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Gadgets: Spy X18 The Beacon Bluetooth Speaker

By GolfWRX http://www.golfwrx.com/325908/gadgets-spy-x18-the-beacon-bluetooth-speaker/ Playing music on the golf course has become both acceptable and convenient at many golf courses and driving ranges, and as a result more and more golf-specific gadgets have become available. You might already have a bluetooth speaker at home, but some models are better for golf than others. Take Spy’s X18 Bluetooth Speaker, for example. It’s designed to fit in a cup holder, which means it won’t fall out of your golf cart when you punch the gas. If you’re not riding, you can hang it from your golf bag with a handy carabiner. And although we can’t endorse the behavior, there’s also a mic and speakerphone should you need to take a call on the golf course. Here’s what else...

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THE BEACON from X18 – Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker

http://www.hookedongolfblog.com/2015/09/18/spy-the-beacon-water-resistant-bluetooth-speaker Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, September 18th, 2015Categories: Golf Accessories • Golf Gear • ReviewsTags: Golf Accessories I’m changing my tune a bit regarding tunes on the course, but with some limitations.  I really can’t stand it when someone I don’t know has a speaker on during their golf round playing Coldplay or some other wrist-slit-inducing music I don’t want to hear. The one way to get me to wrap my 460cc driver around someone’s head is to play Margaritaville, for the billionth time. But if I’m playing golf by myself or practicing on the range I’m totally cool with playing some tunes.  That’s when I use THE BEACON bluetooth speaker.  This this is a badass and it...

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Greg Norman rant on golf: 'We've really got to get our crap together'

By Alec BrzezinskiSporting NewsPublished on Sep. 11, 2015 http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2015-09-11/greg-norman-rant--golf-needs-to-get-crap-together Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman ranted about the state of the game on afr.com Friday, saying 50 percent of golf courses in Australia are in a state of "financial distress" because the game has simply fallen behind the times. “Quite honestly, you can't rely on the Baby Boomers to carry the game of golf any more, they have done that for a long period of time but you've got to reach down to the millennials,” Norman said via Golf Digest. “Bring the kids in by letting them put speakers in golf carts, putting headsets on or playing in their board shorts or getting on an electric skateboard or something like...

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The Holes Are Alive With The Sound Of Music

By Daniel Dumas, Golf Digest Photos by Andrew Brusso http://www.golfdigest.com/story/golf-and-music From boomboxes blasting Kiss to earbuds emanating Daft Punk, more & more golfers are hitting 'Play' when they play 'Golf needs to be fun,' says one resort's music-loving pro. want tunes while you play? He rents out speakers in the golf shop. I'm setting up for my tee shot, and the marshal is not happy. It's late spring 2000, and I'm on the 13th hole at the Rancho Solano Golf Course in Northern California, where I work part-time while in college. The marshal, who's pushing 70, has parked his red cart behind my group. Nestled between my two playing partners is the source of the marshal's ire: a portable boombox playing a...

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