Father’s Day gift certificates to burn? Here are some options

Prior to Father’s Day, we offered up suggestions for those looking to make Dad happy on his special day. Of course, there’s no harm in a gift card, especially if the alternative was some golf-themed toilet paper.

If you’ve got that new gift card burning a hole in your pocket, here are some ideas that will put that money to good use. In addition to linking to the company’s page, I’ve also included a link directly to some of the big golf stores where your kids likely found your gift.

Callaway Hex Chrome

Golf balls are highly personal, but Callaway’s HEX Chrome will fit a wide range of players. Fitting the nice niche in the golf ball market, a significant step up from a discount distance ball, but without the sticker price sting of a premium tour ball. Also, the yellow is very in this season.
$36, callawaygolf.com

Sun Mountain SVI

A good pushcart makes all the difference when walking the course, and Sun Mountain’s SV1 is an updated version of one of the most popular pushcarts of all time. If you’re like me and have vowed time and again to ditch the riding and make the game more fitness oriented.
$229, sunmountain.com

Swing Smart

Clip the Swing Smart device to your club and watch as it sends a 3-D view of the golf swing to your smart phone, complete with key stats such as tempo, swing speed, face angle and angle of attack. This is just launching now, so keep an eye out for ordering information, but it’s one you’ll want to check out when it hits the market this summer.
$299, swingsmart.com

Orange Whip Trainer

The Orange Whip Trainer helps with loosening up before a round, toning and stretching golf muscles, as well as learning how to get the club on plane during the swing. A quickie review: Since I started using it before rounds, my scores have dropped and my ball striking has gotten much better thanks to better tempo and rhythm, not to mention that I can loosen up in a fraction of the time it would normally take to hit balls on the range.
$109, orangeswingtrainer.com

Ashworth Cardiff
Ashworth, the classic golf apparel brand, gets in on the spikeless shoe rage. The Cardiff makes going from the 18th green to a summer barbecue a breeze. My foursome was just talking this weekend about how comfortable this style of hybrid shoe is, and Ashworth’s Cardiff should be on your list to check out, with six colors available.

$120, AshworthGolf.com



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.