2012 Buyer's Guide Shoes And Accessories
Who says the game is played with just clubs and balls?
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Ever wonder why some golf courses' yardage is incorrect on your GPS? Well, SkyCaddie says it's because the preloaded information is often out of date. To avoid any yardage hiccups, the company has unveiled its newest offering, the SGXw, a Wi-Fi-enabled device that allows you to access updated course info wherever Wi-Fi is available.
skycaddie.com | $400
The latest GPS unit from Garmin is the Approach G6, a light, slim unit that can fit inside your shirt pocket. What's best however is that it comes preloaded with 25,000 worldwide golf courses and has no hidden fees or subscriptions. Keep track of all kinds of stats and adjust for that day's pin placement. It's a caddie in your pocket. And you don't have to tip it.
garmin.com | $300
Clarity, precision and speed. Bushnell promises to deliver all three in their new Tour Z6 rangefinder. It's the company's smallest and most technically advanced rangefinder to date. Vertically configured, it boasts an improved contrast and a brighter digital readout, plus its E.S.P. (Extreme Speed Precision) provides yardage quickly and accurately.
bushnellgolf.com | $399
The first golf GPS watch to include information about hazards, the WR62 from Expresso Satellite Navigation also tracks your shot's distance, and gives you access to the yardage to the front and back of the green.
golfesn.com | $180
Two new lightweight models have debuted from Tifosi. Called SEEK and SEEK FC, they both have an adjustable hydraulic rubber temple and nose pad for a custom fit. Both fit small to medium-sized faces and are molded from a flexible material called Grilamid TR-90. Comes in many color schemes. Available with GT lens, which is made specifically for our sport.
tifosioptics.com | $150-$90
Made from 100% bamboo, and nearly unbreakable, the FATTEE from Zero Friction is thicker than your traditional wood golf tee and provides unparalleled strength for better performance.
zerofriction.com | $6.99/60 tees
The full-color, weather-resistant CoursePro Elite from Celestron holds 100 courses, features scorecard data and analysis, hazard maps and even the ability to create a new course. It measures distances to the front, middle and back of the green, and includes a mini USB cable, belt clip, carry pouch and AC adapter. Comes in both black and white colors.
celestrongolf.com | $149
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