GolfShot: Golf GPS for the iPhone Review
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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