Instead of getting Dad another standard tie or bottle of rum, take a look at these custom Photo Golf Balls ($13-$47) and think of the gifting potential. Available on the most popular brands of balls, you can order as few as a dozen, all emblazoned with a picture of ol' Dad's mug. Or for yourself, you could get a hate-inducing image of a certain character with the initials GWB and use your your pent-up rage to extend your drives. [via]
If you're not rocking a cart on most of your trips around the local course, you'll appreciate just how much carrying your own clubs can have an effect on your game. The X1R Remote-controlled Caddie ($2000) can carry many things along with your clubs, such as balls, tees, sunglasses, towels, scorecard and pencil holder, amongst others. The cart lasts up to 27 holes on a single charge, so you'll be able to make an entire round of it without worrying about your electric caddie falling behind. Hey, if it's good enough to make GQ's "The 100 best things in the world" list, it's good enough for us.
Nike and Apple today announced that they are teaming up to launch a selection of Nike+iPod products. The first product in the innovative lineup is the Nike+iPod Sport Kit ($29; July), a wireless system that allows Nike+ footwear to transfer workout data to an iPod nano. Consisting of an in-shoe sensor and a receiver that attaches to iPod, the kit gathers information on time, distance, calories burned and pace, which is then stored on the iPod and displayed on its screen. Audible feedback lets you know how you're doing without looking at your iPod. The data can also be transferred to a Mac or PC once you get back from your run for further analyzation. The new Nike+ Air Zoom Moire ($100) is the first footwear designed to work with the iPod.