Golf may be one of the world's oldest sports full of tradition, but there is some modern technology which can help your game.
Clubs — the modern golf club has come a long way from the wooden sticks used to hit around pebbles in the dunes of Scotland. Today's sets of woods and irons are developed using computer technology to provide durability, weight distribution, hitting distance and accuracy. They are also made using advanced materials such as titanium, graphite and zirconia. more about golf clubs.
Golf balls — golf balls too have come a long way from small wooden balls. The first golf balls were smooth, but it did not take players long to realize that the roughed up balls traveled further, ultimately leading to the standard dimple pattern that we see today. The composition of the balls has developed a lot too. Today research and technology development has resulted in a large variety of golf balls available to the player - some offer control, while others offer maximum distance.
Swing Analysis — One way that technology is utilized well with golf is swing analysis. You can use the old-fashioned way of video analysis software. A more high-tech method of swing analysis is using a sensor that can be attached to the club to measure all sorts of metrics (e.g. 3Bays golf swing analyzer, Swingtalk). You can get measurements of swing tempo and speed, club head trajectory and speed. These devices connect to phone apps to provide many additional tools for swing analysis.
Range Finders — It is helpful to know how far it is to the pin, or how far your last drive was. There is a lot of equipment that can help with measurements in golf, such as golf hand-held GPS units, golf GPS watches and golf range-finders. See a listing of Golf Range Finders in our online store.
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