15 great buys to enhance your golf game this summer!
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If you are a keen golfer like me, you like buying “stuff” on-line for your golf game! I’m definitely a “gadget” guy, and love things that I really think will help my game at a reasonable price. T.J. Auclair of PGA.com has just made searching for that stuff a whole lot easier.
Check out his Top 15 list.
Of course, I immediately ordered the Garmin X40 watch – but I had a legitimate reason – I broke my current (old fashioned) watch by accidentally dropping a large concrete tile on it. So I figured if I replaced the watch it would cost me around $100, so really the Garmin X40 was only costing me $149.99! Perfect!
Of course, I am also looking at these Kentwool socks. I hear almost 75% of the PGA and LPGA Tour players are wearing them! I have just recently put a new grip on my putter, or I might have ordered the Golf Pride SNSR as well. Warm-up that credit card!
Over the course of a given year, I’m able to get an up-close look at some incredible golf gear. Periodically, I like to compile a product round-up of some of my favorites.
Here’s a peek at a list of items I’ve had the opportunity to test in the last couple of months that you may want to consider for your own game — everything from clubs to gadgets to apparel and more.
Are you more of a walker, or the type that takes a cart when playing a round of golf?
Either way, Kentwool makes the perfect sock for you. Why socks don’t seem like a big deal to many is beyond me. Golf is uncomfortable enough with everything you face on the course. Your feet shouldn’t be a part of that equation.
Kentwool socks, made in the USA, are constructed with 58 percent Merino Wool, 31 percent Nylon, 9 percent Stretch Polyester and 2 percent Spandex. The best part about the socks? They have a blister-free guarantee.
For more information, visit www.kentwool.com.
Garmin Approach X40
Garmin Approach X40:
I have a confession to make… Since smartphones these days are practically attached to our person at all times, I figured it had eliminated my need for a watch.
Now, however, technology has turned toward the enhanced development of “wearables.” Picking up on that trend is Garmin with its Approach X40 band. It’s not just a watch. It’s not just a golf GPS preloaded with over 40,000 golf courses.
It also measures your shot distance, tracks stats such as putts per round, greens and fairways hit, is a digital scorecard and — when connected to your computer or smartphone — allows you to review your scorecard and round.
In addition to all of that — and what separates the Approach X40 from its competition — is its fitness tracking capabilities. It counts your steps, measures your heart rate, tracks your sleep, allows you to set fitness goals and more.
This is a golf watch that you never have to take off… except to charge, which you’ll only need to do every 5 days in activity mode, or every 10 days in GPS mode.
Oh, and for good measure — when synced with your smartphone, you can have text messages and call alerts sent to your wrist.
For more, visit www.garmin.com.
The Golf Pride Tour SNSR Putter grips
Golf Pride Tour SNSR Putter grips.
Putting is all about feel and that starts with the grip you’re cradling in your hands.
Available in two styles and two sizes — promote light grip pressure in the hands for superior control.
The counter of the grip encourages a more consistent, repeatable putting stroke. We can all use more consistency on the greens.
Visit www.golfpride.com to learn more.
To see all 15 of these new summer buys, go here!
Source: T.J. Auclair PGA.com
Pictures: www.kentwool.com www.garmin.com www.golfpride.com
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I am still very old school when it comes to dress on the golf course. I think nothing looks nicer than a golfer who is dressed smartly and appropriately. All you have to do if you are not sure, is watch the PGA or LPGA Tours every weekend and you’ll get a pretty good idea of good style. My two pet peeves on a golf course are blue jeans, and on some golf courses, flip flops. These two items tell me that this is not a golfer who cares about their appearance. (or their golf) As I said at the start of this article, I am old school. I have been a professional golfer for 50 years and have never played golf in shorts or worn tennis shoes to play golf. I’m not saying I disapprove of these two items on the course, I don’t, but if you are a professional I would expect a lot better from you. I know there is a movement on the PGA Tour to allow players to wear shorts. I hope it never goes through. It would be like walking into my lawyer’s office and finding him wearing a Hawaiian shirt and boat shoes. He wouldn’t be my lawyer for very long.
I would love to hear your comments on this subject, and if you think I’m too stuck in the mud, say so, I don’t mind.
Thanks to Jules Patton of Golfers Jewels for this insightful article!
To see the correct dress code for Shoes and Shorts, go here!
Source : Jules Patton Golfers Jewels.
Pictures : Golfers Jewels. Reza Vaziri
Dressing appropriately on the course is a part of the decorum of the game. While you may be allowed to wear whatever seems appropriate in municipal courses, private golf courses implement a dress code.
If you’re new to the game, you might be wondering what you should wear on the course. In this blog post, you’ll find a few tips on how to dress appropriately on the course. Read on and we’ll help you pick out the right outfit for your first ever game. Good luck!
Just because you’re playing on a public golf course, doesn’t mean that you can come to the course wearing a t-shirt or a tank top. Collared shirts are the safest bet. You can either wear a polo shirt or a button down shirt. Turtlenecks are also acceptable during the winter months. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Tailored slacks are most commonly worn on the course, but Capri pants and dress shorts are also allowed on warmer days. Denim pants, cargo pants, camouflage-style trousers, warm up pants or track pants are not allowed.
If you’ve played golf with a caddie, you know the tools of their trade. Durable shoes. Waterproof jacket. Yardage book or laser rangefinder. Razor sharp wit.
You know what a pro golfer uses … the latest clubs.
But there’s one more weapon in the arsenal … their socks.
That’s right … pros and serious caddies are super-serious about their socks. The reason is extremely obvious.
Try carrying 2 golf bags for 36 holes … with a blister. Try competing at the highest level … with a blister.
Not going to happen.
Professional golfers and caddies must take care of their feet.
That’s why professional golfers and professional caddies trust a very specific type of sock made by Kentwool. I will tell you more about the socks – and a special discount – in a minute. But first, let me describe …
Why YOUR Life Will Be Better with Golf Socks
I’m Justin Tupper, the Founder and CEO of Revolution Golf … and a serious golfer. I have to admit … when the people at Kentwool told me I would enjoy golf more with the help of their golf socks, I wasn’t sure about their claim.
But I thought, “I’ll give it a try” and I’m really happy I did.
My feet feel comfortable all day and I never get blisters … even if I walk or ride 36 holes a day. I actually notice how great my feet feel.
And there’s another reason I like these socks. Like you, I imagine, I spend a decent amount of money on my golf shoes. I want waterproof shoes that fit well and make it easy to get around the golf course.
But what’s the point of expensive golf shoes if you pair them with poorly fitting and badly-made golf socks?
If you have even semi-expensive golf shoes … and you truly want to be comfortable all day … it makes perfect sense to invest in the world’s finest golf socks. So let me describe …
Why Kentwool Golf Socks Are the World’s Finest
Made in the United States, Kentwool strives to create the world’s finest socks. This means…
- The finest materials for long-lasting durability
- Super-high quality control standards
- A perfect design for a perfect fit
- NO BLISTERS!
Kentwool designed these socks to provide golfers like you with the ultimate in blister-free performance.
The key is a super-secret blend of ultra-fine Merino Wool plus comfort-enhancing materials including high-performance nylon and spandex.
That ultra-fine Merino Wool is no ordinary wool. Let’s take a look at what the good people at Kentwool call “The Four Ws” … the 4 primary reasons you will love Kentwool socks.
Even better, you will …
Wear Kentwool Socks in Any Weather
You might be thinking … as I did … “why wool socks in the summer?” Turns out it makes perfect sense to wear these golf socks in hot weather. Why? Because the superfine Merino Wool and additional fibers move perspiration away from your feet so they stay dry.
And in colder weather, the insulating properties of wool keep your feet warm and dry … even in horizontal rain. I’ve worn Kentwool Golf Socks in the “special” heat of a South Carolina summer. I’ve also worn them on Long Island late in the fall when the temperature is closing in on freezing. I’m always comfortable.
Let’s take a look at the sock in more detail …
The Anatomy of Total Comfort
The Kentwool Golf Sock gives you total comfort – on any course, any time of the year. Here’s how …
To read more and even order these incredible socks, click here!
Source : Revolution Golf
Pictures : Kentwool Socks
- Padding for 36 holes a day of golf comfort.
- Designed for perfect fit.
- Merino wool means cool feet in hot weather.
- Super-durable blend of materials for years of use.
- Designed and manufactured so you NEVER get a blister.
- 66% Superfine Merino Wool, 24% Nylon, 8% Polyester, 2% spandex
- Machine Washable, Warm water, No Bleach, Tumble Dry w/ low heat
- Made in USA
Many of you have registered for an overall tune-up to your game at golf school or, at the least, some individual lessons. I applaud that decision. This will reveal any bad habits that have crept in to undermine your skills, and gives the Instructor a chance to work with you on correcting the flaws. You want to get your game ready so your season starts with confidence, not frustration.
Also consider your tools.
1. Do your golf clubs fit you? If you haven’t had an individual clubfitting with a reputable professional, I urge you to do so. Clubfitting is a snap these days with computerized equipment that gives quick read-outs of your specifications. To play well, you need the ideal lofts, lies, shafts, weights and lengths for your individual body and swing.
2. Are your grips slick or perhaps the wrong size? Have a professional assess the state of your grips because you may need new ones that will allow you to hold the club properly, without squeezing too hard. There is a large variety of terrific new grips available that can make a real difference to your game.
Clubfitting does not cost any extra and you know for sure that the clubs are correct for your swing!
Need new shoes? You want to step onto the course in shoes that are comfortable and in good shape…. we all know when our kicks are worn out and need replacing.
Worn or smooth grips will make you grip the club tighter. New grips make all the difference!
At the least, check your spikes. It’s pretty inexpensive to change out your spikes to gain much better stability during your round.
Good sturdy shoes for good balance and new soft spikes for better balance!
Stretching! Can’t emphasize it enough to loosen up your body and to strengthen it before you start your new season. To see my golf-specific stretches, Read More . . . .
Source : Mel Sole Golf Schools
Pictures : Morton Golf Dan Perry Robert Aberdeen Proving Ground
Soon, the snow will melt away and you’ll be itching to get back onto the golf course. But early Spring rounds can be cold, especially for your hands.
Instead of the hassle of gloves, mitts, or those chemical pouches that sometimes break apart and don’t provide long-lasting heat, consider the Hot Rox electronic hand warmer. This is a pebble-shaped gadget which is charged up in advance and switched on when you start to play. It heats up in 15 seconds and provides heat for up to 6 hours. It costs $36.49 on AMAZON (free shipping), but is reusable up to 500 charges and includes a USB cable for recharging.
Hot Rox Hand Warmer
I found out about this new gadget called Hot Rox by seeing an English woman’s blog http://rather-be-golfing.blogspot.com.
Both “Green Goddess” and other golfers reviews at AMAZON.com give this gadget a thumbs-up. Go play!
Today I needed all of Jonty’s cold weather tips and then some. The weather was irresistible – blue skies and firm (look no mud!) ground, but the wind had the edge of a knife. Trust me I was wearing every thermal layer you could imagine, topped off by a full set of water/windproofs.
But I know from past experience that the biggest problem is keeping my hands warm. Those conventional ‘windstopper’ gloves are no use for me. They seem to restrict the circulation and make my hands even colder. I prefer mitts, which as Jonty says can be easily whipped off and on. But I carry only a single-pocket practice bag in winter and don’t want the faff of holding onto two big mitts in between times. Since I find the one I wear over the golf glove (left hand) less effective, I stick to one for my right hand (which dangles over my bag) hoping my left hand will be snug in my pocket between shots. But today, with the mercury hovering on zero and That Wind, I needed help, and with Husband-of–the-Goddess (or HoG as I think of him) laid up with a Lemsip (Theraflu), I decided to try out his new HotRox handwarmer.
This is a pebble-shaped gadget which is charged up in advance and simply switched on at the start of the round. I used my trusty mitt on my right hand and kept the Hotrox in my left pocket, and I have to say that even wearing a driving glove and with the warmer in its cover (as recommended) it provided a good level of heat and a lot of psychological comfort. Previously HoG used a warmer that relied on lighter fuel, but that would be too fiddly (or scary?) scary for me, and if Hotrox is on the pricey side ($36.50 upwards) it is reusable, fuss free and doesn’t ‘go off’ by mistake as some of those chemical packets do.
Sadly the heated pocket didn’t seem to help my golf and I failed to follow up my rather pleasing 38 points on Saturday with anything worth talking about, but I would say the Hotrox was a success, and next time it’s blowing in from Siberia, I could well be raiding a certain person’s golf bag.
On the other hand, on a day when the highlight of the round was breaking the ice in a bunker, some might say I would have done better to stay at home.
Source : http://rather-be-golfing.blogspot.com.
Pictures : Amazon.com
These are really cool!
There’s no question that women are passionate about new shoes, golf, and otherwise.
Being male, I will not weigh in on styles or colors, but I recommend you buy shoes that are lightweight and flexible for all-day comfort. Buying shoes that are water-resistant is also a good idea, for rainy day rounds. Prices can range from $29 to over $200 for high-end brands.
Smart Ladies Golf Shoes from Calloway.
See the wide range of colors and styles offered at the zappos website.
Kick off your Spring season in style!
Source : Zappos
Pictures : Dan Perry Minnesota National Guard