Clip its carabiner to your golf bag, and know that the
Pentax Optio W90 and its 12. 1 megapixels of performance
in a waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and coldproof case can
survive anything the course throws at it. Dropped against the
cart path, in the sand and under water, this camera performs.
Now if Pentax only made golf balls. $330.
12 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT...HOPEFULLY
"Why are professional golfers as good as they are?" asks Gary
McCord. "Because regardless of their swing style or shape,
their impact position—a downward strike with the shaft leaning forward—is the same." Recognizing this as a problem area
for most amateur golfers, Martin Chuck, teaching professional
and director of golf at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon,
created the Tour Striker. This revolutionary training aid forces
golfers to get into the proper position at impact. One swing
was enough to convince us. $99.99
13 FORM FITTING
Back Nine has been making hats with a focus on comfort
since 1997, and while the brand has grown, some golfers
haven't received the memo. If you’re not wearing one of their
fitted caps, consider this your last warning. If you don’t switch
now, your head can officially revolt. $20-$25.
14 BACK IN THE USA
Cardhu, which has been distilled for 200 years from the Spey
Valley, has been missing from American shelves for years.
The reason, this fine Scotch had become so desired
as part of the Johnnie Walker blends that the company
stopped shipping it as a single malt altogether.
Fortunately, order has been resorted and Cardhu
12-year-old is again available on this side of the pond. $43.
15 SMART SOCKS
Smart Wool made its name by creating comfortable and durable socks for skiers. Thankfully, they didn’t stop there.
And their new PhD Ultra Light Micro sock has an additional
layer of wool in the heel and forefoot that you’ll appreciate
most on the back nine. $13/pair.