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What’s more important than protecting your golf clubs? A surgeon doesn’t keep tools in a cheap container, so golfers shouldn’t trust some flimsy material to guard clubs when serious innovation is happening with headcovers. We know that purchasing a headcover is most often an impulse buy at a golf shop, or maybe it’s a gift.
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Facebook Pinterest ANGSANA LANG CO/LAGUNA GOLF LANG CO (VIETNAM)More Information Facebook Pinterest Courtesy of Laguna Golf Lang Co BALI NATIONAL G.C. & RESORT (INDONESIA)More Information Facebook Pinterest Courtesy of Bali National Golf Club BANYAN THE RESORT HUA HIN (THAILAND)More Information Facebook Pinterest Courtesy of Banyan The Resort Hua Hin BANYAN TREE PHUKET/LAGUNA PHUKET GOLF CLUB
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Whether it’s your toddler or teen, there should be nothing childish about the golf equipment they use. Little Bobby isn’t going to get overly excited about the 65-yard grounder, so it’s important to have clubs that provide the addicting satisfaction that comes with getting shots in the air. These makers of junior equipment differ in
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Protection and style are important for eyewear, but visual acuity on the course is an undervalued component in athletic lenses. Oakley’s Prizm technology filters colors to provide better distance perception, grass-texture differentiation and more precise reads on the green. The Prizm Golf lens is available in an assortment of Oakley frames. The EVZero Path is
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Great apps provide a seamless mobile experience on a smartphone and tablet. The best ones, like Augusta National’s Masters app, are immersive. The Masters app is one of the best in any category, with live simulcast coverage, real-time stats and shot-by-shot tracking of the whole field. Golfshot Plus turns the GPS in your smartphone into
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What makes a great training aid? It’s intuitive, it’s original, and it gets results. We picked this year’s best in three categories—Full Swing, Putting and Mental Game—based on those criteria, along with value and usage by the game’s best players and teachers. Enduring training aids give great feedback and aren’t complicated to use. That’s part
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Once you get past the awkwardness of evaluating moisture-management, pouch contours and breathability below the belt, you’ll realize the importance of quality underwear. Tommy John bursts through any chagrin with the bold 360 Trunk that won’t ride up or roll at the waist. Cooling vents along with anti-microbial and anti-odor features keep things fresh, too.
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What the calculator did to the adding machine, push and riding carts did to the caddie—didn’t render them obsolete so much as eclipse them with a greater all-around efficiency. Our top pushcart is easy to unfold and has an unbeatable sleek design for storing in your car. In carts, our choice for the electric category
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As a human being, you’re probably familiar with the concept of the umbrella. It keeps rain off of you; everybody’s happy. But not all umbrellas are created equal. That little collapsible umbrella you use on your walk from the parking lot to your office? It’s not going to cut it on the golf course. You
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Finding raingear that protects you from the elements but doesn’t hinder your swing or comfort level is tricky. Galvin Green keeps up with the latest Gore-Tex technology to produce quality waterproof pieces and set the standard in weather-ready apparel. The Argon jacket is one of the most breathable full-zips on the market, and it’s constructed
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CRYSTAL SPRINGS RESORTHamburg, N.J. Golf adventures for the entire family, from challenging courses like Ballyowen and Crystal Springs to FootGolf on the nine-hole Minerals and Cascades courses to a fun natural-grass putting course at the Grand Cascades Lodge.More Information OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORTBretton Woods, N.H. The vast labyrinth of a hotel has been around for
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BANDON (ORE.) DUNES GOLF RESORTA buddies destination of the highest order with enough golf to fill a week or more. All four 18s—Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald—are ranked among America’s 100 Greatest.More Information Stephen Szurlej COEUR D’ALENE (IDAHO) RESORTHard to say which is the greater thrill, the floating-island-green 14th on the
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Even the most demure golf course can look a bit like Augusta National—from the proper perspective. Make your version of a CBS opening montage by flying a drone over your favorite 18. We rated personal drones in two categories: high-end enthusiast models that can carry a high-definition video camera, and affordable entry models that would
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THE AMERICAN CLUBKohler, Wis. As might be expected in this company town, the suites are the most elaborate anywhere. As are the massages after a round at any of four Pete Dye designs at Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits.More Information The Kohler Company Straits Course at Whistling Straits, Hole 2, Cross Country BIG CEDAR LODGERidgedale,
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AUBURN MARRIOTT OPELIKA (ALA.) HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER AT GRAND NATIONAL Overlooking Lake Saugahatchee, the low-profile hotel is adjacent to the 54-hole Grand National golf complex, a key part of Alabama’s famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.More Information Marriott International RENAISSANCE BIRMINGHAM (ALA.) ROSS BRIDGE GOLF RESORT & SPA There are dramatic designs at this
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As most major airlines are adding improvements such as electronic tagging and mobile alerts to their baggage-shipping process, Ship Sticks is positioning itself to be a more ideal way for golfers to ship clubs. Currently, golfers must schedule pick-ups ahead of time—entering the destination of the bag online and printing a label to place on
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