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Garmin S60 Premium Watch

Premium GPS Watch with Great Style

Garmin are set to release the New S60 at the end of June 2017 and we believe it’s the best watch they have produced to date. With all the golifng features you need on a large, colour screen watch the S60 goes even further beyond the course… let’s take a closer look.

The sleek Approach S60 GPS golf watch integrates all the relevant information you need on your wrist for the perfect and fast approach, with great style that goes beyond the course. It features a new intuitive user interface, colour CourseView mapping and PlaysLike Distance for uphill and downhill shots on more than 40,000 courses worldwide. Get more out of your game with enhanced AutoShot game tracking that provides distances during the round and records shots for post-game analysis. Approach S60 makes the difference for a winning strategy on the course while staying sophisticated for daily wear.

Keep Track. And Keep Score


With additional sensor technology to improve detection accuracy, AutoShot game tracking automatically detects shots1 along the fairway and records shot locations and distances for post-game analysis on Garmin Connect. Along the course the Auto Measure Shot feature automatically provides you with yardages for each detected shot.

Know Your Course


Approach S60 comes preloaded with maps for more than 40,000 golf courses around the world, and it offers automatic downloads2 of updates for those you play the most often when synced with Garmin Connect.

Get precise distances to each location on the course, as well as PlaysLike Distance, which adjusts yardages to account for uphill and downhill shots so you can select the best club for the situation. And with Touch Targeting, you can touch any point on the map for precise measurement to that exact spot – including fairway, sand traps, water hazards and more.

Always the Champion


Compete with other golfers at over 40,000 courses or see how you fare against your friends with the Garmin Golf App. Each course has its own weekly leaderboard for anyone to participate in, or set up your own tournament and invite players to compete. With Approach S60 you can see your scores pushed to the leaderboard live as you complete your round.

Personal Timepiece, Smart Touches

Sync the Approach S60 to your compatible smartphone3 to get smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, emails and other alerts. Connect in more ways, too, including the Garmin Golf app, which allows you to compete on leaderboards with friends on any one of over 40,000 courses. Download custom watch faces, apps and widgets from the Connect IQ store. And customize your watch face with any photo from your mobile device with the Face It app.

Key Features of the Approach S60

  • Sleek GPS golf watch that reflects your passion for golf on and off the course
  • Large, 1.2″ sunlight readable colour touchscreen display presents an all intuitive and streamlined user interface
  • Show precise yardages to greens, hazards and doglegs, on full-colour course maps
  • Convenient QuickFit™ bands for fast style changes without tools
  • More than 40,000 preloaded courses from around the world
  • Enhanced AutoShot game tracking automatically tracks shots1 along the fairway and records shot distances for post game analysis

The Garmin S60 will be avialble to purchase noth online and in store later this month.

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Oakley – let your game shine


Many of us may have believed sunglasses worn on the golf course were merely for showing off and appearing to look ‘cool’ without any benefit to your game…


……moving on

For many years now many of the World’s top players have demonstrated that this is not the case, and wear Sunglasses on a regular basis. Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizenouis, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson are just some of the famous players who regularly wear Sunglasses.

Now I’m not suggesting that a pair of sunglasses could help you win The Open like Henrik, the Masters like Bubba, or dominate the Ryder Cup like Poults, but some of these players have been wearing sunglasses for most of their careers. Let’s see why…

Today’s modern sunglasses are an accessory that can help your game and offer protection from dangerous rays of strong sunlight that can harm your eyesight.

Sunglasses for golf can also help you better distinguish fairways and greens and help you follow your ball in flight. See  more below on Oakley’s Prizm Golf Lenses…

Ian Poulter on why he wears Oakley Sunglasses,

“With the way technology has come along and the clarity of the lenses, I have 100% trust in what I’m seeing. Add on all the styles and colors? I love wearing them. And when I play, I know I’m wearing the best in the business.”


Oakley’s golf collection will protect you from the dangers of Ultraviolet Radiation. UV has been proved to cause various eye problems, such as cataracts, sunburn to the eyelids, pterygium and skin cancer around the eyes. With this in mind, the most important part of the Oakley sunglasses – are the lenses.

Interchangeable, Oakley stock a HUGE range of lenses to suit your golf game. When looking for lens colour it can get confusing, so it’s worth noting the following…

  • A lens that absorbs blue light will help you read greens better and follow your ball in flight. Greens & golf balls will be enhanced, while the blue of the sky will be muted.
  • Brown or Amber lenses too will help increase contrast.
  • For no distortion, choose a neutral grey or green-grey lens for true colour perception.

American Zach Johnson claimed 3 things helped him win the 2015 Open Championship at St.Andrews. Johnson said his wife (of course first) his faith and his Oakley sunglasses. Wearing them around the home of golf in all weather conditions Johnson explained…

“It’s certainly not to make myself more interesting! I’m hardly a poster boy. I wear them at dusk and dawn. I see greens better and I see the reads of putts better.”

In 2017 have arguably the best range of Oakley sunglasses to date. Back in 2002 when I started in the game, a pair would set you back around £150-£200. Since then technology in lenses, frames and tips has improved and I’m pleased to say, the price has come down. The 2017 collection online and in store see’s sleek new designs from only £75 up to £139.


There’s every style available as you see on the tour. There’s the full wrap look of Henrik Stenson, the sleek classic look of Poulter and Johnson and the squared design as worn by Bubba Watson.

Not a golfer? Not an issue. With Oakley producing some of the best designs around the world, their range looks great for any occasion and off the course will offer all the benefits that comes with sport joined with style and class.

The attitude has changed and most importantly for us amateurs – so has the price point. You can shop today online at Golfgeardirect, visit us in-store at our Rainham, Kent Superstore or on course at the Weald of Kent Golf Course & Hotel.




PowaKaddy Compact C2 Electric Trolley

It’s been a long wait but after 2 years of development the industry leaders PowaKaddy have once again ticked all the boxes with their NEW Compact C2 Electric Trolley.

The golf trolley market has been crying out for years and years for a reliable electric trolley that’s easy to carry, handle, assemble and fits easily in your car. A few have tried (and failed sadly) but with the C2 we think PowaKaddy have finally done it.

It’s no coincidence that it’s taken the electric trolley giants 2 years to bring this design to market. At only 514mm high, 349mm wide and 560mm deep it would have caused PowaKaddy’s technical boffs a real headache, with so much to contemplate with brining a small design to such a bulky and generally heavy product. They’ve pulled it off though. The C2 weighs just 9.8kg and will be the lightest electric trolley on the market today.

One of the main features of the C2 compared to most trolleys on the market is the new ‘Simple-2-fold’ system. This allows the compact C2 to be set up and folded away in just two simple folds.


David Catford, PowaKaddy CEO;

“The Compact C2 is without doubt the easiest compact trolley to use that we’ve ever produced – the simple-2-fold system is unique to a model of this size. It’s relatively straight forward to manufacture a trolley that folds to a compact size, but the real challenge is to ensure this can be done without adding too many folding steps for the golfer. The Compact C2 is easy to move around thanks to an integrated carry handle”

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“We believe it is the perfect solution for the modern day golfer. It fits incredibly neatly into the smaller car boots you see these days and, with such a simple folding mechanism, the golfer can get from their car to the tee in record time”


Like it’s sister models (FW3i, FW5i & FW7s) the Compact C2 is powered by the innovative Lithium battery. Both 18 and extended options are available with the C2 and backed by full five-year warranties.

Lithium offers the thinnest option on the market and an integrated battery management system helps protects the life of the battery further. The other main features of the C2 are the full-colour widescreen display, USB charging port, balls compartments, pencil & tee slots and an adjustable handle.

  • Unique Plug ‘n’ Play battery system
  • High performance low profile PowaFrame Chassis
  • Thinnest lithium battery on the market
  • Cutting-edge technology ensures your battery discharges less during each round
  • Integrated USB charging port
  • Powerful whisper quiet 230w Motor
  • 3 Year Warranty on the trolley

More features, videos & images on the Compact C2 can be found here on our website.

The PowaKaddy C2 is available online, in-store (Rainham Superstore) and on-course at the Weald of Kent Golf Club


Motocaddy S5 Connect – Smart Trolley

Motocaddy are launching their most technologically advanced Electric Golf Trolley to date that includes a FREE GPS mobile & tablet app which connects to the trolley providing distance data and mobile alerts.

The new S5 CONNECT Electric Golf Trolley can be synced to the app via a Bluetooth connection on any compatible smartphone. This allows the S5’s digital display to be used in place of a conventional GPS device, offering front, middle and back distances to the green, along with par of the hole, clock and a round timer. The S5 features nine speed settings and stopping and starting as required around the course.


Motocaddy S5 has a full range of notifications that come straight through to your mobile device once connected to the free app. Incoming calls, text messages, emails and even WhatsApp and Facebook alerts. The phone can remain connected even when securely placed in the pocket of a golf bag or being charged by the S5’s USB charging port.


Tony Webb, Motocaddy’s Managing Director has this to say about the S5 trolley:
“The S5 CONNECT is at the forefront of golf technology and we’re proud to be pioneering the next generation of electric trolleys,”

“It acts as the ultimate caddy for any golfer out on the course, as it carries your bag and gives you accurate yardages. The first iPhone was launched a decade ago and since then a lot has changed in golf technology. We’re certainly not encouraging golfers to keep checking their phones during play, on the contrary, we believe the S5 CONNECT could actually reduce phone use because it tells you all you need to know and can be pre-set to let you focus on your game.”


S5 CONNECT comes with all the great features of any Motocaddy S -Series Trolley.

  • Soft-touch ergonomic handle
  • Streamlined battery tray
  • Super-fast QUIKFOLD mechanism
  • Low-profile
  • Quick release wheels
  • Adjustable Distance Control (up to 50 yards)
  • EASILOCK bag-to-trolley connect system

Motocaddy’s first-ever mobile phone app features a number of easy-to-use modes and can be used without syncing to the S5 CONNECT trolley.

Play Now 

There’s over 36,000 courses worldwide accessible with overhead maps, detailed yardages, last shot distances and detailed greenside information.

Shot Planning Control

Pinpoint how far any target is on the course while the automatic course recognition and hole advancement enables the app to move between holes and view the lie of the land during play.

Power Save

Change the look of the app simply providing front, middle and back yardages as well as a round timer, the hole number, par of the hole and clock, while preserving phone battery capacity and reducing data usage in the process.


“We’ve partnered with a world-renowned golf GPS mapping company in the United States to provide the most advanced technology ever found in a combination of a golf trolley and mobile phone app,” said Motocaddy MD, Tony Webb.

“The app is simple to use with the added ability to pre-download the course, so if you’re away on a foreign golfing holiday, you can continue to access GPS information without having any data roaming turned on. It also provides maximum portability as the app can be taken anywhere on the course.”

Available in five different languages the app is available to download now from the Apple and Google Play app stores. S5 CONNECT is available in Black or Alpine White from Summer 2017 and will retail from £549.99 with Standard Lithium Battery and £599.99 with Extended Lithium battery

Both Lithium Battery options now include a full 5-year warranty

Look out for the Motocaddy S5 online at 

Get Fitted for Golf

Golf is all about confidence, in your game and your equipment. That’s why at Golfgeardirect we offer the highest performing equipment and the most precise club fitting experience in the game.

Our approach to custom fitting begins with a unique understanding of the players’ performance needs born from working with PGA & European Tour players, PGA Professionals and Amateurs serious about improving their game.

Our highly skilled team of fitters utilise the most advanced tools to help players optimise Driver performance, make Iron play more precise, dial in Wedges and fine-tune set compositions.

Not all clubs are created equally. Even more important is the way in which we as individual players actually use them. With the research and engineering that goes into making clubs we see today – we still cannot take into account the uniqueness of every golfers swing. Look below at TaylorMade’s World #1 Dustin Johnson and World #12 Jon Rahm – they have two completely different swings. It’s very easy for amateur golfers to believe there’s actually a ‘perfect’ way to swing the golf club. This simply isn’t true.

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Custom fitting is all about adjusting clubs to YOUR swing. Of course, lessons from your PGA Professional will help improve your golf swing but the tools you are using are a major factor in lowering your scores. Custom fitting essentially involves adjusting aspects of the physical club around your body’s size, swing and technique.

Take a look at former Green Jacket winner Ian Woosnam. His height, set up and the way he attacks the ball ultimately affects the lie angle of the club. The former Ryder Cup Captain’s irons are all ‘3 degrees flat’. Off the shelf clubs just would not suit his swing – and we as golfers are no different in that aspect.


In our experience the results of proper custom fitting are immediate and often quite dramatic. With the help of the technology available to us within Flightscope we can show you the difference between fitted and non fitted clubs. You can see where the club impacts on the face and the sole giving you an insight into what is needed to help improve your shots.

Our professionally trained fitters will take you through every step and we have a very relaxed approach. We all know how daunting it can be to hit golf balls with an audience so here at Golfgeardirect we’ve taken this into account with our suite designs.

You have your own private bay – just you, your fitter and the technology surrounding you in the room. We’ll often leave you to warm up and get used to the surroundings and the Flightscope screen.

Most custom fit sessions will be between 30-45 minutes depending on what and how many clubs you are being fitted for.

Where can you get fitted?

Golfgeardirect Store, Longley Road, Rainham, Kent

Opened in 1992, Golfgeardirect have been custom fitting golfers from all over Europe for over 25 years. The Rainham store features an upstairs fitting suite complete with Flightscope launch monitor technology. Club Fitting Carts from all the major brands are are available for you to try and compare against your current clubs.

Store manager Ian Henderson has been running the site for the company for over 23 years and has literally seen thousands of happy golfers leave with new clubs expertly custom fitted to their individual specification. Ian has been able to train our younger members of staff over the years to a high level along with manufacturer training seminars.  Callaway & TaylorMade offer extensive training days for our staff ensuring they have the best knowledge of each brands new products and to keep up with any industry advancements in custom fitting.

Rainham: Call 01634 262002 or email:

Weald of Kent, Performance Fitting Centre, Maidstone Road, Headcorn, Kent

Opened in 2014 our Headcorn Fitting Centre features a modern look suite with all the clubs you wish to test. We always have the latest equipment ranges from Callaway, including the EPIC Driver and Steelhead Irons, Sergio’s Masters winning Driver from TaylorMade – the M2 Driver and the superb value for money Wilson D300 Irons.

As well as our professionally trained fitters our popular PGA Professional – Jacques Gous is also available to take you through your fit. Jacques has been with the company for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience fitting clubs for golfers across Kent.

Like our Rainham suite we have Flightscope technology on hand to show you which clubs are performing best and you’ll be able to view your results on on our large flat screen TV along with our portable iPad. The Headcorn suite is situated less than 1 mile from our course, The Weald of Kent Golf Club. Why not tie in a visit in to us with a round of golf at The Weald. Click here for more info on our parkland golf course.

Headcorn: Call 01622 891675 or email:

A small fee will be charged for a custom fit experience with our professionals but is refunded straight back should you wish to purchase your clubs with Golfgeardirect

The best way to truly appreciate the high performance value of your clubs, achieve total confidence on every shot and to shoot lower scores, is to experience one of our custom fitting centres for yourself. Please contact us today for more info.

Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder


The World’s Ultimate Golf Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell have once again pleased Professionals, Caddies and Amateurs across the globe. Spring 2017 see’s the introduction of the Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder with exclusive Slope technology. Pro X2 offers you the ultimate precision in distance measuring and is a must have for the serious golfer looking to improve all part’s of the game to lower their scores.

Let’s take a closer look.

The X2 has a bundle of new features. The stand out is the innovative Slope-Switch Technology.  It now allows you to simply switch between standard and slope-adjusted distances – simply by moving the logo on the side of the device up or down. Easy peasy.

Slope conditions do not comply with local rule 14-3/0.5 and must be switched off for competition play. The new features on the X2 give you peace of mind that your’e complying with the rules and can still use your device to help lower scores with it’s 6X magnification and PinSeeker JOLT Technology.


Since Bushnell’s huge hit on the tour and partnerships with players such as Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie & Sergio Garcia we’ve seen many high profile players now refer club number to a ‘distance number’ on both irons and wedges. Having a complete device like the Pro X2 allows you to hit the range and do the same to improve your scores.

With Bushnell Laser rangefinders there’s no course downloading or charging required.

Just pick up, press and go.


Slope-Switch technology makes this Pro X2 such a simple device to use. Practicing or competing it ensures the device conforms to local rule 14-3/0.5 mentioned above and allows Slope to be switched off with no hassle.


Pro X2 has rubber armoured metal housing that makes the device fully waterproof

Boasts a range of up to 1,300 yards (450+ yards to a flag).

Second Generation E.S.P. (Extreme. Speed.Precision.) provides yardages five times faster and more accurately than before

PinSeeker JOLT Technology provides a short, vibrating burst to isolated the target and assure you when the flag has been located.

Dual Display Technology allows users to easily toggle between the bright red display featuring VDT (Vivid Display Technology) or the crisp black display.


The Pro X2 hit’s the shelves alongside the Bushnell Tour X and Tour V4 models.

  • Exclusive Slope-Switch Technology
  • Rubber Armored Metal Housing
  • IPX7 Fully Waterproof
  • PinSeeker with JOLT Technology
  • Accurate to a 1/2 yard
  • Ranges 5-1,300 Yds; 450+ Yds to a Flag
  • Dual Display Technology
  • 6X Magnification
  • 2nd Generation E.S.P.
  • Fast Focus System
  • Stable-Grip Technology

Put the Pro X2 in your bag today. Purchase here at

Galvin Green C-Knit Technology

Galvin Green C-Knit Technology

Swedish Waterproof specialists Galvin Green have done it again. Introducing the NEW C-Knit technology. A pioneering new technology which features in their exciting 2017 Spring/Summer Waterproof clothing range.  

Lets take a closer look…


What is C-Knit?

C-Knit is Galvin Green’s new technology featured in their popular GORE-TEX waterproof Jackets & Trousers. The new fabric uses a three-layer structure to include a C-Knit Backer designed to slide and glide across garments worn underneath your waterproof jacket.



Why go for C-Knit?

Super lightweight, C-Knit is Galvin Green’s most durable fabric to date with a softer feel to offer the finest of quality. Although ultra light Galvin Green still ensure the same protection and breathability seen in their other lightweight material – paclite. The main advantage of C-Knit over previous technology’s Galvin Green have offered is your jacket will not impede on the rest of your clothing with it’s non-stick design.

This allows you to remove your jacket with ease and let you swing in comfort with all the greatness of any Galvin Green waterproofs on the market today.

  • Perfect fit and maximum freedom of movement, specially developed for golfers.
  • 3-layer lightweight GORE-TEX fabric with excellent breathability and durability.
  • Maximum breathability that enables the release of excess heat and moisture.
  • Guaranteed To Keep You Dry


Where does if come from?

C-Knit has been in the woodwork for the past 6 years, with developers working hard over in Japan to introduce this great idea to the golfing world. C-Knit takes the feel and comfort of a Galvin Green jacket to a whole new level and is more durable the any previous designs.

The new technology was first seen in team Europe’s defeat to the USA in September 2016. Darren Clarke’s players and vice captains had the revolutionary Japanese-made fabric in their bags for the week and were featured each day with many opting to wear the jackets in the early morning foursomes and four balls.

C-Knit technology can be found in the new 2017:

Argon Full Zip Jacket – Deep Ocean

Argon Full Zip Jacket – Iron Grey 

Aldrin Half Zip Jacket – Black 

Aldrin Half Zip Jacket – Iron Grey 

All now available to purchase from with free and fast delivery.

Also available from our Rainham, Kent Superstore and on course at the Weald of Kent Golf Course & Hotel.

New PowaKaddy 2017 Collection


Earlier this year PowaKaddy announced it will launch it’s new 2017 range of trolleys including the very first Electric Golf Trolley with GPS technology. Following the great success of the 2016 FW range, the 2017 models take a step up in technology

Lets take a closer look…



The FW3 is Powakaddy’s most popular and affordable entry level trolley. Starting at just £299, the FW3i is ideal for the golfer looking for a basic but reliable Electric Trolley – which in fact this year, includes many of the features of the higher priced FW5i & FW7 GPS models.


FW3i features a new digital screen upgrade with a power gauge and battery fuel indicator so you know exactly where you stand with your battery on your round of golf. An easy on/off button on the T-bar grip offers a simple way of controlling your trolley and everything you need to know will be displayed on the digital screen – a feature that has previously only been available to the FW5 & FW7 models. The 200W motor is ultra quiet to allow you to concentrate on your game and not distract others around you.

Finally, the FW3i along with the other 2017 models features the thinnest Lithium battery available on the market today. Lithium Plug and play replaces fiddly connectors with a streamlined cassette system which allows the batteries to quickly slot into place.

  • Unique Plug ‘n’ Play battery system
  • New widescreen display
  • High performance low profile PowaFrame Chassis
  • Thinnest lithium battery on the market
  • Cutting-edge technology ensures your battery discharges less during each round
  • Powerful whisper quiet 200w Motor
  • 2 Year Warranty on the trolley


Like the FW3i the New FW5i features a new full colour screen display. This allows you to see the battery charge, power gauge and like the 2016 model includes a handy USB charging port for your GPs or mobile phone. FW5i also boasts the 200W ultra quiet motor seen in the FW3i.


The ADF (automatic distance function) which first featured back in the Freeway Digital model of 2005 is included in the FW5i features and allows you to send your trolley 15, 30 or 45 yards hands free. A very handy feature to set your trolley on it’s way to the next tee to save time in your round.

  • Unique Plug ‘n’ Play battery system
  • New full colour widescreen
  • High performance low profile
  • PowaFrame Chassis 
  • Thinnest lithium battery on the market
  • Cutting-edge technology ensures your battery discharges less during each round of golf  Integrated USB charging port 
  • Powerful whisper quiet 200w
  • Motor  2 Year Warranty on the trolley
  •  5 Year Full Warranty on Lithium Battery


With launch not until March 1st 2017 there is little to reveal in the way of features and technology on the new FW7 GPS model at present. David Catford, PowaKaddy’s CEO explains more…

“We’re really excited about what the integrated GPS technology will offer golfers in 2017, but we can’t reveal too much about the new model just yet, other than the fact the trolley has all the features of the award-winning Freeway range and a fully integrated high-performance GPS”.

David also went on to mention an upgrade to the Lithium battery option, giving you 20% extra power for longer a life.

The innovative plug and play system that’s made the FW range the success that it has been over the past few years also returns. Plug & Play allows no wires or cables & no heavy battery to carry to and from the car. Easy!

FW5i along with it’s sister models FW3i & FW7s, were recently awarded the ‘Quiet Mark’


What is Quiet Mark? 
The Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation. It recognises technology that has been designed to reduce noise within the design of everyday machines and appliances, and find solutions to noise problems. PowaKaddy trolleys are the only electric trolleys that have the Quiet Mark accreditation.

Alongside the new FW3i, FW5i & FW7 GPS models are the FW7s and the FW7 EBS (electronic braking system) that continue into 2017. Golf Gear Direct will also offer the full range of Powakaddy Accessories and Cart Bags to complete your new golf trolley.

All new models will be available from Golf Gear Direct (stockists since 1992) from the 1st March 2017.

WIRE-to-WIRE! Sergio Garcia wins Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Garcia DoMinates in the Desert Gaming New M Metalwoods, P750 Irons, Milled Grind Wedges & TP5 Golf Ball & Moves Back into the Top Ten of the Official World Golf Ranking

New 2017 M drivers collect their FOURTH consecutive global win on Tour.

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