The true rites of Spring are all around. From the chirping of the birds to the greening of the grass to the steady supply of swear words emitting from the nearby golf courses it appears that Winter has finally lifted. For those that enjoy taking to the links in a supposed relaxing afternoon, perhaps it’s time to start putting the smart phone to good use for more than calling the clubhouse to have the cart girl fetch another round of shots. Some of the top golf apps available for the smart phone can actually have a profound effect on improving a person’s game.
The standard score cards that most courses give out for gameplay just don’t do justice to the lay of the land for each hole. Golfshot is a top golf app that provides an aerial view of each hole from over 40,000 courses around the world. The $20.00 fee is justified with an average review of five stars by fellow users.
For $9.99 an amateur golfer could basically replace a pricey golf pro just by downloading V1 Golf. With this app users can record video of their swing for comparisons to some of golf’s greats. The corresponding changes will hopefully eliminate slicing and poor ball contact resulting in a better score.
The best way to determine whether to leave the sanctity of the clubhouse to brave an oncoming storm or sit tight and enjoy another Bloody Mary is with the LatestGolfWeather application. This is one of the top golf apps for finding out the immediate weather, two week forecast and visibility for up to 18,000 golf courses.
Tiger Woods: My Swing
After a little hiatus to attend to some personal matters, the greatest golfer in the world is back on top. To be the best you need to train with the best and while individual rounds with Tiger will cost thousands, this $5 app is the next best thing. Tiger has implemented the same swing analysis technology that he studies into this app complete with video and swing line marking ability. The only thing missing is a green jacket sizing chart.