Father's Day is right around the corner, and it is time to buy a gift for your dad. It is safe to assume that most dads have some sports team that they follow.
For my dad, it is college football and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. My dad also loves to play golf.
So whether your dad is just a golf player with another fan association or he loves the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, here are 10 gift ideas for the golfing dad. Please note that most of these gifts can be found at the Yahoo! Sports Shop.1. Cutter & Buck Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Navy Blue DryTEC Genre Performance Polo: Every golfer is aware of the collared shirt norm, so for any dad, a great sports team polo to wear on the golf course is a way to follow the rules, as well as show pride for his team. This shirt is specifically designed for the Yellow Jackets fan, and is in the classic colors of navy and gold. It is also made in the DryTEC fabric for sports performance (available in other teams). $52.95, plus shipping.
2. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Black Embroidered Sports Towel: This towel is great for the long, hot day on the golf course to wipe a brow or a golf club. The towel is in the classic Georgia Tech colors of black and gold, 100 percent cotton, and the Georgia Tech logo is embroidered (available in other teams). $14.95, plus shipping.
3. Alabama Crimson Tide Dark Stripe Sunglasses: These sporty sunglasses can block the glare of the sun from your dad's eyes as he aims down the golf course. In this Alabama Crimson Tide pair, the Alabama sports logo is screen printed on the lenses to show an opponent your collegiate spirit and gives the wearer 100-percent UV protection (similar available in other teams). $19.95, plus shipping
4. Nike Alabama Crimson Tide 3-Pack of Golf Balls: These officially licensed collegiate golf balls are perfect for any collegiate fan to take to the golf course. These are Nike brand and in a prepackaged case. Any dad would be excited to get out onto the course to hit these around (available in other teams). $11.95, plus shipping.
5. South Carolina Gamecocks Divot Tool and Ball Marker Set: This divot tool comes with two magnetic ball markers that fit nicely onto the metal divot tool. Any true Gamecocks fan would show his spirit with this tool on the golf course. Just when you think your dad has it all, this tool would be great for any golfer (available in other teams). $14.95 plus shipping.
6. South Carolina Gamecocks Garnet-Black Hybrid Golf Club Headcover: To protect your dad's golf clubs, get him this golf club headcover in his team to double duty as a fan piece. With mesh panels, a neck closure, and vinyl construction, this gift is guaranteed to be useful as well as a valued piece of team spirit (available in other teams). $16.95, plus shipping.
7. Auburn Tigers 50-Pack Orange Zero Friction Golf Tees: While to the naked eye these just look like tees with exceptional school spirit, they actually boast a 3-prong top design that results in longer, more accurate drives. So, not only will this gift show everyone what a fan your dad is, it could also help improve his game (available in other teams). $9.95, plus shipping.
8. Auburn Tigers Golfer's Hat Clip & Ball Markers: This hat clip doubles as a storage place for spirited ball markers, so not only will the hat get an upgrade of team spirit, but the ball markers will be placed conveniently for your dad to grab during a game. The attachable markers (comes with a spare) are pewter with painted accents (available in other teams). $12.95, plus shipping.
9. The Game Clemson Tigers Orange Relaxed 3D Logo Adjustable Visor: The visor is the golfer's hat, and you can get one for your dad in his favorite sports team's colors and logo to show his spirit at the green while keeping the sun off of the face. This specific hat is in Clemson orange and white with a raised Clemson Tigers paw print on the face (similar visors available in other teams). $15.95, plus shipping.
10. Clemson Tigers Embroidered Golf Towel, Golf Balls & Tees Gift Set: When you cannot decide what gift would be perfect for your golfing dad, get him a little bit of everything with this gift set that includes an embroidered towel, golf tees, and golf balls, all in the team of choice. This comes in a prepackaged case (available in other teams). $29.95 plus shipping.
Whether your dad is a lover of collegiate teams, professional teams, or just loves to golf, he can show his spirit on the green with these gifts. Check out the Yahoo! Sports Shop for more team-related items.
Sarah Kichefski is a Southern-born woman who was fed college sports from a young age so she knows team spirit when she sees it. While she does not play golf, the two men in her life, her dad and her boyfriend, love to.