Our Testing Criteria and
Review Methods

For each category we review and rank golf equipment according to a number of different factors. If you are
looking for the information on whether the GPS device
you are considering has your golf course available,
which is the cheapest laser rangefinder, or how many
pockets are in that golf carry bag. A number of different
factors. If you are looking for the information on whether
the GPS device you are considering has your golf course available.
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1. Golf GPS Devices

Our detailed How We Test Golf GPS devices section allows Critical Golf visitors to explore a number of different details, including: ease of set-up, course availability analysis (even broken down to the detail of different golf courses we tested), ease of use, course detail and mapping, features, accuracy and a summary of Golf GPS Device prices.

2. Rangefinders

Dig into How We Test Laser Rangefinders and Laser Rangefinders with Slope to learn about their accuracy, ease of use, features, ease of obtaining distance readings, and summary of laser rangefinder prices.

3. Push Carts

Looking to take a load off of your shoulders and save some energy for those final holes? Check out How We Test Golf Push Carts, where we outline the criteria for selecting the right cart for you.

4. Carry Bags

If you are looking into new carry bags, you’ll want to take a look at our Carry Bag How We Test section, which includes information on the number of club storage sectors, functional pockets, and weight.

5. Travel Bags

Protect your loved ones! Soft case or hard shell, whatever your preference, we cover it in our How We Test section for golf travel bags. Our reviews include analysis of design and construction, travel impressions, and overall value.

6. Golf Apps

Following along the lines of dedicated GPS Devices, our How We Test iPhone Golf GPS Apps includes detailed information regarding manufacturer claims of courses available, our course coverage analysis, and a summary of application and yearly costs for each Golf GPS App.

7. Training Aids

All right, we’re not suggesting you go “Tin Cup shank mode” (incredible training aid movie scene), but a good training aid can really make a difference.  But if you’ve ever watched The Golf Channel late at night, you know that there are endless amounts of products that offer a swing fix.  We did our homework.  Here are our opinions.

8. Putting Training Aids

Drive for show, putt for dough?  We’ve heard it before and while it may be a debated topic, becoming a better putter can’t hurt.  When putting into an old glass isn’t quite cutting it, checkout some of the best putting training aids on the market.


One of the gripes about iPhones centers around the its battery life. In that vain, our tests of How We Test iPhone Battery Packs includes Usage and Recharge Tests.


If you really want to conserve your strength, you simply can’t beat having a powered cart that will do all the carrying for you. Go ahead, load it up with extra snacks at the turn! Here are criteria to consider when selecting an electric cart.


All players can benefit from being properly fit for their set of clubs, but just what are the key features of a club fitting session to keep in mind when making your selection?