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Welcome to Impulse, your one-stop shop for gadgets, gizmos and gear. Compiled by staff writer Erik Stordahl, Impulse provides you with the latest and...

Welcome to Impulse, your one-stop shop for gadgets, gizmos and gear. Compiled by staff writer Erik Stordahl, Impulse provides you with the latest and greatest of what’s hot. Since this issue is going to the Bay Area Golf Show in Santa Clara, we’re gonna give you the heads up on on the products on which to keep an eye. 

To be the best you need the right equipment, but racking up birdies and eagles requires something extra. No, not blind luck. Get the top-line products of DriveLine. Pick up the DriveLine Laser Muscle Memory Training System to perfect muscle memory. You’ll get step-by-step instructions for positional, putter and fast-speed training. You can use it at home or in the office. Plus, the equipment looks like it came from a sci-fi movie so, regardless, you’ll be the talk of your foursome. Go to for more.

It’s not like you’re gonna go to the driving range whenever you want to hit a bucket of balls. Pick up the Sports Practice Net, hook it up on your garage door and you’re good to go. It’s easy to install and it’s also good for other sports like soccer, tennis, baseball and hockey. Hit up for more info.

The mobile golf service will be there again serving up a smorgasbord of golf goodies. New shafts, club re-gripping, balls, tees and other items will be at your purchasing disposal come early March.

One of the beauties of golf is that you can practice short game anywhere. Whether you have a rollout mat in your office or your backyard is actually Pebble Beach, there are plenty of options to perfect your game. For those wanting to liven up their backyards with a state of the art putting green, look no further than Forever Putting Greens. Give ’em a call or reach ’em at their website: to find out more info on special deals.

Now is the ideal time for a weekend getaway. The ideal spot is Greenhorn Creek. Enjoy a few days of peace and quiet in what is essentially god’s country in Angels Camp. Experience the new Caddyshack, a home away from home. The Caddyshack is complete with five bedrooms, living room, kitchen, 55″ LCD TV and best of all, it sits right smack dab in the middle of the golf course. It’s ideal for the whole family or just you and up to 11 of your friends. Go online now to reserve your spot!

Go to and immerse yourself in what is the Craigslist for golfers. Buy and sell golf gear. They’ve got a library of products, whether you’re looking for the TaylorMade R11 or an affordable set of clubs. Maybe your wife is eager to get rid of your clubs which are collecting cobwebs in the attic? Sell ’em on ShankMeister! It’s easy to sign up, just go to their website to create a free account and you’re ready to buy or sell.

SSM will be at the show, so come pay us a visit. If you do, we’ll make it worth your while. We’ll be giving away the Heavenly Greens Birdie Mate to a lucky winner. All you have to do is step up, sink your putt and you’re entered to win. Also, you’ll get a SportStars goody bag with a $500 coupon from Heavenly Greens which you can put toward your own putting green for your backyard. 

If you’re gonna drive a golf cart, why not ride one with some style? Choose from a Hummer, Escalade, hot rod, you name it! At American Custom Golf Cars, just tell ’em what car you want and they’ll make it. So even if your golf game is lacking, your presence on the course will be a force to be reckoned with. For more info go to 

If you can’t play with the best, you might as well dress like the best. Adidas Golf has you covered. They’re rolling out the Jason Day collection. Pick up one of the outfits he wore at the Northern Trust Open or collect all four. Think of it like Cracker Jack prizes, only it might be a little more $$$. 

Who wants to play a FREE round at Pebble Beach? You heard us right. Stop by the iGolping booth and play their SwingTrack 320IG kiosk to win. Finish six holes as fast as you can and those with the lowest scores will advance to the playoff round. The winner gets to play 18 holes at Pebble Beach with a caddie and a one-night stay the historic Lodge at Pebble Beach. You’ll also get an awards dinner in your honor where you can pretend you’re Tiger or Phil, which is pretty cool. Your first crack at it is FREE then $5 after. You’ve really got nothing to lose. Well”¦ other than a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play the greatest golf course ever. But no pressure. For more info, hit up

With top flight technology, Fisher Golf continues to produce some of the best putters in the game. Known for being silky smooth, Fisher Touch putters will turnaround your short game in a few rounds. If you don’t believe ’em, you can try out one of their putters. If you don’t like it, they have a 30-day money back guarantee. Boo yeah! Go to for more info.


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