Gadgets for Golf – Gadgets and Gifts


Are you a gadget golfer that loves the latest gadget to make your Golf more fun? I have to say some of the latest devices are pretty useful, especially the Para Golfer and the Shadow Caddie; I was taken aback by these innovations, especially to read that they are already in service on some golf courses’ Web Posting Mart.

Para golfer

Have you seen the Para golfer Buggy? This is the most impressive piece of equipment. It is an electric buggy with a chair lift that raises the disabled golfer upright, a leg harness secures the legs, and the upper body is supported so the disabled golfer can make a proper golf swing action. Then the support collapses with the chair seat taking the disabled person back to the sitting position and driving the Buggy after the ball. This remarkable Para-golfer Buggy truly enables the disabled golfer to pursue the passion that is Golf.

Gadgets and GiftsShadow Caddie

Another amazing gadget that caught my attention is a golf buggy named Shadow Caddie. This cute little Buggy is not for sitting on; it just carries your golf bag, and believe it or not, with no physical contact, it follows you around the golf course. You take a homing device in your pocket to control it. At the moment, though, you will have to make your own decision regarding club selection; not carrying your bag up and down them, their hills have to be a major plus. You could leave the wife at home. LoL.

Shadow Caddy is a completely new golf Buggy, except you do not ride on it; you are free to enjoy your walk and concentrate on your game without the distraction of dragging your clubs around. A robotic caddy faithfully follows you around the course, carrying your bags just like a human caddy, but without the on-course knowledge and encouragement. You settle your bag on your Shadow Caddy, and off you go, no fiddling with remote controls; you carry a transmitter with you, and off you go. This Shadow Caddy is available at several courses in Australia and is now trialing in the United Kingdom at The Buckingham Shire Golf Club. I have not seen this clever golf gadget in the US yet, though I suspect it will not belong.

Golf Swing Analyzer Watch

Notwithstanding these amazing devices, along comes a Watch like no other; this one analyses your golf swing, Tempo, Rhythm, Backswing Length, and Clubhead speed, and it tells the time how good it is. You can monitor your golf swing whenever you play or practice; this is a must-have gadget. Other Golf gadgets include, of course, the Golf GPS Device.

Golf GPS Devices

The Golf GPS stands for [Global Positioning System]. This is the, find me anywhere in the world satellite tracking gadget. With most GPS units, you must register with a tracking system, usually with the unit maker: Bushnell, Golf Buddy, or Ski Caddie. This sometimes results in a monthly charge as in membership, and you will have to register for the courses you play. If you wish to use your GPS device on a golf course that is not on your Tracking register, you must contact your membership and register for that course. Once done, the course will stay on the system, so you will not have to re-register to play that course in a few months.

Laser Range Finders

Yet another popular Golf Gadget is the Laser Range Finder. Here we have a similar device to a pair of binoculars, except this unit fires a laser beam at your chosen target. The beam bounces back to your device, which then electronically calculates the time it took for the shaft to send and receive, thus calculating the target’s distance, be it a flag, green, hazard, or your ball position. The resulting data is shown to you through the lens vision. This device must not be registered as it does not use Global Positioning Systems. It is self-contained and does not rely on outside influences such as satellites. You switch on point to the target, push a button, and receive the measurement required. As with all these devices, the GPS and the laser Range Finders, there are many makes and models, such as Bushnell or Nikon, so you must research the device you choose before purchasing.