Must-Haves for Today's Golfer
You're unlikely to best Tiger Woods, but you may be able to get a stroke or two on your regular foursome with this top collection of high-end golf accessories.
Sun Mountain Elite Jacket
Long known for their well-constructed carry bags and high-tech wheeled carts, Sun Mountain has also made a name for itself as a manufacturer of some of the best golf-specific outerwear on the market. The Elite Rain Jacket provides superior protection from the elements with outstanding stretch to accommodate your swing.
Sun Mountain touts its proprietary 37.5 technology that works with your own body heat to ensure the ideal temperature -- you'll never be too hot or too cool. Typical golf jackets are known to be a little warm, but the Elite Jacket is fully breathable. No detail has been overlooked in making this jacket waterproof: You'll enjoy a waterproof chest pocket, two waterproof hand warmer pockets and a 2-way YKK Vislon waterproof zipper, all backed by a 2-year guarantee.
Bushnell Golf Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS
Bushnell Golf's Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS is the best all-around tool for distance and GPS course layouts that can help your game. Accurate to 1 yard, the laser measuring option can give you 400-yard range to the pin with 5X magnification. Lock on to the flag and Bushnell's PinSeeker with JOLT technology will emit short vibrating pulses so you know you've got the right distance. On the GPS side, you'll find that 36,000 courses around the world come pre-loaded, so you have a map of each hole with its hazards while you play.
TaylorMade Spider Interactive powered by BLAST
Interested in learning more about your putting stroke? TaylorMade has partnered with BLAST Motion and SuperStroke to develop a high-tech option for analyzing your stroke data. Eleven different putting metrics are delivered seamlessly to an app on your smartphone, so you can see where you stand. Step-by-step drills in the app help you overcome your biggest challenges on the greens. Each Spider interactive pack comes with a SuperStroke grip, Blast Motion installation key, charger, headcover, storage pouch and Pure Roll Insert with grooves that increase topspin for a smoother roll. A dummy plug for the putter lets you use it in tournament play without the analysis key.
PING Pioneer Golf Bag
PING Golf has a long history of creating practical yet luxurious cart bags that meet your every need. The redesigned PING Pioneer bag has a 15-way top with a dedicated putter well that keeps your clubs comfortably separate. You'll also find a pocket for every accessory you carry, including a magnetic drop-down ball pocket, a pocket for your rangefinder and a small cooler that keeps your beverage of choice at the perfect temperature. Yes, you can find higher-end, all leather bags out there -- but none perform as well as this masterpiece from PING.
FootJoy 1857 Footwear
FootJoy has always been the standard for reliable golf footwear. The brand now offers the more luxe 1857 suede and leather Casual Fashion line, which was introduced at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show. The company says each shoe in their 1857 Collection -- so named for the year that Fredrick Packard began what would become FootJoy -- requires more than 150 steps to carefully assemble and is hand-crafted from the highest-quality raw materials like premium Italian calfskin. Details like the cork footbed are hand applied for precise perfection.
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