One of my favorite scenes from the Kevin Costner/Rene Russo movie “Tin Cup”–not a particularly good movie, I admit, but it has its moments–is when Tin Cup has gotten himself a bad case of the shanks, and is desperately using every golf gadget known to man in an attempt to cure himself of it. And naturally, Russo shows up just at that moment. (I tried to find y’all a picture or a clip, but had no success. Sorry ’bout that!)
(And just how many famous Hollywood male stars did Russo end up working with too, I wonder? I mean, here’s just the list off the top of my head: Gene Hackman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner, and Pierce Brosnan. I mean, jeez! But I digress.)
Anywho, for whatever reason–probably because it’s a sport played by middle-aged guys, and us middle-aged guys like our toys but are too old to be able to play with Legos without people thinking we need psychiatric help–golf tends to have a lot of extra gear associated with it. And now that tech is getting sufficiently portable and wearable, you bet your boots that companies like GolfSense would develop a golfing item that utilizes that stuff. And so they have; the GolfSense device, which you can attach to any glove, uses motion sensors in the glove to perform a 3D capture of your golf swing, helping you analyze what you’re doing wrong with the associated iPhone app. (And in golf, believe me, there’s always something you’re doing wrong unless you’re Tiger Woods.)
You a golfer and want to inject some high-tech help into your game? Surf on over and check out the GolfSense device, which goes for an MSRP of $129.99. You can download the accompanying iOS or Android app for free. And if you get yourself one, be sure to let us know what you think below!