Expensive TeeShot is a bogey for the money

Aug 28, 2009
Misc

As an absolutely terrible golfer, I can use an iPhone app that advertises itself as a golfer’s best friend.  While the $20 TeeShot application for the iPhone does have a few handy features, I would not go so far as to call the app a best, or even good, friend. When you get down to […]

As an absolutely terrible golfer, I can use an iPhone app that advertises itself as a golfer’s best friend.  While the $20 TeeShot application for the iPhone does have a few handy features, I would not go so far as to call the app a best, or even good, friend.

When you get down to it, TeeShot is really just a fancy way for you to chart your golf progress.  The app allows you to keep track of loads of stats – including strokes, putts, fairways made, sand saves – very easily.  The usefulness this app will provide to regular golfers who want to know how well they have played a hole in the past cannot be overstated.

Another positive is the ability to download courses from TeeShot’s website.  New courses are constantly added and the app also includes a handy “create course” feature that is also very user-friendly.

But ease of use was about all I got out of the app.  TeeShot claims to be able to use GPS to measure shot distances, but this was not something I could get to work with any frequency.  Normally, I chalk that kind of thing up as user error, but I read enough reviews with similar complaints to believe it is more of a hit-or-miss feature.

The real crux of this app for me was the price.  At 20 bucks, this is a very expensive way to keep track of my golf game, no matter how fast and easy it is to use.

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If money is not an issue, then you probably will be pleased with TeeShot.  Personally, I think the price is more than a little high for a digital scorecard.

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David Lister

David Lister is a freelance writer in Chicago. He is a former editor and writer at the NationalSportsReview.com and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

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