Golf apps galore in the summertime

by Dan Kricke

It’s finally warm enough to take the clubs out on a regular basis. Whether you’re a PGA fanatic or a novice to the sport, there are plenty of apps that would make a fine companion to a weekend spent on the back nine. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Golf^

You might not think there’s a lot to golf, but you’d be very wrong. Golf^ aims to show just how wrong by providing a number of interesting facts about the game. Now avid players who don’t know the history of the sport can catch up with an app full of facts. Each fact can easily be shared with friends so they can learn a thing or two about the game as well.

Swing by Swing

Golfers who are also avid gamers may have been spoiled by games like Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, which let you know the exact course layout and distance to the pin before you even take a single swing. The Swing by Swing app gives real courses that same video game flavor by providing the distance data for more than 34,000 courses. You can even keep track of your score and putting on any course in the world.

Let’s Golf 3

Golfers who prefer a digital approach to the sport will enjoy Let’s Golf 3. LG3 lets players golf in exotic locales like the Great Wall of China and outer space. The game can be played with up to three other friends, too, even using the same iPhone. Players can customize their LG3 avatars to their liking and dress their golfer up in a number of unique outfits, as well.

Golf Channel

Fanatics of PGA & LPGA action shouldn’t be without the Golf Channel app. With Golf Channel you’ll see leaderboards for all the significant tournaments in addition to video clips that will bring you right to the course. Golf Channel also has frequent live chats that you can participate in as well as columns and blogs written by golf experts. You can even follow specific players that matter most to you to see how they’re doing in the tournaments.

Flick Golf!

Flick Golf! is one of those games that even non-gamers will find themselves hooked on in no time. Flick Golf! features a number of custom-made courses that players try to score on just by flicking their finger over the iPhone screen. Much like other flick sports titles, Flick Golf! Is easy to play and difficult to master, especially when wind starts to push the golf ball around in the air. Whether you’re attempting a perfect score in the game’s quickshot mode or playing a World Tour to try and get your name high up on the leader board, Flick Golf! Will keep you coming back for more.

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