The Golf Products I Still Use After Reviewing

I've been reviewing golf products for nearly 10 years and over that time I've seen it all - the good, the bad and the really bad. 

I'm very particular when it comes to golf products. For something to make it's way into my golf bag and daily routine it has to be MONEY. Like the best. Heck, I even started my own apparel and accessory company, waddaplaya, because I could't find clothes that I would wear on the course. 

Viewers of my channel often ask me "what's the best [insert golf product here]" and the best way to answer that is "what am I still using now?"

So here's a list of what I'm using right now. These are products that have stood the test of time or have replaced things which I thought would be in my bag forever. 

And remember, everything I use has to be solid. When I'm out making golf content in the heat of Thailand or the winds and rain of the U.K. I can't have stuff flaking out on me. Everything here is top notch but not necessarily top price. 

My Favorite Golf Products

  1. waddaplaya apparel and accessories (I made it so I know it's the best)
  2. TRUE Linkswear golf shoes (I've tried the rest, these are just the greatest)
  3. VICE golf Pure gloves (the softest I've ever tried) 
  4. Voice Caddie L6 Rangefinder (All the premium features for less than $200)
  5. Cobra Ultralight Cart Bag (I've never found a better cart bag)
  6. Swing Caddie SC4 Simulator and Launch Monitor (you won't believe how good it is for the price)

No argument - the best there is 

Waddaplaya golf shirt

When I first moved to Thailand, I played golf in a cotton polo shirt, just like I had countless times in South Africa. This happened one time and one time only as I nearly died from heat stroke. I realised I needed to wear synthetics and after trying every brand, I decided to make my own gear as nothing was exactly as I wanted. 

Each item, from polos to shorts, buckets hats to pitch mark repairers has been designed, tested and iterated by me until it's ready for release. If you don't trust me, check out the reviews from countless happy playas on the website.  


  • The best quality 
  • Rapid shipping
  • Personalised customer service
  • New designs frequently 
  • Great value for money

The most comfortable golf shoes you can buy 

I was sent a pair of TRUE shoes to try at the beginning of the 2023 season and basically, they haven't been off my feet since then. I was given the All Day Knit 3s, and they are not just the best golf shoes I've worn, they are the best shoes I've worn. I wear them to the gym, out and about town, on the course, every where. 

I also have a pair of the more fancy LUX Hybrids, and they are just as good and a more golf specific shoe. I need a shoe which can handle the heat, humidity and often soggy turf of Thailand. This is a tough combination as the shoes have to be waterproof and highly breathable at the same time. TRUE have nailed this. I also used them on recent trips to Finland and the U.K. and they performed perfectly. 

A must try. 

  • Premium construction 
  • Available in wide sizes for playas with bigger feet 
  • Can be worn on and off the course with ease

The softest glove I've worn 

I've tried nearly every golf glove there is and this one from Vice is up there as one of the best I've ever worn. I like cabretta leather gloves as I'm a feel player, but I find that I can wear through some brands very quickly. When I was in the UK, I bought a FootJoy cabrettaSof and the heel of the hand area wore through after one round. Not good at all. 

I got these Vice gloves to play with in Scotland and I was blown away. I was playing 36 holes a day, in varying temperatures and these gloves stood the test. I wore the yellow variant a lot, and the color stayed strong even after getting soaked - no yellow hands from the die. 

If you want a truly soft and high performance leather golf glove, these are the ones to get. 

Reasons to buy
  • Excellent price point for a leather premium glove
  • So soft
  • Last for multiple rounds
  • Great color choices - not just white. 

The one I keep coming back to

voice caddie l6 rangefinder

I get sent a lot of rangefinders. There are some many people making them now that it's hard to stand out from the pack. I was a dedicated Bushnell user for many years but then something changed. It seemed that the technology for making a good quality range finder became more widely available and before you knew it, the market was flooded with low cost alternatives. 

Don't get me wrong some of these are truly awful. You know the ones that you see on Amazon for $50? It's not going to be good. There are plenty of low to middle range options which give you Bushnell or Leopold level performance without the $500+ price tag. 

The Voice Caddie L6 fits this description perfectly. At just $199, it's a no frills slope rangefinder that just works. Target acquisition is absolutely rapid, and the feedback system is the best I've encountered. The battery life is excellent, I've never needed to replace one in over 2 years of constant use. 

I've dropped my rangefinder more times than I'd like to admit and it just keeps on working. Avoid the rest and get an L6, you won't regret it. Check out my full review here.  

  • Great price
  • Slope feature that is reliable
  • Solid construction
  • Great battery life

Still going strong after 5 years 

Cobra Golf Ultralight Cart Bag

I got this bag because I liked the color scheme and the fact that it's super lightweight. It has 14 dividers 9which is a must) and lots of pockets which I need to carry all of my stuff. The cooler pocket legitimately works and in Thailand, despite the heat, my water stays cool all round long.

The valuables pocket has protected my phone and wallet and keys for over 5 years. The pockets are so big that I have so much extra space that I keep adding stuff to the point that i have to clear it out because I make the bag too heavy. 

I've taken this bag all around the world and it has never let me down. 

My only gripe with it is that when you stand it up, it feels like it's going to fall over all the time, but it never does. It takes a while to get used to that because it's disconcerting to wonder if your driver will hit a wall if the bag falls and snap the shaft.

The bag works on both driving carts and push carts and I love it.

  • Easy loading and easy unloading 
  • Putter well accommodates thick putter grips 
  • The pockets are massive and store everything I need with plenty space remaining
  • The cooler pocket is large and doesn't leak into the other pockets
  • Works perfect on push, pull and driving carts on problems


  • Avoid putting your alignment stick in the bag during a round - grips get stuck to it

Astonishing features for the money

swing caddie sc4 launch monitor

And yes, I took the skepticism to the SC4 when I started using it. But It didn't last too long because the SC4 really does work. I lie to know my number, and being on the road a lot I can't always get to a Trackman studio and I don't want to fork out the $30k for a Foresight Unit. 

The Swing Caddie SC4 combines the functionality of a comprehensive simulator and a portable launch monitor, offering versatility for both indoor and outdoor use. With professional-grade swing and ball flight metrics, it provides accurate and detailed data.

When used as a simulator, the SC4 connects to the MySwingCaddie App, providing a complete virtual display with a wide range of metrics and statistics. To enhance the simulator experience further, it is fully compatible with E6 Connect / Optishot Orion, offering access to photorealistic courses through an optional subscription. This feature is INTENSE. I was not expecting to get this from a unit which costs $500. It's not far off what you get from the super high end stuff from Trackman. 

For outdoor use, the SC4 operates as a standalone unit, eliminating the need for a smartphone. Its display showcases all of the information you need such as carry distance, launch direction, swing speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, apex, and spin rate.

For those looking to geek out and get some more advanced data and feeedback, the SC4 can be directly connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. This allows you to save your tracked data, record your swings, and create swing overlays for pro level analysis.

In the package you get a remote control which I barely use and it has a built in speaker if you like to be shouted at by a robot, which I do. A great product. 

  • Launch monitor and simulator in one package
  • Small easily transportable design
  • Great extended functionality with the app
  • Rechargeable battery 

Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Matt