- August 8, 2021 at 8:47 am #49469Ricky NapperParticipant
For tournament committee response please. The GHIN App has a GPS that can be accessed by anyone with a GHIN. That app has an option for Green Heat Map and green breaks. Is this App acceptable for the World Am competition. It is available information for all competitors. Look forward to your response. Thank you.August 8, 2021 at 7:30 pm #49472Tom McGeehanParticipant
Good question. I did not sign up for the GPS app, but it could be ok.August 8, 2021 at 7:34 pm #49473Bob NewmanParticipant
I have a golf logic app that I use to view courses before I play them and it has that same feature but it ask you before going to it it it is a tournament and if it is, it turns that off. Not saying that makes it legal or notAugust 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm #49474
This will probably not be allowed due to being tournament play. It would be like using slope on your range finder, can not use it.
Golf logix is about the same as this and it cannot be used for tournament play.
From previous thread about same subject…
http://forum.myrtlebeachworldamateur.com/forums/topic/green-reading-devices-apps/August 9, 2021 at 7:20 am #49479Ricky NapperParticipant
I appreciate what everyone is saying and believe you are correct however, I believe the tournament rules committee should provide a direct answer on the USGA GHIN App specifically. I would think that a specific ruling on a specific question is reasonable for a response. If there is another method to get an answer I would be happy to contact them and ask. Most tournaments have a “green” sheet and I’m just asking for the information that would normally be part of that process. Thanks to everyone that responded. All of the responses, for which I’m thankful, are listed as participants and I would like the tournament cmte to respond. Can’t wait for tournament to start. I think this will be year 17 for me.August 9, 2021 at 7:52 am #49480August 9, 2021 at 7:56 am #49481adam petersonParticipant
No you cannot use that. That’s cheating.August 9, 2021 at 9:37 am #49483Jeffrey ToppParticipant
In lieu of a response from the committee, I will comment based on what I know about the USGA rules… As I understand it, the app is USGA compliant. The USGA rule states you can use a green reading map for reading putts as long as the scale is within limits, which I believe it is for the GHIN maps since it is a USGA product.
Also, you can use a map with a finer scale as long as the purpose is NOT reading greens for putts. For instance, there are some older Strackaline books out there with a finer scale that you can continue to use for approach shot strategy. Using them to read putts would be a rules violation.
Having never played this event I don’t know if they provide competitors with a “hard card”. The hard card outlines local rules for the tournament, such as use of rangefinders, carts, caddies, one ball rule, etc. If it doesn’t state anything specific about a rule then it is assumed USGA rule applies, which I would interpret to mean the GHIN app is acceptable.August 9, 2021 at 9:44 am #49484adam petersonParticipant
Great let’s make 12 hour round into a 13 oneAugust 9, 2021 at 11:54 am #49488John TantilloParticipant
I have used various green reading books in the past, and when the USGA changed the rules on them the providers all developed tournament legal version of their books. I just previewed the GHIN green maps and everything about them are tournament legal, which isn’t a surprise since it is a USGA app. There are no illegal features in the app to disable.August 9, 2021 at 2:26 pm #49490
Seems players who use GHIN system would have a advantage over the players who use the golfnet system since the app would no tbe available to them.August 9, 2021 at 2:43 pm #49491John TantilloParticipant
Walter–it appears the GHIN app is the exact same representation that is publicly available on the GolfLogix app, and the green maps are the same price same price ($40/yr), so others can access the data there. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if GolfLogix licensed it to the USGA. As far as having to pay for it, IMO it’s analogous to one who buys a range finder vs someone who chooses not to, or someone who buys the $500 driver vs one who plays with 5 year old clubs. Paying the extra cost for new technology doesn’t guarantee lower scores 😉
August 9, 2021 at 2:58 pm #49493
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by John Tantillo.
LOL, I agree! The golflogix app takes to long to use during play. Also, has a function to turn off during tournament play. I tried the free for a month to see how well it worked, but do not need the fees. Putt just a bad with it…LOL
Guess if GHIN app is used then the golflogix could be used as long as it was set for tournament play.
IMHO, it would be best not to use either method due to making the play of the round a even slower.August 10, 2021 at 3:02 pm #49520james mcdanielParticipant
come on people, you have been playing long enough and aren’t being paid to do it. the round takes long enough. just go play!!August 10, 2021 at 3:27 pm #49522Harry (The Hack)Participant
I have seen you play Jim and believe me you don’t need a GPS you need a compass to point you in the right direction…. lol only joking… OR. or am I. ???
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