Chances are in any of your last couple of rounds of golf you’ve encountered someone using their mobile device to obtain some sort information to help them through the round. In this modern era of golf that we are in there seems to be a new “must have” phone app every week.
In order to be competitive in this market there are certain standards that have to be met. The software has to be user friendly, visually enticing, affordable and most of all it has to work.
Mobitee’s Mobile Golf Assistant is one of the newer apps on the market that fits the bill.
As far as an on course GPS tool the Mobitee app is outstanding. Courses take no time to download and in a manner of minutes you have a very nice aerial view of the hole you’re playing.
A white line that stretched from the tee to the green will give you the yardage of the hole and a simple touch and drag will allow you to obtain the distance to a specific spot. For an example in the picture below we have an ariel of the 1st hole from The Revere Concord course in Henderson. You can see that a 250 yard tee shot will leave you an approach shot of 107 yards. You can drag the circle all over the screen gauging distances to the bunkers, water hazards or if you play the hole backwards like I try to do you can determine the length needed off the tee to reach a more comfortable approach shot.
You can also update the clubs you use and change the distances you hit them, which is a handy feature because the app will then auto select a club for you based on your yardage to the center of the green.
There is also a club tracking feature within the Mobitee app. I tried it out a few times and it works pretty well. I spend so much time at the range I have a real good grasp on my distances so this is one of the features I won’t be utilizing, but it’s a great feature that is included in the app. Even better about this part of the app is later on you can review the shots you tracked based on the club. Here is an example of a 5iron I hit from the tee.
I have to admit, I wasn’t a big fan of the club tracking feature and it was mainly in part to a few other apps that I have used that just failed miserably in this department. But, as I’ve used the Mobitee more I’m really starting to get a feel for the how it works and how you can utilize to asses how well you maintaining your distances under different circumstances.
In an attempt to make this your one and only electronic device for the round Mobitee also offers a scoring feature and they did something unique, they made two versions of the scoring section within the app. If you just want to track your score and your putts there is an “easy” version that does just that. If you’re like me though and want to have some more statistical information about your round you’ll want to give the “expert” version a try. Unlike any other scoring app I’ve used this one took a little getting used to but once I got the hang of it putting in my scores was quite simple.
For $24.99 you’ll receive an aerial image of each hole (provided by google) you play, a GPS yardage indicator you can use to calculate distance to and from the green, a shot tracker where you can track the distances for each club and a score card that will configure your handicap. All of that conveniently located within your smart phone. Not a bad deal. There not annual fees or updates that will cost you any additional funds and with Facebook integration sharing your scores is simple and fun.
Tired at looking at all those ads from the free GPS apps? Then give mobitee a try and I’m sure you’ll find that for $24.99 you’re getting a lot of tools at a reasonable price.
Mobitee Website is here.