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 »  Home  »  Equipment  »  Gear and Accessories  »  Fathers Day Gift Guide for Golfers
Fathers Day Gift Guide for Golfers
By Tom Landers | Published  05/25/2008 | Gear and Accessories | Unrated
Father's Day Gift Guide
                                                                                                                   
Thumb Caddy
      The Thumb Caddy is a new golf training aid that focuses on the starting point for all golfers: the grip.  By stabilizing the thumb, the grip stays in its proper position throughout the swing resulting in increased muscle memory, and straighter more consistent shots.
      Simplicity is the key.  Just Snap It, Fit It and Grip It.  The Thumb Caddy fits on the shaft of any club and can be used by both right and left-handed players. This small, rubber coated device ensures the perfect grip and the correct club alignment every time by keeping your thumb in its proper place.  With a solid grip, everything else falls into place to develop a more effective and repeatable swing.
      The Thumb Caddy’s unique design also prevents gripping the handle too tightly, what’s commonly known as “the death grip”.  The Thumb Caddy can give anyone a hand and improve your game.
      The Thumb Caddy can be purchased in a three-pack with instructional DVD for $24.99 or as a single unit package complete with instructions for only $7.99.
      www.GlobalGolfTrainingProducts.com - 781.828.7747

Swing Speed Radar
          with Tempo Timer Endorsed by Jim McLean
   
The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer is now endorsed by Jim McLean, recognized as one of the top three golf instructors in America.  Jim McLean says. “The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer is the most affordable, portable instrument available for measuring clubhead speed and actual tempo time.  We use it at all of our Golf Schools to provide golfers immediate feedback on their swing improvements.”  The Jim McLean Golf Schools, comprised of ten outstanding facilities staffed with highly qualified professional instructors, are consistently rated number one in golf instruction world-wide.
    The Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer is a small, inexpensive microwave Doppler radar velocity sensor that measures the swing speed and tempo rhythm for golfers of all ages and skill levels.  It assists players in developing/optimizing their swing with immediate feedback of ACTUAL TEMPO TIME from club takeaway to ball impact, as well as the SWING SPEED of the clubhead as it approaches the ball.  Inexpensively priced at $149.95, the Swing Speed Radar® with Tempo Timer performs the function of two instruments. Featuring simple one-button operation, it provides unmatched utility in a single, affordable device.  It is the practical choice of clubmakers and instructors who want the flexibility and convenience of use in the field as well as at their home-based hitting stations.  It is rapidly gaining widespread use by golfers who are striving to optimize their swing mechanics for their best distance, control, consistency and accuracy.  See it on TV!!  Visit our web site at 
www.swingspeedradar.com - 888-542-9246
   

   
QOLF
  A cross between golf and croquet, QOLF is a fun and challenging game for all ages, providing a test of accuracy, touch and skill, while enhancing chipping skills and hand-eye coordination.  The objective is to hit a specially designed, limited flight QOLFball through the frame arches, or the QOLF target hole above each arch, within a minimum amount of strokes.  Players can lay-out their own custom course and use natural obstacles as hazards.  QOLF is ideal for golfers looking to hone their short game skills or to enjoy with friends and family at home.  Please visit www.qolf.com or call 1-888-426-6348.
Bionic Golf Glove
      Bionic's Classic Series golf gloves are comfortable and functional, allowing golfers to hit longer, straighter shots without any aches or pains.  Even on hot days, golfers won’t have to worry about sweaty hands thanks to the motion zones and web zones over the knuckles and between the fingers.  These innovations help the hands breathe and remain at a constant, cool temperature.  The gloves’ premium cabretta leather serves as a “second skin,” meaning it is thin enough to transmit perfect feel from the grip to your hands.  This thinness doesn’t detract from the Classic Series’ durability, though, as a typical pair lasts four times longer than other name brand golf gloves.
      Also from Bionic, the Silver Series is geared towards those that experience hand and wrist pain while playing, whether from arthritis or just normal wear and tear.  The Silver Series’ Anatomical Pad System adds thickness to give golfers extra grip strength and control.  The gloves, which have been recognized by the Arthritis Foundation, also feature a form-fitting neoprene wrist extension to provide additional support.  For golfers that deal with hand and wrist pain each time they play, Bionic’s gloves sure do make golf a pleasure once again.
      www.bionicgloves.com - 800-297-8695

      United States Golf Teachers Federation

  The USGTF is the nation’s largest organization of strictly golf teaching professionals, with over 9,000 members in all 50 states.  USGTF members can be found in all facets of the golf teaching industry, such as directors of instruction, head professionals, high school and college coaches, and facility owners/operators.  With more baby boomers retiring and taking up golf, along with an increased emphasis in junior competitions, now is the perfect time to explore a career in teaching golf.  For more information on the USGTF, please visit www.usgtf.com, or call (888) 346-32900
     


       
        Give Dad the perfect gift - a lower handicap!

        The ProPlay Glove & Grip Fitting System will immediately improve any golfer’s game, including Dad’s.  Any good teaching professional will tell you, the grip is the single most important part of the game.  Our System ensures a proper grip every time you swing.  The Glove & Grip work together in this way:  The ProPlay Glove incorporates an indicator line and thumb marking that matches a line and thumb pad on the ProPlay Grip.  When matched up, this combination ensures proper hand placement on the club.  Conforms to USGA Rules.www.proplayna.com  •  877-980-3105

     
Odyssey White Hot XG Sabertooth
      Featuring the most radical headshape in golf, the Sabertooth utilizes high-density Dual Fangs to position more weight to the outer-most limits, helping keep the putter on-line during the stroke for wicked accuracy. The design produces an MOI level higher than our most stable 2-Ball putters. The Aiming Channels inside the fangs makes lining up putts easier and the multi-layer White Hot XG insert, our most popular and most responsive insert, generates our softest feel with fine-tuned responsiveness.
      Shop.CallawayGolf.com • 1-877-CALLAWAY

      Adidas Golf TOUR360 LTD

  The TOUR360 LTD melds advanced technologies with luxurious materials to create an entirely new category of golf shoe. Key to what separates it from competitive footwear is THiN-tech, a revolutionary new low-profile shoe construction that brings the golfer closer to the turf for improved feedback, feel and stability to promote better ball-striking. The TOUR360 LTD also offers the stabilizing benefits that athletes expect from adidas Golf’s proprietary 360WRAP support system, a visible technology that encircles the foot to deliver a customized fit while increasing stability and leverage. Additional features include the POWERBAND CHASSIS with 10-cleat configuration for enhanced grip, 3D FIT FOAM™ sock liner for added support and comfort. MSRP $250 
  www.adidasgolf.com
Sink More Putts.
      With The New  EEZ-READ...It Reads The Break On The Green

      Smart Golfers everywhere  are using the New EEZ-READ to lower their scores. Place the EEZ-READ precision  level on the green, and it shows you exactly how your putt will break.  Renowned golf instructor Butch Harmon calls it “one of the smartest putting  aids I’ve ever seen. It’s simple to use and perfect on those putts where its  tough to read the break, particularly those under twenty feet. This practice  aid will definitely shave strokes off your game and build your putting  confidence.”  Solid stainless steel watchmaker’s base. Easily fits in  your pocket. Named “Best New Product” 2008 PGA Merchandise Show.
    Only  $14.99 at leading golf retailers or at www.EEZ-READ.com   Guaranteed or your money back.

      AlmostGOLF’s Point 3 Golf Ball

      AlmostGOLF’s Point 3 golf ball allows you to practice or play anywhere. The Point 3 combines tour quality flight characteristics with safety unmatched by any other practice ball on the market. Point 3 carries 1/3 the distance that you would hit a traditional golf ball. Its patented solid core with internal pressure design creates the optimum weight for limited distance performance. Now players of all skill levels can get real practice time in their backyard, schoolyard or on any playing field without the inconvenience of having to go to the golf course or range. Practice trouble shots and difficult lies anytime, anywhere without the worry of hurting anything. This product is proudly endorsed by Dave Pelz and used in his golf schools nationwide.
      800-998-1077 - www.almostgolf.com
Explanar
      The Explanar Golf Training System is one of the most innovative products to hit the market in quite some time.  Although it may look intimidating, Explanar is actually extremely easy to use.  The training aid works to instill a repeatable, consistent swing in golfers by finding their optimum swing plane.  The weighted Power Roller serves as the golf club, building muscle as it teaches.  Simply take your grip and swing, and the Explanar will guide you on the correct swing path.  Practice really does make perfect with Explanar: after no time at all golfers will feel a change in the way they swing.  Explanar can even teach golfers how to draw and fade the ball, simply by changing ball position.
    The Explanar Golf Training System is available in three different versions: a home training system for personal use, a professional system that is perfect for placement at a country club or driving range, and a junior system that allows younger golfers to learn the correct way to swing simply and effectively.  Take Explanar for a spin and see what it can do for your swing today. 
    866 975 2627 - www.explanar.com
RELOAD YOUR GAME!
    No More Searching For Balls...

    EVERY GOLFER, amateur and professional alike, must have a convenient, readily available place to store golf balls. That’s the RELOADER.
    RELOADER is an amazing new golf necessity that is as Vital to your game as your clubs. The RELOADER holds two sleeves, that’s six golf balls.
    The balls are LOADED at the top and conveniently DISPENSED from the bottom. Simply clip the RELOADER onto your golf bag, fill with six of your favorite balls and you’re ready to go.
    MARK YOUR FAVORITE GOLF BALLS IN ORDER FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY
    Focus on your game, not looking for your glove. Always know where your glove is with the RELOADER Glove hold feature.
    Free up your back pocket and let the RELOADER GLOVE HOLD keep your golf glove Dry and ready. RELOADER organizes your golf game like never before.
    Hit the course like a pro. Organized and ready to go! 1-866-LOADSIX  www.reloadergolf.com
Ballfinder Scout
    The Ballfinder Scout™ is a new innovative electronic device developed to locate lost golf balls using a Proprietary digital imaging system. The 3.2 megapixel imager locates golf balls within seconds at 35 feet when only 3 dimples are visible. The Ballfinder Scout™ will revolutionize the way you play golf by speeding up play so you spend more time making shots and less time hunting for lost balls while reducing the cost of replacing lost expensive brand name golf balls. To operate the Ballfinder SCOUT™ simply point in the direction the ball was lost, press the button and wait for the Ballfinder SCOUT™ to locate the ball, once it has, the Ballfinder SCOUT™ will display the location of the ball on the color LED screen, and directional lights will guide you to your ball. The Ballfinder SCOUT™ is fully endorsed by golf legend Nick Faldo. Regularly $179.00, however readers of Golfing Magazine receive $20 off regular pricing for a special price $159.00 - www.Ballfinders.com
Rife TwoBar Hybrid Mallet
    RIFE Putters has finally introduced the world’s first hybrid putter, the TwoBar Hybrid Mallet.  This putter is a combination of elements taken from the 2007 Golf Magazine “Mallet of the Year” Island Series Barbados, and the even-more-successful original TwoBar putter.  The most distinct features and performance benefits from both models have been blended into one new spectacular design that is a game improving “hybrid” product. The new TwoBar Hybrid features RIFE’s patented RollGroove Technology, TwoBar Alignment, Twin In-Line Moment of Inertia (MOI), Dual Response (DR) insert technology, LieAline Fitting System, and adjustable Speed Weighting. The precisely spaced grooves on the face of the TwoBar Hybrid are said to gently press into the cover of the ball gripping and lifting it into an instant forward roll.  www.rifeputters.com - $199.75
Sun Mountain ClubGlider
      The new ClubGlider® is “the next evolution in golf travel bags™” offering extendable legs and wheels to support 100% of the weight while eliminating the repeated bending and lifting required with traditional travel bags. Walking around is effortless thanks to the maneuverability of the bag’s pivoting wheels.
      ClubGlider is simple, fast and easy to use with retractable legs and wheels that lock securely for travel. ClubGlider includes heavy-duty two-way zippers, thick foam padding, two dual entry storage pockets, internal cinch straps, ballistic fabric, vinyl-reinforced wear areas, and a lift assist handle. ClubGlider will be in stores in May..
      $299.99 www.theclubglider.com or www.sunmountain.com

      FiZ Helps Players

      “Clean Up Their Game”
      Many golfers don’t realize the impact even slightly dirty equipment can have on their game. Grimy grooves and dirty dimples counteract today’s precision golf equipment; they can literally steal yards and accuracy from a shot. FiZ will get your gear clean, and clean gear will get you a better game.  FiZ is a Co2 cartridge scientifically formulated to dissolve dirt and eliminate grass stains on your ball, grip and club head. Self-contained with its own bag clip and cleaning bristles, FiZ eliminates the spit shine, brushes, wet towels, and tee box ball cleaners into one sleek design. FiZ comes in a small Co2 cartridge containing a scientific solution. FiZ lasts for more than 350 sprays or over 100 holes of golf and has an MSRP of $9.99. 801.355.5300 - www. fizgolf.com
Trion: Z Bracelet & Necklace
      The company that made magnetic bracelets fashionable has once again upped the ante with its new MagTitan Palette bracelet.  This stylish pure titanium wrist-piece provides all of the wellness-improving abilities of the original Trion:Z bracelet, but in a bracelet that anyone would be comfortable wearing on the course, at home, or even at a dressy reception.  The MagTitan Palette has more than 50 times the ion power of other ionized bracelets and a much stronger magnetic field flow due to its two axially magnetized magnets in Trion:Z’s patented Alternating North-South Polarity Orientation.  The bracelet even features several color accent options and is available in a variety of sizes.
    Even though March Madness is long over, college fans will always want to show their true colors on the golf course.  For these diehards, Trion:Z is now offering officially licensed college bracelets.  These bracelets offer all the strength of the MagTitan Palette, but in a style that never lets your playing partners forget which school’s fight song they’ll hear at the 19th hole. www.trionZ.com