Best New Golf Stuff: The coolest products that we're talking about right now
There's no shortage of cool, new golf products being released on a weekly basis. Whether it's modern, fashion-forward apparel; stylish but ultra-comfortable shoes; useful accessories; sleek tech; or some other sort of on-course gear, we have eyes everywhere. We're combing through the best of it all to pinpoint the best new golf stuff we're talking about in our office. We figure you'll be interested, too. So to help you stay on top of all the latest golf styles, we're rounding up the most recent product drops and collections you need to know about. *All products featured on Golf Digest are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
This at-home putting accessory allows you to turn anywhere into a practice putting green, helping your game with a fun message. The handmade training aid ($125) is designed to replicate the sound of a golf ball falling into a real cup, adding to the uniqueness of this piece.
Shot Scope made some significant improvements on its GPS watch lineup with the launch of the V3 ($180). Smaller than your average smartwatch, the V3 is also 20 grams less than the company's previous model. The colorful screen is easy to read distances in direct sunlight and has a database of 35,000 preloaded courses. Each shot is tracked through sensors that screw into your clubs to provide game-analyzing data. It's also got interchangeable straps that come in a ton of colors to match any style. Read more about how the Shot Scope V3 GPS watch stacks up, here.
After nearly 20 years, dress shoemaker company Johnston & Murphy has returned to golf with the XC4 Golf Shoe ($179). It’s a waterproof leather hybrid that uses the company’s temperature regulation to keep you cool in the heat or add warmth during chillier rounds. Durable lugs allow this upscale shoe to be worn off the course without damaging the traction on the sole. Read more about the shoe and the brand’s history in golf, here.
Activewear brand Lululemon launched a summer-golf-ready line of apparel just as the temperatures are starting to peak. The collection is made with a performance technology fabric called Ventlight Mesh that's lightweight, breathable and made to keep you cool on the hottest days. Each piece is also made with four-way stretch that accommodates active motion, including the golf swing. The ABC Jogger ($128) is an ultra-comfortable pant that, if styled properly, can be appropriate for golf. And with the addition of Ventlight Mesh, expect to see them on the course even more.
The Airing Easy Bomber Jacket ($148) is water-repellent to manage moisture coming from sweat or the elements. It's a light layer you'll want to pack for those times the sun goes behind the clouds or when you enter an air-conditioned grill room post-round.
If you're on board with short-sleeve button-down shirts gaining popularity in golf, the Airing Easy Short Sleeve Shirt ($98) is a great option. It's got a fun, manageable pattern with touch of Lycra for extra stretch and shape retention.
The Commission Pant ($128) and Commission Short ($88) are chino-inspired bottoms with an ultra-refined look. The Ventlight technology make either length great for golf and have zinc incorporated into the fabric, adding anti-stink properties.
Puma has released a bold golf shoe that's sure to turn a few heads this summer. The chunky shoe is a popular look in the fashion world that takes inspiration from 1980s footwear styles. The trend often referred to as "dad shoes," has seen a revival in the last few years with Puma's RS street shoe leading the charge. The company further remixed the retro style to optimize it for the golf course in the new RS-G golf shoe. Read more about the RS-G Golf Shoe, here.
To mark the start to summer, Adidas is releasing an ultra-stylish, summer-golf-ready version of the popular Codechaos golf shoe on June 20. The LE was originally inspired by the locale of the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. With a nod to the region's 1967 "Summer of Love," designers used a colorful tie-dye pattern and emblazoned the tongue with the words "Summer of Golf," which Masun Denison, global footwear director at Adidas Golf, admits has taken on a new meaning.
“When we designed this shoe roughly 18 months ago, we clearly had no idea there would be a global pandemic that would impact all sports including our own,” Denison said. “We knew that adding those three words on the tongue would make this shoe special, but those three words mean so much more now that we are actually able to get outdoors and play the game we love."
The "Summer of Golf" golf shoe ($170) will be available in limited quantities June 20 at adidas.com.
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Puma teamed up with Arnold Palmer Enterprises on a collection to honor The King. Each piece is designed to create looks authentic to Palmer's iconic style. Rickie Fowler debuted the soft pink King's Cardigan ($140) at the Charles Schwab Challenge, and it's available now. The wool-blend sweater is lined with a preppy white piping and is topped off by luxe shell buttons. The sweater also comes in a dark blue shade, if pink isn't your color. The AP line also includes a pair of leather slip-on golf shoes ($100) and several pieces inspired by Arnie's passion for aviation. The Citation Print Woven Shirt ($90) and Cessna Short ($95) feature an airplane print inspired by three of the planes Palmer owned.
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Recently dropped in the new summer collection, Linksoul brought back the fan-favorite cotton chambray woven shirt with fresh summery patterns. The top comes in a brick colorway with a floral pattern ($88) or a light denim with a leaf pattern ($88). The spread collar maintains the modern-yet-refined look that's great for summertime events. For a simpler look, Linksoul also launched an Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt ($82) with an ultra-lightweight and breathable fabrication. The golf-appropriate shirt is consciously designed with fabrics made from recycled polyester and organic cotton.
Add some modern Americana styling to your on-course look with this golf glove collection from Asher Golf. The Patriot Collection Box includes three unique glove styles for $65–the bold Red Burst (originally $24), the subtly stylish Americana ($24) and the sophisticated, deep navy Anapolis ($24). Each is made with a single-piece, precision cut AAA Cabretta Leather that feels like butter on and the refined constrasting details only add to the luxe look and feel.
Puma golf released an upscale version of the company’s NXT golf shoe. The Ignite NXT Crafted shoe ($140) has leather accents on the saddle and tongue that create a refined look, without sacrificing comfort or on-course performance elements. A foam midsole creates noticeable energy return and hexagonal lugs on the sole add stability and traction to the stylish golf shoe.
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The San Diego luxury bag company is releasing three new golf bag styles this year. The first is available for pre-order for Vessel email subscribers and will be available for purchase online June 29. The VLX ($335) is a mix between a Sunday bag and a lightweight stand bag. It’s made with durable vegan leather and will be available in black, white, dark green and a colorway the company calls iridium that is a white with black and orange details.
More information at vesselbags.com.
The Brooks-Koepka-designed Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour golf shoes, announced in January, are finally available to buy. The golf shoes ($160) were designed to feel like running shoes but perform at an elite level on the course. The Air Zoom Infinity Tours come in three colors—white, black and a multicolor version with hints of neon yellow and pink.
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The Nations Pack features five limited edition models of the CODECHAOS golf shoe, each representing a different part of the world: the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan and South Korea . The U.S. version is the only model currently available in the U.S., but we got a sneak peek at the entire collection that’s likely to be seen again in Tokyo at the rescheduled 2021 Olympics.
Read the full story: Adidas releases Codechaos golf shoes in ultra-patriotic, limited-edition version
Pulling inspiration from the iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco that was the epicenter of 1960s counterculture and where tie-dye was the unofficial uniform of its free-spirited residents, Puma Golf launched a full golf-appropriate tie-dye collection. The line includes a sweatshirt, hats, golf shoes and golf shirts for both adults and junior golfers.