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 Terry Roberts on July 30, 2014

local golf courses are built cut amongst the native trees very little effort is done to thin out the trees bordering the fairways asis amateur golfers try to do their best on a course to a great degree the high scores are due to this condition of the course as it relates to the trees I have...

By Daniel Goldbeck on July 28, 2014

Show up at most golf courses and the people there treat you like an intruder. There is often a non-welcoming stare, the subtext of which is, "What are you doing here?"
I have been playing golf for close to 50 years and have always been amazed at how many courses exist when the...

By Rob Stefaniak on July 28, 2014

The mental / emotional anguish and/or embarrassment of having to card a bogey, double bogey or worse on a hole when it doesn't capture how you felt about your performance on that hole.

By bob geismar on July 28, 2014

the business of golf is no different than any other business. You have a product and/or service. You market that product/service to your community and try to make them repeat customers. No different than your local pharmacy or your car wash. Why are some golf courses prospering and others are...

By darren dobbins on July 28, 2014

Finding an inexpensive, less time consuming alternative to golfs current courses and equipment options. Being able to play with someone who normally does not play is enjoyable.

By Camden Hamlin on July 27, 2014

The game of golf is very expensive. Being a 16 year old player I can't afford to play as much as I want to and the price of the cart is almost the price of the round at some places. Including carts with all purchases of rounds will not onkly speed up pace of play but you also get more bang for...

By Camden Hamlin on July 27, 2014

Viewers of the tournaments could have the option to pick their favorite golfer and watch his/her entire round. Some people don't want to watch multiple golfers and just want to focus on their favorites and to see how they are doing in the round.

By Monty Fritts on July 27, 2014

Well over 10 years ago, I started golfing just for the fun of it. I purchased a complete set of BRAND NAME clubs, bag, and all the other bottom line things needed for this sport from Wal-Mart for around $125-$150. Several seasons after that life started to get in the way of my time and space so...

By Don Daszkowski on July 26, 2014

I SUCK at bowling and was on a team with 3 others who also SUCK at bowling but I still joined a league and had a great time. We met other people who weren't good at bowling but we enjoyed the league because there were no expectations that were needed to be met. We bowled, hit a few strikes, a...

By chris demcak on July 25, 2014

Slow play and lack of fun are the biggest problems. Many players emulate the pros. They bring a towel onto the green, wipe the ball down, wipe down the grip... They pace all over the green, plumb-bob, sighting down the shaft. They diligently line up the mark on the ball - adjust, re-adjust...