Wouldn’t it be nice to just pull out your smartphone on the golf course and quickly know how far you are from the cup? Who needs caddies when you have a great golf app?
The App industry has already teed off. GolfLogix is the leading app producer in golf. They just signed seven-time PGA tour winner Zach Johnson. He will wear their logo and market their golf App. The App finds courses and measures distances. As Johnson says, “knowing the exact distance to a pin and other locations from tee to green drastically improves my course management and, in turn, my ability to score.” But of course, the App is not limiting its functionality. Johnson says GolfLogix offers an “amazing array of free services” so that ordinary golfers are beamed tour-quality information.
Golfers cannot escape this alluring opportunity by just changing smart phones. The GolfLogix GPS App is compatible with over 60 smart phone models. It provides imagery of each hole, keeps score, and includes statistical tracking. There is already the ability to examine each pin placement, hazard locations, and landing zones. The statistical analysis will probably soon track who was closest to the pin on a par 3, who had the longest drive, and who was closest to the middle of the fairway. It will probably soon allow you to count strokes of others in your foursome. Then somebody is going to storm off the course when past suspicions are now confirmed. Increased acrimony is just a download away.
If you read the whole article, you’ll see that not everyone is pleased about apps on the golf course. It slows down play. But if this can help you pick the right club, who care – right?