Father’s Day and golf have become synonymous because so many dads love to play and, traditionally, the final round of the U.S. Open is contested on Father’s Day Sunday (June 20). This year, with the West Coast time advantage as the tournament is played at the South Course at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, many dads have plenty of time to get in 18 holes in the morning before settling in to watch the game’s best players tackle one of the most beautiful and challenging venues in golf.
If you are struggling for ideas about what to get a golf-loving father this year, Golfweek has you covered. Check out the cool gear and accessories in the 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide.
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Adidas Limited-Edition Solarthon shoes, $150
Adidas Limited-Edition Solarthon golf shoes (Adidas)
Designed for all-day comfort for golfers who love to walk the course, the Limited-Edition Adidas Solarthon is an homage to the summer solstice. This lightweight shoe features full-length Boost midsole foam for comfort along with a spikeless fish-scale Traxion outsole to provide grip on the turf. It is also part of Adidas's Primeblue family, with more than 50 percent of the yarn used in the upper made from upcycled plastic removed from the ocean. Available June 15.
Arccos Caddie Link Black, $129.99
Arccos Caddie Link Black (Arccos)
This is a limited-edition version of the previously released Arccos Caddie Link (only 2,000 are being made). The stealthy-looking device clips to a belt or a pocket and wirelessly links Arccos sensors on your clubs to your smartphone, eliminating the need to keep your phone in your pocket while you play to take advantage of Arccos' shot-tracking system. Weighing only 25 grams, you won't feel it when your play and the battery lasts 10 hours. Arccos Caddie Link Black: $129 from Arccos
BreakingT shirt, $28
BreakingT Six-Time Major Champion t-shirt (BreakingT)
This company designs t-shirts and commemorative gear as great sports moments happen. So, naturally, after Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship a few weeks ago, BreakingT got to work and created something Dad will love as he cheers for Lefty.
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS, $129.99
Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS (Bushnell)
After clipping the Phantom 2 to a belt, attaching it to a cart using the built-in magnet or hanging it on a golf bag with the supplied carabiner, this 2.7-ounce unit uses GPS to determine which of 40,000 preloaded courses you are playing. It shows distances to the front, middle and back of the green and distances to as many as six hazards per hole. The numbers are big, and it can display a view of the green that rotates based on where you are standing. The 18-hour battery life means the Phantom 2 can handle 36-hole days without any rest. Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS: $129.99 from Bushnell / $129.99 from tgw.com
Cayce Golf BBQ driver headcover, $64.99
Cayce BBQ headcover (Cayce)
Let the master of the grill announce his presence on the tee box with authority. Made from DURA+ 500D polyester, the outer cover resists water, stains, mildew and abrasions. Other available themes range from tacos to dumpster fires. Cayce Golf BBQ driver headcover: $64.99 from caycegolf.com
Garmin Approach G12 Golf GPS, $149.99
Garmin Approach G12 GPS (Garmin)
This device weighs just 25 grams, and using a built-in clip, it attaches to your belt or waistband. The Approach G12 comes preloaded with more than 42,000 courses. It has a sunlight-readable, high-resolution display that will provide golfers with distances to the front, middle and back of the green and the yardages to lay-up areas and hazards. With a battery life of 30 hours, Dad will give out before the Approach G12. Garmin Approach G12 Golf GPS: $149.99 from garmin.com / $149.99 from golfgalaxy.com
Good Boy Originals "The King's Crown" print, $90
Good Boy Originals "Kings Crown" (Good Boy Original)
Good tees as art? You bet! This image, which depicts seven Arnold Palmer-themed tees, is printed on thick giclee fine art archival paper and is worthy of framing and displaying in a spot of honor in any man cave or office.
FootJoy HyperFlex BOA, $179.99
FootJoy HyperFlex BOA (FootJoy)
This shoe is as comfortable as a sock but is waterproof and loaded with traction elements that will keep Dad's feet firmly in place when he swings. There are no laces to come untied here; the unique BOA system wraps around and over the foot to keep it in place. With a few twists of the dial, golfers get a personalized fit. FootJoy HyperFlex BOA: $179.99 from footjoy.com / $179.99 from Dick's Sporting Goods
Lee Wybranski U.S. Open print, $30-$395
Official 2021 U.S. Openb poster (Lee Wybranski)
Courses like Torrey Pines were made for high-definition, big-screen televisions, but after Father's Day is done, any Dad would love to gaze upon this image of the famous third hole. Lee Wybranski brings the scene to life in vivid colors, complete with paragliders sailing above the cliffs, in the official poster of the 2021 U.S. Open. Available in sizes from 12 inches by 18 inches up to 24 inches by 36 inches, either as prints or wrapped canvases.
Linksoul Play Yellow Charity shirt, $35
Linksoul Play Yellow t-shirt (Linksoul)
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, the PGA Tour and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals have teamed up to create Play Yellow. The organization supports local children's hospitals with a goal of raising $100 million to help kids. All of the proceeds from the sale of Linksoul's Play Yellow Charity shirt are going to Play Yellow.
Meiomi Pinot Noir, $25
Meiomi Pinot Noir (Meiomi)
Several golfers have gone into the wine business, but Meiomi is the official wine of the PGA Tour and offers several varieties. Made from grapes harvested along the California coast, its Pinot Noir has hints of blackberry, strawberry, mocha and vanilla with just a touch of oak.
Nike React Infinity Pro golf shoes, $120
Nike React Infinity golf shoes (Nike)
Designed to provide support, cushioning and on-course traction, the React Infinity Pro is a sporty-looking golf shoe that is light and comes with a one-year waterproof warranty. Nike React Infinity Pro: $120 from nike.com / $199.99 from golfgalaxy.com
Oakley Mercenary Prizm Dark Golf sunglasses, $184
Oakley Mercenary Prizm Dark Golf sunglasses (Oakley)
Featuring a sleek double-bridge design, these sunglasses have a modern look and deliver game-changing optics thanks to the Prizm Dark Golf lens. The lenses are designed to enhance contrast and improve depth perception, which can help you see contours in the fairways and greens more easily. They also deepen greens and blues, further improving your vision on the course. Oakley Mercenary Prizm Dark Golf sunglasses: $184 from Oakley.com / $206 from Dick's Sporting Goods / $184 from sunglasshut.com
Puma Volition Flanked 1/4 Zip jacket, $90
Puma Volition Flanked 1/4 Zip jacket (Puma Golf)
Another quarter-zip for Dad? When it's this stylish, you bet. Plus, like other Volition America Golf Collection pieces, this versatile top supports the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. Puma Volition Flanked 1/4 Zip jacket: $90 from pumagolf.com / $81.99 from carlsgolfland.com / $77.95 from golfdirectnow.com
Seamus 2021 U.S. Open Valuables Pouch, $75
Seamus Golf 2021 U.S. Open valuables pouch (Seamus Golf)
Made to celebrate the 2021 U.S. Open and capture the San Diego vibes, Seamus Golf's limited-edition U.S. Open collection includes headcovers and this awesome valuables pouch.
Short Game Gains Strokes Gained Bundle, $89.99
Short Game Gains training aids (Short Game Gains)
Everything Dad needs to become the next Ben Crenshaw? Maybe not, but the Strokes Gained Bundle includes several training aids that can help to improve any golfer's performance on the greens. The mirror helps ensure your eyes are in the ideal position at address, while the putting string is popular with tour pros for assisting them with seeing the perfect path. Putting through the gate forces you to hit putts on your intended line, while hole-shrinking cup reducers are a maddeningly effective way to hone your precision. Ghost holes can be placed anywhere on a practice green or indoors to create a target.
Stitch Limited Edition Birdie Bag, $298
Stitch Limited Edition Birdie bag (Stitch Golf)
Perhaps the most versatile bag around, the Birdie Bag can be worn like a backpack and has four pockets on the outside, but what sets it apart is a system of removable inserts that secure inside the bag using magnets. The Work insert allows you to safely carry a laptop and office gear, while the Cooler insert can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours. With the inserts removed, the Birdie Bag becomes a great overnight bag.
Sun Mountain Cirque jacket, $299.99
Sun Mountain Cirque jacket (Sun Mountain)
For players who don't want to come in when the skies open, Sun Mountain's Cirque jacket is 100-percent waterproof and more breathable than any top the company has ever produced. It also features four-way stretch, is quiet when you swing and is completely windproof too. Sun Mountain Cirque jacket: $299.99 from sunmountain.com /
Sweetens Cove Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey, $200
Sweetens Cove whiskey (Sweetens Cove Distillers)
Tradition has it that before playing their first shot at the Sweetens Cove nine-hole course in Tennessee, golfers take a shot of whiskey. Created in honor of the hip venue, the second release from Sweetens Cove Distillers blends 4-, 6- and 16-year-old whiskeys to create something unique.