The game of golf has become, for all intents and purposes, universal. In fact, Australia boasts over 1,500 golf courses as of 2008 and showed no real intent to slow down production. Just because it’s universal though, it doesn’t mean it’s easy. Golf is a game of strokes and inches. It’s arguably one of the mentally toughest games to play today. Fortunately, technology has come to our rescue. Here is a list of five gadgets that will help boost your game and lower your score.
One of the worst feelings in the world of golf is when you have to take a penalty shot. It gets exacerbated though, if you take a penalty for a shot that didn’t even went out of bounds. You know that it didn’t, but you just can’t find the darn thing. Fortunately, there’s the Ballfinder scout. It won’t be able to look into the lake or waterways for your ball, but if it’s just one percent visible, it’ll vibrate and tell you and lead you there.
Optosmart Laser Putting Trainer:
Fortunately, the Optosmart Laser Putting Trainer shoots lasers out while you’re trying to put. Unfortunately, no, it’s not tour legal. It shoots out an aiming laser that will help you direct your put. This way, you don’t have to worry about alignment when your practicing those easy four-footers. And if they’re not easy now, they will be.
The Sky Caddy is the perennial course GPS. Basically, it uses a GPS signal to identify your distance from the hole. The aim is to give you as much information as possible so that you’d never select the wrong club again. It also helps you determine where the hazards are so you know just where to aim on the hole.
Although the Elbow Clicker is not quite as high tech as the other entries in this article, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer. The most important aspect of the game is the player’s swing. The swing is a nuanced, difficult thing to master and most people truly won’t over the course of their career. Fortunately, this device prevents erroneous movement when your swing goes awry due to an issue with your elbows.
The Dancin’ Dogg Shot Simulator
Here’s a gadget for those who want slightly more custom golf equipment. The Dancin’ Dogg Shot Simulator allows you to hit the ball and a computer screen reads off what your swing would look like. It’s completely individualized to how you swing in real time. Plus, if you want to correct it, it comes with a free EA Tiger Woods video game for you to practice with.
Hayley is freelance blogger writing on behalf of Golf Custom.