Dad … golf gifts … we will spare you the lengthy intro. According to the National Golf Foundation, more dads (okay, more people in general) are playing golf than ever before. So, here’s a short list of golf gear that will elevate dad’s game this season – and beyond.
OnCore Golf Balls
OnCore is a direct-to-consumer golf ball brand based in Buffalo, N.Y. that’s made a name for itself via its unique perimeter-weighted construction that leads to longer, straighter shots. Just ask Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, a major investor and brand ambassador, or Korn Ferry Tour player and ambassador Erik Compton. For Father’s Day, OnCore is offering three different dad-loving logo balls, as well as a buy two dozen, get a dozen free special on any of its five balls: VERO X1, VERO X2, ELIXR, ELIXR 2022 and AVANT 55. There’s plenty of other father-friendly gear available, including t-shirts, hats, tees and gloves.
TRUE linkswear LUX Tour
Now that peak golf season is here, TRUE has launched its exciting new “Tour Collection” featuring the highly-anticipated LUX Tour and OG Tour golf shoes, the premium LUX Tour Polo Tour Logo Edition and midweight Quarter Zip Tour Logo Edition, and (last but not least) the breathable LUX Tech Tour 5-Panel Hat. Simply put, the Moore brothers are providing golfers with an intriguing mix of high-performance, stylish options for the golf season. The LUX Tour shoe is TRUE’s take on the modern performance golf shoe designed to the rigorous standards of its PGA TOUR staff, including co-founder Ryan Moore, Joel Dahmen and Chris Kirk. And building on the legacy of the LUX Pro, it boasts subtle-yet-significant improvements to style, quality, fit and function, according to TRUE’s designers.
RADMOR Golf’s Spring Line
RADMOR Golf’s spring and summer golf apparel line is available in men’s and women’s collections featuring its environmentally friendly polos, shorts and layering. The Seattle-based brand leans hard into the new golf season with vibrant color pops of True Blue, Wisteria, Glacier and Cloudy Blue. The men’s line is highlighted by a host of new polos, including the Taylor Recycled Floral Drip and Crosby Reverb Ultralight, Vincent and Five-O Knit Performance Shorts (hey, it’s spring, after all). Colton ¼ Zips, Higgins Hoodies and Perkins Crew Sweatshirts in an array of new colors and patterns are standing by for those areas that still have crisp mornings and late afternoons. For toasty hot regions, shirts like the aforementioned Crosby Reverb Ultralight keep golfers nice and cool from dusk till dawn.
Sun Mountain PX Pushcarts
Sun Mountain’s PX3 and PX4 pushcarts are a huge hit with members of #pushcartmafia. Offering a myriad of improvements to the company’s past Pathfinder models, the PX4 is hands down one the best four-wheelers on the market today. It features awesome advancements like a new handle and accessory tray while retaining the main benefits of a smaller folded size and easy opening. Retail prices for the PX3 and PX4 are $249 and $259, respectively. Additional enhancements on both models we tested and loved include a continuous handle for pushing with one hand, an accessory console that holds balls, tees, scorecard and mobile phone, a mobile phone holder with a slot for a charging plug, dual umbrella holders, and a mesh basket and velour-lined pouch for additional storage. Pro tip: order the cushy vertical cooler that straps onto the cart and holds up to six canned beverages.
PeakVision was founded back in 1997 by J. Paul Moore, who studied the eyewear industry for four years before developing PeakVision’s “Dual-Zone” lens prototype. Moore’s goal with the sophisticated technology was actually simple: end all optical distortion in sports, especially golf, which typically entails more than four hours outdoors in the sunshine. David and Nicholas Feaser acquired the company in 2017 and have doubled down on the company’s commitment to the game. PeakVision’s Dual-Zone lens are 20% neutral gray on the upper section for UV protection and 60% lower contrast amber on the lower section to enhance clarity, especially when it comes to reading greens. Several different golf-focused models are available to fit a variety of different-sized heads and faces.
Whiskers Golf Shoelaces
The company’s premium golf shoelaces are available in more than 70 colors and patterns. Made in the USA from ultra-durable poly-nylon weave with an appropriate amount of stretch, Whiskers laces feature high-grade aglets that withstand tough conditions and are slim-wrapped to fit skinny eyelets. On any given tournament week, Whiskers golf laces are worn by more than 75 PGA and LPGA Tour players and their caddies in FootJoy, Adidas, Nike, Puma, ECCO and other leading shoe brands. Amateur golfers also match laces with their shirts, hats, belts, pants and shoes, adding color pop and personality to wardrobes. Single pairs ($15), three packs ($40) and “fivers” ($60).
For the old man with a big budget and a balky flatstick, PuttView X, new augmented reality glasses that are able to instantly read greens, is the answer. The revolutionary training aid can map any green in the world in a matter of seconds, calculating distance, break, slope and speed. Simply put the glasses on and transform the green into an interactive learning platform. With its see-through displays, PuttView X overlays putt information such as start line, ball path, speed animations and contours onto the green, providing a holographic view of any putt. Voice commands and hand gestures enable users to control the system and move around the green freely, set any hole or ball location, and adjust green speed depending on current conditions. PuttView X then accurately calculates the putt path and makes it visible to the user.
Cost of PuttView X? Well, it’s just $14,480.
No one’s gotten more mileage out of his clubs over the years than dad. Chances are that those same sticks are still stashed in the garage, basement or trunk. That makes this the perfect year to get him squared away with a full new set. No brand makes this easier, or more enjoyable, than PXG. All fitting locations are listed and searchable on the website. And PXG now offers the most expansive variety of irons, hybrids, drivers, fairway woods and putters in the company’s storied history. Or, if you know what dad needs and want him swinging new clubs on Father’s Day, PXG also offers an array of “Full Bag Deals” available directly online. The ordering process and customer service overall are first-rate.