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Tee off with the Golf Ball Mouse

Posted in Golf by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2008

Tee off with the Golf Ball Mouse
This is probably not the best mouse to use gaming-wise. But Golf fans will have fun hitting a tiny ball in the hole either with the mouse that resembles a squished golfball or included putter. It even comes with the mousepad, looking like the green, and a flag.

Great for getting some game play in on those rainy days where you would otherwise get hit by lightning. The mouse, not content with being an ordinary flattened ball, will also light up in several colors. No word on price, but I’m guessing it won’t cost very much, since it won’t actually improve your skill.

“Follow Me” Golf caddy follows old rich dudes

Posted in Golf by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2008

“Follow Me” Golf caddy follows old rich dudes
The “follow-me golf caddy” also known as The Shadow Caddy, has a thing for old rich dudes on the Golf course. It follows them around without the use of any form of remote control, so they don’t have to drag their clubs around when not in a golf cart.

It’s cheaper than hiring a human caddy and leaves them free to concentrate on the ball. The device works by using a transmitter worn on the body of the user and uses multiple on-board CPUs and a collision detection system to navigate the fairways. It won’t improve the Golf game of old rich dudes, just like it won’t improve their fashion sense, but it will make them feel important.

Air Force Golf Ball Launcher will improve your game

Posted in Golf by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2008

Air Force Golf Ball Launcher will improve your game
I don’t play golf. Mostly because I suck at it and I don’t get the point of hitting a ball with a metal stick, driving to that ball, then hitting it again, and again. But the Air Force Golf Ball Launcher would make the game fun and even if I still suck, I’ll have a powerful gun to shoot people with.

The idea is that handicapped people who can’t swing a club can still get in on the action. The designer of the launcher created the product after his father had a stroke and was left without the ability to use an arm and a leg. It allowed him to continue to hit the golf course with his father. The Air Force will launch a golf ball from a few feet to up to 300 yards. This could be the beginning of a new breed of golf.

Golf simulator is amazing & expensive

Posted in Golf by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2008

Golf simulator is amazing & expensive
Like golf? Want a simulator that absolutely kicks ass? Got $55,000? Well, to quote Meatloaf, “Two out of three ain’t bad”. But if you do have 55 grand to burn, you might want to pick up this golf simulator called Full Swing Golf. Oh, you’ll also need a spare 20 x 13 x 10.5 foot room to park it in.

Once you’ve overcome those hurdles, you can practice your golfing skills from the comfort of your own home. The huge screen is actually powered by a windows based PC which will let you play on golf courses from around the world at the touch of a button. The picture is projected on the large screen and you basically hit balls onto it. Two 360 degree curtains of infra-red beams emit 60000 pulses per second and will track the trajectory, speed and other details of the ball. Check out a video after the jump.

The Big Daddy Driver: lawn care & Golf in one

Posted in Golf,Outdoors by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2007

The Big Daddy Driver

Alot of people practice their golf swing in their yard and end up wacking their lawn due to a horrible swing. Whether you are Arnold Palmer or just some backyard hopeful, why not actually trim your lawn while practicing that swing. You know, on purpose and neatly.

The Big Daddy Driver looks like a large golf club, but it’s really a working weed wacker. It will fit inside your golf bag, so surprise your friends when your ball lands in the rough, by clearing the area and taking a swing. Runs on 6AA batteries.(Not sure how much weedwacking can be done with 6 AA’s, but I guess you’ll find out)

DiXX Digital Putter for the high-tech golfer

Posted in Golf,PDAs by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2007

DiXX Digital Putter

Whether you need to improve your golf game or just plain learn the art, the DiXX Digital Putter will drastically improve your putting skills. That’s because it uses an onboard PDA-like computer to monitor your swing. The “inertial navigation system” keeps track of when and where the putter hits the ball, along with a “micro electrical mechanical system” that monitors the motion of your swing. With that information, the the putter can figure out how good your putt was, so it can provide feedback in 5 areas. DiXX tracks the swing path, impact position, face angle, swing tempo and speed balance.

You don’t even need to remove the computer from the putter to navigate the computer menu system. Just twist your wrist.

Star Trek Enterprise putter for the golf course

Posted in Golf,Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2007

Golfsmith Star Trek Enterprise PutterI’m not much of a golfer myself, but if I was, the Golfsmith Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 putter would be a great way to scare the ladies away and get my geek on.

In fact I would say that this is a must for that rare breed of golfer/Trekkie in your life. The retail price on these is $130 and they will be an extremely limited run of…you guessed it, a quantity of 1701.

Golf Watch Analyzes Your Swing

Posted in Golf,Watches by Darrin Olson on May 18th, 2007

Golf Swing Analyzing WatchThis golf swing analyzing watch from Hammacher Schlemmer uses 3 accelerometers built into the small frame to analyze your and improve your swing, and without a doubt looks better to us than some big contraption you wear to constrict your movements.

This golfing watch has measurements of tempo, rhythm, the length of your backswing and the speed of you club head for multiple clubs, and does it all from your wrist. The watch can also keep score for two golfers and when entering the information you can specify if the shot was a shot off the tee, in the fairway or putting for statistics on your strokes later on. Since it is a wrist watch the couldn’t design it without a clock along with a calendar, alarm and stopwatch. This way you’re not needing to wear a real watch on your other wrist.

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Stewart Golf X3 Remote Golf Cart

Posted in Games,Golf,Outdoors,Personal Transport by Chetz on December 18th, 2006

Stewart Golf X3 Remote TrolleyThe Stewart Golf X3 Remote Trolley is the ultimate cart for carrying your clubs. Not only is this trolley motorized, but it is designed to be controlled by a remote control to allow you to direct it from up to 50 meters away.

The remote control allows you to run it forward and backward at 4 different speeds, as well as turn right and left. You can define the speeds yourself ahead of time and they are remembered the next time you use the cart. With the remote you can send the cart away after you get your clubs and bring it back when you are ready.

The X3M is a trolley built with the same frame but without the remote control. The functionality is pretty much the same, but you have to do it from the cart. You can however send the …

SureShot GPS Golf Range Finder and Stats Recorder

Posted in Golf,GPS,Outdoors by Darrin Olson on October 29th, 2006

Sureshot GPS If you happen to be looking for a great golf gadget for the coming holiday season or an occasion, you will want to check out the Sureshot GPS. This small GPS enabled device come loaded with a large number of convenient features that can potentially be used on any golf course around the world.

For it’s simplest use, the Sureshot GPS can be used to measure your distance to the hole at the pin position for the day, along with distances to the center, front and back of the green from your current position. You can load up to 10 different courses into the device at a time with up to 33 recorded points for each hole identifying items such as hazards and the green.

As you are golfing you can also record statistical information about your play such as strokes, putts, elapsed playing time, …