If you love golf and have an Apple Watch (or an iPad or iPhone), then it may very well be that having the best golf apps will help to improve your game. The September 2020 release of the Apple Watch 6 meant that many golfers were quickly looking for golfing apps that would work with their new watch.
The good news is that with every new update that Apple makes to its mobile devices and software, the best-golfing apps out there will continue to improve as they take advantage of this.
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Whether you are looking to improve your swing, hit a driver, or improve your putting, there should be an app for that. We have scoured the internet to compile a list of the best Apple Watch golf apps to help you.
Golf Scorecard and Rangefinder Apps
There is an excellent range of apps that work on the Apple Watch. They can help with your scorecard and finding a range.
The Hole19 app gives you access to over 43,000 courses. This allows you to see the distances at a glance. To be honest, as rangefinder apps go, this one really is rather difficult to beat. It will also allow you to track both your score and that of your partner. In addition to all of this, you will also be able to view a range of graphs that will show your performance in greens, driving, putting, short game, and overall scoring.
As a golfer, this app has so much to offer. You will be able to see distances from the front, middle, and back of the green. Furthermore, keeping score on your watch is really rather handy. However, you may want to use your phone for ease when it comes to tee-shot direction and putts.
The free version of Golfshot offers the keen golfer information on things like distances to the center of the green, a golf scorecard, and an augmented-reality feature that assists in planning the best shots. The augmented-reality feature is what makes this particular app so popular with many golfers. And, in addition to working on the Apple Watch, it can also be used on the iPad or iPhone.
You can use the app to zoom in on satellite images offering you a detailed view of the course you are on. You can also receive the latest golf statistics – fairway hit, putts per hole – and news. With GPS distances, tracking and scoring, and personalized recommendations for clubs that the app bases on your stats, this is a convenient tool to have in your arsenal.
Apps to Track Golf Swing
Tracking your golf swing is an incredibly useful concept and one that many golfers really want from their apps. Fortunately, there is a range of apps that are dedicated to this very task.
Unlike the other apps we have mentioned, this one is, unfortunately, a payable one. Still, at just £4.99, the cost is not prohibitive (several add-ons can be purchased at an additional cost). The app claims that it is the leading video platform in the world for reviewing techniques.
It offers various features, including zoom, slow motion, comparing side-by-side videos, importing video, adding annotations and audio commentary. These have been designed to help golfers look at their technique and work on improving it and, therefore, their golf game.
This app works well as a standalone, but you can also purchase the Zepp Golf 2 Sensor to go with it for an enhanced experience. Zepp Golf includes an interactive leader board, scorecard, swing library, training system, and a video swing capture feature that assists users in capturing and then editing their shots with voiceovers and graphics. There are also specific free features that work on the Apple Watch, including real-time metrics and swing tracker.
The Zepp Golf 2 sensor can be attached to your golf glove to give even better assistance in the form of measuring important aspects of your golfing game – club plane, club speed, backswing, and tempo. With the sensor, you will also be able to unlock a smart coach training system that offers personalized training plans.
With such a wide range of golf apps out there that are suitable for the Apple Watch, there are too many to mention. However, there are a couple more we have not talked about that are certainly worth a closer look.
This is a fantastic range-finding app. It is great when it comes to scoring and has the ability to add a number of things, including putts, fairway hits and misses, strokes, chops, and greens in regulation and all through your Apple Watch. However, because the date view on the watch with this app offers slightly more information than Hole 19 (which we have already mentioned), it is perhaps not as user-friendly, particularly for those individuals with slightly larger digits.
However, it is worth mentioning as it also works on the iPhone, where the app has been very well designed, and there are a number of additional extras. There is also a premium version which offers even more.
GolfLogix Golf GPS + Putt Line
This is another free app, although there are in-app purchases available. It is an excellent app for the novice golfer and seasoned player alike. It offers the user GPs distances for more than 35,000 golf courses worldwide, a scorecard that up to four players can use, and a yardage book complete with 3D images of every golf course. Off the course, users may find the extensive library of videos and Golf Digest lessons very handy.
With all these great apps to choose from, you’re sure to find one to help enhance your golfing experience. The only problem may be deciding which works for you best.
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Last Updated on August 30, 2021
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