There's a pretty standard list of Father's Day gifts: tools, a hot breakfast, letting him sit on the couch all day, mowing the lawn for him. Since it's already Father's Day, however, there's no time to shop for a last-minute gift. But if the dad in your life plays golf, then you're in luck! We have some free gift ideas that will make dad feel appreciated either as he plays today or the next time he tees it up.
1. Mark his golf balls with your (or your kids') name: We defy dad to not smile when he shows up on the first tee and says, "I'm playing a ball with my child's name on it."
2. Clean his golf spikes: Most dads do a bad job of keeping their golf shoes clean in between rounds. If he gets to the course and pulls a sparkling clean pair of shoes of out the trunk, he's going to be a happy camper.
3. Give the clubs a good shine: Dads can be too busy to take care of their clubs. Take a tee and clean the grooves, then scrub the clubhead clean with a rag. Sure, they'll be dirty again at the end of his next round, but it won't have cost him a nice tip to the cart kid.
4. Let him watch the U.S. Open...all day: It's not too often that dad can plop himself down on the couch or in his favorite chair for five or six straight hours to watch sports. But Father's Day is the perfect time to let him do just that, and forgive him for taking a nap before the final few holes.
5. Be his caddie for the day: You might not know much of anything about golf, but the dad in your life would be glad to have a caddie for Father's Day. That might not entail stepping off yardages or helping to read putts, but the companionship will be something your dad will love.