• Announcements

    • iacas

      Create a Signature!   02/05/2016

      Everyone, go here and edit your signature this week: http://thesandtrap.com/settings/signature/.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
moadhia

what is best free Golf GPS application

15 posts in this topic

So i have a blackberry curve and recently downloaded freecaddie . Its an amazing app gives me distance to the front, center and back of the green. But I was wondering if you guys know of a "free" GPS app that would actually let me measure my shot distance or give me distance to hazards, end of fairway etc. I know you get what you pay for but still wondering if I am missing out on something much more interesting than freecaddie.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

I too have a Blackberry (Storm) and from what I've seen with the free golf gps apps that I've tried, all you're going to get is basic distances. I haven't tried them all, however, since I've become quite jaded. Several of the ones I've tried I've had to actually input the courses into their database & they've all used the same thing for that process. Satellite pictures & point-n-click. Not anywhere close to being accurate enough for what's needed when out on the course. Just my input. I personally like nRange. $89 lifetime and you're done.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried them all for BB....nRange, Green Finder, free Caddie, and GolfLogix, and I went with Gold Logix. Is the only app that gives you a fair amount of detail without having to add points while in play, that also allows you to keep score and stats. IMHO, this is the best gps app for BB In the market today.

Funny enough, I received a true golf GPS for fathers day...a Golf Buddy Tour...very nice!!! It shows distances to green on main screen with targets on a secondary screen. It has a very nice feature that the green image you get on the green is the actual green layout, and the view you get is one that matches your angle of approach...that being said, I still like the Golf Logix app much more. Why? Because it shows me a lot of information on the main screen...no need to toggle back and forth....and primarily the stat keeping is phenomenal....at the end of your round you can see what your performance was without having to plot your data on a third party system such as Scorecard or obbgolf...

Golf Logix is $40 per year, not unreasonable considering that most GPS units you will pay an annual fee (Not the case with GolfBuddy Tour).
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GolfshotGPS is very good. I think RE yardage they'll all get the job done. I'm not certain what the other apps offer in RE to stat tracking. But I really like what Golfshot does. It represents stats graphically and with pie charts too. I like the fact that with a touch of the screen, you can see all of your rounds, your last 50 rounds (and hopefully the improvement), last 20 and last 5 rounds. Also stores all the individual scorecards too. No yearly charges either.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GolfshotGPS is very good. I think RE yardage they'll all get the job done. I'm not certain what the other apps offer in RE to stat tracking. But I really like what Golfshot does. It represents stats graphically and with pie charts too. I like the fact that with a touch of the screen, you can see all of your rounds, your last 50 rounds (and hopefully the improvement), last 20 and last 5 rounds. Also stores all the individual scorecards too. No yearly charges either.

Problem with Golf Shot is that is only available for iPhones......

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

......................Golf Logix is $40 per year, not unreasonable considering that most GPS units you will pay an annual fee (Not the case with GolfBuddy Tour).

I currently have the GolfLogix GPS unit and I have tried the demo on my iPhone and it was great, I will probably get it on my iPhone when my $30 per year subscription runs out in October.

I thaught the App was about $30 for a lifetime membership, or am I mistaken?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I currently have the GolfLogix GPS unit and I have tried the demo on my iPhone and it was great, I will probably get it on my iPhone when my $30 per year subscription runs out in October.

As quoted from Golf Logix website FAQ:

# Q: How much does the GolfLogix GPS application cost? # A: You can download and experience every function of the GolfLogix GPS application for FREE with our 24-hour guest membership. Then you will be invited to become a full GolfLogix member and gain an all-access pass to all of our annually updated 25,100+ courses plus the ability to keep your scores and track stats on your phone and online in the GolfLogix.com clubhouse for only a $39.95 USD annual membership fee.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i really like BBGPSgolf for the BlackBerry. Free, has many mapped courses, and you can map your own using Google maps. Besides front/center/back, many holes have distances to hazards. If you play a course that doesn't, you can edit the course and add those hazards. I've found most distances within a few yards of sprinklerhead yardages, so accurate enough.

It used to crash on me occasionally, but that stopped when i disabled the scorekeeping and auto-hole advance.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll be looking to use BBGPSGolf for now, once I pick up my Blackberry Curve 8530 as I've just managed to save up enough for it. :) I do have my eye on GolfLogix though, and will do a little comparison.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nRange is good. I did the 30 day free trial then realized I don't even need it because I only play 1 course 90% of the time. lol.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nRange is good. I did the 30 day free trial then realized I don't even need it because I only play 1 course 90% of the time. lol.

The problem with nRange is that is graphic intesive, and if you are not on a 3g plan with a fast phone, it will drive you nuts!!!1 My 8900 does not have 3G, so anything that requires to load a map slows me down way to much. Other than that it is a great app, with great customer support. During my trial period I contacted them about a course I wanted to play, and they had it mapped in about 2 weeks or so.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught a new deal out called a Swing Calibrator that does your personal yardage. the people are Pocket Caddie. I went to thepocketcaddie.com but there not open yet. The article I read said is was debuting spring 2013 for the golf season. It looked prettuy cool too it also had GPS with it to over 20,000 golf courses.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by moadhia

So i have a blackberry curve and recently downloaded freecaddie . Its an amazing app gives me distance to the front, center and back of the green. But I was wondering if you guys know of a "free" GPS app that would actually let me measure my shot distance or give me distance to hazards, end of fairway etc. I know you get what you pay for but still wondering if I am missing out on something much more interesting than freecaddie.


I don't know if it runs on a Blackberry but I use an app called Ninja Caddie.  It gives front, center, back, had a shot tracking feature that lets you see how far you hit it (there go my delusions) and allows you to use their online mapping feature that lets you mark anything on your course you want to be able to get yardages to, like bunkers, water hazards, etc.  And it is free.  Plus, at least on my phone, I have no problems with battery life.  If I start a round at 100% charged I generally end it with my phone still 80% charged.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards and Achievements

I have the SkyDroid for My S3, giving it a try for this year...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • My Swing (jbishop15)
      I see a lot of G-Mac in that swing! G-Mac has the same grip and also a shut face, maybe not as shut as you and DJ. If you would allow me to give my input. From what I can see you are the Tiger Woods of the backswing, no matter what you do or try to do you end up in a great position. I saw your first post and you were very inside going back, now you seem to be too outside. I'll leave the backswing to the others, my advice is to find somwhere between now and then. Since you're great at the top, try to find the most efficient path to the top, have your shoulders move from setup to top of backswing position in one smooth motion, without standing up on the way back. If you find the most efficient path with the arms you will find it somewhere in the middle, not too much in, not too much out, remember the swing is an arch, not straight lines, it's okay to get a little curvy with it. That's the best way I can explain in laymans terms. The reason you want to be efficient is to lessen the time of the swing. Most pros get the ball in the air in the time you take to get to the top. This is very common. The less time you take, the more repeatable it will be. Try to lay three balls next to each other, and rapid fire them. Do this a few times. Then hit one ball pretending you have to rapid fire three, but stop after one. This is a great drill. All this should help your backswing in no time!   Now I'm going to write what I think is a basic issue in your swing, which again has a lot of great positions in it. I strongly advise you work on the backswing first until you are so ewhat used to it (2 weeks) and then go onto this next part. You can have this next part in the back of your mind, allowing your body to toy with it without thought as you work on the backswing. Do yourself a big favor and DO NOT work on both at the same time. Remember the body learns better if it understands in the mind first, and then works on its own a bit, instead of trying to force feed new motions. From my experience the backswing part and this next part will take you a few months each to feel comfortable, but you will see the impacts very quickly. I think you will find solid contact if you choose to follow my advice.  Here is the next part: Your arms are swinging somewhat opposite of the direction of your body. This is a weight transfer issue. Golf instructors and books will have different opinions on how much weight you shoud have on your back foot on the backswing, some say 60% others say as much as 80%, some say 100%. I agree with the notion that you should have as much weight back as you can, without involving extra effort to go forward, like a rocking chair, it should be a load and release, not a pull and a push. In your swing your body is rocking back, but then it is leaning towards the target slightly, not much. The problem is your arms are swinging away from your body, completely on their own, there is little connection to the movement of the body. Then on the forward swing, your body begins falling back, and the arms begin swinging forward. Since you have the club face very shut, the body must also fall back to allow the club face time to square up, barring an insane hip turn. The result is at impact you are angled too much upward, the hands are pointing up and to the right, causing a high push, and more importantly adding loft to the club. This results in difficulty controlling distance, and shots that are weaker and higher than they can potentially be, given your natural power. So the fix here is to get the body and arms working more together. The first step is get that club face just a little less closed, maybe 5-10 degrees less, so that you don't have to strain yourself while not falling back. To do this just strenghten your left hand grip slighty, and try not to bow the left wrist as severely at the top. This is easier said than done, but once your clubface is more square/closed than closed/closed, it will allow some room for the body motion adjustment. The final step is getting the body to move forward with the arms, so you aren't falling back. You should notice a straighter left leg happening with this. There will be a lot less upper body tilt, and you will stay on top of your hips more. The hands forward part will have to wait until the body isn't falling back so severely, because part of the hands going forward is the body going left. You won't have a hard time with this because you already lag the club well. The best way you can get the body going in sequence going back and forward is to imagine throwing the club back as far as you can, and throwing the club forward as far as you can. If you have a lot of property and old clubs you can actually do this. The throwing the club forward part is practiced into nets by students frequently. The throwing back is important too. An impact bag will help as well. Remember if you wanted to throw a club far you would naturally put your weight into it, not against it, which is why the drill is so helpful. The only difference between throwing a club and the golf swing is two things. One you have to hold onto the club, for many reasons. Two* to get consistent contact you can't move laterally much off the ball. You want to feel as if you and the club are being pulled as hard as you can, without moving more than two or three inches off the ball, that is the real challenge. It's not easy to focus so much force while staying still, which is why the opposite weight transfer is a go to move for many golfers. Whatever it is, you must still use the same concepts as if you are throwing a club back and throwing a club upward, that is the best way for your mind and body will both understand where the ball is supposed to go. The last thing I will add is that when you imagine throwing the club, it does not have to be a straight line. The backswing throw should be up and behind you a bit, and the forward throw of course would be up and to your left a bit, since the swing is on an arch.  Hope you take this with you. :D
    • Irons, Irons, Irons!
      I agree on the lessons.  Learn to hit what you have now.  Once you understand the game a little better, you'll know what irons are best for you.
    • PGA Tour Caddies file class-action suit against PGA Tour for use of likeness, bibs
      "I like my chances at milking this case for an even greater amount of money, garnering me even more free publicity when it's discussed by the media! I will strongly advise my clients to write me another check." But seriously, if he's not surprised by the ruling why on earth would he like their chances to appeal the decision? If that was the expected outcome, what factors would make it more likely that they do well in an appellate court?
    • Different swing for Driver and Irons
      If that's the only difference I would say they have a lot more the same than not. Are the swings a golfer makes with a 5I and a 7I "the same"?
    • Unusual happenings on the course
      I forgot about riding in a cart, which is unusual, and all the woods.  I didn't realize that's what made a wonderful spokesman.  How do you speak when you're asleep?
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

  • Blog Entries