When I started playing golf in my teens, there were no so-called golf gadgets to be found. Sure, at that time you may have found a smaller golf ball that was available that was supposed to be illegal and give you new found distance but otherwise you just grabbed your clubs, golf bag, golf shoes, some golf balls (which may have come out of a lake), tees,, and pencil and you were good to go. In fact, you didn’t use a golf cart or pull the clubs behind you. You actually got exercise by hefting the clubs and golf bag on your shoulder. Oh… the good old days.
Today, golf gadgets seem to be the in thing. You have frictionless golf tees, tees which allow you to miss the dimple when hitting the ball, golf balls which are made from 3 parts and balls which have double dimples or should I say dimples inside dimples (yeah… I just picked up some of those). When you hit the ball in the rough you can put on some special glasses which helps to block out the grass and make the ball stand out. Heck, at the cost of a dozen golf balls now-a-days, we could all use a little help in finding those errant shots.
I get a kick out of technology and one of the golf gadgets that I particularly like is a unit that uses GPS/Pinseeker to let you know how far you are away from the pin. So, I can pull out this device and see that I am 168 yards from the pin. Pull out the trusty 6 iron and let it fly. I mean just take a look at this product. How cool is that?
At the top of this page you see a neat device called the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid. It got such good reviews that I just had to have one. Basically, it lets you know when your arms are in the right position, how to know if you are creating the correct lag, and then if you have a good follow through. At the price, this is one of the golf gadgets that made its way into my car and I use it while practicing inside at the dome these days. I put up my view of the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid.
Golf Gadgets To Increase Your Club Head Speed
Whoosh. That is the sound that you hear on the golf range when you are next to a guy who is has a 110 mph club head speed. I was at the range with one of my buddies a some years ago (before getting back into golf) and it was my goal to roll up and hit the fence some 250 yards away. It was my friends goal to fly over this 50 foot high fence on the fly. When he hit the ball well you could hear the sound of his club knife through the air. Today you can buy an item that will help you get increased yardage by activating your fast twitch muscle fibers and when you swing the Momentus Speed Whoosh, you will hear it whoosh through the air. If applied properly, when you using the Speed Whoosh, you will be swinging the device 20 yards faster than your own driver. If all works well, that should translate to an extra 20-30 yards with your driver on the golf course.
Golf Gadgets To Measure Club Head Speed
Now you may know that you are not hitting the ball quite as far as you used to but until you measure your club head speed, how do you know where your baseline is at? Well, it is definitely not an exact science but when using a driver, you will get approximately 2.5 to 3 yards per 1 mile per hour that you swing the club. But swinging the club harder does not always mean that you will hit the ball further. In fact, you are better if you get your tempo and lag going correctly on your golf swing rather than just attempting to swing hard. A good starting point is to use one of the golf gadgets that lets you know your club head speed.
Need to swing on plane? There’s a golf gadget for it. Need to figure out how far to stand from the ball, correct alignment, and foot distance from the ball? There’s a golf gadget for it. How about a putting mat, a net to hit balls into, a trunk organizer? Yes, these are just a few of the golf gadgets that might soon help you enjoy the game of golf that much more!