lines up a club with a sight in the back before swinging.
Currently, the ball used for the Sight Ball method is a Top Flight, but Briggs would like to see it expanded to all of the top brands.
Briggs, an avid golfer and industry employee with eight years of on-course experience, noticed that there were no golf training aides that were actual golf balls, except for simple putting alignment lines. “I figured there should be something on the actual ball to help your game,” Briggs said. “This ball helps with a golfer’s stance, focus and accuracy.” Briggs added that Sight Ball can be used to help with tee shots as well as a player’s short game and putting--and can be used on a golf course whereas most golf training aides cannot.
It took more than three years for Briggs to bring his concept from idea to market. He spent more than a year developing the first Sight Ball prototype, and it would take another year of research and development to create the final Sight Ball design or Method; the six sighted golf ball training aid. Further testing indicated that the Sights lined up on the ball actually did help golfers with focus, accuracy and their stance; an ideal “in-play” training aid.
Already being used by some PGA teaching professionals and as a training device with high school golf teams, the Sight Ball can be purchased in a six pack or in a bucket of 36 for those who want to use it for full-swing range work in helping improve their alignment.
For more information on Sight Ball: www.sightball.com
For players who like to walk the golf course but don’t want to carry their bags, the top European maker of golf push carts has introduced the Z 360 Push Cart that features a swiveling front wheel that allows the cart to effortlessly rotate in a complete circle for ease of use.
Big Max Golf pioneered the three-wheeled push cart in 2000 and is currently Europe’s #1 manufacturer. The company entered the US market in 2014 after winning the Golf Europe Best Product Award and offers a range of push carts, bags and acces- sories.
The Z 360 allows golfers to easily maneuver all types of terrain, including hilly courses that can be difficult to navigate with other push carts. For additional stability, the front wheel can be locked into place when descending steep slopes. Designed with a fast and easy folding mechanism, the cart collapses into a small, compact size ideal for quick and efficient storage. The adjustable handle features a conveniently located handbrake while the deluxe organizer panel, magnetic ball marker and the option to fasten accessories such as an umbrella, glove, storage net and a GPS holder make the cart very versatile.
“The rotating front wheel design of the Z 360 makes this model a very unique offering among push carts in the American market,” said Kelly Walker, CEO of Big Max Golf. “Golfers who like to walk will certainly appreciate the fluid motion and ergonomic design of the cart. All Big Max products are designed to make walking as enjoyable and comfortable as possible for golfers of all ages and skill levels.”
Big Max Golf has quickly gained popularity in the United States by offering sleek, lightweight and easy to use push carts in a variety of colors and prices. The company’s ultraslim Blade model folds into a five-inch profile that helps create a minimal storage footprint. Other popular options include the compact IQ Plus and the Autofold+ model with its unique folding mechanism.
The company’s products showcase smart, functional and durable designs while helping golfers personalize their carts with built-in Quick Lok and Quick Fix mechanisms that allow the user to quickly and easily mount a variety of accessories, including storage nets and hand warmers.
For more information on the Z 360 push cart: www.BigMaxUSA. com