October 4 is National Golf Lover’s Day — originally instituted by the PGA of America as a vehicle for charity events, but now a great reason to just get out and play (for charity or otherwise). So why not celebrate with a cool high-tech swing trainer or analyzer that will help you love the game even more? Here are a few ideas.
PHIGOLF SIMULATOR AND SWING TRAINER CLUB
This new smartphone-based system from British company Phi Networks is easy to set up on your phone, easy to stream to your TV and an absolute joy to use and play with. The training club also happens to help you groove your move with its weighted head. PhiGolf’s 10-gram portable motion sensor, mounted on your golf clubs or the swing trainer club, detects clubhead speed, swing path, tempo, face angle, attack angle, and estimated carry distance, allowing you to adjust and coach your own swings. Record and analyze your golf swings in 3D on the app. Connect your smartphone to your big screen wirelessly or by using an HDMI cable for an even more immersive virtual golf experience. PhiGolf offers 7 game modes to make your golf practice more fun. Includes Stroke Play, Driving Range, Nearest to Hole, Approach Shot, and Putting.
Golf Tips has been testing this gadget recently and loves its smooth interface and pleasing feedback. It’s a video game with serious golf learning cred.