In preparation for golf season down South, there are two things that should be on top of the to-do list. First, go ahead and set the DVR box for two weeks of recording starting April 7 to make sure not to miss any of the action in the upcoming Masters and Heritage tournaments. Second, go shopping for all of the latest and greatest 2014 golf accessories to look (and play) like a pro!
Let’s begin with the basics: shoes. FootJoy, the number one shoe in golf, has just released a revolutionary shoe named D.N.A. This highly customizable shoe features a SnugFit tongue to create comfort by conforming to the top of the foot, a 3D foam collar that molds to the ankle for ideal fit and support. It also has an all new ChromoSkin™ Leather System that is completely waterproof while staying incredibly breathable, plus a sole made out of industry-leading cushioning with lightweight stability to keep golfers looking and playing their best. This remarkable shoe is “hot off the press,” having been released in mid-February, and is endorsed by many pros including Adam Scott and Webb Simpson. To buy the FJ D.N.A. shoe locally, visit Koosa Golf in Lexington or give them a call at (803) 359-3333.
Next up: new and improved drivers. The top two must-haves this year are the new Callaway Big Bertha Driver (available at DocGriffin Golf) and the Cobra BiO CELL driver (available at Koosa Weed Hill Driving Range in Irmo). The new Big Bertha features an Adjustable Perimeter Weighting system that amounts to longer, straighter shots while the BiO CELL driver is equipped with eight adjustable loft settings to ensure maximum distance while also being incredibly customizable.
To wrap up things needed on the course, rangefinders are a new must-have. Garmin released two new gadgets for the tech-y golfer: the Approach S4 watch and the Approach G8 handheld. Both of these items are preloaded with thousands of courses and can access exact yardages and location of the pin while also allowing the golfer to input and save customizable yardage points such as water hazards and bunkers. Both electronics are available at Golfsmith on Harbison.
Now, it wouldn’t be in the spirit of the game not to include family and friends on the to-do list for the best season of the year. To get the whole family involved in the game of golf, the new PlayNine Card Game will teach everyone from ages 8 and up the ins-and-outs of golf. Here is a quick rundown on how the game works: each hand is a hole, each turn is a shot; the object is to shoot the lowest score and after nine holes, the lowest score wins! The game is designed for two to six players and usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to play. The PlayNine card game can be found at any Dick’s Sporting Goods (including the one on Bower Parkway).
Whether on or off the tournament grounds during these upcoming months, enjoy the season of golf with any of these must-haves!