Valuable trade secrets about to be revealed here… One way to get a lot of free golf in, is become best buds with the director of golf at your home course. Wondering how this leads to French golf pencils at Staples?
“Crayons De Golf”
The other day I stopped by the course to chat with my director of golf buddy. We decided to run a quick errand for the course, along with grabbing lunch. The course had run out of golf pencils and he needed to get some. Somehow he knew that the local Staples had golf pencils. I thought that was quite entertaining, and was even more entertained when I learned that the pencils were French.
Oui Oui! Crayons De Golf!
So if you golf pros or merchandise guys out there are freaking out because somehow you’ve run out of pencils at your local course, you know you can pick up some “crayons de golf” at the local Staples.
I’m NOT one of the crazy ones who gets up at midnight and shops on black Friday. I usually wait until December 24th to do my golf Christmas shopping. But for those of you HOG readers who are shopping for golfers on your Christmas list, here are a few suggestions I have for you, featuring friends of HOG. These are my personal suggestions and I have not been asked, or paid to post these.
The Prazza golf ball locator could be the Hooked On Golf Blog golf gadget of the year for 2011.
About The Prazza Golf Ball Finder
The Prazza golf ball location system comes from some brainiacs in the Netherlands. The setup is comprised of two components, the ball and the ball tracker.
The locator device, or tracker, gives a visual direction to the ball in the form of arrows on the unit’s screen, and also vibrates in the searching golfer’s hand more and more as he gets closer to the soon to be formerly lost spheroid. The device uses RFID, or active radio frequency identification to find the ball. Balls within around 100 yards pop up on the tracker, and the unit can even find a ball submerged in water up to eight inches.
I’ve reviewed about 4,578,093 golf gadgets and I must say, not many can top this one. The Prazza golf ball radar unit is a system which comes with golf balls equipped with transmitters inside, which can be located by a hand held device which give the golfer visual and vibration feedback which enables the player to find his ball, ANYWHERE. It will even find a ball in water.
I’ll be doing a more detailed review of the Prazza golf ball finder soon, but had to share this video as soon as I had it posted to the HOG/TGS YouTube channel:
I’m in a tee’d off mood this week, with my 2nd golf tee review in a row! Today I’m talking about the Bugle Long Life Tee.
Bugle Tee is a two piece tee which has a hard plastic tip on the ground end, and a soft, flexible rubber top. The shape of the flexible rubber is obviously where the Bugle Tee gets its name.
The first advantage, and perhaps most valuable to me, is the ability to tee the ball at a consistent height. This is achieved via a circular stopper at the ground level of the tee.
A 2nd advantage is how solidly the ball stays on the tee. This one would be great for extremely windy conditions when it is hard to keep it on the tee. The width of the tee’s top is excellent for those who may have a bit of a shake in their hand and find it hard to get a ball on the tee.