Today Blogger posted a Paul Azinger video clip. This is actually part of the Golfplan with Paul Azinger app for iPhone/iPad. That app is part of a suite of golfapp from a company called Shotzoom.
Shotzoom’s 3 apps are:
Golfshot ($30) - GPS and Score & Statistics keeper
Golfscape ($10) - A virtual heads-up display for the golf course to show you the distance and location of hazards and targets
Golfplan with Paul Azinger ($5) - uses the statistics gathered from Golfshot to build a training plan, complete with drills and howto videos
There is actually a fourth app - Tiger Woods My Swing. However, I don’t think this is integrated with the other apps.
Golfshot and Golfplan are also both dual iPhone/iPad apps - as long as you use these under the same iTunes account, you only pay once to use them on both devices (and other iOS devices you have under your account). Both are designed to fully use either platform - so much so, that the entire layout for Golfshot is adjusted for the larger format of the iPad. With scorecards and statistics kept in your Shotzoom/Golfshot account, you can access your full record from either device. I use Golfshot on the iPhone while I am playing to record statistics, and then I use Golfshot on the iPad to do my analysis - further, if you go to the web, there is an even deeper analysis you can perform.
While generally, I will use a laser for targeting the flag, I will use Golfshot’s GPS for distances to other targets and hazards while I am playing, and for a quick glance to get the middle of the green distance if I think the flag is hugging a side of the green.
Mostly, I use Golfshot for score and statistics keeping. At the conclusion of your hole, you record your score, your putts, sand and penalty shots, what club you used from the tee, and then whether your tee shot was short, long, left, right, or a fairway hit. All these statisics are then shown on your scorecard, and if you choose to, recorded for posterity and later retrieval on your Shotzoom account (free account). The statistics are pretty detailed and will, when you provide your index, show how you compare to others of your index.
You can also track your partners scores. The default is to just record their score and putts, but you can, as you add contacts into the app, choose to record other stats as well. If you have provided their email address (and you can pull from your iPhone contact list) - then it will email them a scorecard at the conclusion of the round. You can also take a group picture. The last option is if you wish to share your scorecard on Facebook or Twitter.
Golfshot itself is a very rich experience. I did not play $30 for this, instead I got it long ago when it was less fully featured and was on a promo price, but if there is one app I would say is worth this price, it is Golfshot, even if it was just for iPhone. The fact that it is a single buy for both iPhone and iPad makes it well worth the money. As an iOS fan, I really appreciate when a company makes a single app for both devices - and when they do more than just make the screen larger it is a real treat.
This first iPhone screenshot is of the GPS functionality, where you can select a layup area and it tells you the distance to your target, and the distance from there to the green.