CrocBox: The Sports Net System

CrocBox: The Sports Net System

CrocBox: The Durable Golf Net System

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Pop-up sporting nets have been around for a few years now. You use them to practice your particular sport, whether it is golf, baseball, softball, lacrosse, or soccer. The problem with these pop-up sports nets are they are too complicated, too flimsy, or don’t have the structure system to last for a long time. CrocBox and CrocBoxes.com have developed a very unique and convenient device that is simple to use, strong enough to withstand many high-speed impacts, and can be stored underground to keep it safe from the elements. CrocBox sent Golf Life a box for review and we loved it!

So, what is CrocBox? CrocBox is an all-in-one commercial or residential sports net that can be assembled in seconds. With it being water resistant and oversized, this net system is perfect for your practicing needs for any sport.  The concept is simple. All you do is dig a hole in your yard, place the CrocBox in the hole, assemble the net system and start practicing. The box itself weighs about 75 LBS so it’s not something that you want to be moving every week. This is a product where you “set it and forget it.” Meaning once it is in one place, it’s best if you don’t move it. The net can extend up to 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Once you are done practicing, simply fold the net back down into the box, close the lid and lock it. With the locking system on top of the box, it prevents vandalism and keeps the weather elements out of the box (rain, snow or leafs). When you are not using the net, you barely know it is there. It sits level with the ground when the box is closed so you are able to mow over it when cutting your grass.

This box is super convenient for those golf enthusiast who enjoy practicing. Use this net as a warm up before a round, after a round of golf, or in-between golf rounds.  Check out our video above to learn more about this amazing net system. You can now get better at golf in your very own backyard. Get yours today and find out why so many people are loving the CrocBox!

Blast Motion: Golf Swing Analyzer

Blast Motion: Golf Swing Analyzer

Blast Motion: The Golf Swing Analyzer

Blast Motion

Every amateur golfer struggles at the 3-foot putt. They struggle with the 3-foot putts because of timing. Timing is everything when it comes to putting and even more evident when you start dealing with a full swing. The Blast Motion Sensor is a simple, yet technologically advanced tool that captures your swing metrics, it analyzes your data and provides drills to help your timing in the full swing and in the putting stroke.

Blast Motion has been in motion capture for the last 25 years capturing professional golfers data. Granted, most of those years that data was captured in a lab, in a controlled setting. In 2000, Blast Motion launch their first sensor that was about the size of a camera. Now, in 2016 they are down to 7 grams and about the size of a nickel and can talk directly to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

blast motion sensor

But, the greatest aspect of this device is the ability communicate all the data of a golf swing simply. When you get into the logistics of how the Blast Motion works, it is extremely simple to use. You are able to take video or motion capture in real-time (or in slow motion) of a golf swing or putting stroke and the device will overlay 3D data to help you understand the golf swing.

Blast Motion 3D

In any golf swing, the major inconsistency is timing. For professionals, they only vary a few one-hundredth of a second in their timing and for amateurs, four to five tenth of a second. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s huge when a putting stroke or a full swing is less than a second long. That is the biggest difference between regular Joes and the Professional golfer.

All you have to do is download the Blast Motion App, pop the grip extension and sensor onto the end of your grip, sync the sensor to the app on your smartphone and start swinging. Blast Motion recommends that you start at the hole, meaning putt first, and then work your way back to the tee box for a full swing. Checking your backstroke time in your putting stroke is huge because that is what controls the distance. If your backstroke time is very inconsistent, your distance control will be very inconsistent.

Blast Motion putting

Blast Motion is very technologically advanced and it’s an awesome tool to practice with in order to get better at any aspect of your golf game. Check out our video above to learn more about the Blast Motion and how it can help your golf game. If you want to order one for yourself, go over to blastmotion.com!

2016 World Golf Skills

2016 World Golf Skills

The 2016 World Golf Skills

World Golf Skills

I bet you have played in a scramble with a couple of your buddies and you shot pretty low. If this is the case, take you and your team to Las Vegas to compete in the World Golf Skills! The World Golf Skills is a product of the World Golf Fest that is rapidly growing into a premier, non-professional golf event. Each year, the World Golf Skills embarks on Las Vegas where 100’s of teams from around the world make the trip to compete, party and repeat. If you are looking for a vacation to go on with your golf buddies, this event is your ultimate buddies trip. Golf Life went inside the ropes to show you just how much fun you can have at this event.

Imagine, you and three buddies take a trip to Las Vegas with your golf clubs in hand. You get off the plane and head straight to the TaylorMade Golf Experience right on the Strip. Immediately you can start competing in the Skills Challenges. Start with the putting challenge and work your way through the short game challenge and Par 3 challenge. The whole time you will be competing against your buddies and 100’s of other contestants. After the skills challenge, go and have yourself an unbelievable time on the Las Vegas Strip.

world golf skills Las vegas

The next morning you wake up and head to one of three amazing golf courses Las Vegas has to offer. You and your team will compete in the World Golf Scramble. You have the option in competing in three different categories;The professional division, the amateur gross division, and the multi-flighted net division. While playing in the World Scramble, you also get to compete in the World Long Drive Challenge and Hole-In-One Challenge. At the end of the day, you can be crowned the World Golf Skills Champions.

If you want to learn more about this amazing event, head over to worldgolfskills.com. Play. Party. Repeat. That is what this event is all about! Check out the video above to get an inside look at the 2016 World Golf Skills and everything it has to offer!

The Tour Championship – Tee Times

The Tour Championship – Tee Times

The Tour Championship – Tee Times

Tour Championship

The FedEx Cup is on its final leg with the Tour Championship starting on Thursday at East Lake. The tee times and pairings might be a good indication of how this tournament will play out! Right now, Dustin Johnson is holding onto the lead for the FedEx Cup. As of late, players like Paul Casey, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are right on the heels and looking to take DJ over especially Spieth who is the defending champion. You can watch full coverage of round 1 and 2 from East Lake at PGATOUR.COM.

ROUND 1

11:40 a.m. Jhonattan Vegas and Charl Schwartzel

11:50 a.m. Jason Dufner and J.B. Holmes

12 p.m. Sean O’Hair and Daniel Berger

12:10 p.m. William McGirt and Bubba Watson

12:20 p.m. Roberto Castro and Kevin Na

12:30 p.m. Kevin Kisner and Gary Woodland

12:40 p.m. Hideki Matsuyama and Si Woo Kim

12:50 p.m. Kevin Chappell and Matt Kuchar

1 p.m. Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore

1:10 p.m. Brandt Snedeker and Justin Thomas

1:20 p.m. Emiliano Grillo and Jimmy Walker

1:30 p.m. Jordan Spieth and Russell Knox

1:40 p.m. Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy

1:50 p.m. Adam Scott and Jason Day

2 p.m. Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed

Check out the full field and follow the featured groups Thursday and Friday at PGATOURLIVE.COM from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

Advice From The PGA Tour

Advice From The PGA Tour

Advice From PGA Tour Players

Golf can be the greatest game in the world or the worst. Golf is one of those games where you hit 1 good shot out of 100 and it makes you want to come back and play more, even though you are bound to hit 100 more bad shots. But, when you get up to the PGA Tour, every player can do just about everything with ease. It’s almost like watching a bunch of robots playing golf every weekend. But what sets the best apart from the rest of the field each weekend? It comes down to three things; putting, game management and focus. Nobody has their best golf game every week, so whoever has the best putting game, game management and focus will probably find themselves at the top of the leaderboard. Golf Life caught up with several different PGA Tour golfers to learn how difficult it is to win on the PGA Tour any given week.

The first is putting. If you can’t putt, you won’t win. It’s that simple. For amateur golfers, putting starts on the 2nd hole. Get warmed up on the first green, learn the speed of the green and eventually three-putt. That is not how it works on the PGA Tour. These guys practice and practice, and then practice some more on the putting green before and after their round. They are all in search of finding the right putting stroke with the right distance check on each putt. That is how they are successful. That is how they make millions each week. They simply make the putts they are suppose to make and then two-putt the long ones.  It can be challenging to be good at putting if you are consistently 30 feet from the cup. That is where game management comes into play.

Game management is the second aspect to separating yourself from the pack on the PGA Tour. It starts with knowing your course. If you know where the traps are and the distances from any spot on the course, you already have an upper hand. The other aspect to game management is navigating the Par 5’s. If you score a high number on Par 5’s, it’s like death to a PGA Tour golfer. But in order to score low numbers on the Par 5’s, you have to put yourself in good situations to be successful. Keeping the ball in the fairway, being smart with club choice and putting the approach in a makable putt situation. But in order to be successful at game management, you have to stay focus for 18 straight holes. That is where focus comes into play.

Like we said in the beginning, you are going to hit bad shots when playing golf. It is the ability to overcome those obstacles and move on. knowing that you have to hit another shot 2 minutes after hitting a bad shot can be brutal on a golfer’s confidence. You have to stay focused and worry about the shot you are on. If you start looking back on the last shot or forward to future shots, your focus is gone and the chances of you being successful just diminished.

Check out the video above to learn more about what it means to be a PGA Tour golfer and how they separate themselves from the pack each and every week!

Greg Norman Jr. Talks Golf Skate Caddy

Greg Norman Jr. Talks Golf Skate Caddy

In the 80’s and 90’s there was one name in golf that made headlines virtually every week. That man? Greg Norman. Greg Norman, otherwise known as the “shark”, won more than 90 golf tournaments worldwide including two British Opens. He stayed at World #1 for more than 330 consecutive weeks. Greg Norman also had a son. His name? Greg Norman Jr. But Greg Norman Jr. is not your typical professional golfers son. Yes, he loves golf just like Dad, but his interests root in the action sports world. Rooted from his homeland in Australia, Greg Norman Jr. is a wakeboarder and a kitesurfer. On his free time, he gets out and plays golf. But what better person than Greg Norman’s son to love the Golf Skate Caddy. Golf Skate Caddy takes golf and action sports and puts them together. Golf Life sat down with Greg Norman Jr. to ask him what he loves about the new Golf Skate Caddy!

There is a new dynamic of golf when you bring a Golf Skate Caddy to a golf course. It gives you a sense of freedom. You are not tied to another person. You get to hit your golf ball and then go to your golf ball by yourself. You get to feel the course. You get to fell the undulations of the fairways. You get the wind in your hair. You get to have fun! There are some of the reasons why Greg Norman Jr. loves the Golf Skate Caddy. In addition to all of this, Norman Jr. loves the fact that it releases his inner action sports fix every time he goes to the course.

Check out the video above to learn more about the Golf Skate Caddy and where you can get one for yourself. Also check out the courses that are furnishing their cart barns with the Skate Caddy!

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