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#1 Paid Golf App for Android Phones – August 2010

Android LogoIf you have an Android-based mobile phone and play golf you might find this $1.99 app just the ticket.  It’s certainly less expensive than the dedicated golf GPS devices. 

SkyDroid turns your phone into a Golf GPS rangefinder. Features include:

  • GPS Distance to every green
  • Distances to water hazards, bunkers, etc
  • Satellite view of every course
  • Distance to any point on the map
  • Shot Tracking
  • Download unlimited courses
  • Map ANY course online

You can get more information by visiting SkyDroid.net.

Official Open Championship iPhone Application

The 2010 British Open at St Andrews-The OpenGet even closer to the action in 2010 with the Official Open Championship iPhone app. Free courtesy of the R&A which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

The app has a number of features attendees, or virtual attendees, will appreciate such as live weather conditions, video highlights, a real-time leaderboard, a guide to the course, and profiles and stats for the players.

There are also two live features–video and radio–that will stream from the event.  Video reception depends on the country you live it but we understand that the radio option with live commentary will be fed to all countries. (Thanks goes out to Recombu.com for its original reporting of these features.)

Drinks Matcher Mobile App from Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean Mobile AppIt doesn’t matter whether you are a general manager running an exclusive fine dining facility at a private club or out with your friends socializing, this app will help you match the ideal wine to an otherwise exquisite meal. 

Developed by the editor of one of the largest wine sites on the web this app has a number of features to get you out of a jam:

  • Find 380,000 food and wine pairings
  • Access thousands of wine reviews
  • Search by winery, price, score, region
  • Track your wines in your virtual cellar
  • Search a directory of 10,000+ wineries
  • Find thousands of tasty recipes
  • Look up definitions for key wine terms
  • Get wine savvy with articles & blog posts 
  • Share on Twitter, Facebook with friends

The app is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Droid, Nexus, Nokia, Palm Pre and other smartphones and available at www.nataliemaclean.com.  The cost?  FREE.

Red White and Drunk All OverNatalie MacLean is the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over.  Note: you will not find this in our store so click here to buy the book direct from Amazon.com.


Golfweek Releases Free Mobile App

Golfweek magazine – the publication preferred by serious golfers – today announced the release of its first mobile application, which delivers breaking golf news, up-to-the-minute rankings, complete tour coverage and exclusive Golfweek content directly to users’ smartphone devices. The user-friendly Golfweek application will also boast an optimized reading experience as well as cross-device compatibility across all mobile browsers and device types, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Android smartphones.

Immediately available for free download at www.Golfweek.com/Mobile, through any major smartphone storefront or by texting “golfweek” to 222377, the application will allow viewers to instantly access Golfweek’s broad spectrum of interactive resources and features, such as:
 Automatic real-time updates
 Up-to-the-minute headlines, reports and staff blogs
 Enhanced rich media
 Intuitive, easy-to-use navigation
 Customizable favorites
 Advanced distribution options and archival capabilities
 Image, text and click-to-call ad functionality

“The launch of Golfweek’s mobile app significantly extends our brand’s reach, and we pride ourselves on being ahead of today’s cutting-edge technology,” said Clayton Morris, president/publisher of Golfweek. “By embracing all aspects of technology, we have worked to create a multiplatform application that reaches more than just the standard smartphone.”

In addition to providing free access to breaking golf news and stories, the application will also allow users to easily share content via social media outlets, as well as automatically download full text articles for immediate offline reading without a wireless connection.

“This latest venture is only one step in our overall strategy for new and emerging media,” added Morris. “At Golfweek, we’re constantly exploring innovative opportunities that will allow us to continue to enhance our content, engage consumers and further develop our robust suite of dynamic multimedia platforms.”

To learn more about Golfweek and its extensive transmedia offerings, visit www.Golfweek.com.

About Golfweek
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent name in golf. Reaching more than 1.3 million readers each week, the magazine delivers the most complete news and information about the game, its players and the golf lifestyle – all to golf’s most important audience. The Golfweek brand also extends beyond the print publication to include Golfweek Custom Media, GolfweekHomes.com and Golfweek.com, which features golf’s first online television network, Golfweek OnDemand. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Publishing Company, one of the nation’s leading media brands specializing in high-end publications for active and affluent audiences. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Publishing Company is also the parent corporation of Community Media Holdings and the TurfNet Media Network, as well as such publications as Art Calendar, The Seminole Voice and The Winter Park/Maitland Observer.

Help for Your Game Now Available on iPhone with Jim McLean

Always at the forefront of technology, McLean has teamed with illustrator Phil Franke, to offer golfers quick tips in simple to understand and concise text. And, along with Franke’s illustrations, these tips are designed to help golfers who find themselves struggling on the course, or who need help with a shot they may have never faced. The Jim McLean iPhone App covers:

– Driving Tips
– Iron Play
– Sand Shots
– Putting
– Short Game Tips
– Trouble Shots
– Rules of the Game
– Strategy
– And more!

And each tip has an illustration to go along with it to make understanding the tip that much easier.

You can search by keyword, category, or click on help for more detailed instructions. With over 100 tips to choose from, golfers carrying their iPhone have the help of one of golf’s Top-100 Teachers (McLean is ranked No. 4) at their beckon call. For more information on how to download the Jim McLean iPhone App, visit http://jimmclean.com. To download now, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jim-mclean-golf/id336308170?mt=8#.

ABOUT JIM MCLEAN

Jim McLean has long been recognized as one of the top golf instructors in the world, and is currently ranked No. 4 by Golf Digest. He is the owner of the No. 1 Rated Golf School in America, The Jim McLean Golf School. With locations at top resorts around the world, including Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, FL; PGA WEST in La Quinta, CA; La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, CA; Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, MI; Wigwam Resort & Spa in Litchfield, AZ; Waterchase Golf Club in Ft. Worth, TX; and the Mayakoba Resort in Mexico. McLean has also authored over a dozen golf books including the newly released “The Slot Swing”; and has produced over a dozen videos and DVDs, including the recently released “Building Block Approach To Golf”.