After a long winter, golfers around the nation are slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things. This year, much like in year’s past, there are a slew of new, innovative inventions that are geared toward the sport of golf.
It just so happens that the 2014 Masters is underway today; so, we thought, what better way to tee off this prestigious tournament than with a blog about some new golf inventions? Let’s start with some innovative technology that can be used the next time you hit the links.
In an effort to better their game, golfers are always looking for new inventions to help them play their best. There is one invention in particular that can help golfers gain a newfound sense of confidence and accuracy on the course; and, that is through the innovation of range finders.
The range finder informs the golfer of their yardage for more than just the flagstick. Additionally, this invention gives golfers a better grasp at the distance between targets and is accurate to within a few yards of the mark. This invention comes in handy for those golfers who don’t trust the yardage markers located on the course.
On par with the range finder, there is another invention that is geared toward helping golfers make the most of their time on the green. A golf GPS is an innovation that is frequently being used by golfers today. This global positioning device can help a golfer better navigate the golf course, in addition to recording and saving their scores and statistics. Furthermore, these systems usually include a map of the course, which marks your location on the green and the precise distances between you, your ball and the hole. For those advanced systems, they even provide satellite images of the course. But, if you’d rather have a more compact golf GPS, there are apps that can be downloaded to your mobile device. And, in the realm of wearable technology, companies are inventing their own innovation in the form of a golf GPS watch, too!
Golfing isn’t just about the actual sport, it’s also about the fashion and Nike is never short on innovative golf-wear inventions. The Nike Lightweight Innovation Color Polo is a perfect example. The framework of this polo includes a new seam construction that allows for optimal movement. Rather than stitched, the seam is bonded so that it lies more closely to the body. Designers even shifted the seam towards the upper back, so that it wouldn’t run across the shoulders. This invention design allows for maximized movement through the swing, free of interferences!
From head to toe, golfers want to look their best and the latest innovation in the form of spikeless golf shoes is no exception! There has been an evolution of sorts in the world of golf shoes over the years. Now, spikeless shoes are overshadowing plastic spikes as plastic spikes once overshadowed metal spikes in the 1990s.
These shoes are equipped with nubs on the soles that are specifically designed to support the foot and make the shoes stay connected to the ground when golfers swing his or her club. This makes for good traction, which then enables the golfer to swing without slipping on the green.
These features play an important role in keeping the golfer from getting injured and can help improve their performance by enhancing the distribution of the golfer’s body weight to his or her feet. Let’s not forget spikeless golf shoes are fashionable and mimic the look and style of a fashionable pair of athletic shoes.
From inventions that measure distances on the green and everything in between and innovative, fashionable clothing, whether you are an average Joe or a PGA Pro, these inventions are helping golfers far and wide refine their game!
Copyright Davison 2014