Looking for a Golf App

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by SurfPro, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. SurfPro macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a good golf GPS app for the Apple Watch that displays yardage to hazards in addition to front, middle, and back pin placements. I tried using the GolfNow app and others but they were very slow to refresh or just didn't work. I also don't want to pay for a subscription. Suggestions please?
     
  2. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried this app out in the wild? If so, is it any good?
     
  3. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    I have tried many, but still prefer Fungolf http://www.fungolf.com
    Yes, it is either subscription or lifetime purchase which I bought.
    Old adage - you get what you pay for!
     
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I've used the iPhone version for years. The watch version still uses the GPS on the phone so I've actually switched to FunGolf, but you asked for FREE, and FunGolf isn't free.
     
  5. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    Yes I read the original post - he said "no subscription" not "free".
    Hence my reply about Fungolf, you can buy "lifetime" which kills "subscription"
    If someone wants free get Hole 19 http://www.hole19golf.com
     
  6. SurfPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all. I've tried several. Unfortunately they don't utilize the gps in the watch yet - some are working on it. I have to sync on the watch or use the phone which defeats the purpose of the watch. Happy New Year!
     
  7. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    Not correct, Fungolf uses the watch GPS:
    http://www.fungolf.com/#watch
    "You own an Apple Watch Series 2 ? FunGolf knows how to use its internal GPS. The distance we show is measured against yourself, not the iPhone you left in the golf cart."
     
  8. SurfPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ibarnett thank you! Now if the rain will subside so I could get out and try it. :)
     
  9. lemieuxfan67 macrumors member

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    I was looking for the lifetime subscription for this but only saw monthly or yearly options. Where did you find it?
     
  10. SurfPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't see a "lifetime" subscription but paid the $19.99 for a year. I'll hit FunGolf's customer service team though. Maybe they have one that's undocumented.
     
  11. ibarnett macrumors regular

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    It appears they have revamped their charges/subs again. Originally there was no way to trial at all, it seems now there is a cheap option to trial & then only an annual sub. Glad I jumped in with the lifetime when I did!
     
  12. zohaali146 macrumors regular

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    check this link https://www.iphonelife.com/content/15-best-golf-apps-every-golfer-needs
    you may find something useful
     
  13. SurfPro thread starter macrumors newbie

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