Golf gadgets and gizmos have not always been as common as they are now. But with the ever-growing technology, we now have more gadgets in the world of golf than you’re probably ever going to need. What’s more, choosing the best gadget among tens of options can be quite daunting.

Good thing, however, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you, so you don’t have to spend hours of research trying to find the best launch monitor or GPS watch. So here are the 5 best golf accessories in our list, and 2 bonuses to help you play better.

1. Garmin S62 Golf GPS Watch With Built-in Virtual Caddie

The features that the Garmin Approach S62 offers straight out of the box make it the ultimate golf GPS watch if you’re out for affordable functionality. With a touchscreen that is 17% larger than the preceding Approach S60, you have more space to navigate and see the holes.

It’s easy to change holes when necessary, as well as view distances to hazards and the different yardages. Where elevation changes exist, it’s easy to account for those since you can manually move the pin to increase accuracy.

This watch even has an integrated caddie function to help you determine the wind direction as well as recap previous shots, for the best strategy.

Why buy the Approach S62?

  • Lots of useful and unique features
  • Great versatility (both off-course features and styling)
  • Has the ability to track shots

Reasons to reconsider buying it

  • The hole map graphics appear somehow dated
  • You may, at times, have disparities in what’s displayed on the watch vs. on the app


2. Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors – Tracking System

If you are looking to utilize as much data as possible to understand your games and improve, the Arccos caddie smart sensors will come in handy. These typically attach to the top of your clubs, or you can opt for the Arccos Smart grips that have the sensors already fitted.

The setup process is quite straightforward, and you can use either your smartphone or Apple watch with your sensors. After a few rounds of playing, you will have enough information on the Arccos Caddie rangefinder to help you make the right decisions for each shot you make.

The sensors track each shot automatically and analyze the performance, with each game getting a handicap (ex. +0.5 strokes gained driving). That way, you can focus on specific areas of practice and track the improvement.

With real-time yardages based on key factors such as slope, humidity, temperature, and more, you will have a clearer picture of the most likely shot outcome, and even more information to help you make the right choice.

Why buy Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors?

  • Quite easy to set up
  • Access to club recommendations and accurate club yardage
  • Comprehensive performance analysis and shot tracking
  • Easily customizable handicap system for progress monitoring

Reasons to reconsider buying

  • Require an annual subscription of roughly $155.88
  • You may experience a slightly steep learning curve
  • Some shots may go undetected

Sometimes the sensors are a bit unreliable. However, Arccos will replace them for free.


3. PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer

This is, without a doubt, one of the best putting training aids that you can use at home. Easy to use, whether you opt to use it on its own or with a PuttOut mat coupled with a mirror and gate.

The main objective of this golf gadget is to help you determine the best speed to hit your putts so that the ball can rest in the hole. The indentation is a parabolic curve, which means that only a perfect speed (ex. 2 feet past the hole) will stop inside the “hole”. As you may expect, the practice is rather arduous, but you’ll be the pro that all others look up to once you mastered it. 

Why buy the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer?

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Perfect for putt training
  • You can use it anywhere

Reasons to reconsider buying it

  • It’s quite difficult to master (but growth often comes with pain)


4. Vice Golf Pro Plus golf balls

If you’ve had the chance to try Callaway, TaylorMade, Bridgestone, or Titleist golf balls, you know that they are some of the best that you can find. But did you know that you can get the performance that they offer at half the price? Enter Vice Golf Pro balls.

Not only do these balls offer the closest performance to the Pro V1 and TP5 golf balls, but they also suit a wide range of players. What’s more, the Vice Gold Pro offers great performance from the tee and around the greens, alike. As if that’s not enough, you can expect great performance for either high or low swing speeds.

Why buy Vice Golf Pro balls?

  • The performance of TaylorMade or Titleist ProV1 for half the price.
  • Remarkable overall durability
  • Great spin control

Reasons to reconsider buying

  • May not spin as well as the Pro V1
  • Lacks the prestige associated with the Pro V1 and TP5 balls


5. Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor for Golf

As one of the best golf accessories & tech available, launch monitors are supposed to provide you with accurate numerical shot data. The Rapsodo mobile launch monitor is relatively budget-friendly, but don’t mistake that for lack of quality.

One of the most clever features is the one that allows you to hold your club while standing in front of your phone’s camera to have the club automatically recorded. This monitor only requires you to connect it to your phone, and it can display your shot information using appealing graphics, which are also fairly accurate.

Though it’s only compatible with iOS devices, for now, the creators hope to offer Android support in the near future. While the Rapsodo launch monitor gets the job done, you can also opt for a Tiger Woods-approved launch monitor – The Full Swing Kit Launch Monitor. In addition to being fully portable, this launch monitor has a display that shows the key metrics, so that you don’t have to hook it up to a secondary display.

Why buy the Rapsodo launch monitor?

  • Super easy to set up
  • Easily portable (indoor and outdoor use)
  • Good shot detection
  • Useful playback options
  • Easily comparable with premium launch monitors

Reasons to reconsider buying

  • Not currently compatible with Android devices
  • Can’t display spin numbers


6. Phigolf2 Gofl Simulator with Swing Stick

This is an innovative product that should definitely be part of your golf gear. The Phigolf2 is an unconventional mobile golf simulator that makes it possible for you to practice from the comfort of your home (or any other location), and analyze your swings with a display of real-life-like shots on your screen.

Thanks to the sensors on this gadget, you will have access to various data aspects of your swing such as club path, head speed, tempo, and more. That way, you can always improve in certain areas and track your progress with ease. However, the Phigolf2 trainer swing stick is not a real golf club and does not contact a real golf ball. This is something that may require a lot of getting used to.

Why buy the Phigolf2 golf simulator?

  • Offers a very easy setup process
  • Compatible with a vast range of devices including iOS & Android devices as well as Smart TVs.
  • It’s a fun way to practice your golf skills
  • Reliable sensor technology
  • Has lots of data points

Reasons to reconsider buying

  • Lacks the real feel of a golf club
  • The accuracy is not all that perfect
  • Graphics are not as stellar as what you get with the more expensive simulators


7. Gogogo Vpro Laser Rangefinder for Golf

Of all the affordable rangefinder golf accessories and tech that you can find in the market, Gogogo Vpro seems to make a big splash all the time. The first thing that you note when you get your hands on this gadget is how clear the view is. And that’s not all. This Rangefinder makes it surprisingly easy to lock onto the pin, at the price tag it comes with.

Lots of new-tech-based features such as ARC (Angle Range Compensation, slope function, speed measuring, and the handy Pin-seeking & flagpole-locking vibration. When all is said and done, the Gogogo VPro laser rangefinder is well worth its value (probably even more).

Why buy the Gogogo Vpro?

  • Budget-friendly price with a performance that’s comparable with top brands
  • Fantastic features (ARC, Slope function, and more) based on new tech
  • Uses triple A batteries (easier to replace)
  • Will read to the tenth decimal
  • Has an adjustable scope
  • Multi-coated lenses
  • 1-year warranty

Reasons to reconsider buying

  • Does not offer the advanced features that come with the more expensive models
  • Can be difficult to source replacement parts


There you have it

The best golf accessories that you can add to your golf gear and take your game to a whole new level. If you have some recommendations for our readers, please leave them in the comment section below.