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6 gadgets that can help your golf game (or make a great golfer gift!)

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There’s more to golf than having the right club and knowing how to swing it. The elusive simplicity of the sport lends to a meticulous - sometimes obsessive - approach, and you’ll rarely come across a golfer who’s on the course to just have fun. It’s more likely that their goal is to end the day with as few shots as possible, which takes plenty of practice.

Golf has become increasingly high-tech, with a myriad of impressive gadgets on offer. Some are little more than gimmicks, but there are a few that can really make a difference.

Let’s focus on some essential gadgets that can help your golf game.

Light-Up Golf Balls

Have you ever played a game at night and wondered what on earth happened to your ball? It’s a common problem for golfers who like to hit the course after the sun has gone down. Thankfully, there is an answer: light-up golf balls.

Light up golf balls use LED technology to stay illuminated after impact. So, if you accidentally hit your ball into a bunker or the long grass, no problem, you can track it down with ease. These handy little balls are relatively inexpensive and are perfect for less experienced players who don’t always hit their balls on target. They also make a great gift for the golf player in your life!

Smarten Up Your Golf Clubs

The Golf Pad TAGS automated golf game system helps you track the exact distance of each shot. It works in conjunction with the top-rated Golf Pad app, which is available for Android and Apple devices. Use the tags to analyze and track your game and see the results instantly on your NFC enabled smartwatch or smartphone. For under $100 you can have a “caddy in your pocket” as Justin Lemme from Tech Talk Radio says.

If you are in the market for a new smartwatch, head over to expert cog to check out the latest Android watches on sale.

Launch Monitor

Are you looking to splurge a little? Look no further than a launch monitor. Take the Trackman 4 Launch Monitor, for example. The device uses dual radar technology to track just about everything your golf club does throughout the impact process. It also keeps an eye on the ball to watch its trajectory, including the launch angle and spin rate, but you’ll need to pay $25,000 to get your hands on one.

Golf Ball Retriever

Pulling an errant golf ball out of a water pond isn’t much fun, but with a pocket golf ball retriever in your bag, it isn’t a problem. You can keep your hands dry at all times. There are a lot of choices on the market, ranging in price from $30 to $60 USD, making it a nice mid-range golfer gift, too. Look for quality and something lightweight that won’t be a pain to carry. Hopefully, you won’t need it often!

Awesome Alignment 

Having proper alignment for your shot is critical to lowering your score. Check out SwingLogic EFX1, the original target & alignment tool from veteran owned Divot Island. Starting under $12, it’s an essential tool every golfer will appreciate. 

Automatic Follow Golf Trolley

Have you ever wished your trolley was clever enough to follow you like the family dog?  Fear not, there is such a trolley! The Stewart X9 is perfect for older players. It follows the owner automatically, using Bluetooth technology. This should help older players retain some extra energy for the last few holes.

You certainly don’t need all of these gadgets. But each one can make a world of difference in your golf game, so be sure to give them some thought.