April 01, 2014
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
- Lee Westwood (l) and Jim Furyk will participate in a Twitter Q&A about the Masters and Game Golf. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Are you serious about playing golf? Well, what about trying some wearable technology to improve your game?
GAME Golf, in a joint partnership with the PGA of America and Golf Channel, has devised a way to take data from every shot during an actual round of golf to provide feedback that can be accessed on smartphones, tables and computers. Highlights can be shared on social networks, as well.
Lee Westwood, Jimy Furyk and Graeme McDowell have been among the pros testing this product, but the same technology can aid an amateur's performance. All you need are a data-collection device that clips to your belt and small sensors to place in the grips of your club.
Before each swing, the club must touch the data device. That way a radio connection can be made with the sensors to record the shot and club used while GPS positioning reveals the places a player has been on the golf course. All the data is transferred to GAME Golf servers.
Want to learn more? Westwood, McDowell and Furyk will be appearing in a live Twitter Q&A hosted by @gameyourgame today at 5 p.m. ET. Tweet your questions using #mymasters and you can also follow the conversation at GAMEGOLF.com/mymasters.
The event will be moderated by Thomson Reuters and streamed live on its video boards in Times Square.