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Improve Your Handicap While You Play

 

Advanced statistics aren’t just for the pros any more… SwingU Versus brings the same strokes gained data that the best players in the world DEPEND upon to dictate their game-improvement strategies to golfers of ALL skill levels…

You don’t have the time to spend days upon weeks upon months improving every aspect of your game … SwingU Versus tells you which SPECIFIC part of your game is costing you the MOST

If you’re a great driver of the golf ball, why waste your limited practice time hitting tee ball after tee ball… Make the most of your limited practice time by working on what can QUICKLY and DRAMATICALLY have an impact on your scores

Getting this data doesn’t have to be a daunting process… That’s why SwingU has designed Versus to be the easiest-to-use strokes-gained system ever created… Log your shots with a simple, straightforward entry system that takes only SECONDS to input… 

Finish a hole, put in your stats and you’re ready before you even reach the cart or the next tee!

You’ll get SIMULTANEOUS feedback based upon the round you just completed… Did you putt it as well as you thought? … Was your short game up to snuff? … Where did you leave the most strokes out on the course? 

SwingU Versus tells you IMMEDIATELY how you performed compared to your target handicap so that you can IMPROVE your scores as QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE with as LITTLE practice as possible!

Most 5-Star Reviews Of Any Golf App In The World

I have the premium app (for around 5 years) and it is very comprehensive and distances seem to be accurate. Lots of features to help improve your game.
David Walton
Terrific app. Takes the place of a $300 distance device. Easy to use and seems to be very accurate. Even works without having internet access which I really appreciate. A must-have device for any golfer.
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I have used it free and on premium - both are useful. Sticking with premium because it's cheap and for me the extras are worth it. Especially useful in navigating hazards I can not see with the range finder.
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"Plays Like" Yardages

SwingU Golf GPS - Plays Like
It's like having a real caddie with an AI-powered yardage that takes into account wind speed & elevation
Shot Tracking &

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SwingU Golf GPS - Shot Tracking
Track shots to earn bragging rights & monitor average distances and get smart club recommendations.
Enhanced Stats & Live Performance Tracking

Enhanced Stats & Live Performance Tracking

SwingU Golf GPS - Round Stats
Enhanced scorecard & statistics that SwingU certified instructors can use to diagnose issues that’ll help establish a plan to improve your game.
Hole Insights & Notes

Hole Insights & Notes

SwingU Golf GPS - Hole Insights and Notes
See your strengths & weaknesses vs. other golfers on each hole and add notes for later reference.
Tour-Player Strokes Gained Platform

Tour-Player Strokes Gained Platform

Tour-Player Strokes Gained Platform
Choose a target handicap range from 29 to +6, and get strokes gained analysis that shows you where you need to focus your game-improvement efforts to lower your scores fast.
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App Features
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Give Yourself Every Advantage On The Course
GPS Rangefinder for Every Course
Digital Scorecard
Keep Track of Your Handicap
On-The-Course Gaming
Wind Speed & Elevation
Enhanced Scorecard & Stats
"Zoom-In" Distances for Greens
"Plays Like" Yardages
Shot Tracking & Club Recommendations
Exclusive Access to Top-100 Instructors Golf Instruction & Training Library With Over 600 Lessons & Drills
See Your Stats vs. Other SwingU Golfers
Add Hole Notes For Every Course
SwingU Versus: Personalized Strokes Gained Analysis
Personal Swing Locker
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The Best Players In World Use The SwingU App

James Nicholas
James Nicholas
Korn Ferry Tour
Jon Hardee
Jon Hardee
Korn Ferry Tour
Chandler Eaton
Chandler Eaton
Korn Ferry Tour
John VanDerLaan
John VanDerLaan
Korn Ferry Tour
Dawson Armstrong
Dawson Armstrong
Korn Ferry Tour
Evan Harmeling
Evan Harmeling
Korn Ferry Tour
Will Grimmer
Will Grimmer
Korn Ferry Tour
Lauren Stephenson
Lauren Stephenson
LPGA Tour
Matilda Castren
Matilda Castren
LPGA Tour
Jaclyn Lee
Jaclyn Lee
LPGA Tour
Alison Lee
Alison Lee
LPGA Tour
Mina Harigae
Mina Harigae
LPGA Tour
Jonathan Keppler
Jonathan Keppler
MacKenzie Tour
Eric Ansett
Eric Ansett
MacKenzie Tour
JJ Grey
JJ Grey
MacKenzie Tour
Ziggy Nathu
Ziggy Nathu
MacKenzie Tour
Marc Casullo
Marc Casullo
Mackenzie Tour
Johnnie Greco
Johnnie Greco
MacKenzie Tour
Bryson Nimmer
Bryson Nimmer
MacKenzie Tour
Willy Pumarol
Willy Pumarol
PGA Tour Latin America
Roland Massimino
Roland Massimino
PGA Tour Latin America
Luke Vivolo
Luke Vivolo
PGA Tour Latin America
Chris Wiatr
Chris Wiatr
PGA Tour Latin America
Brian Hughes
Brian Hughes
PGA Tour Latin America
Jamie Huo
Jamie Huo
LPGA Symetra Tour
Frequently Asked Questions
In the broadest and briefest terms, what is strokes gained and what does it accomplish?
In brief, strokes gained is a detailed quantification of each stroke played as it relates to par. Each position (Tee, Fairway, Rough, Sand) and distance from the hole has what we refer to as a “down-in” value. This is the exact number of shots it takes for the scratch golfer to hole out.

Picture a large board with the image of a golf hole. As one moves from place to place, closer to the hole, they land on smaller down-in values. The bigger and more positive the jumps, the more strokes that are gained.

Example: An approach shot from 150 yards in the fairway carries a down-in value of 3.00 meaning that the average scratch golfer will hole out from there in 3 strokes. If the golfer hits the green with a 27-foot putt (the distance at which the down-in value is 2.00), the golfer’s strokes gained for his approach is 0.0 – he advanced a value of 1.0 position in 1 shot. The golfer has not gained or lost strokes with the approach.

The formula is: value start position – (value of finish position + strokes to get there). If the golfer were to have hit the approach from 150 yards in the fairway to 7-feet (down-in value 1.50), the golfer would have gained half a shot. 3.00 – (1.5 + 1) = +0.5.

This precise quantitative system of analysis has transformed the analysis of golf from a slightly educated guess into a certainty. We can now accurately determine a player’s true strengths and weaknesses as well as exactly why. This allows them to play to their strengths and focus on improving their weaknesses.
How is each target handicap level within SwingU Versus calculated?
The SwingU Versus model is powered by ShotbyShot.com. The Shot By Shot model is based upon the scratch male golfer. We take all the rounds that equal zero differential from slope adjusted course rating (true par) from our database of now over 400,000 rounds.

Next, we compile our Target Handicap Groups by grouping all the rounds in their scoring range. We run each Target through our scratch strokes gained model and determine the exact number of strokes that are being lost in each facet to the scratch player.

When any single player’s rounds are run against our scratch golfer database, we compare their strokes gained numbers to the averages of their Target Handicap. Strengths and weaknesses always stand out clearly.
What portions of the game fall under each category?
We analyze the 5 major facets of the game:

  • Driving – Tee shots on all par-4 and par-5 holes.

  • Approach Shot – All attempts to hit the green from greater than 50 yards of the hole. (We do not consider driving attempts to hit the green on par-4 holes to be Approach Shots; they are still considered Drives.

  • Chip/Pitch – All shots within 50 yards of the hole, excluding sand shots from the same yardage.

  • Sand – All shots within 50 yards of the hole from a sand trap.

  • Putting – All shots from the green

Driving: What constitutes a “good lie” versus a “bad lie” when entering my driving position?
A “good lie” means a good opportunity to fairly easily accomplish the next goal, be it to hit the green in regulation or advance the ball on a par-5. By contrast, the “bad lie” means that one could accomplish their next goal, but it will take a very good shot to do it.

Simply be consistent. Make the determination before hitting the shot so as not to be influenced by the outcome. There is not a large difference between the two values, but if you were to consistently overstate the difficulty of the shots, for example, it will impact the accuracy of your analysis by hurting your driving and overstating your approach skill, and vice versa.
Driving: Will my strokes gained: driving be hampered if I hit less than driver off the tee?
Success in the strokes gained world is based upon a combination of distance and accuracy – efficiency in the number of strokes that it takes to hole out. We know that over 80% of double bogeys recorded by single-digit golfers follow a mistake off the tee.

Further, it is the frequency and severity of mistakes that do more to influence a score than do all the good and average shots – at all levels, including on the PGA Tour. We should all be hitting the longest club off the tee that we can keep in play and avoid errors.

Similarly, the direction in which you miss fairway from a purely statistical standpoint is moot. Whether you are right or left of your intended target, there is little actionable bearing from a numbers perspective, which is why that statistical function has been removed.

Approach: When playing a par-5, how do I accurately input my approach distance, especially if I’m going for it in two?
The system assumes a second shot advancement on every par-5, so a data entry will not be required if you’re laying up.

The approach is the first attempt to actually hit green regardless of where it falls in the shot string. When going for the green in two, the second shot is the Approach, and should be recorded as such. The system is intelligent and will know based upon the shot selection that follows as well as the score for the hole what categories should be impacted beyond the Approach.

Example: Faced with a 255-yard shot from the fairway for your second shot on a par-5, if the golfer hits a club that has a chance to reach the green, 250+ yards should be entered as the Approach distance. Conversely, if the golfer selects a 5-iron for the second shot that couldn’t reasonably reach the putting surface, the third shot will be considered the Approach.
Putting: If my approach shot comes to rest on the fringe of the putting surface, should I consider my next shot a chip/pitch or putt?
Similar to the “Good Lie” / “Bad Lie” and Hit Fairway when in the first cut of rough, the key is to be consistent and pragmatic. Every input you log will have an effect one way or the other on another aspect of your game.

If you feel you will be better served from a game-improvement standpoint by counting first cut of rough off the tee as a fairway hit and a fringe hit a putting opportunity, so be it. If you prefer to go by the letter of the law — in the fairway/on the green or not — so be it. Your output will be impacted somewhat however you decide to enter your information.