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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Good Caddy Jokes

Best Golf Caddie Comments

Golfer: 'That can't be my ball, it's too old.'
Caddy: 'It's been a long time since we teed off, sir.'

Golfer: 'This is the worst course I've ever played on.'
Caddy: 'This isn't the golf course. We left that an hour ago.'

Golfer: 'Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?
Caddy: 'The way you play sir, it's a sin on any day.'

Golfer: 'How do you like my game?'
Caddy: 'Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf.'

Golfer: 'Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction!!
Caddy: 'It's not a watch - it's a compass.'

Golfer: 'You've got to be the worst caddy in the world.'
Caddy: 'I don't think so, sir. That would be too much of a coincidence.'

Golfer: 'Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?'
Caddy: 'Eventually.'

Golfer: 'Do you think my game is improving?'
Caddy: 'Yes sir, you miss the ball much closer now.'

Golfer: 'I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course.'
Caddy: 'Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth.'

Golfer: 'Think I'm going to drown myself in the lake.'
Caddy: 'Think you can keep your head down that long?'

Friday, August 7, 2009

GolfTraxx OTA is Here for BlackBerry

So, its been pretty busy and really exciting at GolfTraxx. We've hit over 100,000 downloads and now we are on OTA (Over The Air) distribution for all of our supported BlackBerry devices. For those golfers on PC's this is big news simply because you can purchase and download GolfTraxx on your device without ever having to synch with your PC.

For those (including yours truly), that are Macintosh users... well this is HUGE news. Someday RIM will give us our very own version of Desktop Manager, until then we can only get software via OTA. The rumor mill has a version of Apple DM out there, so we will be full members of the RIM family soon. Not that I will get rid of my iPhone when that happens.

Speaking of BlackBerry. Here is a teaser shot from the BlackBerry STORM version of GolfTraxx in development. Aren't there ANY Storm users here in the SF Bay Area? How about in the Sacramento, or Monterey Bay Area? We could use your input on new developments.

Newest Testimonial:


Just thought I'd let you know... I just finished playing at Placid Lakes. The front was played without GolfTraxx and I shot 43. At the turn the course was activated and I shot 37 on the back. I think the product is great.

Keep up the good work.


We will R.M., thanks for the course, and nice shooting!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ageless at the Open Championship

What is up with these guys? At the tender age of 59, Tom Watson was in the hunt at the Open Championship - check that, he was LEADING after the 2nd and 3rd rounds! Almost a repeat of last year's event where Greg Norman at 53 nearly stunned the field, ending at a tie for third, Tom seemed to have gotten nervous as a first timer going for a major win. This year's event was at Turnberry Golf Course in Ayshire Scotland where Tom had won before. This is REALLY great golf and a tough links course. Heck it beat the snot out of Tiger.

The PGA Tour stop was the US Bank Championship played on the Brown Deer Park GC in Milwaukee WI. This is a well seasoned PUBLIC golf course, that you or I can play. The Brown Deer course is a parkland style course with lots of mature trees, long fairways and is beautifully maintained.

Both of these fine courses are of course mapped in GolfTraxx. If you are there watching the event, let us know how the yardages look. Turnberry GC can be found using postal code KA269LG, and the Brown Deer Park GC is at zip code 53209.


The GolfTraxx community gets a HUGE thank you this week for the courses being sent in. We are averaging over 150 courses per month for the past three+ months. If your favorite course isn't mapped, spend the few minutes to map it and make GolfTraxx work for you. Hit the links to the right to the downloads page for the instructions. It is fun, we promise!


BB Storm users, keep posted - we will let you in on a secret soon. Anyone want to do some beta testing? You have to give us lots and lots of feedback.

PASSED 80,000 Downloads!
Yes, GolfTraxx has been downloaded over 80,000 times from the various sites. We are tracking to the magic 100,000 mark.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

He's Back! - The Barkley Hitch - The Masters


The golf world has returned to 'somewhat' normalcy once again.  Just a couple short weeks after his return, Tiger Woods once again proved just how good he is.  Starting FIVE shots behind, he capt
ures his first win of the season at Arnie's tournament no less at BayHill in Florida.  This course has a set of holes call The Bear Trap - Tough golf at its finest.  If Tiger wins a few more tournaments and sticks a major or two in his trophy case this year, he is a shoe in for comeback player of the year, IN ADDITION to probably winning the Fed-EX cup, the top money position and the utmost respect from anyone who doesn't think golf is a sport.  

Charles Barkley =  Hitch, Spasm or Head Case?

I have always found some perverted fascination with the golf swing of Charles Barkley.  Some tell their kids to turn away, I on the other hand think that anyone who loves the game as much as Sir Charles, needed to get some help.  He's got a killer short game, but getting his ball within about 50 yards is an adventure at best.  So, with the encouragement of TW, Hank Haney has been working on Barkley on a Golf Channel show called The Haney Project.  Well, I got to say I am loving it.  Barkley knows his swing sting, yet he's out there on national TV enduring thousands of swings, physical training, and mental abuse.  His golf swing is looking MUCH better and it might not be long where the oddsmakers will have to thing of something other than will Charles land in last place at Tahoe or not.

The Masters

The Masters is less than a week away and we hope to be able to watch as much as possible.  Par 3 Tournament, early rounds, we won't be able to get enough around here.


Today's update has 150 added or updated courses (actually just a very few are updates.)  NICE!  The international course contributions slowed down with only 15 courses, BUT we added a new country to the GolfTraxx Community; Kazakhstan! with two courses.  Welcome to GolfTraxx.

In the US, we had several new users hit Google Earth hard and they supplied the GolfTraxx community some really great work.  Connecticut, Colorado, Indiana, and Michigan were all strong sources of courses in addition to the regular strong showings by CA, VA, & TX.

Barnbougle Dunes GL – Bridport Tasmania 7262 Australia
Meadowbrook GC – QLD 4131 Australia
D'Arcy Ranch GC – Okotoks AB T1S1A5 Canada
Lakeview GC – Mississauga ON L5E2PE Canada
Lewis Estates GC – Edmonton AB T5T6A4 Canada
Sirocco GC – Calgary BC T2J5G5 Canada
Golf of DisneyLand Rouge - Orange Paris 77700FR France
Nurtau Golfclub – KAZAKH Kazakhstan
Zailyau Golf Resort – KAZAKH Kazakhstan
Burggolf St Nicolaasga – 8527DS Netherlands
Zwolle GC – NETHERL Netherlands
Clube de Golfe do Paço do Lumiar – 1600000 Portugal
Golf Girona – 17481ES Spain
Blacknest GC – Blacknest GU344QL UK
Crow Neck Park GC – Brighouse HD62LN UK

Domestic Courses:
Alondra GC – Lawdale CA 90260
Valencia CC – Valencia CA 91355
Woodley Lakes GC – Van Nuys CA 91406
Encino GC – Encino CA 91436
Mountain Meadow GC – Pomona CA 91768
Costa Mesa CC Mesa Linda – Costa Mesa CA 92626
Costa Mesa CC Los Lagos – Costa Mesa CA 92626
Dove Canyon CC – Dove Canyon CA 92679
Rancho Maria GC – Santa Maria CA 93455
Mission Hills GC – Hayward CA 94544
Sierra View GC – Rosevills CA 95678
Westbrook GC – Denver CO 28037
Hyland Hills GC Gold – Westminister CO 80031
Red Hawk Ridge GC – Castle Rock CO 80104
Ridge at Castle Pines GC – Castle Rock CO 80104
Inverness Hotel & Golf Club Englewood CO 80112
Raccoon Creek GC – Littleton CO 80123
Littleton GTC – Littleton CO 80123
Lone Tree Golf Club Lone Tree CO 80124
Arrowhead GC – Littleton CO 80125
Deer Creek at Meadow Ranch – Littleton CO 80127
Red Rocks CC – Morrison CO 80465
Williston GC – Williston CT 5495
CT Golfland – Vernon CT 6066
Willow Brook GC – South Windsor CT 6074
Willowbrook GC – South Windsor CT 6074
Topstone GC South Windsor CT 6074
Grassmere CC – Enfield CT 6082
East Hartford GC – East Hartford CT 6108
Miner Hill Family Golf – Middletown CT 6457
Portland West GC – Portland CT 6480
Langston GC – Washington DC 20002
East Potomic GC – Washington DC 20024
Windy Harbor GC – Mayport FL 32228
Victoria Hills GC – Deland FL 32724
Walkabout GC – Sims FL 32754
Bonaventure GC West Weston FL 33326
Bonaventure GC East Weston FL 33326
Bay Palm GC – MacDill AFB FL 33621
Brown Mill GC – Atlanta GA 30354
Navy Marine GC – Pearl Harbor HI 96818
Arboretum GC – Buffalo Grove IL 60089
Buffalo Grove GC – Buffalo Grove IL 60089
Arrowhead GC South – Wheaton IL 60189
Arrowhead GC West – Wheaton IL 60189
Heritage Bluffs GC – Channahon IL 60410
Beechwood GC – LaPorte IN 46350
Briar Leaf GC – LaPorte IN 46350
Michigan City Muni GC South – Michigan City IN 46360
Mink Lake GC – Valparaiso IN 46383
Valparaiso CC – Valparaiso IN 46383
Forest Park Muni GC – Valparaiso IN 46385
Robbinhurst GC – Valparaiso IN 46385
Creekside GC – Valparaiso IN 46385
Players Club GC – Yorktwon IN 47396
Southwind GC – Winchester KY 40391
Ben Hawes State Park GC – Owensboro KY 42301
Stow Acres CC – Stow MA 1775
Butter Brook GC Westford MA 1886
Fresh Pond GC – Cambridge MA 2138
Olde Scotland Links – Bridgewater MA 2324
Newton Commonwealth GC – Newton MA 2458
Pine Brook CC – Weston MA 2493
Hope Valley GC Mt Airy MD 21771
Bangor Muni GC – Bangor ME 4401
Penobscot Valley CC Orono ME 4473
Carrington GC – Monroe MI 48161
Gateway GC – Romulus MI 48174
Eagle Eye GC – Bath MI 48808
Thorneapple Creek GC – Kalamazoo MI 49009
Four Lakes CC – Edwardsburg MI 49112
Thorneapple Point GC – Grand Rapids MI 49512
Grand Traverse Wolverine – Acme MI 49610
Wolf Hollow GC – Labadie MO 63055
Bent Creek GC – Jackson MO 63755
River Oask GC – Grandview MO 64030
Cottonwood Hills GC – Bozman MT 59718
Verdict Ridge GC – Denver NC 28037
Westport GC – Denver NC 28037
Verdict Ridge GC – Denver NC 28037
Birkdale GC – Huntersville NC 28078
Green Meadows GC – Mt Holly NC 28120
Woodland Hills GC – Eagle NE 68347
Holmes GC – Lincoln NE 68505
Mahoney GC – Lincoln NE 68507
Colonial Terrace GC – Wanamassa NJ 7712
Mercer Oaks – East – Windsor NJ 8550
Mercer Oaks – West – Windsor NJ 8550
Aliante GC – North Las Vegas NV 89084
Durango Hills GC – Las Vegas NV 89129
Arroyo at Red Rock – Las Vegas NV 89135
Eisenhower GC Red – Eisenhower Park NY 11554
Yahnandasis CC – New Hartford NY 13413
Thorn Apple GC – Galloway OH 43119
Oakhurst Players Club – Grove City OH 43123
Shaker Run GC – Lebanon OH 45036
Bailey Ranch GC – Owasso OK 74055
Mohawk Park GC Pecan – Tulsa OK 74115
Mohawk Park GC Woodbine – Tulsa OK 74115
Corvallis CC – Corvallis OR 97333
Diamond Woods GC – Monroe OR 97456
Iron Valley GC – Lebanon PA 17042
Grandview GC – York PA 17408
Downingtown CC Downingtown PA 19355
Bulls Bay GC – Awendaw SC 29429
Daniel Island GC Beresford – Charlston SC 29492
Daniel Island GC Ralston Creek – Charlston SC 29492
Springfield GC – Fort Mill SC 29715
Colonial CC North Cordova TN 38016
Colonial CC South Cordova TN 38016
Memorial Park GC – Houston TX 77007
Great Southwest GC Grand Prairie TX 75050
Texaco CC – Houston TX 77013
Sweetwater Country Club Cypress Sugarland TX 77479
Palms at Pleasure Island Port Arthur TX 77640
Fairfax National GC Antietam – Centerville VA 20120
Fairfax National GC Wilderness – Centerville VA 20120
Fairfax National GC Bull Run – Centerville VA 20120
Herdon Centenial GC – Herdon VA 20170
Reston National GC – Reston VA 20191
Jefferson District GC – Falls Church VA 22042
Pinecrest GC – Alexandria VA 22312
Cameron Hills Links King George VA 22485
Shenvalee GC Olde – New Market VA 22844
Shenvalee GC Miller – New Market VA 22844
Shenvalee GC Creek – New Market VA 22844
Cypress Point CC – Virginia Beach VA 23455
Hanging Rock GC – Salem VA 24153
West Bolton GC – Jericho VT 5465
Kwiniaska GC – Shelburne VT 5482
Catamount GC – Williston VT 5495
Windermere GC – Spokane WA 99208
The Oaks GC – Cottage Grove WI 53527
Norsk GC – Mt Horeb WI 53572
Odana Hills GC – Madison WI 53711

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pebble Beach Rain, Golf's Economic Stimulus Package and Google Earth 5

Breaking News:

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For just the 5th time since the late 1950's the AT&T Pro-Am had the fourth round washed out. (Prior to 1957 this was a three round tournament.) With winds pushing 40mph, heavy rain and falling trees, not only was it impossible to golf, it was dangerous for the fans. The weather in northern California has been pretty tough this past couple months, but the upside is that the golf courses are looking spectacularly green! We've had a two-year drought, so even a regular rainy season is welcomed.


Like it or not, the professional golfers on the PGA and LPA tours have got be thanking their lucky stars for the return of Tiger Woods and for Michelle Wie's rookie season. Yes, there will be the large entourages, yes there will be the media circuses and yes great rounds will be 'overlooked' by single errant shots by these two super stars. BUT, there will be crowds, paying crowds that sponsors want to court, crowds that the networks want to show on TV.


If you have not seen it yet, Google Earth recently released version 5.0. This is a great new version and one feature is particularly good for us at GolfTraxx. In the tool box there is a small clock icon that when pushed allows the user to review past imagery of the same location using a slide bar. So, if the latest image is shaded, has poor contrast, etc., you can now look back and see past imagery and pick the best one to use on a map. Very cool indeed!


This is a massive update (185 to be precise) and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sent in a course or courses. Internationally, we added Antigua, Chile and The Czech Republic as new countries to the GolfTraxx community as part of 48 new courses. The UK alone added 29 (60%) of the international courses and represented even more new courses than any US state. Several of the UK courses are either Open Championship or Women's Open Championship or Open Championship qualifying sites. The GolfTraxx community added or updated 137 US courses for this update. Virginia shot to the top of the list with 18 courses, followed by strong showings by Texas with 17 courses, California with 15 courses and a new entry to the top five, ILLINOIS (also with 15.) Several courses have been re-mapped with the enhanced/added imagery from Google Earth version 5 and we highly suggest that everyone download and try the new features. They are cool!

International Courses:

Cedar Valley GC ANTIGUA
Jolly Harbour GC ANTIGUA
‎Moore Park GC Kensington NSW 2033 AUSTRALIA
‎Tanilba Bay GC Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 AUSTRALIA
Craigiegurn GC Craigieburn VIC 3064 AUSTRALIA
‎Portarlington GC Portarlington VIC 3223 AUSTRALIA
Links at Lang Farms Essex Junction VT 5452 AUSTRALIA
‎Carramar GC Caramar WA 6031 AUSTRALIA
‎Victoria GC Edmonton AB T5N0N0 CANADA
Nanaimo GC Nanaimo BC V9S3N8 CANADA
Millcroft GC Burlinton ON L7M4A8 CANADA
Hacienda Chicureo Club de Golf CHILE
‎Noble Merchant GC Shenzhen 518053 CHINA
‎Malevil GC Hermanice v Podještedí 280 47125CZ CZECH REPUBLIC
‎Golf d'Arras Anzin-St-Aubin 62223FR FRANCE
Golf de Gonesse Gonesse 95500FR FRANCE
‎Moon Palace GC-Jungle Cancun 77500MX MEXICO
‎Moon Palace GC-Lake Cancun 77500MX MEXICO
‎Golfclub Princenbosch Molenschot NETHERLANDS
‎Parkview GC Johannesburg 2122SA SOUTH AFRICA
‎Beau Desert GC Cannock FY82LD UK
‎Buckinghamshire GC Denham UB95PG UK
‎De Vere Dunston Hall GC Norfolk NR148PQ UK
De Vere Mottram Hall GC Macclesfield SK104QT UK
‎Eden GC Carlisle CA64RA UK
‎Harrogate GC Harrogate HG27TF UK
‎Hexham GC Hexham NE463RZ UK
‎Hillside GC Hillside PR82LU UK
‎Hornsea GC Hornsea HU181XG UK
‎Lea Marston GC Lea Marston B760BY UK
‎Menzies Welcombe Hotel GC Stratford-Upon-Avon CV370NR UK
Mid Yorkshire GC Darrington WF82BP UK
‎Moor Allerton GC Wike LS179NH UK
‎Northended GC Northenden M224FR UK
‎Notts GC Kirby in Ashfield NG177QR UK
‎Oxfordshire GC Milton Common OX92PU UK
Royal Liverpool GC (Hoylake) Hoylake CH474AL UK
‎Scarborough North Cliff GC Scarborough YO126PP UK
‎Silloth on Solway GC Silloth CA74BL UK
‎Slinfold Park GC Slinfold RH130RE UK
‎South Leeds GC Leeds LS115TU UK
‎Stockport GC Stockport SK25HL UK
‎Wakefield GC Wakefield WF26JH UK
‎Alwoodley GC Leeds LS178SA UK
‎Filey GC Filey YO149BQ UK
Lothianburn GC Edinburgh EH107DU UK
‎Stockport GC Stockport SK25HL UK
‎The Belfry-PGA Sutton Coldfield B769PR UK
‎Bedale GC Bedale DL81EZ UK

US Courses:

Bear Creek GC - Bear and Cub Chandler AZ 85249
‎Lone Tree GC Chandler AZ 85249
‎Aeropines-Hornet Virginia Beach CA 23460
‎Airways GC Fresno CA 93727
‎Almaden Country Club San Jose CA 95120
‎Encino GC Encino CA 91436
General Old GC Riverside CA 92518
Hansen Dam GC Pacoima CA 91331
Mile Square Players GC Fountain Valley CA 92708
Morro Bay GC Morro Bay CA 93442
‎Peninsula CC San Mateo CA 94403
Rec Park GC Long Beach CA 90804
‎Sherwood Forest GC Sanger CA 93657
Skylinks GC Long Beach CA 90808
‎Stanford University GC Stanford CA 94305
‎Sunol Valley GC-Palms Sunol CA 94586
The Lakes El Segundo CA 90245
Antler Creek GC Peyton CO 80831
Pine Valley GC Southington CT 6489
Bay Point Resort GC Niclaus Pana Macy FL 32408
Bradenton CC Bradenton FL 24209
Duran GC Melbourne FL 32940
Holiday GC Panama City FL 32407
Hombre GC Bad-Ugly Panama City FL 32407
Lake Diamond GCC Ocala FL 34472
Legacy GC Bradenton FL 34202
‎Manatee County GC Bradenton FL 34210
Preserve GC at Tara Bradenton FL 34203
River Club GC Bradenton FL 34202
Tatun Ridge GC Sarasota FL 34240
‎Tides GC Seminole FL 33772
Bradshaw Farm GC Woodstock GA 30188
Mystery Valley GC Lithonia GA 30058
Planterra Ridge GC Peachtree City GA 30269
St Ives GC Johns Creek GA 30097
Standard Club Deluth GA 30097
Wendell Coffee GC Tyrone GA 30290
Barbers Point GC Barbers Point NAS HI 96860
Hawaii Prince GC - A Course Ewa Beach HI 96706
Leilehua GC Wahiawa HI 96786
‎Leleihua GC Schofield Barracks HI 96786
River Valley GC Adel IA 50003
Alton Municipal GC Alton IL 62002
‎Arlington GC Granite City IL 62040
Balmoral Woods GC Crete IL 60417
‎Belk Park Wood River IL 62095
‎Downers Grove GC Downers Grove IL 60515
‎Gateway National GL Madison IL 62060
Joe Lewis GC Riverdale IL 60827
‎Marquette Park GC Chicago IL 60629
‎Meadows GC Blue Island IL 60406
Oak Brook GC East Edwardsville IL 62025
Oak Brook GC North Edwardsville IL 62025
‎Oak Brook GC West Edwardsville IL 62025
‎Robert Wadlow GC Alton IL 62002
‎Rolling Hills GC Godfrey IL 62035
‎Woodlands GC Alton IL 62002
‎Black Squirrel GC Goshen IN 46526
‎Brassie GC Chesterton IN 46304
‎Timberlane CC Gretna LA 70056
Wampatuk CC Canton MA 2021
Northwest Park GC Wheaton MD 20906
Rattlewood GC Mount Airy MD 21771
Worthington Manor GC Urbana MD 21704
Brae Burn GC Plymouth MI 48170
Rouge Park Detroit MI 48228
Rouge Park GC Detrot MI 48228
‎Majestic Oaks GC-Signature Ham Lake MN 55304
Duncan Hills GC Savannah MO 64485
‎Forest Park GC St Louis MO 63112
‎GC of Wentzville Wentzville MO 63385
Grand Summit GCC Grandview MO 64030
‎Pevely Farms GC Eureka MO 63025
Firethorne CC Marvin NC 28173
Lincoln CC Lincolntown NC 28092
‎Olde Sycamore GC Charlotte NC 28227
‎Miracle Hill GC Omaha NE 68154
Cranbury GC West Windsor NJ 8550
Eagle Oaks GC Farmingdale NJ 7727
‎Painted Desert GC Las Vegas NV 89129
‎Palm Valley GC Las Vegas NV 89134
Revere GC Concord Henderson NV 89052
Revere GC Lexington Henderson NV 89052
‎Chenango Valley State Park Chenango Valley NY 13746
Indian Hills CC Northport NY 11768
‎Tallgrass GC Shoreham NY 11786
Berkshire Hills GC Chesterland OH 44026
Earlywine GC South Oklahoma City OK 73170
McKay Creek GC Hillsboro OR 97124
‎Crossgates GC Millersville PA 17551
‎Elkview CC Carbondale PA 18407
Four Seasons GC Landisville PA 17538
Lancaster Host GC Lancaster PA 17602
Rolling Acres GC Beaver Falls PA 15010
‎Cherokee National GC Gafney SC 29341
‎Crowfield GCC Goose Creek SC 29445
Eagles Point GC Blufton SC 29910
Shipyard GC Brigantine Hilton Head Island SC 29928
‎Shipyard GC Clipper Hilton Head Island SC 29928
Shipyard GC Galleon Hilton Head Island SC 29928
‎Village Greens GC Gramling SC 29348
Chase Oaks GC Plano TX 75025
Cypresswood GC Creek Spring TX 77373
Cypresswood GC Tradition Spring TX 77373
‎Glenbrook Park GC Houston TX 77017
‎Indian Creek GC - Lakes Carrolton TX 75007
‎Legacy Hills GC Georgetown TX 78628
‎Legacy Hills GC Georgetown TX 78628
‎Memorial Park GC Houston TX 77007
Pasadena Muni Houston TX 77034
‎Ridglea CC-North Ft Worth TX 76116
‎Riverchase GC EXTRAS Coppell TX 75019
‎Riverside GC Grand Prairie TX 75050
‎Texas Star GC_EXTRAS Euless TX 76040
TPC Craig Ranch McKinney TX 75070
Tribute GC The Colony TX 75056
‎Waterview GC Rowlett TX 75089
White Wing GC Georgetown TX 78633
Ashley Plantation GC Daleville VA 24083
‎Bay Creek-Arnold Palmer GC Cape Charles VA 23310
‎Bay Creek-Jack Nicklaus GC Cape Charles VA 23310
Cahoon Plantation GC Chesapeake VA 23322
‎‎Colonial Heritage GC Williamsburg VA 23188
‎‎Eagle Haven GC Norfolk VA 23521
Hell's Point GC Virginia Beach VA 23456
Heron Ridge Golf CC Virginia Beach VA 23456
‎Kingsmill GC-River Williamsburg VA 23185
Nansemond River GC Suffolk VA 23439
‎Ole Monterey GC Roanoke VA 24019
‎Red Wing Lake GC Virginia Beach VA 23451
‎Revised Aeropines-Tomcat GC Virginia Beach VA 23460
‎Sleepy Hole GC Suffolk VA 23435
‎Stonehouse GC Toano VA 23168
Stonewall GC Gainesville VA 20155
‎Stonewall GC Gainesville VA 20155
‎Virginia Beach National GC Virginia Beach VA 23456
Harbor Pointe GC Mukilteo WA 98275


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why GPS?, 16th at Scottsdale, Course Updates


This is a great picture and it really tells the story.  With one stroke your Sunday round can cost you an additional $200. Choosing the correct club is really important and unless you are always in the fairway with marked sprinkler heads, your ability to know your distance is limited.  


This week, the PGA tour stop is TPC Scottsdale' Stadium Course (Zip code 85255) and the 'Loudest Hole In Golf'  None other than the 16th, where this year there will be over 30,000 fans in the only fully enclosed hole anywhere in the world.  The Saturday round will be attended by over 150,000 spectators, and over the course of the entire tournament, somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 people will walk the course.   This is the anti-tournament, and the 16th is certainly the anti-establishment hole.  Do good and the crowd roars, flub a shot and you will hear groans, boos and heckling every year until you make a great shot.  

A question for the GolfTraxx community.  Should the rest of the pro golf tours add a few holes like the 16th at TPC Scottsdale?  Would this increase fan involvement, increase interest by the younger crowd, bring more new golfers to the sport?  Given the pulling of sponsorships by banks, real estate and automobile companies, what changes does this game need in at minimum keep the status quo?


The development efforts here at GolfTraxx are moving along fast with the integration of Google Earth/Maps on our website.  YES, you can also review the Google maps and the placemarks for Front, Center and Back on your smartphone or PDA device.  GolfTraxx has also added a published Facebook application that will allow you to post information from your round to your Facebook profile [see the Facebook app here].


With this update the UK shot to the lead with 10 of 18 international courses!  We also welcome Malaysia as the newest country to the GolfTraxx community

Course City   State  Zip/ Postal code   Country
Hurstville GC Peakhurst NSW 2210 Australia
Blackwood GC Cherry Gardens SA 5157 Australia
Riverside GC Edmonton AB T5J2G7 Canada
Chateau-Monthety GC Ozoir-la-ferriere 77330FR France
Templer Park GCC Rawwang 48000 Malaysia
Mearns Castle Golf Academy Newton Mearns G775RR Scotland
Blue Valley Estate GC Centurion 1685 South Africa
GC de Artxanda 48960ES Spain
Ashridge GC Gaddesden HP41LY UK
Breadsall Priory GC Morley DE76DL UK
Calcot Park GC Calcot RG317RN UK
Camberley Heath GC Camberley GU151JG UK
Forest of Arden GC – Arden Warwickshire CV77HR UK
Ganton GC Ganton YO124PA UK
Pannal GC Pannal HG31ES UK
Royal Blackheath GC London SE95AF UK
Tadmarton Heath GC Wigginton OX155HL UK
Wetherby GC Wetherby LS224JF UK

Domestically, California added eight new courses doubling both Arizona and Virginia.  Virginia is quickly becoming an outstanding location to use GolfTraxx and we greatly appreciate everyone's efforts.  

Gold Canyon-Dinosaur Gold Canyon AZ 85219
Legacy Golf Resort Phoenix AZ 85042
San Marcos GC Chanlder AZ 85225
Toka Sticks GC Mesa AZ 85212
Lakewood CC Lakewood CA 90712
LaMirada GC La Mirada CA 90638
Monarch Dunes GC-Old Nipomo CA 93444
Moreno Valley Ranch GC Lake-Mountain Moreno Valley CA 92555
Rancho Solano GC Fairfield CA 94533
Rancho Vista GC Palmdale CA 93551
Tahquitz Creek GC-Legends Palm Springs CA 92264
Tierra Rejada GC Moorpark CA 93021
Ft Collins CC Ft Collins CO 80524
Oxford Greens GC Oxford CT 6478
Daytona Beach GC – North Daytona Beach FL 32114
Daytona Beach GC – South Daytona Beach FL 32114
Stoneybrook GC Bradenton FL 34212
Georgia National GC McDonough GA 30252
Mueller's Valley View Farms GC Saginaw MI 48609
Southmoor GC Burton MI 48529
Sky View GC Sparta NJ 7871
Wells College GC Aurora NY 13026
Pinnacle GC Grove City OH 43123
Forest Ridge GC Broken Arrow OK 74014
Lake Hefner GC – South Oklahoma City OK 73116
Southmoore GC Bath PA 18014
Bridlewood GC Flower Mound TX 75028
Northern Hills GC San Antonio TX 78217
Repuplic GC San Antonio TX 78222
Colonial Heritage GC Williamsburg VA 23188
Cypress Creek GC Suffolk VA 23430
Golden Horshoe GC – Green Williamsburg VA 23185
Kingsmill GC – Plantation Williamsburg VA 23185
Kingsmill GC – Woods Williamsburg VA 23185

Friday, January 16, 2009

New Website Features, GolfTraxx can Map Your course, Tour Updates

New Website Features:

2009 is shaping up to be a great year for the GolfTraxx community. We have started major changes to the website, are finalizing some great features to the next releases of the GolfTraxx application and (if that wasn't enough) are building some really cool tools to allow the GolfTraxx community to participate in our growth.

This week we integrated Google Maps into the GolfTraxx website. Now, in addition to getting course information and the scorecard, you can now get each tee information (yardages, ratings, slope), directions to the course, and even view mapped courses hole-by-hole. By clicking on the View Hole button on each hole of the online scorecard, you will see the green for the hole, plus the other placemarks that were submitted for the hole (Front, Middle, and Back of Each green, plus the Tee Target). Looking at each hole this for each of the courses you have submitted will give you feedback on how you did mapping the course. It may provide an opportunity for you to improve the mapping that was completed on the course.

GolfTraxx can Map your Course

We've now added the ability to map courses for the community. Yes, now you can have one of our experts map your favorite course, a course that you will be playing while on a business trip, or while on vacation. Simply order the course via the NO TIME TO MAP link here, and we will keep it up in the Quick Notes section on the right side of the blog.

Quick Online Course Review

Speaking of hole-by-hole course views. You can now review your local course to make sure that the green centers are pretty much correct on the GolfTraxx website. By clicking on the View Hole button on each hole of the scorecard, you will see the green, plus the placemarks that were submitted for the hole (Front, Middle, and Back of Each green, plus the Tee Target). If the placemarks are not positioned correctly on the green centered in the picture, let us know! Send a note including the Course and the hole so we can check it out.

Pro Tour News

The PGA tour is still in Hawaii ( I bet most of the GolfTraxx community wishes they were there too) this week. While many on the mainland are fighting temperatures that are 20, 30 and even 40 degrees below zero, the Men's tour is playing in howling winds and rain on the Waialae Golf Course (zip code 96816). And, for those on the East coast, now might be a good time catch a round at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (zip code 32827) where high profile resident Annika Sorenstam recently got married. Tiger Woods, another resident of Lake Nona gave the couple a "really big bottle of wine" and no one is saying if he was in attendance. (Our bets are a “Yes” on that.) The LPGA and Champions tour are still off for their Winter breaks.

Course Updates

The new year has started strong with an additional 90+ courses! Internationally, we welcome three new countries with the addition of courses in St. Kitts, Aruba and the Philippines. The UK took the top spot this update with seven new courses, edging Australia by one and a VERY strong performance by Mexico.

Tierra del Sol GC ARUBA Aruba
Kiama GC Kiama Downs NSW 2533 Australia
Mona Vale GC Mona Vale NSW 2103 Australia
Woolooware GC Woolooware NSW 2230 Australia
Blackwood GC Cherry Gardens SA 5157 Australia
Tirhatuan Lakes GC Rowville VIC 3178 Australia
Lakelands GC Gnangara WA 6065 Australia
GC Haugschlag Haugschlag 160 Austria
Gof d'Albi – Lasbordes Albi 81000FR France
Beaverstown GC Donabate IRELAND Ireland
Marco Simmone GC – North Guidonia 00012IT Italy
CC de Saltillo Saltillo 25900MX Mexico
CC Las Misiones Santiago 67321MX Mexico
CC Monterey Garza Carcia 66267MX Mexico
CC Valley Alto Monterey 64989MX Mexico
Club de Golf La Herradura Monterey 64821 Mexico
Forest Hills GCC – Nicklaus Anipolo City 1870 Philippines
Club Deportivo del Oeste Cabo Rojo OOO623 Puerto Rico
Royal St Kitts GC STKITTS St. Kitts
Carlisle GC Carlisle CA4 8AG UK
Coombe Hill GC Kingston-On-Thames KT2 7DF UK
Huddersfield GC Fixby HD2 2EP UK
Leeds GC Leeds LS8 2LJ UK
Prestbury GC Prestbury SK10 4BJ UK
Selby GC Selby Y08 9LD UK
Shrigley Park GC Shrigley SK10 5SB UK

Within the US, Florida continued its dominance of new courses with 12, beating Texas with nine and Virginia with seven new courses. The weather has been brutal across much of the US, so lets all hope for some milder weather.

Paradise Valley GC Fayetteveill AR 72704
Arizona Grand Resort Phoenix AZ 85044
Course at Wente Vineyards Livermore CA 94550
El Prado GC – Chino Chino CA 91710
Harbor Park GC Wilmington CA 90744
La Purisima GC Lompoc CA 93436
Fairchild Wheeler GC – Black Fairfield CT 6432
Bardmoor GC Largo FL 33777
Buffalo Creek GC Palmetto FL 34221
Clearwater CC Clearwater FL 33755
Imperial Lakewoods GC Palmetto FL 34221
Mariners Sands GC – Gold Stuart FL 34997
Mariners Sands GC – Green Stuart FL 34997
Miccosukee GCC – Baraccuda Miami FL 33183
Miccosukee GCC – Dolphin Miami FL 33183
Miccosukee GCC – Marlin Miami FL 33183
Orange Lake CC – Legends Kissimmee FL 34747
Orange Lake CC – Resreve Kissimmee FL 34747
Plantation Palms GC Land O Lakes FL 34639
Jones Creek GC Evans GA 30809
Pheasant Run Resort St. Charles IL 60174
Saukie GC Rock Island IL 61201
William Sahm GC Indianapolis IN 46250
Alvamar Public GC Lawrence KS 66047
Oak CC DeSoto KS 66018
Tomahawk Hills GC Shawnee KS 66217
False River GCC Ventress LA 70783
Pelican Point – Links Gonzalez LA 70737
Bay Hills GC Arnold MD 21012
Eisenhower GC Crownsville MD 21032
Loon Lake Public GC Jackson MN 56143
Rolling Hills GC Westbrook MN 56183
Windom CC Windom MN 56101
Starkville CC Starkville MS 39760
Kilmarlic GC Powell's Point NC 27966
High Bridge Hills GC High Bridge NJ 8829
Walkill CC Franklin NJ 7416
Beekman CC – Highland Hopewell Junction NY 12533
Beekman CC – Taconic Hopewell Junction NY 12533
Beekman CC – Valley Hopewell Junction NY 12533
Pinnacle GC Grove City OH 43123
Hillcrest CC Bartlesville OK 74006
Lincoln Park – West Oklahoma City OK 73111
Westwood GC Norman OK 73069
Chehalem Glenn GC Newberg OR 97132
Talamore at Oack Terrace Ambler PA 19002
Ft Jackson GC – Old Hickory Ft Jackson SC 29207
Ft Jackson GC – Wildcat Ft Jackson SC 29207
Hickory Knob G McCormick SC 29835
Twelve Stones GC Goodlettsville TN 37072
Atascocita CC – Pinehurst Atascocita TX 77346
Atascocita CC – Point Atascocita TX 77346
Atascocita CC – Shores Atascocita TX 77346
Bear Creek GC – East Dallas TX 75261
Bear Creek GC – West Dallas TX 75261
Gateway Hills GC San Antonio TX 78236
Hidden Hills Public GC Pampa TX 79065
Lone Star GC El Paso TX 79925
Oak Creek CC Greenville TX 75402
Algonkian Regional Park GC Sterling VA 20165
Bow Creek Muni GC Virginia Beach VA 23452
Golden Horshoe GC – Gold Williamsburg VA 23185
Honey Bee GC Virginia Beach VA 23456
Kempsville Greens GC Virginia Beach VA 23462
Stonehouse GC Toano VA 23168
Stumpy Lake GC Virginia Beach VA 23456

If you sent in a course in the past two weeks and it is not on this list, let us know. We probably have been trying to reach you, so check your bulk mail folders!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Happy New Year

I have heard the term "Turing over a new page" referring to next month of a calendar. This got me to thinking that at the end of the year we don't really turn a new page at all. Rather, we get a brand new, blank set of 365 pages at our disposal. What we do with all those days is what's important. Will you play more golf? Practice more? Get that set of new clubs you have been eying all season? The choices are endless. While I generally don't do a "New Year's Resolution" I have decided that I will walk the course more times than not, I will play more times in 2009 than I did in 2008 and most importantly, I will focus on each and every shot. What is your golf goal in 2009? Let the community know by posting it as a comment below.

We at GolfTraxx are REALLY looking forward to a great 2009 and have a ton of ideas that we want to bring to our community. We are working on a major site update, new/updated versions of GolfTraxx, and as always getting as many golf courses GPS mapped as possible. So, bring it on, send us your favorite courses. Our resolution for 2009 is to provide you the best user experience we can.

New year, new Season.

Wow, it is just two weeks into Winter and the men's PGA Tour will start up this week. Granted, a couple weeks in Hawaii is a tough life, but who is complaining? The Kapalua Resort (zip code 96761) will host the Mercedes Benz Championship starting on the 8th. This annual season opener brings together only tour event winners and we get to see how the Pros shoot after a few weeks to a few months away from top level competition. Next week, the Sony Open will be played at the Waialae Country Club (96816), just outside Honolulu. The Champions, the LPGA and the Nationwide Tours will start in a few more weeks.

Course Updates

In the past couple weeks we completed 69 new and updated courses. We welcome Fiji as our newest country to the GolfTraxx community and also give a welcome to Puerto Rico as a new member of our international community. Australia once again lead the international with 15 new courses. It is always a G'Day down under for golf.

Bunbury GC Bunbury WA 6233 Australia‎
Glenwaverley GV Glenwaverley VIC 3150 Australia
Indooroopilly GC Indooroopilly QLD 4068 Australia‎
Kooindah Waters GC Wyong NSW 2259 Australia
Magenta Shores GCC Magenta NSW 2261 Australia
Massey Park GC Concord NSW 2137 Australia
Maylands Peninsula GC Maylands WA 6051 Australia
Rockingham GC Rockingham WA 6168 Australia‎
Sanctuary Golf Resort Bunbury WA 6230 Australia
Sandringham Golf Links VIC Cheltenham 3192 Australia
Secret Harbour GL Secret Harbour WA 6173 Australia‎
Thirteenth Beach GC – Beach Barwon Heads VIC 3227 Australia
Thirteenth Beach GC – Creek Barwon Heads VIC 3227 Australia
Wollongong GC Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Wembley Golf Complex Floreat Forum WA 6014 Australia‎
Denarau Golf Resort FIJI
Golf de Saint Cloud-Parcours VertGarches 92380FR France
Golfanlage Kallin Bornicke D-14641 Germany
Coamo Springs GC Coamo PR 00769 Puerto Rico
Lee Park GC Gateacre L27 3YA UK
Stonebridge GC West Midlands CV7 7PL UK
West Sussex GC Pulborough West Sussex RH20 2EN UK

Within the US, FLORIDA provided a strong showing during the past two weeks with 10 courses, followed by California and Texas. I know TX has a few in the queue, so the next update might see a change once again in top submitting states.

Las Sendas GC – EXTRAS Mesa AZ 85207
Balboa Park Muni GC San Diego CA 92102
Buena Vista GC Taft CA 93268‎
Carlton Oaks CC Santee CA 92071
Hansen Dam GC Pacoima CA 91331‎
Links at River Lakes Bakersfield CA 93312‎
Menlo CC Woodside CA 94062
Mission Trails GC San Diego CA 92119
Oakmont GC Santa Rosa CA 95409
Santa Barbara GC Santa Barbara CA 93105‎
Bay Palms GC – Palms MacDill AFB FL 33621
Biltmore GC Coral Gables FL 33134‎
Granada GC – EXTRAS Coral Gables FL 33134‎
International Links Miami FL 33175‎
Lake Venice Golf Club Third Nine (Holes 19-27) Venice FL 34285‎
Links at Greenfield Plantation Bradenton FL 34212
Miami Shores CC Miami FL 33138
Miami Springs GC Miami Springs FL 33166‎
Orange Lake GC – Legends Kissimme FL 34747
Winter Park GC Winter Park FL 32789
Country Club of Gwinnett Snellville GA 30039‎
The Creek at Hard Labor Rutledge GA 30663
New Ewa Beach GC Ewa Beach HI 96706
Iron Horse GC Leawood KS 66224
Sleepy Hollow GC Prospect KY 40059
Shaker Hills GC Harvard MA 01451
Lincoln Hills GC Birmingham MI 48009
Pine Valley CC Willmington NC 28312
Valley Brook GC Blackwood NJ 8012
Las Vegas Paiute Golf - Snow Mountain Las Vegas NV 89124
Las Vegas Paiute Golf - Sun Mountain Las Vegas NV 89124
Las Vegas Paiute - Wolf Las Vegas NV 89124‎
Page Belcher GC - Olde Page Tulsa OK 74132‎
Page Belcher GC Stone Creek Tulsa OK 74132‎
Northampton Valley CC Richboro PA 18954
Crowfield GCC Goose Creek SC 29445
Houston National GC Houston TX 77095
Kingwood Cove GC Kingwood TX 77339
Los Rios CC Plano TX 75074‎
Tangle Ridge GC Gand Prairie TX 75052
Woodbridge GC – Extras Wyle TX 75098
Aeropines GC – Hornet Virginia Beach VA 23460
Aeropines GC – Tomcat Virginia Beach VA 23460
Bide-A-Wee GC Portsmouth VA 23701
Pleasant View GC Lake Middleton WI 53562
Pleasant View GC Wood/Prairie Middleton WI 53562