10 Items To Keep Your Sane Until Golf Season
Just because the fairways are covered with snow, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a little golf in. We’ve got all the practice aids, games and gadgets to help you get your golf game ready for your best season yet. Here are ten things you should grab right now that will help you pass the time and improve your game before you hit the course this spring:
Orange Whip has been a favorite of the Austad’s staff for years now. Ask any Tour Player or Golf Instructor and they will tell you it's the perfect warm up tool because it properly stretches your golf muscles while perfecting tempo and balance. Three key components that make up the patented design of the Orange Whip Trainer; a weighted orange ball, a counterweight, and a very flexible shaft. The orange ball replaces the club head and allows you to focus on swinging naturally without worrying about the position of the club face. It's weighted to promote a fluid swinging motion rather than a jerky hitting motion. It’s also a great low impact workout!
Man is this putting mat sweet! Not only is it a blast to play around with, but it comes with a series of training videos that will actually help improve your putting stroke and have you holing more putts. Available in three sizes (all fold up into a compact, easily storable size), the design features an automatic ball return and a beautiful natural wood finish. This was one of our top gifts in 2020, so if Santa missed your house, there’s still time to gift one for yourself. :)
The top New Year’s Resolution year after year is to lose weight and build healthy habits. There are a lot of fitness trackers and watches on the market that will help you achieve those goals, but we love the Garmin Venu SQ not only for the fitness capabilities, but also for the sweet golf GPS that is built in with game and shot trackers, meaning you’ll have all the data you need to make 2021 your best year in golf ever.
They say that if you really want to feel your best, upping your water intake is the fastest way there. The stunning line of Tempercraft Water Bottles and Tumblers are designed to keep your drinks cool for up to 24 hours, meaning they are perfect to throw in your bag and bring with you to the office or gym – even if those are both located in your living room temporarily. Available in a wide variety of sizes and colors and at a price that is significantly lower than other brands, trust us when we say that a Tempercraft is going to be a great investment.
If adding distance to your game is on your list of golfing goals for 2021, you might want to take a look at the Superspeed Swing Training System. The system includes the three specifically weighted training clubs and nearly two years of online instruction. In 3 short 10-minute training sessions per week, you too can bomb the ball off the tee and leave your competitors in the dust! Available in a Men’s, Senior, Ladies and Junior set.
Meet your new best friend! The Theragun Mini is a powerful tool that will help get rid of those knots in your shoulders, loosen up your tight hips or relax your feet and hands so you can achieve a better night’s sleep. The Mini version is your pocket-sized partner, giving you Theragun quality muscle treatment with unparalleled portability. Compact but powerful, Theragun mini is the most agile massage device that goes wherever you do. Help yourself relax, loosen up and feel better all around.
If you’ve got some extra space in your basement, all you need is a mat, a few practice balls and a net and you’ve got your own personal golf training center. We love this chipping challenge net because it not only will help you focus and improve your short game, but it is really fun. And we know that if something is fun, we’re more likely to commit and return to it.
Small, affordable and easy to use – this simple but extremely effective putting aid provides instant feedback on your putts. Designed to clearly and easily help you putt the ball better, you'll see instant improvement when you practice with this ingenious system.
Austad’s President, Ryan Austad, had a habit of creating his own games and practice routines. Growing up, he’d pick a target and hit practice balls all over his parents’ basement. We’re not really sure if all that practice made him a better golfer, but it certainly helped pass the time in the golfless winter months in South Dakota! Practice makes perfect with Callaway 9 Pack HX Practice Golf Balls. Callaway’s unique patented HEX dimple pattern simulates actual ball flight at reduced distances. Soft foam construction safe to use anywhere - won't damage clubs or property. Includes mesh bag for easy storage and portability.
This is another little putting tool that we absolutely love. Challenging, compact and highly addictive, the Puttout Pressure Putt Trainer is going to be your new best friend while you’re watching playoff games this January or HGTV. Your putt will reach perfection after continued practice with the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer. The putt trainer rewards correct putts by returning the ball to your feet without having to bend over, whereas incorrect putts glide off of the edge requiring your retrieval. Its collapsible design makes the device easy to store and set up for repeated practice.