GolfBlogger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Gadgets

GolfBlogger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Golf Gadgets

Looking for a gift for the golfer in your life? Here’s a selection of golf gadgets that I’ve personally tested and can vouch for.

Check Point Swing Laser

Check Point Swing Laser

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

With the golf offseason upon us, the Check Point Swing Laser is a good way for the golfer in your life to keep the swing grooved. Just attach the two aligned lasers to a club and as swing, keep the dots lined up with the track on the guide on the floor. It can — and probably should — be done with a controlled motion, so a slightly cramped space will still work.

Read GolfBlogger’s Check Point Swing Laser Review

Garmin Approach G12

Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: A really well-thought-out golf GPS device.

Manufacturer’s website

On Amazon

The Garmin Approach G12 is as close to perfect as a golf GPS can get. It does everything a serious golfer needs in a small format with an easy to use interfacer.

Scrolling through the screens with the side buttons brings up yardages to the front, middle and back of the green (the default screen), to bunkers and other hazards, and to layups and doglegs.

In addition, the Approach G12 will display a green view on which you can set manual pin positions.

Other features:

  • A scorekeeping function that when activated pops up automatically on the screen as you arrive at the green.
  • Basic stat tracking (fairways hit, putts)
  • Bluetooth connection to the Garmin phone app
  • 42,000 preloaded courses and no subscription

At just over $100 right now, it is priced right, too.

Read GolfBlogger’s Garmin G12 Review

Focus X Rangefinder

Focus X Rangefinder
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: A smartly priced rangefinder with a lot of nice features.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Focus X is a feature-packed rangefinder at a very good price. It locks into targets as far as 650 yards away quickly, has a continuous scanning mode and can adjust distance to compensate for elevation changes. Even better: the unit is rechargable, so you don’t need to worry about replacing a specialty battery.

Read GolfBlogger’s Focus X Rangefinder Review

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
Grade: A+
Teacher’s Comments: Makes practice meaningful. Easy to use.

Manufacturers’ Site: Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
Buy Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor on Amazon

Launcyh Monitors have come a long way in a short time. What once was restricted to high end ranges and teachers now is available to anyone with a smart phone.

The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor can give you all the data you need to make practice meaningful and improvement possible.

Read GolfBlogger’s Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor Review

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