There are only a few industries that have been impacted more by the development of technology than golf. Over the past decade, golfers around the world have had more insight into their swing and scoring than ever before. For me, this has only caused more frustration, but for most golfers, they are feeling more like Tiger Woods every day.
How do you know what you need, or what really works? We’ll look through some of the top technology in 2018 that will have all golfers feeling like a pro.
Garmin X40– The Garmin Approach X40 gives you the yardage to the front, middle, and back of the green. Autoshot tracking measures your distances and auto-records detected shots for post-round analysis. The difference with this Garmin is, you also benefit by receiving step and activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, and calories burned. At $249, the Garmin X40 is perfect for the health-conscious golfer.
OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator– Think golf simulators are only for professionals? Not anymore. For just $299, golfers can feel more like a professional with OptiShot 2. The simulator offers sixteen precisely-tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors. Each is calibrated to track your favorite clubs, before, during and after contact, giving you precise and instantaneous feedback on every shot. The award-winning OptiShot2 has a swing and ball shot accuracy that is just like playing real golf. In fact, you can play over 15 different courses that the pros play, right from the comfort of your living room.
Zepp 2– Measure the most important aspects of your swing: club speed, club plane, tempo, backswing length, and more. Just attach the Zepp 2 sensor to your glove, and enjoy the results of your swing right from the Zepp app on your smartphone. Zepp also offers personalized video training programs from PGA/LPGA players and tour instructors. Simply take a few swings and Zepp will instantly evaluate the areas where you can improve and offer training programs that are tailored to your swing. $149
Link to: https://www.zepp.com/en-us/golf/
Bushnell Hybrid– Every golfer wants to know the distance to the pin, but most rangefinders and GPS apps only provide either distances to the front, middle, and back of the green or the distance to the pin. With Bushnell’s Hybrid, you get the convenience of both. The Hybrid is the world’s first GPS combo unit with a fully integrated display featuring both laser and GPS yardages – giving golfers all the yardages they need to make the right club selection. At $399, you will be feeling like you have a personal caddy right there with you.
Game Golf Live– Imagine being able to track every shot you hit with every club in your bag in real-time with little effort. That’s what Game Golf Live has been giving golfers for quite a while now. Simply insert smart tags into the end of each club’s grip, and every shot, distance, and club used is automatically tracked. Learn each club’s tendencies and make better club decisions to shoot lower scores. And for just $99,it’s a must have to take your game to a professional level.
Best GPS App: Golfshot Pro– There are a ton of golf GPS apps out on both the Apple and Android market, and I’m not afraid to say that I’ve used most of them. While free is nice, I often find that they can be wildly inaccurate, and lack functionality. Golfshot Pro is $29.99and works beautifully with over 40,000 courses. It provides all the appropriate distances needed to know what’s ahead of you, while allowing for zoomable aerial views. Golfshot also provides shot-tracking technology that displays your performance in colored graphics. In addition, Golfshot works with your Apple watch to provide personalized club suggestions and 3D flyovers.
Link to: https://golfshotgps.com/