As the lovely Heather mentioned in her post below, we at Golf Etail attended the 2009 PGA Golf Merchandise Show last week. At the event, promotional booths crackled with new technology and golf industry professionals buzzed back-and-forth making sure they took in all of the electrifying new products.
With the introduction of so much new technology, my sparsely populated hairs were soon standing on end with excitement. At the show, new products are rated and measured by the PGA Merchandisers of the Year to see which ones are considered the best. This year, I was very impressed to see these 3 fascinating products earn top honors…
1. Amphibian Towel (Frogger Company)
The amphibian towel was created to meet the needs of golfers whom wish to keep their clubs clean on the course. The towel is designed so the interior retains water and keeps wet, while the exterior of the towel remains dry – all at the same time. It acts like a two-in-one cleaning and drying system to keep you competitive on the course. As a gadget man, I think everything should be at least a two-in one.
2. Solar Cells (Earth Care Products)
Earth Care Products has taken the environment into their own hands and created solar cell products such as solar air conditioning, solar heating systems, and of course, the solar golf cart. The solar golf cart features a solar cell on top of your golf cart that runs the entire car. Now if only I could get a solar powered beer cooler!
3. Robocup (Fine Tune Golf)
The Robocup is a crafty little mechanism that golfers can use to help their putting by placing it in the hole. When the golfer putts and hits the hole, the robocup automatically catapults the ball back towards the putter: kind of like a golfer’s boomerang. To see what we mean, click on the image below.
The next PGA Golf Merchandise Show is a long ways off, but I cannot wait to see what new, fun and practical products the great industry minds come up with next!
If you know of any other wacky or zany products, let us know in the comments section! I’m always looking to expand my repertoire.