Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gadgets & Books

1 of 14 Game Golf
GAME GOLF ($249, www.gamegolf.com): Tell Dad how it works: "During your round, simply tap the tags you installed into the grips of your clubs against a wearable device before each shot. That’s it. Everything else is done automatically." Then watch him get better with this incredible game-inprovement tracker.
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Olympus TG-3 ($350; getolympus.com): This rugged yet elegant digital camera is waterproof, crushproof, freezeproof and dustproof. In other words, the perfect on-course companion.
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The Flexible Golf Swing by Roger Fredericks ($17.95; fredericksgolf.com): Roger Fredericks helps you discover how your body's limitations are directly affecting your golf swing mechanics, and offers expert advice on how to increase your flexibility to improve both your game and your health.
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Nikon Coolshot AS ($300; Nikongolf.com): Nikon’s waterproof distance finder is compact enough to fit in your pocket and measures actual and horizontal distance (including height and slope adjustments) with the click of a button.
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VPAR App ($9/year; vpar.com): The VPAR App features layout and yardage information for over 30,000 courses worldwide and enables you to set up your own tournament with friends and follow their scores on real-time leaderboards.
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Golf Magazine's Play Like a Pro ($29.95; amazon.com): GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers break down must-have techniques from the world's best players and show how to incorporate them into your motion quickly and easily. Also included: Scan-It/See-It technology, which seamlessly connects you to 65 instruction videos via your smartphone or tablet that bring these crucial moves to life.
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Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III ($299.95, plus $34.95 for accessory cover; bose.com): Highlights include longer battery life (up to 14 hours) and the ability to wirelessly connect to and stream music from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. Accessory cover is available in five colors.
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Tattoo Golf Stealth Switchblade Divot Tool ($25; tattoogolf.com): This push-button, spring activated switchblade style divot tool is made of rust-proof stainless steel and also includes a triangular magnetic ball marker.
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Tiger, Meet My Sister…and Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said by Rick Reilly ($27.95; amazon.com): The ESPN contributor and New York Times-bestselling author’s latest book compiles the best of his recent columns (over 75!) in a new collection.
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Bushnell Golf NEO XS Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch ($199.99; Buy Now): The NEO XS is a GPS rangefinder preloaded with over 33,000 courses in more than 30 countries to provide you with instant distance measurements.
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Swingbyte ($169; www.swingbyte.com): SwingByte is a sensor and app-based technology designed to improve your golf swing. It's availability on Google Glass frees you from your mobile devices during practice sessions on the driving range.
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Every Shot Counts, by Mark Broadie ($27; www.amazon.com): Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie (the mastermind behind the PGA Tour's cutting-edge "strokes gained" stat) explains how his use of statistics and golf analytics can transform your game.
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iON The Game Video Camera ($299.99; usa.ioncamera.com): iON The Game is a wireless HD sports video camera that provides easy capture and play-back analysis. Users can capture themselves in action and share to Facebook and Youtube via the Wi-Fi capability or iON camera app.
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Bandon Dunes Coffee Table Book ($100; www.bandondunesgolfshop.com): Featuring images of all 85 golf holes on Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s property from award-winning local photographer, Wood Sabold, this book captures the stunning beauty that is Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Check out our Golf Gear guide for more Father's Day gift ideas.