Just finding your way around a new course can be a chore, never mind finding your way from tee to green. So if you're planning on doing some course touring this summer, do yourself a favor and pick up the Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder ($460). The first laser rangefinder to integrate a GPS, it offers +/- one yard accuracy, 5x magnification, and precise distance to the front, center, and back of the green. Add in the 16,000 pre-loaded courses, automatic hole advance, and automatic course recognition, and you're got a tool that needs to be in your bag — with the added bonus of tournament-approved status, so you won't be lost when you need its help the most.
There are plenty of times we've wished we had a football on hand, only to realize that dragging around a regulation pigskin isn't really practical. Which is why they make the Stuff Football ($13). Sporting a zipper where the stitches would be, this half-regulation-size ball is constructed with cordura, can be folded flat for traveling, then filled with socks or other soft items wherever, whenever gametime strikes. [Thanks, Michael]