Whether you are looking for a stylish gift for your dad or a fellow dad looking to point your family in the right direction, you can’t go wrong with this baker’s dozen of ideas. From big brands to boutique labels, this curated collection of golf apparel, shoes, and accessories will have dad on point for the summer ahead.
You don’t need me to tell you that prints are in and Greyson has the most talked-about print polos in the game. From big and bold to intricate and sophisticated, the brand’s prints are as spiritual as they are stylish. Greyson’s latest collection is inspired by founder Charlie Schaefer’s magical summers in Michigan. Narrowing down a list of favorites is nearly impossible for me, but four standout polos are the Wolf Toile, Lake Curiosities, Brook Trout, and the electrifying Petoskey.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Holderness & Bourne has the best fitting polos in the game. The small and medium sizes are more tailored through the body for a trimmer fit while the cut is more generous at the larger end of the spectrum. While H&B won’t wow you with trendy designs, the timeless stripes and solids combined with a fashionable, yet easy-to-wear color palette will turn heads for all the right reasons. Grab Dad one, two, or more as these polos will become the foundation of his golf wardrobe.
The johnnie-O signature Prep-Formance Mesh gives their pique polo a soft and lightweight hand-feel. Adding a wave print to a shirt with subtle texture creates an eye-catching summer top that will take dad from the course to the coast and everywhere in between.
The hottest releases in the golf fashion world continue to be in the footwear segment. While the hyped sneaker-inspired drops come and go, FootJoy has created a sustained buzz around its new Premiere Series shoes. IMO, they are the golf shoes of the year! I have three pairs of The Packard in my rotation and I lace up a pair for nearly every round. (And, yes, I do find them to be plenty comfortable for walking 18 holes.) For an extra special gift, design Dad a custom pair through FootJoy’s MyJoys Program.
For those looking for a sportier and casual aesthetic for summer, these ECCO BIOM H4s pair nicely with a technical or chino short. The updated MTN GRIP outsole and GORE-TEX waterproof upper answer the call after those summer showers. There is no shortage of style or technology here. Peep the TPU insert on either side of the midsole that hugs the foot for added stability. The range of colors allows Dad to go for an understated look or dial up a splash of color.
I’ve lived in Linksoul Boardwalker Shorts the last few summers. I couldn’t imagine these shorts getting any better but the brand just took them to another level with the Boardwalker AC. Not only did Linksoul add small perforations for breathability, but it also tweaked the fabric for more stretch. I now have a new favorite.
At a time when casual comfort is king, Devereux’s Flight Series Pants and Shorts are royalty. Light, stretchy, and laid-back for summer, they work as well on the course as off. The carrot-shaped pants have a smooth taper below the knee and provide a stylish alternative to joggers. The shorts check in with a 7.5” inseam for a sharp, tailored look.
The hottest layering piece of last winter was Solo’s Core Hooded Vest. Now, the boutique brand has removed the hood, and voila—meet The Player’s Vest. It has everything I loved about the Core Hooded Vest, including the DWR finish, windproof shell, and contrasting zipper. This is how you beat June Gloom in the Bay Area. Stick with a classic color like navy or olive, or go outside the box with the fashionable fig colorway.
I’m a big fan of braided elastic belts, especially in the summer. They have a lighter look and feel for the warmer months compared to leather. Besides, they happen to be on-trend right now, too. I’ve been rockin’ a couple of F.H. Wadsworth’s Stretch Belts recently. The range of solids is a smart choice if you are matching your belt to your shorts or shirt, but the multicolored options are an easy way to add some pizzazz to a basic fit. Who knew an elastic belt could be luxurious, but these are. The straps are constructed from a premium Italian rayon stretch material and completed with full-grain leather tabs and a silver buckle.
What’s the biggest summer trend? Travel! We’re finally jumping in planes, trains, and automobiles. Whether Dad is hitting the road for a family vaca or a weekend golf trip, he needs a cool bag that will go anywhere and do anything. This dry duffle possesses the clean Jones aesthetic with a hit of Greyson’s iconic black and grey camo. Simple, but versatile, Dad can carry this bag as a backpack or by the handles or shoulder strap.
It is difficult to beat a custom, one-of-a-kind gift, especially one as finely crafted as a MacKenzie Golf Bag. Inspired by the small leather bags carried by caddies at St. Andrews, the MacKenzie Walker is a simple, sophisticated, and stylish option for the golfer who thinks a good walk doesn’t have to be spoiled by a clunky bag. Design an unforgettable bag for Dad through MacKenzie’s online custom builder or request a rendering from the team of experts there.
What seemed like temporary home offices in garages and guest rooms a year ago have become a lot more permanent. It is time to upgrade those real Zoom backgrounds and handmade flags from Artifact Golf are the answer. The vintage flags have a weather-worn look and feature felt appliqué, hand-stitched patches, hand-screened prints, or zig-zag stitches on canvas backdrops. The designs pay homage to many of the iconic tracks in the game and also include some original creations.
Your fit is fresh, your clubs are dialed in, and your headcovers are on point. Why slap a whack range finder case on the side of your bag? Sentinel’s Scout Range Finder Case will have you accessorizing your gear in style. The clean aesthetics, durable materials, and well-thought-out design is everything a range finder case should be and nothing that it shouldn’t. Most colors are sold out but you are still in luck with Multicam X50 in Camo and the X10 in Olive. Made from a rugged Cordura nylon, it is finished with a secure Fidlock magnetic closure, matte black swivel hook, and paracord zipper pulls.