7 Gadgets Women Golfers Must Have
If you don’t generalize, golf for women is different in many ways. There are some incredible gadgets that can make the game of golf more enjoyable for any golfer. Anything that makes the game easier, less complex, and more practical will always grab my attention. Over the years I’ve coached women, I’ve fallen in love with many pieces of equipment, but these are some of my game-changing favorites.
Orange Whip is my favorite trainer. You just need to turn it back and forth and it will set your golf course on a brighter path. Available in a variety of lengths, the medium size is designed for golfers with slower swing speeds. The weighted end and curved stem really accentuate the completion many women struggle with. The whip promotes a more athletic posture from the start, and then as momentum builds up, weight transfer kicks in and more clubhead speed happens exactly where you need it. You don’t have to think too technically, it’s just repetition.
Having decent gear means you can really play in any conditions. These gloves from FootJoy are a game changer when it comes to wet golf. They’re breathable thanks to the QuikDry knit, and the auto suede palms actually get stickier as they get wet. No more clubs thrown on the fairway. This is a huge advantage, perfect for any golfer working in any weather. I like the white pair as these pairs of gloves are often black only. White is very stylish and will help you get a big advantage when conditions get worse.
It is difficult to bring your game to the field from the training ground. This incredible kit is an investment, but it will teach you how to shoot in the yards. Most importantly, the distance you carry with your clubs and those half and three quarter strokes. It connects to the Garmin app on your phone and you can see your results right away. You will really start shooting lower with this knowledge in your belt. If you’re looking for some fun, the app has 42,000 courses worldwide, so you can literally play a round on the training ground or at home in your living room! It’s waterproof, voice-activated, has an impressive 10-hour battery life, and comes in a very elegant case.
There is nothing worse on the golf course than not feeling your fingers. This is a complete game changer for me. I actually use them with my FootJoy winter gloves so my hands stay warm on the golf course. You charge them through the USB port available on Motocaddy carts and other brands that host this object. You can also use them with a normal USB power supply if you don’t have a Motocaddy. They make laps in sub-zero conditions or in icy winds much more attractive. There are even three heating modes, so only a hint of heat or a stove is available!
This bag intimidates some of the women I teach, but it doesn’t have to be stuffed full of old towels. Fill it out more carefully and you can still get the same results without feeling like your wrists are giving in. I often use them as medicine balls to toss in the trunk of my car as a warm-up. This encourages women to use less hand-dominant punching motions and more powerful body motions. The Smash Bag can also be smashed, but with less wobble to ensure secure contact without shaking your wrists. This kit really helps improve your posture and puts your big muscles to work to increase your distance.
This PuttOut Pro mat is my favorite. Using a putting mat at home increases confidence on shots and shorter shots, and can also be a great way to switch off and get some headroom. Combined with PuttOut Pro Putting Gates, you can have hours of entertainment with your family or even quietly alone. It’s even available in four colorways to match your decor.
We’ve all been on golf courses where you can’t find a shoe shiner, or there really isn’t one. So, this is the main product in the trunk of my car. It quickly removes all the dirt from your shoes and saves you work when you get home. An absolute must for the winter golfer and I’ve even recommended this on icy days when ice cubes build up on your shoes. The Boot Buddy pickaxe element is perfect for chopping ice. It’s also a brilliant cleaning tool for your cart and even clubs.
There is literally a minefield of products to improve your game. This is only a small selection, but there is definitely something for everyone here. You never know what Santa might bring you.