Every golfer wants to improve their game and bring their handicap down and these high-tech golfing gifts will help.
My Top High-Tech Golfing Gift Choice
As an amateur golfer it'd be a dream to have your own caddie alongside you to give you tips and advice before taking each shot. So give your favourite golfer a similar experience with this electronic caddie that give them all the info on the distance and wind conditions they need to select the right club and take the right shot.
Golf is a great hobby, but it can also be a really frustrating one.
Because it's not as easy as it looks.
And even when you're playing well and feel like you've mastered it, it just takes one bad hole to throw you off your game and have you wanting to wrap your club around the nearest tree!
So every amateur golfer will be constantly trying to work on and improve their swing, driving, chipping and putting skills.
Which means getting them a gift that can help them out with this process is a swinging idea.
And the good news is there are a wealth of gadgets and electronic training aids that do a great job of imrpoving their golf game and bringing down their handicap.
So check out the following list of high-tech golfing gifts to find the ones I think the golfing fanatic in your life will really love.
1. An Electronic Caddy
The pros get so much help from their caddies when it comes to selecting the right club and approach for each and every shot.
So why not give a golfing amateur a similar advantage with an electronic caddy such as the Arccos Caddie smart sensors.
As with these they'll get a sensor to put on every club in their bag which will track and analyse every shot they play.
And they'll get this data direct to the Arccos Caddie app they download to their smartphone, which allows them to really look at their game and see how they can improve.
Plus the GPS range finder will give them an accurate judge of the distances and wind conditions and other factors they are facing, which helps them select the right club and play the correct shot.
So this is a fantastic gift that will let a golfer keep track of their performance over time and eventually improve their game.
2. A Swing Analyser
Perfecting the timing, speed, and technique of your swing is a complicated process and one that every golfer in the world is constantly working on.
But the good news is there are plenty of options available nowadays where technology can help them to do that.
And one is such gadget is a golf swing analyser such as the one above from Blast Motion.
As by attaching the sensor to the top of your golf club it will give you a range of data on each swing, such as the swing angle and the time and tempo on both the backswing and the follow through.
And you can even watch video replays on your smartphone afterwards to see where you may be going wrong.
So this makes a great gift for any golfer looking to improve their swing.
3. A Gadget To Keep Track Of Their Swing Stats
Another helpful way to master your golf swing is to use a launch monitor such as the Swing Caddie SC200 plus.
As this will track the stats of every shot you take including ball speed, swing speed, ball carry distance, and smash factor.
And then store these in the memory each time so you can track your progress and try to improve your averages.
So they're really handy gadgets to have with you on your round or when practising, and make for a great golfing gift.
And there is also a practice mode on the Swing Caddie where you can measure your swing without actually hitting a ball, which is good for practicing at home or in the yard too.
4. Let Them Keep Track Of Their Swing On Video Too
If you want to go the extra mile then how about getting a launch monitor with video replays of your swing too?
Because this is exactly what the Rapsodo mobile launch monitor offers.
As alongside all the stats on your swing that you need to know about, it will record it for you to watch back via the app on your smartphone.
So you have an instant view of how you're playing and what you need to change and you can also track your balls via the GPS tracker.
Which makes this a great assistant when hitting balls on the driving range and will have their swing improving in no time.
5. A Golf GPS Rangefinder
Not every golf course tells you the yardage of each hole or what to expect, which can be a real hindrance, especially when playing a new course.
So getting a golfer a GPS rangefinder to clip onto their golf bag is a great gift idea.
As these gadgets will give them detailed information on each hole that will help them make the right club selections and shot choices.
And one that makes for a nice gift is the Bushnell Phantom golf GPS rangefinder.
As this gives you 3 distances for each hole (front, back, and center of the pin), a 3D view of the layout of each hole via the smartphone app so you can avoid hazards, and has information on 36,000 courses in more than 30 countries.
6. A Golfing Watch With GPS
Another gift idea is to get a golfer a watch to wear that has GPS rangefinder benefits as well as tracking options that help them to analyse their game.
As this way they'll have something to wear which looks and feels great on the wrist but can also help to improve their performance.
And a real top choice that any golfer would be proud to wear is the Garmin Approach S62 golf GPS watch.
Because not only will the GPS tell you the distance to each hole and where the hazards are, the watch also features a virtual caddie that will keep track of your stats, help you select a club, and give you advice on where to aim depending on wind and weather conditions.
And it has an extra large display which is waterproof, scratch-resistant, and super clear and easy to read.
So all in all this is the ideal golf watch to give as a gift to any golfer that is serious about lowering their handicap.
7. A Laser Rangefinder
If you don't want to rely on the GPS to tell you the distance to each hole when playing golf then you could choose to use a laser rangefinder instead.
As these are handheld binoculars with laser technology that you use to find either your ball or the pin in the distance, and by clicking the button it will tell you exactly how far away you are.
So they're really handy for planning out your next shot, and a great choice to give as a gift is the Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT golf laser rangefinder.
As this one has PinSeeker technology, is small, accurate, portable and lightweight, and has a range of up to 1000 yards.
8. A Smart Putter
Many golfers find they do well with their long game and approach play but let themselves down on the green.
So getting them a putting aid that helps them get the ball in the hole is a good gift idea.
After all, that's the whole point of the game isn't it?
And if they can get it in there in fewer strokes once they've made the green, then this will have a major impact on their handicap.
So one gift idea that can definitely help them with their putting is getting them the TaylorMade interactive Spider putter.
In fact, these clubs are so good that the pros use them.
And they're great for green training, as the putter has a sensor on the top of it that tracks 11 putting metrics including timing, tempo, distance, speed, and rotation and trnasfers them to an app on your smartphone in real time.
Then the app will give you things to work on and training drills to help you improve based on your data.
So it's the ideal putter for training on and it plays like an absolute dream too.
9. A Golf Simulator To Practice On
If you really want to treat a golfer and they have plenty of space at home, then a golf simulator would be the ultimate dream gift for them.
As having one of these lets them play a round of golf whenever they like, and all from the comfort of their own home.
And these simulators are loaded up with famous courses from around the world, so they can experience what it would be like to play on the PGA tour with the big dogs.
The only problem is these simulators don't come cheap, especially if you go the whole hog and get a projector, hitting screen, and nets to go with it.
But if money is no object then you could check out the Optishot 2 golf simulators, as these are top of the range and perfect for a golfer that just can't get enough of it.
And they can also use this to connect up online to play tournaments with other amateur golfers from around the world, so they'll have a great time with this fantastic gift.
Golf can be a frustrating game to play at times, but it doesn't have to be that way.
As there are plenty of electronic training aids and gadgets that can help to improve every aspect of your game.
And these all make for great gifts for amateur golfers of all skill levels.
So I hope you find something among this list that will suit your favourite golfer, and that it helps them enjoy their round rather than spoiling a good walk!