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Best golf app?

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What's the best golf app. Want one with a one time fee. Don't want to have to pay an annual fee unless its cheap. Need one that works with both iPhone and android operating systems for my buddy since he refuses to swap to iOS. Would like to keep my stats on my phone while he keeps his stats on his phone that way one of us is not constantly on the phone punching in stats for both of us.
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Golflogix but not sure if it is on android but it's free. Just have to pay if you want to use club tracking. They should probably pay me by now.
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I am also curious to everyone's answers here.  I am looking for an Android app that I can use to keep score and stats.  I need something I can track on my computer and not just my phone.  The GPS is also important as I do not have a laser rangefinder yet.  Currently I am using Golfpad but I heard some good things about swing by swing.

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I have been using Swing by Swing (free version) for over a year. It is quite good for score keeping and some statistics. You can look at your stats on the computer and link friends so the stats go to their account if one person is keeping score. I think they have both iOS and Android versions (I use iOS). I bought a Pebble watch recently and look forward to trying that out with the app this weekend. Their video on the Pebble integration looks pretty cool.
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I have been using Hole19 Golf. Not sure if it's available on android, but it's free, simple and keeps your basic stats for you. Worth a shot
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StrikerGolf!

Ok, so honestly I'm the guy he is talking about with the android, but it does seem like StrikerGolf could be what we were looking for and I'd like to throw it out there that it exists.  May be what someone else is looking for too.  It looks to be a one time $20 fee to track stats, I'm ok with that.  We're going to try it out sunday and see how it goes.

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I like swingbyswing, the issue I am having with it is that I find if my friend scores me, even with my name linked by email, it doesn't update my stats, so then all of us have to score every round.

Another app which is fun called "fantasygolfApp" or the free version is "fantasygolfAppLite" which is good because only one person needs to score and then not only does it update everyones stats but you can also see yours and you friends stats on your phone. Note that this isn't a normal golf scoring app, my friends and I just found it. It gives you points for fairway hits, greens in reg, you lose points for bunkers and stuff like that, it's pretty fun..

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another vote for Hole 19...

they just launched an android version a few months ago after only having an iPhone version for the longest

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I just downloaded the Game Golf app on my phone. At first, I didn't want to download it because I figured I would need the Game Golf device (the belt attachment and club sensors), but this seemed to work really well without em. It tracked my shots and was pretty easy to use. I still think I prefer Hole 19, but I was thoroughly impressed with the Game Golf app as well

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I played around with a few before sticking to GolfLogix. I really like how you can map courses and plan shots, track progress, etc. I know the other apps do the same thing, I just liked the mechanics and graphics better.

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The best 2 I've used are golfshot and game golf. Both are great for gps. I'd give the edge to Game Golf if you are looking to keep very detailed stats of each shot you hit. If you are looking for keeping score and basic stats like gir then golfshot is perfect.
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I got onto the GolfLogix mailing list when I downloaded the free version. After a few months, they offered the upgraded membership for $10 (regularly $20). For ten bucks, it was an easy choice. When it came time to renew, they wanted the $20. I put it off, and then a month or so later, the $10 offer returned. So it's not exactly a one time fee, but cheap enough if you time the offers right.
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I bought a Pebble watch recently and look forward to trying that out with the app this weekend. Their video on the Pebble integration looks pretty cool.

Looks like Swing by Swing may not be around for much longer: http://forums.getpebble.com/discussion/12393/swing-by-swing-golf/p3

Does anyone have any recommendations for scoring apps for iPhone that work with the Pebble Smart Watch?

I was looking at Golf Pad, but they want a $9.99 annual subscription to use the watch app.  I like some of the other features included with the subscription, but am curious if anyone else has experience using scoring apps with the Pebble Watch and the pros/cons of each.

Thanks!

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I used oobgolf for a while.  I have about 7 years worth of scores in there, and probably 4 years that I was tracking some of their more detailed stats.  Unfortunately, oobgolf was sold to SkyGolf360.  Now I am not sure what to do.  Worst part is that you can only export your data to skygolf (and only very limited data at that).  I copied all my scores to an excel file, but that doesn't show most stats or even the course ratings.

I have gamegolf but have been underwhelmed by the stat tracking.  It does as much or more than most apps, but not as much as oobgolf.  Unless I can find a better replacement, I'll just stick with gamegolf.

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I have used both SwingBySwing and GameGolf apps. I found both of them pretty usefull. SwingBySwing has a free version but to get all the stats you probably want from it, it costs $15 a year I think. GameGolf has a free app that keeps pretty much every stat you would want and also allows you to compare stats with pros, friends, or other players of your caliber.

The one thing I like about SwingBySwing over GameGolf is that you can choose to track whichever shots you want, and at the end of each hole you can enter your score, number of putts, drive direction (straight, left, right), whether you were in the sand, and whether you had any penalty strokes.

GameGolf automatically does all of those things for you which is nice, but you have to track every shot which I find becomes a little tedious after a while. However if you goal is to track every shot anyway, then the GameGolf app is probably easier.

I use both in different situations. If the course is crowded I use swing by swing and track shots where it won't cause me to hold people up and I can then enter all of the hole information while walking to the next tee box or waiting on the group ahead of me. If the course is pretty empty I use game golf. But if a group is waiting on me in the fairway, I can't get my game golf out, record my 12 yard chip shot, take the flag out, walk to my ball, take my phone out, record my 10 ft putt, walk to my ball, take my phone out, and record my 1 ft tap in.

TL;DR: I would recommend both Swing By Swing and GameGolf apps. GameGolf is free and more thorough. Swing By Swing costs $15 a year but is good if the course is crowded or you just don't want to fiddle with your phone after every single shot. I'm sure there are other good apps out there too, but those are the two I have used and my opinions of them.

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