PGA Tour’s Augmented Reality App Lets Golf Fans Follow The Course
The AR app gives users a chance to map out holes from professional golf tours directly on a surface directly in front of them
The PGA Tour released an augmented reality app to allow golf fans to feel more like they are a part of the action while watching tournaments at home. The goal of the app, which was sponsored by Mastercard and developed by Possible Mobile, is to help introduce and pique the interest of a broader audience.
The AR gives users of the iPhone 7, 8 and X and iPad Pro the chance to map out famous holes onto a flat surface directly in front of them. It will also be able to demonstrate live shot trails on the holes for the users.
Rick Anderson, the PGA Tour’s Chief Media Officer demonstrated the excitement and hopes for the app in an article on the PGA’s site, commenting, “Tapping into ARKit in iOS 11 allows us to showcase real-time data provided by ShotLink and CDW in a rich, visual way for fans. The PGA TOUR takes pride in bringing new technology to the sports world as a way of communicating to a large, diverse audience.”
Currently, the app will only feature select famous holes, but the larger plans are to feature at least one hole at each PGA Tour event.