Archive for the ‘Golf Gadgets’ Category

How to Take Slow Motion Golf Swing Videos!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

I’ve actually noticed bunch of YouTube videos online of these awesome slow motion golf swing videos and noticed that everyone was using selective Casio Exilim series, which can do like up to 6,000 frames per second.

I found that these cameras below will let you take super slow motion golf swing videos:

  • Casio Exilim EX-FC100 – These go for about $219.95 on Amazon, really good deal for capturing up to 1000 frames per second, which beats most other digital cameras for the price and purpose of taking slow motion golf swing videos.
  • Casio Exilim FH20 – This is the higher end version that can cost about $550.  If you want to use it more than a slow-motion golf swing camera, this might be a good way to invest more and get more out of it.

Here’s some videos showing the capabilities of these Casio Exlim digital cameras:

Slow-motion golf swing with Casio Exilim EX-FC100:

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Slow-motion golf swing with Casio Exilim FH20:

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Of course, I don’t really advice to you analyze your own swing unless you are at least an 8 handicap and have some experience tinkering with your own swing.   Otherwise, you might be better off getting a real golf pro to look at your swing.

Also, you can use V1 swing software to analyze your swing.

I should be getting the cheaper EX-FC100 to test it out soon, I need one really bad, technology has gotten so good, it’s unbelievable!

UPDATE: I also found that Casio Exilim EX-FS10 does slow motion golf swing videos too, the cheapest of all at $179.

Banana Bunker is a Perfect Banana Keeper for Golfers!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

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As I have mentioned before on what you should eat during a round of golf, bananas are one of the best foods to eat.  Well, the problem is, sometimes your bananas in the golf bag can get crushed, causing all kinds of havoc if you leave other things in your golf bag too.

There’s a perfect solution for that, Banana Bunkers.  I might actually get a couple of these so I can always have my bananas in perfect shape, ready for tournament golf.

The Banana Bunker is a flexible, plastic device that prevents your bananas from being bruised.
It fits almost any size banana due to its innovative design featuring open end caps (to allow thin ends to stick out) and a flexible and detachable mid-section.

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Btw, my tournament golf preparation is coming slowly, I have never stopped touching a golf club for 4 days straight now!

How to Improve Your Short Putts!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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If you are serious about improving your short putts, I highly recommend getting one of these indoor putting mats, that can improve your short putting skills if you practice daily.  There’s also this one, which provides more holes for longer putts/chips.

Golf Green Doormat

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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Now you can make your doormat into a golf green with the golf green doormat.  How cool is that?

Bring a bit of the Belfry to your doorstep with our Golf Green Doormat. This humorous piece of home décor is sure to make you the envy of all your golfing buddies, and probably puts you in good stead for that long sought after golf club captaincy position you have been after.

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Commercial RG3 Robot Mower for Greenskeepers!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

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Mowing fairways and greens may get easier for those lucky greenskeepers who have access to this new RG3 robot mower.  I think it’s a great idea, there’s way too much danger involved if humans keep mowing the lawn, especially if players are mis-hitting their golf ball to the mowers.

The RG3 (Robotic Greens Mower 3) from Precise Path debuted a few weeks ago at the 2009 Golf Industry Show in New Orleans. It’s a robot lawnmower that uses two lead acid batteries to run its 24-volt DC motor, and one to run its computer, offering about three hours of mowing before needing to be recharged.

“Our robot could provide the human precision necessary to upkeep, actually better than a human is capable of, and not costing the large amount in intensive labor costs,” Precise Path co-founder, president, and CTO Doug Traster told CNET News in a phone interview.

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Golf Ball Massager!

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Golf Ball Massager!

Are you a golf nut?  Well, here’s a Golf Ball Massager to help you prove that.

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V1 Home is the best software for Golf Swing Analysis!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

V1-Home software is the most widely used by most tour players and teachers.  You can load your own videos straight from your digital camera.  (Above is my 3 wood swing loaded onto V1 Home)

The greatest part about the V1 Home software is that you can do slow-motion and draw lines to analyze your swing.

You can also load a pro tour’s golf swing from their online database.

Here’s Adam Baddeley’s swing I downloaded:

Now the free version has everything except that you can’t do split-screen to compare your own swing to Adam Baddeley or someone else.

But you can download the free version here and study some of the best swings in golf for free!

This is definitely the one and only sofware you need to analyze your swing right.

HOWTO hit a golf ball with a cigarette in your mouth!

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Here’s a simple howto for hitting the golf ball with a cigarette in your mouth.

What does this do for your swing?

Basically, it allows you to balance your swing. If you are not in balance, you will most likely lose the cigarette during your swing.

Famous golfer, Ben Hogan used to do this in practice AND in competition.

You can swap a golf pencil or anything similar if you don’t smoke cigarettes. But cigarettes work the best since they can be easily broken.

eGrain for your balls

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

eGrain for your balls

Here’s a chip that can be mounted inside your golf ball for analyzing the speed, spin, and direction of your golf balls.

Nice… but the world is really turning into this mumbo jumbo tech bs…. We need to really stick with down-to-earth fundamentals…well for 95% of us on earth…

Regardless, this is great technological breakthrough for anyone who can break par.

A “smart” golf ball demonstrated at a consumer electronics fair in Berlin can help improve a golfer’s game by using a computer chip to reveal how fast it flies off the tee.

Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro-integration, the e-Grain chip inside the ball can survive 200 sharp whacks from a pro golfer.

In the first five metres of its flight, it wirelessly sends information about its velocity to a display on the golfer’s bag.

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Golf invention for dumb golfers

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Golf invention for dumb golfers

Here’s a useless invention for dumb golfers. That’s right. You wouldn’t use this unless you thought it REALLY was going to help you hit better shots.

Well, sometimes that could work, kinda like placebo pills…

o how can the Shoulder Stick help you? To work properly, the inventor states; “The bar is sufficient length and position so that in use, it is essentially horizontal across the shoulders and not visible to the golfer addressing the ball”. And that’s a good thing, because if you could see how goofy you look, you wouldn’t wear this backside broom handle. But back to the inventor; “However, one end becomes visible directly in front of the golfer at the peak of a correct back swing and the other end becomes visible in front of the golfer at the end of a proper follow through”. We’re not sure how effective it is but we do have a word of caution; make sure to remove the SS before entering the 19th hole, because Shoulder Sticks and doorways just don’t mix.

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