saw an advertisement for this new product and was surprised not to find a thread here. i've never experimented with on-course apps that generate statistics, but thought this looked pretty slick.
Here's what looks to be an independent review:
Sleek, Unobtrusive Design
Easy to Tag Shots
Lots of Potential for Future Growth
Incredible Selection of Courses
GPS not always accurate
Round Review Process Tedious
UX Needs Work
Hard to Manually Edit Stats
(Thank you for the thread merger to whoever did it)
I just tried to go to their web site and it triggered all sorts of blocks with the work browser malware filter, so I can't go there from the work site during breaks. Just a heads-up, might be just something out of date on their web site.
So I just checked for local courses with my phone browser and nothing that I'd play shows up. Oh well, interesting concept, I'll have to keep a casual eye open to see if I see anyone using the device locally and will ask them about it.
Have used mine for 3 rounds now and I love it.
It is an absolutely useless gadget for most of the golfing world, but for us (the people who are on forums like this) that are die hard, will love it. It is really easy to use.
Was discussing this with a couple of buddies at work and while they thought the $250 price would probably price them out of the market, we determined this was the perfect "gift" for a golfer. As we all know, everyone loves to give the golfer a golf gift, and this is one of those things that would be a perfect gift.
Happy to answer any specific questions, but what I will tell you is, get ready for some humble pie. Those "average" drives that go 270-300, well, when you actually have all your drives measured (the ones that you don't quiet get all of, the ones that bounce off the tree 50 yards off the fairway, etc.) your average is going to be MUCH less.
They still have some work to do, but the baseline program is a great start. I look for it to get better as most people use it and share feedback on ideas, etc.
This looks like a great device. At $250 it is a little out of price range, but it looks like this works like a charm. I have used golfshot for keeping stats in the past, but I like how I don't have to interupt my game to keep all the information that I want to track. Found this video on YouTube that explains all the basics behind this device.
I have been using mine for about 3 months and I really like it for what I bought it for. My biggest challenge has been pinning down my club distances and this device has helped me zero in on that information.
Another thing I have used it for is to compare my driver performance with individual drivers on the course. I have a few drivers (who doesn't?) that were all fitted on with a track-man/flight-scope and it has been eye-opening to see the actual performance of each on the course. The Game Golf allows you to compare distances for each club to the yard (well as accurate as a GPS can be) and to get an idea of dispersion of shots based on their position on the map (you can view this after the round when you are viewing and editing your round). I have several newer drivers and it was a surprise to see that my best performance on the course (it was the poorest performer in the hitting bay) is with a XHot 10.5 with a UST V2 shaft in it.
My issues: GPS can move you from the front nine to the back nine randomly if two tee boxes are side by side (invalidates the round from a scoring perspective cause you will end up with a bunch of confusing data), the battery needs to be recharged every 18 hole round and lastly the belt clip is fragile and can break easily.
Over all good for this 19 handicapper.
Just played with a coworker who had this. He loves it, he said he averaged 245 off the tee and I was typically passed him by about 10-20 yards so it gives me a decent idea of my average drives. The price is a bit high for me right now but I will definitely keep it in mind when I have more disposable income.