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Top Golf Tech to Reduce Your Handicap

There are a thousand and more things to think about while you’re on the golf course, not least which club you need to use next. So any gadgets, gear and accessories you can use to improve your game and make life of the fairway easier can only be beneficial in that crucial moment when focus becomes key. Whether it’s a method of training at home or cutting-edge gear you can use hole-after-hole these are some of the best golf gadgets to help reduce your handicap.

Motocaddy M-tech Electric Golf Trolley, £1,299

Motocaddy M-tech Electric Golf Trolley

Carrying a full set of clubs around for 18 holes has never been easy, so the electric trolleys from Motocaddy are a lifesaver. The latest model, the M-TECH, clips onto your golf bag carrying it around the course after you, with nine speed settings to match your perfect walking pace. It also has an integrated LCD touchscreen and Smartphone connectivity, which can calculate course distance, score tracking and shot measurement. It’s a weight off your back, letting you think about the important things.

Available at Motocaddy.

Bettinardi Studio Stock Series, £450 per club

Bettinardi Studio Stock Series

The putter specialist Bettinardi was established in 1998 by Robert Bettinardi, an innovative designer who popularised milled clubs by using jewellery grade equipment to make them more precise than ever before. The brand also developed arm-lock putter technology for a more stable putting experience and when the tiniest error can result in disaster, stability matters. The 2021 Studio Stock Series is a range of putters that feature a range of their best innovations and styles.

Available at Bettinardi.

TrackMan 4 Launch Monitor, £17,928

Trackman 4 Launch Monitor

If you want to get serious with some pro-level gear, the TrackMan 4 is for you. It’s the top end of golf launch monitors, measuring every conceivable variable regarding your swing. It uses Dual Radar Technology for maximum data quality and pick up rate and it can even register where on the club head you strike the ball without the need for additional markers. With all this information at your fingertips I challenge you not to improve.

Available at Golf Swing Systems.

Golf Swing Systems Exputt Putting Simulator, £549

Golf Swing Systems Exputt Putting Simulator

It’s not always possible to make it to a golf course when you want to, as the last year has taught us, so the ability to practice from home is essential. The Exputt Putting Simulator is easy to use and the camera plugs directly into your TV – meaning anywhere you have a TV can instantly become your practice green. It uses a highspeed camera to track your putt and calculate an accurate response in any number of weather and course conditions.

Available from Golf Swing Systems.

Garia Golf Cart, €13,999 EUR (Plus Optional Extras)

Garia Golf Cart

For the ultimate course-side comfort, you can’t go wrong with investing in a golf cart and the Garia is one of the most versatile around. It’s a chic and stylish little vehicle with multiple options including an inbuilt icebox and all the club and ball storage you could need. It’s powered by an efficient AC motor with a max speed of 19mph so you can get around the course at a fair nip. It’s your all-in-one personal transport, caddy and food storage device.

Available at Garia.

Garmin Approach Z80 Laser Range Finder, £579.99

Garmin Approach Z80 Laser Range Finder

There are so many gismos out there that measure your swing and game that it can be more than a bit overwhelming – whatever happened to grabbing a range finder and eyeballing it? Well, the Approach Z80 is the most accurate laser range finder on the market, boasting more than 41,000 course overlays and accuracy within 10” of the flag up to 320m. It also has a PlaysLike Distance feature to account for changes in elevation for that perfect shot.

Available at Garmin.

Tag Heuer Golf, £2,100

Tag Heuer Golf

Tag Heuer is the biggest high-end watchmaker that also produces connected golf watches using the same level of precision and care as their other horological creations. This is for the golfer that thinks style on the course is an important part of the game, afterall you can’t discount the confidence boost that feeling good on the fairway can give in a crucial swing. This is the closest to haute horology that a connected watch has ever got. The 45mm case is made from titanium and it comes with a unique white and green sports strap that further emphasises the golf aesthetic.

The OLED, touchscreen display has multiple functions, which includes the awesome ability to display a large range of Tag Heuer dials inspired by some of their most famous timepieces as well as a range of golf exclusive dials – meaning that you can customise the watch to suit any outfit. But this is not a case of style over substance and it has some great utility on the fairway. 3D course mapping, score card updates, statistics, shot and drive tracking and even club recommendations are all features available through using the Tag Heuer Golf in conjunction with the dedicated app that can synch with your smartphone.

Available at Tag Heuer.

About the author

Sam Kessler

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.

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