(PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Often it’s hard coming up with new gift ideas for dear-old-dad – especially if he’s the man who has “everything.” But for fathers who golf, there are an endless array of gift ideas available that would delight any golf fanatic. The difficult part is deciding which one.
Most golfers are very particular about their clubs, so unless he has hinted about one specifically, clubs may not make the best gift. As well, giving him a dozen golf balls may not convey: “I’m thinking of you.”
But don’t give up yet. Here are a few ideas in every price range that will make Father’s day special:
1. Animal Head Covers by Daphne’s ($15-30) daphnesheadcovers.com
Does he have a favourite breed of dog or wild animal? Or even a nickname – like Moose or Bear? Why not buy him a stuffed animal head cover. He can join the ranks of the numerous tour pros that carry Daphne’s designs like Ernie Els (Lion), Aaron Baddelly (Koala Bear), Justin Leonard (Yellow Lab) and Tiger Woods (what else– a Tiger).
2. Lessons at Jim McLean’s Golf School ($150/hour) jimmclean.com
Most golfers, even professional ones, need lessons. So unless dad prides himself on being self-taught like Bubba Watson, he’d probably love help perfecting his swing. Why not send him to a renowned golf school like Jim Mclean’s. Located across the country, an hour lesson at McLean’s costs around $150 or splurge and send him for a full day session for around $500.
3. Remote Controlled Golf Carts ($550 and up) amazon.com
If dad prefers walking the course rather than riding, what could be better than a remote controlled golf cart to help carry his bag? It’s kind of like having your own caddy. Amazon sells a wide range of models, ranging from $550 to $2500. Maybe he’ll have so much energy he’ll start playing two rounds a day.
4. A Trip to the Ryder Cup ($2-3K) http://www.sportstravel.com
If dad has always talked about seeing a major, why not check it off his bucket list. Send him to the Ryder Cup this September at Medinah. This challenging course has been the site of five major golf tournaments — three US Opens and two PGA Championships. He'll get to see 24 of the finest golfers in the world compete.
5. Louis Vuitton Golf Bags ($12K) louisvuitton.com
Ever buy mom a designer purse? If so, maybe it’s time for a designer golf bag for dad. He’ll really make tongues wag on the course when he swings by with a Louis Vuitton.
6. Ferrari Inspired Golf Carts ($20K plus) http://www.pennwick.com
Hey, it’s cheaper than the car. Modeled after the Enzo, this flashy red golf cart boasts an electric motor with a top seep of 20 mph, or approximately 9% of the maximum velocity of the real thing. Options include a six person stretched version in case Dad wants to bring the whole family.
7. High Definition Golf Simulators ($40-50K) hdgolf.com
To really thank your dad, this may be the ultimate gift. He’ll be able to play anytime he wants, no matter what the time of day or weather. Even the pickiest father will be astounded by the accuracy and realism of a High Definition Golf system. Plus, it can double as a home theater, giving him the ultimate man-cave.
Bobbi Bulmer, Marketing Director
Interactive Sports Technologies