The Motocaddy GPS App has made it onto the Golf Monthly Tech 50 2018/19 list

Motocaddy GPS App

Price: Free

Tech Talk

Both on and off the golf course it seems we are becoming increasingly more reliant on our smartphones. This is not necessarily a bad thing as they offer a host of useful apps and features that make our life and golf easier and more enjoyable.

One such example of this is Motocaddy’s GPS app. It’s free of charge and has been downloaded by over 55,000 golfers with over half a million rounds played using it.

Many will have done so to get the full functionality of the M5 and S5 Connect electric trolleys, which pair to the phone via Bluetooth to transfer the distance information to the trolley’s screen on the handle. Many golfers though have chosen to use the app for its no-nonsense GPS distances as well as its impressive level of detail and features.

Game Booster

Even among golfers not looking to pair it with a compatible trolley like the M5 or S5 Connect, the Motocaddy GPS app has proved a popular choice for its ease of use, hole maps, smartphone notifications and accurate distances.

Now, a recent update has incorporated a potentially life-saving feature that indicates the location of on-course defibrillators and provides golfers with CPR instructions to assist anyone suffering a cardiac arrest when playing golf. Gaining early access to a defibrillator increases the chance of survival by up to 10 per cent and performing CPR can more than double the chances of survival in some cases.

The new app also includes vector course graphics that significantly minimise data and battery usage, plus an option for 2D course maps with distance overlays and aerial hole flyovers. There’s also the option of ‘hazard planning’, which offers lay-up and approach distances to any point on each hole, plus in-game statistics for post-game analysis. It truly is a must-have app for any serious golfer.