10 Father’s Day gifts our golf dads actually want

golf gifts for dads for fathers day

What do golf dads ACTUALLY want for Father's Day? To give you some inspiration, we asked some of the dads on our staff to make their picks.


Father’s Day is rapidly approaching, and instead of getting your golf-loving dad or father-in-law something you aren’t even sure they’d like, we’re here to help.

We polled a handful of staffers — a collection of writers who also hold the title of “Dad” — to see what type of golfy (or non-golfy) items they want for Father’s Day. The hope here is that their suggestions inspire you to make the perfect pick for your loved ones.

Even better, this list includes 10 products almost any golf-obsessed dad would enjoy — things that aren’t just stylish but practical and functional. So scroll below and click on the items to learn more, buy or browse color options.

10 Father’s Day gifts our golf dads actually want

Hudson Sutler Nylon Cooler Backpack- Navy

This backpack with a built-in cooler is designed for life on the go, be it tailgating, concerts or trips to the beach. It’s the perfect carry apparatus for your favorite beverages of choice.  Padded shoulder straps and water repellent exterior keeps things dry from the outside.  Roll top closure with welded waterproof liner & insulation keeps things cold on the inside.  With two zippered pockets, this backpack with a cooler compartment keeps your shades, sunscreen, cell phone and portable speaker within reach. Finally, your hands are free for folding chairs and fishing poles. Contoured & padded shoulder straps with adjustable sizing Water repellent 1000d Nylon Exterior Food Safe, Welded 18oz. CPSIA Approved waterproof liner with roll top closure Flip top lid with zippered valuables pocket for easy access Half Inch Foam Insulation Front stash pocket with our Signature Rust Proof Zipper closure Two side water bottle sleeves Volume // 1122 cu inches / 18 L Dimensions // 11” L x 6” W x 17” H
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Can you ever have enough places in which to store cold drinks on hot days? Rhetorical question. You cannot! Ergo, the seven or eight cooler bags of various sizes dangling from a hook in my cluttered garage. Not among that collection, though: a stylish cooler knapsack, which is why the Hudson Sutler Nylon Cooler Backpack has my eye. It’s smart, roomy and looks perfect for the course or beach. Fingers crossed one of my foursome of kids comes through this year. If not, I might just have to treat myself. — Alan Bastable

On Point 1 Rail Dimple-Domed + Coin Ball Marker

Make more putts with the revolutionary 3 dimensional On Point ball marker! TWO markers in ONE  – The only patented 3 Dimensional dome marker and coin marker.  The dimpled white marker helps you visualize your ball and line while you are waiting for your turn to putt. Permitted under the rules of golf by the USGA and R&A Improves your set-up, alignment and distance control Increases your ability to “see” the line  Creates “tunnel vision” – intensifies you focus and concentration Helps you read the greens and sink more putts Great for tournaments, events, and every day use Become a more confident putter and shoot lower scores Get the #1 ball marker in golf and lower your score today!
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As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time chasing kids to practices and games, I’ve learned the importance of an efficient practice session. Some days, it’s a 30-minute putting session. Instead of mindlessly rolling putts, I typically try to work on one aspect to keep things moving in the right direction. Lately, it’s been alignment and locking in the target. As someone who normally relies on feel and visualization, the dimple-domed marker has helped me see the line and improve my setup and alignment. It’s a reasonably priced practice tool that works. — Jonathan Wall

PING 2023 Hoofer 14 Stand Bag

To improve on the individual club divider concept, the Hoofer 14 has an innovative new bag bottom that improves club removal by guiding clubs to the correct segment and keeping clubs separated while carrying. Also new: fresh styling, an elevated access pocket, a slimmer stacked pocket configuration for easier access, and more flexible storage with 17 pockets. The re-designed bag top makes for easier handling, and seven colorways present lots of choices.
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If you think the person you are buying for is in need of a golf bag — if you aren’t sure, go to the garage and check out its condition — you’d be smart to consider the Ping Hoofer 14. One of the most popular stand bags around, this one comes in six colors and boasts 17 pockets. Who wouldn’t love one of these? — Josh Berhow


ALL-IN-ONE SPEED TRAINING SYSTEM Featuring 3 interchangeable weights, plus an optional counterweight, Rypstick gives golfers 8 unique weighting combinations—without the need to swap out heads.  MORE SPEED = MORE DISTANCE For every MPH of added clubhead speed, you’ll gain 3 yards of extra distance. By working the Rypstick into your training routine for just 10 minutes a day,  3x per week, you could see 15-25 yards added to your driving distance. BUILD SPEED FROM ANYWHERE Rypstick’s compact, streamlined design fits seamlessly in your golf bag and enables you to build speed from anywhere—whether you’re warming up on the range or at home, gearing up for your next round.  TRUSTED ON AND OFF THE COURSE Rypstick is used by 100+ Tour athletes, 10 long drive competitors, and 1000+ teaching pros. It has also been a featured product in Golf Digest and on MyGolfSpy, further validating its impact on the game.   SHAFT OPTIONS Mens – 45″ White Ladies – 44″ Blue Senior – 44″ Blue Juniors – 41″ Green Indoor – 38″ Orange   WEIGHTING SETUPS 0 Weights – 270g 1 Weight  – 300g 2 Weights – 330g 3 Weights – 360g 3 Weights + Counterweight – 420g 
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Who doesn’t love more speed and distance in golf? As a (almost) 40-year-old golfer, I may think I can perform like I used to, but my body tends to disagree at times. That’s where the Rypstick comes in, with the weighted system helping me develop the necessary feels and sequencing to generate more power. — Nick Dimengo

Palm Golf Co. Utility Bag

The Palm Utility Bag is the most versatile rangefinder case. Secure your rangefinder and phone (up to the size of an iPhone 13 Pro Max in fleece-lined, secure pouches). A front velcro pouch secures your divot tool and ball markers saving you time from trying to find them in your bag. The Utility Bag matches its name, bridging style and versatility.  Fleece-lined and padded Fits all rangefinders in front zipper pocket Fits variety of phone sizes as large as iPhone 13 Max  Velcro front pouch for safe storage to secure your valuables whenever you’re on the go Laser-etched Palm branded carabiner and zippers Fabric: 900D Oxford Waterproof FabricDimensions: Back Pocket: 6.2 in H, Front Pocket: 5.1 in H,  3.5 W
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As someone who has left their rangefinder behind, having an extra external storage bag is a great reminder to pack it up at the end of your round, and this one from Palm Golf Co. is great. Pro tip — put your car keys in the rangefinder pocket so when you leave you are reminded not to forgot said rangefinder. — Ryan Barath

Blue Tees Golf Series 3 Max+ Rangefinder

The Series 3 Max+ Laser Rangefinder is the next iteration of our flagship, best selling S3 line of lasers. S3 Max+ offers improved software + electronics, an enhanced ergonomic design, and is powered by our new rechargeable battery technology. Slope Switch Pulse Vibration Red/Black Control USB-C Rechargeable Battery Built-in Magnetic Strip Crystal Clear Display Advanced Flag Lock 1000 Yard Range Active Tracking Water Resistant
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If the person you are buying for doesn’t have a rangefinder, they’d love one. And if they already have one, it never hurts to have a backup. As Ryan (above) explains, golfers lose these — or leave them attached to their golf carts, like I did last month — more than they’d like to admit. — Josh Berhow

Rukket Sports Pathfinder Impact Mat™

Are you looking for a golf training mat to help your golf game? The Rukket Pathfinder Impact Mat™ was designed with input from professional golfers and golf teachers to help players of all abilities improve their game. The strike mat tracks club face alignment and helps ensure clean contact with the ball while the foam pylons can be used to keep your swing on plane. Use all four pylons to practice hitting straighter shots or remove pylons to practice hitting draw or fade shots. It’s the most versatile golf swing practice mat available and works with every club in your bag! Features 2-in-1 golf swing training mat combining the features of an impact mat / strike mat and a swing path trainer to help golfers quickly identify and correct common swing problems like hooks and slices. It’s a golf swing impact / strike mat to help identify and correct club face alignment. Use the “velvet” turf to ensure you’re making clean contact with the ball. It’s also a golf swing training aid to help with swing plane alignment. Use it to fix a slice or a hook, and to practice hitting draw and fade shots. What’s in the Box (1) Rukket Pathfinder Impact Mat™ (4) Foam Pylons (1) Instruction Booklet Product Specs 25in x 13in x 0.8in RUKKET FAIR PLAY GUARANTEE & LIFETIME WARRANTY: At Rukket Sports we know you came to win. We also understand that in order to win you need to train hard, so that’s why we’re proud to offer the Rukket Fair Play Guarantee & Lifetime Warranty for no-risk purchasing plus outstanding USA-based customer service!
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Mid-handicappers like myself are notorious for having an inconsistent club path. But instead of reworking my grip and trying a bunch of different ball-striking drills, I’m more interested in just getting instant feedback while I hit balls. The Rukket Sports Pathfinder Impact Mat delivers just that. Finally, hitting flush shots won’t just be accidental. — Nick Dimengo

Callaway 2024 Chrome Soft Triple Track Golf Balls

Chrome Soft is the new gold standard in Tour Balls. From core to cover, every detail in the new Chrome Soft has been optimized for the aspirational player looking for a tour-quality ball. HYPER FAST SOFT CORE New Hyper Fast Soft Core produces exceptionally fast ball speeds. SEAMLESS TOUR AERO New Seamless Tour Aero delivers a consistently high ball flight with low spin. HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOUR URETHANE SOFT COVER New High-Performance .Tour Urethane Soft Cover delivers outstanding greenside control with soft feel.  
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This is my golf ball of choice. Why? Because the Triple Track putting alignment helps me get my ball started on the exact line I want. All golfers always need good golf balls. — Josh Berhow

TaylorMade Stealth DHY Custom Utility Iron

Whether it’s a tight tee shot or reaching a par 5 in two, you need confidence that your club of choice will fly like you envision. Introducing the all-new Stealth DHY, powered by SpeedFoam™ Air for mid-to-low launch, easy distance, and enhanced forgiveness. PERFORMANCE DRIVEN SHAPING Stealth DHY uses a lower profile head, wider sole design and cambered sole for improved playability. The CG is strategically positioned lower in the head to create a lower ball flight that is both controllable and easier to launch. FORGED HOLLOW BODY CONSTRUCTION Designed with SpeedFoam AIR, Thru Slot Speed Pocket, and an ultra thin forged 4140 face with Inverted Cone Technology to create a flexible face with a large sweet spot for maximum distance, playability, and forgiveness with incredible feel. SPEEDFOAM AIR Newly engineered SpeedFoam AIR is 69% lighter than its predecessor. The weight saved has been redistributed in the head design to further optimize mass properties for better launch conditions. The new SpeedFoam AIR delivers a sweet sound and solid feel, while allowing the a fast, flexible face design.
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As someone who really struggles with hitting fairway woods, I’m in desperate need of an alternative option, and this TaylorMade Stealth DHY Custom Utility Iron seems like a pretty good fit. It’ll feel like I’m swinging an iron, yet still give me the performance I need when trying to reach a par-5 in two. — Nick Dimengo

UNRL DWR Bucket Hat

Elevate your style on the course with the new DWR Bucket Hat. This hat was designed for both fashion and function. Its lightweight and breathable fabric ensures comfort throughout your game, while the adjustable drawcord offers a customizable fit. DWR Finish: Protects against wind, rain and sun UPF 30+ sun protection Lightweight & breathable Jersey-knit performance sweatband Adjustable internal drawcord to adjust the fit Detachable drawcord-toggle chin strap Golf tee port on the side (tees not included) Rubberized side eyelets for ventilation 4-way performance stretch Wrinkle release; great for travel
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I’ve been wearing bucket hats since the days when Jim Colbert was the standard bearer for that kind of headwear. Back then, they were far from fashionable. But I was willing to suffer the dorky Colbert look as payment for good sun protection. All these years later, something great has happened. Bucket hats remain as functional as ever, but — get this — they’re also stylish, a hipster hallmark. I’ve already hinted to my kids that this is what I want: a hat that keeps me looking young in more ways than one. — Josh Sens

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