Travel bags are available with many combinations of size and features, but are distinguished by rigid and/or heavily padded construction, including the clubhead cover (which on most other bags is simply an unpadded "rain fly"), and locks on the zippers and bag cover. These features protect the clubs from abuse and theft, and generally makes the bag suitable for checked airline luggage. Travel bags are generally used by amateur players that travel occasionally, such as business executives; rigid flight cases that enclose the actual golf bag are generally preferred by touring players, as these cases can enclose any golf bag, are more discreet as to their contents thus further deterring theft, and the case's weight and bulk can be left behind while on the course where it's not needed.
But where things get smart is the King K7’s distance tracking courtesy of a sensor built into the grip combined with the microphone in your smartphone. Hit a tee shot and the microphone and sensor work together to register a drive. Then you walk over to your ball and the microphone detects your next shot and calculates the distance from the tee. Using sound means your practise swings are never registered as a hit.
Originally, golf balls were made of a hardwood, such as beech. Beginning between the 14th and 16th centuries, more expensive golf balls were made of a leather skin stuffed with down feathers; these were called "featheries". Around the mid-1800s, a new material called gutta-percha, made from the latex of the East Asian sapodilla tree, started to be used to create more inexpensive golf balls nicknamed "gutties", which had similar flight characteristics as featheries. These then progressed to "brambles" in the later 1800s, using a raised dimple pattern and resembling bramble fruit, and then to "meshies" beginning in the early 1900s, where ball manufacturers started experimenting with latex rubber cores and wound mesh skins that created recessed patterns over the ball's surface. Recessed circular dimples were patented in 1910, but didn't become popular until the 1940s after the patents expired.
Together, these organizations have work to promote and advance the game to a part of society that's often overlooked. It sounds like an easy concept, but it often runs into obstacles. Many courses still prohibit handicap carts from touching their greens, while the group is still awaiting USGA certification to allow their players a chance at the amputee world rankings (a necessity to get into the Paralympics). This group merely wants to be treated like everybody else.
When you’re having a good day playing golf, you don’t really want to stop just because the sun is going down. Of course, you don’t really have a choice, as you not only can’t see where the ball is going, but will have no way of finding it once it lands. If you just can’t help but keep playing, then why not light up the golf balls so they’re easier to find?
Unless you live in an area where golf is a year round sport (think Florida, Arizona, California, etc.) odds are you will spend most of your time out on the links during the midst of summer. While summer golf is great, the higher temperatures can become uncomfortable and lead to a faster rate of physical exhaustion out on the course, so the cooler you can stay, the better.
Knowing the rules of the game is important, especially if you and your opponents get competitive. But all you really need is the Rules of Golf, which is the official app of the United States Golf Association’s most up-to-date set of regulations, essentially putting their guidelines, definitions, and decisions at your fingertips. What happens if your club is damaged? How do you handle a ball that lands near a rattlesnake? Download this app—available for both Android and iOS—and you’ll have answers to just about every question, right there on your smartphone. (And if something’s missing? Don’t worry. You can send the USGA an email directly—with one little click.) ($4; usga.org)
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