GolfTraxxSo I went golfing a few days back and decided to give GolfTraxx another go.  If you remember my first report on it.. beware of rant.. I was not impressed.  So this time I tried it at another course in Sacramento and it seemed to work on some holes, not on others.  The only thing I could figure is;  since they switched the front 9 and the back 9, I somehow messed up converting the hole order (which I somewhat doubt since I had my brother download the same app and give it a try.. his was not even close), or they just have 1 hole messed up, and it happens to be where the links link up with each other for a switchback and a short par 3. 

Either way, I was still annoyed when it did not work.. but where it did.. the value add was great!  Knowing exactly the distance (well as exact as an iphone is going to give you) to the green is quite useful on the second shot.  1/2 way through the round, my brother downloaded bGolfMemoir and started putting in the data as we played.  Hopefully he will get out there again and get the holes we missed.  Will be curious to see how well that works.  As for me, the next time I’m out there I’ll play 18 holes and take notes as to where it worked and where it failed.  If I can get at least 80% functional, it will be worth it.

11 comments on “GolfTraxx… Not as FAIL as the first time… So, semi FAIL

  • I purchased an itouch to use golftraxx at my local golf courses. itouch will not allow m to install golftraxx. Will my iTouch work with golftraxx? iTouch is just a small computer to me if I cannot use this feature.

  • As far as I know, it will not unless you jailbreak the ipod and then find a way to get the application to use a 3rd party GPS system. The ipod does not come with GPS but instead using tower distance est. Not very good and useless for golf. You can keep your eyes open on the xGPS project and GOMITE's locoGPS efforts. I've written about xGPS on this blog, so search for that word.

  • since golftraxx is still adding these courses for free…maybe you ought to just let them know when you find a course with problems…instead of just complaining…sounds like you enjoy the product on courses once they are set up…..just a thought…

  • Just complaining? Perhaps you should re-read the end of the post. There is a lot of promise here if they can keep the data straight, and I did not take notes as to which holes worked and which did not since I was trying it as an experiment.

  • You will see that all the holes are infact in order on the course. If all the holes ARE on the correct course, and in the correct order, as it fully appears they are, then, other than a device or user error, GolfTraxx would NOT report 20,000+ yards. There is not anywhere near 20,000 yards distance between ANY two holes on the course. Faulty usage perhaps more likely…

    • This was over a year ago, so I do not remember exactly what happened, however, I do remember trying it a few times trying to understand what was wrong, AND on some holes it DID work. So although its quite possible its user error, it could more likely be the fact they made changes to the golf course recently (as I pointed out) and thus the app got confused. I also had my brother down the app and try it and it did not fully work for him either. But again, this was when the app first came out, so odds are they have the bugs worked out.

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