Great Gadgets for Aging Golfers



If you love golf but struggle with arthritis pain, loss of mobility or other nagging injuries that are limiting your play, help is available.

There are dozens of golfing gadgets and accessories on the market that can help keep you on the golf course and may even improve your game. 

Gripping Aids
To help alleviate your golf club gripping problem, there are specially designed golf gloves and grips that can make a big difference.

The best gloves are the Bionic Golf Gloves ($30, BionicGloves.com) that have extra padding in the palm and finger joints to improve grip.

If you need more gripping power, consider Quantum Grip (QuantumGrip.com). This incorporates Velcro material recessed in the golf club grip and provides companion golf gloves that have mating Velcro material in the palm. Cost: $20 per grip, plus $35 per glove.

Bending Substitutes
The game of golf requires a lot of repetitive bending and stooping that comes with teeing up the ball, repairing divots, marking the ball on the green, retrieving a ball or tee on the ground, along with picking up a club, sand rake or flag stick off the ground.

For teeing up the ball without bending over, consider one of the Northcroft Golf Tee-Up device. These are long-handled tools (1.5 to 3 feet long) that have trigger-style handgrips and a jaw that holds the ball and tee for easy placement. They cost between $56 and $64 and are available at NorthcroftGolf.com.

Or, if you just want a great all-around golf picker-upper, consider the Graball GrabAll Jaw – sold through Amazon.com for $10 for a package of two. It attaches to the handle end of your putter and chipper and is designed to pick up golf balls, flagsticks, putters and green side chippers.

Vision Helper
If vision problems make finding the ball difficult, Chromax golf balls (ChromaxGolf.com) can make a big difference. These are reflective colored golf balls that make them appear larger and brighter. Cost: $10.50 for a three-pack.

Ergonomic Cart
There are also ergonomically designed golf carts that can help you transport your golf clubs around the course. If you like to walk, the Sun Mountain Sport Speed Cart is a great option. This is three-wheeled, lightweight push carts that that fold into a compact size for easy transport. Available at SunMountain.com for $210.

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