When the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers ratified the first official rules for the game of golf way back in 1744, it’s doubtful that they could have predicted the popularity that the game has reached today. However, with the growing popularity comes a vastly larger population of people playing it, resulting in the desire to find anything and everything that can give a player an edge.
Here are just a few of the amazing accessories you may not know about that can increase both your skill and your enjoyment of this centuries old past time.
Man That Looks Far
While some golfers can accurately judge any distance to a matter of inches with nothing more than their eye, the rest of the golfing population can often use some help. Rangefinders like the Bushnell Tour v3 offer you features like a quick response, 5x zoom, LCD display, and even slope measurement for those tougher shots. Everyone from the newest amateur to pros like Hale Irwin and Paul Azinger take advantage of these tournament approved helpers from time to time.
A Wobble Here And A Wobble There
Unfortunately not all golf balls are made equal. Many times, unknown to you, your ball can have minuscule imperfections that can slightly throw off the center of gravity of the ball. This can cause a wobble when putting that can change the trajectory and ultimately the destination of your ball. Having a sweet spot finder can show you exactly where the equator of any ball is so that you can line up your put and not have to worry about that pesky wobble.
Don’t Look Directly At The Sun
Whether you’re golfing on a bright sunny afternoon in March, or an overcast morning in November, the light from the sun can make following and finding your ball tricky. Glasses like the Oakley Antix can be paired with enhancements like interchangeable lenses from Revant Optics to help your vision in any environment. Consider the following lens colors:
Gray: Neutral, reduces brightness and glare.
Yellow: Increased contrast for low light, increased sharpness.
Green: Reduced glare, high contrast, reduced eyestrain in bright light.
Brown: Brighten vision on cloudy days, increased contrast against green backgrounds.
Red: Increased contrast, reduced eyestrain over long periods.
Make sure you have a variety of colors available so that you can switch out whenever you need to, giving you that slight edge over your competition.
Did I Really Just Do That?
Just like any other sport, golf is about practice and repetition. And one of the best ways to get better at golf is to track each and every swing so that you can see exactly what you are doing and where you are strong and where you are weak. With tracking equipment from Game Golf, now tracking is easier than ever. Game Golf automatically tracks every swing of your game, including what club you use, how far you hit the ball, and how accurate you are. You can then go back and see exactly how you did over the course of your entire round and you can even share your results with others for both feedback and bragging rights.
Go Like A Pro
Ever have one of those days were you wanted to go golfing but weren’t looking forward to the walk and didn’t want to fork out the cash for a cart? Now there’s an amazing solution. The new GolfBoard lets you “Surf the Earth” as they say and makes navigating across the course a breeze. Easy to use, turf approved tires, auto locking mechanisms, long lasting batteries, and intuitive control make this the ideal way to get from tee to pin with fun and ease.