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 Marie Del Real on August 21, 2014

Golf courses are not made for kids

By Marie Del Real on August 21, 2014

I used to play golf but now it's just to expensive for a family of 5 to play.

By Tall Hush on August 19, 2014

A walking time window...walkers are slower than riders. I bet more people walk because it's less expensive. Nothing is more frustrating than getting stuck behind them.

By Ken Kleppert on August 18, 2014

I'd like to mention PUTTLE, a simple and fun putting game for all ages and abilities. PUTTLE has been played indoors, outdoors, at home, in the office, at the club, from absolute beginners to PGA professionals. PUTTLE is golf training aid disguised as a game. Did I mention it's a lot of fun?

By garth domokos on August 18, 2014

If a hockey puck goes into the stands, players don't play the puck "where it lies". In fact, no other activity does this besides golf. Golfing really is an activity that prides itself on punishment...punishing fairways, unforgiving greens, no grounding of fact so much of the game is...

By Victor Bond on August 17, 2014

The most frustrating part of the golf experience is often the experience of fear and embarrassment that you have with your playing partners.

By Victor Bond on August 17, 2014

The most frustrating thing is not having - or knowing that you will have - compatible playing partners.

By garth domokos on August 17, 2014

I work with a 17 year old who just graduated from high school, and is going to enter the nursing program in university. The one thing that he really enjoys is shooting. It dawned on me how many guys like shooting at targets, whether in darts, pool, archery, throwing a basketball, baseball,...

By garth domokos on August 17, 2014

For myself, golf isn't satisfying just as itself. Par fours and par fives after awhile seem dumb, as 2800-4000 yards on a course is wasted just to set up your second shot. Because I'm a half decent driver, I find that I like the par threes more fun. After a 4 hour round of golf, I realize that...

By fran moynihan on August 16, 2014

The USGA handicap system is tedious-at times confusing and in many cases easily manipulated by those that wish to do so. its intended goal to level the playing field can be easily compromised. I think the irish have a good idea- there is a monthly event where players play in a " real stroke play...