Any golfer knows that having the right golf club for the right occasion makes all the difference in the world, just like being dressed appropriately for an interview can make the difference between being passed over and hired. While some golfers will tell you that their natural abilities more than make up for any added advantages on the course, most people know that having the right tools at your disposal have a profound impact on how you play the game. These days, apps are the newest tool a golfer can have on the go for whatever situation may arise. We’ve outlined the best golfing apps you should consider for your mobile device – whether you are on the course or at home.
Golf Rules Quick Ref
When playing with your buddies, the occasional squabble over what is allowed and what is not is bound to pop up. With access to Golf Rules Quick Ref, you can be the referee of the disputes – much to the chagrin of the person who is in the wrong. Within this digital catalogue is virtually every rule in existence, giving even tough interpretations no room for error. Don’t know the exact rule or term you are looking for? No problem. This intuitive app is great at understanding what you are looking for using select keywords. This app can be picked up for just $9.99 and is the best app of its kind available.
My Pro to Go
Having an instructor watch your swings is not always feasible or affordable – until My Pro to Go came into existence, that is. This free app allows you to record your swings (choose from either front or back angle) and upload the video to the My Pro to Go database. If you wish, you can request further instruction and evaluation via a professional instructor, who will also provide customised drills for you to improve your swing and a live follow-up session. Other than being able to video yourself, however, the lesson plans and evaluation cost approximately $40.
Golfshot: Golf GPS
Have you ever wanted an interactive map of the golf course you are playing without having to drag out a folded, cumbersome version? Thanks to Golfshot: Golf GPS ($30), you can create such a map on your mobile phone using Google Earth or Bing imagery, allowing you to zoom in on any and every hole to determine how best to make the next shot. You can calculate distances from your current location to the hole, as well as from the tee to green. It also gives you the ability to track any fairways that have been hit, and this app works on over 38,000 golf courses by last count.
Technique may be everything in the moment, but try having the proper technique if you are not relaxed and focused. Visulax Golf ($5) is an app that helps golfers get into the mood at each hole, by showing players how to block out distractions, focus on the putt and keep the body relaxed so that your putt or swing can flow as it should. This app also offers the ability for you to set goals and monitor progress – think of this app as your very own golf therapist, one that costs a mere fraction of the real deal.
Nick Knight is a titleist golf putter. He simply adores the sport and is at it whenever time permits him. He is a tech savvy person and has listed some useful apps in this post for people interested in the sport.