These items might not always appear on major golf gadgets list, but they are just as interesting to check out.
Thumbs Up! Golfball Finder Glasses
Thumbs Up! Golfball Finder Glasses, $8.26, Amazon.com
There’s nothing more frustrating than losing your balls, especially if you have forked out extra money for the Titleist Pro V1. If you don’t mind looking abit silly, don on this funky blue glass, and it’s special tint will illuminate everything white, making your white golf balls easier to spot against the now purplish grass. Bear in mind that this wouldn’t work as well at night, or if your ball is completely submerged in long grass.
PrideSports Golf Pick-Up
PrideSports Golf-Pick-Up, $4.95, Amazon.com
Now, if you are finding so many extra balls with the blue glasses, you will be doing a lot of bending down and picking up of balls. Makes sense to go with this pick-up stick to make collecting all your newfound balls easy on your back.
Laser Putt Golf Putting Aid
Laser Putt Golf Putting Aid, $109.00, Amazon.com
Don’t let your putting inconsistency hold you back on your golf game. If you’re looking for a putting training aid small enough that you can practice in your home, have a look at the Laser Putt Golf Putting Aid. Winners of 4 Majors and 2 FedEx Cups have used this for their training, so you really can’t go wrong here. Attachable to both left and right-handed putters, its 2 lasers give you instant feedback and help you fix your alignment and distance control.
You might be surprised at some of the things you can learn just by using this simple training aid. Perhaps the reasons for your years of inconsistent putting is that you’re holding the putter too tight, you’ve got closed stance, poor body alignment, you’re striking the ball inconsistently (i.e. all over the face), or not square at contact.
Segway miniPro, $399.99, Amazon.com
The miniPro is not a hoverboard — it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation.
With a little bit of adapting and getting used to, in about 10 minutes getting on and off this thing will feel natural and soon you’ll be as agile as you would be on your own two feet. Its motor is powerful enough to take you through the grass, albeit you’ll feel a slight slow down as compared to the ground. With its payload of 220 lbs, you would do well with your golf bag slung over your shoulder, or pair this up with a push cart.
Comes with a feature-packed mobile app, like the anti-theft protection.
Note: The clubhouse might not let you run around inside with this.
Twilight Tracer Light-Up Night Golf Ball
Twilight Tracer Light-Up Night Golf Ball, $20.98, Amazon.com
With a motion sensor, once you take a swing at this ball it will flash bright red for the next 5 or 6 minutes, which hopefully is enough time for you to find this in the dark. Comes in a pack of 1, 3 or 9.
SkyCaddie Touch GPS
Only SkyCaddie walks every yard of the course to provide distances you can trust, just like a tour caddie does for their pro.
SkyCaddie Touch GPS, $174.99, Amazon.com
Centuries ago, golf players rely on caddies with extensive knowledge of the course to help navigate around hazards. Traditionally, caddies provided critical distance information to help to allow the player focus more on shot execution. Today, with only professional players capable of employing the services of a caddy, amateur players are put in severe disadvantage.
With SkyCaddie, you can download your golf course in its entirety, viewing up to 40 targets per hole, creeks, fairway runouts and blind hazards.
Dandin Dogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator
OptiShot Golf Simulator, No new offers available, Amazon.com
If it’s not very often that you can to play on the course, the OptiShot Golf Simulator is an affordable way to work on your swing. It can recognize your shots once you plug it into the computer, but it gets even more accurate if you take time to calibrate your club offsets and lofts. This is able to tell you what you are doing wrong with your swings, and you get to play with 4 courses with various difficulty levels.
This works well indoors as it needs good lighting and no shadows over its sensor. Make sure you have enough space indoors before you buy this.
Sklz Smash Bag Impact Trainer
The gym bag for your golf club
Smash Bag Impact Trainer, $20.18, Amazon.com
Swinging full-speed into this bag with your club might feel strange at first, but once you see how it shows you visually when you make fat or thin shots, it becomes satisfying when you get the positive feedback of a perfect swing.
All prices are last updated on 2017-12-14 / Product images credit: Amazon.com