Golf gadgets to improve your game

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    • The new year has seen a whole range of new products to tempt the modern golfer
    • A variety of new and colorful gizmos and gadgets have come onto the golfing market
    • A new range of fashion accessories has also appeared for the 2012 golfing year
    Whether you're a weekend hacker or an accomplished scratch golfer, there are always new ways to improve your game.
    You might seek coaching tips, you might try to learn from watching your idols in action, but sometimes the best option is to try out some tried and tested products.
    There are a mind-boggling array of gadgets and gizmos on the market that claim to help you keep the dreaded double-bogey off your scorecard, so the CNN sports team has highlighted a selection of helpful golf aids.
    From simulators to professional-level equipment, mental training software and clothes that let you play better, there is something for golfers of all capabilities.
    1. OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator:
    A personal favorite. There's nothing new about golf simulators but, unlike complicated in-home programs that can start at anything up to $30,000, this little beauty costs under $400 and features plug-and-play simplicity.
    The OptiShot uses hyper-accurate sensors on a durable swing pad to record club-head speed, face angle and swing path.
    You do need; a) a PC and b) nine feet of swing space. You don't need; a) good weather and b) golf club membership.
    2. Adams Golf Women's Idea a12 OS Integrated Sets:
    This brand has really come to the fore over the last 12 mont