We are all looking for the latest game improvement technology if we were all truly honest . We are wanting to find the little secrets and methods to a better golf swing, higher level of performance, more accuracy, consistent clean ball striking, increased distance, laser focus, precision and the hacks of the pro golfers on tour.
So what golf tech is out there that can massively improve your game? Let us dive into what is on the market today that you can buy on most large golf retailer websites.
The aim of this content is to find services and products that will change you golf swing and game for any level of golfer in 2021. Any as always if you have any questions please just message our text team the contact us now is in the footer of the website.
48-inch drivers on Tour
Ok that sounds crazy, 48 inch driver? The standard length on tour is 45 currently. However power house Bryson Dechambeau was using a 47.5 inch shaft last year on his driver and this year is testing a 48 inch version. He is currently No1 for driving distance average on the PGA Tour averaging over 330 Yards. This is changing the golf game as more and more pros turn to the longer club concept.
Should an amateur increase their shaft length? As golf tech makes drivers more forgiving one would say ‘if you can hit it straight increase the length’ and we agree. We suggest testing a variety of shafts, lengths to see if it can add yards to your golf game with sacrificing accuracy.
If you visit any golf pro shop you will see an array of golf wedges. All different types of lofts and lies and a slightly different version of the same thing. What we cannot ignore is the best players in the world are adding more wedges to their game. Manufacturers are creating sets of irons with gap wedges as standard alongside the common sand wedge and pitching wedge. Does the average golfer need all these wedges? Some argue for and some argue against; however it’s personal preference.
So as the wedge technology doesn’t effectively alter that much, except maybe material and bounce, the process of picking the right set of wedges is essential. Our suggestion is to get less persuaded by the marketing lessons, but rather try a variety of wedges out go for a club fitting.
Who would’ve thought you would see 3D printing brought into golf clubs, especially a putter. Cobra last November revealed a Limited edition King Supersport 35 inch shafted putter that has a 3D printed face. The company say it allows for faster production and more precision. Let’s see what the data says once customers are taking these putters onto the greens.
More Forgiving drivers
This is virtually is the promise of every new driver that is launched. Doesn’t matter if it’s Taylormade with the SIM 2, Wilson with the Staff D9, Mizuno ST-X or Callaway with the Epic Max driver they all boast the same thing; More Distance, More Forgiving. We all agreed golf equipment is getting better and golfers game improvement potential is increasing, but is the money worth the added yard or 2?
As this article is about golf tech and not golf lessons directly we will discuss some of the great gadgets that help you, the player, the students of golf, teach yourself better golf swing mechanics and overall golf game improvement. We call it the coach yourself golf coaching concept, but reality would suggest it’s best to do this with friends as a team work always advances the results.
We recently came across a company called Eyelinegolf, we have no affiliation and was recommended by many coaches, that has some incredible golf tech that enables to teach yourself.
One of their products, which has over 100 customer reviews, the check point swing laser literally shows you your swing plane via lights (lasers) attached to your club. This is what the say on the website;
“The system has two lasers attaching to your club – any club. The “down” laser shows you the path of your swing … exactly. The “up” laser will show you the exact plane of your swing in your backswing and downswing”
We’ve seen this golf tech in action and its a great piece of equipment, for all age groups, to coach themselves the perfect swing plane.
Hit It Longer, Hit It Straighter – Thats the title of another product by Eyelinegolf. The Speed trap coaches the player to hit more balls off the centre of the face. This golf tech is a great a lesson on accuracy at contact, guiding you club past brushes that get you focused on position. These 2 aids create the perfect environment for you to massively improve swing accuracy and distance. But more importantly you can coach yourself when golf lessons with coaches are not viable or limited due to locked down world.
Go checkout Eyelinegolf’s website for lessons and other game improvement golf tec for sale. Or head over to Youtube for a golf lesson with a twist.
Club fitting has always been under-rated by the majority of amateur golfers. As golf technology improves it is essential that you get you clubs (irons, wedges, woods and driver) fitted to your golf swing. Any golf coach that really wants you to improve your golf game would suggest you call or message your local fitting centre and book in a custom fitting to get your set of clubs matched to your swing.
The amount of data the team at most custom fitting centres can gather is mind boggling. As an example the Trackman 4 is a serious piece of golf equipment. It is an accurate launch monitor and can relay information like average impact height on the face of the club, average impact offset, average dynamic. To most people and customers this make no sense, but to the pro club fitters this tells them exactly how to fit a set of clubs to your unique swing. You are effectively getting golf lessons at you club fitting facility at the same time.
Is getting you clubs fitted cost effective? We suggest based on multiple conversations with people just like you, yes! Its’ very common for golfers, all age groups, to swap clubs regularly looking for that magical game change. But when we take the average cost of new clubs over a 2 year period versus the cost of the average fitting, it is way more cost effective to get a club fitting. The lesson here, get you golf clubs fitted and try to lose that relationship with NEW equals better.
Or an alternative is a quick refinishing or repairs of your existing clubs. Most golf courses will have a simple contact us button on their website to the person responsible for these alterations.
You can read all about the Best Golf Clubs for Seniors here!
Wearable golf tech for sale
What is the best golf GPS watch or swing analyser? The variety of wearable golf tech for sale around today is confusing the average golfer, so we hope to answer the questions people just like you are asking. And more importantly give you informed information that ensures you do not become customers to another pointless expensive gadget.
So we probably could all agree, getting your yardage information is pretty important? Then if that is important to you the types of golf gadgets you want are wearable tech, like watches or distance finders; which we will come onto next.
Let’s start with the obvious, the Apple iWatch. Connects straight to you phone were there are an abundance of apps that link directly to you watch. Here is a short list of easy to use apps for sale and for free;
- Golf GPS SwingU
- Golfshot App
- Hole 19 at Apple
- Blast Golf Swing Analyzer
- Shot Tracer at Apple
Next up is the Garmin Approach S10. The sale price is around $149 the cheapest Garmin to date and not a wallet crusher. This watch gives you basic on course information like distance to the front, middle and back of the green. Plus you get around 41,000 of pre loaded courses. It’s definitely the best for affordability.
Garmin have another GPS watch up its sleeve, the Approach S40. This particular piece of golf tech is around $310 so twice as much as the S1o.
So what do you get for double the price? As well as the usual distance to the green, you get distance to hazards, measurement of shots, distance to doglegs and automatic shot detection to name a few . The screen is larger at 1.2 inches and in colour.
We could list way more golf tech wearables, however a simple search in google with find many different types and equipment retailer for sale on multiple websites. For all Garmin products please visit their website. For transparency we have no relationships with the brands above and our content is unbiased.
If you head to the Amazon website and search ‘Best Golf Range Finders’ you will find so many on sale, it can be kind of overwhelming. So let’s dive into the top 5 rangefinders on sale today;
- Garmin Appoach z80 – Its like a GPS and range finder all in one
- Nikon CoolShot Pro Stabilized – This is super powerful for locking onto the target.
- Bushnell ProXE – Super accurate to 1 foot and can see the flag from 500 yards away
- Golfbuddy Aim L10V – This one actually talks to you
- Motocaddy Pro 3000 – This has a super hard shell and is durable
The goal of this article is to help you guys, girls and students of the game clear the murky waters of confusion and learn what is hot in golf tech and equipment. If you ever need support do not hesitate to contact us, call us or even message us via the buttons in the menu or footer. Tx