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It is that time of year again. Black Friday is over, shopping lists getting longer and longer, what to buy your loved ones, friends, family-yourself? Decisions, decisions.
Welcome to the SportsMongerGolf’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide-Part 1. In this piece we’ll cover all of your accessory needs to help find exactly what you are looking for so that you’ll become that special gift giver this holiday season. Accessories not on your list, stay tuned then. More lists to come. So enjoy the list and happy holidays.
Voice Caddie : Voice Caddie is designed for users who desire quality, comfort, and superior design. Its clip-on, hands-free design makes it more comfortable than a watch or handheld device, and its simple touch technology makes voice guidance a breeze. Both Voice Caddie and the Voice Caddie T1 watch provide the distance to the front, center, and back of the green and come ready to use. Voice Caddie’s ultrasmall, ultralight, hands-free design sets it apart from the inconvenient and outdated laser meters and phone apps. With its simple look and sophisticated capabilities, Voice Caddie provides all the benefits of a veteran caddie without any of the discomfort. Both the Voice Caddie and the Voice Caddie T1 come preloaded with 30,000 courses. www.voicecaddie.com $149 for Voice Caddie and $169 for T1 watch
Rukket– Rukket is a leading designer and manufacturer of versatile, high performance sporting nets and accessories. Focusing on golf, soccer and lacrosse, Rukket offers the most dynamic nets on the market today, featuring its revolutionary ball return technology. Every Rukket product undergoes extensive testing and retesting using materials chosen because they are going to last, not because they are the cheapest. Rukket nets are made with high quality 4 ply knotless nets and durable spring steel frames, comes fully assembled and can set up and fold up in a matter of seconds. Suggested retail price $199 www.rukket.com
SuperSpeed Golf-There are many ways to improve your golf game, but without question, the most fun way is to bomb it farther off the tee! SuperSpeed Golf has designed a proprietary set of 3 patent pending SuperSpeed Clubs based on overspeed training to increase your swing speed. These clubs are expertly crafted with extreme precision in order to optimize results, within the SuperSpeed Golf Training System. All have custom weighted heads manufactured in the USA to precise weight specifications, a custom designed SuperSpeed Shaft made by UST Mamiya, and a matching grip by Pure Grips. Enhanced swing speeds of 5%-10% can be achieved after only one session. www.superspeedgolf.com $199
New Golf Etiquette Guide– This new guide is a unique quick reference booklet that can not only improve your golf game but your demeanor on the course as well. This pocket sized guide covers everything golfers of all skill levels need to know, so that they can play any course in the world with confidence. The topics range from preparing for the round at home to enjoying a drink at the 19th hole; safety, courtesy and fixing divots.It also includes, order of play, pitch marks and conceding a stroke. And last, but not least, some great information on the 10 golden rules for fast play. The guidelines illustrated in the booklet are explained in a concise and understandable way. www.golfrulesmadeeasy.com $12.95
Seamus Golf-A limited run designed Wash Bag in the highly coveted Black + Ivory Dogtooth is hand cut and sewn in their fine facility in Oregon USA. A thick, luxurious metal zipper functions with class from a premium pull. Only 20 pieces are available, with accents on each made from just one hand selected German hide that is both soft and hard wearing. Water resisting black canvas with interior separators make organizing one’s morning accoutrement an easy and fun task. An ideal gift for the traveling golfer. www.seamusgolf.com $95
NOVOGOLF-custom Tour club fitting experience. NOVOGOLF is a custom, state of the art facility, that couples a climate controlled indoor fitting center along with a 300+ yard outdoor driving range that insures the absolute best fitting experience with the most accurate data available. NOVOGOLF uses the latest in golf analysis technology including Trackman, SST Pure Technology and SAM Putt Lab Monitors. Elite fitter William Cho, president of NOVOGOLF, has fitted everyone from the average amateur to local professionals to PGA and LPGA Tour players. Custom fittings start at $150 with a partial credit going towards the purchase of clubs. www.novogolf.com