You probably don’t have your own personal caddie to tell you the yardage for each of your shots as you move around the course – that is a luxury that is usually only enjoyed by tour pros. However, with the Voice Caddie VC300 Voice GPS, you can experience a similar service during your own rounds. This impressive new GPS device can provide you with audible yardages to the front, middle, and back of each green with just the swipe of a finger. Quick and easy to use, the Voice Caddie is an innovative way to receive the yardages that you need to hit great shots.
Most of the GPS units on the market today fall into two categories – handheld, or watches. Both of these can work nicely, and plenty of golfers are loyal to the units that they already own. The Voice Caddie VC300 falls into a new category, with a clip-on design that can be attached to a variety of places – including your hat. Since all you need to do in order to receive the yardage is swipe your finger across the surface of the device, you can place it wherever you find most convenient as you make your way around the course.
Ready to Go
With 30,000 courses already loaded onto the device, there is a great chance that your favorite courses are already included in the Voice Caddie VC300. That means all you will need to do is take it with you to the course, power it up, and get ready to tee off. It is designed to automatically recognize the course you are playing and the hole you are on, so there is nothing that you need to do in order to get started on your round. Getting your yardages should be as simple as possible, and that is the case with the VC300.
Control Your Volume
Golf is a quiet game, so anything that makes noise is going to raise some eyebrows at first. With that in mind, the VC300 comes with seven different volume levels so you can choose the setting that is just right for your needs. When playing alone, you can leave the volume as high as you like to hear the yardages nice and clear. When playing in a group, you may choose to turn it down out of respect for your playing partners. No matter what volume you choose, you will love the simplicity of having the ability to listen to your yardages from anywhere on the course with just a quick swipe of a finger.
Any golfer who enjoys walking the course as opposed to riding in a cart needs a great bag to help get them from the first tee to the last green. Walking the course is a great way to get exercise, enjoy the beauty of the course, and spend time talking with your playing partners. However, if you are trying to drag around a heavy bag with uncomfortable straps, the charms of walking the course may quickly wear off. Find a great stand bag like the TaylorMade Purelite and you might find yourself choosing to use a golf cart less than ever before.
Lightweight and Comfortable
As the name would indicate, this is a lightweight carry bag that starts at just 5.5 pounds. Considering how many different items you may want to place in the bag prior to your round, having it start at a low weight is a great attribute. Also, the bag comes with a four-point strap which will allow you to find just the right position for the bag on your back so you don’t have to strain as you walk down the fairway. You want to keep your body fresh as late into the round as possible so you can keep your swing working properly – using a comfortable bag with a great strap is a step in that direction.
Plenty of Pockets
The TaylorMade Purelite includes seven pockets where you can hide golf balls, gloves, towels, snacks, or just about anything else you may need during your round of golf. Also included is an insulated cooler sleeve, as well as a removable ball pocket. While it is a bag that is meant for carrying around your favorite course, the base of the bag is also suitable for being placed on a cart for those rounds when you would rather ride.
Keep the Legs Under Control
If there is one complaint that comes up more than all others with regard to carry bags it is that the legs will split too far apart from time to time. TaylorMade has solved that issue in the Purelite, however, by adding an anti-split system which is designed to prevent the legs from getting too wide as you set it down. Another feature that is helpful when setting the bag down, or moving it from place to place, is the molded handle that is placed at the top of the bag. If you don’t need to put the bag on your shoulders for a long walk, simply pick it up by the handle and move it to where it is needed. Convenience, comfort, and function are all words that accurately describe the TaylorMade Purelite Stand Bag.
There are plenty of companies making quality golf shoes in today’s market, but ECCO just might be doing it as well as anyone. The ECCO brand has long held the respect of many golfers for their durable, comfortable, and great looking golf shoes. If you are a player who likes to be comfortable on the course while looking good at the same time, investing in a pair of ECCO’s is something you should strongly consider.
Comfort First and Foremost
Rounds of golf routinely take four hours to complete, if not longer. With that in mind, you want to be in comfortable shoes whether you are riding or walking the course. The ECCO Men’s BIOM G2 is designed with comfort in mind, including a number of features which help the shoe feel great around your foot. Also, the shoe is 20% lighter than the previous version of the BIOM, meaning that you will be carrying less weight around the course with you as the round wears on. The comfort of a shoe is a highly personal decision, so make sure to try on the BIOM G2 for yourself before deciding if it is the right option for you.
Keep the Water Out
Unless you play golf only under perfect conditions, your feet are bound to get wet from time to time. When you head out onto the course in the rain, it is a great benefit to have waterproof shoes to keep your feet as dry as possible throughout the round. The ECCO BIOM G2 shoes deliver on this point as well. With their HYDROMAX treatment, you can expect the water to stay out of your shoes even in lousy conditions. Not only is it uncomfortable to play golf with wet feet for hours on end, it can also affect your performance. By using the BIOM G2 to keep your feet dry you can improve both your enjoyment of the game and your scores at the same time.
Invest in Quality
There is no question that the ECCO brand of golf shoes can come along with a hefty price tag – but quality rarely comes cheap. Beyond all of the practical features that they include, the BIOM G2 is also offered in six different colors so you can choose the look that is right for your own personal style. If you wish to own a high-quality pair of shoes that will allow your feet to be both dry and comfortable on the course, this is a pair that is certainly worthy of consideration.
When you think about the major players in the golf equipment market, there are probably four names that come to mind right away – TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, and Ping. While those are all big players in the market, Adams is another brand that should not be forgotten. They have been producing quality equipment for many years, and one of their latest offerings is the Men’s Tight Lies Hybrid.
Continuing a Tradition
The Tight Lies line of clubs is probably the most recognizable in the history of the Adams golf brand. The Tight Lies fairway woods have long been popular among golfers of all skill levels for their easy-to-hit design and clean looks. With this new hybrid, many of those same features and benefits are now available in a club that can bridge the gap between your other fairway woods and your long irons. Hybrids have become popular because they can replace harder to hit long irons, and that is exactly what this club is designed to do.
A Variety of Lofts
To make sure that you are able to find a Tight Lies Hybrid that perfectly fits within your set, this club is available in five different lofts. The options include 17*, 19*, 22*, 25*, and 28*. When assembling your set and picking out the perfect hybrid to add to your bag, you want to think specifically about carry distance. How far can you hit your longest iron? How far can you hit your shortest fairway wood? The hybrid that you purchase should slide nicely between the yardages for those two clubs. Additionally, the Tight Lies Hybrid is offered in right and left-handed models, as well as four different shaft flexes.
Plenty of Technology
Adams has always been one of the leaders when it comes to putting new technology into their clubs, and that tradition continues with the Tight Lies Hybrid. The ‘Ghost Slot Technology’ used in this club hides the crown slot while still offering added forgiveness over a hybrid club with a traditional design. With a slot on the crown and the sole of the club, the face of the hybrid is able to deliver higher ball speeds from a wider-range of locations across the face. That means that even when you don’t quite hit the ball on the sweet spot, you can still enjoy plenty of distance on your shots.
If you haven’t yet added a hybrid club to your bag, now is the time to try one for yourself. Too many golfers struggle with hitting a three or four iron for no reason when easy-to-hit hybrid clubs are readily available. Check out the Adams Men’s Tight Lies Hybrid and you just might wave goodbye to your long irons forever.
The Under Armour brand is one that has been growing in the golf world in recent years, but one single decision that they made may have set the course for even bigger growth in years to come – the signing of Jordan Spieth. The newly-crowned Masters champion would appear to be the new face of American golf, and Under Armour has him under contract for years to come.
Of course, having all of the exposure in the world won’t do any good if the products that they are selling are low quality or undesirable. However, that isn’t the case. The Under Armour Men’s Armourvent Tips Polo is a great example of the stylish golf gear that UA has made available on the market. This shirt manages to bring together the modern styling of the Under Armour brand while remaining traditional enough to appeal to a wide range of golfers. The shirt is available in a number of different colors and includes a subtle design across the chest.
Performance is one of the main calling cards of the Under Armour line, and the same can be said about this polo. The Armourvent is designed to keep you cool on those warm days out on the course, so it has mesh ventilation included in specific locations on the shirt. It is a 100% polyester shirt, and has an anti-odor technology included as well. As a golfer, you know just how hot it can get out on the course during a summer round that can take four hours or more to complete. Anything that can help you stay cool and dry should be considered a benefit to your game, and this shirt can help toward both of those goals.
A Growing Line of Products
While you don’t have to wear the Under Armour logo from head to toe like Jordan Spieth, you still might be interested in exploring some of the other gear that they have produced for golfers. Shoes, pants, hats, and more are all offered by this company which has suddenly burst onto the scene in the golf world. If you find that you like some of the products offered by UA, there is a good chance you will enjoy others in their line. After all, if they are good enough to win the Green Jacket in such impressive fashion, they are likely good enough to help you play your best.
If you have played any golf at all over the last 10 or 15 years, you have certainly seen at least one Odyssey 2-Ball putter. This mallet putter has been incredibly popular, and has been used by many professionals along with countless amateur players. The 2-Ball design on the top of the clubhead is intended to aid alignment, and many golfers love the weighting and feel of the club as they swing it through the ball.
A Classic Model with a New Look
Over the years there have been several different variations of the basic 2-Ball design brought to the market. This latest version is known as the Odyssey Works 2-Ball Fang Tank SuperStroke. That is a long name for a putter, but for good reason – there is a lot to say about this club. First, it has the classic 2-Ball design that so many golfers have come to know and love. If you have owned a 2-Ball previously, you will quickly feel at home with this one. Also, this is designed to be a counterbalanced putter that comes in longer sizes than normal – 35’’ and 38’’. This give the golfer the option of letting the grip of the club run beyond his or her hands to provide a better feel for the stroke. To make this work, the head and shaft are heavier than they would be on a ‘traditional’ putter.
The innovation doesn’t stop there, however. One of the most interesting features of this putter is the thin stainless steel mesh that covers the putter face – in front of the Fusion RX Insert. While this might sound unusual – because it is – it is also worth a closer look to see what it can do for the roll of your putts. Getting the ball rolling along the ground as quickly as possible, rather than having it skid across the top of the grass, is one of the key elements to good putting.
Get a Grip
Also, as the name would indicate, the putter comes with a SuperStroke grip installed. These grips have become very popular in recent years, as they are oversized with the intention of taking your hands out of the putting stroke – always a good thing. Between the counterbalanced design, the 2-Ball alignment aid, and the SuperStroke grip, this putter has about as many helpful features as you could pack into one club. Even if you aren’t usually a golf who likes to use a mallet putter, this one is worth taking a look at to see if it just might improve the way you roll the ball.
Usually, when purchasing a golf bag, you have to make one choice right up front – will you buy a cart bag, or a carry bag? A cart bag, as the name would suggest, is most at home riding on the back of a golf cart, or at least being pushed on a three-wheel cart. They are generally heavier and larger than carry bags, with plenty of room for storage. Carry bags are designed to be light and comfortable, and usually include fold out legs to stand the bag up when you stop to hit a shot. Both are good options, and it is up to you to decide which one works best for your needs.
An Uncommon Feature
One of the popular features of many carry bags is dividers for each individual club. That means the top of the bag has fourteen slots that run down the length of the bag on the inside so your clubs don’t get tangled with one another. This makes staying organized easy, but it is a feature that doesn’t come included on most carry bags. That is where the Four 5 Stand Bag is different. This model from popular brand-name Sun Mountain is perfect for carrying your bag around the course, but it also includes full-length dividers to keep your sticks organized throughout the round.
Plenty of Other Great Features
This bag is more than just dividers, however. It also includes many of the great features that have made Sun Mountain bags so popular with so many golfers. The bottom of the bag is designed to be cart-friendly, for instance, so it can work just fine on those days when you do decide to ride. It has six pockets for ample storage, and a dual strap system that makes is more comfortable to carry. Weighing in at only 5.5 pounds, this bag has an impressive list of features for a product that is designed to be so minimal and lightweight.
When you purchase a Sun Mountain bag, you will know you are in good company with countless other golfers who have trusted this brand to carry their clubs and more. In addition to bags, Sun Mountain is also well-known for making other golf products such as push carts and rain gear. The Sun Mountain 2014 Four 5 Stand Bag is an easy choice for your next golf bag because it has properties of both a cart bag and a carry bag. You get the lightweight comfort of the best carry bags, with the full-length divider convenience of a cart bag. For players who like to both walk and ride depending on the course and the conditions, this bag is worth careful consideration.