The game golf one was the worst on battery of the free apps i tried. It burns through 70% of my battery just for one round. It also the most lag and inaccurate yardages of the free GPS apps i tried. The range finder didn't work too well on my watch, either. The SXS Golf GPS app was the best on battery. Only around 30% or so. Ive used at least 4 different apps that i can think of (Game Golf, Golf Card GPS, SwingXSwing, Hole 19) for at least for two rounds and i found that the SXS app was also the most accurate and had the least lag. Still not as accurate as a stand alone GPS or rangefinder, though.
Regardless of the exact format, I would like to see more of a true playoff. Everyone in the playoffs is on equal footing, but far few players actually make the playoff. Maybe just the top 30 from the regular season. That would take care of rewarding regular season play.
Then they play 3 regular events or whatever, either widdling them down further or just accumulating points or maybe cumulative score. My preferred system would be everyone plays two playoff events, then there is a big cut for the final. Maybe top 10. Now the winner of that 10 man tourney wins it all. Or maybe even top 8 for a mini match play bracket.