The next time you're around a group of guys, take a listen: You'll likely hear 'mulligan', 'bogie', and even 'birdies' mixed into the conversation.
It's no surprise the golf terms are tossed around faster than the ball flies off the tee here in the Valley because to some, we are considered to be the golf capital of the world.
With the popularity of the sport in the Phoenix area, it's a safe bet anything golf-related will make a great Father's Day gift.
If walking into a golf store and picking up the perfect gift sounds like finding a needle in a haystack then Dave Pauley with TaylorMade is breaking it all down.
Here are his top suggestions for Father's Day golf gifts:
TaylorMade R11S driver
The must-have driver of the year, it's perfect for the dad who is addicted to the game. Similar to the original R11, the new R11S features a flat-white crown color and black PVD face to improve alignment and accuracy off the tee. The R11S driver's modern-classical clubhead shape is intended to suit the eye of better players, while still providing ample forgiveness and confidence for average players. The new 5-way ASP provides more tuning options and allows the player to adjust the face angle independently of the loft, and vice versa. The five face angles made possible by the improved A.S.P. Technology of the R11S are neutral, slightly open, open, slightly closed and closed. Price: $399
TaylorMade RocketBallz stand bag
The newest bag that TaylorMade offers. There are lots of fun features on this bag for the dad who loves pockets, and the RBZ Stand Bag is great for the dad who enjoys walking the course, as it weighs less than 5 pounds. Using the branding of golf's hottest new equipment line, TaylorMade's RBZ Stand Bag is a high-performance luxury bag. The bag features a 5-way stadium top with upgraded top-handle; ergonomic shoulder straps; anti-split stand system; 6 total pockets, including valuables pockets; insulated beverage sleeve pockets; full-length dividers; nylon webbing button handle; pen slot; and is only 4.9 lbs. Price: $169
Adidas Golf's Fashion Performance line
This line is new for 2012, allowing dad to look the part while on the course without sacrificing performance. Men's Fashion Performance is stylish, contemporary and Tour proven. adidas Golf's approach to golf is steadfast on providing innovative footwear and apparel that meets the demands of the competitive athlete. Whether playing to out do your last drive, your last round, your opponent, or going up against every condition, you have the right equipment to reach every goal. Fashion Performance offers polos, bottoms and outerwear that range from $60-$120.
Adidas Golf SAMBA footwear
The SAMBA Golf shoe is a great lifestyle golf shoe for any golfing dad. Its popular style will have your dad looking sharp on the course. First introduced in the 1950s and made famous for an indoor soccer shoe, the Samba has evolved into today's classic styling and comfortable fit fueled into a modern-day essential for both on the field and casual wear. The Samba Golf Shoe maintains the shoe's classic silhouette and 3-Stripe design, while featuring a durable, suede toe-guard and distinctive tan gum sole equipped with six cleats and ThinTech low-profile technology for improved traction, stability and support. The textile, synthetic-leather upper is water-resistant and provides lightweight, durable performance. This particular shoe is a limited-edition SAMBA made for the U.S. Open (only 1,950 pairs available), and the standard adidas Golf SAMBA comes in black, red, blue and white. Price: $100
Ashworth Cardiff footwear
The Ashworth Cardiff allows Dad to go from the office to the golf course, and then out to the restaurant to meet the family. The spikeless shoe has a crossover, lifestyle appeal. The Cardiff was created to deliver the functionality of a traditional golf shoe with the versatility and comfort typically found in a casual town shoe. Perfect for going from the office or backyard BBQ to the course, the Cardiff offers playability, wearability and sure-footed traction made to be in style everywhere and that can be worn anywhere. A tumbled, full-grain leather upper with suede accents offer durability, a rich look and feel and also waterproof protection backed by a 2-year waterproof warranty. The soft and pliable molded-rubber outsole provides a comfortable, low-profile fit without the sensation of traditional spikes. Price: $120
You can find these products at your local golf retailer or online at www.taylormadegolf.com .
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