I went golfing with a friend last weekend and he showed me a new iPhone app called Golf Leaderboard. It’s a free app that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a golf scorecard (link to download). The Golf Leaderboard app was really easy to use. He put in the name of the course we were on and our names. Then the app created a scorecard for us to use. We entered the par for each hole, and the number of strokes we each took. Golf Leaderboard did the rest, and by the end of the game our electronic scorecard automatically tallied up the scores. The app always creates a scorecard with 18 holes, to record playing across a full golf course, but it can finish and calculate the final scores at any point.
The app also gave us an option to Email the entire scorecard to our friends. The app saved the scorecard for us, too, so that we can compare how much better we do the next time. And, if we play on the same course again, the app remembers the par values and automatically fills them in.
I think it’s a fun app to have. Next time when you’re at the golf course for a business meeting or pleasure, forget the paper scorecards and golf pencils - keep track of your scores through the Golf Leaderboard iPhone app.