PONTE VEDRA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/07/13 -- Golf Experiences LLC and Shotzoom, LLC, both licensees of PGA TOUR Inc., today released TOURCaddie, a FREE app for iPhone and iPad providing the most comprehensive GPS-based, course management, scoring and golf instruction app on the market. Golfers worldwide can now transform their iOS device into an essential tool for determining real-time distance to the green on more than 40,000 courses. TOURCaddie includes simple scoring of round information for foursomes and the ability to easily track fairways hit, greens in regulation and putting to develop the statistical information needed to focus on game improvement. TOURCaddie is available in 12 languages and can be downloaded exclusively from the App Store. You can learn more about the app at www.pgaTOURCaddie.com.
"Inspired by the advanced yardage books used by professional golfers, TOURCaddie provides golfers of every skill level with professional tools in an incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use app," said John Fechter, President, PGA TOUR Experiences. "Whether they're playing on their home course or at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, TOURCaddie makes every golfer smarter and more confident while making the game easier and more fun to play."
TOURCaddie lets golfers take photos and notes to improve results in future rounds, provides a 3-D fly over preview of each hole, and access to detailed game analysis tools that allow golfers to focus on key areas of game improvement.
For golfers looking for an even greater edge in game improvement, TOURCaddie with PRO Features offers real-time distance to all the key hazards on each hole, provides on-the-spot club recommendations based on a golfer's game and allows users to zoom in on target areas to improve scoring and course management.
TOURCaddie users are also able to access the most complete and up-to-date tip, drill and lesson library through the integrated instruction section of the app. This dynamic coaching feature provides golfers with on-demand access to 175+ videos from TOURAcademy instructors, which will teach users how to swing with confidence; sink more putts and drop strokes; conquer swing frustration and poor playing habits; and develop a swing that holds under pressure.
"We've helped over a million golfers worldwide improve their scores through our golf apps over the last five years. With TOURCaddie, we've taken golf apps to an entirely new level, one that truly is a game-changer for the amateur golfer. Knowledge transforms the game, and with real-time distance to the hole and hazards, personalized club recommendations and the world's best library of video tips and drills, we are delivering the knowledge every golfer needs to play better," said Craig Prichard, Shotzoom President. "Not everyone has access to a personal caddie or instruction from top teaching professionals, so we've designed TOURCaddie to be accessible and affordable to everyone."
The free edition of TOURCaddie includes a 30-day trial of TOURCaddie with PRO Features.
TOURCaddie with PRO features is available for $29.99 per year.
TOURAcademy is available as an in-app purchase for $9.99 per year.
TOURCaddie is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPad or at www.AppStore.com/PGATOURCaddie.
About Shotzoom, LLC
Shotzoom, LLC an official licensee of PGA TOUR Inc., creates market leading mobile experiences that empower active lifestyles and enhance the fun of sports and fitness. Its mobile apps integrate with its online participation platform, where people with active lifestyles can track their performance over time, share with friends and interact with members who have similar interests. Shotzoom's apps include the best-selling and top grossing sports app worldwide, Golfshot: Golf GPS, the best-selling golf instructional app worldwide, Golfplan with Paul Azinger, the golf swing analysis tool, Tiger Woods : My Swing, and the most downloaded universal instructional baseball app, Baseball Gameplan with Jason Giambi.
About Golf Experiences LLC
Golf Experiences LLC, operating as PGA TOUR Experiences, is an official retail licensee of PGA TOUR Inc. PGA TOUR Experiences has been the official source for quality golf vacations, TOURAcademy golf school and instruction, and corporate events since 2006. Based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, PGA TOUR Experiences offers stay and play golf packages at premier destinations, including the PGA TOUR's own TPC Network. The instruction arm of the business, the TOURAcademy, provides personalized golf instruction at state-of-the-art teaching facilities from world-class PGA and LPGA instructors. PGA TOUR Experiences and TOURAcademy locations boast highly-desirable destinations such as, TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale, PGA West and TPC San Antonio as well as many more. To learn more about PGA TOUR Experiences and the TOURAcademy, visit www.pgatourexperiences.com.
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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