Three high-tech golf gift ideas for Father’s Day

SwingSmart 3D View

Dads love golf, and they’re suckers for gizmos. Combine them with one of these high-tech golf gifts this year.

SwingSmart
One of the coolest tech products at this year’s PGA Show, SwingSmart is a unique game improvement tool that provides instant and accurate feedback on the critical elements of dad’s swing. The Bluetooth-enabled module captures information, such as tempo, swing speed and shaft lean. The highlight is the virtual 3-D Swing-View — very eye-opening.
SwingSmart, $249.99, www.swingsmart.com    

OptiShot_Product_Box

OptiShot
There are indoor simulators that cost tens of thousands of dollars to buy and install, but the OptiShot is an affordable way to play golf indoors 12 months a year. Using real clubs, a real or foam ball (or no ball at all), dad can spend rainy days or the endless winter months keeping his swing honed. With replica courses, OptiShot isn’t just a practice tool, it’s a real game.
OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator, $399.95, www.optishotgolf.com

GolfLogix - iPhone 5 club track

GolfLogix
GolfLogix is a smartphone app that uses GPS to provide distances and course layouts for more than 32,000 tracks worldwide. The app itself is free, but give dad an upgrade and he’ll be able to track every shot to learn club distances and shot trends. Instead of having one more gadget (a stand-alone GPS unit or a laser rangefinder), GolfLogix works right on dad’s phone.
GolfLogix, $20, www.golflogix.com.



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