Smartphone apps that golfers will want on the course

A golfer practices at the driving range at Stony Creek Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. on Sunday, June 3, 2018. (WTHR Photo/Clint Erbacher)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It's the start of golf season and many are hoping this will be the year they take their game to the next level.

Adding the right app to your smartphone could give you that edge you seek on the links.

The V1 Golf App is the ideal choice for most concerned with their swing.

All you have to do is use your phone's camera to capture and review your swings with powerful analysis and playback tools. You can send videos to your instructor and even receive voice-over video lessons.

If you don't have an instructor, connect with one of thousands of instructors who teach with V1 Sports.

You can also manage your swing videos on the app by club type, date and more.

The app is free for iOS and Android with premium features available for purchase.

But if you're more interested in what happens after you hit the ball, try the Golf Tracer app. You can set your smartphone up behind you and hit the "trace" button.

The app does the rest, graphically showing the trajectory of your ball. Customize shots with overlays, details about yard or condition and more.

Saving and sharing your shots is a breeze with the Golf Tracer app, too.

The app costs $5.99 for iOS with available premium features for purchase.

The super serious golfer will want to consider Golfshot Plus. It offers augmented reality on the course where golfers can experience and view courses as a whole new way with a full 360-degree view of each hole and the ability to pinpoint each pin location on more than 500,000 holes worldwide.

The golfer will also get a comprehensive and powerful set of GPS features to play your best golf while managing your game by enjoying real-time distances to the green, hazards and targets on more than 45,000 courses around the world, along with scoring and shot tracking, detailed statistics andentire course flyover previews. The app is $39.99 for iOS and Android.

Click here for more information on the apps.

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