Dads have a special place in our hearts; whether it’s learning to ride a bike, or bonding over our favourite sports, teams and players, dads see us through it all. The US Open Final is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than bonding with dad over a spot of golf as we cheer on our favourite US Open stars!
15th June marked the advent of the 117th US Open at the Erin Hills golf course in Wisconsin. Naturally, golf enthusiasts from around the world are rooting for their favourites to emerge victorious – whether you’re a fan of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy or Justin Rose, you’ve got all eyes on who will covet the championship at the US Open 2017 at the final.
The US Open has been played at iconic venues across the United States of America, with Erin Hills being the sixth public access course hosting the Championship. One of the four major golf championships, the US open is recognised officially on the schedules of the PGA and European Golf Tours and is staged on a wide range of challenging courses, with the focus placed on the accuracy of the player’s drive during the tournament.
Since 1895, 51 courses have been recognised as US Open sites, with the competition being dominated by British players until 1911. Ever since the win of John J McDermott, the first American winner at the US Open golf tournament, the USA has dominated the playing field with over 80 American golfers taking championship trophies home.
In the spirit of supporting our favourite stars at Erin Hills and celebrating the beautiful bond we share with our dear dads, Sun & Sand Sports recommends some must-haves from our Nike Golf collection to add the ‘wow’ factor to your golf wardrobe. The next time you and dad head out onto the course, these select styles are sure to make you and your game stand out.
Because your focus needs to be on swinging the club the right way, keep the glaring sun at bay with the Nike Golf True Tour Cap . The cap is designed to fit your head snugly so your game is on point all the way from the start to the 18th hole – a day out in the sun with your favourite person is the perfect way to mark Father’s Day.
Whether you’re on the course putting away holes-in-one or enjoying an after-party for your victory, the Nike Golf Modern Fit Transition Dry Blocked Polo T-Shirt for men keeps you comfortable all through the way. Its raglan sleeves provide unrestricted movement, while its blade collar allows to you to pull off both casual and formal looks.
Featuring a soft foam cushioning, the Nike Golf TW ’17 Shoe for men keeps your feet comfortable and stable as you tee off in style to continue your victory streak. Its speed lacing system and Nike Zoom Air technology respond to your every move, while the carbon fibre plate adds power to your putt swings. Why not twin with dad by bringing him a special Father’s Day gift!
Golf isn’t just for the men; women can take over the field in the Nike Air Zoom Gimme Golf Shoe any time they want. With its supportive sock-like fit and phylon midsole for lightweight cushioning and stability, the shoe features an integrated traction pattern to improve ground grip with every putt you take.
Now that you’ve got the awesome gear, here are a few places you and the old man can visit to practice hard and show off your trend-setting, sporty style. Take a look at our golf course recommendations below.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club: With date palm and coconut trees gracing the fairways, the beauty of this 18-hole course brings your game to life with its scenic landscape sprawled across thousands of undulating yards.
The Els Club: Setting new benchmarks for golf, the Els Club stretches across 7,538 yards and offers four sets of tees to help you determine your own challenges and beat your best.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club: Power up your game at the Gulf’s first ocean course at one of the most captivating golf courses in the world. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club features beach-front course holes that weave in and out of the luxurious hotels lining the beach.
Al Hamra Golf Club: A stunning par 72 golf course spread across 7,325 yards, Al Hamra Golf Club meanders around four open water lagoons that merge effortlessly with the Arabian Gulf. Enjoy the sights as you capitalise on your handicap during your next golf game.
There – you have all the information and accessories you need to make this Father’s Day a memorable and special occasion. Healthy competition is part of the father-child relationship, so the next time you’re up for a challenge, take your father out onto your favourite golf course and start putting.
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