Designed by Eric Ochs, Golphers‘ unique pocket knife is designed specifically for golf players. In addition to a substantial S35VN stainless steel blade and a selection of cool scale styles, it packs a titanium divot tool, a magnetic ball marker in the handle, and the requisite bottle opener. Awesomer readers save 10% with code AWESOME10.
No more ugly tassels and metal spikes. The embossed-leather Croco golf sneaker goes from the clubhouse to the club. Designed in England and handmade in Italy, Royal Albartross’ golf shoes feature modern style, impeccable stitching, gold details, and a kicky orange sole with rubber cleats for grip on the greens and comfort on the street.
PGA masters and side-betting amateurs are guaranteed an equally serious advantage with Bushnell Golf’s advanced rangefinder. The Pro XE assesses distance for uphill and downhill shots with its Slope technology, factors in temperature and barometric pressure, and provides visual and vibration feedback when it locks onto the flag.
Inspired by the ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance tech coming to some of its cars, Nissan engineered a golf ball that drives itself to the hole once on the putting green. The ball has an internal motor and works with an overhead camera and sensors to make its way to the cup regardless of how the player hits the ball.
Do you have trouble connecting with the ball? Well thanks to Ping Golf and John Deere, that won’t be a problem on the putting green, thanks to this 61.5″ long, 325 lb. aluminum putter head they fabricated. It’ll be on display at the 2019 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill, where fans can even give it a try. Action video here.
What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.
Mark Rober and his friends worked with Destin of Smarter Every Day to add rockets to a golf club. The resulting contraption can consistently propel a golf ball to 150mph. It’s so powerful, they couldn’t find the balls it hit. They also made a weaker handheld version.
Already in use in a number of golf clubs in the United States, the Rover is an autonomous caddie that carries more than your golf clubs. It also has a built-in cooler, a carrier for divot repair seeds, and even a USB charger. It also has a tablet that shows your yardage.
This clever game combines putting practice with classic arcade fun, as you putt your golf ball down the artificial turf and take aim for the scoring holes in its backboard. Made from birch wood, it folds neatly into its storage box when not in use. It doesn’t dispense tickets though.
TaylorMade updates its vaunted M1 metalwood driver with a lower density titanium and 43% more carbon composite, while the new M2 features a new “Geocoustic” design with a larger and more forgiving head, increased stiffness, and a great sound. Out 1/27/17.
Our friends over at Rides & Drives had the rare opportunity to spend a few days behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and lived in the lap of luxury at Georgia’s beautiful Sea Island resort, where they practiced skeet shooting, and picked up a few putting pointers.
YouTube channel Crush doesn’t have a hydraulic press, but they do have an 8-ton steamroller. Here, they see what happens (or doesn’t) when you run over golf balls with it. After seeing how golf ball dimples improve aerodynamics too, why aren’t cars made from this stuff?
Mercedes-Benz teamed up with luxury golf cart maker Garia to create a concept vehicle that embodies the German automaker’s impeccable sports car aesthetics. It rides on 14″ sports wheels, has a high-tech dashboard, and we love that the grille looks like a giant golf ball.
Bushnell’s latest golf GPS watch is pre-loaded with data for over 35,000 courses. It auto-detects holes, and provides at-a-glance readings of front, center, back, and hazard layup distances, and an integrated step counter and odometer. Lasts up to three rounds per charge.
It’s a national holiday for golfers now that the Masters is here, and IBM’s lightning fast and user friendly app is like opening a gift at Christmas – with smart watch compatibility, 4K live screening and universal favoriting, you can keep track everything your favorite players do.
We are so ready to go get it with Adidas Golf’s too cool Ultimate Shorts. The great range of motion from the stretch waistband and wicking, water resistant fabric makes it easy to excel in any activity, including sitting on the couch with a beverage and watching the Masters.
Ernie Els is a golf hall of famer who’s won four major championships. But Murphy’s Law hit him hard on the first hole of the 2016 Masters. He ended up putting six times from 3ft, scoring a 9 on the par-4 hole. Slate’s got your Happy Gilmore mashup covered.
During the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, a golf-playing robot known as LDRIC was allowed to take its shot at a little time in the tee box. Here, on the par-3 16th hole, it struts its stuff with an Eagle. Oh, and it can talk, kick footballs, and soccer balls too.
Dial into more forgiveness and tremendous range of adjustability on TaylorMade’s latest driver, which means launching stronger draws or fades with less spin to go farther. And gazing down at the gorgeous carbon composite crown urges us to hit more balls – in all seasons.
If you’ve ever been clocked on the head by a golf ball, you’d be certain they’re hard as a rock. But they’re actually quite pliable. Here’s slow-mo footage of a golf ball as it hits a steel wall at 150mph. While it’s likely it was a practice ball, a regular ball still flexes quite a bit.