SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, the ultimate holiday gift for the golfer in your life is not another club, pair of snazzy pants or goofy animal head-covers. What tops their shopping list is bright red, precision-designed and small enough to stuff into the plaid golf sock that's hung by the chimney with care.
Your golfer will be the envy of his buddies when he shows up for a round with new GAME GOLF LIVE, the world's newest and hottest-selling shot-tracking technology.
GAME GOLF LIVE is packaged in a small device that clips onto your belt and is accompanied by 18 red-hot data-capturing GPS sensors (one for the top of each club + extra). The system is the most revolutionary way to capture all your stats over 18 holes so you can instantly visualize your game, in real-time on your iOS or Android phone.
"Technology has legitimately caught up with the world's oldest sport," exclaimed PGA Professional and U.S. Open Winner, Graeme McDowell. "Just tag your club to the device and swing. This little device automatically tracks all your data and maps it in 3-D, so you literally see your fairway accuracy, greens-in-regulation, trends and tendencies on approach shots, sand saves, and even scrambling percentages. It's so easy. Play with GAME GOLF LIVE one time, and you'll be hooked."
Through the GAME GOLF LIVE system, golfers can compare themselves to friends and even the best players in the world. New Strokes Gained data 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. The system goes one step farther than any other by providing SMART Tips that offer instant access to strengths and weaknesses and where to focus practice time.
GAME GOLF LIVE brings new perspectives and excitement to the game like no other device. "Not only can you see all your data, but you can play for fun and bragging rights against other players," added McDowell. "The system lets you challenge a friend, anywhere in the world, to a virtual skills challenge. You can even challenge me and my buddy, Jim Furyk; then share how you did with family, friends and other GAME GOLFERS through email, Facebook and Twitter. When it's time for a lesson, your coach is able to see your play over time to provide better advice on how to shave strokes off your score."
GAME GOLF LIVE includes a powerful course rangefinder for mapping on Google Maps, Apple Maps and BING Maps. Editing data for accuracy and adding penalties are easy. All playing history and statistics are automatically backed up online. The PGA of America and Golf Channel are partners in the brand.
"When we introduced GAME GOLF, we wanted to give golfers, of all abilities, easy access to the data about their games that was previously only available and used by professionals," said John McGuire, CEO of GAME GOLF. "For less than the cost of adding a new driver to your bag, we're raising the bar, improving your game and increasing your enjoyment on the course."
GAME GOLF LIVE retails for $299 US MSRP and will not require any additional service fees. GAME GOLF is currently sold in Apple Stores (Europe), Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland; golf specialty shops; on #AmazonLaunchpad; and in more than 800 green grass pro shops worldwide. Integration with Apple Watch, Pebble and Android Wear is coming soon. For more information or to view videos of GAME GOLF in action, visit GAMEGOLF.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @GAMEGOLF, #GAMEGOLF.
ABOUT GAME GOLF
GAME GOLF is a wholly-owned trademark of ACTIVE MIND TECHNOLOGY, Inc., a San Francisco based company that is building a data analytics platform for the sports industry. Active Minds' first product was GAME GOLF. The GAME GOLF platform has over 33,000 courses mapped, over 550,000 rounds of golf uploaded in more than 100 countries, and has captured 40 million golf shots. GAME GOLF is permitted under the Rules of Golf by the USGA and R&A for use in competition. It is endorsed by golf Professionals Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, Chesson Hadley and Sophie Walker. It has been adopted by leading Coaches and Golf Instructors. It is also backed by the PGA of America.
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