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Is There an App Better Than Golfshot?

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In 2012-2014, the best golf app I could find for score keeping and yardages was Golfshot.  I'm curious, in 2020, has something come along since that's better?  Primary use is for tracking rounds, basic statistics are sufficient, and providing yardage remaining.

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4 minutes ago, Chris Stewart said:

In 2012-2014, the best golf app I could find for score keeping and yardages was Golfshot.  I'm curious, in 2020, has something come along since that's better?  Primary use is for tracking rounds, basic statistics are sufficient, and providing yardage remaining.

I think people like Arccos. I use the V1 golf app V1 Game and it’s fine. It uses your phone which some people don’t like but it’s worked well for me.

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@Vinsk the reviews on Android are rough.  It looks ideal.  The marketing videos on their website are great.  It seems like the app requires the sensors and doesn't do score keeping and distances without the full package.  $180 right out of the gate feels aggressive, especially considering the reviews.  I'd be curious to hear from people using it on Android before making that plunge.

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I use Arccos, and have Golfshot (use as a backup if I don’t want to use Arccos). But take a look at 18 birdies or hole19.

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I also use Arccos. I had some troubles with it to begin with. First, they were using an old map for the course I play. I sent them all the info they needed to fix it but, though they responded quickly, it did take a while before it was fixed. Fortunately (???), golf was shut down during this time so wasn't too big of a deal. The app was also missing quite a few of my shots in the beginning (after golf opened up again and they fixed the mapping issue). I did some sleuthing on their site and figured out that I was putting my android phone in my pocket with the microphone against my thigh. Since the sensors communicate with the phone via ultrasound it was understandably missing some of my shots. I now place the phone in my pocket with the microphone out and it rarely misses a shot. I'm still learning to use it but do like it a lot.

I have also used the app called GolfLogix. I liked it and can recommend it if you're not against using your phone a lot during your round. It's got a great GPS and gives distances to all the hazards but you do have to enter each club hit for club tracking. The drill is to enter the club you're going to use and hit your tee shot. Got to where the ball is and, in the app, choose the next club you're going to use. The app automatically figures out how far your last shot was. After hitting your next (and any subsequent shots) do the same drill. When you finish the hole you enter your score and the number of putts. You can also choose to enter whether or not you hit the fairway and several other options. It's more difficult to write about than it is to use - once you get used to it. I could do the entries while I was driving the cart to the next hole. When you're done you can review you stats for each round you've played as well as view overall stats. It doesn't have the level of detail that the Arccos app does but it is cheaper.

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I've really been enjoying the TaylorMade "myRoundPro" app. I initially was using it on my phone, but always liked using a watch more, so I bought a Samsung watch, for which the TaylorMade app is available. It tracks clubs, SG in all departments (and against pro, scratch, 5, 10, 15, and 20 handicaps), and is generally all around good as a GPS. I don't have experience with any other apps, but I quite like this one.

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I've use Golfshot, Golflogix and TheGrint on my Android phone.   My preference was Golflogix because it used a graphic image instead of the actual GPS and was easier to see in direct sunlight.   I really didn't notice much difference between the three.  I currently don't use a golf app on my phone although I have TheGrint installed.  I use my Game Golf Live and it works great.   I don't use the Game Golf phone app.  I do use TheGrint (online) to get more data but only after the round is completed.   For distances, I use a Leupold range finder. 

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I use the Game Golf app, (not the club tags and belt unit), and am happy with it.  I also use TheGrint after the round.  Game Golf is fine for GPS and keeps score on the course while keeping club statistics when you tag your shots.  The app allows you to tag shots manually on the phone which is very easy to do if you are already checking your phone for distances.  TheGrint is great for scoring stats.

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18 Birdies works great. When I play with my clubs that don't have the Arccos Sensors in them, this is what I use. 

I'm a huge Arccos fan. Yes, I have Android. I refuse to buy phones from the Evil Empire... but that's another story.

You may want to read this:

 

When you get done with that. This one is good too:

https://thesandtrap.com/forums/topic/79247-arccos-game-tracking-device-looking-for-input/?tab=comments#comment-1025899

 

 

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I tried 18birdies yesterday and it's also good. A little busy in the menus if you're just interested in scoring a round of golf, but it's good.

The one issue I had with it was getting quick GPS updates as I walked up to the tee box from the cart. It seemed to stick at the cart instead of updating where I was as I neared the tee box. I looked all over for a setting to be more aggressive on GPS updates, but I found none. I'm curious if any of you have noticed that?

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I am a big fan of Hole 19, after using golflogix for a number of years.  

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