In today’s increasingly mobile world of technology, the ability to play or practice golf almost anywhere—even without a green-grass course—is now a reality. With the OptiShot2 simulator you can literally pack dozens of golf courses, a practice range and all the information a club fitter would need into a small briefcase or backpack and take it anywhere.
Anyplace that has at least a nine-foot ceiling to swing a club will work indoors, and it can be set up in a garage, family room or even in the backyard with the computerized hitting mat that contains sixteen precisely-tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors, each calibrated to track your favorite clubs, before, during and after contact and transmit he data to your Mac or Windows PC or tablet in real time after every swing.
The simulator tracks speed, tempo, club plane and hand path using either real golf balls, foam/ plastic balls—or nothing if you don’t have a net or other screen to catch them. The OptiShot2 gives realistic swing information using any of these modes and has the ability to fine tune the calibration for each club in your bag to get the most accurate readings.
In the play mode the user selects from an exclusive course library which displays realistic 3D images of popular world-class golf courses with multiple camera views, while in the practice mode the OptiShot PinPoint will track and record progress just as if you were on a driving range.
With the OptiShot Live feature users can play 18 holes against other golfers from down the street or across the globe without ever leaving their home-
Imagine being able to play 18 holes of golf in less than an hour with your friends around the country!
This space-saving golf simulator uses the latest in analytic and shot tracer technology with an easy to use interface to create the ultimate real-world golf experience. The OptiShot2 requires no elaborate setup and the software is very intuitive, works with every club in your bag and supports numerous game types, including Stroke Play, Match Play, Best Ball and Skins. In addition, OptiShot2 can turn any course into a practice range where players can choose from six different target greens that further improve shot accuracy.
As OptiShot Golf releases more software updates to its simulators, users have more and more options for new courses and games they can play.
With OptiShot2, users have the ability to play the same championship holes the top PGA pros are playing on TV—such as the iconic Riviera Country Club—home of the Northern Trust Open, as well as compete in a tournament of their own with OptiShot Live. Golfers from around the world can compete against each other on any of the Tothe-Tee™ championship course replicas in the OptiShot Golf Course library. Each course provides a realistic and fully-immersive 3D environment for play or practice.
“OptiShot Golf has created the ultimate tournament experience for our users. With the addition of more and more championship courses, like the Riviera Country Club, and OptiShot Live our users can play and compete right along with the PGA tour throughout the year and beyond. We’re basically building the world’s biggest golf club.” said Russell Edens, CEO and Co-Founder of OptiShot Golf.
More information is available at: www.optishotgolf.com
Practicing a throwing or hitting sport with a smaller target has always been a sound method to develop better skills and a sharper eye, according to most teachers and trainers. And when it comes to golf, the old saying that the hole looks larger is certainly true after using the Dead Zero Putting Disc (DZPD) as a quick, easy training tool when practicing or even warming up for a round.
The Dead Zero Putting Disk is an aluminum, above-ground putting target that can be used anywhere at any time. It can build confidence by repeating your putting stroke to a smaller target and designed to help all golfers build confidence to make more putts inside eight feet. It can be used at your local course or for practice indoors as the weather gets colder.
“We want to help golfers build confidence in their own putting stroke to make more putts,” said Dead Zero’s designer and president, Eric Schmitt. “Whether it’s to make birdie, save par or prevent doublebogey all golfers can make more putts by practicing with the Dead Zero Putting Disk.”
What separates the DZPD from all other putting targets is its patent pending size and its high quality anodized aluminum construction. The diameter is based on research conducted and published by Dave Pelz in his book, Putt Like the Pros. Applying Pelz’s results, the DZPD team measured the point on each side of the cup at which a putt would fall in versus lip-out. This specific diameter ensures that all putts that strike the disk, even with a subtle glance, simulate a made putt.
“Successful putting requires the ability to repeat a putting stroke in all situations. I tell my students who want to quickly reduce their scores and handicaps to start making more putts inside eight feet. Eliminating three-putts and making a few one-putts from inside eight feet can knock your score down by five or more strokes per round,” noted Eric
Johnson, director of instruction at Oakmont Country Club (site of the 2016 U.S. Open). “I advise anyone looking to save strokes on the green to start practicing with the Dead Zero Putting Disk.”
Available in two models, Original and Pro, each Dead Zero Putting Disk includes one disk along with a matching ball marker and comes in an embroidered pouch. The Pro model includes a bubble-level to help accurately determine the slope of any green.
For more information on the Dead Zero Putting Disc, visit: www. DeadZeroPutting.com
Anew and advanced version of the SensoGlove, a golf training device that teaches proper grip pressure throughout the swing, is now available from the German-based company that has developed some highly innovative systems for sports analysis, motion and performance measurement.
A unique training tool that helps teach of the core golf basics of a light grip pressure, SensoGlove is the world’s first digital golf glove with wearable sensor technology and brings digital training to golf with a small, sweat-proof, removable 1.2-inch LED digital monitor and highly responsive sensors throughout the glove that analyze the pressure of the swing for real-time audio and visual feedback at 80 times per second.
The patented SensoGlove warns you if you exceed your target level of grip pressure and even shows you which fingers are gripping too tightly, so you can adjust your grip accordingly. SensoGlove features an “Automatic Sensitivity Selection” Button to provide automatic, accurate pressure readings for a consistently smooth and powerful golf swing providing greater distances and lower scores, but also allows the user to adjust sensitivity levels.
The SensoGlove is easy to use and doesn’t require an app or smartphone, so you don’t have to worry that you will give up with confusing technology or that you will lose your smartphone in the golf course.
Developed based on feedback from international PGA professionals, SensoGlove is made of the highest quality cabretta leather. All golfers can quickly learn how to hold the club, improving every part of their game, from backswing, downswing, impact, follow-through, to driving, putting and chipping, using this glove.
“Many of the students we teach at our golf school struggle with grip pressure,” noted Mark Durland, Director of Instruction at Naples Grande Golf Club, in Naples, Florida. “More than 90% of our students grip the club too tight. Until now, it has been a challenge to communicate proper grip pressure to a student. SensoGlove gives the student immediate feedback and creates a feeling of the proper grip pressure. I recommend SensoGlove to any student.”
Most players want to hit the ball far and the natural instinct is to swing harder and faster. But trying to swing with more power causes a death grip, creating tension in the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The result is a less than smooth swing and, even worse, tightened muscles. Tight muscles result in slower--not faster-- club head speed.
SensoGlove is available for men and women in right or left hand configurations, sizes small to x-large. Made of cabretta leather, the built-in digital monitor can be removed to use SensoGlove as a regular golf glove.
For more information: www.sensoglove.com.
For those that wear prescription glasses and want an easy and economical way to convert them to sunglasses during those bright days on the links, Solar Shield has developed an extensive line of products designed to fit over regular prescription glasses and cover them completely or clip on existing glasses for a smooth transition.
A company that goes back to 1979, Solar Shield’s fits-over sun frames slide sleekly and smoothly over reading or optical glasses. They are EPF Certified, giving maximum coverage and protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, and the polarization allows the sunglass lens to eliminate glare, which is extremely dangerous while driving or traveling at high speeds and helps eliminate glare while being able to see things clearly without any visual discomfort from squinting or fatigue.
Solar Shield clip-ons and fits over sunglasses feature designs that conform to the principles of Advanced UV Protection®. Advanced UV Protection® sunglasses not only have lenses that block 100% UVA/ UVB, but the frames wraparound to block stray light. Advanced UV Protection® prevents the majority of unfiltered light from reaching your eyes since the frames feature extra protection on the top and sides.
In addition to being 100% UVA/UVB blocking, scratch-resistant, optical-grade lenses, the premium olephobic lens coating repels oil, grime and water for maximum visibility and durability. Also, all of their lens tints meet or exceed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and are safe for daytime driving.
The company even has a handy measuring tool on its web site to select the right fit to go over or clip on prescription sunglasses, making it easy to turn any pair of prescription glasses into high-quality sunglasses.
For more on Solar Shield sunglasses, visit www.solarshield.com