Best comedy of all time? You can bet Happy Gilmore is in the top 10. But for as screwball as that comedy was it taught a valuable golf lesson – I don’t care if you can crush it off the tee, it’s your short game that will win it or lose it for you. Most golfers can be found at the driving range trying to whack the ball with their huge drivers clear out to the end of the range. But many experts argue that as much as two-thirds of your strokes are made within 50 yards of the hole. That means that you probably have more opportunity to cut strokes off your game by improving the shorter shots than by stretching more yards out of your powerhouse drive. So in the movie, Happy’s coach takes him mini-golfing to practice keeping his calm with the short game, even in the face of that laughing clown machine that keeps spitting his putts back at him.
Enter the RoboCup Golf Ball Retriever from Fine Tune Golf. The RoboCup is like your own personal Happy Gilmore clown, without the ridicule. In the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show it was named “Best New Product.” I can see why it was chosen from among all the new golf gear as best new product — it probably has the best chance at making it fun to actually practice your putting game and cut strokes off your score. And it could save your back in the process.
Though the RoboCup name might make you think it is some sort of protective armor that you wear, it is actually pretty much a pocket-sized version of the Hap...Read more...