There seems to be a huge amount of events going on today, not only do we have Apple and Adobe announcing new products, but it’s also National Golf Day 2011. There are a few varying dates for this event and October 4th is just one of them. In a way to help you celebrate we thought we would offer what we believe to be the best golfing apps, as a way to celebrate.
Firstly let’s talk a little about the event, its main purpose is to raise money for charity, and the PGA has been sponsoring the event since 1952. More than 4,300 professional golfers are asked to take part, and the money earned from the entry fees are then shared around to a number of different charities. Each year millions of dollars is raised for good causes, so do your bit and attend an event. We would like it if golf app developers and Apple would also donate money on this day.
Golf ProViewer HD is the first app, and it does not take a genius to work out that it’s for the iPad. This is not a game, but a tool to help you improve your golfing skills. The teacher in the app will show you the best techniques for each shot, and with 20 years of experience inside the computer-rendered teacher you are sure to be pulling a few masterstrokes in no time.
Mark Crossfield, who aims to teach you the best way to play the game, has created the Golf Pro app for the iPhone. This is done with a series of YouTube videos, it is much better to watch how to swing your club rather than read or see a few images. This app gets updated with new videos on a weekly basis, which makes the $2.99 price a very good deal indeed.
Dave Stockton’s Positive Golf is yet another app that uses videos to train you. This one is a little more expensive at $3.99, but it does cover all aspects of the game. The app does have a bold claim, saying that it is guaranteed to lower your golf score — sounds like a challenge to us.