GolfPlan with Paul Azinger – was also one of the earliest golf apps I acquired and is still a regular favourite – here’s why:
what I like about it the most
- being a statistics junkie I was keen to make good use of what I was collecting in GolfShot to show me what I needed to work on.
- it compares your GolfShot statistics to others at your handicap level, so you can see how you stack up across different areas of your game.
- it analyses your strengths and weaknesses based on these and presents a customised and structured practice plan with a set of progressive drills to help.
- there is a huge library of video drills – over 60 – from Paul Azinger, both for indoors and outdoors
- videos are available in HD.
- you can keep track of progress as you work through the plan.
- it’s Paul Azinger 😉
what I like about it the least
- there’s not much not to like, the only thing I would say is that some of the drills didn’t quite fit with my then golf coach’s recommendations
need to know
- GolfPlan contains in-app purchases for the Indoor Drills – and for the HD versions of the videos.
- what’s cool is that you can change your handicap in GolfShot to what your aiming for, re-sync and compare your current performance with where you really want to be – which helps to confirm exactly what to focus on (see below for how).
- in my opinion, making use of your personal golfing statistics in this way is one of the most useful features and puts this golf practice app in a category of its own.
- incredibly useful – particularly if you also use GolfShot -as it helps you to focus where it counts
- the only golf practice app of its kind – thoroughly recommended – 4.75 stars!
(tip: how to use GolfPlan and GolfShot as a What-If tool to highlight what to focus on to improve your handicap)
- start your GolfShot app
- go to the Account page
- under the “Golfer Information” section select “Handicap”
- change your Handicap to where you want it to be
- press SAVE – you’ll be taken back to the Account page
- press SYNC
- now you can launch GolfPlan
- sign-out of it if you are signed in
- sign back in again
- press ANALYZE STATISTICS
- Voila! You can now see your current performance vs. where you need to be, not just compared with those already at your level.
- (remember to change it back to your official handicap index though before you use GolfShot again during a handicap scoring game, otherwise you may disadvantage yourself 😉