7 Must-have Apps to Help Improve Your Golf Game

Book your tee time and get back on the golf course with these handy apps

By Stephen Fiorentine on April 16, 2015

As mobile technology and sports training are becoming more intertwined, it’s time to start improving your golf game with the technologies available to you on your smartphone or tablet. Whether you are a serious golfer or just a casual player, the following #musthaveapps serve as a great starting point to master your favorite course, analyze your swing and help improve your skills. 

Conquer the Course

With aerial flyovers of each hole, Golfshot GPS eliminates the need for a caddy, unless, of course, you still want someone to carry your clubs. The app displays over 500,000 greens for around 40,000 different courses worldwide. Serious golfers can upgrade to the Golfshot Pro membership to receive personalized club recommendations, the ability to zoom in on holes and interactive real-time distances to all hazards and targets.

Perfect Your Swing

The never-ending quest to perfect that swing gets a little easier when you throw a smartphone and mobile technology into the mix.

  • The Zepp™ Golf Swing Analyzer works by replaying your swing in 360-degrees – helping identify your strengths and weaknesses, and offers up helpful tips to improve your swing dynamics.
  • Swingbot provides a fast and easy PGA Master Professional golf lesson by simply uploading a video of your swing to your smartphone. The app is the perfect tool for fine tuning the mechanical aspects of your game, with each lesson combining image analysis and instructor commentary.
  • To get further feedback on your swing, download V1 Golf. Like Swingbot, the app is a swing analysis tool, but it comes loaded with access to the swings of over 50 professional PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players like Rory McIlroy and Lorena Ochoa.

Compete With Other Golfers

The Grint, a score tracking app, not only allows you to keep score with the group you are playing with at the moment but it also gives you the option of competing against other app users’ scores in real time. With live leaderboards updating constantly, you’ll never again be faced with the challenge of not having someone to play with.

Find Out Tips From Fellow Golfers

When it comes to getting the best advice on courses, you want tips from someone who knows it like the back of their hand. Caddio allows you to share and receive knowledge of your local golf course with like-minded golfers.

Master the Short Game

The next time your golf game is riding on a putt on the 18th hole, make sure you find the bottom of the cup using the lessons learned on the iPING Putter app. With the use of an apparatus known as the Ping Cradle, your smartphone attaches directly to your putter to calculate and track your putting handicap. Within seconds of hitting a few putts, the app will give you immediate feedback to help improve your consistency.

Data usage applies for app download and use.

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