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Our Favorite Things: Swing Caddie, Longball Apparel, Mission Belts

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Every week we bring our top picks in golf apparel, technology, and merchandise. Check our favorites this week below.

Mission Belt

This belt is an accessory on a mission: one dollar from every belt sold goes to Kiva, a non-profit that helps to fight poverty with micro-loans, peer-to-peer mini loans to would-be entrepreneurs around the world. So your purchase is good for the planet—but what about for your wardrobe? Mission makes classic leather belts in brown, black, and gray (they also have collections themed with NBA, NCAA, and NHL logos). But what really sets this product apart is a simple design that makes the belt easy to take on and off and more precisely adjustable than most belts. They also guarantee that the leather won’t crack. from $34.95, missionbelt.com.

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Longball Apparel

Stand out in modern polos from this upstart Canadian company, founded as young, fun alternative to golf apparel’s stuffy traditionalists. Their premium golf shirts are cut from fast-drying fabrics and come in a unique set of patterns and colors. For women, there’s shirts, skorts, and outerwear in faded out purple and blue stripes. They also make tailored pants, breathable soft sweaters, and lightweight jackets. from $56, longball.com.

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Swing Caddie

The Swing Caddie was designed to help golfers improve practice time, gain confidence when choosing a club, and gain yards on shot distances. It’s a handheld device that you set up within one and a half meter from your ball that tracks your swing speed, ball speed, smash factor, shot distance, and total number of shots. The statistics are stored based on which club you’re using, making it easy to analyze at the end of the day. You can set a target distance to test your consistency and play against yourself—the screen will display a score showing how many times you succeeded out of 10. $350, voicecaddie.com.

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