free or $20 per year, golflogix.com) arms your smartphone with info to track your foursome’s yardage and scores at more than 30,000 courses. Use it to post photos, videos, and buddy challenges right from the app; or store rounds, scores, and other stats. The paid version features aerial flyovers, distances to hazards and layups, and a graphical display of each of your clubs’ reach superimposed on the hole. Along the way, SensoGlove ($89, sensoglove.com) will help ensure your grip isn’t too strong. Finger by finger, it measures your grip in real time and offers instant visual and auditory feedback. Strap on Motorola’s MotoActv 16GB Golf Edition watch ($300, motorola.com). In addition to telling you distances to greens and hazards at thousands of courses, this fancy sweat- and rain-resistant timepiece with a scratch-resistant screen stores thousands of songs, tracks tons of fitness metrics (for golf and dozens of other activities), and displays notifications from Android smartphones.
THE CLOTHING MAKES THE PLAYER
Year-rounders and early-morning duffers will appreciate the warmth and protection of Mobile Warming’s golf vests and jackets ($160 to $220, mobilewarminggear.com). A lithium-ion battery offers four heating levels for men and women to compensate for the cold and shirk the rain. Off the course, the classic men’s style of ECCO’s Tour Hybrid golf shoes ($190, eccousa.com) will keep you looking sharp and feeling comfy; on course, hundreds of traction angles on their TPU outsoles will keep your stance sure and steady. For most of 200 years, Kentwool has been blending super-fine merino wool into comfy, moisture-wicking, blister-free socks. Its popular new 19th Hole Collection ($28, kentwool.com) comes in solid, stripes, and argyle that’ll go the distance for you around the clubhouse and beyond.