Technology is ever-so advancing, and golf is no exception to it. A great golf app can be a great weapon to your arsenal in improving your game. It’s like having a very skilled caddie or an advanced (legal) golfing club readily accessible and to use.
On top of golf swing analyzer technology, there are apps for everything. Whether you need tips on your swing, golf club fitting and sizing guide, clarification on rules, etc. there’s probably an app for it.
If you want the added arsenal, here are 4 apps that you should download to help improve your golf game.
Pocket Caddie: A Simple Golf GPS – FREE
There are a bunch of “pocket caddie” apps in the app market. But this one is our recommended choice. With A Simple Golf GPS pocket caddie, you don’t need to download course maps in order to use yardage measurement features. A simple Golf uses GPS to locate you and presents you with satellite imagery and marks your position. You can then simply touch any point on the map and the app will measure the distance. All you have to do is pick your iron, line up, and swing! It’s compatible with the Apple Watch also!
Swing Smart – $249
A bit on the pricier side, but the resource is invaluable. With this app, you’ll have access to professional golf player tips by one of Golf’s Magazine Top 100 Golf Teachers and CBS analyst, Peter Kostis. He offers video tips on correcting common swing mistakes. Upload your swing data taken from your SwingSmart club sensor to see a 3-D mock-up of your swing to compare and hone in on what needs to be improved.
My Pro To Go – FREE To Download (Service Fee)
This is by far the best value golf app you should download if you want to improve your game. It’s almost like the SwingSmart app. It’s literally like having a pro coaching you – from your pocket! What you do is film your swing from two angles, from the front and the back. Upload those videos to the app. And within 24 hours, you’ll get a detailed frame-by-frame feedback report and critique from a certified instructor, customized drills to improve your swing, a follow-up session, and access to previous lessons, and drawing tools that you can use on the app. Lessons start at $39.
Expert Golf – iGolfrules (Golf Rules Quick Reference) – $9.99
Sometimes you’re so zoned in on the game that you don’t have the brain capacity to keep track of the rules. This digital golf rule book is good to have if you need to reference the rules perhaps to resolve a dispute. Or, if you’re practicing for a tournament, this “pocket guide” can keep you in-line with the rules as they are updated whenever any changes to the rules occur.