Golf Gotta Haves
Five new items to improve your score and deepen your enjoyment of the game.
K4 Mid-Weight Heavy Putter™$119.95
You may never hit your drives as far as John Daly, but there’s no reason you can’t putt even better. Daly began his comeback on the PGA Tour by adding the K4 Mid-Weight Heavy Putter™ from Boccieri Golf to his bag. This classic heel shafted “toe-droop” blade incorporates the company’s patented weighting technology in a new 750 gm category. Each mid-weight putter also uses a proprietary shaft with a 200 gram weight inserted in the butt end to give the golfer more control of the stroke and produce a balance point that eliminates wristy action.
Bionic Performance Series Glove™$29.95
Looking for even more technology to aid your game? See what a triple-row finger-grip system, elongated surround flexion zones and mid-axis longitudinal seam placements do for your scores. These are some of the 44 unique anatomical features of the new Performance Series Glove from Bionic™. “This glove is a mirror image of the natural three-dimensional shape of the hand,” says Jim Kleinert, M.D., an orthopedic hand surgeon who heads R&D for the company. Former Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger says it more simply: “This glove feels great from the moment you put it on.”
Under The Apple Tree $15.00
Is St. Andrew’s Golf Club in Hastings truly the home of golf in America? Find out in the Westchester Historical Society’s Under The Apple Tree, a history of golf in the county written by Dr. William Quirin, official historian of the Metropolitan Golf Association. Among the issue’s many treasures are dozens of pictures, old and new, of golf then and now in Westchester county. Among them are photos of Gene Sarazen playing night golf in Briarcliff and Annika Sorenstam teeing off at the JAL Big Apple Classic at Wykagyl. The book can be ordered directly from www.westchesterhistory.com.
The Little One™ $119.95
GlenArbor Head Golf Professional Brian Crowell says, “If you can hit the ball cleanly with this club, you can score.” The Little One™ from Pure Solid Perfect Golf is just what the name implies, a golf club with a smaller-than-normal head that forces you to focus on the job at hand—hitting the ball in the center of the clubface. The pros recommend you start training with the club on chip shots, then move farther away from the green gradually. The awareness of having a more specific and smaller target is a remarkably good way to sharpen your swing.
SkyCaddie® with SGX SmartClub™ $399.95
The SkyCaddie® SGX™ boasts a sleek new design with a large 3” easy-to-read, transflective LCD screen that provides brilliant color images even in the brightest sunlight. An omni-directional, high performance GPS antenna locks quickly onto more satellites in all terrains and the product offers up to 30,000 pre-loaded, ground-verified maps. Optional SGX™ SmartClub Technology adds a wireless communication link to each club in a golfer’s bag, allowing the player to automatically track every shot with every club.