The Robocup Golf Ball Putting Return Robot makes putting practice on the green a breeze. Now you can save your back for the drives and the long fairway shots. No bending over to retrieve balls, so you can spend more time focused on the mechanics of your putt. When you drop one in the hole, the Robocup pops it right back to you – up to 14-feet depending on the green speed. Powered by 4 AA batteries, it’s good for 12,000 putt returns or about a week, depending on your schedule.
The Bent Basket by San Francisco designer Faris Elmasu is a totally utilitarian bike cargo carrier. The sculptural design holds anything you can strap onto it – up to something as heavy as a 12-pack. These custom, handmade racks mount onto standard 700C roadbike wheels. Crafted of aluminum, nylon & vacuum-formed plywood veneer, your precious cargo is held in place by integrated elastic straps.
The cats at Puma partnered with Danish bikebuilders, Biomega, to launch a new series of citybikes. The line of five bicycles – which includes a couple cruisers, BMX, fixie & folding frame model – is not just a colorful brand extension. This strategic collab ensures the bikes ride as great as they look.
Wasn’t this in a James Bond movie once? Maybe not, but the see-through canoe is incredible. See marine life or the fish you’re about to catch. It’s lighter than aluminum or fiberglass canoes, weighing just 40 pounds and there’s room for two people. The clear canoe is also durable since it’s made from the same materials as bulletproof glass, which could come in handy when the sharks start circling beneath you.
You want every advantage. Every chance to shave down that score. This means not just your massive driver and your putter, but every club in your bag matters. Callaway’s Hot Irons are what you need to stay one step ahead, and maybe a few shots under, your foes. Touted as the longest and most accurate irons Callaway has ever made, with a re-designed head for faster ball speed, you should think about them. Because honestly, until now, how much thought have you given your irons?
You rock things a little differently, don’t you? Forgo conventional baseball-season & illicit reaction with a Wiffle Ball tee or hat. While you’re loading up, grab the book & equipment and re-live the charmed past…at least for an afternoon.
Bust this one out of your bag to repair a divot, clean your club grooves, drive a tee or crack open a bottle of suds. Victorinox’s Swiss Army Golf Set features 10 tools & fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Housed in a nylon carrying case with a sleeve of Callaway Big Bertha Balls – this one has gift written all over it.
Backpack? Bit much. Wicker Basket? Yeah, right. Stuffing your key & cash in your footwear? Risky. Billykirk’s Pouch is the classy alternative. Hand-stitched leather secured to your ride’s frame via three loops with collar buttons – perfect for a paperback, gloves, phone, sunglasses or even a sandwich.
If you’re into golf for every reason except exercise – here’s one for the arsenal. Traveling at a brisk 10 mph, Mantys Electric Golf Scooter is equipped with a scorecard clip, ball, tee & cup holder. A decent golfer can travel 36 holes on a full charge. After freewheeling over the course – I’d be lucky to get 9.
You’re not about to bolt just any old ride to the roof of your beemer are you? BMW’s M division has produced a bike to call their own. With a fine-leather saddle, Shimano SLX gears, Manitou Match suspension fork & anthracite frame, this high-performance cycle will hit the pavement June 2010.