Best golf gifts: 8 great gift ideas for golf techies
Your lucky giftee is a golf nut, but they also love Consumer Reports, Wired and, well, you get the picture. Here are eight great gift ideas for the golf techie in your life. For more golfy gift ideas, visit our “Best Of Everything” hub.
Garmin Approach S60 GPS golf watch
The Garmin Approach S60, with its brilliant 1.2-inch color touchscreen display, is a state-of-the-art GPS watch with modern style. Category-leading sensors enhance detection accuracy for pin-point yardages and shot distances. Convenient, QuickFit Watch Bands allow golfers to change their look to match their on- or off-course activity. A library of 41,000 courses, and the ability to zoom in and out on hole features for yardages to dodge bunkers and water hazards, makes the Approach S60 a wearable game-management guru. AutoShot game tracking records shots and feeds data into Garmin Connect for post-round analysis.
Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors
The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors are fully-automatic shot trackers that embed right into the end of your clubs’ grips. There’s seamless integration with the Arccos Caddie app, which tracks shots and provides real-time “plays like” distances. Talk about dialed in.
Just Breathe, Golf Shoes
Adidas Tour360 XT Primeknit golf shoes
Adidas has never made a shoe with a knit upper that’s also waterproof — until now. The Tour360 XT Primeknit allows air to flow out for breathability while keeping moisture at bay. It’s good looking, too.
Who'll Stop the Rain?
Kjus Pro 3L 2.0 rain jacket
A rain jacket shouldn’t feel like a straitjacket. The Kjus Pro 3L 2.0 definitely does not. It’s stretchable, breathable and loaded with more technology than a laptop. Kjus’s design sharpies analyzed the biomechanics of the golf swing to create fashionable outerwear that moves like one.
Vessel Lite stand bag
The Vessel Lite has a clean, sophisticated look coupled with a feather-light, 4.25-pound profile. The tech is in the materials: carbon fiber legs, YKK water-resistant zippers, premium nylon twill.
The GolfLogix app, which is owned by GOLF’s parent company, is an innovative stat-tracking and GPS tool for golfers who like to use their smartphones on the course. The app’s new Putt Line feature is like having a professional looper in your pocket, giving tech-savvy golfers the perfect read.
Ready For Launch
Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor
One thing techies are serious about is their stats, and the Foresight GC2 is a lightweight portable launch monitor that delivers them. It utilizes a high-resolution camera (up to 10,000 frames per second) to capture ball speed, launch angle, side spin and carry-distance data they can count on.
Stay High and Dry
Developed by an actual weatherman, the Weatherman Umbrella can withstand torrential downpours and gale-force winds. Seems there’s better weather ahead.
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