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Covering the U.S. Open

Olympic-logoed lids with Dad in mind

By: James A. Frank

It’s good that Father’s Day falls on the Sunday of the U.S. Open every year as it makes it easy to buy Dad a gift. Unfortunately, it’s both expensive and time-consuming for him to acquire a swing good enough to qualify for our national championship. So if he can’t play the part, here are two ways he can look it.

The official U.S. Open baseball cap, made by AHEAD, is available in three colors, gray, white, and blue. It’s one-size-fits-all, has waffle texture, and carries the logo of the venue, The Olympic Club. It can be ordered directly from the USGA online for about $30.

Another kind of lid is also available, a limited-edition U.S. Open putter cover designed by English golf pro Ian Poulter. Gold (after the Gold Rush history of San Francisco) and featuring city-appropriate graphics, this is the second in a series of covers Poulter is designing for this year’s majors. Only 500 are being made—available for mallet and blade putters—and they come with a matching lined tote bag and ball marker. The cost is $69.95 from Poulter’s website.

usopen puttercover

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