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Is there an iOS/Android app that views/creates/simulates green mappings/diagrams?

post #1 of 13
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I'm surprised no one has created this or I can't find it. You could take photos of existing diagrams, but a simple app to create your own, I think that might be useful.

 

Once you have a green properly diagrammed, you could drop a pin/ball by tapping on the green, aim it with an arrow, select how hard to hit it and see where it goes. Of course this is a grey area in terms of rules, but great for learning a green beforehand, no?

post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 

I'm surprised no one has created this or I can't find it. You could take photos of existing diagrams, but a simple app to create your own, I think that might be useful.

 

Once you have a green properly diagrammed, you could drop a pin/ball by tapping on the green, aim it with an arrow, select how hard to hit it and see where it goes. Of course this is a grey area in terms of rules, but great for learning a green beforehand, no?

 

I wouldn't call it a gray area.  Sounds like a good idea though.

post #3 of 13

A little late to the party, but I was searching for something to help me map the 9 hole course greens I play on 3/4 times a week.

 

I think once I diagram it out I can really use that information for several things.

 

1.  decide the best landing spot

2.  know to what degree I really need to aim to get the right read on the break (i.e. figure out the fall line rather quickly)

 

I might just do it manually since I don't have any other options.

 

I was also thinking of an iphone app that I could just walk around the green and click in data points that I can later on see on a map and just connect my self, also I can just walk all around the green and maybe this iphone app could actually measure if my elevation is changing or not.  Sounds doable to me, but most likely doesn't exist.

 

Oh well! 

post #4 of 13
I'm not aware of any apps that do this. My low tech version of this was to print the greens using Google Earth, Mark them up, then scan them and save them on my phone.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by dsc123 View Post

I'm not aware of any apps that do this. My low tech version of this was to print the greens using Google Earth, Mark them up, then scan them and save them on my phone.

 

That is always an option.. I guess it would depend on how large or detailed they appear when you download them.. 

 

That option wouldn't work for me..

 

Most likely I'll just stick to the manual drawing, and then every time a new pin position is there, draw it up and clearly mark the fall line for it.

 

I'm going to start tomorrow.. Maybe I'll post my first rough draft.

post #6 of 13

That app will be coming.....eventually.

post #7 of 13

I'll try to find the pictures I had...I think they're on a memory card in an old phone.  But I printed the maps, then used paint or something to zoom in, essentially getting each green to be 1/2 a page.  Printed it, traced the outline of the green on blank paper, added slope %'s, slope directions, directions, length/width, and took pictures of that.  Sort of like this:  http://johngrahamgolf.com/blog/aimpoint-golf-green-reading-5/

 

Fall lines aren't all that helpful, IMO, because they are easy to find with your feet and change for each new pin location.

 

What I would like to do is once I completely fill in each map, have it made into a little laminated book.  I'd rather not have to use my phone at all.

post #8 of 13

It sounds to me, by USGA rules that this would be illegal. The only function a cellphone is able to allow is to measure distance. That is only if Local Rules allow it. Even then the cell phone or electronic device's app CAN NOT have any other features but measuring distance. 

 

http://www.usga.org/equipment/overview/USGA-R-A-Joint-Statement-On-Electronic-Devices/

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

A little late to the party, but I was searching for something to help me map the 9 hole course greens I play on 3/4 times a week.

 

I think once I diagram it out I can really use that information for several things.

 

1.  decide the best landing spot

2.  know to what degree I really need to aim to get the right read on the break (i.e. figure out the fall line rather quickly)

 

I might just do it manually since I don't have any other options.

 

I was also thinking of an iphone app that I could just walk around the green and click in data points that I can later on see on a map and just connect my self, also I can just walk all around the green and maybe this iphone app could actually measure if my elevation is changing or not.  Sounds doable to me, but most likely doesn't exist.

 

Oh well! 

 

Don't we already know this???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The center of course.....

post #10 of 13
Anyone tried StrackaLine? I'll attach some demo screenshots. First one is the 3D image of a green. This is #17 at Sawgrass:


Then you place the pin and ball where you want by dragging your finger.


Then you click the putter icon to get info on how to aim your putt.


The app comes with only a few demo greens like this, but has an expanding store as they map the green. The app itself is free.

I also see Aimpoint has an app. I've seen lotsa talk about the Aimpoint course, but not sure if anyone uses the app as a companion.
post #11 of 13
If you learn Aimpoint and put in the time to practice it, you won't ever need an app like this. I don't want to sound all "preachy" but it really is that good.
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

If you learn Aimpoint and put in the time to practice it, you won't ever need an app like this. I don't want to sound all "preachy" but it really is that good.

Did they discuss the Aimpoint app at your class? In the description in the Apple App Store, it makes mention of being a way of implementing the course work. Maybe it has the charts you need ? Dunno. It's $24.99 in the store.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by RandallT View Post


Did they discuss the Aimpoint app at your class? In the description in the Apple App Store, it makes mention of being a way of implementing the course work. Maybe it has the charts you need ? Dunno. It's $24.99 in the store.

 

 

Its probably nice, but honestly its not really needed. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

If you learn Aimpoint and put in the time to practice it, you won't ever need an app like this. I don't want to sound all "preachy" but it really is that good.

 

Unless you are playing putting games with Erik, then you get ripped for using aimpoint :-P

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