Beacon technology is continuing to amplify app development and is being adopted by golf courses to further enhance the golfing experience. In order to increase engagement, an app is currently being developed which will enable golfers to receive real time information about distance, weather, wind, course specific statistics and more to help improve the game.
The PGA Tour are using the technology to inform fans attending the tournament on where their favourite golfers will be teeing off and directions on how to get to and around the golf course.
iBeacons paired with app development will benefit users
With the help of beacons, golf courses are being evolved into a “smart course,” – a course that communicates to you as you move around the course. Beacons located around the course will transmit Bluetooth signals to alert the beacon-specific golf app when the smartphone comes near.
iBeacon technology and app development will enable golfers to have access to relevant information as they are provided with data which is specific to them and caters to their individual interests. Another example of how smart courses can be beneficial to golfers is that they can watch an aerial recording of the golf course area on their smartphones before they start the sport.
In addition, the app can direct golfers to concession stands and shops that are located around the golf course. This means that golfers can be engaged in an exclusive on-course shopping experience.
The app is completely customisable and interactive as you can track your progress around the golf course. It’ll also enable you to monitor your achievements and how well you’re doing. This may also allow you to raise competition against your friends as you can keep track of all the new course records you’ve achieved.
In conclusion, it is clear to see how iBeacons and further app development will enable golfers to play the sport in a “smarter” way. The new technology will continue to create innovative sport and leisure personalised experiences as well as enhance engagement.