UNIQUE. INNOVATIVE. COOL.
Some of the most innovative golf products come from garages, studios, and workshops.
So we are shining the spotlight on some of these and the people behind them in our 59 AWARDS, a new annual index of the year’s unique golf products around the globe.
Not having custom headcovers is so 2019. If you can think it up, they can make it. Hell, even if you can’t, they can help you design the next insta-famous beer bottle-opening driver headcover. When it comes to custom headcovers, Dormie is a leader in the clubhouse. From the pros to the everyday golfing Joe, they have you covered. And if you need a little inspiration to get your custom project jump-started, look no further than their Instagram feed. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Scrolling can be addictive…and so can their headcovers.
Make it your own™. That is the LabWorx slogan and they mean what they say. From Oakley to Folds of Honor to KFC, they have made some of the most badass custom putter builds you have ever seen. Home to the exclusive Armor coating and the choice of many PGA TOUR players. They take customizing to a new level. Custom finishes, stamping, and paint-fill are just the beginning of custom options when you want to make your golf clubs stand out from the crowd.
SIRI: How can I practice putting at home like on a real green? OK. I found this: EXPUTT. The EXPUTT Real-Time Putting Simulator. Fun? Absolutely. Cool? Hell, yeah. Simple and easy to set up right in front of your TV or putting practice area. Pick your green speed and get real-time feedback on your skills. Good for a bit of data and a hell of a lot of fun.
There are 1,453,872 (totally made up but probably not far off) golf training aids. Most of them suck. This is not one of them.
The PLANEMATE by TourStriker is one of the few training aids that has almost 100-per-cent positive feedback from not only golfers but teachers. Ever wanted to know the feeling of a professional takeaway and transition? Now you can.
As seen on Shark Tank. Ever wanted to turn your Vans into golf shoes? Got some old Jordans laying around? Turn them into golf shoes for your next round. GOLFKICKS turns almost any ordinary shoe into golf shoes. If you’re thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?”…We are, too. Spike up those sneakers and grip’n’rip.
Freaking laser beams, Fool’s Gold, Chameleon PVD, Black Cherry. No, this is not an Austin Powers movie, it’s just a few of the ways The Golf Garage can customize your clubs. If you are not on Instagram, then you are missing out on some of the coolest club refinishes ever made. They make golf look good.
Simple. Beautiful. Useful. If these are words you like to live by, then these golf bags by MacKenzie might be for you. Every golf bag is made using the finest full-grain leather. All by hand, one step at a time. They believe in taking away whatever isn’t necessary and leaving only what matters: carrying your clubs, golf balls, and necessities in an elegant and uncomplicated manner. Welcome to the club.
We were all told Amazon drones would be delivering our golf clubs for our 8 a.m. tee time by now. Nope. But they are making golf a little more fun. From capturing your golf swing up close and personal to greens keepers using them improve course maintenance. The DJI MAVIC MINI DRONE is proving to be an affordable option for fun and function.
They say they are one of golf’s best-kept secrets. Not anymore. Fore Ewe makes super-custom knit headcovers made in the USA. Everything they make is custom and crafted specifically for the customer with attention to detail. You can choose to mix and match, super match or go full-on “grandma knit me a sweater for Christmas” custom. They make putter socks, too.
Looks like just another bag, right? Wrong. The Stitch UGB which stands for Ultimate Garment Bag is almost like magic. You have to see it to believe it. Spacious enough for all your travel gear, this bag is perfect for a weekend getaway or business trip. No need to unpack once you get where you’re going. It serves as a stacked and folded drawer as well.
He’s made shoes for Michael Jordan, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, …. Tiger, if you’re listening, you’re next! NOMAD CUSTOMS helps golfers all over the world step up their shoe game. If you are looking for a way to express yourself through your next pair, look no further. NOMAD is the king of custom.
Still using boring stock headcovers? CAYCE Golf wants to take care of that for you. From the Hit Bombs to the GOAT cover, they have over 100 unique designs and custom options available. Now that you know about CAYCE there is no reason not to add a little personality to your bag.
One of the OGs of custom. Not only that, but when it comes to custom, ROBERT MARK covers definitely have a special type of style. When you see a RMG cover you know it right away. When you want words like hand-cut, hand-stitched, pebble-grain leather and made in the USA, this is the place to go.
What?! Your alignment sticks aren’t made of hickory? BUBBA WHIPS sticks are hand-painted and finished in Minnesota and made with genuine hickory. You know, golf’s original wood shaft. If your sticks ain’t cool BUBBA can help.
A GPS and a speaker…together? It’s called the BUSHNELL WINGMAN. An offspring of two items I bet you never thought you needed. That is until you see it in person. Not only was this one of the biggest hits at the 2020 PGA Show, it made our 59 Awards list as well. Know your distances, unleash your inner DJ and talk a little smack to your partner as well with the remote recordings.
A personal launch monitor for under $500?! The RAPSODO MLM may be small but it packs a punch. Though it provides minimal data, what it does provide is generally accurate. It captures swing video and provides a shot-tracer-like display of your shot. The data visualization package is excellent and individual sessions can be saved to the cloud.
Hate 4.5-hour rounds? Introducing a golf experience unlike any other. FINN SCOOTERS are single rider electric golf carts that look like motorbikes. A new way to get around the course in a fun way. Your new personal golf hog.
What’s better than getting the gear delivered right to your doorstep? Paying a fraction of the price. SHORTPAR4 wants to be your personal style caddie. Member-only discounts, monthly deliveries, brand-name apparel and hand-selected clothing just for you. They’ll never know you didn’t pay full price.
With more than 250,000 sold, the PUTTOUT Pressure Trainer has quickly become the next big thing in training aids. Why? It’s simple, fun and effective. And, oh yeah, most of us stink at putting. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. WARNING: It’s addictive.
Ever thought to yourself, “Man, it sure would be nice if I could match my glove to my golf shirt?” PALM GLOVES read your mind. They say they are made for the modern golfer. But we will add they are also for someone who wants a well-made glove. These aren’t just golf gloves with pimento cheese prints.
A phone holder for recording my swing, a Bluetooth speaker and a solar battery pack on a golf bag? Genius! The MNML golf bag is one of the first new ideas in golf bag designs in quite some time. Modern features, new technology and minimalistic design.
Their mission is to connect golf + home. Most of us are addicted to golf but many of our homes don’t match our obsession. LIE + LOFT helps you take care of that problem. Whether it’s their sleek course map collection or pennants, L+L has pretty much anything you need to fill the golf cave up with swag.
No fluff, no hype. But a whole lotta cool. Did you know, 100 per cent of college golfers owned a JONES Bag back in the day? That’s not true, but it sure seemed that way. Founded in 1971, they were known for crafting the iconic single-strap carry bag. Now they are known for a whole lot more. Check out their site and you’ll see why.
Seamus might just be the coolest company in golf. From collaborations with NIKE to custom headcovers to hand-forged ball markers, SEAMUS GOLF has your bag of swag covered. Part innovation, part creativity. Seamus is the real deal.
It’s arguably the best golf towel ever created. Do we really need to say anything else?
If you are a fan of PING for its history, its innovations, its people and how it does business (what company insiders have called its moral compass), we’d highly recommend this PING book. We would also like to thank author Jeffrey Ellis for including some of the research and testing completed at MyGolfSpy test facility. We were honored to be included.
No, this is not one of the devices Kevin Costner used in Tin Cup. This new wrist gadget is called HACK MOTION and it’s allowing golf coaches and players to take their game to another level with insights most have never had access to. It’s all in the
hips wrists Happy.
Remember the good old days when you didn’t need a handful of Advil and an hour-long stretching regime on the first tee? If you want to get some of your youth back or just feel better, PFS Golf can help. PFS Golf is responsible for making some of the best pros in the world hit it further and move better in their everyday lives. These guys and girls know fitness.
If you want to hit it further, you have to swing it faster. That’s just how it works. It’s not often we come across a training aid that actually works, let alone one that makes it into the bags of more than 600 touring professionals. Backed by science, SuperSpeed basically retrains your brain to expect your body to generate faster swing speeds. Each workout takes roughly 15 minutes, which still leaves plenty of time to binge-watch Season 3 of Ozark.
Does your push cart smell of rich mahogany? WALKER TROLLEY says they are the most beautiful, high-end push cart in the world. And we tend to agree. From the whitewall tires to the polished aluminum frame and leather handle, the Walker Trolley was designed with the best of old-world style and modern design.
Do you own or lease your car? Ever wish you didn’t own that $500 driver you just fell out of love with after only one round? Now you don’t have to. You can now lease your driver with DollarDriverClub. If you find yourself falling in love with multiple driver partners, DDC might be just the driver dating site you always wanted.
On the course, it’s all about healthy snacking. Save the mile-high nachos and sliders for the 19th hole. Whether you lean toward traditional jerky or prefer some quality Biltong, Chef’s Cut has more options than Lombard street has curves. The combination of high-protein, powerful flavors, and supple texture might have you considering which part of your golf bag should become the designated jerky pocket.
Why should Pinterest have all of the fun? You’re likely not the next Wedge Wizard or VokeyWedgeRep (Aaron Dill) but that’s no reason you can’t invest in a simple stamping kit, four-pound hammer, some tape and paintfill. With that, you’re well on your way to adding custom flair to your wedges. Just remember, you can’t triple stamp a double stamp and if you do try and fail epically, please post some pictures so we can all commiserate together. Looking for a place to start? Check out the hand-cut options through Young Bros.
Who would have thought that the solution to soreness and muscle fatigue is a 30-second beatdown? With two speeds, up to 40 percussions per second, and a ton of attachments to target anywhere – and I mean anywhere – it happens to hurt, the THERAGUN G3Pro pounds your post-round pain away. Pro tip: Try it on your calves.
DID YOU KNOW: Arccos users improve by 4.2 strokes in the first year? And with Arccos you are 5.5 times more likely to get a hole in one! Arccos Caddie is golf’s first Artificial Intelligence shot-tracking platform. In 2020, data is king and no one is making golfers smarter with data than Arccos.
Do you listen to music on the golf course? If you are on the “get off my lawn” side of the music being played on the golf course, move on to the next product. If you love golf and music played together, then the UE BOOM 3 speaker is where to get your dance on.
Yeah, sure you can stamp your wedges on some flimsy IKEA table (that probably wasn’t put together right) or you can do it the right way. The WEDGE ANVIL from Ricky Johnson simply put, is the right tool for the job if you plan on stamping more than just one wedge.
There is only so much room on the Mount Rushmore of divot tools. You didn’t know there was a Mount Rushmore of divot tools? There is and CAMERON’S PIVOT TOOL is front and center (It’s only $12). It’s the paperclip of the golf accessories world. Simple. Functional. Still undefeated. Once upon a time, Cameron’s stock retail putters included a headcover and pivot tool with every purchase. Ah, the good ol’ days. Scotty, you listening??
The grip. It’s the only thing between you and the next 300-yard bomb. So, kind of important and, for those that loved the reminder in the grips from the past, this takes that to a whole new level. The Golf Pride ALIGN GRIP helps golfers with better hand alignment and more consistency, locking the hands in place every time.
Bolfing. A mixture of bowling and golfing! And no one is doing bolfing better than TOPGOLF. Whether you are throwing a grown-ass birthday party or a bachelorette shindig, it’s hard not to have a good time at TOPGOLF.
If you can invent a product that allows consumers to be lazier, then you’re probably on to something. Pushing a cart is so 2019 now that Alphard Golf E-WHEELS has arrived on the scene. Not only will it convert your push cart into an electric golf caddie, it will also do it with cruise control. And it’s easy, easy, easy to set up. Did we say it’s easy to set up?
Everyone from to Tiger to Phil to Bubba is doing it. What is IT? It’s CBD. CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. No, you won’t feel “stoned” or intoxicated but you might feel less anxious, have reduced inflammation or sleep better. Watch for this trend to grow like a weed in 2020 and beyond.
Remember the Kirkland Signature golf ball test we did? While that unicorn of a golf ball no longer exists, the Kirkland Signature $5 golf glove does. And it’s pretty damned good. Kirkland Signature products have a cult-like following. From bourbon to golf gloves, if it has the KSIG logo, chances are it’s good value. This glove is no exception.
“The World’s Most Powerful Gym Membership.” That’s a bold statement, especially for a watch. But after you see what WHOOP can do, you will see it’s not your average FitBit. Whoop members report everything from improved recovery to better sleep to drinking less booze. And the watch evolves with you over time. Nice.
FREE BATTERIES FOR LIFE! Rangefinders are awesome devices that help us know our distances but at the end of the day, many consumers were frustrated with the lack of customer service some companies provided after purchase. PRECISION PRO stepped up to help with a program to give free batteries for life for any Precision Pro customer.
For all of you who remember boom boxes, this is for you. WIZPAK Golf has figured out a way to put the sound of a boom box into a golf bag. And guess what? It sounds awesome. Whether you use it for your next round or your next party, this thing bumps. It also can be linked to other bags to add more bumpage.
Yes, you can be part of the #FindItCutIt movement for only $14.99, or you can go crazy like we did with this one. The MILWAUKEE PVC Cutter is the tool for those who understand good tools matter. If you ever wanted to see hats on the inside of your golf ball or do some plumbin’ around the house, this is your weekend weapon.
Who would have ever thought watching a 10-yard chili-dip from beginning until end would have been so satisfying? But it is! All you need is your iPhone and all of your 72 (or 102) shots can be traced! Then you can share your SHOT TRACER video on your social media account with a tap of a button.
As Randy Moss said, “Straight Cash Homey!” No more IOUs from your friends on the 18th hole when they lose the bet. Shake their hand at the end of the round with one of these CUATER Gloves next time and they will get the ever-so-subtle hint. They even went the extra step to have it at the proper angle to help your friend out. 😉
You might be asking yourself why you are looking at underwear on a golf site. Well, when you find yourself preferring Dirty (2UNDR) vs Clean (Fr.uit Of The Loom) you know t,he company is on to something. 2UNDR underwear are an area most men never thought about until now.
Wish we would have thought of this! Well, we kind of did. MyGolfSpy might have created the #FindItCutIt movement but FORE THE PEOPLE took it one step cooler. Their cut-golf ball drink coasters are not only super cool but you can also customize them as well.
It’s the Michael Jordan, the Tiger Woods, the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All-Time) of golf travel bags. It might even have more trophies than Mike and Tiger at this point. If you want the best, this is one category where there is a clear-cut winner. It’s the SUN MOUNTAIN Club Glider.
FACTS: The kid in school who had the rolling backpack was smarter than all of us. Lugging around a backpack of golf clubs is even worse. That is until WALK18 fixed the problem. We have tested enough golf bags around MyGolfSpy to know golf bags aren’t comfortable. The WALK18 system is easy to use and makes carrying a staff bag feel like a walk in the park or golf course.
The game the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. At Oceanside’s GOAT HILL PARK, golfers can play their way in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that forgoes pretense and judgment in favor of relentless fun and a casual, laid back vibe. The Goat sets a new standard for community golf.
Smartphone cameras seem to get better every year. Make the most of them with the DJI Osmo 3 motion stabilizer. Whether you’re unleashing your inner cinematographer or streaming a live event, the Osmo 3 can help bring your home videos to the next level without breaking the bank.
The pros get all the cool stuff. Right? Now anyone can have a bag that looks like the pros. More than 100 PGA and LPGA players trust VESSEL for their custom golf bags. Whether you’re looking for a Sunday bag or a staff bag, the sky is the limit with VESSEL. Golf is personal, so make it personal.
Wow! Close your eyes for a minute and try to imagine your dream backyard. Now open your eyes and look at this. We’re not sure even dreams could match what they do at PUTTEK. This is totally different than what anyone else is offering.
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Jake B.3 years ago
WOW!!! SEAMUS GOLF is charging 100 bucks for 5 masks….
Bob3 years ago
On lockdown, going through is list, I feel like I’m a four-week plane trip reading the inflight magazine.
Some good things there, other things make wonder just how much disposable income I need to buy them.
Frank Irwin3 years ago
Who’s responsible for posting the photo of a Genesee beer can with the Fore Ewe head covers??!! That’s an upstate NY beer. Not a good one though!
Mike3 years ago
No upstate NY beer is a “good one.”
Thinh Tran3 years ago
Sure wish Transrover, the all-in-one golf cart made this list.
Is there a forthcoming honorable mention list? Lol.
O2BGolfn3 years ago
MGS should definitely give this all in one bag and cart a review!
Thinh Tran3 years ago
They sure did. 🙂
Nick A3 years ago
I played Goat Hill Park GC. Very unusual. It features holes that look like they came from a mountain course and other holes designed as a larger version from a miniature golf, putt putt layout. Fun………..
Michael L3 years ago
Great list. Thanks for putting this together. Very interesting stuff out there.
James Shepard3 years ago
If you bought a lot of the items mentioned, you would certainly stand out on the golf course. All you would need is a fanny pack to keep tees, balls and pride in
bart casiello3 years ago
Great reading for being Stuck in place at home. Of those products & services I have used 5.
I am wearing 2under as I type (very comfortable) and I am a huge fan of Puttout! It is the only golf training aid I have ever used that has shown immediate demonstrative improvement.
I would like to try Tour stricker Planemate but I am afraid i wouldn’t use it because I would look like Tin Cup. Also with Coronameggeden I have put the credit card away.