Golf Accessories: The Latest in Goodies for the Course

What's new in the world of golf accessories? That's what we're here to discuss. Accessorizing one's golf game means things such as golf gloves, rain gear, apps and gadgets, apparel, grips and shafts, caps and umbrellas, and other goodies for the greens.

Golf bags and golf shoes are the "big two" in golf accessories, and you can check out New Golf Shoes and New Golf Bags (which includes push carts) on their own, dedicated pages.

The items we spotlight here are the latest accessories arriving in golf shops - stuff large and small that doesn't fall into any of the other categories listed on our Golf Equipment page. And when new stuff of note is announced or released, we add it to the top. Let's get accessorizing:

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Callaway Fall 2018 Weather Series

Detail of Callaway outerwear from 2018 Weather Series apparel.

Callaway Golf

 

Callaway Golf Apparel's Fall 2018 Weather series focuses on keeping golfers playing in any weather conditions, whether windy, cold or wet —or a combination of all three. Items in the collection include:

Dual Action ¼ Zip Pullover & Vest: Heathered fleece sweaters and vests with an insulated thermal fabric. The outer fabric repels water to keep the golfer dry in a light rain.

Full-Zip Puffer Jacket & Vest: Lightweight pieces to keep the golfer warm.

Waterproof Seam-Sealed Jacket: A full-zip waterproof jacket with breathable 3-layer membranes and mechanical stretch fabric.

Waterproof Trousers: 3-layer waterproof membrane with adjustable snaps, drawstrings and toggle hems on the pant cuff.

Women’s Quilted Thermore Jacket: Fully lined and insulated with Thermore thermal fabric.

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Swiftwick Golf Socks

Swiftwick Golf sock, Maxus model

Swiftwick Golf

 

The men's and women's golf socks from Swiftwick are manufactured using eco-friendlier approaches. They come in three models and various colors within each model.

The Performance model is medium cushion and moderate compression with a focus on durability. The Pursuit incorporates a natural merino wool with medium cushion and moderate compression. The Maxus focuses on plush comfort with maximum cushion and relaxed compression.

All are designed to help keep the golfer's feet dry with moisture-wicking properties. On the Swiftwick website they are priced between $11 and $18 per pair.

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Precision Pro Golf NX7 Shot Rangefinder

Precision Pro Golf NX7 Shot Rangefinder
Precision Pro Golf

Precision Pro Golf calls its NX7 Shot Rangefinder a first-of-it-kind: It's a "crossover" rangefinder, designed to work both on the golf course and on hunting trips.

Inside a camo design, the NX7 Shot Rangefinder has a Target Acquisition Mode to pick up the flagstick. Its golf functions are considered its first priority. And in Last Priority Hunting Mode, the rangefinder provides readings to the target in crowded areas where branches may cause line of site issues. The Scanning Mode feature works well for both as the user can scan multiple targets in one motion.

The MSRP is $249. For more info, see precisionprogolf.com.

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Shot Scope V2 GPS Golf Watch

Shot Scope V2 GPS Golf Watch
Shot Scope

The Shot Scope V2 is a golf watch that combines GPS with performance tracking features. The pre-order price is $210, the retail price $250.

The V2 has three modes, GPS, Pro and GPS+Track. In GPS and GPS+Track modes, distances are displayed to the front, middle and back of each green from the golfer's position. In Pro and GPS+Track modes, performance tracking is activated and automatically tracks more than 100 stats in five categories: clubs, tee shots, approaches, short game and putting.

For more info, visit shotscope.com.

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Antigua Summer Men's Apparel

Vivid golf shirt from Antigua men's summer 2017 collection
An abstract chest print over a solid base color is the design of the Vivid top. Antigua Group

The Antigua apparel brand's Summer Men's Fashion Golf Collection boasts a vibrant color palette in six new shirt/top designs.

Varying yarn sizes give the Hologram shirt the illusion of contrasting shades. The Drive shirt has a white base on which color stripes appear unpatterned.

The Unite has varying stripe sizes, but in a consistent pattern. The Revive has a 2-color, rugby-stripe pattern. And the Vivid shirt uses a solid base color on top of which is an abstract chest print.

The collection also includes the Vista, a half-zip pullover. For more info, visit antigua.com.

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Puma Autumn Winter Apparel

Rickie Fowler wears Puma Golf AW'17 apparel
Cobra-Puma Golf

"Evoknit" is the big news in Puma Golf's AW'17 Collection of golf apparel.

What is Evoknit? It is, the brand states, "a knitted design that utilizes body mapped ventilation, strategically placed rib panels and seamless engineering for unrestricted range of motion."

It's also moisture-wicking and designed for comfort and breathability.

The AW'17 line includes pieces for men, women and junior golfers, plus accessories and footwear. In the outerwear, PWRWARM Extreme uses a synthetic insulation and microfibers to trap body heat and repel water. See the website for more info.

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Arccos Caddie AI Golf System

Arccos Caddie artificial intelligence golf system
Arccos Golf

If you're like most golfers, you've never used a caddie. Only a small percentage of golfers ever have the benefit of a professional caddie's expertise, and those that do really do (most of the time) benefit. Most of us, for example, overestimate how far we hit our golf shots.

The Arccos Caddie brings artificial intelligence to the golf course, and makes caddie services - or at least a variety of caddie - available to the masses.

The company describes it this way:


"Arccos Caddie leverages the golf industry’s richest data set – over 61 million shots hit by the Arccos community, as well as precise elevation data and 386 million geotagged data points on more than 40,000 courses. It also accounts for weather conditions, including forecasted wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, temperature and more. The platform can be used by anyone, on nearly any hole in the world, regardless of whether a golfer has previously played the course."

For more info about how it works, visit arccosgolf.com, or check out a video on Vimeo.

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Roll-In Bag Buddy

Roll-In Bag Buddy
Roll-In Products, LLC

Want to make your shag bag self-serve, no bending required?

The Roll-In Bag Buddy is a golf accessory for picking up balls on the practice green. Roll it along the ground - yes, even on a putting surface - and it collects your golf balls.

It doesn't leave scuff marks or plug marks, and comes with a long handle that lets it slide down into a golf bag. It's priced at $59.99. rollingolf.com