Father’s Day gift guide: 5 golfy items dads on our staff actually want

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Father’s Day, a time to celebrate your golf-loving dad, is coming up quickly — so it’s time to act on those last-minute gift ideas. We compiled a massive Father’s Day guide you can check out here and selected drivers your dad might want here, but we also asked a handful of dads on GOLF’s staff what they actually want. Here are their picks.

Josh Sens, senior writer

On the other 364 days of the year, I often tell my kids to talk to the hand. On Father’s Day I’ll be asking them to look at the hand. Mine is currently gloveless and that’s a problem. I want something soft and tacky and stylish, and G/FORE’s line checks all those boxes. You can go zanier than dark blue on the colors if you like. My preference is for the understated tones but really, all the gloves look great and perform even better.

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

G/FORE Men’s Collection Glove

G/FORE Men’s Collection Gloves are snug, comfortable and come in a dozen different colors, so you can find the one perfect for you.

John Ledesma, managing editor

My son is 15, so gift-giving isn’t his strong suit. I’ve put in a request for The RainDrop retractable putting string because it’s not too expensive, and I figure if my kid gives it to me, I’ll feel even more obligated to practice with it. (As if 40 putts per round isn’t motivation enough!) Seriously though, The RainDrop is convenient to carry, easy to use, and very effective for improving alignment and feel. If the boy doesn’t come through, I’m sure I’ll get one for myself.

The RainDrop – Retractable Putting String

Developed in partnership with world renowned golf instructor and putting guru, Matt Killen. Close to 20 feet of retractable cable! The Raindrop will help you work on start line easily and quickly on the putting green. Either straight putts or breaking putts, this retractable string can do it all! Quick and easy to setup, and stores easily in your golf bag. Includes a neoprene carrying case to protect your raindrop and metal stakes.
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Rob DeChiaro, chief digital officer

The perfect shoe for the dad golfer who is short on time and needs the flexibility to run from family room to garage to course to family BBQ without changing your shoes. And, for the sneaker lover like myself, nothing beats the look and feel of the Air Max 90.

Nike Air Max 90G

Nike’s Air Max 90G reinvents an icon with details made for the course. The new design draws its inspiration from the original Nike Air Max 90. It features the iconic waffle outsole and the AM90 airbag unit in the heel. The integrated traction pattern provides exceptional grip in a variety of conditions, the air unit provides additional comfort at the back foot, and the foam midsole cushions every step.
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Alan Bastable, executive editor

A few weeks back, I played golf with some pals as part of a bachelor party weekend in Westchester County, N.Y., about 40 miles from my New Jersey home. Beautiful day, fun old-school course, steak dinner. Life was good. But when I got home I realized I had left behind at the club more than just a bruised ego. Sitting in the bottom of a wooden locker were my golf shoes: a pair of never-to-be-retrieved Puma Ignites, which behind my slippers were the second-most comfortable footwear in my closet. I miss them dearly. If my kids love me, they’ll order me a new pair.

Puma Ignite Fasten8

Puma’s Ignite Fasten8 spikeless golf shoe offers step in comfort, breathability, support, stability, and excellent gripping power. The shoe features a performance mesh upper that is breathable and waterproof. The upper is constructed with a Fasten8 PWRStrap Fit System, featuring webbing straps integrated with the lacing system that provide a secure fit. The upper is also constructed with a PWRFrame and PWRCage, offering support and stability throughout your swing. The Ignite Foam midsole provides energy return, responsive comfort and stable cushioning. The outsole is strategically designed with directional lugs in proper zones for increased traction that offers more gripping power.
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Josh Berhow, managing editor

I have a go-to GPS device and am stocked with a few pairs of great golf shoes, but what I don’t have is a quality white polo, something that looks great with any color pants or shorts. I’m a fan of a lot of TravisMathew’s polos, but the best part about their gear is that it works on or off the course. Sign me up for the Balmy Breeze polo.

TravisMathew Balmy Breeze Polo

This lightweight and breathable polo has a subtle design and is percent to wear on the golf course or out on the town. It’s cotton/polyester blend allows for maximum comfort.

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