Best Gadgets For Upping Your Golf Game

by Jessica Petyo September 06, 2021

Best Gadgets For Upping Your Golf Game

Whether you are new to the game of golf or a veteran player, there’s always a drive to improve continually. Today, we’re fortunate to have a vast universe of tools to hone in on specific weak spots in our game at home or out on the driving range.

From complete course simulators that provide endless play at home on a rainy day to training clubs that develop your swing, we’ve rounded up a collection of some of the best gadgets for upping your golf game—for both scores and enjoying your time on the course.

Eyeline Golf Speed Trap 2.0

Price: $99.95

The Speed Trap 2.0 is a relatively simple yet highly effective tool that helps golfers who are frustrated with low-quality shots that they can’t figure out a remedy for. The Speed Trap 2.0 uses a straightforward three-step system and visual guide to fix a wide range of swing issues. 

Sometimes reviewing video isn’t as helpful as having something on the ground while you’re swinging. The Speed Trap 2.0 is perfect for these scenarios. Get straighter shots, eliminate slicing or hooking, and work on a variety of other swing improvements.

Lagshot 7 Iron

Price: $119.00

Lagshot 7 Iron

The Lagshot 7 Iron is a flexible-shaft club with a weighted clubhead. The hyper-flexible shaft forces you to “load the club” perfectly with each swing, generating more lag automatically and producing more confident swings with ideal tempo and timing.

When you want more of those perfectly struck iron shots on every round, this clever club is an ideal training tool that makes developing your swing a no-brainer.

Opti-Shot Golf Training Simulator

Price: $4,200.00

Opti-Shot Golf Training Simulator

Yes, the price tag is huge. But, when you consider what’s included, like the projector that displays HD video in 9’x12’ format, the ability to play endless golf at home makes this complete simulator a worthwhile purchase for avid players. Factor in unlimited course play for you and your friends on 15 spectacular courses, and you can see clearly how this sweet setup could pay for itself many times over.

The simulator includes 15 different courses: 

  • The Golf Club Scottsdale (The Golf Club Scottsdale) 
  • Long Island Black (Bethpage Black Course) 
  • Torrey White (Torrey Pines Golf Course) 
  • Torrey Black (Torrey Pines Golf Course) 
  • Palm Desert Mountains (Bighorn Mountains Course) 
  • Palm Desert Canyons (Bighorn Canyons Course) 
  • Barsebäck Golf Club (Barsebäck Golf & Country Club) 
  • Black Mountain (Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin) 
  • The Canadian Club (St. George’s Golf and Country Club) 
  • Österåkers Golf Club (Österåkers Golf Club) 
  • West Maui Plantation (Kapalua Golf – The Plantation Course) 
  • Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club (Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club) 
  • Fylde Links (Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club) 
  • Cogs Corner (Cog Hill Golf & Country Club) 
  • Twisted Twig (Crooked Stick)
  • The OptiShot2 simulator comes with the 9'H x 12'L x 5'D OptiShot Pro Bay, a high-definition projector, and mount, as well as a hitting mat that’s specifically designed for the OptiShot2 Simulator. 

    GARMIN Approach R10 Launch Monitor

    Price: $599.99

    The Garmin Approach R10 Launch Monitor is an ultra-portable, lightweight digital Launch Monitor and Golf Simulator tool that can help improve your shot consistency with key metrics. Pair the Launch Monitor with the Garmin Golf app, and the Approach R10 provides power that easily competes with higher-priced launch monitors on the market.

    The Approach R10 has two modes: Driving Range and Simulator. Syncing up the Garmin Golf App enables you to record your swing and display data overlays that illuminate your strengths and areas to improve on. 

    If you pay for an E6 Connect subscription, you can link your R10 to simulate play with 4K graphics, countless game modes, and rounds on real courses. All you need is a TV or projector and a hitting mat to create an in-home golf practice area!

    Golf Pad TAGS

    Pricing: $99.00

    Golf Pad TAGS are ideal for golfers of any skill level who want to automatically track, analyze and improve their game in real-time using their iPhone or Android smartphone. TAGS are applied to each club and synced up with the free Golf Pad GPS app to track each shot and then provide suggestions on club selection. Golf Pad TAGS works on a massive database of 40,000 courses worldwide that’s updated frequently with new and redesigned courses.

    Golf Pad TAGS provides data-backed club recommendations calculated using the distance to your target, your playing history, elevation change, temperature, humidity, altitude, and wind conditions. It doesn’t get much more data-driven than this!

    Maximizing the potential of your golf game requires accurate information to work from. Golf Pad TAGS helps you laser-focus on where to improve your game based on past performance and real-time data. 

    TAGS Track Data Including: 

  • Shot dispersion for every club
  • Club distances 
  • Fairways hit or missed 
  • Greens in regulation 
  • Distance trends 
  • Scoring analysis 
  • Course strategy 
  • Strokes Gained 
  • Putting 

  • Analysis Broken Down By Category: 

  • Scoring
  • Long game
  • Approach
  • Short game
  • Putting

  • View real-time stats on the course using your Apple or Android phone or smartwatch. Golf Pad works with popular smartwatches like Apple Watch, Wear OS, and Samsung Gear/Galaxy. 

    If all this sounds like a massive advantage, you’re right. That’s why Golf Pad TAGS can be used in Regulation Mode for handicap rounds and tournaments to still conform to the official golf rules. In this mode, your shot distances and club recommendations won't display while playing.

    A set of Golf Pad TAGS includes 15 ultra-lightweight tags and a complimentary year of Golf Pad Premium.

    Golf Game-Changers From Rokform

    Whatever tools you use to up your golf game, Rokform has something to complement every round. Check out these two game-changers for avid golfers.

    Improving Your Golf Swing With Video

    The Rokform Golf Shooter phone mount fits neatly in your golf bag and provides a quick way to mount your phone on the course for a video of your shot. The CNC Machined aluminum head allows for twist-lock or magnetic phone mounting, the Graphite shaft is lightweight and stiff, so it won’t wobble in the wind, and the felt-Lined PU Leather headcover protects the Golf Shooter from scratching your clubs. Featuring an aluminum tip, the Golf Shooter easily pierces through the turf for a fast easy setup.

    Playing A Great Game Is Better With A Soundtrack

     Playing A Great Game Is Better With A Soundtrack

    With all this talk about working on the skills of your golf game, it’s important to remember having fun is why we’re playing! Adding a soundtrack to your next game creates a whole different atmosphere out on the course when playing with friends or solo. With the Rokform G-Rok Speaker, you can connect your iPhone or Android to stream your favorite playlists while out on the golf course.





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