Smart golf gadgets that could improve your game
While pro golfers have to rely on skill alone to shoot a low score, for amateurs there is some help. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das shows you some golf gadgets that you can use on the course that will both improve your game.
>> Golf can be a frustrating game. Trying to get that little white ball in the hole can be a challenge for even the most skilled players. But we found some golf gadgets that might make your next golf outing more enjoyable and may even improve your game. If you want to be a great golfer you need a great putting game and the iPING putter app could be the answer. The device tracks and evaluates your putting stroke. First download the iPING app to your iPhone. Then attach this cradle to your putter. The app records our putting swing. It logs the tempo and angle of your putts. The goal is to make your short game more consistent by training you to putt the same way each time. Another nifty device to help your putting game is the Green Pro. Now this may not necessarily make you a better putter, but it could help your back from going out. Put the device on the handle of your golf club. Now you can fix your divots and retrieve your ball without bending down. It even has a spot to stash your pencil for score keeping. Next is the Bushnell laser range finder. This gadget will help you measure the distance from your ball to the hole. They work like binoculars. Look through the viewfinder and it hones in on the flag and calculates your distance from the pin. It works up to 300 yards from the flag, in case you can hit it that far. If you play golf, you know how easy it can be to lose your ball in the rough. And at five bucks a pop, these are expensive. But the Prazza golf ball finder solves that problem. The balls are equipped with an RFI D-chip inside. Lose your ball and the pocket sized detector helps locate it Beeping sound from a distance up to 110 yards. Golf has gotten its fair share of criticism for not being eco friendly, mainly because of the large amounts of water and land it consumes. But there are a couple of things you can do to make your game a little greener. The Dixon Earth Eco-Friendly golf balls are 100 percent recyclable. Why does this matter? Well, most of today's golf balls are made with heavy metal pollutant that don't decompose well in landfills; not so good for the environment. Try these and you'll be taking care of the planet. We also found these sustainable tees by Eco Golf. Most eco tees are made of wood with the eco-friendly tees are biodegradable and will break down faster during composting. They also last up to 25 times longer than wood tees, which is better for the environment and they come in different colors too, in case you want to spice up your game. There you have it, our golf gadget guide; some to improve your guide, some to save you money and others just good for the environment. See you on the lakes.