Get ready to hit the green with the best golf technology of the season. In each episode, our Technically Speaking host, Andru Edwards, highlights his favorite tech products in three categories: speed, choice and control. Because National is a proud partner of the PGA of America, this week we are talking golf. Here are his favorite tech gadgets to have handy before you tee up:
Speed: Game Golf Live
What it is: GPS real-time automatic shot tracking system
Available at: www.gamegolf.com
Game Golf Live is a wearable GPS device that communicates with sensor tags attached to the top of the grip on each club to instantly track your activity on the green. The integrated software platform automatically captures performance data in real time and allows you to access it through your phone.
Choice: Last Minute Golfer
What it is: Smartphone app that finds last minute tee times in more than 80 cities worldwide
Available at: iTunes, Google Play
If you have ever been on a business trip and found yourself with extra time to golf a few rounds but didn’t know where to go, the Last Minute Golfer app is for you. It uses a GPS system to find same-day or next-day tee times close to you and lets you instantly book directly through the app.
Control: Smart Coach Training System by Zepp
What it is: Training platform that includes a multi-sport sensor and free app to analyze your swing
Available at: www.zepp.com
The Smart Coach Training System is a sensor that attaches to your golf glove and analyzes your swing. The 3D swing analysis instantly evaluates the areas you can improve on including club speed, club plane, tempo and backswing length. It also has personalized video training programs from PGA and LPGA Players to help you improve your game.