More Holiday Gifts on My List

Here’s part two of gift ideas and for the benefit of my family, it really is my wish list as well.

Puma IGNITE DISC Extreme Golf Shoes: An upgrade of the Puma’s popular DISC technology plus a new graphic it combines 4-way stretch mesh with a leather saddle for a great look and it’s still waterproof. Using a DISC closure the insole is a molded EVA, the midsole is full-length IGNITE foam and the outsole is integral TPU performance configuration. All this for the attractive price of $120 per pair and there’s a choice of four colors. Get all the facts at CobraPuma.com.

Ben Hogan: Billed as the most technologically advance irons they have ever built, the Ben Hogan PTx model is for better players looking for a more forgiving iron or those who feel they are ready to move from a super game-improvement iron to one with more control. Made with Hogan’s co-forged titanium-steel construction that precisely places the center of gravity in each clubhead. They may be purchased only through BenHoganGolf.com and are priced at $770 for a seven iron set with steel shafts.

Arccos 360: Arccos pioneered club mounted shot tracking and the new 360 uses 50% smaller sensors placed in the butt end of the grip which automatically record every shot for live shot tracking plus there’s GPS yardage and shot analytics with the smartphone app. Great for on the course game tracking of every round. Priced at $249.99 at ArccosGolf.com.

Chase54 Baroque Polo: A classic paisley print with a nice looking embossed style ideal for any time, any place wear. Makes use of Chase54’s DryFuze fabric for moisture wicking to be comfortable (and dry!) in even hot humid weather. The material even has a slight amount of stretch so there is nothing to restrict the wearer’s swing. Metal collar stays keep the collar from curling and are removable for washing. The price for the Baroque is $76 and may be found along with other Chase54 polos at better retail shops or on Chase54.com.

Cobra King F8 Driver: The F8 (and F8+) have Cobra’s first milled titanium face in a driver model which produces better accuracy plus more distance. Arccos for Cobra Connect is included at no extra charge. When paired with the free smartphone app the distance and accuracy of every drive is measured and tracked plus the app may be used as a GPS yardage rangefinder. This makes a perfect gift certificate item and that ensures a perfect fit. The Cobra F8 and F8+ drivers are $399.

On Course Gifts for Dad’s Day

Father’s Day June 18 is just the occasion to gift Dad something he can use on the course and remember you’re thoughtfulness each time. Here are a selection of gifts we like and fathers will really like.

Arccos Golf – Tracking each shot and providing precise yardage are only some of the features of this second generation system. Data is analyzed in real-time and a new service is available, Arccos Caddy, golf’s first artificial intelligence platform using the Arccos data to provide the best strategy for playing any hole. Compatible with iPhone and Android devices, a GPS 2.0 provides distances to any point on 40,000 courses and one-touch, front/middle/back yardages to the green. Sold at www.arccosgolf.com for $250.

Bridgestone Golf – Bridgestone used data from more than 2 million ball fittings to develop the e6 series and their testing reports they are longer and straighter than competitors. The e6 SOFT provides wonderful feel throughout the bag, reduces driver spin for longer distance and optimizes launch with irons/wedges for superior stopping power and the e6 SPEED delivers lots of initial ball velocity for incredible straight distance. Retail price is $29 per dozen and you can may find out more at www.bridgestonegolf.com.

TecTecTec VPRO500 – Don’t let the attractive price fool you into thinking the VPRO500 laser rangefinder lacks in performance, distances to 540 yards are accurate to within one yard. The multilayered optical lens combined with diopter adjustment and 6x magnification provide a clear and accurate view. It is incredibly lightweight, rainproof and features three scanning modes. The VPRO500 is available in standard ($135) and “S” editions ($180) featuring PinSlope Technology to calculate elevation-adjusted distance to target. www.us.tectectec.com

GolfTec Lessons – GolfTec teaches approximately 1 million lessons each year and says the average student lowers their handicap by seven strokes. Located in every major metropolitan area there are lesson packages to fit most any budget. The company pioneered a step-by-step plan that builds skills faster and provides lasting results. It is a convenient and effective one-stop-shop for every game-improvement need. Find out all the possibilities for Dad to improve his game www.golftec.com

Swing Coach – The Swing Coach practice club provides instant feedback and using it just a few 5 minutes a day gives users the feel of the correct swing. It’s a repeatable golf swing with the three easy steps: “load, launch, learn.” SCI-CORE “real feel” practice golf balls are the other part of this Father’s Day Duo and perfect for use with the Swing Coach club but may also be hit with regular woods and irons. The Swing Coach Club and one dozen Sci-Core Practice Golf Balls is $117 at www.swingcoach.com.