BOSTON – Golf is more popular than ever right now. And with the U.S. Open final round falling on June 20th – Father’s Day – golf will definitely be on the minds of dads around the country. Meaning you can become the favorite child when you give your father the gift of golf.
RAIN GEAR – Galway Bay
If your father dreams of traveling to play in Ireland, Scotland or at Bandon Dunes, he’s going to want to bring quality rain gear. Galway Bay’s (galwaybaygolf.com) premium rain jacket and true-to-size rain pants have been named “Best Rain Gear” for two straight years by MyGolfSpy’s panel of reviewers.
The brand’s rainwear stands apart in the industry with lightweight, breathable fabrics that allow golfers to stretch and move freely while staying warm and dry. New for 2021, Galway Bay has improved on its ultra-waterproof Hydro-Flex 32 fabric, making it lighter and stretchier for better freedom of movement. Designed by expert tailors and using 100-percent waterproof/breathable materials, Galway Bay’s outerwear feature a softer, quieter fabric than typical rain gear and rubberized waterproof zippers.
Galway Bay’s All-Weather Pants are available in standard fit, as well as a tailored waist and inseam fit with a more fashion-forward, tapered leg. They feature belt loops, a seven-inch zipper and nine-inch-deep pockets. Designed to look like and be worn as golf slacks – eliminating the need to dress in layers – they optimize comfort, fit and style like no other rain pant ever has.
For Father’s Day, type in promo code V1Dad2021 and receive 20% off Galway Bay outerwear products.
GOLF TRAINING AIDS – Swing Align
Let’s face it. The gift every golfer wants is lower scores. With the Swing Align training aid, a more “connected” swing from a proper set-up position is achievable as is a more stable and powerful move through the ball.
Swing Align was designed to help golfers set up square and hit shots solidly by providing a strong visual indicator they can use to line up square to their intended target. The device uses muscle memory to develop a repeatable golf swing with more power and accuracy by keeping their arms and body synchronized when rotating.
On Swing Align’s website, you’ll find seasonal offers and instructional tips from Golf Digest Top Young Teacher Devan Bonebrake who says Swing Align is the best device he’s seen for improving Alignment, Connection and Rotation, three of the most important elements that contribute to good impact.
Swing Align Goal Post
If you want to give you dad the gift of consistent putting, then Swing Align Goal Post is a simple-yet-effective and compact learning device. It attaches easily to most putter heads, to supply instant feedback on the quality of each stroke as your father develops consistent aim, alignment, path and a square face at impact. The Goal Post rewards a square putter face and center-face contact. If the putter face is open or closed, the ball contacts the posts on the takeaway or return stroke and veers off-line, providing immediate and correctable feedback.
To make aiming the face even easier, the adjustable alignment rod attachment hovers above the ball and face of the putter. The combination of three aiming lines (the center alignment rod and the heel and toe posts) will maximize your dad’s vernier acuity — his ability to easily see when multiple line segments become even the slightest bit misaligned. Aiming his putter face square to his intended target line was never easier.
Use promo code v1dad2021 to receive 20 percent off your order at www.swingtrainer.com to receive $39.99 pricing for more information on both products.
GOLF TECHNOLOGY – V1 Golf Plus Mobile App
The V1 Golf Plus Mobile App enables him to take and upload videos of his golf swings and send them to an instructor who uses the V1 Pro platform. The instructor then takes the video, adds telestration lines to show key points in the swing that need improvement, and can voiceover step-by-step lessons that can immediately be sent back to your father.
He can also place his video side-by-side with a curated library of hundreds of Tour Player model swings in HD, seek out monthly instructional content, and get premium support, overlay two videos for a more precise comparison, and share on social media and via email.
With the V1 Golf Plus Mobile App, it’s easy to find and receive an instant golf lesson from anywhere in the world with one of the 10,000+ teaching pros who use the V1 Pro teaching platform. Available for IOS in the Apple Store or for Android in the Google Play store. Cost is $6.99 per month or $59.99 billed annually — although subscriptions are 40% off through June 21.
V1 Game Mobile App
With the V1 Game app, a mobile phone or Apple Watch becomes your father’s personal caddie and shot tracker. V1 Game’s powerful GPS data provides accurate yardages to greens, hazards and landing zones to help him navigate the course like a professional. After a round is completed, V1 Game’s intuitive performance analysis technology provides statistics that show his strengths, weaknesses and paths to improvement. Subscriptions can be purchased in-app with both auto-renewing and non-renewing options. Auto-renewing subscriptions cost $59.99/year or $6.99/month. Non-renewing subscriptions (allowing 7-day access) can be purchased for $9.99. V1 Game subscriptions are 20% off June 14-30. Upgrading to a paid subscription includes access to advanced stats including strokes gained scoring; Virtual Caddie that gives your father intelligent recommendations while he plays; and Virtual Coach that guides his practice sessions so he can work on what areas to improve his golf game.