GolfBlogger’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Balls and Accessories

GolfBlogger's Father's Day Gift Guide: Balls and Accessories

GolfBlogger’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Balls and Accessories

GolfBlogger’s Fathers’ Day Gift Guides: Balls and Accessories consists of curated, personally reviewed products that you can consider for the golfer in your life. In the Golf Balls and Accessories gift category, are selections from Saintnine, Check Point, and GolfLogix.

Saintnine Golf Balls

Saintnine Golf Balls: Extreme Soft Gold and UPro
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: I’ve enjoyed playing these balls

Saintnine is a relatively new golf ball company that is a division of the much older Nexen Tire Company from South Korea. The company produces a variety of ball models ranging from the two-piece UPro to the tour performance Extreme Soft Golf.

Unusually for a two piece ball, the UPro sports a urethane cover. All of their models feature stylized cartoon characters that the company calls “Mental Mates.” Each of these characters is supposed to help you improve your game by providing a better state of mind.

Check Point Swing Laser

Check Point Swing Laser
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: Does what it claims: helps to get your backswing on plane and into position

You can help Dad get his swing back on track with the gift of a CheckPoint Swing Laser.

The device consists of a dual-laser cradle and a cloth banner that are used to help groove the backswing. Once the backswing gets naturally into the correct position, the downswing becomes much easier to keep on plane and get into the slot.

GolfLogix Green Book

GolfLogix Green Book
Grade: B+
Teacher’s Comments: There’s a place for these, even in the era of laser rangefinders and GPS. Expensive.

The GolfLogix Green Book is a high tech version of the traditional yardage book: In addition to the usual images of a course’s holes with yardages mapped to various landmarks, the GolfLogix Green Books feature digitally mapped views of the greens.

Since half the shots on a par 72 course are allocated to putts, a better understanding of greens is a good way to better scores.

The heat map view of the green shows how fast you can expect a putt to roll as it passes through each zone. Ideally, you would examine the map before hitting an approach, studying where the flag is located. From there, you can see the likely outcome of a ball that hits each area. The arrows show which direction the ball will roll, while the color maps the speed.

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