The Ultimate list of Cool Golf Gadgets and Accessories in 2018 that will boost your game. (2018)
I have done my homework and come up with this list of the 24 coolest golf gadgets, the best golf training aids and accessories there is. There are a lot of nice and new products on the market, but I have decided to find the best ones and drop the less good items you shouldn’t buy.
The price level ranges from very cheap to up to a few hundred dollars, so here is something for everyone – men, women, experienced and beginner. Maybe you are looking for cool golf gifts or just want a new golf gadget for yourself?
Some of these are essential for your progress on the golf course and make you develop your game even faster while others are just for fun.
Enjoy the long list and happy golfing! 24 items, almost like an advent calendar! The images are clickable if you want to read more about the products and prices. Hope you find something you want.
Scroll to the bottom an leave a comment if you know other cool golf gadgets or another awesome golf training aid you think should be on this list.
Now… to the list of the best must have golf gadgets:
1. GolfBuddy Voice GPS
It gives you exact information on the distance from where you stand to the next hole.
GolfBuddy Voice GPS is a great tool, and a helpful gadget, to bring with you to the golf course. The product is easy to use and gives you information on the exact distance from where you stand to the next hole with the Shot Distance Measurement feature. Pretty neat! The information is given to you by voice and visually on the display itself.
The GolfBuddy can talk to you in 8 languages. It comes with 35.000 preinstalled worldwide golf courses but has the capacity to store 40.000. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts for a couple of 18-hole games.
Wear it as a clip or on your wrist with a wristband.
2. Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder
The most advanced golf laser rangefinder in the world.
The Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder is claimed to be of the most advanced golf laser rangefinder in the world. At least they say so in the commercial. But hey, it is actually a pretty awesome and helpful tool.
By looking into the 6x magnifying device and locked onto the flag, it precisely gives you information on distance and angles to the next hole.
By changing the red and black front plates, you get Slope when you need it, but it can also be used legally in tournaments.
Depending on the lighting conditions you can see the information in either red or black.
This is a super cool gadget that will make other golfers envy you.
3. Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer
It tracks club head speed, swing plane, hand path, tempo, backswing position, hip rotation, and more.
Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer is a yellow sensor you attach to your glove in a mount. It tracks clubhead speed, swing plane, hand path, tempo, backswing position, hip rotation, and more. You get a lot of fun statistics and numbers which when interpreted correctly can direct you to boost your swing and golf game.
The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android and you can watch and replay your swing from any angle with it.
I have previously written about Zepp’s Tennis Swing Analyzer which is the same thing, but for tennis. You can actually use the same sensor for golf, baseball, and tennis with different mounts and apps.
If you want a slightly cheaper tracker, check out the GolfSense 3D Golf Swing Analyzer on place 7.
4. Winn Golf Club Dri-tac Grips
Replace worn out golf club grips once a year for better performance.
Changing the golf club grip is necessary when they are old or worn. The feeling of doing your own regripping is great, and not as difficult as you might think. You end up with a “new” golf club which is easier to handle, with a lighter grip and without fear of losing the club in a swing.
As a rule of thumb, you should change grip once a year.
I recommend grips from Winn which provides quality grips for both fishing rods and golf clubs. The Winn Golf Club Dri-tac Grips comes in packages of one, nine or 13 on Amazon. One grip costs only a few dollars.
5. Radar Golf System
Lets you find your microchipped golf balls.
Tired of looking for lost golf balls? The Radar Golf System from Radar Golf lets you find your ball immediately! It is really annoying when a game gets interrupted because you don’t find the ball where you thought it had landed, or it has disappeared in the rough.
With a microchip inside the golf ball, you can track it down with the handheld device. Yes, you need own balls, but you will lose fewer so it is worth it in the long run.
When you buy your first system you get 4 dozen Radar balls in the package along with the Handheld Tracking device, Carrying case, and Manuals. The starter kit is available on Amazon. Check in to see the latest price and or if there are any discounts.
Save time, save golf balls and have more fun with your golfing experience!
6. Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System
An anonymous system that analyze and improve your entire golf round in detail.
The Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System is a neat, anonymous and trouble-free tracking system that keeps track on your whole round of golf from tee to green. It analyzes and gives you real stats on everything from fairway accuracy, GIR, putts per hole and much more.
Originally funded through Indiegogo, the system consists of two parts – the Game Golf GPS tracking device you wear on your belt in waist height, and the tags you attach at the end of the clubs. Before every swing, you touch the belt gadget with the club and you are good to go. When you are finished playing your round it is time to sync the data to a computer to see the detailed statistics and where to improve
Want to know more, and perhaps purchase this product? Read more about the features and price here.
7. GolfSense 3D Golf Swing Analyzer
A gadget that analyzes your swing in real time.
GolfSense 3D Golf Swing Analyzer is a tracking sensor which gives you real-time statistics on your golf swing. The data is analyzed and reviewed with the free Golf Sense app on iPhone, iPad or Android system. It offers side by side comparisons of swings as well as the possibility to share your best shots on Facebook, Twitter, and social media.
The sensor is attached to your glove and comes in two colors, black and white.
It is a bit cheaper than the Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer on place 3. The price is available on Amazon, click the image to get more details.
8. TaylorMade M1 Driver
Adjust the TaylorMade M1 Driver for the perfect swing!
I didn’t plan to incorporate golf clubs as part of this gadget list, but this particular TaylorMade M1 Driver from TaylorMade has some nifty adjustment features I think is worth looking at. It enables you to personalize the M1 to the exact specification which fit your swing perfectly.
Two small movable weights on a track system that goes from Fade to Draw and High and Low will fine tune the trajectory of the ball.
Sounds advanced? Read more about the TaylorMade M1 Driver on Amazon and watch the video below.
Let’s proceed to number nine.
9. GlowGear Glowing Golf Balls
The Best Hitting Night Golf Glow Ball – Now Even Brighter!
Do you enjoy a round of golf in the dark? With glowing golf balls, it is much easier to locate the ball after a shot. The balls perform just as good as ordinary balls with full compression core.
After charging it lasts for about 15 minutes on high glow and then glows for between 4 and 6 hours. You will never lose a ball in the dark.
They come in packs of 6 or twelve on Amazon!
10. Golf Ball Pick-Up
Neat, cheap, golf ball pick up tool!
Here is a neat way to pick up ordinary golf balls or the glow in the dark ones shown above. There is no need to ever bend over when using the Golf Ball Pick-up gadget! It only works if you have not already attached any other tracking devices on your club thou.
This is also a cool golf gift if your wallet is thin because you have bought so many other gadgets for yourself. 😉
11. Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch
Beautiful and functional Golf Watch with GPS and touchscreen display.
The Garmin Approach S6 is a GPS watch specially designed for golfers. The high-res touchscreen display gives you instant feedback on your swing, where you are on the course and other metrics.
Features like SwingStrengt and SwingTempo helps you on your quest to improve your swing. PinPointer gives you the right direction to the pin when you don’t see it. Touch Targeting lets you touch a point on the map and it gives you the precise distance.
It comes in three colors, dark, white and black with orange details. Battery lasts for 10 hours which should be plenty enough for a good round of golf.
The purchase price is usually a few hundred dollars but check with Amazon for the right price and all the positive reviews by clicking the image.
There is another interesting Garmin product on place 21, so read on.
12. SwingTalk Golf Swing Analyzer with Voice Feedback
The Swing Analyzer that talks to you so you don’t need to check your smartphone all the time.
SwingTalk Golf Swing Analyzer is yet another swing analyzer you attach to the end of your club. It is a low weight tag with sensors that accurately track club and shaft trajectory, angle, and movement. It gives you instant voice feedback of your swing so you don’t need to stop and watch your smartphone all the time.
Of course, you can check your smart device once in a while too for full details and statistics presented in a nice visual way.
This is a great golf gift for both beginners and advanced and the price is not bad at all. It comes in black and white.
13. OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator New for 2015
Awesome Golf Simulator for indoor training and team building fun.
The OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator New for 2015 is a must-have for some indoor golf fun either in the clubhouse or your man cave. The system made by OptiShot comes with an Infrared Optical Swing Pad where you perform your swings. For indoor use, it is recommended to use foam practice balls, but it doesn’t really matter what kind of balls you end up using. The infrared sensors are the main ingredients to get this to work.
The base plate has in total 48 sensors divided into two rows that read all the necessary information to interpret your swing and project it via the USB cable to your computer and up to your big screen. The 3D golf courses are of course as real as it gets and you can choose between several clubs.
The funny golf gadget, OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator New for 2015, costs a few hundred dollars and is highly recommended even if you have never played golf before.
14. Grassroots Par Three Putting Green Mat
Great golf gift to your buddy or just a cool present to yourself.
This product simply can’t go wrong. Having your own rollout Putting Green mat in the basement or living room will keep you and your family entertained in times an ordinary round of golf is not possible. Be the putting master you want to be with the possibility to do some practice anytime you want.
The 3×9 feet private practice green is kidney shaped with a high-quality surface. It has 4 cups to aim at and built-in sand traps to increase difficulty and catch your ball if you miss the hole.
The indoor Putting Green mat is not very expensive on Amazon. Click the link or image for more information.
15. Game-inglove Golf Training Aid
Awesome training tool for practicing the perfect swing with a Laser Glove.
This is an awesome training tool for beginners. It helps you get the perfect swing and aid you in your quest for holding the golf club absolutely correct.
They claim that their golf training aid will eliminate the troubles amateurs have with the swing and lead them up to getting a good consistent swing.
The tool is made by Game-inglove and it is simply called Game-inglove Golf Training Aid. The package consists of the glove with a laser device on it and a mat with laser guidelines. When you stand in front of the mat with your club ready to swing
Check out sizes and more info on their homepage. The product is possible to buy on Amazon. Click the image to check recent price.
16. Perfect Release Golf Club Swing Plane Trainer Aid
Golfers of any skill level will find this Swing Plane Trainer effective and helpful.
If you are up for yet another cool swing training aid, check out the Perfect Release Golf Club Swing Plane Trainer Aid. It will help you with developing a smoother and more fluid golf swing in plane, which eventually will give your better shots and more distance.
It works by attaching a cord between the end of your club to your upper arm. It gives you a great feel for the release of the swing and suits both beginners and more advanced users. If you feel there is something wrong with your swing, but don’t know what, this golf aid will definitely help out.
Go to your favorite online store, Amazon to find the price. It is slightly cheaper than the aid in number 15.
17. SKLZ Gold Flex Strength and Tempo Trainer
Golf training without the use of golf balls.
Want a great tool for increasing your strength, practicing tempo, and warm up before the next round? Take a good look at SKLZ Gold Flex Strength and Tempo Trainer. It feels like a real golf club, both in weight and handling, but you don’t hit any balls with it. Use it for swing plane training and general strengthening of core golf muscles in your garden or indoors.
The flexible fiberglass shaft and the polyurethane head make it a durable and useful golf gadget you can swing whenever you want.
Click the link above for the recent price.
18. Arccos Golf Performance Tracking System
The most comprehensive Golf Tracking System with GPS, shot tracking and complete Tour Analytics in one package.
Here is another awesome golf tracking system that takes your game to a whole new level – the Arccos Golf Performance Tracking System.
With fourteen sensors attached to each of your clubs, paired once with your smartphone, you are good to go. No hassle during play and everything is monitored automatically with Bluetooth and GPS technology after pairing. And you get a heap load of statistics and data from the sensors like shot detection, speed, club usage, distance, puts per hole to mention a few.
The system is compatible with Apple Watch as well which gives you additional features.
Check this video too before reading about the last six recommended golf gadgets:
19. FootJoy StaSof Men’s Golf Glove
Recommended Golf Glove.
A good glove is a necessity when playing golf. I don’t know if you can call it a gadget, but here is my recommendation anyhow, for a good product at a decent price – the FootJoy StaSof Men’s Golf Glove.
Nothing more to say really. 🙂
20. Proactive Sports Green Go Pocket Ball Washer
Forget dirty Golf Balls with this little Pocket Ball Washer.
It is important to have clean balls to minimize air friction and maximize distance. With the handy Proactive Sports Green Go Pocket Ball Washer, you will always have a suitable tool for wiping off dirt. No need to bring a towel to the golf course.
The pouch fits easily into your pocket and stays wet inside while the outside is dry. It comes in many different colors like black, pink, red, blue and orange.
Only a few dollars $ on Amazon – more details by clicking the image.
21. Garmin VivoActive GPS Smartwatch
Fitness Tracker and Sports Watch for Golfers.
Garmin VivoActive is a fitness tracker and smartwatch which fits a whole bunch of different sports as well as golf. With the IQ Connect, you can download tailor-made widgets that fit your golf interest.
Download a package with over 38.000 courses around the world to be ready. The smartwatch helps you with monitoring distance, where you are and how far it is to the next flag.
If you want more info about its features, read my Garmin VivoActive review before you decide.
Remember the other Garmin gadget on place 11, the Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch which is also a good choice.
22. Golf Aiming & Setup Device from The Aiming
Accurate aiming will not be a problem anymore.
The Aiming, Golf Aiming Device will assist you with, yes you guessed correctly – aiming. It uses motion sensing technology and works like this:
Stand behind the ball and point in the correct direction. Press the button on the device. When it says “ready” you are good to go. Change to swing position and listen to the device. When it confirms your right position by saying “perfect” you can make the shot.
You get it in black or white on Amazon.
23. TomTom Golfer GPS Watch
Get full overview of the hazards and greens with this nice Golfer GPS watch.
It gives you accurate data on the golf courses hazards, layups, and greens. In fact, it has its own Greenview that helps you determine the best approach to the green. It is preloaded with 34.000 courses around the world.
It comes in many different colors, but I prefer the light green one just since it stands out more like a golf watch. It is weatherproof so don’t leave it at home when it’s raining.
When you are not playing it acts as a normal watch and activity tracker.
The price varies a bit depending on which color you choose.
And the last one:
24. Dr. Gary Wiren Impact Bag Golf Impact Training Aid
Train on the critical impact moment with an impact bag.
Hitting an Impact Bag multiple times lets you train at the critical moment when you will actually hit the ball with the swing. It’s a popular golf training aid that helps you squaring up the club on impact. The build quality is sturdy enough to last for a long time.
Who is Dr. Gary Wiren? Read all about him here if you are interested.
Get Dr. Gary Wiren Impact Bag Golf Impact Training Aid on Amazon and read more user reviews. Some say it is the best training aid they have ever bought and it is not very expensive either.
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