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GolfLogix is FREE! Quality GPS plus stat tracking, all on your phone. Also, FREE!
The old cliche is, “You get what you pay for.” Clearly the people behind GolfLogix
have never heard this, or perhaps they just hate cliches, because GolfLogix is free and it’s awesome
. Let me tell you why you need to have the #1 golf app on your phone now, if you don’t already.
Ease of Use & Set Up
If you have a smart phone, you know how to download an app, and you know that part is easy. From there, just create an account with GolfLogix
so you can store your stats and check them from your computer.
When you want to play a course, simply select it from the list of over 30,000 courses and download it. You do NOT need a wireless connection for this, and it takes roughly 10 seconds.
Everything else about the app, from GPS function to stat tracking, is super simple. GolfLogix gets a big thumbs up for ease of use.
Accuracy & Performance
There are a couple of things I want to touch on, but let’s start with the GPS function. It’s very good. I will stop short of saying that it’s as precise as a laser rangefinder, but it’s more than adequate for 99.9% of all golfers. At no point during any of my rounds with GolfLogix did I feel that I had been misled about a distance. Additionally, the hole overview that you get is really nice. I’m a long time devotee of laser rangefinders, but it’s hard to argue with the value of seeing that hidden bunker before your ball finds it.
One important thing to note about the GPS function: you do need to turn your phone off between shots or the battery will die. Alternately, bring some kind of mobile charger.
Now, as much as I like GolfLogix for the GPS, I like it even more for the stats. As a coach, I love when my players bring me their stats – it’s a snap shot of their performance and a great way to guide their practice. As a golfer, I love stats because they help me improve. The problem is that keeping stats is a pain. Sure, it’s easy to mark some stats on a scorecard for one round, but what next? Sit at your computer for 15 minutes after the round typing them into an Excel spreadsheet? Unlikely at best. With GolfLogix, keeping stats is much easier. First, you customize the stats that you want to keep. Then, after each hole, you enter what you did (this takes only a few seconds). After the round, your stats are compiled so you can see totals for the round or for your season. I can guarantee that this is something I will be using during every serious round this year, and you should consider doing the same if you’re serious about improving your game.
Have I mentioned yet that GolfLogix is FREE
? It’s hard to beat all this for FREE.
If you choose, you can upgrade to the Champion Membership for $20/year. For this additional fee, you get more yardages on your GPS (standard membership only shows the center of the green), the app is ad free, and more. You can get all the details on the upgrade to Champion Membership HERE
Whether you go with the free membership or the Champion plan, GolfLogix is a great value.
As someone who is both a laser lover and has always refused to bring his phone on the course, GolfLogix
was a tough sell me, but it won me over. I love the ease of use and the stat tracking is excellent. While I won’t be throwing out my beloved Leupold, I will be using GolfLogix to add to my course knowledge, especially at new courses, and to track my stats. I strongly recommend giving this a try, you literally have nothing to lose
GolfLogix is available via the Apple App Store, Google Play, and for Blackberry.
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Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.