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The most popular golf training equipment on Amazon right now (Summer 2020 edition)

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What are the most popular golf training equipment units on Amazon right now? From time to time, we like to get out of our little bubble of OEM releases and what’s being played on tour to look at what golf consumers are buying on one of the largest online retail marketplaces: Amazon.

Here are some of the best-selling golf training equipment units on Amazon as of October 2020.

1. Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green 

This three cup putting practice green is the best-selling training equipment unit on Amazon this summer

From the listing: “Manufactured from PET resin. Manufactured in the USA. Kidney shaped practice putting green. High quality putting surface stays smooth. Built in sand trap cutouts catch missed shots. 3 practice cup cutouts. Measures 3 by 9 feet. Non skid backing.”

Price: $36.36

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2. GoSports Golf Practice Hitting Net

Improve your driving and iron play with this hitting net that comes in two sizes

From the listing: “Improve your swing both indoors or outdoors with this portable at-home golf hitting net (mat not included). Beware of other nets made by foreign companies with no real golf experience. The GoSports golf net was designed in the US and is made by golfers for golfers. Incredibly durable reinforced nylon net with innovative golf ball return feature for added convenience and increased golf swing practice time – no more chasing balls. Lightweight yet sturdy build for easy setup/breakdown that gives you the freedom to practice anywhere, anytime.”

Price: $73.59

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3. Champkey Premium Turf Golf Hitting Mat

The Champkey hitting mat allows golfers to imitate hitting from a fairway or tee box

From the listing:1 * Golf Hitting Mat . 1* Rubber Tee. 3 * 38mm SDP Plastic Tees, 3 * 70mm SDP Plastic Tees , 3 * 83mm SDP Plastic Tees. Use 3 Diferents material construct which offering greater shock absorption and club protection; more resistant to wear. 16 mm True-turf surface simulates hitting from a real fairway or tee box. Ultra-durable Rubber backing: heavier rubber base features non-slip ,non-smell and Resistant Wear & Tear that can providing longer service life.”

Price: $49.99

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4. GoSports Golf Alignment Training Sticks 3 Pack

Improve your alignment with this set of 3 training sticks

From the listing: “Master your swing with perfect alignment every time! Set includes 3 golf alignment sticks (48” length) for improved training that will shave strokes off your score. Practice fundamentals to land closer to your target: ensure proper posture (shoulders, feet, hips), ball alignment, club alignment and swing plane for achieving optimal impact. Alignment sticks feature a pointed tip for easily staking into the ground and setting up for ball striking drills and more.”

Price: $14.99

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5. SKLZ Accelerator Pro Indoor Putting Green with Ball Return

This slick indoor putting green features a handy automatic ball return

From the listing: “9-foot indoor putting green with continuous automatic ball return for developing accuracy and control. Squaring and alignment guides at 3, 5, and 7 feet help promote consistency in every aspect of putting motion. Continuous automatic ball return allows for uninterrupted training. True-roll surface and upslope at the cup emulate putts found on actual greens. Measures 9 feet x 16.25 inches; great for use at home or office.”

Price: $49.99

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6.  PERFECT PRACTICE Perfect Putting Mat – Official Putting Mat of Dustin Johnson

The official putting mat of DJ is a popular choice amongst Amazon buyers

From the listing:Perfect Practice Compact Edition putting mats are an on-the-go, travel, at-home or office solution to improving your golf game. A must have for the aspiring and professional Golf player. Work on your putt while at traveling, at home or in the office. Perfect Practice putting mats have helps thousands improve their putting. Official putting mat of former World #1 PGA Tour pro Dustin Johnson. Perfect Practice Putting mats are desgined with a unique Crystal Velvet material allowing the golf ball to roll identical to a perfect green. Also included is an alignment “train-track” training to ensure a straight-back straight-through putting stroke. Auto Return Feature – no need to hassle the ball returns automatically.”

Price: $139.99

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7. SKLZ Golf Grip Trainer Attachment for Improving Hand Positioning

Designed to promote and improve both hand position and grip

From the listing:Creates muscle memory for proper hand positioning and grip. Attaches to most clubs from driver through wedge. Small enough for your bag. Perfect for practice or pre-round range sessions. Built for right-handed golfers.”

Price: $14.99

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8. GoSports BattleChip Backyard Golf Cornhole Game 

A fun golf game for all ages is proving a popular item amongst Amazon consumers

From the listing:An exciting new hybrid between golf and corn hole for the ultimate outdoor game; easy to learn and fun for all skills levels – includes 3’x2’ target, hitting mat, 16 color foam balls and carry case. Dynamic gameplay over the course of 9 holes; Players move the included chipping mat around the play area and aim for the target main hole to score the most points just watch for the water and sand hazards.”

Price: $39.99

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9. PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer 

The perfect putting device for perfecting your pace on the greens

From the listing:This training aid is designed to simulate the exact conditions of putting into a real hole on the green by it’s ground-breaking parabolic curved design. Each successful putt is returned the same distance it would have gone past the hole if it had missed – great feedback for getting the pace just right.Designed to return good putts and reject bad ones. Made from high quality, elastomer and translucent polycarbonate, PuttOUT folds and fits into your golf bag. Build repetition into your practice to improve your pace putting and to practice pressure putting.”

Price: $29.99

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10. GoSports Golf Hitting Mats – Artificial Turf Mat for Indoor/Outdoor Practice

Practice your swing indoor or outdoor with this artificial turf mat from GoSports

From the listing:The Commercial Grade synthetic turf is designed to feel like real grass turf while providing for maximum longevity. 5mm MAT THICKNESS: Made using a robust 5mm layer of non-slip foam padding to simulate real turf and provide maximum stability on hard surfaces, indoors or outdoors. 5’ x 3’ SIZE: Designed for right and left handed golfers of all abilities with 6 different teeing positions.”

Price: $79.99

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Ben Hogan adds GS53 MAX driver to lineup

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Ben Hogan golf is throwing its Hogan flat cap into the ring and entering the MAX driver-category with the introduction of the all-new 460cc GS53 MAX driver.

The GS53 MAX creates extra forgiveness, thanks in part to its multi-material construction and a 22-percent larger and 11-percent taller face than the current GS53. For those that love the original GS53, don’t worry it will continue to remain in the line, with the new MAX being a line extension for those looking to get extra help on shots missed around the face.

The driver is constructed from 4 distinct pieces

  • Carbon composite crown to reduce mass around the top of the driver’s head and to push more mass low to increase MOI.
  • Forged face for precision, and ball speed
  • Titanium soleplate with perimeter mass
  • Tungsten weight at the rear of the sole to further increase MOI and help increase launch while reducing spin.

Thanks in part to the weight savings from the crown, the titanium soleplate has more mass positioned away from the face and around the edges to increase the stability of the head, and to acoustically tune the driver for a solid sound at impact.

“The combination of the lightweight composite crown and tungsten sole weight allows us to position the Center of Mass so that we maximize launch while decreasing the amount of ball spin. This provides a higher ball flight, especially for players who don’t have Tour-caliber clubhead speeds for increased carry and roll out. “
– Scott White, CEO, Ben Hogan Golf Company.

The GS53 MAX driver will initially be available right-handed and come in lofts of 9° and 10.5°. It will be adjustable using their proprietary hosel adjustment system known as “flight control”, which offers the ability to add or decrease loft by 1° and lie angle all while never having to worry about realigning the shaft/grip.

The last part of the driver puzzle is the shafts options and to increase the value to consumers the GS53 MAX comes with the choice of three premium aftermarket shafts including:

  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black for golfers seeking a lower trajectory
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Blue for golfers seeking a mid trajectory
  • UST Mamiya Helium for those seeking a higher trajectory

Price, specs, and availability 

Thanks to Ben Hogan Golf’s direct-to-consumer model, the new 460cc GS53 MAX, is available starting today fior $355.00 with the choice of the 3 premium shaft options.

For more information on other Ben Hogan clubs including fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters or to purchase the GS53 MAX Driver visit www.benhogangolf.com.

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U.S. retail golf equipment sales exceed record $1 billion mark

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This summer, golf saw a surge in business as states emerged from COVID lockdown and equipment sales is one of the areas that has been booming.

On Wednesday, Golf Datatech, an industry research firm, announced that U.S. retail golf equipment sales surpassed the $1 billion mark for the third quarter – which is the first time sales have reached $1 billion for July, August and September.

That figure also represents the second-highest quarter ($1.013 billion in Q2, 2008) of all-time, and per Golf Datatech, golf equipment sales for 2020 are up a whopping 42% over the same period in 2019.

Speaking on the incredible surge in equipment sales, John Krzynowek, Partner, Golf Datatech, LLC, said

“The story keeps getting better as golf continues to surge coming out of the shutdown, and Q3 equipment sales suggests that 2020 will likely end up positive for the entire year. Year-to-date sales for total equipment are now up 0.2% compared to 2019, and considering the size of the hole created by the shutdown in April and May this recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. While the US economy will not enjoy a ‘V Shaped Recovery’ in 2020, if golf continues on this trajectory we will be there soon.”

Per the company, the best selling items for September were golf bags at +19% and wedges at +18%, while golf shoes were +2%.

Overall, the golf club category was +0.9% for the month, with balls and gloves trending slightly lower at -2.7%. Krzynowek also revealed that rounds played was another area with surging numbers:

“These month-over-month sales records are unlike anything we’ve ever seen since Golf Datatech started tracking performance data in 1997. Our Rounds Played data also shows similar record-breaking growth over the past several months, which is a strong indication that avid golfers and newcomers alike are driving the sport to new levels right now.”

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‘Play a big driver. Why not big irons?’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the case for big irons. WRXer ‘2Down’ plays a Ping G410+ driver and has recently put Ping’s G710 irons in the bag, saying:

“Wondered how many play a large headed driver and play a draw or fade off the tee but when they pull an iron it’s some blade size thing so they can “work” the ball.

Recently I put G710 in the bag and answered my question for myself. They feel different for sure, but I am quickly adapting to only bringing the putter with me to the green.”

Our members have been discussing the combination in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Itsjustagame: “Personal preference but big irons tend to have more bounce, more offset and wider soles some or all of which may not suit a particular player.”
  • Fairway14: “Driver is played from a lie with the ball sitting on a tee, irons are played from a variety of lie types.”
  • J13: “They don’t really make “big” irons for players. Most have offset low CG for high launch, and super strong lofts.”
  • LeoLeo99: “I love my big irons. G400. Best I’ve ever used.”

Entire Thread: “Play a big driver. Why not big irons?”

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