Nike Vapor drivers
There's loads of tech in golf clubs nowadays. Thankfully, Nike's Vapor range of drivers makes it easy for you — or your club pro — to make large or small adjustments to get that ball hurtling down the fairway. There are three clubs in the range: the Vapor Fly, Vapor Fly Pro and Vapor Flex 440.
Gore-Tex Two-Layer Jacket
Maintain the fluidity of your swing while also staying dry with this breathable GORE-TEX® jacket. With front zip pockets, hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs and a 100 per cent polyester mesh, this is a versatile, durable and stylish jacket.
£200 | Adidas
Bionic StableGrip glove
A glove is essential for maintaining grip. You'll be surprised to learn Bionic's StableGrip glove is packed full of tech — and the only glove designed by an orthopaedic hand surgeon. Bionic says it will last two to three times longer than a traditional leather glove.
£16.99 | Bionic Gloves
Nike TW ’15
Even though Rory McIlroy may be dominating the Tour, Nike's Tiger Woods range lives on — and in style. Take these, the latest TW shoes from the company, which feature a Flyweave upper, Dynamic Fit technology and a lightweight Phylon midsole. You also get a two-year waterproof guarantee.
£160 | Nike
Nike Major Moment Ace polo
How much tech can you pack into a polo? Quite a bit as it happens. This slick top, finished with a ‘Volt’ detail (bright green to you and I) will wick moisture away from your sweaty chest as you stroll down the fairway in the sunshine. The open sleeve design gives you an enhanced range of motion.
£39.95 | Nike
Adipower Boost 2
Packed with a bunch of advanced shoe tech, such as a wizzy boost foam heel for walking comfort, an 'Energy Sling' to help energy transfer and to prevent power leaks, and an advanced puremotion® TPU outsole with strategically-placed gripmore® traction to improve stability, grip, and performance, these shoes will keep your feet in top condition around the course.
£99.99 | Adidas
Oakley Radarlock Path Prizm Golf
Oakley says these shades use one of the most optically pure materials in eyewear today, maximising clarity while filtering out 100 per cent of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light. You can customise frame colours, ear socks and lenses via an online tool.
£195 | Oakley
It’s a cross between a skateboard and a golf buggy. But can you really ‘skate’ around a golf course without getting sneered at by the seniors?
The GolfBoard is an electric skateboard with handlebars – won the coveted Product of the Year at 2014’s industry headliner PGA Show. Laird Hamilton, surfing’s Tiger Woods, had design input and indeed you control it as you would a surf, snow or skateboard – by moving your weight around on the board. A remote control mechanism means you can still brake if you’ve, um, exited the vehicle unexpectedly, before it disappears into the bushes. The battery is claimed to last for 36 holes or 15 miles and charges in an hour. It’s surprisingly fast and manoeuvrability definitely takes some getting used to. As well as potentially making a round of golf much quicker, it’s likely to make it much more fun, too.
At £3,500, GolfBoards probably aren’t going to be widely purchased by individuals. But if you happen to see one at your local course, it’s definitely worth renting out.
£3,500 | GolfBoard
If you’ve got enough room in your house, OptiShot 2 is the perfect golf simulator – without breaking the bank. Fire up your Mac or PC, download the software, plug it in and hit the foam ball. The sensors on the device track your ball. So, within the comfort of your own home you can play some of the world’s best golf courses, and compete against friends. What’s more, if you don’t improve after 30 days, OptiShot will give you your money back.
£399 | OptiShot Golf
Game Golf Classic
Game Golf Classic is literally a game-changer. First, screw the tags into the top of your clubs, then pair them with your clubs online. Fix the main device on your belt and before you take a shot, tap the top of the club on it. After your round, sync with your computer for an accurate view of your round – including loads of stats such as driving distance. Very cool – Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood use it.
£159.95 | Game Golf
Garmin Approach S6
Golf watches have come a long way in the last few years, and the Garmin Approach S6 is one of the best – if not the de facto standard. The watch has over 39,000 courses built into it, and with a full-colour high-res touchscreen and blind shot assistance, you’ll always know where to aim and how far away you have from the pin. It’s also pretty slim and very light.
£279.99 | Garmin