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GolfShot: Golf GPS for the iPhone Review

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For the seasonal golfers out there, it looks like the golf season isn’t over just quite yet. Fall is finally here but it still feels like summer here in Vancouver. Whether you like to golf in the summer of all year round, you’re going to enjoy using GolfShot, a golf GPS for the iPhone.

GolfShot Golf GPS: Say Good-Bye To the Paper Scorecard

GolfShot comes in two versions: one as a scorecard only, and another version that adds a golf GPS. Today we’re going to review the version with the GPS. GolfShot is well designed and very easy on the eyes. The app offers the following features:

– GPS rangefinder with distances to the front, center, and back of the greens
– GPS aerial view that allows you to touch any point to track distances to that point and then to the green
– Scorecard that tracks your stats for up to 4 players
– Statistics after each round; can be emailed and viewed online
– tracks GIR, fairways hit, recovery scrambling, putts/hole, scoring averages for par 3/4/5, scoring percentages
– requires iPhone 3G or 3GS for GPS
– GPS for over 15,000 courses

How Did GolfShot Fare on the Golf Course?

I tested GolfShot and its GPS capabilities many times this summer. Each time, it gave me accurate distances to the green and to any point on any hole. Entering your score was very simple and straightforward too–you just select from drop down menus that let you scroll to select numbers.

GolfShot GPS will locate courses near you using your location, and you can also search to find courses by country. If a course near you isn’t in the database, you can email a request to have it added.

What I loved was how it automatically would update the distance to the green while I approached it. This was very handy for quickly calculating distances. Also, by rotating your iPhone into landscape mode, you can quickly see your scorecard. Upon start up, the app automatically downloads new courses to your iPhone.

GolfShot GPS is a well made app that is easy to use, and it does the job well. The GPS version of the app is $29.99 and the scorecard app is $0.99. If you’re willing to spend on having a golf GPS in your pocket, this app is one of the best out there. Even for 99 cents the scorecard app will go a long way. Digitizing scorecards makes it easy to track your handicap and progress.

GolfShot GPS is a must-have if you’re a golf addict with an iPhone. When I’ve shown other golfers GolfShot on the course they immediately want an iPhone!

Anyone out there using GolfShot GPS?

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  • Wannabe Golfer

    This sounds like a great example of what makes the iPhone one of the great technological advances of the century.
    Golfer or no, this idea can extend to many sports and recreations including boating, biking, hiking, skiing, etc.
    Great app

  • Dusty

    This app sounds good. Now to try next year… Lol Summer is over anytime now and snow is on it's way with it's cold weather.

  • bringer666

    How does it store your finished rounds? Can you email or sync to import the data into Excel?

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  • angrymike43

    Do you need an external battery or is the iPhone one enough for 18 holes?
    Do requested courses automatically appear on the iPhone or do you need to do a download off a web site?

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  • cargpsreviews

    Thanks for the post! GPS reviews are crucial for persons who are investing in GPS systems for the first time and lack sufficient knowledge about these devices.If you spend much time driving in unfamiliar territory, especially if you rent cars in big cities, a good portable GPS makes an amazing difference.You should always make sure that you know about the product well before you purchase any GPS System.One of the best feature is tracking.Tracking is excellent and without noticable lag. besides it quickly notices that you're off track and recalculates a route quickly.

  • paulgardner

    This is great information on the Golf Shot GPS for the IPhone

  • Vipers

    I have used it for a few rounds.. and so far no real complaints about the applicatoin..my only concern is the life of the battery.. If its completely charged you should make the entire round…but my course is timed so you are not out for longer than 4.5 hrs, Any longer like the old 5 hour plus rounds on the weekend and I think you would have to turn it off and to make it last the entire round.

  • Vipers

    I have used it for a few rounds.. and so far no real complaints about the applicatoin..my only concern is the life of the battery.. If its completely charged you should make the entire round…but my course is timed so you are not out for longer than 4.5 hrs, Any longer like the old 5 hour plus rounds on the weekend and I think you would have to turn it off and to make it last the entire round.

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