#GolfChat is the fastest hour in golf! Every Tuesday evening at 8 pm EST, we congregate on Twitter to discuss golf. There is no specific topic, but to guide the conversation a series of six are posed by the readers prior to starting. It is great fun and a wonderful way to pass time during our 5 month lay off from golf. Well, I posed a question last week about the best training aids used by the golfchatters and the response was amazing! Continue reading
Type ‘golf app’ into Google. In 0.34 seconds, 231,000,000 results will show up. The vast number of results is quite amazing, but not unexpected. There are golf apps for just about anything. A quick search will find apps relating to playing golf, tracking golf, gaming, or keeping your score. Some apps help analyze your swing, provide tips, act as a range finder and help locate all the golf courses within a certain radius of your location!
Think back 10 years, none of this technology was available and we all managed to do all that “app stuff” the old-fashioned way. However, now that the technology is here, I think we should embrace it.
I know nothing about golf apps. I know what I would like to see on an app, but my narrow view is not something anyone could build an empire around. As I stated in a earlier post, I purchased a Garmin Approach 6 and although it is technically a device, it is in fact an app. I love this app and will continue to use it until it no longer works.
Back to my original question:
- What do you want to see on a Golf App?
- What appeals to you?
- What is the most important feature to you?
- Android or Apple?
- What is your favorite golf app?
Golf apps are here to stay. I am trying to embrace them, use them, and will eventually recommend my favorites. But for now, I am interested in what you have to say!
On a side note, the first golf app for keeping score was called scorecard 1.0 – it featured a pencil and paper. The first update to scorecard 1.1 was a pencil with an eraser. We have come a long way!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!