Whether you are just getting back into golf after a break or looking to improve your game with the help of an app instead of another expensive gadget, you need to check out the best Golf apps for 2019.
I’m a casual golfer who is always looking for a way to improve my game, especially now that I’m playing with better golfers more often. These are the golf apps that I’ve found helpful as I work to take a few strokes off my game, hit the ball better and have more fun when I’m out with a group.
18 Birdies Golf GPS App (Free)
The 18 Birdies Golf GPS app is a free app that helps you know how far you are from the hole using your phone’s GPS location. It’s incredibly accurate and it is free to use the basic version. It even supports the Apple Watch and Android Wear, so you can see distance at a glance on your wrist.
This takes the place of a dedicated GPS rangefinder and it is useful for a casual player like myself who is often trying to figure out the distance and which club to use. There is a premium version for $5 a month that ads in discounts, more course information and even video lessons.
Zepp Golf (Free)
- 3D swing analysis measures the most important aspects of your swing; club speed, club plane, tempo, backswing length and more
- Instant evaluations help you see where you can improve the most and focus your training
- Smart coach offers personalized training programs, based on your data, from PGA/LPGA players and Tour instructors to make you a better player faster
- Replay and review your swing in 360 degree from any angle. Connectivity : Bluetooth LE. Battery: 1.5 hour full charge cycle lasts up to 8 hour
- Record your swing in HD video and compare directly to the pros. Sensors: Dual accelerometers, Dual 3-axis gyroscopes
The Zepp Golf app is free to download and use with your iPhone or Android. It offers a swing tracking feature that is free with the Apple Watch, and that is the main reason I’m including this app on my list.
If you buy the Zepp Sensor you can analyze your golf swing with instant evaluations and information to help you become a better golfer.
You can get the app on iPhone and Android, and it is free to use as a score tracker with GPS, but the biggest benefits are with the Apple Watch or the Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer.
Golfshot GPS (Free)
The Golfshot app offers up the distance to the green as well as information on hazards for over 40,000 courses. It tracks scores with a digital scorecard for a variety of games and you can even set up tee time invites for friends.
The most appealing feature for me is the real-time club recommendations, which saves me from looking at my partner’s club or asking another person in my group what they think I should use in a situation where I’m on the fence. It includes an Apple Watch app as well as Android Wear support.
There is also a Pro membership with a variety of other benefits and added features.
Hole19 is a free app that works with your iPhone, Android, Apple Watch and Android Wear to help you know the range to the green, see great quality overhead views and it offers top-notch looks for a free Golf app.
You can easily see the distance to the green and the scoring section is great for tracking your game and seeing how you are improving over time. You can also book tee times and share your stats easily on social media.
With the Premium membership, you can use an AR mode and Siri Shortcuts as well as other benefits.
Golf Scope AR Green Reading ($4.99/Mo)
The Golf Scope app uses AR on the iPhone to read the green and help you figure out how to read a green yourself as well as how to put better. If your short game needs work, this may be the best app you can download.
This is only on iPhone right now and it can read the green and then show you a live view of it on your phone. It is $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year and there are free trials. It takes a little time to read the green, so it isn’t something that will be there the instant you pull your phone out, so it’s good for learning or playing with patient players. If your group loves to move fast, it’s not going to be a great fit, but the developer is working on speed improvements.
Definitely check it out and see if it can help your putting game.
Download Golf Scope AR on the iPhone.
- Arccos users know the exact distance to any point on the course, learn precisely which club to use in every situation and identify actual strengths and weaknesses of their game.
- Developed in partnership with Microsoft, Arccos Caddie uses artificial intelligence to provide personalized club recommendations and optimal strategies based on your performance data
- Arccos Caddie is hands-free and fully automatic. Unlike competing products, it requires no tagging, tapping or other annoying disruptions to a player's routine.
- The low-profile sensors are 50% smaller and lighter than the original Arccos System and feature a permanent battery that is designed to last five years and are fully guaranteed for two years.
- Accessible via a free iOS or Android app, Arccos Caddie is compatible with iPhone 5S and above, and Android devices running marshmallow and above that include a gyroscope and accelerometer
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