Get your golfing fix without disrupting your isolated, hermit-like lifestyle with the P3ProSwing Virtual Golf Simulator ($900 and up). This best-selling swing analysis and golf simulation system uses a sensor-filled platform tied to proprietary PC software to create a visual representation of your swing, provide scientific analysis of each swing, and recreate your swing on a virtual golf course. Some models even come with EA's Tiger Woods PGA Tour in the package — although we doubt it's as fun as the new version for Xbox. [Thanks, Nicholas]
One of the best things about the game of golf is the cocktail waitresses its traditions, and that includes old-school equipment. MacKenzie Walker Golf Bags ($675-$735) are a great, if expensive, example. Handcrafted in Portland using the best full grain leather, components, stainless steel, and brass hardware available, these walking bags are "traditional" in every sense of the word, whether they're holding a modern titanium driver or a 5-wood made out of, well, wood. [Thanks, Rabel]
Find yourself spending a lot of time in the tall stuff? Be sure you're equipped with a proper ball-removal tool (sounds horrific) like these Adams Idea Hybrid Golf Clubs ($120-$200). Available in three models — the Pro Black for skilled players, the a7 for average players, and the a7OS for weekend duffers, hacks, and John Daly — and sporting features like rear weighting for increased launch angle and distance, these hybrids continue Adams' tradition of mixing the power of a wood with the lift and control of an iron, giving you the best of both worlds. The a7OS will live in our golf bag from now on.