Apps to up your golf game

- Golf season is here and it is time to tee up. Several apps can help turn your bogey into a birdie.

The Hudl technique golf app will help improve your swing like never before. This app analyzes swings from more than 90 PGA golfers and you can learn from the pros through numerous videos. They can be put into slow motion so frame by frame you can grasp every angle from the stance to the follow through. There are drills from coaches and comments from community members.

The Fun Golf app literally makes golf fun, according to Mashable chief correspondent and editor-at-large Lance Ulanoff.

"This is a golfer's dream. Basically, it knows where you are, it knows the course you're at, knows the holes," Ulanoff said. "It can give you guidance about golfing the course --not just generally, but specific to the course that you're at."

You can explore courses in your area and have them mapped out. Use the 3D images to analyze each hole of the course.

"They're trying to help you before you step up. You can eyeball it or you can ask your caddy, but this app will give you an idea of the club, and the distance, and what you should do," Ulanoff said. "If it knows where you are, it knows the conditions and it can help you in that way too."

Learn the exact rules of golf from the USGA's official app. The simplistic design of this app makes it super easy to navigate through topics like golf etiquette, definitions, and rules of play. You can learn about the design of clubs from the grip to the club face. Explore the rule differences between match play and stroke play. And even learn when a ball is unfit for play. This straightforward app will help you keep the ball straight and forward.

Scorecards have gone digital with the Vpar app. Impress your friends with a live leaderboard in the palm of your hand. This app also uses real satellite images allowing you to see distances around the green. And you're able to check out other courses in your GPS area. Localized weather forecasts make this an all-in-one app to make a hole in one.

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