Golf Hackathon

HOW DO WE MAKE GOLF MORE FUN FOR EVERYONE?

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

DIAGNOSING THE FUN PROBLEM

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 Ronald Kronthal on August 27, 2014

Pace of play
Length of experience
Price of play

By Ron Sisson on August 27, 2014

…Wait a minute! That's an old Rolling Stones song where currently, I can only wish the "wealth" part were true!

Actually, I'm a man of many years of experience both as a golfer (started at age 10) and as a Professional Golf Coach with close to 30 years of full time teaching experience...

By Victor Bond on August 26, 2014

All the usual suspects, plus one.
Cost, time, and difficulty, plus embarrassment, which is in our view the greatest inhibitor to enjoying and improving play.

By Steve Gordon on August 25, 2014

I played golf Saturday afternoon in 4 hours, give or take. It was on a Kelly Blake Moran 9 hole course (part of a planned 18 hole layout) in SE Pennsylvania. I am a senior golfer with a 12-13 handicap. The course wasn't very crowded and so you might be thinking what took 4 hours. Well my friends...

By Steve Gordon on August 25, 2014

I played golf Saturday afternoon in 4 hours, give or take. It was on a Kelly Blake Moran 9 hole course (part of a planned 18 hole layout) in SE Pennsylvania. I am a senior golfer with a 12-13 handicap. The course wasn't very crowded and so you might be thinking what took 4 hours. Well my friends...

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 club..in fact so much of the game is...

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