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8 best golf gadgets for improving your game

From GPS units to systems for analysing your swing, we’ve picked through the best golf gadgets for making your rounds better and easier

Andrew Griffin
Tuesday 01 July 2014 16:07 BST

Golfers are often a traditional bunch, rightly scorning gadgets that can give unfair advantages and can quickly make the game less classy. But increasingly, some gadgets are improving the game for players with subtle improvements to how you play.

GPS products like like Garmin’s Approach series help map out the course, while gadgets like the iON Camera, GolfSense and Game Golf are used off the course to help improve and analyse your rounds.

We’ve sorted through the best of the gadgets, ahead of summer holidays and golf tournaments.

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While many golf gadgets can seem like toys, the Powakaddy solves a problem and does it quietly and effectively. Garmin’s handheld G6 is also serious: it solves problems like carrying around , and gives you an easy to look at map of the course.

Buy now

1. iON Camera, £299, Debenhams

2. Garmin Approach S4, Amazon, £240

3. Garmin Approach G6 (handheld), Amazon, £214.50

4. GolfSense, £91.47, Amazon

5. Bushnell Tour, £255, Amazon

6. Powakaddy electric trolley, £299, American Golf

7. GAME Golf, £199.99, Amazon

8. Golf Scorecard app, Free, Apple App Store or Google Play

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