Golfshot is now the first to bring to you Auto Shot Tracking (AST) with Apple
Watch®! Automatically track every shot on every round to get accurate distances
per club, insightful, automate stats, and the ability to review your tracked
shots through Golfshot’s new Flyover Round Review....
Not what I hoped
I have an iPhone X and an Apple Watch 3 series and decided to give this app a try on a 5-day golf trip. Downloading the courses and navigating the app on the phone were okay but there were some usability issues I found very frustrating. First, starting a round is easy enough but figuring out how to end a round (if you intended to just look at the hole fly-overs, or decided to score manually) is a challenge. The “end round” feature is buried in the menu and without finding it, there’s no alternative to load a new course. After setting up my clubs and distances, I found the overall suggestions from the app on the phone to be decent and the GPS to be within a yard of other hand held GPS that were present on the courses I was playing. The major issue was the lag on the watch and the fact that even though the round was being played with my phone in pocket, the watch rarely ever could keep and glancing at my wrist yielded either the yardage from the tee (start) or dashes. Very often the applet on the watch would t even come up and I would need to hunt for it. I wanted this to be easier and more intuitive and was considering the $29 if the response on the watch was decent but it just wasn’t
Great on the iPhone, Apple Watch is almost there
Can’t say enough good things about the app on the iPhone. Only way to accurately gauge distance without a range finder. Only thing missing really is elevation. Tracks a lot of stats you would care about. Learned today that you need to have the to subscription to show the maps and distances on the Watch. If your map is white on the Apple Watch, it’s because you need the to subscription. $30 bucks annual is steep, but developers are not free. Apple Watch app does need improvement though. Can’t select specific areas of the map for custom distances. Also, GPS is much slower to update than my Garmin Watch. Definitely something to consider.
Apple Watch app experience is poor
Ever since the latest updates that enabled GPS on the Apple Watch...experience using the Apple Watch has declined. Especially if you keep your phone on you to keep score....the connection between the watch and phone is non-existent...and yardages are never consistent between the two. With the latest update and turning off “watch GPS always ON”. Its even WORSE. You are forced to turn that feature on and eat the battery life on the watch...just to get updated yardages. This SHOULDN’T be if you keep your phone on you the WHOLE time and use the gps on the phone and not the watch. Update after contacting support team: still no resolution, I was asked to make sure my Bluetooth was turned on my phone. I mean come on...if I’m starting my round on the phone and the watch is seeing that round started...it’s obviously connected to my phone!! At this point I doubt I’m paying the extra charges for pro features.
I started back up golfing with a buddy about year ago. I love the scorecard feature as opposed to the paper scoreboards that I would usually just throw away anyway. So far every course I have played has been in the app and I can track my progress by an easy review of the scorecard. I tried out the AR feature and it was awesome. Sometimes your ball lands in places that make viewing the pin a little difficult, however easy to find through the app. I don’t have to guesstimate how far away I am because I get the distance through the app and so far it has worked great with the watch. I also love how it syncs with my daily activity!
Unhappy Pro Member
Good afternoon, I downloaded your app several weeks ago to use while playing golf. I had pre loaded all information regarding my bag, shot distances, etc. and was excited to use your product during my next round. Unfortunately when I arrived to play, your app all but stopped working. I had no functionality on the course. I could not use the dynamic map, I couldn’t advance holes, and I couldn’t even track my score. Everything was either buffering/loading up until your pro membership screen when it told me to my surprise that I had purchased your premium service. This did not help matters and I was still unable to use the app. I was able to download 18Birdies on the second tee box and able to use their FREE service for the rest of the round. I am willing to give your app another go, however, I need to be refunded for the premium service that was neither wanted nor provided.
Great app but one major limitation
This app (free version) is great. I started using this a few years back and has evolved since. It pretty much has everything you’d want in a free golf scorecard + gps app. It records various stats, gps to the hole, easy to use user interface, etc. However, I find myself using another app (like 18birdies) because of one missing feature...being able to get distances to anywhere on the map. In other free golf apps, you can select any place on the golf course and get distances to it. I understand it is a part of the paid version but not the free version. I feel like it should be since almost all the other apps have this feature. It just stinks that all the history I have on this app is wasted since I’m now using another app. Oh well.
It is a great app.
I have been using this app for a few years now. The more I use it the more I realize what I can do with it. You can track your club distances with the GPS to see what you are averaging on each club. Now if the reception is weak it might interfere but I have not had this problem. It will suggest clubs for the course from you past input. I originally got the app just to keep my scores. It does that and more. When you load your golfers for a round of golf remember to scroll down to start. Some have complained about this, but due to the reporting process for a handicap it’s necessary. I like the app.
This was my favorite app. It’s easy to use and all the extra features are great. However, all of a sudden the gps is off by 15-20 yards. I played Torrey Pines North yesterday and gps was off. Some were long and some were short. I switched to Hole 19 and that was perfectly accurate. I really want to continue to use this app and asked several times for the problem to be fixed, but their tech support Sara told me that they tried everything and 15-20 yards is within their margin of error. I paid full price for this app and I’m sad that I can’t use anymore. But when the distance is more than 1 club length off, I can’t trust it, therefore becomes useless even with all the features. On a side note, I upgraded my iPhone just to see if that would fix the problem. It was an excuse to upgrade my phone but the problem was not my phone.
Free version does everything I need
Has gps and a good scoring system. you have ability to enter putts, total stokes, sand shots and penalties, as well as club used to tee off and fairway hit/missed (you select the direction it missed). These are all scrollable and it makes selecting easy. Takes a couple seconds and can be done in between holes. It auto calculates if you made the green in regulation (and percentage overall) and the percentage of fairways hit. Each time Yuu play a round, it remembers how you’ve done on that hole before. You can book tee times and do some other things but I mainly use it for rounds.
Great app, aside from it forgetting scores
I’ve had the Golfshot app for years and it has easily been my favorite golf GPS app. The flyovers, AR feature, club recommendations, and overall ease of use have always made the app great. However, one major issue that has been plaguing this app for a while now is a glitch with the scorecard where it will randomly forget scores that you inputted during your round. I’ve reported this issue multiple times and still no luck and this issue was present over multiple updates as well as multiple versions of iPhones. As a result, I have to use a paper scorecard in addition to the app because every single round the app will forget scores inputted on at least a couple holes.
Better than a range finder.
After going golfing with this app over a hundred times, comparing it to my friends rangefinders, yardage markers on course and cart gps on the nicer golf carts. This is hands down the best option for someone who doesn’t want to take a mortgage out on a golf accessory. Most range finders start at the price of the Apple Watch and that’s all they do. My Apple Watch does all sorts of things, like tell me I’m fat or that I breathe too shallow. So that’s nice. And you can upgrade the app to do something else but I didn’t, because I just use it as a range finder, and that parts free. So have fun and play well.
The Standard Needs Tournament Features
Since this was my first golf scoring app that I used, I just all other apps from this. They pretty much all do the same but I think this app still stands out as the best. Only issue I have is when I’m playing in a large group or in tournament play. So many other apps have that scoreboard feature. Would love to see that on the free app version since sometimes you’ll get a random group of guys that will play in a tournament and not buy into the idea of a paid app.
Great app missing one feature
This app does a lot of things well. I love The ability to track shots and get distances on the Apple Watch with ease. Turning your score into the GHIN website is a great feature. But when I play with my friends we all turn to a free app which allows for communal scoring. We can all enter our scores and they show up on the virtual scorecard for everyone to access. It’s especially great when your group is using two or more tee times. You can see how everyone is doing in real time! Add this feature and it will be a five star app in my opinion.
Great but needs one or two annoying fixes.
When score keeping is being completed at the end of the hole the app often switches to the next hole. Seeing how there is no quick ‘previous’ hole select it is cumbersome to say the least. Auto advance to the next hole is off and yet still goes to the next hole before scoring. If scoring is active the next hole should not advance until the user selects it or maybe have the auto advance be reliable. Having a quick ‘back’ or ‘previous’ hole quick select would be handy.
Best Golf App
I am about a 10 handicap golfer. I never leave home without this app. I find the distances to be within 1 yard or 2 from my $400 handheld scope. I love the caddie feature, I have all clubs saved in here and know exactly which club to play based off of distances and then I can decide based off of weather and course condition which club to use. This app has definitely helped me to lower my handicap from an 18 down to a 10 and continuing to get lower. Great overall app I recommend to all my friends.
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