One of our long time readers and User Submitted Course Reviewers Kris McEwen, recently came across a great product he thought our readers would benefit from. Below is his review of a Golf Bag Clip Phone Mount by BuyBits, that he found on Amazon.
You can find Kris on twitter at @KrisMcEwen
At a certain point in my life I started caring about how well I played golf. The game went from something I did three or four times a year, typically at a charity event or part of a bachelor party, to what some would call an obsession.
Part of, well, the majority, of the obsession, is attempting to achieve that all allusive perfect swing. Of course, as any equally obsessed golfer will tell you, getting that swing on video is vital to achieving perfection. And as difficult it is to keep a golf swing on plane, it can be just as hard to properly record the swing. Sure, I can set-up an actual video camera on a tripod, have a buddy (or stranger if you want to be “that guy”) record a swing or two, or try to balance your camera phone oh so carefully on a random object nearby. But, really, all of those things are pricey, annoying, unreliable, or all of the above.
Until now. Meet the Buybits Golf Bag Clip Phone Mount. It is a simple, yet brilliant device that securely clips onto your golf bag and allows you to easily capture your swing on video with your smartphone. On Amazon, it markets itself to fit any Apple iPhone 3G or 3G smartphone, but truly, it will fit any smartphone short of the new “phablets” that have hit the market recently.
The holder itself will expand or contract to hold your phone, regardless of what kind of case the phone lives in. It also has a small, flip-down bottom piece to further secure the phone. It uses a ball and socket on the back side to allow either horizontal or vertical set-up or any kind of tilt you may need. It’s pretty great.
Finally, at about $20, including shipping, the cost will allow you to buy a few more buckets of balls. And you’ll definitely want to get to the range a lot more often now that you’ve got yourself an easy way to video that swing!