Fore! We’ve tested the absolute best golf accessories and gadgets designed to take strokes off your handicap whether buying for yourself or as a gift.
Ah, the noble sport of golf. While the uninitiated might just see it as hitting a ball into a hole, for dedicated players there’s no shortage of technology and gadgets to help improve your swing and take valuable strokes off your handicap.
Not only are there devices designed for you to wear, but also sensors that attach directly to your clubs and even clubs with clever integrated tech. These can track everything from strokes to swing and distance, so you’re better able to learn from each and every round. It’s like having a smart caddy with you.
These great golf accessories all work with companion apps that feed up information during a game, as well as providing post-game analysis you can take away and learn from. You’ll be the new Rory McIlroy in no time (perhaps).
Read on to find out the accessories deserving a place in your golf trolley and be sure to check out the full reviews for more details.
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TrackMyGolf Golf Swing Analyzer
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- Android Wear and Apple Watch
- Swing power and speed
- Free download
If you already have an Android Wear smartwatch or Apple Watch, it’s worth trying out this free app that uses the sensors in your wearable. You get all the metrics you would want including swing power and speed, tempo, swing path, impact angle and grip angle. As the sensors are located on your wrist, you won’t get any information on problems associated with your hands, but it’s still a great starting point for improving your game.
The app smartly uses your device’s GPS to detect multiple swings from one location, which it then uses to rule out practise swings. It’ll only count the final swing. There’s even a database of 35,000 golf courses from around the world.
One of the main benefits is that you can try this app out if you already have a smartwatch, so there’s really no reason not to give it a whirl during your next round of golf.