iPhone App Gives Golfers Distance to Hole

Golf continues to slide high tech for even the average player.

If you play...and you've got an iPhone... this might be something to check out.

Shotzoom Software just announced the release of Golfshot: Golf GPS rangefinder, available on Apple's App store for iPhone 3G and 3G S.   Golfshot: Golf GPS allows golfers to touch any point on a golf hole to receive distances to and from that point.

According to the company, the golfing community has already embraced the Golfshot Scorecard Application, with user reviews praising its "perfect balance of features and usability." Golfshot: Golf GPS builds on the easy-to-use interface, tour quality statistics, and scorecard share and compare functionality currently available in Golfshot. The GPS capabilities quickly give users a multitude of vantage points and course-specific information, including:

  • Aerial images of golf courses worldwide
  • Exclusive TruePoint positioning to view distances to and from any point on the course
  • Accurate distances to greens, bunkers, water hazards, layups, and more
  • Customized layup distances tailored to a golfer's ideal clubs and distances

"The GPS capabilities in Golfshot: Golf GPS exceed what is available on most stand-alone golf range finder hardware, but at a fraction of the cost," explained Laura Khailany, Vice President of Shotzoom Software. "In this economy, saving up to $400 on a golf GPS range finder is an exceptional value," Khailany added.

Golfshot: Golf GPS has over 15,000 courses available worldwide. Golfers can search for their courses at www.golfshot.com/courses and can request additional courses for free.

The company says the app was "designed by golfers with an eye for simplicity and ease-of-use".  The Golfshot GPS application is priced well below competitive stand-alone golf GPS products and is available in the iTunes App Store, or at www.tinyurl.com/golfshotgps.