Well, I want to talk about the worst, which are far more common.
Hey, I know it’s hard to buy stuff for golfers, especially if the gift giver doesn’t play.
And don’t get me wrong, the thoughts and gestures are always appreciated.
The products themselves?
That’s another story.
For me, the worst Father’s Day golf gift was a roll of “golf toilet paper,” which was simply a cheap roll of toilet tissue probably marked up 1000% because it had some lame line about, “the 19th hole” imprinted on it.
Clever, I know.
Needless to say, it has never been used (but it does sit under the sink in case of emergencies).
I’ve also received…
- a “golf ball personalizer” clamp, which was great at mangling expensive golf balls…
- a “golf scope,” which required an advanced knowledge of triangulation…
- a few “executive desk sets” from different companies, yet all had a golf ball-shaped clock and a golf club-shaped pen.
Again, before you jump all over me for being cold hearted, I always appreciate when someone invests any amount of time, effort, and/or money to give a gift.
In fact, the best Father’s day golf gifts I’ve received aren’t even tangible and usually don’t occur on Father’s Day.
They happen when my four-year-old daughter whacks her plastic clubs in the backyard and when my 16-month-old son excitedly points and yells, “ball, ball, ball!” when he sees golf on TV.
When someone you love shows an interest in something you love, it’s better than anything you can buy.
A golf trip to Scotland is nice, too.
How about you — what were the best and/or worst golf gifts you ever received?
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