When collaborations between giants occur, the world learns to hold its breath. From the Wright brothers in 1903, to Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Heat; great things happen when two minds collide.
The latest golfing technology to hit the market is no different. Introducing GolfSense, the world’s first portable 3D sensor system that is able to deliver real-time feedback and analysis to your mobile phone or tablet computer.
Designed by none other than a former Microsoft engineer and the former Apple product manager, the system promises to help you understand your swing, where you may be going astray, and how you can put it right.
Working through a lightweight, comfortable glove; sensors within the fabric` analyse the motion, speed and angle of your swing whilst sending this information to your desired electronic device (so far involving iPhone, iPad or iPod touch).
This new technology therefore, if you have both the time and money, offers you the opportunity to fine tune your swing without the need of a coach or professional. Although these are recommended guides, being both highly formidable and intuitive, GolfSense gives the golfer the opportunity to work upon his swing in his own time.
Weighing in at only 17 grams, there really is no reason not to try it out – no reason, that is of course, unless you’ve never played golf before.
If that is indeed the case, then the thing that most people do unfortunately get stuck on is ‘where do I start?’
Along with being the most obvious question, it is also one of the most important. Besides researching as to what clothing and equipment you need to get. It is also important to consider as to how much learning will cost.
The great news is, unlike most things in the world, golf is actually becoming cheaper to play. Gone are the days when only the wealthy could play the sport and gone too is the stigma follows suite regarding the strict clothing arrangement.
Not only is it now acceptable to wear golfing trainers, but in some golf clubs, even the wearing of jeans is permitted; bearing in mind however, that this particular ethos concerns primarily community golf clubs, wherein you pay per round of golf that you play, rather than by yearly membership.
With training in mind, many golf clubs also provide driving ranges where you are able to practice your swing without fear of comical consequence, or an outstanding bill at the end of the session. At most ranges you should expect to pay around £5 per one hundred balls that you use.
Taking up the idea of a golfing range is an excellent idea, especially if you have the luxurious option of being able to take your time with your swing.
But what do you swing with?
These days golfing equipment is also cheap and accessible to the everyday person. With a full set being available for as little as £99.99 from online stores such as Direct Golf UK, there really is no excuse as to why you can’t pick up a set and get onto the green in the near future.
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