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Father's Day Golf Gifts

Wondering what to get your golf-loving dad for Father’s Day this year? We’ve got your back, whether shopping for your husband, son, father, brother or friend. Golf gifts are popular items, especially since the innovation and technology advances in everything from clubs and balls to apparel and training aids are making a huge difference to golfers’ games.

To help make your gift giving fun and stress-free, we’ve scoured the reviews and selected 10 hole-in-one products for any dad, at any budget. All of these items are guaranteed to make the day just a bit more memorable—we’ve got you covered if you’re searching for the perfect gift under $75 or a more luxurious one (the two priciest products go for $600 each). Either way, you’ll make dad’s day!


Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track Personalized Golf Balls 

Engineered for players of all abilities, the three-piece Chrome Soft ball has a soft urethane cover that delivers tour-level spin and control on finesse shots around the green. The three brightly-colored parallel lines—blue, red, blue—on the side of the ball provide a dynamic visual alignment aid when setting up to the putt. In addition, the balls can be personalized by crafting a custom logo from a variety of patterns and colors. You might choose three lines of text (up to 17 characters per line), or position the wording within one straight line, or even within a target line (up to 3 characters). Be sure to order early so you get the balls in time for the big day.

Garmin Approach R10 Launch Monitor 

High-tech launch monitors used to be exclusively for professional golfers—these days, amateurs at all levels are also benefitting from the devices because they’re more portable and reasonably priced, all while generating valuable, dependable data. Garmin’s popular Approach R10 is one of the best units you can get. It tracks stats for each shot (including club path, sidespin, ball speed, launch angle and more) and allows you to videotape swings and re-play them at any time. The best part is the corresponding metrics for each shot that appear on the screen. It’s like having your personal golf instructor at every practice session. The unit (excluding tripod) weighs just five ounces, and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery runs up to 10 hours on a single charge. Here’s one customer review that caught our eye: “Simply amazing—I struggle with my swing and don’t love lessons, so this is a great tool to help me see my swing path, face angle at impact, plus launch angle and distance.” See what other users are saying at

Sun Mountain 2023 C130 Cart Bag 

Sun Mountain has been manufacturing innovative bags for decades, and in 2023, the updates to the brand’s popular C-130 make it even more efficient than before with motorized golf carts and push carts. Three handles at the top of the bag allow for easy maneuverability. Plus, the bag comes with 14 individual club dividers. There are also 13 forward-facing pockets that provide ample storage and accessibility. Take note of the velour-lined compartments for the rangefinder and valuables. Not to be outdone, the ventilated pocket keeps beverages cool. One new C130 customer loves all the features: “It’s a superb cart bag that I also use on an electric push cart, and it handles that so well. Plenty of pockets and easy to organize.” The seven-pound bag is cleverly constructed so the cart straps won’t interfere when you reach for the pockets. The C-130 comes in 11 colors.

VRST Men's Short Sleeve Golf Polo

Established in 2021, the VRST men’s athleisure brand includes golf shorts, golf pants, caps and full-zip vests. Available exclusively through Golf Galaxy, the upscale lifestyle line exudes a casual, comfortable vibe. Made from breathable, stretchable fabric, the short-sleeved polo features moisture-wicking technology to keep you cool throughout the round. The shirt also includes anti-odor technology and has UPF 30+, which means it’ll protect the skin against the sun’s rays. The wrinkle-resistant polo comes in a number of muted “heather” colors including silver, indigo or grape. Sizing runs from Small to XXL.

VRST Men's Chino 7" Golf Short

In the market for something to wear for Father’s Day golf? Simplify your shopping list by getting Chino golf shorts in various colors. Made from stretchable, breathable fabric, the VRST Chino comes in four solid colors: charcoal, mint, stone and indigo. Although hidden from view, a tacky material along the inside of the stretch waistband virtually ensures the shirt will remain tucked in throughout the round. The wrinkle-resistant fabric further adds to the neat appearance while the moisture-wicking material is particularly useful on hot, humid days. The Chino comes in a range of waist sizes: 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 or 42.

Nike Men’s Air Max 90 G Golf Shoes 

Any review of the Air Max 90 G should begin by paying homage to the legacy of the original Air Max 90 running shoe. That model is what some folks refer to as the “OG.” The Air Max 90 G shares the same timeless athletic styling, plus golf-specific features including a waterproof mesh upper and reconfigured rubber waffle-like outsole with more than one-hundred nubs to improve traction while swinging. Plus, the venerable Max Air unit in the heel helps cushion the walk. Here’s one user’s review: “The shoe is comfortable and looks good. Even if the game isn't looking as good as the shoes, at least I can flex without the clubs in the hand!” The Air Max 90 G comes in vibrant colors including grey/royal blue, white/copa or grey/white/red, as well as more traditional options like white with black accents or black with white trim. The medium-width shoes range in size from 4 to 13 (including half sizes), plus 14 or 15.

FootJoy Men's HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoes 

To kick off the HyperFlex Carbon review, we’ll dive into the design features used to create its comfortable feel. First of all, the shoe’s upper is constructed from a breathable, waterproof knit material. Plus, the midsole consists of two different foams—the top layer is the primary shock absorber and reduces foot fatigue during the round. The firmer base layer, on the other hand, stiffens the perimeter for added control during the swing. Beyond that, a carbon-fiber plate runs the entire length of the outsole to stiffen the sole for added support, stability and leverage, while six low-profile cleats increase traction during the swing. The parts of the sole that don’t have carbon fiber are more flexible and enhance the overall walking experience. In short, these kicks deliver the goods. “Great performance. Awesome comfort. Killer looks. I bought two pair—white and black,” said one reviewer. Available in sizes 8 to 14, in medium (D) or wide (2E) shoe widths.

Callaway Tour Authentic Glove 

The ultra-soft Cabretta leather glove from Callaway provides a precise fit and supple feel, yet the glove’s most distinguishing feature is the extra tackiness that players feel when gripping the club—a byproduct of the leather being infused with a coating called Griptac. Like any premium glove, several attributes help it stay fresh and feeling like new, regardless of the conditions you play in. The perforations in the finger section provide breathability. Relatedly, a moisture-wicking material that lines the cuff should limit the possibility of sweat stains in the short term and the glove becoming stiff over the long haul. One wear-tester is smitten: “Just perfect—the glove feels great and fits great. [I] used this glove last season and [it] proved to be quite durable. Get one!” The Tour Authentic is made for both righties and lefties. Available in white only, the glove comes in medium, medium-large, large, XL or XXL, in regular or cadet hand sizes.

Callaway Paradym Driver 

After reading this review, you’ll understand why Callaway’s Paradym driver is a terrific option for players of all skill levels. It starts with a carbon body, which saves weight compared to standard titanium clubheads. The discretionary mass gets redirected from the crown and sole to areas that provide more stability and forgiveness on mis-hits. Then, there’s the innovative A.I.-designed “Jailbreak” structure—bars behind the clubface connect the crown and sole—to stabilize the body as well. The combination of Jailbreak and a new A.I.-designed forged titanium face generate faster, more consistent ball speeds. Want more? A 15-gram sliding weight along the back of the head is used to hone the ideal shot shape. Testers sing its praises: “Performance is unmatched, look is absolutely premium, sounds so good. Couldn’t be happier. 10/10.” The driver family includes two other models: the Paradym X (more forgiving; higher launch and slight draw bias) and Paradym Triple Diamond (more maneuverable; lower-spinning, boring flight for stronger players).

Lessons/Gift Card: The Gift of a Better Game

If you still haven’t settled on the perfect gift for Father’s Day, then Golf Galaxy gift cards are an excellent option. Starting at just $5, the card value can be applied to purchases either in-store or online (some exclusions apply). Or you could get a gift card for the set value of a golf lesson or lesson package (see Golf Galaxy’s in-house instructors are Class-A certified PGA- or LPGA professionals and associates who use the latest in video analysis and golf ball-capture technology to diagnose swing faults and get players back on track.