ALINE Performance Insoles

ALINE Performance Insoles

ALINE Performance Insoles

I’m a sucker for a good golf gimmick, and I’ve tried just about everything to help my game. When I got the chance to review a set of “golf performance insoles” from ALINE, I knew I had to see what it was all about.

ALINE is a company that makes multiple types of insoles for everything from daily wear, to cycling and golf. I’m unclear on the differences between them, but this review is specifically for the Golf model. The first thing I noticed after taking them out of the bag is that they are much more rigid than I anticipated. They look very nice and are made of quality materials. Now for the real test, how did they perform?

It’s really important to follow the directions with these rigid insoles, because your feet will take some time to conform to the new shape. If you don’t, you’ll probably have a pretty bad experience. I broke mine in over the course of a week, wearing them an hour longer each day until they discomfort faded. The insoles feel quite odd at first. There is a pronounced bump in the middle of the insole and noticeable arch support, that really feels unnatural. Once the break-in process is complete, this feeling goes away and it’s actually going back to standard insoles that feels strange.

ALINE Performance Insoles

I wore these in my work boots full time and would transfer them to my golf shoes on the weekends. Let me get this part out of the way; the ALINEs did not directly help my golf game one bit. Having said that, they are a quality product that will get a recommendation from me. Once I became used to my new foot position, they helped my back and hip pain, my balance and my foot pain and fatigue. I could walk 18 holes without issue and more importantly, I could work my physically demanding job without the pain that used to plague me.

For the price point, you can’t do much better in terms of comfort and possible pain relief. I’m still wearing these insoles every day, over 3 months after I first received them. I don’t often gush over products, but these have made a world of difference for me, even if I’ve played some of the worst golf of my life in them.

ALINE Golf insoles retail for $69.95 and can be purchased directly from ALINE at www.aline.com

Golf Life Contributor
Bryan McLean

GripDry – Snap it on your shaft

GripDry – Snap it on your shaft

Golf Life wants to show you an innovative golf accessory for your bag. It is called GripDry! I am sure you have been played a round in the morning when all the dew is still on the grass. This is where this amazing product comes in handy.

GripDry is a piece of plastic. Seriously, its a round plastic cylinder that snaps onto your shaft. It also has a magnet on it so you can throw it on the side of your golf cart and it just stays there until when you’re ready to go out to the green. Grab it and take it with you. Snap it on your shaft. Now your grips aren’t getting wet. It is that simple!

GripDry

GripDry doesn’t haven’t to be used when it’s only wet. You should keep your grips off the ground anyways because they’ll last longer. You can prevent your grips from getting dirt, debris and water on them. 

They are perfect for tournaments or gifts. You can customize them to fit your needs. Add a custom logo or website.

Head over to gripdry.com. You might like one. 

 

 

 

BenderGloves – Add Color To Your Game

BenderGloves – Add Color To Your Game

Are you looking for a new golf glove? Golf Life wants to show you some golf gloves from Bendergloves.com. Now I am not talking about just any ordinary golf gloves. Bendergloves.com is all about COLOR! They give you options for wearing gloves that could match our shirts, hats, or pants. 

Bendergloves.com offers two style of gloves, Synthetic and Spandex. A variety of colors to choose from, you are sure to find one that will brighten your golf game.

bendergloves

Bendergloves.com just doesn’t offer solid color golf gloves. If you want something different than just a solid color, check out the American-flag glove. If you are into flames or camo they have you covered. Plenty to choose from that fit your golf lifestyle.

Are you into Arm Sleeves? Bendergloves.com has several different designs to choose from. Starting at $7.99. Don’t let the heat get to you, get an arm sleeve today!

There are different occasions, different situations, different colors, different designs.  Visit bendergolf.com to see the wide variety of styles and colors available. Use the code “GOLFLIFE” at purchase and get 15% off your entire order. Gloves start at $9.99, so save 15% now with code “GOLFLIFE” at bendergolf.com.

Rayzor Sunglasses

Rayzor Sunglasses

Rayzor Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a must have on the golf course especially on a super sunny day! Golf Life recently did a big review on several big brands that golfers should check out. You can see that review here. Today we would like to tell you more about another pair of sunglasses that were sent to us to review from Rayzor International. This family ran business is all about bringing you high quality, light weight, cost effective sunglasses. Let’s learn more about Rayzor Sunglasses.

Rayzor Sunglasses

The Rayzor sunglasses were great for the golf course and helped enhance the green fairways so that when the ball was buried deep in the rough the white really popped from the green. The lenses have a unique feature for ventilation where there are 3 slits on the top of both lenses. This is to keep airflow around your eye and keep them cool. The lenses are also UV protective and will shield your eyes on the brightest days. The ventilation feature is great, however it can also blast hotter air through the holes when it’s super hot outside, but this isn’t to inconvenient as the holes don’t hit the eye directly, only the upper part of the face is affected.

Rayzor SunglassesThe eyewear was great on the golf course, it fit just right on my head and didn’t fall off once. This pair of sunglasses fit just right and didn’t impede on my golf game at all. When on the greens the glasses were easy to remove and the arm’s of the sunglasses aren’t gripped with rough rubber so not once was my hair tugged on when moving the glasses for when I was on the greens.

There is also a wide variety of male and female styles to choose from.  Golfers have many options with vibrant colors and different color combinations. They also provide sunglasses for other sports as well, such as goggles for skiing or snowboarding.

Rayzor Sunglasses

When wearing the Rayzor Sunglasses, they provided a comfortable fit that made golfing easier by allowing me to find my golf balls quicker and they also fit on my head just right so that when on the greens they are easily removable if you prefer to putt without wearing shades. However, the sunglasses were great to wear on the greens as well. They didn’t cause any sort of focus disruption when I was putting. They allowed for a comfortable fit with proper protection and did not inconvenience me once while playing my round.

Rayzor Sunglasses

I enjoyed the comfort of the sunglasses so much I even made them my go to pair of shades. I now wear them while driving and in my everyday use. They literally have been perfect for full day use no matter what you are doing.

Rayzor Sunglasses

The only negative and I don’t really think it’s a negative but the company is based across the pond. Their prices are amazing when you really think about it. Several pairs go for about £14.24 which comes out to just under $20 bucks for us Americans.  Their website is easy to navigate and find that perfect style and color that fits your golf life!

So pick up a pair or two of Rayzor sunglasses and choose your favorite style by visiting their website at rayzorinternational.com.

What is an Orange Whip?

What is an Orange Whip?

 

The Orange Whip is a training tool used to help loosen your muscles before you play. This helps stretch out your golf muscles before a long 18 hole journey and helps stretch you out so that you can get in a few good practice swings and build your momentum before you even take the first drive on the first hole. This training tool helps you learn if you’re swinging too fast and really helps you feel what is wrong with your swing.

The way it works is there is a heavyweight at the bottom, a really flexible shaft in the middle, and a counter weight at the top. This tool is much heavier than the average golf club and will stretch you out, and at the same time it’s going to improve your timing. The club is made so that you can learn to swing at the right pace. If you try to force it and go too fast it will start to feel awkward and it will throw you off balance.

Orange Whip Trainer

The Whips give your swing a rhythm, which is important because that’s what a golf swing really is, a rhythm. The orange whip teaches you to let loose to what’s comfortable for you. The weight really is exaggerated when you swing and teaches you a rhythm to perfect your golf swing. When you start your backswing it’s almost as if the weight is on it’s own path and your simply guiding it.

There are multiple orange whips and you are encouraged to try all of them. There are differences in each whip and having your own personal experience will help you chose which whip is better for you. The long version can slow you down and help you find your swing, or the short version because the long version will flatten your swing and you want to be upright.

The Orange Whip is a great training tool that is a necessity and should be in every golfer’s bag. The stretch followed by the soon to be improved golf swing is definitely worth the purchase.

For even more information and in depth looks at the different Whips, visit their website at OrangeWhipTrainer.com

VC200 Golf GPS Rangefinder from Voice Caddie

VC200 Golf GPS Rangefinder from Voice Caddie

Voice Caddie VC200

I have been lucky enough to review several different GPS distance measuring devices in the last several years. Some of them have a bunch of additional functions and options more than just giving you a distance to the hole. If you are looking for a very simple way to get your yardages without pushing a bunch of buttons or trying to line up a flag in a laser you should consider the VC200 from Voice Caddie.

The VC200 is an innovative, compact device that gives you the basic information you need to improve your game. Simply clip the voice-guided GPS onto your belt or your hat and you can get spot-on distance measurements. No digging through your bag looking for the unit, or trying to read a digital display in the bright sunshine, one push is all it takes.

Voice Caddie VC200
The VC200 is your own personal caddie, simply click a button to activate the innovative voice-guided golf GPS. While other rangefinders on the market can be off, the VC200 guarantees accuracy. Consider it your own personal caddie, giving you distance instructions and feedback on the course. The VC200 provides you with a audio distance measurements within three meters or a little more than 3 yards.

Accurate Distance Measurements
Whether you’re looking for the distance to the green or your shot distance, you’ll hear accurate measurements from the VC200. The device is accurate, with a margin for error within a little more than three yards. That is plenty accurate for most recreational golfers, certainly for my game.

Cutting-Edge Design
Weighing in at under 0.85 ounces and measuring just 1 ½” wide by 1 ¾” tall by ½” thick including the clip, the VC200 is so compact that it clips right onto your hat or belt without adding extra bulk. Get the data and stats that you need on the course. The volume control buttons are easily accessible and can be adjusted to limit distractions to your playing partners. There is also a ball marker on the clip side of the device.

Voice Caddie VC200

40,000 Available Courses available
The VC200 comes with 30,000 preloaded courses, and offers more than 40,00 courses worldwide. You won’t have to spend time programming your device before taking it out for a day on the course. Just turn on the device a couple of minutes before your round and you will be good to go! There are no additional or hidden subscription fees with the VC200 device. It is all set to go once it’s charged right out of the box.

Automatic Course and Hole Recognition
While getting ready to go out for a game of golf, you should be excited for a day on the course, not worrying about your gadgets. With the VC200. You won’t have to worry about programming your device; it automatically recognizes what course you’re playing, as well as which hole you’re currently on. If you happen to be playing holes with parallel fairways the device may jump to that hole, you can quickly push the button to go back to the proper hole.

Golf Metronome System
Develop a better swing rhythm with the device’s unique swing tempo function. This would be a good feature to use on the practice range or during a practice round.

Rechargeable Battery
The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to nine hours when fully charged. Charge before heading out, clip it to your hat or belt, and don’t worry about it dying during your time on the course. When your battery does need a recharge, the VC200 will alert you. The cord plugs into a USB adapter that most people have around these days from their cell phones.

Voice Caddie VC200

Additional Standard Features

Volume Control
Two buttons on the side of the device control the volume. These buttons can also be used to toggle between meters and yards and to manually change holes.

Multilingual Options
The device can read out information to you in nine different languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, French, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Golf is hard enough for me in English I didn’t dare to try Italian or German.

Inside the Box
A USB cable, user manual and a ball marker all comes in the box

Pros
Very simple to setup and use
Compact in size and weight
Tells you your battery life when you power it up
A great value, low cost of investment

Cons
It provides you only simple distances, no bells and whistles here! What you hear is what you get!
No choice for a voice, a woman’s voice was fine for me but others might not like it.

Voice Caddie VC200

So if you are a golfer looking for the basic yardages to the center of green and the distance you hit that monster drive consider the VC200 from Voice Caddie. I think you will be happy with the results you get and it will definitely save you some time searching around for yardage markers or pacing off distances. Voice Caddie has multiple styles and types of golf measuring devices so check them out at voicecaddie.com

Michael Hallee
Golf Life Contributor

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