SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of Golf Digest's Editor's Choice Awards will be revealed in the May issue and new GAME GOLF LIVE has been chosen as one of the 2016 Best Game Analyzers.
Golfers have looked to Golf Digest's various rankings as the complete service guide for best public courses, resorts and destinations from the 50 states to around the globe. So now, for the first time, Golf Digest has extended its service franchise into rating the best of everything in the total golf lifestyle. These "best of" designations comprise Golf Digest's inaugural Editors' Choice awards.
As one of the best pieces of new gear to add to your game, GAME GOLF LIVE is totally new technology that creates the industry's only wearable real-time shot-tracking system for all smartphones (both iOS/iPhone and Android) and smart watches (Apple and Pebble, Android Wear coming in May). It is the only shot tracker that is allowed in competition play under the Rules of Golf issued by the USGA and R&A and is being used by golf professional, Maria Verchenova, to train for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
"We were the first to create a way for golfers to use stats to analyze their games; and we have been constantly improving our technology based on feedback from our users," said John McGuire, CEO and Founder of GAME GOLF. "As a result, we have the only stat tracker that operates on all mobile and online platforms and is less intrusive than all other analysis devices. When golfers immediately see what happens to their shots on their phones, smart watches or computers, they gain a whole new understanding of what's happening on the course. It's also a great way to make the most of coaching sessions to shave strokes off student's games."
GAME GOLF LIVE uses an updated wearable GPS device that communicates with feather-light sensor tags attached to the top of the grip on each club and an integrated software platform that automatically tracks and captures performance data, in real-time. GAME GOLF LIVE has a powerful rangefinder, so as you set up to hit the ball, you know exactly how far you need to hit, pull the club from your bag, tag the club to the device on your belt, and hit the ball. The data from every shot, including putts, is instantly displayed on your iOS or Android phone and on your smart watch. On courses where you can't use your phone, the information connects to the device; and you can see it on the 19th hole.
Strokes Gained Analysis offers robust metrics off the tee, on approach shots, during the short game and for putting. The system proactively gives you TIPS to interpret Strokes Gained data that will pinpoint improvement opportunities and make recommendations to the golfer on the areas where they should focus their practice time. When viewed on the web, GAME GOLF LIVE Strokes Gained compares a player's most recent rounds to a scratch player's rounds to see how many strokes are lost driving, in fairway play, chipping or putting.
Editing data for accuracy and adding penalties are easy. All playing history and statistics are automatically backed up online. Players are able to share their rounds via email, Facebook and Twitter.
GAME GOLF LIVE's mapping system includes Google Maps, Apple Maps and BING Maps. The platform has over 33,000 courses mapped, more than 700,000 rounds of golf uploaded from more than 125 countries, and has captured data on more than 60 million golf shots.
The PGA of America and Golf Channel are partners in the brand. GAME GOLF LIVE is used by PGA Pros Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, and Chesson Hadley, LET Pros Sophie Walker and Maria Verchenova, professionals and students at Golf Channel Academies, the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and others.
GAME GOLF LIVE retails for $299 US MSRP and does not require any additional service fees. GAME GOLF is currently sold globally in golf specialty shops and more than 800 green grass pro shops; and on #AmazonLaunchpad. For more information or to view videos of GAME GOLF in action, visit GAMEGOLF.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @GAMEGOLF and on Instagram at @GAME_GOLF, #GAMEGOLF.
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