Golf has always embraced technology and in today’s golf, the smartphone is the pinnacle. With tens of thousands of the world’s golf course mapped via GPS (Global Positioning System) golfers can view a course before they play it, after they play it, and even as they play it. The smart phone applications add a whole new dimension to course management, with their eye in the sky, giving the user exact distances in real-time.
Louis Oviedo and Christopher Takimoto, founders of NoteCaddie Mobile Golf, are taking the golf GPS app to the next level. As avid students of the game, they are always searching to find ways to improve and have more fun on the course. Louis and Chris have realized that golf improvement is mainly centered on the swing and increased distance. In addition, they see that course management is often neglected by most players and golf instructors. Their belief that course management is as important to game improvement as a proper swing is way they have made it the foundation for the NoteCaddie app.
“With NoteCaddie, The power of Course Management will be in your hands!”
NoteCaddie incorporates note taking along with GPS mapping to help the weekend warrior better manage their own game as they play. Keeping a record of one’s practice results, club distances, and course results are keys to improvement that most players miss. The NoteCaddie app will put this at your fingertips. As casual golfers or competitive players, we strive to make the game more fun and the guys at NoteCaddie are doing their part.
Can Notes Really Help the Average Golfer?
When you watch the pros on Sunday afternoon, they never make a shot without looking at their note pad. Game management is not something only for the professional golfer, knowing what target line is best for the way you play can make your round. Keeping notes also helps you stay focused on the next shot and limits distractions.
Will Note Taking Hold Up My Group?
The time spent taking a few notes per hole will improve shot, club, and target line selection easily making the investment well worth it. The time it takes a playing partner to make their shot is more than sufficient to update the notes as you play. The NoteCaddie app is being developed to help increase the efficiency of the players note taking and their game at the same time.
Voice to text features limits the typing required by the operator. Easy drawing tools for the greens make accurate notations for break and elevation changes. Template notes, along with GPS information are designed to make the app more efficient for use on the green.
NoteCaddie’s Three Key Areas for Effective Course Management
Hole Notes: Take notes on club selection, areas to avoid, and course conditions. NoteCaddie will also incorporate data from the golfer’s playing style, the distance, and offering recommendations.
Shot Dispersion: The app allows the user to review with color coded shot lines how the hole was played previously. This screen allows the user to see shot trends on a hole, based on how the hole was played in previous rounds. This would permit the player to quickly make a game plan for attacking the hole in the future, the hole’s image can be marked with ‘go zones’ and ‘no zones’ that translate to the GPS ‘main play’ screen.
Green Notes: Green Notes will display a zoomed in graphic of the green, with drawing tools to quickly and easily mark undulations, elevations, breaks, and pin positions. Areas will be provided to note the overall slope of each green and approach shot information.
“Every Single Pro takes GREAT GOLF NOTES.”
The Process of Taking Notes
Taking notes, as a process, is one that improves the golfer’s perception of their game by keeping the player’s thoughts away from the previous shot and toward the next one. The process of note taking aids the player to take a more complete look of the golf course.
Sharing Notes with the NoteCaddie Community
As notes collect in the NoteCaddie system, players will have the opportunity to reference notes that have been taken by other users on different golf courses.
“NoteCaddie can then integrate that data and recommend a club for your next shot. It’s the closest thing to having a professional caddie out on the course, without paying out 10% of your winnings!”
The NoteCaddie app is the development phase and you can be a part of the process by helping found the project via Kickstarter.com. NoteCaddie’s Kickstarter campaign will launch on November 19, 2015, check it out for an opportunity to get some very cool benefits. Click here to see what you get as a backer of the NoteCaddie app. Stay tuned to TheGolfBallGuy.com for updates on the NoteCaddie app.
Just some of the amazing features that NoteCaddie will include:
~ Simple, Effective, Quick Notes on the course. The Cornerstone of the app is the ability to enhance your course management skills by focusing you on the right things on the course, and noting them to take advantage of your experience. Use Voice to text notes, and quickly reference your previous experiences in an efficient and organized way.
~ Past results from each hole visualized. Color coded dispersion that allows you to see where you’ve had the most success, and emulate it.
~ Know your greens. Green notes allow you to note everything from overall slope to likely pin positions. Know every ridge, every undulation, before you hit your approach, so you can knock it close.
~ Recommended Club selection. NoteCaddie will take your profile information and combine it with current location and hole information, as well as your previous experiences, and make recommendations on club selection that are specific to your game.
~ Get great notes on courses you’ve never played! NoteCaddie Community allows you to review notes from players with similar playing style/handicaps, meaning you can play the course like it’s your home course, even your first time on the course.
~ Full GPS Distance capabilities. With distances to the center, front and back of the green, as well as distances to, and carry distances, for hazards. Use the shot tracker to keep track of your club distances and optimize NoteCaddie’s ability to recommend clubs and course notes that fit your game!
~ Robust tracking of your game, stats, and score. Get a deeper understanding of your game, learn your distances for each club, and manage your score all in one place.
“Know every course you play with great golf notes Using the NoteCaddie Mobile Golf app.”
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