Golf Gifts for the Golf Nerd
November 19, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- November 19, 2018
ES14 ADVANCED LAUNCH MONITOR
Ernest Sports offers several different high-end launch monitors, and this one may hit the sweet spot. The ES14 Pro launch monitor delivers critical data instantly and affordably. The unit offers a wide range of statistical information including club speed, launch angle, ball speed, smash factor, spin rate and distance, and users can combine it with the free ES14 app.
MARK BROADIE’S GOLFMETRICS APP
The Golfmetrics app tracks your performance with the same Strokes Gained statistics that have revolutionized the PGA TOUR. Golfmetrics is available on both Apple and Android phones. The app also tracks traditional statistics. Strokes Gained statistics give a more accurate assessment of your performance, allowing you to better focus your limited practice time and track your improvement.
THE GOLFING MACHINE BOOK
Used copies approximately $65
Bryson DeChambeau first read Homer Kelley’s somewhat controversial – and certainly intriguing -- book when he was 15 years old. He’s a believer ... and now a five-time TOUR winner. "The book has been misunderstood," DeChambeau told Golf Digest. "Because it's based on science, people assume it's going to dictate that you swing one way, when actually the principles allow for all sorts of individual differences. It's just going to look different with every body type. That's the key that drew me to it: It's about the individual. I want people to understand that golf is not just a one-way street, that you can do it a bunch of different ways."
ARCCOS CADDIE SMART SENSORS
This second-generation system features 14 sensors – one for every club - and access to golf's Smartest Caddie, powered by Artificial Intelligence. Golf's first and only fully automatic shot-tracking system seamlessly records and analyzes every shot, provides "Plays Like" distances to any point on the course and Tour Analytics to help any player make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores.
BUSHNELL PRO X2 RANGEFINDER
The Pro X2 has rubber armored metal housing that makes the device fully IPX7 waterproof, range capabilities of up to 1,300 yards (450-plus yards to a flag), 2nd Generation E.S.P. (Extreme. Speed. Precision.) and PinSeeker with JOLT Technology. Dual Display Technology allows users to easily toggle between the bright red display featuring VDT (Vivid Display Technology) or the crisp black display.
WILSON CORTEX DRIVER
The Driver vs. Driver 2 winner on Golf Channel, this Cortex driver from designer Evan Hoffman is covered with 44 percent carbon fiber for precise weight distribution and maximum adjustability, offers sliding adjustable weights and Wilson’s longest slide track, and comes with a Fast Fit hosel system with six adjustable loft options.