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 Regas Chefas on September 11, 2014

I was following a couple on the golf course a few evenings ago. They were not good golfers. And yet they were studiously measuring their drops, arguing and trying to clarify rules, etc... Life is too short for that crap if you ask me. I competed in golf in high school and was offered a...

By Paul Kenney on September 9, 2014

I have an idea that is working to add to your comments if leaders in golf (both for profit and non profit) would open up the communication lines to what is in everyones backyard.

The communication needs to start with Superintendents at every Independent School District for golf in school...

By Ron Sisson on September 6, 2014

The length of time it takes to play a round of golf is often cited as one of the factors contributing to golf's current stagnation in growth and participation. This strikes me as very odd.

"Why do you find this odd?" you ask?

What I find odd is that it seems that golfers are the...

By Paul Brzozowski on September 5, 2014

My wife is re-entering the game after a ten year layoff, from where she was not that good to begin with. Now, with us both older, she struggles.

By Bill Bullis on September 4, 2014

Many golfers choose the wrong tee box for their drives.

By Anonymous on September 1, 2014

Slow Play ! Many golfers in golf cars do not go to each players ball as those who walk. There are two golfers at one players ball and sometimes four players at one players ball. They all wait to go to their ball until the first player hits his ball. Some players take a long time to place their...

By on August 30, 2014

Unable to reach par 4 in regulation.
Our course has not adopted "Tee It Forward"

By Victor Bond on August 29, 2014

The fear of embarrassment with new players in new places is one of the biggest downers in traveling golf. Those of us who have golfed and traveled a lot [I was with IBM for 15 years] know exactly what I mean. And even when things are decent, there's rarely any human engagement. Just having...

By Victor Bond on August 29, 2014

Embarrassment - and the fear of being embarrassed - is the most frustrating thing about golf, period. It inhibits play and improvement, and it drives people from the game.
We all talk about being mentally tough, but who are we fooling? Few can overcome this without support.