If you are not using a laser rangefinder on the course right now, you are making a huge mistake! If you really have no idea how far away you are from the hole, bunkers, water hazards, etc., this little electronic golfing gadget can take all of that frustration away. Have you ever been in a position where you’re not really sure which club to use, because you’re not sure what the distance is? This is exactly what these range finders are made for. Using laser technology, they can accurate measure the distance to any point… Continue reading…
From gadgets and gizmos, to trinkets and toys, every golfer loves electronics that help us improve our game! At the very least, we think it will make us better players. With today’s electronics you can accurately measure the distance to the hole, locate your lost ball, watch a map of the course and your location on your smartphone, determine the slope of the green, know the exact wind speed and direction, and so much more. The course has become a place where technology is readily available to do everything it can to make you play like Jack Nicklaus. At least we want to feel that way.
If you would like to read some in-depth analysis and reviews of many golf electronics, feel free to take a look at the articles located throughout this site. You can find them by following the linked images above, and the article links located in the columns to the right.If you are still reading this, let’s talk a little bit about one of my favorite golfing electronics- the lost ball finder.
“How The Lost Ball Finder Was Invented”
If there was ever a need for a true golf electronics, it was the lost golf ball finder. Everyone that has ever hit the ball on the links can relate to the frustration of nailing the little white ball, knowing exactly where it landed, riding or walking the 300 yards (we wish!) to get there, and not being able to find it. It is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world! You may spend what feels like hours looking for it. Your whole party is getting aggravated, the people behind you are hitting right on top of you, and you just want to scream! The last thing that you want to do is take a penalty and go back to hit again. Even worse, you don’t want to be a cheater and drop a ball while nobody is looking (unless you are George!). What is one to do?
The new solution is one of the greatest golf electronics made by mankind- the lost ball finder! If you can get within 100 yards or so of your lost ball, this gadget will find it for you. The basic concept is that you use special balls that have a RFD chip in them. You sync a handheld ball locator with the RFD chip. When you swing away, and can’t find it, you use the handheld set to locate it. It will accurately tell you exactly where you need to go to. It’s absolutely amazing!
I can not tell you what a difference this electronic gadget can make in your golfing game. Eliminating the frustration of wandering in the bushes is priceless to me. They are a little bit expensive, but it’s hard to put a price on feeling less stress.
The only idea for a better electronic/gadget golf device that I can think of is something where you can push a button and your ball will come back to you. Let’s say that you shank it. Instead of fetching another ball to play you mandatory mulligan, you hit a switch and it flies right back to your tee. Now that’s the lazy man’s electronics that I would pay good money on!