Accessories Buyer's Guide 2007

Think the only things that make you a better golfer are clubs and balls? Well, think again. There?s a lot more to the game and it can all fit right in your bag.

We live in a modern world, where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, from mapping our commutes via onboard navigation systems to wearing clothing with materials specifically designed to wick away moisture to capturing moments in time with our cell phones. We’re happy to report that the golf world isn’t immune to many of the same technological advancements. 

Each year it seems someone raises the bar and introduces a new product that changes the way we see and play the game. This year, in particular, a number of offerings (waterproof bags, “smart” golf carts, color-screened GPS yardage readers and golf specific eyewear, to name a few) have captured our imagination. They’re evidence that technology is not, as some would argue, ruining the game, but making it more a fun, efficient and enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.

Check out the latest offerings. We think you’ll like what you see.

Eyewear

Callaway Hybrid Series Callaway Hybrid Series
www.callawayeyewear.com
$130
Four unique frame designs make up Callaway Eyewear’s Hybrid Series, their fourth and newest lineup of golf course specific glasses. The new collection sees the blend of magnesium and hi-tech alloys that result in durable frames with superior weight distribution. The H302-SL (shown) protect the eyes, but also look pretty sharp, too.


Sunbuster Sports Enhancement SunBuster Sports Enhancement
www.sunbuster.info
$140
With over 150 Tour professionals and caddies using SunBuster’s trademark “purple” PuttReaders lenses every week, you know they must be working. One reason is they bring out green contours and help clarify your playing area. Another feature is how well they protect your eyes from the damaging UVA/UVB rays. They are, as the Sunbuster Website puts it, “like safety belts for the eyes.”


Tifosi Slip Tifosi Slip
www.tifosioptics.com
$60
Tifosi’s GT Lens technology (so named because they were designed for Golf and Tennis) features “object illumination,” which helps the user pick up ballflight. The “Slip” (shown) comes with three interchangeable lenses, a standard of many Tifosi offerings. With 100 percent UVA and UVB protection and Glare Guard™, they’ll not only look good, but also protect you from the sun’s harsh rays.


Peakvision Sports Peakvision Sports EL1
www.peakvisionsports.com
$229-$469
PeakVision’s newest offering, the EL0 model, weighs just over 11 grams. How do they do it? Well, the EL0 is made from pure titanium, the same material that made metal drivers a hit. Its slender frame makes the EL0 perfect for smaller faces, while its larger compatriot, the EL0 Regular, is a little bit heavier (due to a larger lens). Both come with PeakVision’s patented Dual Zone lens technology.




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