Golf is an addictive sport. One that blends the physical power of a Nadal forehand with the psychological rigour of playing a chess Grandmaster. And devotees of the game will do just about anything to get an edge. The immediate question is, will the TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition help them with that? Because, golf is a game that is as much about mental sharpness as it is about physical performance, with countless factors at play that can either have you putting for a course record or hacking at a bush with your driver looking for your ball. If you’re playing at St Andrews or down at your local course, you always want to see improvements in your game, no matter how minor, and understanding what you are doing while you are playing is key to lowering your handicap.
Which is why, to best put the new TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition to the test – with all of its functions and facets – we enlisted someone who knows the game inside out. Jamie Glazier is a mental performance coach who has helped players like Lucas Herbert, winner of the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic overcome nerves and mental obstacles to playing at their very best. He took the watch out for 18-holes and had some honest feedback to share, captured in this video.
The crux of the TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition lies in its wearability as an everyday smartwatch as well as the range of features it offers specific to golf. The 45mm titanium case is lightweight and arrives on a comfortable rubber strap with a golf-ball-dimple pattern, making it a sensible and easy-wearing choice as a daily watch. The golf functionality begins with the 40,000 courses that are available on the watch, allowing you to play almost anywhere in the world with the watch on your wrist. Within each of those courses, the watch will track your shots per hole (as well as the clubs you used for each shot), and how many shots you spend putting on the green. If your approach to the green isn’t perfect, the watch also records if you missed the green to the left or right, tracking important information to assess if you have an unknown imbalance in your swing.
The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition is an appropriately contemporary companion in the modern game of golf, with all the hallmarks of a well-made watch alongside the suite of golf-specific technology housed within. While the watch won’t make you swing like Tiger Woods, it offers a range of tools that will not only help you understand your golf game better but even encourage you to focus on the areas where improvement can be found.
TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition pricing and availability:
The TAG Heuer Connected Golf Edition is AUD$3700 and is available at TAG Heuer boutiques and the online store.
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