GolfBlogger’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide – Accessories
Here’s a list of personally tested golf accessories recommended as gifts for the golfer in your life for 2020. The include products from Golf Pride, Golf Logix, Total Golf Trainer, The Back Thing and Golf Erasers.
Golf Pride MCC Teams Grips
Teacher’s Comments: The dual texture offers the best of both worlds
The MCC Teams grip is a cord/rubber hybrid. The cord at top helps prevent slipping, while the soft rubber compound on the lower end feels good in the fingertips. It’s really the best of both worlds.
You can get the grips in a variety of color combinations, of which one is sure to match the scheme of one of your favorite teams.
Read GolfBlogger’s Golf Pride MCC Teams Grips Review
GolfLogix Green Book
Teacher’s Comments: There’s a place for these, even in the era of laser rangefinders and GPS. Expensive.
If the golfer in your life has a “home course,” a GolfLogix Green Book could help them score better in crucial moments.
Green Books are a throwback in this digital age. These physical maps of a course’s greens, showing both the flow and speed of the greens from various points. They’re not cheap, but worth it if a golfer plays a single course regularly.
Read GolfBlogger’s GolfLogix Green Book Review.
Total Golf Trainer
Teacher’s Comments: Good feedback to let you find the correct positions in the swing.
The Total Golf Trainer is a Swiss Army knife that can help a golfer recognize and repeat key positions during the swing. With the different attachments, a player can work on:
- Incorrect Wrist Set
- Extreme Open Or Closed Club Face
- Sucking The Club Inside On The Takeaway
- Too Laid Off Or Across The Line At Top Of The Backswing
- Loss Of Width, Tendency To Over Swing
- Over The Top Downswing Move
- Casting Or Early Release Of The Club On The Downswing
- Loss Of Posture, Early Extension At Impact
- Flipping Or Scooping
Read GolfBlogger’s Total Golf Trainer Review
The Back Thing
Teacher’s Comments: Just what my old back needed
Made in the USA from tough fabric, foam padding and birchwood slats, The Back Thing is designed to provide lumbar support in seats where there is none — such as golf carts.
The Back Thing actually comes in several different widths, one of which is designed for those atrocious golf cart seats. If the golfer in your life has a Back Thing, it just might prevent that sore back that ruins those late-round swings.
Read The GolfBlogger’s Back Thing review.
Teacher’s Comments: Work as advertised, but I’m not sure if anyone needs them.
Golf Erasers are a combination scouring pad and Mr. Clean style magic eraser cut in the shape of a hockey puck. A hole in the center allows you to suspend a bunch on the included bag tag.
The idea is that golfers will use them to clean their clubs during a round, or their shoes afterwards.
I keep them on my bag for stubborn grass and dirt in my wedge grooves.
Read GolfBlogger’s Golf Erasers Review
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
Manufacturers’ Site: Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
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The Rapsodo MLM is a reasonably priced portable radar system that harnesses the computing and photographic power of an iPhone. From the same folk that make SkyTrak, it tracks distance, speed, launch angle, as well as shot shape and dispersion.
The best part is that it can make practice at the range meaningful. Instead of simply pounding ball after ball into the distance, you can use the Rapsodo to provide feedback on how each shot went.
Read The GolfBlogger’s Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor Review