2012 Father's Day Gift Guide: 10 hot deals

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June 07, 2013

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Equipment Insider

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Father's Day is approaching, and that means one thing -- it's time to get something special for those special dads!

Here are 10 great deals that any dad would love:

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TaylorMade R1 Black driver
Set to hit retail shelves on June 10, TaylorMade's new R1 Black is the most talked-about club on the market at the moment. The first black crown driver TaylorMade has released since 2010, it features the same technology as the white R1 — 168 possible adjustment settings, 12 loft-sleeve settings, 7 face-angle positions. The only new addition, besides the crown color, is an ultra-light Aldila RIP Phenom shaft. Get one for dad and make him the envy of his weekly foursome. (Price: $399)
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Nike TW'14 golf shoe
Your dad will likely never know what it's like to be Tiger Woods on the course, but at least you can give him the opportunity to wear the same shoe Woods has been sporting since THE PLAYERS Championship. This year's version has a new upper that delivers added ventilation, as well as an improved natural motion engineered outsole that allows you to keep contact with the ground longer during his swing. Who knows, maybe the new shoe can help dad hit a couple more fairways. (Price: $179.99)
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SkyCaddie GPS watch
Can't keep track of your handheld rangefinder? You may want to check SkyCaddie's latest GPS watch that offers yardages to the front, center and back of the green, 30,000 ground-verified course maps, digital scoring and a pace-of-play timer. Best of all, the watch can also be used as any everyday watch (clock) or during daily workouts (odometer, lap counter, and calorie counter). SkyCaddie does require an annual membership fee for course maps. (Price: $149.98)
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Callaway HEX Chrome+ golf ball
Looking for a TOUR-quality gift that won't cost a small fortune? Callaway's new HEX Chrome+ ball should be on the list. For less than $30 per dozen, you can play the same ball Phil Mickelson, Gary Woodland and Chris Kirk are currently using each week. The four-piece urethane ball is being touted as the fastest Tour ball Callaway has ever designed. (Price: $29.99)
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PING Iron polo
As most golfers know, you can never have enough polo shirts in the closet. PING's Iron polo comes in a variety of colors, including a couple bright options for the summer months. With temperatures starting to creep back into the 90s, PING's P3 fabric technology wicks moisture away from the body to keep you dry and comfortable over that five-footer. The shirt is also wrinkle resistant and offers UV protection. (Price: $29.99)
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TinCup Ball Marker
There's nothing wrong with marking your golf ball with the standard permanent marker, but if you're looking to stand out from the guys in your weekly foursome, you may want to consider using a TinCup ball marker. With designs from the American flag to your favorite college team, golfers can use TinCup's patented metal stencil to add a unique design to the ball. (Price: $19.99)
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Odyssey Metal-X putter
Odyssey's Metal-X putter won't help dad turn into Phil Mickelson on the greens overnight. It will, however, allow him to have the advantage of using one of the most innovative inserts in golf. Odyssey's Metal-X insert is a dual layered insert that provides a consistent roll with amazing feedback and feel. The first layer of the insert is made of 6061 aluminum with oval depressions to increase friction and impart proper launch. The second layer is a Urethane inner that provides soft touch and saves weight to optimize performance. (Price: $99.96)
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Titleist lightweight stand bag
If you want to give dad a present that will keep him happy and healthy — studies have shown that walking 18 holes, when compared to riding a cart, burns 630 calories — consider giving him a stand bag. He can still put this Titleist lightweight stand bag on the cart if he wants, but if he does decide to walk the course, he has that option as well. The bag weighs just 5.4 pounds and has adjustable dual straps. There's also pockets for a water bottle, golf balls and a full, side saddle apparel pocket for rain gear. ($149.97)
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iHome Bluetooth Cube

Whether your dad enjoys listening to music on the course or at the office, the iHome BluetoothCube gives him the opportunity to do both through the Bluetooth connection on his cell phone. Simply enable the Bluetooth on your phone and music is streamed directly to the cube without the use of bulky cords. (Price: $39.99)
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PING iPhone 5 cradle + App
Getting a lessong with a PGA Certified instructor is the best way to go if you want to improve your golf game. However, if your dad is too busy to make time for a lesson, consider getting him PING's iPhone 5 cradle and putting app to work on his stroke. The app is free from Apple's iTunes store, and the cradle, which attaches to the shaft of the putter, is less than $30. The app allows you to analyze your putting stroke more closely than ever and works like a launch monitor for putters by measuring stroke type, impact angle and tempo. ($29.99)
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