Every year there is new tech for golf. Some are great (golf bag stands) and others are amazing (real-time trackers). Now matter how you slice it, this new tech provides golfers of all skill levels the drive and protection needed to improve their game. Let’s take a look at some new gear.
- Launch Monitors – Now golfers can afford “tour-grade” technology with the SC200 Swing Caddie. This handy device uses Doppler Radar and barometric pressure to give accurate readings for swing speed, carry distance, ball speed and more.
- Tracking Sensors – Stat tracking is important in golf for improving one’s game (e.g. handicap). Tracking sensors have been incorporated into the butt end of a club, and now they are in the grips, thanks to Arccos. They provide data and use the first artificial intelligence platform for golf.
- Topgolf Experience – Topgolf has been introduced to variety of golf venues for entertainment purposes, providing an interactive golf experience. Toptracer Range continues this trend with by bringing its tech to driving ranges.
- Indoor/Outdoor Golf – Golf can be played virtually anywhere, on a traditional course to an online game. NextLinks’s new software combines a simulator and short play game shots and putting.
- Golf Watches – Golf watches do more than just give the range. They now have a full-color digital face that can recreate outdoor profiles. For example, the Garmin Approach S60 uses GPS to show you the distance from yardages to greens as well as has over 40,000 preloaded global courses. You can play a match against your friends ⏤ no matter where you are!
- Lasers – Lasers have become extremely precise over the years. The Bushnell Hybrid Laser and GPS Golf Rangefinder combines laser and GPS technologies to give you accurate distance measuring. In fact, it’s the first laser rangefinder and GPS hybrid with a fully integrated display.
- Golf Apps – There have been a number of apps to improve a golfer’s swing. The V1 Golf app goes a step further than “traditional” apps and allows a golfer to continue working with his or her instructor at any time. Golf students can upload their swing video to the V1 cloud, then his or her instructor can view it and send feedback using drawing tools and voice-overs.
As you can see from the above list, there is no shortage of new tech for this year. Golfers have more options to improve their handicap using gear that is affordable and fun to use.