golf

  • Quick Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone

    For ten bucks, Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the iPhone/iPod touch is absolutely, hands-down, the best deal going when it comes to portable golf games. Read More

  • Tiger Woods 10 will be bundled with Wii MotionPlus

    What’s the best way to encourage the adoption of strange video game accessory? Right, bundle it with a popular video game, like Nintendo did with the Rumble Pak and Star Fox 64 nearly 12 years ago. (God, 12 years!) Now EA is helping to ensure that the Wii MotionPlus isn’t a huge bust by shipping it with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. The game comes out this summer, but no North… Read More

  • Golf hole's tee box is 1,400 feet above the green

    The Legend Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa features a world-class golf course with each of the 18 holes designed by a different professional golfer. The true magic is found in the “Extreme 19th” hole, though, which is a 630-yard par three with a tee box that’s only accessible by helicopter and looms over 1,400 feet above the green. Read More

  • Golf Tech: Callaway’s new Diablo driver punches your slice right in the balls

    I’ve been playing golf off and on for about 20 years now and as a mid-handicapper, I’m prone to shooting in the low nineties thanks, in large part, to inconsistent tee shots. It’s no surprise that hitting your second shot from the middle of the fairway is a lot easier than hitting it from underneath a tree that’s located behind several other trees. And so we dance. I… Read More

  • Video: Tiger Woods 10 gameplay demo

    Hot damn, Tiger Woods 10 for the Wii is looking better and better all the time. Jason Shenkman, EA Sports’ Senior Producer for Tiger Woods 10, gives us a gameplay overview and talks about some of the new features for the MotionPlus-enabled game. Read More

  • Video: Sports tech at the Boston Golf Expo

    I spent an afternoon at the Boston Golf Expo this weekend and found a few interesting technology-enhanced products and services for your perusal. Please enjoy with my compliments. Read More

  • Golf: OnPar GPS unit looks pretty cool

    That OnPar GPS device that we caught wind of last week has been captured on video by Rob over at Golf Views. As far as golf gadgets go, this one’s bound to make a splash thanks to the very iPhone-like interface and what seems like a relatively straightforward user experience mixed in with some pretty interesting shot tracking and statistics features. Read More

  • Golf: ‘OnPar GPS’ handheld due early next month

    Sure, it’s –65 out right now but it’s never too early to start thinking about golf. Savant GPS knows this and, as such, will unveil the “On Par” GPS unit in Orlando this weekend with retail availability slated for “early February.” Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Golden Tee Golf TV game for $9.94

    Fans of Golden Tee Golf might find a quick fix of the craptastic home version to be just what they need to tide them over between trips to the bar. I, myself, have been holding off on buying this little guy due to the $30+ price tag, the fact that there’s only one course, and the relatively mediocre user reviews. However, for $9.94 on clearance and with free shipping from Target.com… Read More

  • Last minute gift ideas: The UroClub

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Come on, man. The UroClub is a screw-top container shaped like a golf club that you urinate into behind a built-in privacy towel. NO! It’s a simple three step process, according to the UroClub web site: “Unscrew the UroClub’s triple seal, leak proof cap, clip the privacy towel to the UroClub and your belt or waist band, discreetly relieve yourself… Read More

  • Nitrogen-infused golf clubs mimic big swing speeds

    Above, please witness what I’d purchase if I were the type of person who’d spend $500 on a single golf club (I’m not). The PowerBilt Air Force One – by the same people who bring you Louisville Slugger baseball bats – has nitrogen inside of it. Nitrogen! Read More

  • Golden Tee championship to be held in Las Vegas

    Looks like all the wrinkly dollars you’ve fed into Golden Tee machines over the years could finally come back to you full circle (and then some) if you can take home the $20,000 first prize at the Golden Tee World Championship next week. Actually, you probably should have signed up by now. If you did, you’re fully aware that the championship will be held at the Las Vegas… Read More

  • Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (Wii)

    Here’s one man’s opinion: Nintendo Wii, as a gaming system, was meant for golf. I would have bought the thing if it was called the Nintendo Golf Simulator back when it was released. Nintendo keeps releasing non-golf games for it, yet I just wait for one game every August. Tiger Woods 07, released in mid-March 2007, was a pretty good first crack at motion-based golf on the Wii. Read More

  • Golf and bike GPS devices coming from Holux

    I’ve been doing okay with the yardage markers and sprinkler heads on the golf course but maybe someday when I retire — rich beyond my wildest dreams thanks to blogging – I’ll be able to work on my game to get to the point where I need to know the exact distance to the pin. That’s where the GR-130 from Holux will come in. Or there’s the GR-245 Bike GPS, a… Read More

  • 'Shadow Caddy' perfect for golfers too manly to take a cart but too lazy to carry their own clubs

    They say that golf is a good walk spoiled. But nothing spoils a good walk like paying $30 for a cart and then playing like ass all day long. Sure, you could carry your clubs but let’s be honest, we all play golf for a moderate to slightly below moderate amount of exercise. If I wanted to lift weights, I’d go to a… you know… that place that used to take $80 out of my… Read More

  • Wii: Tiger Woods ‘09 finally gets online play, plus better swing mechanics and five new courses

    http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf This year’s version of Tiger Woods for the Nintendo Wii should finally address some of the shortcomings of the first two titles. Most notably, you’ll finally be able to play online against three other players. What’s really cool about the online mode is that all four of you will take your shots independently of each other. So you’ll… Read More

  • Play golf at your desk with this new mouse and pad

    Tokyo-based accessory maker Green House’s newest invention is a true dreamfor all gadget fans who don’t want to leave their computer to play golf. The company started shipping an (almost) golf ball shaped USB mouse along with a mat resembling a green. The set also includes a small putter, three “real” mini golf balls and a flag which can be placed on the mouse pad/green. Read More

  • Chill Stick beer quiver holds a six pack, my heart

    I betcha one of these would fit quite nicely into a golf bag. Maybe load her up with some barley pops and let’s get going. The Chill Stick costs a measly $11.98 — a pittance compared to what six beers in a cooler would cost you on almost any golf course. It’s made of neoprene, which is basically God’s gift to beverage enthusiasts and it comes in assorted colors that… Read More

  • OMG: Stormtrooper golf bag!

    [photopress:starwarsgolf.jpg,full,center] I love Star Wars and I love golf, and I always kind of assumed that they were mutually exclusive. Not so, as now a Japanese company has made this bad-ass Stormtrooper-head golf bag that I so totally want. Now all I need is an Ewok costumer for my caddy and I’m set, man. Set. Read More

  • $900 digital putter with built-in LCD display

    Wow, this putter blows the previously mentioned Star Trek putter right out of the water as far as geek factor is concerned. At $899, it costs more than most people’s entire set of golf clubs but for the uber-rich out there, why not pick one up? What the hell, huh? Might as well. It uses a "micro Inertial Navigation System (INS)" to "identify the putter face position… Read More