Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for the golf enthusiast, or you’re a sucker for the latest technology there is no shortage of golfing gadgets available. If this is your kind of item then you’re going to want to read on and get to know these five golfing gadgets that ooze technology, fun, and of course usefulness. So let’s take a look!
- SkyKap Advisor Golf Caps & Visors
- Oakley Thump Pro
- Ballfinder Scout
- TomTom Golfer
- Golf Hook/Slice Talking Swing Meter
How would you like to have access to the course map giving you all the insight you need to improve your game? That’s made possible with the SkyKap Advisor Golf Caps & Visors. The way this hat works is that it features a microphone that is voice activated. The hat uses GPS in real-time to map out the course, showing all the details you need. The details are given to you in audio form. It’s almost like having your own personal caddy walking around with you, giving you the inside scoop on the course.
These sunglasses are far from your ordinary sunglasses; in fact, they are more like something you’d see in a James Bond flick. Instead of listening to all the sounds on the course, people talking in your group and just the general distractions that occur you can use the Oakley Thump Pro glasses as an escape if you will. While these may appear to be a normal pair of glasses they actually include an MP3 player in them. They come in 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB models and are meant for active sports such as golfing. Simply put them on, protect your eyes from the sun, and enjoy all your favorite music. Features include playback buttons and volume control.
How much time have you spent wandering around on the course trying to find your ball, only to give up and take the penalty? Well you don’t ever have to give up again thanks to the Ballfinder Scout. This item is described as a “ball locating device” and is able to find your ball within 35 feet. All you have to do is stand in the general area/direction you hit the ball and the gadget will take care of the rest. Not to worry you don’t have to use special balls with it, just a normal white ball will work. It uses tracking and digital imaging technology and can be clipped right onto your belt.
Smart watches are all the craze right now in the digital world, and here’s one that is meant for golfers. The TomTom Golfer smartwatch has been created to help you determine where the layups, doglegs, hazards, and greens are on the course. At the same time you’ll be able to use this one as your scorecard. This gadget elevates the fun of the game in a big way. As an added bonus this one keeps track of the calories you managed to burn in your game, how far you walked, and the total length of your game. It manages to shed more light on your golf game.
Now here’s a really cool gadget, this one actually talks to you and gives you input. The Golf Hook/Slice Talking Swing Meter is exactly like how it sounds. You take a swing and it will give you feedback in audio form. All you have to do is clip it to your club and then start swinging. Feedback includes such things as “nice shot” and “slice”. Be prepared for some insight into your golf swing courtesy of this handy gadget.