Today’s golf is almost entirely different than what it was a decade or two ago. While you still have to swing the golf club, changes in such things as the shoes, clubs, balls and other golf equipment have dramatically changed the game. Keeping tabs on what’s being offered by golf equipment manufacturers will enable you to make huge strides in your golf game by upgrading your preferred equipment.
In this post, we look into some of the most notable smart technology trends in golf.
The types of golf clubs manufactured today are so many that it’s easy to lose track of what club you should use for which shot. Manufacturers are considering concepts such as weight, drag and speed when designing golf clubs. For instance, some clubs have patterned grooves on the club’s head which creates the ideal amount of turbulence, thus reducing its aerodynamic drag. This results in longer shots due to enhanced head speed.
If you are an experienced golfer, you already know which club you should choose for specific circumstances and putting distance. However, knowing your exact distance from the hole is tricky, especially if you are on the rough or far from the marker.
Modern range finders use laser technology to provide you with the exact distance from the hole. While you will still have to swing the club yourself, knowing the precise distance gives you a better chance of an accurate swing.
Golf swing technology
Just like in other sports, you can record your golf game and convert it into digital data complete with analytics to help you improve your game. Your game is recorded through sensors installed where you grip the club and record the information in an app on your smartphone. The app analyzes your strengths and weaknesses by considering different parts of the game, such as your putting, chip shots and approach shots. Golf swing technology enables you to know where you need to improve.
With some significant amount of money, you can now golf in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is set up the golf simulator and begin to play. If you don’t want to buy one, you can probably find a simulator at the nearest golf course or sports equipment store.
Golf club fitting
One of the hardest things when starting out in golf is getting the correct equipment. Thanks to smart technology, club fitters can help you select the most appropriate golf equipment after analyzing the nature of your swing. Some of the elements they analyze include your grip strength, your launch angle, clubhead speed and ball flight. Such tools did not exist in years past and they give you a better chance of improving and enjoying your game.
IoT is being integrated into all aspects of golf. Golf equipment, as well as swing and game analyzers, are only a few examples. Today, you can even maintain your green using remote sensors which measure the soil’s moisture and temperature to ensure that it is cared for in the right way.