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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

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