual Jolt technology features a red ring that flashes while the Jolt technology vibrates in your hand when you’re locked on to the flagstick. The unit also comes with impressive 6x magnification and a performance range up to 1,300 yards (400-plus yards to a flag). Additionally, the device offers a built-in “Bite” magnetic mount that allows it to stick to a golf cart.
Puma Soundchuck Mini
Does dad like to listen to music while he plays golf? If so, the Puma Soundchuck Mini is a portable Bluetooth speaker that’s enabled for wireless pairing and hands-free phone use. It’s made with a shock-resistant silicone exterior, and it comes with a carbiner clip that can attach to a golf bag for safe transport. It also has a magnet that will help the device stick to certain metal surfaces.
Range Gripper RG1
It’s a terrible feeling when your rangefinder or phone gets lost or damaged while driving around the course in a cart. Golf carts have plenty of compartments, but they don’t always have a safe and convenient place for dad’s gadgets. The Range Gripper RG1 fits into the cup holder of a cart, and it provides rangefinders and phones the convenient safety they need.
As a golfer, it’s likely that dad has complained about his aches and pains. The Theragun G3Pro may be his saving grace by helping improve muscle strength, flexibility and more. It’s a handheld, deep-muscle treatment device that uses rapid strokes to stimulate flow and heat. The Theragun G3Pro has six foam attachments that are a softer alternative to plastic materials, and they’re specifically designed for different areas of the body. The device also comes with a travel case and two lithium batteries.
Bushnell Phantom GPS
The Phantom Golf GPS is a no-frills option that’s easy to use and doesn’t require a manual. The bite-sized wearable device offers yardages to the front, center and back, as well as four hazard distances per hole. The built-in Bluetooth allows for wireless updates during the round, and with 36,000 preloaded courses, there’s a good chance his favorite spots made the list. With auto course recognition and hole advance functions, the device is good to go when you step on the first tee. For those who ride in a cart, the integrated Bite magnetic mount attaches to any metal surface.
Swing Caddie SC300 Portable Launch Monitor
High-end launch monitors that provide golf shot feedback typically cost thousands and thousands of dollars. The Voice Caddie Swing Caddie SC300 sells for a mere fraction of those prices, though, and it uses Doppler Radar Technology to track golf shots. About the size of a cell phone, the portable Swing Caddie SC300 tracks carry/total distance, smash factor, launch angle, swing speed, apex, ball speed and more. It has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that lasts about 12 hours, and it has voice feedback options to hear your distances in real time.
Izzo Swami Swing Camera
The path to lower scores is understanding the mechanics of your swing. Izzo’s Swami Swing Cam allows golfers the ability to record their swing with a portable camera that records in full HD 1080p. A 2.0 LCD screen makes it possible to rewatch your swing on the fly with continuous and timed recording modes. And if you want to get really technical, the free app can analyze your swing plane and alignment lines in slow motion.
Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors
The third-generation sensors (14 in total) are designed to keep tabs on every shot struck on the course. Figure out club averages and get personalized on-course strategy advice from the Arccos Caddie app simply by placing the sensor in the butt-end of each grip. Advanced analytics (powered by strokes gained) also provide detailed performance breakdowns to guide practice.
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