Welcome to Gimme That, a GOLF.com column where we’ll highlight one notable item we think you might like. Whether it’s an article of clothing, an intriguing electronic device or anything in between, we want to share these items with you because they’ve generated a bit of chatter by our water cooler (or, these days, on our Slack channel). So sit back, scroll down and keep up with the latest gear golf has to offer.
A golfer is always thinking about their swing. In our minds, we’re one tweak away from making it on Tour. I spend more time watching footage of my swing than I’d like to admit. The problem is finding the right way to capture swing videos. It’s annoying to ask your playing partners to record more than one swing a round, and my phone is always falling over when I prop it up at the range. The GPOD is the solution golfers have been looking for.
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$89.99Introducing our new GPOD CARBON FIBER…it’s the easiest way to mount and film your golf swing. Just stick the GPOD into the ground and stick your phone to the magnet!What we love about the new revamped GPOD is its ultralight carbon fiber body and adjustable head. The magnetic mount has 360 degree adjustability to capture all different angles. This is the first product you can film your putting stroke overhead perspective view! We made this with 6 Rare-earth Neodymium magnets, giving you extra confidence your device won’t fall off. It’s strong enough to even hold up your iPad (tablet). You can use it to film, view Trackman data, or stream your favorite sports games and/or tv shows. The magnetic head is attached by a universal 1/4″ screw, which makes the GPOD Carbon compatible with all cameras including GoPros. FEATURES AND COMPATIBILITYWorks with any smart phone and tablet up to 3.5 lbs.Cradle-free design for one-handed use.Ultra light and strong carbon fiber body. 10x stronger than steel!360 degree adjustable mount.Compatible with all camera accessories with 1/4″ thread.Compatible with GoPro.Use your device in Portrait or Landscape mode by simply rotating your device.Silicone cover protects your gear.The magnets are 100% safe for your electronics.Film/photograph unique angles and on different terrain in practice and on the golf course.Extremely stable vs. flimsy alignment sticks, won’t sway in the wind as much.Fits into your golf bag just like a club, except it weighs only 8oz.INSTALLATIONScrew the Magnetic head to the ball head screw clockwise.Lock the magnetic head by twisting the black cylinder (on the ball head) against the magnetic head.Stick the GPOD into the ground.Stick the protective film then metal plate to the outside of your device/case or place it in between your device and its case (for maximum magnetic hold, place the metal plate to the outside of your device).Adjust the magnetic head to your preferred angle by twisting the knob. Stick your device to the magnet and film!WHAT’S INCLUDED(1) Carbon Fiber Pod, (1) Adjustable Ball Head, (1) Magnetic Mount, (2) Metal Plates, (1) Protective FilmPATENT PENDINGBuy Now
This accessory is a must-have for any golfer who constantly records swing footage. The magnetic mount has 360-degree adjustability to capture any angle you’re seeking. And, if you’re focused on your putting stroke, you can adjust to capture overhead views. When you’re not capturing footage, the GPOD doubles as a great alignment stick.
The mount is compatible with smartphones, GoPros, and even iPads. It’s a great tool for players and teachers alike. When it’s not in use, you can slide the GPOD directly into your golf bag for storage. You’ll barely notice the 8 oz addition. If that’s too much for you, there’s a GPOD mini version, too.
$29.99Introducing our new GPOD mini…it’s the easiest way to mount and film your golf swing. Just clamp the GPOD mini to any alignment stick* and stick your phone to the magnet!What we love about the magnetic mount is its cradle free design that allows one-handed use. We made this with 6 Rare-earth Neodymium magnets, giving you extra confidence your phone won’t fall out. It’s strong enough to even hold up your iPad (tablet). You can also stream your favorite sports games and/or tv shows while you practice.FEATURES AND COMPATIBILITYWorks with any smart phone and tablet up to 3.5 lbs.Cradle-free design for one-handed use.Connects to alignment sticks*, golf shafts, car head rest, or any other thin cylindrical rod you can think of (contact us if you discover new ways to use the GPOD mini!)Use your device in Portrait or Landscape mode by simply rotating your device.Silicone cover protects your gear.The magnets are 100% safe for your electronics.INSTALLATIONClamp the GPOD mini to an alignment stick*.Stick the protective film then metal plate to the outside of your device/case or place it in between your device and its case (for maximum magnetic hold, place the metal plate to the outside of your device).Stick your device to the magnet.WHAT’S INCLUDED(1) Magnetic Mount, (2) Metal Plates, (1) Protective Film, (1) Carrying Pouch*Alignment stick not included PATENT PENDINGBuy Now
Move past the awkward conversations of asking someone to film your swing. Pull out the GPOD on the tee box or at the range to capture high-quality swing footage. Get the right angles for Instagram or study up until you find that game-changing swing fix. The GPOD is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” creations. It’s simple,yet effective.Pro shop
Reilly is GOLF’s social-media editor. In September 2017, he took over the reins to the brand’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. He manages GOLF’s short- and long-term social strategy and produces social video content. Beyond the social space, he contributes to GOLF.com and GOLF Magazine as a writer. His ranking of the best golf scenes in Seinfeld is his magnum opus.