10 Best Golf Inventions

Updated on: September 2020

Best Golf Inventions in 2020


Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf

Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf

Sir Walter: Walter Hagen and the Invention of Professional Golf
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Crazy Inventions & Daredevil Stunts Risking Lives and Credibility for the Cameras

Crazy Inventions & Daredevil Stunts Risking Lives and Credibility for the Cameras
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Rival and Revel Silo Golf Club Carrier, Gray/Light Blue

Rival and Revel Silo Golf Club Carrier, Gray/Light Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Rival and Revel awarded 2016 PGA show top buyer's choice for sophisticated and Smart products
  • Holds securely 6 clubs, ball marker, 3 tees and fits in hand easily
  • Keeps grips dry when standing up with clubs
  • Fits in most bags - perfect for cart path only
  • Excellent for using at par 3, Executive courses, simulators, or driving range

Golf Patent Wall Art Prints - Set of 6 Photo Prints

Golf Patent Wall Art Prints - Set of 6 Photo Prints
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Unique decor for yourself or as a great gift for the golfer who has it all!
  • Great addition to any home or office
  • Set of 6 photo prints, 8x10 - 8 inches by 10 inches, Easy to frame or plaque
  • PREMIUM GRADE photo paper. 100 year archival rating, designed to last a lifetime
  • PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE: We are so certain you will love these photos we offer a 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee

Stepkick Caddy by Bronwyck - The World's Premier Golf Club Stand. Watch Video. (Blue)

Stepkick Caddy by Bronwyck - The World's Premier Golf Club Stand. Watch Video. (Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Check out our many stunning colors
  • Dimensions - 25.8"L x 2.5"W x 32"H
  • Won't bend with patented foot kick, for easy one step set up
  • Protects your clubs from damage and moisture
  • Made in the USA - "Built to Last"

Callaway Golf Chrome Soft Truvis Golf Balls, (One Dozen), Truvis Red (Prior Generation)

Callaway Golf Chrome Soft Truvis Golf Balls, (One Dozen), Truvis Red (Prior Generation)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Increased Focus and Visibility
  • Fast Ball Speeds & Low Spin Off The Driver
  • Distance & Control Through The Bag
  • Pinpoint Greenside Control
  • Ultra Soft Feel

Voice Caddie VC300SE Voice Golf GPS, White

Voice Caddie VC300SE Voice Golf GPS, White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Gps, audio distance information by voice
  • Free and easy to update
  • Automatic course and hole recognition
  • The vc300 automatically recognizes the course and hole so that you can focus on your game

PGM Golf Head Cover for 4 Count Drivers Fairway Woods Hybrid Golf Club Cover with No. Pins Fit Oversized Right Handed Easy on Off Extra Club Protection Washable Cover for All Brands Gift for Family

PGM Golf Head Cover for 4 Count Drivers Fairway Woods Hybrid Golf Club Cover with No. Pins Fit Oversized Right Handed Easy on Off Extra Club Protection Washable Cover for All Brands Gift for Family
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • EASY ON AND OFF- Glides on and off with no bulky zippers or magnets or Velcro and designed to take on and off in a second.
  • WILL NOT DROP FROM HEAD – Keep your club securely stored in head cover by shaft lock protection. This makes clubs fit snugly and prevent golf club covers from slipping off in the bag or in the game.
  • MAXIMUM CLUBS PROTECTION- Soft and elastic club cover prevents your golf driver effectively from collisions and damaging movement.
  • HIGH QUALITY, UNIQUE DESIGN – Made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) material which is light, soft, elastic, durable, stain resistant, no smell and easy to clean. Great design makes your bag and game stand out with this bright, high quality golf head cover.
  • GIFT FOR FAMILY- Giftable package and ready for golf lovers. Must-have golf accessories for family and friends. Fits all oversized up to 460cc driver fairway wood. This superior golf club cover with number pin will last for long time.

Will BluRay Technology Make DVDs Obsolete?

While it is inevitable that old technologies will one day make way for new inventions, should DVD aficionados be concerned that BluRay will make their collections become obsolete?

The History of Dead Video Technology

Since long before the advent of BluRay, video technology has been undergoing continual evolution. Sony introduced the revolutionary Betamax system in 1975, making it possible for people to watch pre-recorded movies at home, stored in a durable, compact format. Soon to follow in 1977 was JVC's introduction of the VHS format.

VHS soon overtook Betamax as the dominant video format in the US market, though Sony continued to produce the players and cassettes until 1988. One of the biggest reasons for VHS's success over Betamax was JVC's approach to manufacturing and marketing the players. Unlike Sony, who guarded their technology under close secrecy, JVC openly shared their technology across the electronics market. With multiple manufacturers offering VHS players and competing in the consumer market, VHS became a more affordable format. Additionally, the two-hour recording capacity of VHS was double that of Betamax.

Sony redeemed themselves in 1996 with the introduction of the DVD format. DVD players were first available in the United States in 1997. With consumers already familiar with audio CDs and their superior quality over audio cassette tapes, the DVD player was well-received. DVD sales rapidly overtook VHS, and by the end of 2020 all major movie studios stopped using the VHS format.

Upgrading to BluRay

While the BluRay player was introduced several months after Toshiba's HD DVD format, it was pushed to the forefront by Sony's highly anticipated Playstation 3 gaming system. Released just in time for Christmas 2020, the game console came with built-in BluRay technology - the first player on the market to fully support the BluRay 2.0 format.

People upgrade to BluRay because of its high-definition video capabilities. However, there is no noticeable difference in picture quality between BluRay and DVD unless you have the proper equipment to go with the player. Non-high definition televisions can be used with the new players, however the quality of the picture is limited by the capabilities of the television itself.

People Resist Change

If BluRay is to overtake DVD and force it into extinction, its biggest stumbling block will be the American public. While there are those who feel a need to keep up with current technology, most people are resistant to change and hesitant to invest money in new technology until it has been proven. Even as technologies become outdated and unavailable, there are those that refuse to upgrade until they don't have a choice.

I have personal experience with this phenomenon. In 2003, I was working at a local music store when all of the major record labels stopped releasing audio cassette tapes. Despite the fact that compact discs had been available for over 20 years and had long since taken over as the dominant audio format, I was surprised at the number of people who did not own CD players. Some of the customers were very upset that the new release they were seeking was unavailable on cassette, an emotion frequently taken out on the staff of the music store. It was as though some of them just didn't understand. It wasn't that I wouldn't order a cassette tape for them; it was that I couldn't order the tape because it didn't exist.

In 2020, I was employed at a movie rental store when all major movie studios stopped using the VHS format. There was a great feeling of animosity among many who had spent almost 30 years building a collection of VHS movies, as though the movie and electronics industries were conspiring against them. The reaction was much the same as it had been three years earlier at the music store.

Will BluRay Overtake DVD?

It might. But not for a long time.

The high definition television market did receive a boost with the early 2020 switch from analog to digital broadcasting in the United States as millions scrambled to replace TVs that were soon to be obsolete. In November of 2020, a study by Home Media Magazine estimated that 1/3 to 1/2 of US households owned at least one HD-capable television. However, a June 2020 poll by Harris Interactive found only about 7% of households to possess BluRay players.

BluRay sales have been growing, taking about 13% of video sales in early May 2020, almost doubling from just 7% two years prior. However, DVDs still account for over 85% of all movies sold in the United States, indicating that the format won't be fading any time soon.

Resources

Time Magazine; Goodbye Beta: Sony will make VHS player
Home Media Magazine; May 24-30, 2020
Betanews; Harris Poll: More Americans own HD DVD Consoles than BluRay