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Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2005 11:41 am | Updated: 8:27 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Father’s Day is just 10 days away, and as we all know by now, buying dad a gift is no easy task.

Forget run-of-the-mill socks and bad ties, if your father is a golfer. Practical presents are OK for a birthday or maybe Christmas, but Father’s Day is more casual, so why not give him something that also is good for his game?

Our list starts with something that’s practical yet cool, and is even good for him from a healthy living standpoint. There also are six more offerings to our magnificent seven presents, with a price point that fits every pocketbook.

The Bag Boy EZ Fold 12: Dragging around a cart used to be the only way, but everything is up front with this revolutionary, lightweight, three-wheeler from Bag Boy. Made of ultralightweight aluminum tubing with a reinforced center for enhanced durability, the EZ Fold 12 features a center foot brake to lock both rear wheels in one-step, as well as adjustable brackets to fit any size bag.

Bag Boy, a division of Dynamic Brands, which also invented the Baby Jogger, is so easy to transport and to push around the course, it’s like a walk in the park. Price: $199. PeakVision sunglasses: "See better, play better" is the motto for PeakVision shades, which boast Polarimetric Strain Optics that are 100 percent distortion free. If you want dad to read greens better (and look good while doing it), PeakVision has him covered. Price: $129. Festiva-Epic Card: For dads who like to play golf and eat, the Festiva-Epic Card offers the lowest green fee at 12 golf courses in the Valley, as well as discounts on dining at over 500 restaurants.

Buy it and get your first round free at participating courses. Price: $99.

PING Den Caddy: A replica of the PING tour bag, this whiteand-black miniature container can hold 25 loose golf balls or a dozen golf magazines or serve as a wastebasket for scorecards he’d like to forget. And it’s a constant reminder of where dad would like to be — playing golf. Price: $69.95.

"The Secret of Golf": This new book presents 47 innovative, groundbreaking and, occasionally, outlandish ways to conquer the world’s most vexing game.

Written by George Peper, it’s all there from Henry Vardon to Tommy Armour to Dave Pelz. Price: $18.95.

PGA Tour Money Clip: OK, so dad is not quite ready to join the big boys in golf.

He can still feel like a tour player with this magnetic, leather money clip embossed with the PGA Tour logo (even if his roll of cash probably won’t be as thick). Price: $17.95.

Nike Dri-Fit Golf Socks: Limited budget? Well, if it’s got to be socks, then why not golf socks? Lightweight and extremely comfortable, dad will thank you every time he puts them on. And there are two per pack! Price: $9.95.

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