Hole19, the multi-functional golf app, has launched a new shot-tracking feature for Apple Watch in celebration of hitting three million registered users worldwide.
The new feature allows golfers with an Apple Watch to accurately measure the distance of a shot on their wrist immediately after their strike, watching the tracker count the distance as they walk the fairway to play their next shot.
The latest update was added as a result of user feedback to ensure Hole19 is offering an effortless product to use on-course, to aid speed of play, and become an asset to all golfers globally.
After a player’s shot has been successfully tracked, they register the club used and the resultant lie before saving the shot. The data will then automatically save to the member’s Club Stats section within the Hole19 app, giving them an insight into all the clubs in their bag. This allows members to see average distances to improve club selection and shoot lower scores. Since its launch, Hole19 users have seen on average, a three-shot saving each year they use the app.
Ben Hacker, Hole19’s Head of Marketing, said: “We are delighted to be able to give something back to our members after reaching the mammoth total of three million users worldwide. As the biggest community in golf, we want to continue to innovate and offer on-course support to our members, in the easiest formats possible.
“Knowing how far you hit your clubs is the fastest way to lower your scores. There is nothing more frustrating than hitting the ball out of the middle of the club, only to see it fly over the green or come up short because you had the wrong club in your hands. With Shot Tracker on Apple watch, we can now allow golfers to track this important data quickly and easily without needing to get their phones out.”
Hole19 is also launching a new competition, which UK-based golfers can compete from any UK course, for the chance to be crowned the inaugural ‘Hole19 Majors Champion‘. The national tournament sees round one open to all
users participants in July. Round two will then take place in August for the top 50, before the Final Round, for nine players, takes place at The Shire London.
Shot Tracker arrives as the perfect accompaniment to other game-changing Apple Watch features including Watch Scoring, Auto-Change Hole and GPS Yardages. The complete collection of watch essentials can be accessed as part of a Premium Pro subscription – which also unlocks Hole19’s full suite of game-enhancing features – or after purchasing the standalone Lite for Wearables package.
The Hole19 golf app gives golfers the ability to plan and manage their rounds, while statistical post-round evaluation assists in the ongoing quest for golfing improvement.
To download the Hole19 app for free, visit the App Store or Play Store.