“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” That’s the advice of Jack Nicklaus. One of the greatest golfers of all-time, the American nicknamed the Golden Bear won 117 tournaments during his glittering career and was fully aware of that age old saying, ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard’.
Nicklaus knows what he is talking about. But we’re realists. We know that alongside talent and hard work, you need the best gear. That’s the final part of the holy trinity that will really help your golf swing this autumn.
Last year there were 642,240 registered golfers in the UK, but that figure is expected to rise sharply as golf clubs across the country reported steep rises in new members after the lockdown. Follow our lead and set yourself up with the best equipment and get the edge on your golfing buddies. You’ll never regret it...
Motocaddy M7 Remote Electric Trolley
This is one handy piece of kit for the very reason you can now go hands-free when moving your clubs around the golf course. The biggest-selling brand of its kind on the planet, Motocaddy’s M-Series range uses a remote handset to move the trolley forward, back, left and right. It’s fully rechargeable, all you have to do is stick it in the trolley’s own USB port. Simple.
With the SlimFold system, the trolley is compact and easy to transport, and it also boasts a brilliant high-resolution LCD screen, which even under sunlight, will still be as clear as day.
Marketing Manager Oliver Churcher said on it’s release this summer, “The M7 Remote offers golfers the ultimate in terms of responsive control and uses cutting-edge technology to provide enhanced usability and take remote functionality to a completely new level.” The future is now the present.
Leupold GX 2i3 Rangefinder
Find the hole and fire it up, the Rangefinder will instantly let you know the distance and which club to go for to hit your intended target. Leaving you to concentrate on your swing.
Calculating the weather and any slopes that could hinder play, you’ll only have yourself to blame if you finish over par when you have this little baby providing a helping hand.
It even boasts a fog mode, pretty handy indeed for those early winter mornings.
Adidas Tour360 XT golf shoe
We all know you can’t go wrong with adidas when it comes to sporting goods and these golf shoes look the part too. The Tour360 XT are dubbed ‘comfortable shoes built to handle the elements’ meaning they certainly tick the boxes for the season.
Built to improve and boost your performance, the lightweight shoe will help your arch support and control your foot movement, thanks to its Torsion Tunnel technology. A wide fit and made from premium leather, they come in cloud white, dark silver metallic and silver metallic. These are classic, slick and will have you looking the business. Walk the walk.
Another plus, there is even a model minus the spikes, meaning you can even wear the Tour360 XT away from the golf course. If that’s your thing...
If you’re a golfing beginner or just never been any good despite years of trying, this swingless golf club will suddenly make the sport a breeze.
The world’s first piston powered driver, designed by a former aerospace engineer, it will have you whacking balls up to 200 yards without breaking sweat. Line up, flick the switch and watch the ball fly.
The days of swinging, missing and breaking your club in anger are long gone. This is a gamechanger.
Garmin Golf Watch
We love the Marq Golfer from Garmin because it is essentially a caddy on your wrist.
Boasting a PlaysLike Distance feature, this nifty gadget can recognise how far you’ve hit a ball and even how the weather affected it’s flight. Cool, eh? It will then give you advice on how to approach the green and you can even review your hitting and performance.
Once it really gets to know you, after five rounds on the same course is all it takes, this Garmin watch will advise you on which club to use and just how fast you need to hit. The virtual caddy is your friend, your bestest friend and will help you all the way to golf glory.