Friends Watching a Casually Dressed Young Man Preparing to Take a Golf SwingPhoto Credit: Thinkstock
You could argue that recreational golf is part traveling tailgate and part competitive sport. You’d be right. And where your weekend round of 18 falls on that sliding scale depends on who you’re playing with and what they bring along. I suppose golf courses have “rules” too, which could put a damper on things, if you choose to follow them.
Do you want to improve your game or increase your buzz, or both? Add a little golf to your tailgating, or a little tailgating to your golf. Either way, Tailgate Fan has some great gear to improve your day on the course. Here’s some of the stuff you’ll need…
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OGIO Men’s Chamber Cart Bag with Silencer Technology ($360)
This lightweight bag (9.8 lbs) has a 14-way Diamond Performance cart top that quietly babies each club, so that they don’t jostle or rub against each other. Now you can keep them in pristine condition. The 10 pockets (nine zippered) include a crush-resistant molded EVA armored pocket, a weather-resistant fleece-lined valuables pocket, an insulated cooler pocket and a zipper-less ball pocket. Use the TORQ strap to attach it to the cart. But even if you have to walk, your equipment will ride in style. Comes in many great colors.
There’s more to this glove than high-quality cabretta leather. A built-in computer uses integrated digital sensors to register how you grip the club to give immediate audio and visual feedback on your swing. The results will help you learn to swing the club more smoothly, more powerfully and, most importantly, more accurately.
Bracketron The Smuggler Portable Soft-Sided Cooler ($24.99)
Need some cold relief between holes? Of course you do; playing golf is hard work. Then freeze up the cold pack, insert it into this insulated cooler and slide the whole thing discreetly into your golf bag. There’s room for six 12-ounce cans and the side zipper makes for easy access.
Sometimes you need to know exactly where you are on the golf course. This golf cart mount attaches your smartphone to the dashboard or windshield of your golf cart. The suction mount swivels 360 degrees. And when you’re heading from the course to the clubhouse, it fits neatly in your golf bag.