Spring is here, and so is The Masters, the legendary tournament that sends us full swing into the warmer months where golf reigns supreme. If I close my eyes, I can just hear Jim Nantz’s’ melodic voice calling shots as the players make their way around the beautiful and appropriately named Amen Corner. Itching to get back on the course? Do it with the latest and greatest new golf gear and even if you don’t play well, you’ll at least look good doing so…
Oakley Crossrange XL Prizm ($150): These shades bridge the gap between the course and the streets. Prizm lenses are ideal for following your ball no matter where you hit it, and the nose pads and temples can be switched out to keep your style going long after your round ends.
Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder ($499): The best rangefinder in golf just got better. New slope switch technology can be turned on and off, allowing the avid golfer to use it for both recreational and tournament play. Meanwhile, patented jolt technology locks you into the target. Did we mention it’s now waterproof? Not that you ever dump a ball in the drink or anything.
Galvin Green Argon Jacket featuring C-KNIT Backer Technology ($695): The latest Gore-Tex technology is featured in golf for the first time in the new Argon jacket. C-KNIT backer technology, combined with Galvin Green’s historically great construction, makes one of golf’s best jackets even better.
Adidas Powerband Boa Boost ($180): Adidas has done it again. Cutting-edge technology like their boost midsole cushioning, six-spike outsole and lightweight construction define this time-honored shoe. Throw in the new L6 Boa Closure system and it becomes the most technologically advanced golf shoe on the market.
Cobra King F7+ Driver With Cobra Connect ($399): Cobra’s first connected driver allows players to track the distance of all of their drives thanks to a sensor in the grip paired with the free Arccos Driver smartphone app. You’ll also have GPS for 40,000 courses and be able to compete in virtual driving competitions, making this driver both informative and fun.
Taylormade M2 Irons ($499 to $899): The the latest technology from Taylormade produces some of the best-performing irons on the market. Now, even balls that aren’t struck as cleanly as you’d like still go longer, higher and straighter more frequently. Who can argue with that?
Puma Tailored Golf Chino Pants ($80): A slimmer cut makes these pants ideal for the office, and once you head for the golf course, you won’t even have to change. Super comfortable and stretchy material allows you to swing away; the tape on the waistband will keep your shirt tucked in when you do.
Oakley Fairway Golf Carry Bag ($160): This highly organized stand bag is equipped with five-way separation compartments for your clubs and seven pockets for whatever else you carry, including a cooler pocket for your food. It is also very lightweight and perfect for the golfer who walks the course.
Bradley Allan Izote Polo ($89): New to the golf style scene, Bradley Allan is making golf clothes that transcend the course. The sharp and technical Izote polo is the perfect shirt to wear to the office on Friday before cutting out around noon for a quick 18. Don’t worry, we won't tell.