What’s New in Golf – Views from the PGA Show
An exciting part of the elite PGA Tour for both players and spectators is the Merchandise Show, where leading innovators display and model cutting-edge products that improve golf games and practices. With the new technology, you can study your performance on golf courses, enhance your swing, and have more comfortable golf games. Some of the top golf companies are also working to help you reduce your carbon footprint on golf courses. These stunning products and innovative designs were on display during the PGA Tour Merchandise Show in Florida this year and will be available for purchase all year long.
Reusable Packaging For Golf Shoes: Being on the PGA leaderboard today isn’t just about excelling in golf; it’s also about being a leader in the golf community. True Linkswear golf shoes are no longer delivering their shoes in a box that will get thrown away. Their PGA Tournament-level shoes will now come in a stylish and reusable bag. The company’s creative director, Jason Moore, the brother of top golf player Ryan Moore, encourages golfers to use this bag to store balls, carry beers, or pack a change of clothes. PGA golf today isn’t just about high-quality golf; it’s also about preserving the beauty of nature that makes so many golf courses spectacular.
GolfBuddy Smartwatch: Smartwatches have changed many players’ golf games and improved their abilities to analyze the course. One of the top golf smartwatches is being launched later this year through a partnership between GolfBuddy and the mobile phone giant Samsung. If you’re aiming for the PGA leaderboard today or just looking to beat the competition at your local course, the Samsung Watch by GolfBuddy has GPS technology that maps out the greens, showing undulations and distances on the course. Golfers who already own a Samsung smartwatch will be able to download the app for a one-time fee and start playing PGA Tournament-level games today.
Mobile Hitting Net: Making it to the PGA Tournament doesn’t happen overnight. It requires hours of practice and repetitive drills to make it on the PGA leaderboard today. The Quick-Up Range is one of the most innovative products for PGA golf today. In less than a minute PGA Championship hopefuls can pop up and collapse the mobile training net. It’s resilient design and chipping net will give you the perfect set up to practice anywhere. While the deluxe version folds out to almost 40 feet, the smaller size is perfect to take on the road.
Guided Knowledge Smart Suit: This year, the United Investor’s Association’s Pinnacle Award for best in show went to Guided Knowledge’s smart suit. This base layer of clothing is embedded with sensors that analyze your form as you swing. Information about your angle, speed, and direction is processed with an intricate algorithm and can then be sent to your coach. The analysis will fine tune your game, giving you a PGA Championship-level swing.
PGA golf today is evolving thanks to new technologies, innovative designs, and environmentally-conscious choices. The products on the market allow golfers to analyze their practices like never before. As the PGA Championship approaches, improve your game with these new innovations and technologies.