The game of golf has been played well before the advent of the smart phone—or, indeed, any kind of modern technology. But, hey, just because we got along without technology before doesn’t mean we should continue without it.
The right apps can really help you take your game to the next level whether that involves better tracking your progress and development as a player or simply means an easier way to keep score.
There are so many great apps out there that can help you improve your game and make that next round of golf at the club that much more enjoyable. Keep reading to find out our picks for the 6 best golf apps every golfer needs.
When playing golf, it’s very important to get your head in the game—and that means getting your head out of the stress of everyday life. This app offers guided relaxation and visualization techniques to help you find your Zen and become one with your swing.
In addition, it comes with a database of tips and techniques for handling different kinds of courses and keeping your mind free of distractions while you play.
And it also happens to function as a tracker where you can set daily goals, add notes, and track your progress so you can see how you’re game is improving with each round of golf.
We have to admit this app is not cheap. But it is truly remarkable just how much it can do. Essentially, it is a swing analysis app but it goes above and beyond the call of duty by including its own club sensors.
With those sensors and the app on your phone or tablet, you’ll be able to get precision 3D swing data right at the tip of your fingers. That kind of in depth data will usually cost you a whole lot more than this app if you go to a shop that offers swing analysis services.
Not only do you get that data, you’re also getting access to a community of experts who can help you analyze that data and figure out where the weak points in your swing are. It’s truly an impressive app and we highly recommend it whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking to perfect your swing or a beginner looking to master the fundamentals.
Whether you’re a seasoned golfer getting in a debate over a specific regulation or you’re a beginner who still needs to get a handle on the basic rules, this app is going to become your best friend.
It’s a very easy to navigate quick reference guide to all of the rules in golf and it’s regularly updated to include any changes that are made so that you will have the most accurate and up to date information possible.
This is a super handy app for anyone looking to fine tune their swing (or even just get the basics down). It allows you to film your swing from two different angles then upload those videos to the app.
And within 24 hours, a certified instructor will send you a frame by frame analysis of your swing, letting you know where your weak points are and what you need to do to improve. The videos are archived so that you have access to previous swing analyses for reference.
The instructors will also send you customized lesson plans to help you improve exactly the points you need to work on. Those lesson plans do cost money but at least the app is free and it’s still cheaper than paying to have a trainer with you in person.
This is one of the best free apps out there. Not only is it free to download, it also offers all of its features for free. That means once you download it, you’re not going to be hassled about upgrading to a pro version or adding on a bunch of different features.
Beyond being free, it’s got a massive database of over 38,000 courses around the world, providing you with key information like the distances. It also has scorecards so that you can track both your score and the scores of anyone else you’re playing with. It’s a great all around app with all the essentials.
This app is designed to help you improve your game by allowing to record your swing in slow motion and then review it with added swing plane drawings so that you can see how your swing looks in a frame by frame analysis.
This is very useful for helping pinpoint exactly what you are doing right and where you need to make some improvements. In addition to the swing analysis, the app also provides drills to help you perfect your swing and gives you access to a golfing community where you can get feedback on your technique.
You can also save your swings and add written or voice notes to them for later review. That means you can compare multiple swings side by side to see how you’re improving or where you’re still struggling.
There are dozens of golf apps out there on the market and what you get will really depend on what you are looking for (and how much you want to spend). These apps can do some truly impressive things which will enable YOU to do some truly impressive things as they help guide you to playing a better game.
So don’t be reluctant to take advantage of the amazing things this technology can do to help you improve your game—whether that’s as simple as providing you with an up to date reference or as advanced as providing detailed and precise swing data and anaylsis.