• This iPhone-only professional photographer is the future of sports photography

    This iPhone-only professional photographer is the future of sports photography

    Picture a professional sports photographer. What do you see? Someone in a beige vest hidden behind a giant, telescopic camera stationed in the back of an end zone? How about someone standing in a throng of spectators with only an iPhone 6s Plus in their hands and a battery pack in their pocket? No? Well meet Brad Mangin. Brad has been a professional sports photographer for over two… Read More

  • Stream the 2016 Masters golf tournament from your iPad

    Stream the 2016 Masters golf tournament from your iPad

    Today Augusta announced the newest iteration of their iPad app for the 2016 Masters Tournament, which offers a live broadcast of all four tournament days. While the app was built from the ground up by IBM Interactive Experience to work on all iPads, the update has some new features designed to take advantage of the new iPad Pro’s larger, 12.9 inch display. For example, this… Read More

  • Rakuten will test drone delivery on golf course after investing in Japanese drone firm

    Rakuten will test drone delivery on golf course after investing in Japanese drone firm

    Japan’s Rakuten is joining e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba with a foray into drones. The Tokyo-based company, Japan’s largest e-commerce firm, revealed this week that it has invested in a done maker and it revealed plans to begin field trials in a unlucky place… the golf course. Read More

  • GAME Golf Rolls Out A New Live Golf Shot Tracker

    GAME Golf Rolls Out A New Live Golf Shot Tracker

    John McGuire had never golfed before, but he had a background in sports psychology and big data. And it was that combination that eventually drove him to start Active Mind Technology, a sports technology company that first launched with a golf shot-tracking product. Now Active Mind Technology is coming out today with an updated live-tracking golf shot device that attaches to golf clubs and… Read More

  • The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a standalone service (well…maybe five years from now.) And now, golf fans are getting a digital subscription service of their own, with the debut of the PGA TOUR LIVE’s new online and… Read More

  • HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image

    HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image

    HTC’s high-end efforts have garnered plenty of love lately (and rightfully so, I think), but devices like the once-mysterious HTC Golf prove that the company isn’t through churning out lower-tier handsets. The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Golf’s existence was first revealed a few months ago when a not-terribly-great picture taken with its five-megapixel rear camera started… Read More

  • Golf Connection: Web-Connected Golf Simulator (Video)

    Golf Connection: Web-Connected Golf Simulator (Video)

    Konami isn’t just a video game maker. The company is also in the business of producing amusement machines (mainly for the Japanese market), and recently showcased its newest model: the aptly named Golf Connection [JP]. “Virtual golf simulators” like this aren’t new, but Konami’s version (which is based on a high-speed camera and two sensors) has a few… Read More

  • U.S. Open Golf Site Draws 518 Percent Increase In Mobile Visitors

    Mobile Web usage continues to grow by leaps and bounds as smartphones with large touch screens become the new normal. One quick data point comes from the United States Golf Association and IBM, which runs its Websites. During the 2010 U.S. Open golf tournament last week, 1.7 million people visited the U.S. Open’s mobile site, a 518 percent increase from last year. In contrast, the… Read More

  • Chip Shotz Desktop Golf Game: You know it’s fun because there’s a Z in the name

    When it’s winter outside, you can’t play golf! There’s not even a close substitute. I mean, what are you going to do? Play it as a video game or something? Name me one golf video game! No, for those of us going absolutely bat-shit stir crazy waiting for winter to end, maybe this $13 desktop golf set will help. Read More

  • Mantys is part motorized scooter, part golf cart, and a pinch of Segway

    Oh I like this very much. Very much indeed. The Mantys (or “MANTYS” as the company shouts) is a personal motorized golf cart that’s steered simply by shifting your weight. It weighs just 45 pounds, has a top speed of 12.5 miles per hour, and can go for 36 holes before needing to be recharged. At the end of the day, the Mantys folds down for easy transport. Read More

  • EA sticking with Tiger Woods for PGA Tour 11 game due out in June

    After Tiger Woods’ personal indiscretions became public, the championship golfer found himself suddenly devoid of most major sponsorship deals. One of the last big holdouts has been Electronic Arts, makers of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of golf games. It’s now been revealed that the company will definitely be standing by Woods, with the next version of the console game to be… Read More

  • EA Sports conducts survey to see what people think of Tiger Woods

    EA Sports has been one of the last holdouts to stand by its sponsorship of Tiger Woods, the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series being one of the company’s more popular franchises. However, a recent survey seems to indicate that EA may be hedging its Tiger-themed bets a bit. One of the survey questions, in particular, is pretty straightforward: “Has the controversy made you more or less… Read More

  • AT&T drops Tiger Woods sponsorship

    Gotta hand it to Bloomberg for this riveting one-sentence article written by two people. “AT&T Inc. is ending its sponsorship agreement with golfer Tiger Woods, company spokesman Michael Coe said in an e-mailed statement.” I don’t recall seeing Woods in any TV or print commercials for AT&T but he definitely had a few big, fat AT&T logos on his golf bag. The… Read More

  • Golf Ball Launcher replaces golf clubs, skill

    The most rewarding and infuriating aspect of golf is that it takes a LOT of time and patience to get good at it. As Americans, should we continue to let the challenge of golf trample upon our freedom to easily and quickly excel at the sport? NO! Read More

  • Video putt putt game is really expensive

    Putt putt fanatics, start saving up for your own in-home virtual miniature golf arcade game – at $6,900 plus $550 for shipping, you could probably build an actual course in your backyard for far cheaper. Read More

  • Behind the scenes look at PGA Tour’s ‘ShotLink’ technology

      Pretty interesting behind the scenes article and video over at Sandbox8 about how the seemingly endless stream of statistical data flows around the course at a PGA Tour event. Most of the data is gathered by on-course volunteers armed with various portable survey equipment and wireless devices. Read More

  • An early look at Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online

    If you groaned a groaning groan at the announcement that the PC version of Tiger Woods would be online-only, cheer up. I played around with the beta for a while yesterday and came away impressed. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Golf GPS rangefinder for $99

    Amazon’s got a pretty decent deal on a golf yardage GPS unit at $99. I can’t say I care for the $35 yearly fee that enables you to download new courses but if you play the same courses over and over again, you can download them once without the need to renew the service year after year. Read More

  • Golfers Mug combines coffee and putting

    Ah the Golfers Mug: such a simple idea. Drink your coffee and then lay the mug on the floor flat-side down for a little putting practice before you tackle the day ahead. Read More

  • Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii) with MotionPlus

    Short Version: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 with the Wii MotionPlus accessory is the closest you can get to a true golf simulation for $60. The already-great series gets a nice boost this year with true one-to-one motion sensing, addictive online play, and a bevy of other new features that easily justify the purchase. Read More

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