Originally Posted by Golfingdad
I have the golfshot gps app for my iphone 4, and I really like it. However ...
I was playing a couple of weeks ago and 3 of us in the group had the exact same golfshot app and we all have iphone 4's. On the ninth tee, we all were standing within 6 feet of each other and two of us got a reading that was 20 yards shorter (20 yards!!!) than the third one. And based on the course markers, the third guys was the correct one.
I should elaborate that this was no big deal at the time, but only because we had the extra gps to make us wonder and then do some re-checking with course monuments. However, if I am the only one with a gps, and I'm in a fairway somewhere, not on a tee with a marked yardage, if the gps was to spaz out like that I'd have no idea. That seems pretty problematic to me.
I still like the app, but I have a little less trust in it after seeing that happen. Now each chance I get to calibrate it, I try. (Compare it with tee markers, sprinkler heads, etc.)