Father’s Day Gift Guide, golf gifts for Dads

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2009 Father's Day Gift Guide Stuck for ideas on what to get Dad for Father's Day? GOLF.com has plenty of gifts that any man would surely love. Oakley Flak Jacket Golf Sunglasses ($140) oakley.com The G30 lenses in the Flak Jacket sunglasses will enhance your father's depth perception by boosting visual contrast, especially on overcast days and in shadows. They also feature a permanent coating that repels water, oils and dust to help them stay clean and clear while filtering 100% of all UV light. These sunglasses are also available with a prescription.
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Golf Magazine Subscription, ($10) golf.com/subscriptions Give your dad the gift of golf every month with a subscription to Golf Magazine. Magazine content featured in every issue: • "Your Game" - over 30 pages of instruction • Tips and techniques from GOLF MAGAZINE's Top 100 Teachers • Private lessons geared to an individual's level of play • All the latest equipment, tested and reviewed • "Trips" - your guide to planning the perfect golf getaways
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GOLF Magazine's 'How to Hit Every Shot' ($30) amazon.com The instruction editors at GOLF Magazine have compiled 192 pages of useful tips and helpful photos to help your dad out of any jam.
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2009 U.S. Open Striped Polo by Oxford ($85 Member/$94 Non-Member) usgacatalog.com Made from 100% yarn-dyed, double-mercerized cotton, this golf shirt would be the perfect thing to wear on Father's Day, which once again coincides with the final round of the U.S. Open.
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Nike Vapor Golf Shoe ($176) nikegolf.com Tipping the scale at just 13.8 ounces, the Vapor is the lightest golf shoe ever made by Nike. The shoe is made with a one-piece microfiber upper, which is lightweight, strong and breathable. The shoe also has a two-year, water-proof warranty.
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Polar F4 Heart Rate Monitor ($99.95)polarusa.com Wearing this watch and the accompanying chest strap when you workout will help anyone train more effectively and get in better shape fast. The F4 shows your heart rate, tracks how many calories you burn, and signals when you go above or below the ideal training levels. So whether Dad is a gym rat or just looking to improve his fitness, this tool can help.
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Porta-Putter ($79.95) porta-putter.com Many airlines now charge travelers to check a second piece of luggage, so more and more golfers are renting clubs at resorts to save money while on vacation. But now your Dad doesn't have to do without his putter the next time he hits the road. Porta-Putter installs a screw in the middle of a traditional-length putter's shaft so it can be separated into two pieces and packed into a standard-size overhead bag. According to the company the balance is not perceptibly affected, and it increase the weight by only 3 percent.
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Vineyard Vines Golf Tie ($75) vineyardvines.com Your Dad may be more comfortable in golf shirts, but almost every man has to wear a tie at least a few times a year. Vineyard Vines can make those times fun with their colorful ties and amusing images. The company has several golf-themed ties, including this Hole-In-1 tie. All are made in the U.S. with 100% silk.
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Ogio Devolver Golf Bag ($320) ogio.com This full-featured cart bag has 15 spaces to hold all your father's clubs safely and securely. But the magic happens when you unhook a few latches and remove the accessory pockets that are magnetically attached to the bag. Voila! The Devolver converts into a caddie bag. The magnetic sleeve can also convert into a lightweight bag that is perfect for carrying a few clubs from the car to the practice area, or to hold junior's clubs when he plays with Dad.
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FootJoy Pure Touch Limited Golf Glove ($28) footjoy.com Luxury and function meet in this ultra-premium glove. Made from genuine leather, the Pure Touch is precision cut to fit comfortably over every part of your hand to maximize feel and comfort.
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Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whiskey ($220) johnniewalker.com Heading into the grillroom and savoring a cold one after a round of golf is tradition. But on some occasions — after playing Pebble Beach, winning the club championship or carding his first ace — every Dad deserves something truly special. A personalized, engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label (available on the company's Web site or by calling 877-JW-BLUE-LABEL) fits the bill nicely. The spirit itself is a blend of the rarest and most exceptional whiskies the distiller uses, with hints of smoke, sherry, dark chocolate and honey.
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Adidas ClimaFit Storm Jacket ($145) adidasgolf.com Adidas designers have created a jacket that will keep you bone dry, but also will remain silent as you swing. The ClimaProof Storm soft shell jacket is fabricated from a laminated high-gauge polyester that is exceptionally soft and stretchable.
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EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 iPhone App ($9.95) Available on iTunes This scaled down version of the classic golf video game allows you to compete on Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass and many other amazing venues against pros like Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Tiger himself. Considering you hold the whole game in the palm of your hand, the graphics are shockingly good, and while wearing headphones, the audio is great too.
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Book Tee Times and Save, (Varies) golf.com/teetimes With GOLF.com tee times, you can pay for dad's next round — and get a bargain while you're at it! With hundreds of courses to choose from, it's easy to save on rounds close to home or on the road.