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For the perfect dad: Father's Day gift guide

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If you're still looking for something to get your dad this Father's Day, the search stops here. Does he need more golf balls? Always. Perhaps something to help perfect his swing. Some new swag so that he at least looks the part – ya know, while the more technical stuff works itself out? Or how about a delightful tale of Jack Nicklaus' lifelong coach Jack Grout written by his son? It's all here.

1. Criquet shirts 

Criquest shirts

Criquet is an Austin, Texas-based startup company founded in 2010 that combines old-school prep with quality, environmentally friendly fabrics.

The company has a variety of men's shirts as well as shirts for boys. Get one for your dad and yourself, and wear them to the course together.

Choose from a variety of styles, colors, short- and long-sleeve offerings which range in price from $42 to $95. For more information or to purchase Criquet apparel, click here.

2. Personalized ProV1'sFather

Titleist is once again offering free personalization for Father's Day. Until June 30, 2013, personalization charges will be waived on all Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x, NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity and DT SoLo golf ball orders of just one dozen or more.

Customers may create their unique message imprinted on the golf ball in up to three lines of block text in black, blue, red, pink or green ink colors.

Check with your local authorized Titleist golf ball retailer for more information on availability and pricing, and for further details, click here.

3. SwingTIP


SwingTIP is a golf swing analysis tool that syncs a motion sensor attached to any golf club with your smartphone for instant results each time you swing the club. The results include video-like animations of your swing from three angles and key performance metrics along with instructional tips and videos, so once you've identified problem areas with your swing, you can learn to fix them. The latest version also includes auto-video capture, to examine your posture and alignment and easily share with a friend or coach.

The SwingTIP device retails for $129.99. For more information and to purchase one for your father, please visit the SwingTIP website.

4. Headcovers

Seamus Golf


Oregon-based Seamus Golf makes artisan golf headcovers and fine woolen accessories from traditional Scottish clan tartans and harris tweeds. Husband and wife co-owners Akbar & Megan Chisti combined their passion and expertise to create these unique and meticulously made headcovers that are making waves at the finest courses and clubs around the world.

The headcovers range in price from $45 to $75. For more information, or to purchase some for your father, visit the Seamus Golf website by clicking here.



Stitch is a North Carolina-based company that sells handcrafted leather headcovers in cool, retro styles. If your father's golf bag is due for a makeover, check out these sleek, sophisticated styles. The headcovers range in price from $34.99 to $54.99.

For more information or to purchase Stitch headcovers, click here.

5. Jack Grout: A Legacy in Golf

Jack Grout

For golfers and non-golfers alike, this is the delightful and heartwarming tale of Jack Nicklaus' teacher, Jack Grout, and his journey through golf.

You can purchase the book from Amazon by clicking here.

6. Nike FuelBand

Nike fuel Band

Ever wonder just how many steps you take in a day? Or how many calories you burn? With the Nike+ FuelBand, now you'll know.

The Nike+ FuelBand measures everyday activity – like running, walking, dancing, basketball and dozens of activities – and turns it into NikeFuel. It tracks calories burned, steps taken and more. It's also a great watch. Get one for your dad today and tell him to get moving.

For more information or to purchase a Nike+ FuelBand (which retails for $149), visit the Nike website by clicking here.

7. Taylormade R1 Black driverGift Guide

After three years of making only white drivers, Taylormade Golf recently released the R1 Black. It features the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history – it can be tuned 168 different ways to specifically fit a player’s swing to optimize distance and accuracy.

If your dad is in need of a new driver, but hasn't fancied the all-white offerings from Taylormade as of late, get him one of these – a classic look on the latest technology.

The R1 Black retails for $399. For more information or to purchase the driver, click here.