June 2010

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

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Sonocaddie’s new touch-screen V500 (15 courses for $29.95, 100 courses for $49.95) comes preloaded with 16,000 U.S. golf courses in a color course layout, and the options to download a total of 22,000 worldwide courses. It stores a total of 30,000 courses, features a scorecard and has no annual fees. sonocaddie.com

Rulesixteen ($15) from rule golf is a streamlined divot-repair tool and ball marker that features a rectangular shape and makes it easier to visually extend the line of your putt and aim better. Its one-of-a-kind ergonomic design and well-weighted, metal body sport a slide-action ball marker. ruletwentyone.com

Club Glove’s new HotStepper II Bag ($129) is a lightweight stand bag for golfers who love to walk. Weighing only three and a half pounds, the second-generation bag is the company’s lightest stand bag to date, offering supreme functionality. The HotStepper II includes a collapsible leg stand, five pockets, a dual shoulder strap that converts to a single strap for caddies and a functional lumbar pad for maximum comfort. clubglove.com

The tailor-cut Pure Touch Limited Glove ($28) from FootJoy is made from some of the softest, most exclusive Cabretta leather we’ve ever felt. In fact, it felt so luxurious—almost like a thin layer of air on our hands—that we felt guilty gripping a club with it. Comes in a sophisticated package design and in five sizes. Available only in a limited number of shops. footjoy.com

Featuring the same innovative and eco-friendly design of the original Epoch, the new Epoch-S3 ($8.99/50) incorporates the company’s Sweet Spot System that takes the guesswork out of consistently teeing at the proper height by aligning the ball with the driver’s “sweet spot,” assuring optimum distance on every drive. And they’re made out of recycled materials. evolvegolf.com

The La Fresh Golf Pack ($5.99) includes three insect-repellent wipes, three SPF 30 sunscreen wipes, two shoe-shine wipes and two deodorant wipes. In particular, the sunscreen wipes are a great alternative to bottles and tubes that make a mess in your golf bag and make your hands greasy. lafreshgroup.com

Having mapped more than 25,000 courses worldwide, it makes sense that GolfLogix ($39/year) made its software available for smartphones. The new GolfLogix smartphone software not only gives precise yardage, but also tracks your stats. It runs on iPhones, Blackberrys, Google’s Android and Nokia Symbian models. On March 1, the company introduced the upgraded version 1.2 of its smartphone software, resulting in nearly two dozen upgrades that improve its functionality and graphics. For more information, visit the iTunes store or golflogix.com


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