I am going to start at today and retrace the year from here. As I write there is one day left in September and I just finished a nice late in the day round at Jack Tone golf in Ripon, CA.
This season has been one with a lot of changes. One of the big changes is the demise of French Camp golf. What was a nice 18 hole target golf course was turned into a 9 hole monster ball eater. I took some friends there in the spring, because they had heard me touting the course in the past, that was the last round I played there.
I have replaced French Camp with Jack Tone, also an 18 hole target golf course with lots of great par 3’s, a few par 4’s, and one par 5.
The other big change this season has to do with technology. No, it is not a new driver or putter or even ball, though all that stuff has gotten better too. This season it was my purchase of an iPhone. I hear you since when can a phone help your golf game? Well since they started putting GPS capabilities in phones and allowed folks to write applications for the phone. It didn’t take long for companies to port golf GPS range finders to the iPhone. The one I tried is Golfshot GPS for $25 in the iTunes store. www.golfshot.com The beauty of this app is that the $25 price tag is a flat one-time fee, no recurring anual fees or subscriptions. That right there beats the heck out of Skycaddie and Golflinks stand alone GPS rangefinders. But best of all it works great and it has really changed the way I play and keep track of my stats.
Here are some examples of the online stats that Golfshot keeps for you.