Someone name me an industry which has more gadgets than golf? They keep coming and these days with technology advancing, the gadgets are getting cooler and cooler. Today I’m covering Score Band, a wrist mounted golf scorekeeper. Score Band isn’t just a golf scorekeeper though. It also tells time and does tennis and “allscore” scoring. Our focus is obviously golf.
Score Band – click to see more
About Score Band
Score Band is a lightweight rubber wrist band with digital score keeper. Simple enough. The rubber band is small and unobtrusive. The knock I’ve had with other wrist mounted systems for scoring is their size and bulkiness. I don’t wear a watch but I have worn bracelets when golfing. The Score Band is the size of a bracelet, which makes it stay out of my way mentally and physically. (more…)
Face On Putter
Belly putters are the rage these days. I tried the belly thing. Didn’t work for me. I don’t need to use a belly because I’m a decent with a traditional 34″ putter. No yips or gags, just yet.
In the movie Seven Days In Utopia (and the book Golf’s Sacred Journey) we were introduced to Face-On putting. This is a style where the player stands facing the hole and the long putter is anchored near the chest and shoulders. The head of the putter is to the side of the player’s body. Today we are going to take a look at the Face On putter putter made by PR Dionne Inc.
The Face On putter is designed to be by the player’s side. The stroke is sort of a push, like one is rolling a skee-ball.
The lie angle, face angle and shaft length are all built for the side setup, so this putter would not work well as a traditional long putter or belly. There are varying lengths of the putter based on the height of the player, 11 to be exact. The shortest is 43 inches for players just below five feet tall, and the longest is 53 inches for players 6’7″ and taller. I used the 48″ model.
The head of the putter is fairly narrow, with the shaft mounted in the center. (more…)
I get some funky golf product review submissions. Today’s is a golf swing trainer which looks like a long golf club with a golf ball on the handle end, and an orange on the other. This is the Orange Whip swing trainer.
So what the heck is this thing and how is it going to convert weekend duffers to PGA Tour pros?
The Orange Whip is designed to teach and ingrain golfers with the fundamentals of the golf swing motion in both timing and swing path. The unit’s weight and flexible shaft helps golfers increase their flexibility and core strength.
The flex of the shaft helps golfers prevent jerky motions, somewhat similar to the hinged practice clubs which break down if the club’s momentum changes to quickly. This helps the golfer implement a smooth takeaway and more importantly a smooth transition at the top. (more…)
The Club Whizz – click to zoom
My backlog of golf gadgets and gizmos has grown to some pretty amazing proportions, especially since I’ve been doing a lot of golf travel lately, not to mention the FedEx and Ryder Cups. Time to bust out a review this Friday, before I head off to play in a fun tournament with my pops.
Club Whizz is a circular brush which attaches to golf cart wheels. A mount stays on the wheel while the main brush section is removable for transport and storage. While walking the player can put his club face on the brush and the spinning wheel will clean the club, with the dirt and debris ending up on the ground and not on the player’s golf towel. The brush can also be used to clean golf shoes, either while mounted on the wheel or removed and used in hand.
Installs easily. Click to zoom.
Installation of the Club Whizz was not difficult. On my push cart, three metal clips attach to the rim of the wheel, between the tread of the tire and the rim. Three green adjustable straps go through the base. The straps click into place like cable ties. Numbers on the straps allow you to precisely center the brush on the wheel so it turns perfectly and not lopsided.
The brush unit clamps easily onto the mount and once again, can be removed for travel or for use in hand.
In action. Click to zoom.
On The Course
I admit that a lot of people were inquisitive about the brush. I found the unit worked well for basic cleaning. The bristles were not quite strong enough to get the really tough dirt and grass out of the grooves though. You know, the kind that requires a golf tee to scrape out?
I used the unit for cleaning off my spikes of my shoes as well. Good traction means a more solid base and the opportunity to hit better shots.
The Club Whizz is a fun way of keeping the clubs clean while walking off a few calories, for the golf gadget buff. Will it shave strokes off your game? Perhaps by helping you hit better shots with cleaner clubs and better shoe stability.
Club Whizz website
Hooked On Golf Blog Club Whizz image gallery
These are a bit hard to find, but I’ve found the perfect ball for my game.
Lots of distance, soft core, durable… click to zoom
Cool dozen. click to zoom…