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GPS rangefinder for golfers

Developer description

Web and mobile applications that make better golfers. A free GPS rangefinder and digital ... More

Editor's review Page 1 of 2

Published 15 Dec 2011

If you’re getting a little frustrated about your inability to gauge distances on the golf course, and before you hurl that pesky five-iron into the nearest water hazard, you might want to check this one out. The swing and pray method, although not very Tiger Woods, might be sufficient for the casual golfer who sees the occasional round as more of a nice walk often ruined. For the earnest golfers out there however, the sickening splash that confirms their choice of club was one short can often send them straight to the analyst’s chair.

OK I might be over-egging the effects of a poor round but let’s face it how many of us have not witnessed the tantrums of a golfer who thinks they’re better than they actually are?

So, let’s give them even less excuses for landing in the trees with AccelGolf, a mobile app that comes with a lot more than GPS rangefinder. I’m not sure what the R&A rules are about the use of mobile phones on golf courses, I got a filthy look the last time mine went off as a crusty old member lined up his putt, but I’m sure this one takes that into account.

The GPS system will allow you to calculate yardage and as the site itself says, impress your friends with your new found ability to set up shots. What might not impress them so much though is the fact that the digital golf bag function lets you enter the...