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Father's Day Tech Guide

Updated: May 27, 2021
Father's Day Tech Guide

Sometimes dad’s get a reputation for not wanting to use a map to find where he needs to go. On the golf course, however, why wouldn’t you want to use something that makes the game easier?

With big-time advances in golf-course GPS technology, it’s never been simpler to make sure to get the correct yardage on a shot, no matter if you’re in the middle of the fairway or, well, somewhere else.

If you’re stuck on a gift for dad this Father’s Day, these GPS devices are perfect, portable, and a huge help to anyone’s game.


Bushnell Tour V5 Shift GPS/Range Finders

Bushnell is trusted by more Tour pros than any other GPS brand, and the Bushnell Tour V5 is a fabulous addition to anyone’s arsenal to help them shoot lower scores. The Bushnell Tour V5 features PinSeeker technology with a visual jolt, next level clarity and brightness, and boasts BITE Magnetic Mount, meaning it holds tight to a golf cart. Bushnell’s patented slope compensation will help change your game, as the size, accuracy, and speed has evolved with the next generation of technology in the Tour V5.


Callaway Micro Laser Rangefinder GPS/Range Finders

Coming in at just 4 oz. the Callaway Micro Laser Rangefinder is lightweight and super compact. It delivers consistent distances using multiple settings like Prism technology – perfect for quickly acquiring distances to the pins that have built-in reflectors. The Callaway Micro Laser Rangefinder is also perfect to try to get the distance to other objects like hazards and trees by simply using the laser mode to pick up what you’re hoping to the find the distance to – good or bad!


Garmin Approach G10 GPS/Range Finders

The Garmin Approach G10 is a clip-on GPS device that helps golfers to accurately measure yardages from anywhere on the golf course. It also boasts a built-in odometer to help track how far you’ve walked. Tech-wise, the Garmin Approach G10 has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which gives golfers the distance data for the back, front, and middle of the green as well as yardages to hazards and other points on the course. There are 40,000 preloaded courses on the Garmin Approach G10, plus a built-in digital scorecard tracker for stats. It updates the courses four times per year for free.


Garmin Approach S62 Watch GPS/Range Finders

The wearable Garmin Approach S62 watch boasts a virtual caddie that suggests aim and club (by also factoring in wind speed and direction) and on blind shots, the PinPointer feature tells you the direction of the pin. The battery is rechargeable and boasts 20 hours in GPS mode and 14 days in smartwatch mode. You can choose a number of interchangeable bands and custom watch faces, apps, and widgets – plus you can receive emails, texts, and other alerts when pairing the Garmin Approach S62 to a smartphone. If dad is looking for a great all-in-one watch (it also has preloaded profiles for running, swimming, cycling, and more) then the Garmin Approach S62 is a solid option.


Garmin Approach G80 GPS/Range Finders

The Garmin Approach G80 is an amazing all-in-one unit that has radar technology and integrated launch monitor technology. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours with GPS and there is a ton of great built-in data points like – 41,000 preloaded courses worldwide, Plays Like distance that gives distances to targets adjusted for uphill or downhill, PinPointer, which shows the green’s location on blind shots, and the launch monitor technology gives dad the opportunity to track club-head speed, ball speed, swing tempo, distance, and smash factor.

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