Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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8 Way Golf Bag Vs 5 Way Vs 14 Way – What the Best Bag Style?

8 Way Golf Bag Vs 5 Way Vs 14 Way – What the Best Bag Style? The setup of your golf bag can sometimes make just as dramatic of a difference as your clubs in the bag. Not all golf bags are created equally. We know that the rules specify that you can only have […]

10 Best Golf GPS Devices 2022

10 Best Golf GPS Devices 2022

Looking for a way to improve your game? Then it could be time to invest in a golf GPS. There are a whole host of brands and models to choose from, so which is the best buy in terms of quality and performance?

We’ve taken an up-close look at a variety of golf GPS watches and devices on your behalf. We’ve checked out the features, from multi-colour displays to voice guidance systems, and we’re confident there’s a GPS device for you.


GolfBuddy Voice

If you’re looking for highly rated GPS device known for its quality craftmanship the GolfBuddy Voice will be right up your street. There’s plenty of useful features, including:


  • Eight different pre-loaded languages.
  • Auto distance information.
  • Shot distance measurement.
  • Calculates distance to centre, front and back of the green.
  • Pre-loaded with over 35,000 different golf courses.
  • Simple design with user-friendly interface.
  • Vibrant screen with easy to read letters and numbers.
  • Durable design.


  • Any room for improvement?

Advanced golfers would like to see a few more features.


GolfBuddy Voice 2

We’ve looked at the original GolfBuddy Voice, so let’s check out Voice 2. Designed with the same attention to detail, this GPS device has a lot going for it:


  • Easy to use.
  • Pre-programme with thousands of golf courses.
  • Dynamic green view – shows shape of the green.
  • Calculates distance to the back, front and centre of green.
  • Choose from a male or female voice (depending on your preference)!
  • Battery last for around 14 hours.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Automatic hole recognition.
  • Eight ore-loaded languages.
  • Use during tournaments.
  • Shot distance measurement.
  • Time mode.
  • Three colours to choose from.


  • Any room for improvement?

Golfers have mentioned that the device sometimes needs to be charged after each round.


Bushall NEO XS

A simple GPS watch, the Bushall NEO XS is never-the-less designed with quality in mind, however it’s not the cheapest on the market. Let’s see what you get for your money:


  • Lightweight, easy-to-wear watch.
  • Designed with simplicity in mind and comes with clear instructions.
  • Pre-loaded with over 25,000 golf courses.
  • Choose from three designs and colours.
  • No hidden subscription charges.
  • Shot distance measurement.
  • Auto hole recognition.
  • Waterproof (up to 10 metres).
  • One year warranty.
  • Use during tournaments.
  • Durable design.


  • Any room for improvement?

Not the cheapest device on the market!


Voice Caddie VC300

Compact and stylish, the Voice Caddie VC300 suits the discerning golfer, let’s find out what it has to offer:


  • Quality, lightweight design with stylish good looks.
  • Easy to use.
  • Compact – hold the device in just one hand.
  • Innovative touch pad / hands-free.
  • Shot distance measurement.
  • Choose from four colours.
  • No annual subscription fees.


  • Any room for imrpovement?

Golfing enthusiasts would like to see a power supply included with this product.


Voice Caddie VC 200

A simple design, offering quality at an affordable price. The Voice Caddie VC 200 has numerous features:


  • Easy to use.
  • Voice recognition.
  • Lightweight, portable design.
  • Durable exterior.
  • Automatic course and hole recognition.
  • Calculates distance to middle, front, and back of the green.
  • No hidden fees.
  • Easy to charge and portable.
  • Clips on easily (wear it on your golf cap)!
  • Pre-loaded with plenty of golf courses.
  • Choose from two colours.


  • Any room for improvement?

Golfers would appreciate a display screen.


Izzo Golf Swami 5000

A high-quality GPS device that’s durable too, the Izzo Golf Swami 5000 also has a host of other features.


Good-looking, slim-line design.

Easy to use.

Save your scorecard and keep track of your progress.

Battery lasts for around 12 hours.

Vivid display that’s easy to read.

Pre-loaded with more than 38.000 golf courses.

Water resistant.

Calculates shot distance.

Calculates distance from front, centre and middle of green.

Durable design.


Any room for improvement?

Golfers would like the device to be more responsive.


Garmin Approach G8

A big player in the GPS field, Garmin came out fighting with their Garmin Approach G8, there are plenty of great features:


  • Sleek, durable design.
  • Multi-touch display.
  • Pre-loaded with more than 30,000 golf courses.
  • Lets you know where the pin is (even when it’s not in your eye-line).
  • Wi-Fi updates to courses.
  • No added subscription fees.
  • Connect with Garmin Community (interract with other golfers).
  • Easy to use.
  • Connect your mobile phone and receive smart notifications.
  • Share your scorecard online with other golfers.
  • Club advice (stores data on your clubs and offers recommendations).


  • Any room for imrpovement?

Golfers have mentioned they would prefer the design to be slightly more compact.


Garmin Approach G10

Another from renowned brand Garmin, the Garmin Approach G10 also has ample features for the discerning golfer:


  • Sleek design
  • Conveniently clips to your hat, belt etc.
  • Very compact and lightweight.
  • Track your score via the digital scoreboard.
  • Powerful battery (up to 15 hours).
  • Durable design.
  • Green view – shows distance to middle, front and back of green.
  • Regular course updates.
  • Affordable and user friendly.
  • Connect with fellow golfers via the Garmin Community.
  • Over 40,000 pre-loaded golf courses.


  • Any room for improvement?

It really is compact! Take care not to lose it!


Garmin Approach G7

Yet another Garmin! This time the G7 – designed with the same quality craftsmanship you would expect from this reputable brand. This device has the following features

  • Adjustable shot takes into account uphill or downhill slope.
  • Garmin Connect allows you to reach out to other golfers.
  • Smart notification, shows messges and alerts.
  • Calculates distance to the back, front and middle of green.
  • Pre-loaded with over 30,000 courses.
  • Rechargeable, long-lasting battery.
  • Easy to read 2.6” multi-colour display screen.
  • Club advice – remembers the clubs you’ve use and when you’ve used them.
  • Affordable option.


  • Any room for improvement?

Not quite as lightweight as the newer Garmin Approach G8.


The Best Golf GPS Device For You.

We’ve looked over the options and it’s a tough call between our nine popular Golf GPS devices. All have a surfeit of valuable features to aid a golfer, with the aim of improving your game.


Designs and features do vary, so think about what you would like from your GPS – what’s important to you? Long battery life? A choice of colour? Wearability? Portability? Decide on your priotities and then go for the golf GPS device that ticks as many boxes as possible. Don’t forget your budget – prices vary, so shop around and bag yourself the best deal.











5 Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2022

5 Best Hybrid Golf Clubs 2022

Hybrid golf clubs are renowned for ease of use, combining the usability of a fairway wood with the pinpoint accuracy of an iron.

As arguably the most forgiving club known to man, the hybrid can get you out of many difficult spots, for example when you’re just off the fairway.

Many choose to hit a hybrid even when they have a good lie, simply because the large surface area of the club face provides a greater sweet spot.

Hybrid play is an especially useful tactic for beginners, especially for those who can take advantage of the latest technology for increased bail speed.

Using a hybrid club is a useful tactic because long irons are notoriously hard to hit. With hybrids less acclaimed golfers can hit solid shots with consistency.

Also known as a rescue club or utility club, there are various configurations to choose from, usually between 17 and 28 degrees loft.

Other decisions include shaft length and type, adjustability and of course design.

But with so many hybrid clubs to choose from, which are most recommended on your golfing journey?

Here are five clubs which will help on your quest to becoming a useful player!


Callaway Rogue Hybrid Golf Club

A highly recognized brand boasting a highly rated hybrid club.

Callaway have really outdone themselves this time, with a club that’s available for left and right-handers with either regular, stiff or senior flex.

Though only the ‘synergy’ shaft material is available that doesn’t mean to say it isn’t highly customizable.

With four different loft types (17, 19, 21, 24 and 27 degrees) golfers can treat themselves to a replacement for each of the long irons in their set.

The Rogue uses Jailbreak technology which incorporates two steel bars that stiffen the body. It also has a Hyper Speed face cup which increases the ball speed of shots as the ball pings off the face.

What makes this club special is it’s easy to launch further and straighter.

Arguably the best hybrid golf club on the market, the Rogue will capably help you out of some sticky situations, especially as it’s been coined the most powerful hybrid ever!

A truly magnificent feat of engineering.


TaylorMade M4 Hybrid Rescue Club

As the Rogue’s main competitor, the M4 comes complete with four configurations, including the 19, 22, 25 and 28 degree loft options.

This allows you to customize your bag with clubs that suit your individual style and preference.

The M4 is the latest in the TaylorMade collection, succeeding the highly reputable M2 and M3.

It enables golfers to hit a variety of shots as it’s easy to launch from any situation you find yourself in on the course.

It’s difficult to separate this club from the Rogue, especially considering the quantifiable research that’s gone into ensuring a flawless design.

You certainly won’t regret equipping yourself with this top of the range hybrid.



Adam Tight Lies Hybrid

Though we’ve just examined two high end hybrids on the market, that doesn’t mean to say you have to spend a fortune to get top quality.

In fact there are many cheap alternatives to choose from, like the Adams Hybrid.

There are two lofts, the 22 and 25 degree, which come complete with either a regular or senior flex with a graphite shaft.

The Tight Lies Hybrid uses patented Ghost Slot technology which creates greater acceleration as the ball leaves the club face. This creates a level of flexibility and forgiveness which is perfectly suited to the amateur game.

The club has a large sweet spot which does exactly as the name suggests: helps you escape tough lies.

It also has a low profile upside down design with a huge sweet spot. These characteristics make it the best lower priced hybrid on the market for consistent long distance shots.


A fantastic replacement for long irons.


Cobra KING F7 Adjustable Hybrid

What’s fantastic about this hybrid is it comes complete with an adjustable loft mechanism you can tailor to your requirements.

Produced by one of the most recognized names in golf, the club comprises forged stainless steel which maximizes face flexing.

This increases bail speed and ultimately allows you to hit the ball further.

What’s revolutionary about the F7 is its Baffler Dual Rail System, which improves turf interaction for greater consistency from various lies.

It also has a single fixed weight for a deep center of gravity. This is positioned low to generate even greater distance.

If it’s adjustability you’re after you need look no further than the F7. The ability to manually manage trajectory prevents you from having to carry multiple clubs for different shots.


Pine Meadow Excel EGI Hybrid

This is another great option for those on budget, and the Excel EGI Hybrid certainly doesn’t compromise quality either.

Let’s face it, unless you’re a top player you’re probably not going to notice the nuances between expensive and less expensive clubs, so long as you choose something which comes with a stamp approval.

And this club certainly does.

What’s great about it is it’s ideal for beginners, coming complete with various lofts including 19, 22, 28, 32, 35, 36, 40 and 45 degrees.

The loftier the club the easiest it is to get elevation from under the ball.

This hybrid club comes complete in either a regular flex or graphite shaft, and you’re onto a winner when you consider the price.

For replacing troublesome irons this is exactly what’s required, so if you’re eager to try a new hybrid and wondering what all the fuss is about this club will certainly help.


What’s great is it has a version for literally every iron, meaning if hybrids are your thing you can literally use a hybrid for every type of shot you’ll face on the golf course!


Tectectec Vpro500 Golf Rangefinder Review

Tectectec Vpro500 Golf Rangefinder


A rangefinder is one of those pieces of kit that, while not essential can make a huge difference to your game. This is especially true when it comes to the serious amateur or semi-pro golfer. There are plenty of different models on the market, but some stand out from the crowd. One of these is the Tectectec vpro500 golf rangefinder. It combines many key features and not surprisingly is one of the most popular models around.

Take a quick look at the specs and you will see why. It provides a whole lot of features that incorporate the latest in optics technology making it the first choice for golf and other sports.



Yard range: 5-540 yards

Magnification: 6X

Objective Lens: 24mm

Dimensions: 104×72×41mm, 185 grams

Working Temperature: -20 ~ 50°C

Display Type: LCD/Black

Waterproof: No.

Display Type: LCD-black​



This is an excellent high-quality flexible piece of equipment that can be used in a wide range of situations. As well as sports and hunting it can even be used by architects and surveyors to measure land and buildings.


Top Features include:

Continuous scan mode: In this mode you can measure up to 540 yards thanks to its laser technology. The device can also take account of any object that might be in the way so it will not be confused by the presence of flags or trees, or sand traps. Even when dealing with these it retains its accuracy to within 1 yard (+/-) This is made possible thanks to the use of Pin sensor technology which ensures greater accuracy.

The lens offers sharp clear vision with multi-layered optics. It incorporates through the lens display for easy reading. It offers a continuous measurement mode which allows faster reading of all the important data. The unit can also be adjusted to accommodate your own visual defects. If you are far sighted or near sighted, you can make a diopter adjustment to the lens. This will guarantee you the best possible focus.

The whole outfit is extremely practical, and it comes with everything you need to use and maintain it. The pack includes a strong shock resistant case and an additional carrying pouch and lanyard. It also comes with battery, microfiber cleaning cloth, wrist strap and instruction manual. Yet it all fits into a neat package that weighs only 185g with dimensions of just 104x72x41, making it easy to carry.

The body is reasonably water resistant and dust resistant. However, it is not suitable for all weather conditions as it is not completely waterproof so needs to be protected from possible damage. Users should also be prepared for poorer results in foggy conditions.


Pros & Cons


Accurate measurement across a range of different terrain

High quality optics and display

Resilient and durable design

Light-weight and portable


Not waterproof

Does not adapt well to foggy conditions

Overall this is a useful piece of equipment that makes the most of all the latest technology to help you play your best game.