Ahead of that special day for Dad, our gift-minded editors independently select their favourite essential items for that golf-loving man of the house
Golfers are usually a curious bunch. Entice them with an opportunity to improve their games, and they’ll probably take a look. If this sounds like you or your father, well, you might want to carve out a little extra time in your schedule, because we have plenty of “enticements” you’ll be curious about. In this latest Editors’ Choice Awards package, we offer an assortment of products that can help Dad play better, smarter and healthier in 2022 and beyond. From training aids and game analysers, to the latest in golf apparel, accessories and gadgets to make playing the game easier, our honourees provide your old man with the tools to become a better player.
Fayde G Series
Fayde rangefinders come packed full of all the features you would expect to find; Flag lock, Slope Mode, quality magnification and rechargeable batteries. Perfect for the golfing dad!
From $179 faydegolf.com
BEST PREMIUM RANGEFINDER
Bushnell Tour V5 Shift
Size, speed and accuracy evolved with a new generation of tech in Bushnell’s Tour V5 Shift, featuring PinSeeker with Visual Jolt, Bite Magnetic Mount, and next-level clarity and brightness – plus patented slope compensation that will change your game.
RRP: $649 bushnellgolf.com.au
BEST ELECTRIC GOLF BUGGY (more than 10kg)
MGI Zip Navigator at – All Terrain
Improve your dad’s game with the MGI Zip Navigator All Terrain – AT motorised golf buggy. With independent-swivelling front wheels that provide added strength and stability, the Zip Navigator AT is designed with a full directional remote control, which will give your dad the ability to effortlessly walk freely on any terrain and will help him take the stress and fatigue out of his next round.
Powered by a lithium 24V 380Wh battery, the Zip Navigator AT is also integrated with Patented Gyroscope Straight Tracker Technology, which automatically tracks the buggy on a straight line on even the most rugged, hilly and sloping courses. With a simple Zip fold mechanism for compact storage and easy transportation, the Zip Navigator AT will let you feel your best
to play your best.
RRP: $2,299 mgigolf.com
BEST ELECTRIC GOLF BUGGY (less than 10kg)
PowaKaddy CT8 GPS
The all-new CT8 GPS affords golfers the opportunity to enjoy smarter power. This model boasts a fully integrated GPS, accessible via a new 3.5-inch TFT full-colour touchscreen widescreen display, making it the smallest, most intelligent ultra-compact golf buggy in the world.
BEST VERSATILE SHOE
The Skechers Drive 5
The Skechers Drive 5 Golf Shoes are Spikeless design for on-course and off-course versatility with a full-grain and synthetic leather uppers for durable support in a casual style. Waterproof Membrane Protection helps keep feet dry in wet course conditions.
BEST BREATHABLE POLO SHIRT
Lulu Lemon Stretch
Tee off in comfort. This breathable golf polo is made with four-way stretch fabric to make swings and putts a breeze.
RRP: $99 lululemon.com.au
BEST VERSATILE POLO SHIRT
Travis Mathew ‘The Zinna’
What if you could have one polo that does it all? The perfect tailored date-night polo. The perfect lightweight golf polo. The perfect dressy work polo. The perfect casual polo. The perfect polo for ultimate comfort and classic style. As featured in GQ, The Zinna is that perfect polo. Versatile for work or for play, the Zinna delivers everything you need – no matter the occasion.
Check out the full range at travismathew.com.au
BEST GOLF WATCH
TAG Heuer Connected Golf Watch
Crafted for enhanced performance and style on the green, the smartwatch shows a golf engraving on the ceramic bezel and comes with an exclusive TAG Heuer Golf app to track your performance on more than 40,000 golf courses.
RRP: $3,850 tagheuer.com
BEST LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEA
Drummond Golf Gift Voucher
Gift vouchers are a perfect way to ensure that the golf-playing dad gets the gift he wants! Let Dad choose exactly what he’s after at any of the 50 Drummond Golf locations across the country, or the cards can also be redeemed online at drummondgolf.com.au
BEST POST-ROUND DROP
Robert Mondavi Wines
Robert Mondavi Private Selection blends California winemaking with the southern tradition of Bourbon Whiskey ageing. The California growing region has a perfect blend of fog, wind, chill, and warm sunshine, just the way Dad likes it!
BEST BUGGY ACCESSORY
Concourse Golf Smart Wheels
Give that special man in your life these brilliant Australian-designed (and made) Concourse Golf Smart Wheels and he will have the ability to upgrade his push buggy to a remote-control electric golf buggy in seconds. Completely wireless with a high torque motor for all terrain control, Smart Wheels will effortlessly power your buggy across
the course round after round.
RRP: $1,599 concoursegolf.com
BEST BALL MARKER
Australian Golf Digest Poker Chip Ball Markers
A little self-indulgent, sure. But you can never have enough ball markers and Dad will love these Australian Golf Digest premium poker chip ball markers. They come in packs of three (blue, green and black).
RRP: $12.95 proshopgolf.com.au
BEST RAIN PROTECTION
Australian Golf Digest Golf Umbrella
While we’re at it, keep Dad dry with this premium Australian Golf Digest umbrella. With UV protective coating, no-slip moulded handle and a lightweight fibreglass shaft, this is a must for every golf bag.
RRP: $59.95 proshopgolf.com.au
BEST BLUETOOTH ACCESSORY
The Bushnell Wingman GPS and bluetooth speaker features high quality audio combined with having the ability to receive audible GPS distances. Wingman also features Bushnell’s integrated BITE magnetic cart mount to provide golfers the convenience of having the speaker mounted right on the cart bar.
Your Golf Pro Gift Voucher
With Your Golf Pro, you can buy Dad a voucher for a lesson with his favourite local PGA professional or a gift voucher in-store to one of 100-plus PGA pro shops nationwide.
BEST LAUNCH MONITOR
Full Swing Kit
Full Swing KIT – the same launch monitor tested and trusted by Tiger himself – is now being made for everyone. Select what data points matter to you and arrange them across all your devices – smartphone, iPad, smartwatch included. Look at dispersion charts, averages, trends and see improvement over time. You can even send video to your instructor for remote lessons or share your best swing on social media to really rub it in to your friends. RRP: $7,999.
The KIT can be purchased through your local Drummond Golf store, or at drummondgolf.com.au
BEST SHOT-TRACKING SYSTEM
Arccos Gen 3+ Smart Sensors
The latest Gen 3+ Smart Sensors provide golfers with the most accurate short tracking in the game and is compatible with on both iOS and Android platforms. The sleek new sensors feature a new shot tracking technology powered by AI machine learning that tightly integrates Arccos hardware and software to track a player’s shots during the round more accurately. A new P3 putter sensor that is 40 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than previous models completes the set.
RRP: $299 www.Arccosgolf.com
BEST HOME-FRIENDLY PRACTICE BALLS
SKLZ Impact Golf Balls
Hitting Impact Golf Balls offers all sorts of benefits to your game. Their proprietary pop-back technology makes them longer lasting than traditional plastic golf training balls. And the limited-flight design makes them perfect for everyday home practice sessions.
RRP: $19.99 sklz.com
BEST BAG ACCESSORY
Caddyrack Pro Club Organiser
The Caddyrack Pro from Kahma Golf is a new generation premium golf bag club organiser and protector with Softgrip Technology. This ingenious golf bag accessory can be simply fitted to a conventional golf bag with the three included cable ties. The ball joint of the centre strut allows the one unit to be fitted as either left-handed or right-handed, and comes with a bonus protective irons transit cover for the ultimate in club protection.
RRP: $74 kahmagolf.com
BEST PRACTICE NET
The SPG-7 practice net allows Dad to practise and hone his swing in the comfort of his house – inside or outside. This practice net has been designed with premium materials so you can have confidence it will take a beating. It’s the only golf net that has an automatic ball return system that catches the ball’s impact and allows it to roll down, never touching or bouncing on the floors.
RRP: $480 proshopgolf.com.au
Aussies At The Open
The latest must-have book for golf fans, Aussies At The Open is the definitive record of Australia’s participation in the Open Championship and was, fittingly, released on the eve of the 150th Open at St Andrews last month. Penned by long-time Australian Golf Digest writers Tony Webeck and Steve Keipert, the book includes 102 exclusive interviews with past and current Open Championship competitors.
RRP: $49.95 (incl. P&H).
To order Dad his copy, visit australiangolfdigest.com.au/aussiesattheopen/
Australian Golf Digest All-Access Pass
For the gift that will keep on giving, grab your father a digital subscription to Australia’s No.1 golf magazine. Our new all-access pass will allow him to read every issue of AGD at his fingertips, plus unlock a treasure trove of exclusive video content, from world-class instruction, golf-course profiles and player interviews, to equipment reviews and tournament highlights. And the best part, it’s only $3.33 per month – cheaper than buying him a coffee!
See subscribe.australiangolfdigest.com.au for more.
BEST PUTTING TRAINING AID
From the serious club golfer to the occasional social golfer, Putt18 will provide Dad with hours of entertainment while improving his putting at the same time. Putt18 is an interactive putting game that scores like a round of golf. Putt for eagles and birdies on every hole, all in the comfort of your living room. Great for friendly family competitions, play against anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. Use the discount code Dad-10 to receive a 10-percent discount and take advantage of the free delivery Australia-wide.