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Cool Accessories from the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show
Tom Landers
By Tom Landers
Published on 02/8/2013

Cool Accessories from the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show
2013 PGA Show Cool Accessories, Golf Magazine

We spent the past week at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Here our picks for the coolest and most innovative accessories on display from some of the leading manufacturers and some you may not have heard of.

Lamkin Grips and Gripes
–The addition of less shock more awe 3-Gen to their staples, Crossline and Perma-wrap, alone would have made this list but their “Gripe” grip restoration packs are genius.

Not many people have the opportunity to play on a major championship course. With OptiShot you can practice and/or play on accurate replicas of some of the world’s best courses starting at $399. Put away the skis and grab your clubs.

–A real-time personal golf swing analyzer that clips to your shaft and syncs to your smart phone or tablet. It shows what happened, why it happened and how to fix it.

Tin Cup
 –Tin Cup system enables you to “make your mark" with a personalized ball marker using the logo or design of your choice. There are over 90 designs to choose from or request your own personal design.

SuperStroke Putter Grips
The original fat grip now comes in a myriad of sizes and colors designed to reduce tension in your putting stroke. Over $51 million won on the PGA Tour, their just might be something to this.

Golf Pride Niion Grips
The latest offering from the #1 grip company on Tour is bold in both color and performance. A 3-D hexagonal design in key gripping areas, adds stability, durability, and enhanced shot feedback.


Transitions Sunwear – Not your father’s sunglasses. These lenses are designed to adapt to changing light conditions and enhance vision from tee to green. Protect your eyes without letting changing light conditions overshadow your game.

Frogger Swing Hero
– The grip is the only connection between you and the club. The majority of golfers grip their clubs too tight; holding back good swings.This simple yet well thought out tool puts your hands in the proper position and shows you just how light your grip needs to be.

Champ Grips
– A leader in connecting golfers with the ground for years is now focusing on your connection to the club with a grip collection designed with a unique end cap color code and numbering system. Their premium TPO grips are being offered in sets that feature firmer grips for the woods and hybrids transitioning to a softer feel in the wedges where touch is everything.

NexBelt –The belt with no holes allows your belt to adjust to your waist and not the other way around plus the Golf Line takes it one step further by having the buckle face flip down to reveal a hidden ball marker.

Precision Pods by Plane Swing
– Step right up and make a swing. The pods are specifically designed to be unstable enough to require constant correction but stable enough so the ankles can do all the balancing.

Stack and Tilt 2.0
–- In 2008, Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer introduced their first S&T DVD; the result was a phenomenon that swept through the golf world. Stack and Tilt 2.0 is easy to understand and will enable you to take your game to the next level. The best sequel since Godfather 2.