New technology in golf is not always embraced with open arms. Though certain items can be slower to adapt, at least we’re not still using wooden golf clubs in the 21st century! Advances in technology, whether slow to be picked up or not, tend to evolve and improve the game of golf.
In 2008, the PGA approved the use of GPS range finders in its professional events. The GPS golf device is meant to speed up play and enrich the golfers experience as a whole, and we heartily welcome the technology.
Sky Golf SkyCaddie SG5 Digital GPS Unit
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)
Black and Red Amphibian Towels
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.