Tech For Life: Mobile gear and apps for golfers

The British Open—or the Open Championship, if you prefer—tees off later this month. And while you’re unlikely to match the shot-making skills of the pros at Muirfield, you have a number of options available for improving your golf game. And most are designed to work with your smartphone.

In this Tech For Life episode, we’ll look at the gadgets and apps that can turn you from a weekend duffer into a scratch golfer. In this episode, we’ll look at:

  • V1 Golf, an iOS and Android app that can record your swing for a little post-round analysis;
  • Rokform Golf Shooter, a plantable pole with an iPhone mount to help you capture your swing with your iPhone’s camera;
  • Golfshot GPS, another iOS and Android app that for keeping track of your scores and stats; and
  • Golfplan with Paul Azinger, which uses your Golfshot GPS data to analyze your game and provide you with video advice.

Even if you prefer to do your golfing in the virtual world, we’ve got you covered with a pair of games—Tiger Woods PGA Tour (available for Android and iOS) and Super Stickman Golf 2 (also for Android and iOS).

Our thanks to the Mill Valley Golf Club for giving us a place to film this video and for keeping a straight face during my backswing.

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