If you have trouble with gauging distance on the putting green here’s a golf accessory which might help.
Personal Stimpmeter and measuring device can help you fine tune your distance control on the greens. Click for more images.
The Golf Green SpeedReader is a portable Stimpmeter and putting stroke measuring device. There are two basic functions the device features.
2/3 Scale Stimpmeter
The first feature of the device is a 2/3 scale Stimpmeter. A Stimpmeter is a device used to measure the speed of putting greens. You may hear during the Masters or PGA Tour tournaments for instance, that the “greens are a 12 on the Stimpmeter.” Slow greens measure on the “stimp” at around 8, medium 10 and fast 12+.
The Green SpeedReader is 2/3 scale, meaning that a ball which rolls 2 feet on the device would roll 3 feet on a Stimpmeter.
24 Inch Ruler
The second feature of the device is a simple 24 inch ruler. The ruler is useful for a couple of different functions. It measures the length ball rolls and can also serve as a measuring device for the putting stroke length.
How It Works
The process is simple. Roll a few balls on the green with the unit and measure how far they travel. Then lay down the ruler near your putter and work to figure out how long a putting stroke will send the ball precisely that distance. You’ll have a visual representation and feedback on how long the putt will roll versus what Stimp rating the putt measures at.
Another useful byproduct of the ruler, is that it can be used close to the putter to align the stroke.
Golf Greens SpeedReader Web Site
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The Club Stick in action - click to see more photos
Next time you play in one of those three club tournaments here’s your bag, the Club Stick. The Club Stick is a plastic stick which holds three clubs and can either stand up via a fork which goes into the turf, or a clip which hangs on the side of a golf bag.
The main benefit to the Club Stick I can see is keeping clubs dry which you bring to the green area or away from your bag. Nice to keep the clubs and grips off the wet grass.
Lately my greens in regulation is so bad (50%), that I’m always bringing 2-3 clubs to greens. I put those three in the Club Stick and all I have to do is grab it and head to the green. No digging in the golf bag for my putter, lob wedge and 8-iron (the three clubs I’ll need to get up and down).
The Club Stick web site claims that the product will improve the golfing experience because it lets you “focus less on managing your gear.” That seems a bit of a contradiction, since the unit would be an additional piece of gear to manage, but I get it.
One of the better accessory offerings for keeping club grips dry. Convenient for the range or those who like gadgets on the course. Don’t think serious players would use it, but the casual 18 handicapper might.
Club Stick web site
HOG Club Stick photos
Cypress Classics Image Box - Click for larger image
I received a sample Large Box from Cypress Classics a few days ago. Seldom have I gotten this stoked and had such a great first impression of a product like I did with this one.
About Cypress Classics
Cypress Classics makes some very nice tee prizes, award plaques, keepsake boxes, awards, logo ball displays, throws and picture frames. The products are very classy looking and well made. I particularly like the wood finish and the lamination.
My Large Box is really neat. It has a picture of Lake Nona on the top. The image is atop a ceramic tile inlay in the lid as well. Very nice. Cypress can put any image you desire on the top of the box.
The fine wood of the box is a red colored maple hardwood and the lid’s hinges are made of brass. Very elegant.
The inside of the box is lined with a forest green fabric which is great for putting fine items inside. The large perfectly fits four sleeves of golf balls.
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Hard to write a 2000 word review on a golf keepsake box. This review will top out at about 250, but I could sum it up in five words. Cypress Classics products are cool.
I have my keepsake box on my dresser and put small valuables, pocket cameras, football tickets and my wallet in there. Love it.
Cypress Classics Web Site
HOG Cypress Classics Image Gallery
Thanks to Asher Golf for the golf gloves, which in a few recent rounds have saved me some strokes. I normally don’t wear golf gloves, but in the rain or when it is hot and humid and my hands are sweaty, I have to wear them to prevent the club from slipping.
The first glove I tested out was the ultra cool Asher skeleton glove called the “Cooltech Deathgrip,” pictured below. Anyone who knows me, knows the quickest way to my golf heart with a golf gear item is to slap a skull on it. The Deathgrip has a skull on the palm and bones on the fingers.
Asher’s Cooltech Deathgrip glove is cool looking AND performs amazingly. Click for more images.
The glove doesn’t just look cool. It fit my hand, ahem, “like a glove.” I had excellent feel and control even during very wet situations in St. Andrews, Scotland. The glove is very durable as well.
Ever have the need to turn around to the jerk behind you and give him a piece of your mind after he hits into your group? Feel the need to give a one finger salute to your opponent when he makes birdie on you with two presses working? The Asher Cooltech Birdie would be an excellent glove choice for those situations. Not only does the glove perform well, it has a bird on the middle finger to help out with the visual message you may need to send out on the course.
I was surprised to find that Asher is based about a 45 minute drive north of HOG World Headquarters. They’re locals!
Asher’s lineup currently includes 16 cool glove designs which range in price from $9.99 to $19.95.
Asher Golf web site
Hooked On Golf Blog Asher Image Gallery
I’m not sure how many club and cigar holders there are out there, but there are quite a few. Someone may need to invent a club/cigar holder holder.
Caddie Clip is a fun cigar/club holder to join the fray. This clip is stuck into the ground or a golf cart tee holder by the bottom section of the unit which is shaped like a golf tee.
The fun Caddie Clip keeps club grips dry and stogies fresh. Click for larger image.
A spring loaded clamp holds the club or cigar above the grass to keep the grip dry, or prevent that beloved stogie from picking up pesticides and fertilizer from touching the ground.
When not in use, the tee spins around and the unit folds into a more compact shape for storage.
Colors and Options
The Caddie Clip is available in four colors: Orange, Blue, Green, Red.
Single units are priced at $4.99 and a 4 Pack is priced at $17.99.
I’m sure that custom logo is a possibility with this unit, as the logo on the sides of the ball is simply a sticker.
Caddie Clip web site
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