Tee Tech: The Latest & Greatest in Golf Gear

13 cool tools to help take your game to the next level.



1. TPK GOLF PUTTING STICK

Easy to use, portable and inexpensive, the putting stick is everything you want in a golf training aid. When your putter face is not square at impact, the result is added strokes. This device helps you identify what is wrong with your form by checking your eye alignment, backswing length and accuracy. When your stroked putt stays on the stick for the entire length, you get visual feedback showing you performed all three functions correctly. An instructional DVD is also included. ($79.95)

2. KNUTH GOLF HIGH HEAT DRIVER 

There’s been a lot of talk in the golf world about the High Heat forged titanium—and it lives up to the buzz. Dean “the Pope of Slope” Knuth has taken his engineering background and a focus on helping amateur golfers, and developed a driver that increases distance and forgiveness. Knuth designed a seven-zone hitting face with variable thicknesses, so even off-center hits result in effective drives. Thus, High Heat helps maximize launch speed from more points on the face, not just the proverbial sweet spot. The face also features a patented “parabolic lobe,” which aids kinetic energy and creates higher ballspeeds. ($399)

3. SHIP STICKS

There’s nothing worse than planning a golf trip and your clubs arrive late, damaged or not at all. Ship Sticks eliminates that worry with its seamless, efficient and guaranteed delivery service. Just tell them where you need your clubs and when, and they will initiate a pickup and keep you posted on the status of your sticks. Up-front quotes and instant phone support make it one of the most customer-friendly services you will ever use. ($39-$159)

4. TOUR EDGE EXOTICS EX9 LONG 3 FAIRWAY WOOD 

Many golfers prefer to play their tee shots with a 3-wood, feeling more confident with the accuracy it gives them over a driver. The new EX9 Long 3 will give you that comfort level, without sacrificing too many yards off the tee. It features a deeper face with a 185cc clubhead, paired with a 43.5-inch shaft and a beta-titanium insert, which helps make it one of the longest-hitting fairway woods in golf. The club’s signature look, with its rippled SlipStream sole, has been shortened for less turf drag and more speed at impact. Its adjustable system allows players to fit their swings to a desired ball flight.($299)

5. SKYCADDIE GOLF LINX GT GPS WATCH

This stand-alone model features 35,000 preloaded courses worldwide (no fee) and provides critical distances to the front, center and the back of the greens. SkyGolf technology also pinpoints up to 40 hazards, bunkers, carries, water, the end of the fairway and lay-ups per hole. The LINX GT is the first range finder with a built-in shot tracking system that, when combined with a set of 14 SkyGolf SmartTags, tracks the club, location and distance of each shot. ($299.95; $349.95 with game tracker)

6. KLVN GOLF BAG

For those times when you need a carry/stand bag or when cart-path-only situations force you to bring multiple clubs, this two-in-one system makes it all doable with just the press of a button. Made from a durable yet lightweight injection-molded plastic, the bag is completely customizable. It features detachable pockets, concealed rubber wheels, and a vented umbrella pocket. The no-fabric design allows for easy cleaning. ($389)

7. BAGBOY CHILLER CART BAG 

The Chiller Cart Bag features a hidden, removable insulated pocket that holds up to six 12-ounce cans. There’s pockets for valuables, golf tools, balls, gloves and umbrellas, plus rain-hood and towel rings. ($199)

8. TATHATA 60-DAY GOLF TRAINING PROGRAM

Think how much your golf game would improve if you had a golf instructor, yoga teacher and personal trainer. The Tathata 60-Day In-Home Golf Training Program gives you all of those—in the form of an online, streaming service designed to transform your mind, body and golf swing. ($179; $228.95 with DVD)

9. OGIO UMBRELLA

This premium golf umbrella offers a whimsical twist: blue sky printed on the inside panel to make even the foulest of days appear sunny. The 68-inch size provides large coverage, with an extra long handle and push-button auto open. ($59)

10. PRECISION PRO GPS GOLF BAND

The newest offering from Precision Pro is one of the thinnest, lightest, most comfortable GPS wearables on the market. With 34,000 preloaded courses and no subscription necessary, the band comes with all the bells and whistles that are now standard, plus the biggest improvement of all: a clear, concise face for easy reading. ($179)

11. HIGH-TOPS FOR THE COURSE

Cool styling aside, the Puma Ignite Hi-Top is constructed for increased stability and cushioning. Made of premium leather with a perforated pigskin lining and perfect-fit Velcro strap, this tour-proven shoe provides support while allowing for natural movement, with a two-year waterproof guarantee. ($200)

12. NIKE FLYKNIT CHUKKA

Part of the beauty of the Nike FlyKnit Chukka is in its manufacturing, which begins with a featherweight, formfitting one-piece upper. The upper technology is supportive, lightweight and allows for natural flexibility. Building upon the Nike Free-inspired sole unit, a golf-specific toe and heel have been added for superior traction and water-resistance elements.($190)

13. BANG-UP BELTS

If you can’t hit it long like Dustin Johnson or putt like Jordan Spieth, you can still look better than your playing partners. Start by making a statement in the middle. After all, some of the coolest golf fashion touches start at the waist. (From left to right: OGIO Reversible belt, $40; Oakley Signature Elipse belt, $50; Nexbelt Eagle Black belt, $49; Cobra/Puma Extension belt, $45; Adidas Three Stripe belt, $20)

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