The stream of golf gadgets hitting my doorstep is endless. I can’t possibly wade through all of them, but I’m trying.
The Hip Check
If you have alignment issues and can’t seem to lay a club down on the ground to help you figure out if you are aimed right, then maybe you should look at The Hip Check.
The Hip Check hooks onto your belt or your pants above your hip bone and shows where your hip is pointing in an effort to get you aligned properly.
The one drawback to attempting to use this alignment tool would be if you naturally fade or draw all of the time and you have to set up open or closed in your stance to compensate. In that case, the Hip Check would be aligning to the line you want to start the ball out on, not the intended target.
Most golfers like to shag balls out of the woods, the lake, hazards etc. I’ve always wondered what sort of performance loss, if any, those balls have after sitting there for days or weeks or years. Here on my home course we have a lot of water hazards. I’ve fished hundreds of balls from there, and the swampy surroundings. We also have many freeze/thaw days and nights in the spring and fall. I’ve wondered what effect freezing and thawing has or the ball sitting submerged in water for “x” days.
Now I have a tool to test my balls
All joking aside, Hexcaliber is a serious machine. This solid chrome steel unit performs three different tests on golf balls:
2011 PGA Merchandise Show – Glen from Coolheads makes head covers which double as drink coolers. As a bonus, they can keep your towel wet too. The one thing they seem to have forgotten is getting the thing to change the oil and wash the windows on your car during your golf round…
Dancin’ Dog Golf makes the coolest personal golf simulator, called the Optishot. This system is $399, and is beyond what systems costing over $50K were not too long ago. My buddy Brandon tells us about the system during this year’s PGA Show, and we even go through a shot to see how it works in this video below:
I’m wondering through the PGA Show in a daze and I happened to notice the name tags of some people in a both were from my home town of Sandy, Utah. I took a closer look and found possibly the coolest golf tees I’ve ever seen, Tornado Tees. I interview Tornado Tee founder and creator John Hartline in the video below.