Bogeys and Mulligans

Read the Bogeys and Mulligans blog for your updates on completely random and misfit things in the world of golf. We will use this section for “everything else” that doesn’t quite fit into our Tips and Strategies section and the Meet our Brands section. In this section we will include other snippets from the golf world including latest news, latest club releases, and anything else we can find that we feel is important to our readers.

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3 Golf Swing Tips to Help You Hit the Ball Farther

Hitting the golf ball farther off the tee doesn’t require stronger muscles and following complicated swing instructions. However, it does require practice several hours a day, whether on the course or at home using the best indoor golf simulator. But your practice should accompany a few swing tips to get more out of your stroke. 

Here are a few golf swing tips and tricks for you:

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How to Enjoy the Game of Golf: 3 Awesome Tips

Whether you are an avid golfer or have just developed a liking for the sport, the best way to play golf is to enjoy it to the fullest. It goes without saying that you want to be good at the game and there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be the best one on the course. However, it isn’t worth getting overly upset in case you have a bad golf day unless there is a paycheck pending after each round.

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Signs You’re Practicing Golf Wrong

Driving ranges are great if you want to bring your A-game to the course. But are you actually doing it right? Or is your time at the range messing up your golf routine? 

Cultivating bad golfing habits while practicing can hurt your game and make your sloppy at the course. But don’t worry, we are here to point out the mistakes that you might be making during your training sessions: 

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Launch Monitor Buyers Guide

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what can a launch monitor do for you?

Our simple answer to this question is, WAY MORE THAN YOU THINK! That’s right, a launch monitor can do a ton for your golf game! In this launch monitor buyers guide we show you everything you need to know before making that investment. Think about it, when is the last time you saw a PGA Tour Player without a TRACKMAN®? It’s not because they look cool. No matter what part of your game you are looking to improve a launch monitor can help. The question becomes how do I know which launch monitor is right for me?

Budget friendly launch monitors

We consider anything under $500 budget friendly when it comes to launch monitors. Mainly because they can get up into the $20,000 range. So for under $500 these rangefinders have a lot to offer without slacking on quality. When it comes to launch monitors it’s important to start with the end in mind. What is your goal? What part of your game are you trying to improve? Are you wanting to hit the ball farther or work on distance control? Are you trying to spin the ball more? Are you trying to get that slice under control? All of these goals will point to a different launch monitor.

More distance/distance control

If all you are looking to do is hit the ball farther and or control your distance better you are in luck! This is the most affordable launch monitor category and devices are cheaper than you may think. For Example, The ES12 Player Launch Monitor by Ernest Sports can help with both of these things plus gives you ball speed! At just $199 this is a great option for to help someone hit the ball farther as well as learn their distances more.

For a slightly higher cost, the Voice Caddie SC200 Plus offers additional data and gives you the ability to track your club head speed without hitting a golf ball. This feature alone has made the SC200 Plus very popular amongst golfers looking for extra distance. At $349 this is one of the better values amongst launch monitors. It also tracks carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, and smash factor.

What is smash factor?

Smash factor has become a very popular term in the golf data world. Simply put, Smash factor is how efficiently the golfer transfers energy to the ball. Smash factor is ball speed divided by club speed. The higher the smash factor the more effective your golf swing is at transferring energy to the golf ball. A good smash factor for the driver is around 1.5. Simply put this is a ball speed of 150/ a swing speed of 100. This has become a very popular statistic because it is an easy way to tell if you are not striking the ball with as much efficiency as you could be. All of the remaining launch monitors we will discuss include this feature.

Spin Rate and launch angle

If you are looking to track spin rates and launch angles, these are the launch monitors for you. With extra data does come a higher price tag, however these launch monitors are sure to deliver with plenty of features to improve your skills.

One of the most popular launch monitors in golf has got some recent upgrades. The Voice Caddie SC300 has been one of the best selling launch monitors and for good reason. It tracks all of the important data we discussed but now offers spin data as well! At $499 we believe this to be one of the best options for golfers looking to get more out of their practice sessions. The SC300 also tracks launch angle and apex, which can be very helpful for someone looking to improve their wedge game. All of these features at under $500 is an absolute steal.

Of course this isn’t your only option, the Ernest Sports ES14 launch monitor includes all of these same features for $495. With the Ernest Sports mobile app you can get all of your practice session data right on your smartphone or tablet. This makes analyzing you data extremely easy and convenient. You can look at averages for each club, and even challenge yourself at the range with different targets. The best part is, the Ernest Sports mobile app is free for life.

Help!! i’m trying to fix my slice

Fixing a slice has never been easier with the right tools and technology on your side. Sure, seeing spin rate is great, but if I can’t see my swing how can I know the cause? The solution, The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor. The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is a a launch monitor that hooks right up to your Apple device. Yes, it is only available on Apple at the moment. This device has the ability to track all the important data points we have discussed like ball speed, club head speed, launch angle, and direction, but one feature separates it from the rest. It records your swings and includes ball flight. That’s right, the MLM (mobile launch monitor) is basically a TRACKMAN®. Best part is, it records up to 100 of your swings, this means you can take your practice data and actually see what causes your slice.

There is no practice like seeing your own swing and the results. Nothing has made improving golf easier than the ability to watch your own swing. This feature alone has made the Rapsodo MLM one of the most popular devices out there.

Honorable mention

Now, although this device isn’t technically budget friendly, priced at $550, it certainly deserves to be a part of this conversation. The Ernest Sports B1 Launch monitor is the newest released device on the market. This product is a recent update of the Ernest Sports ES14 launch monitor and features a larger display, better battery life, and most importantly, is positioned behind the player for better ball flight data.

Are you ready?

Now that you know what the right launch monitor can do for you, are you ready to take your game to the next level? We hope that our launch monitor buyers guide has helped guide you in the right direction to the perfect launch monitor for you. If you have any questions you can email us at info@golf-anytime.com, ask us in the chat, or comment below!

The 3 best putting tips

The 3 Putting tips no one has ever told you

The 3 Putting tips

First of all, I like putting tips. There’s nothing better in life than hearing an easy tweak from a friend and getting massive results! So what are the 3 best putting tips no one has ever told you? They’re going to surprise you. They have nothing to do with your grip, nothing to do with your stance, and nothing to do with your stroke. Like most of my tips, I like to teach from a place of mindset first. Mindset is the most important part of your golf game that no one is working on, and it helps you in your life too! These three tips are sure to accelerate your golf game and your life.

Visualize it

The second of The 3 putting tips is easy and the greatest athletes in sports history all use it. When it comes to putting, it’s simple, visualize the perfect line where the putt goes in every time. We all have the ability to do this but most of us don’t see the value in it so they don’t take the time. I will tell you that every professional athletes practice this in some form. We all know that the greats do it! So why the fuck are you not doing this? It takes 10 minutes in a day to apply to your life and 30 seconds before a putt. It all comes back to whether you believe it will work or not. Trust me, in 1 week you will understand the importance of this.

What do you think every pro does while they are reading a putt. They are visualizing how this putt is going to drop in the hole. Starting with the end in mind shows you the path. This is why most of them start at the hole and work their way back to their ball.

Feel it

That’s right, use your fucking feelings to your advantage! Why is that such a hard thing for a guy to admit. Using your emotions to your advantage works, and it’s easy and the results show up immediately. Think about it, don’t you perform better when you feel great. Why would you not hack your mind and your putting to use this to your advantage. It’s an easy tweak that will reap benefits you didn’t know were possible and is so easy to implement.

All you need to do is anticipate the outcome you want with feelings of joy, happiness, and gratitude. Sure, it sounds like a fairy tale. Guess what, I wouldn’t be here today without this habit and it only take 5 or 10 minutes a day to notice an immediate impact in whatever your working towards, including putting.

Golf is the most frustrating game on the planet. This is the hardest part right. After I miss a couple 3 footers in a row I’m pretty sure you can see steam coming out of my ears. Take some deep breaths and focus on calming your self down and learn to let it go. This is the most important of “feeling it.” You have to build the habit of being able to calm yourself down no matter what. This is a learned behavior, if getting all worked up is a habit of yours, wouldn’t you agree that you learned that habit? If you learned that habit couldn’t you unlearn that and teach yourself a new behavior? The answer is yes, of course you can. Now is the time to make it a focus.

Lose attachment

This is the most important step, we must detach from the outcome. When we are fearful of a certain outcome (missing a 3 footer) it influences our stroke and clouds our vision. The only reason we would be fearful of this outcome is we attach to much importance to the outcome. It’s important to remember that at the end of the day, this game that we all know and love, is just a game. There is no reason to attach any thing to our results. A make or miss does not define us and you will find when you lose attachment to outcomes, success becomes much easier, and failures don’t hurt as bad. The same goes for life, what goals are you chasing? Do you think you will feel better when you arrive? Of course we think that, that’s half of the reason we set high goals for ourselves. But the truth is, when we finally get there we realize that we don’t feel any different. Maybe for a moment, but once that excitement wears away now what?

Losing attachment doesn’t mean not caring about the outcome, it means not tying our self worth to the outcome. It’s an understanding that you can live with joy, gratitude, and happiness regardless of the outcome. Do you see that mental shift? It doesn’t matter whether I make or miss, either way I am enjoying this round of golf. If you can practice this I guarantee you make more putts and have more fun golfing. Everyone is out there chasing all of these crazy tips from different golfers, none of which are tailored to you. Could it really be simple mental tweaks that take your game and life to the next level? Yes, the question becomes, will you stay focused on them long enough to get those results you are seeking.

How to apply the 3 putting tips to your life

This is the best part, the three putting tips is that it can be applied to your life as well. It may even be more simple to apply to your life. First of all, visualize it. Where are you going? Do you even know? If the picture in your mind of your future is not so strong that you can hear it, taste it, see it, feel it, and speak it, that just means it isn’t real enough yet. If you want to make major changes in your life the first step is visualize your perfect life. What do you want it to like? It is really this simple.

Now that you have your end goal in mind, feel it. Can you train your body to feel your future before it is a reality? Of course you can, you may not know how yet, but that’s what we’re working on. The fact of the matter is, the reason you chose that future outcome is because you think it will make you feel good. Feeling that feeling now is going to bring it life. What’s it going to feel like when you get to $10 million dollars, or get that new job, new car. It’s going to feel amazing right?? Imagine how grateful you will be when this falls into place for you. This is when doors start opening and your mind starts to work for you.

The most important step of the 3 putting tips, let it go. This is the lose attachment step. If this doesn’t work for you immediately are you going to kick and scream, or stay patient and trust the process? The only reason someone would kick and scream when they don’t achieve their goal is because they are way too attached to the outcome. Remember it doesn’t really matter if you hit your goal or not. If you do, great! If you don’t, now you have a clearer roadmap to the outcome you are looking for.

Oh, and when it comes to putting, stop being so afraid. So many of us are afraid to miss a putt and that is the exact outcome we align with. Do you think you make a better stroke when you are scared or confident? Exactly, put the 3 putting tips into practice in your golf game and your life, and share your results with us!

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Voice Caddie Special Offer

Free carrying case w/ any Voice caddie launch monitor purchase

As a thank you to our customers and an exciting way to kick off a new golf season we have announced a new special offer. Starting today, 2/21/2020, GolfAnytime is giving away a free carrying case with purchase of any Voice Caddie Launch Monitor. This is a great value for our customers and perfect timing with spring right around the corner. Launch monitors are becoming one of the fastest easiest ways to fix your own golf swing. They give you quick and easy access to the same data the pros use.

This Voice Caddie special offer is perfect for those of you looking to improve your golf game in 2020. At GolfAnytime we have made it a huge priority to get the latest technology into the hands of the people that need it the most. This is why we are offering this limited time Voice Caddie Special Offer.

We are proud to continue our commitment to help improve the games of our customers by providing great value. We know our products will have great impact on your golf game, your confidence on the golf course, and your scores. This limited time offer is our way of saying thank you to the game of golf and our customers.

To take advantage of this limited time Voice Caddie special offer see the details below.

  1. Add both items to cart (Launch monitor and custom carrying case of your choice)
  2. Enter in promo code “VC300CASE” for the SC300 carry case combo
  3. Enter in promo code “VC200CASE” for the SC200 plus carry case combo
  4. That’s it!
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2019 Top 10 Golf Gifts

2019 Top 10 golf gifts|Find the Perfect Golf Gift for the Golfer in your life!

Welcome to GolfAnytime’s 2019 Top 10 Golf Gifts! We have put together a list of the hottest golf gifts of 2019 that will help you find the perfect gift for the golfer on your list, no matter the budget. Our goal is to find products that are affordable, can be used anytime, and can help to improve anyones golf game, even in the off season.

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1.Garmin Approach S40 Golf GPS Watch

We chose to start the 2019 Top 10 Golf Gifts with the Garmin Approach S40, Stylish GPS Golf Smartwatch, Lightweight with Touchscreen Display, Gray/Stainless Steel. This is one of the hottest Golf GPS Watches on the market. It comes with over 40,000 preloaded courses worldwide. It also measures your shot distance and gathers club data throughout your round allowing golfers to gather analytics to improve their game. In green mode you can move the pin to its proper location to get the exact distance you are looking for. This watch also features sleep tracking, and steps throughout the day to make it one of the most complete Golf GPS Watches on the market.

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2.Putt a bout golf putting green

The Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green (9-feet x 3-feet) is the perfect at home putting green. It is affordable, features 3 different putting cups and has a couple sand bunkers in case you miss. This normally wouldn’t be a good thing, however in at home golf chasing golf balls around the house is no fun. It is lightweight and measures 3 feet by 9 feet for the perfect practice distance. Plus, made in the U.S.A.

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3.Optishot golf in a box packages

The Optishot Golf in a Box Packages are perfect for anyone who has the space. We recommend 10′ Height, 10′ Width, and 15′ Depth to make sure the average golfer can take a full swing without worrying. Optishot has golf packages that range anywhere from $799 to $5,000 making them the most affordable at home golf simulator package. Your Golf in a Box Simulator Package comes with everything you need (except the computer). Check out Optishot Golf Simulator Packages here, https://golf-anytime.com/products/golf-simulators/optishot/

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4.perfect practice putting mat

The PERFECT PRACTICE Putting Mat- Indoor and Outdoor Golf Putting Mat with Auto Ball Return is a putting mat that gives golfers a chance to build confidence and precision putting thanks to the markings on the mat showing distance and the golfer a straight line to the hole. As we wrote about in the past, the ability to hit a dead straight putt could possibly be the most important shot in golf. Every putt should be treated as a dead straight putt, and the ability to hit the line that you choose is crucial to making putts. Perfect Practice can help with that.

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5.mevo flight scope launch monitor

The FlightScope Mevo – Portable Personal Launch Monitor for Golf is the perfect gift for someone who is trying to bring their game to the next level. In the past club technology has been the way golfers have looked to improve. Right now, the way to improvement is data. This launch monitor tracks 8 key data points that will show you exactly where you need to improve and why you are having the ball striking issues that you are having. Mevo Flight Scope will show you important stats like Carry Distance, Launch Angle, Spin, and Ball Speed. If you are ready to bring your game to the next level, Mevo can show you how.

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6.PHI golf simulator with swing analyzer

The PhiGolf Golf Simulator with Swing Trainer Club is one of the best golf gifts on the market this year if your looking for a gift to bring the family together. This is the perfect gift for someone that wants to play year round but doesn’t have the space for a full size simulator. Phi Golf is a video game that will provide hours of family fun, and a great way to get the family together and learn a new sport.

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7.Voice Caddie G2 GPS golf watch

The Voice Caddie G2 GPS Golf Watch is for the all around athlete. It’s like the swiss army knife of golf watches. It tracks sleep, has features whether you are jogging, cycling, running, walking, and of course built in golf gps. It comes with 40,000 preloaded golf courses world wide and is sure to put a smile on your golfers face. It’s waterproof design is sure to last years. Find it here https://golf-anytime.com/product/voicecaddie-g2-gps-watch/

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8. The net return mini runner package

The Net Return Mini Runner Package is a great way to practice your game in the off season. It comes with everything you need to practice full swings, anytime. Find it here: https://golf-anytime.com/product/the-net-return-mini-runner-package/

  • Mini Pro Series Sport Net and Frame
  • Side Barriers (Pair)
  • Runner Turf – 2′ 6″ Wide x 9′ Long / 42 oz. Nylon Face with 5mm Foam Backing /  21 lb. in Weight
  • Two Rubber Tee’s – 1.75″ and 2.25″
  • Sandbags (Quantity 4)
  • Duffle Bag
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9. skytrak golf SIMULATOR and launch monitor

The Skygolf Skytrak Launch Monitor Black is a very versatile launch monitor that has the added benefit of being able to be used as a golf simulator as well. It is small and portable and can be taken to the course or used in the comfort of your own home. Here’s some of the features

  • Launch monitor and golf simulator combination designed to act as a game improvement tool
  • Simulator wirelessly connects to compatible device and displays data as soon as you hit the ball
  • High-speed photography measures the golf ball and provides an accurate reading of your ball with a robust assortment of parameters
  • Measurable parameters include ball speed, distance (carry and total), launch angle, club speed, spin rates and more
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10. Voice Caddie sl1 golf gps/rangefinder

The Voice Caddie SL1 is a hybrid golf gps and launch monitor that combines the technology to give you the most accurate yardage you can find. It offers the best features of each device and packed them all into one. Here’s what you get

  • GPS Pin Assist: Utilizes GPS data to filter background and hone in on the pin.
  • Slope integration
  • Color LCD screen
  • Green Undulation and Course Layouts *
  • Continuous Scan Mode
  • Vibration on Target Capture
  • Stabilization
  • Special OLED for Low Light Play
  • Optical Angle/High Clarity Lens: Optimal Clarity and 6 Scale Lens that improves considerably long range distance measurements
  • Water resistant
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Thank you for reading GolfAnytime’s 2019 Top 10 Golf Gifts. We hope you liked it and found something for the golfer on your list. From everyone at GolfAnytime, have a great holiday season!