Golf Hackathon


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Welcome to Hack Golf—an open-innovation initiative
aimed at crowdsourcing the future of the game.


In the current phase of Hack Golf, we’re asking you to help us diagnose and establish the definitive list of golf’s frustration factors: what makes the entire, end-to-end golf experience less fun than it should be?

To help guide your feedback, below are 10 categories describing different aspects of the golf experience. Please select one or more of these categories and share with us your frustrations and ideas for addressing these (we'll be developing ideas more fully in subsequent phases).


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By darren dobbins on July 28, 2014

Finding an inexpensive, less time consuming alternative to golfs current courses and equipment options. Being able to play with someone who normally does not play is enjoyable.

By Camden Hamlin on July 27, 2014

The game of golf is very expensive. Being a 16 year old player I can't afford to play as much as I want to and the price of the cart is almost the price of the round at some places. Including carts with all purchases of rounds will not onkly speed up pace of play but you also get more bang for...

By Camden Hamlin on July 27, 2014

Viewers of the tournaments could have the option to pick their favorite golfer and watch his/her entire round. Some people don't want to watch multiple golfers and just want to focus on their favorites and to see how they are doing in the round.

By Monty Fritts on July 27, 2014

Well over 10 years ago, I started golfing just for the fun of it. I purchased a complete set of BRAND NAME clubs, bag, and all the other bottom line things needed for this sport from Wal-Mart for around $125-$150. Several seasons after that life started to get in the way of my time and space so...

By Don Daszkowski on July 26, 2014

I SUCK at bowling and was on a team with 3 others who also SUCK at bowling but I still joined a league and had a great time. We met other people who weren't good at bowling but we enjoyed the league because there were no expectations that were needed to be met. We bowled, hit a few strikes, a...

By chris demcak on July 25, 2014

Slow play and lack of fun are the biggest problems. Many players emulate the pros. They bring a towel onto the green, wipe the ball down, wipe down the grip... They pace all over the green, plumb-bob, sighting down the shaft. They diligently line up the mark on the ball - adjust, re-adjust...

By bob geismar on July 25, 2014

The golf business took a hit this week with Dick's Sporting Goods firing all of its PGA Teaching Pros from its approx. 560 units. This is a corporate decision. Dick's is a public company that has to asnwer to its shareholders and a bottom line that was hurting. The fact that golf is around 15%...

By David O Donnellwitz on July 25, 2014

No one wants to work hard at something and suck. The word PAR has come to mean average! Par is no where close to average! Average for golf is about 112. Snobby fellows would choose to disagree with that but it is the average for casual golfers and that is probably with a few mulligan's.


By Mark Allen Crabtree on July 25, 2014

Golfers who take 7 or more to get to the green.

By Vincent Gerrits on July 24, 2014

The Cutter Putter will shave you score down and at the same time you will have Fun Fun Fun