Forget a life in the fast lane, it’s a life on the fairway we dream of. And instead of going from 0-60 we’d rather work out how to take our handicap from 12 down into single digits.
If, like us, you’re desperate to shave a couple of shots from your scorecard, Hello Birdie can help. Like having your own, personal caddy in your pocket, it’s capable of offering the sort of advice that will help improve your game.
Before it starts telling you to select this club or that, aim here or there, however, the app takes the time to learn how you play. Instead of lumping you ‘typical’ club distances that don’t accurately reflect your game, over a couple of rounds Hello Birdie will learn how you play.
Once the app’s got a grasp on your abilities it will offer up tactics and club suggestions for your coming round, wherever you’re playing. It will tell you when to play for a birdie and when being more conservative is the smart move. Because it knows how you play and how courses play, it can combine the two to shape your perfect round.
As well as giving you the percentage plays – it will tell you, for instance, that you’ve only got a 32% chance of making that green – the app will keep score as you go, and if you have an Apple Watch, will give you distance and elevation to the green directly on your wrist.
The best part? Hello Birdie is always learning. The more rounds you play with the app in tow, the better it will become at offering guidance, and the lower your scores should fall. And with thousands of courses supported globally you’re never going to be caught out. You’ll have that handicap where you want it in no time.