Football has finally arrived, the kids are back in school, and the days are growing shorter and shorter. Fall is almost here, and with its arrival, we turn our attention to one of our favorite seasons for golf. Polos give way to quarter zips, and golf pants typically make their debut at some point in October. So why wait until the holiday season to refresh your links-look or restock your golf bag? Here’s a roundup of cool golf gear we’re digging on this autumn.
TRUE Linkswear FS-01
Walking golf shoe brand TRUE linkswear is introducing its Future Staples line this fall with the debut of the FS-01. Featuring a timeless, minimalist style with what the company describes as “hidden technology,” the FS-01 is hitting the ground running with six colorways in men’s sizes 7-15 and women’s 5.5-12. TRUE’s Future Staples line is inspired by classic sneaker looks infused with the company’s legendary technology. If you need a pair of TRUEs ASAP, the Original 1.2s are optimized for fall golf – super supportive and fully waterproof.
MSRP: $175 (FS-01), $170 (Original 1.2)
RADMOR Higgins Bobrad Loop Terry Hoodie
Fall is prime golf hoodie season, and no brand does hoodies quite like Seattle-based RADMOR Golf. The Higgins Bobrad Loop Terry Hoodie is made from 100% sustainable cotton and features an athletic fit and range of motion stitching that allows golfers to swing freely. It’s offered in six colors, including classics like Navy and Heather Grey, and sizes small through XXL. Pair your Higgins Hoodie with a pair of RADMOR’s Five-O Knit Performance Pants, the closest thing to wearing pajamas on the course.
MSRP: $120 (Higgins), $128 (Five-O)
OnCore Golf 2022 ELIXR
The 2022 ELIXR from OnCore provides golfers with perimeter weighting for greater accuracy and reduced side spin off the driver. A unique polybutadiene core delivers an outstanding coefficient of restitution (CoR) for higher ball speed, resulting in more carry and roll. A slightly firmer cover with a 350-dimple pattern and mid-compression rating (85) delivers a pure feel off the club face and gives the ELIXR superior greenside control, durability and unmatched performance in its category. Golfers should also be on the lookout for the new VERO X2, dropping this fall. This four-piece Tour-level offering is a follow-up to the wildly popular VERO X1, which topped several big names in launch monitor and on-course testing.
MSRP: $29.99 per dozen (ELIXR), $50 (VERO X2)
PXG Sugar Daddy II Wedges
PXG’s Sugar Daddy II wedges are the brainchild of Mike Nicolette, the company’s director of product creation since 2013. Nicolette spent 24 years with PING and developed a relentless passion for wedge design. The Sugar Daddy IIs feature 100% CNC-milled construction on top of a 3X forged base, making them one of the most beautifully wrought wedges on the market. Full-face groves and high-toe weighting combine with two grinds – BP and C – for soft or firm turf conditions.
PXG 0311 Irons
Yes, we are doubling down on PXG this fall. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company owned by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons made a name for itself upon launching in 2014 with its technologically superior irons. Fast-forward to 2022, and the GEN 5 0311 series carries on that tradition and then some. The 0311s are offered in three clubhead options, T (minimal offset), P (moderate offset) and XP (significant offset), for golfers of varying skill levels.
Bushnell Tour V5 Patriot
The Tour V5 Patriot is Bushnell at its category-leading best. Easy to unbox, simple to start up and sporting a sleek-yet-powerful design that will get more than a few looks from your playing partners. Aesthetics notwithstanding, avid golfers want two things out of their rangefinder: speed and accuracy. The Tour V5 delivers both in abundance.
Cleveland CBX Zipcore
The CBX Zipcore is a cavity-back wedge that offers many of the same benefits of a player-improvement iron. Its decidedly larger profile delivers a high level of comfort as golfers set up for full, pitch and chip shots. The club’s ultra-wide sole helps the clubhead slide through the grass like a knife through butter and reduces both chunks and skulls, according to Cleveland.
MSRP: $149.99 – $159.99
Golf Forever Swing Trainer
Golf Forever has surged to the head of the golf fitness class over the past two years, buoyed not only by Justin Leonard, Scottie Scheffler and Ryan Palmer’s involvement but also by its undeniable results. In 2022, the company rolled out its new Swing Trainer, taking the entire system to new heights by offering dozens of new warm-up routines and drills. The full kit includes a bevy of helpful stuff designed to make you a better, stronger golfer within a few weeks.
Sun Mountain Pushcarts
Sun Mountain’s PX3 and PX4 push carts have made a big splash with members of #pushcartmafia. Offering improvements on the company’s past Pathfinder models, PX3 and PX4 feature advancements like a new handle and accessory tray while retaining the main benefits of smaller folded size and easy opening. Both models include a continuous handle for pushing with one hand, an accessory console, a mobile phone holder with a slot for a charging plug, dual umbrella holders, and a mesh basket and velour-lined pouch for additional storage.
MSRP: PX3 $249, PX4 $259.
PuttView Yardage & Green Maps
Technology isn’t just reserved for smartphones and wearable GPS devices. PuttView’s yardage and greens maps have become staples for serious golfers of all skill levels, and the upstart company continues to improve upon the original each year. Tournament organizers relish PuttView’s new Event Books, which are customizable for charitable events and other outings.
MSRP: $49.99 (yardage + green map)