Golf Hackathon


Learn More

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).


Filter By:
By Golfwerkz on April 25, 2014

Besides being able to try out a new track there aren't many incentives to golfing away from home.

By Golfwerkz on April 25, 2014

One rule book to rule them all makes golf one frustrating experience.

By hilary langdon on April 24, 2014

Getting better at golf is tricky, due to only retaining a small percentage of what you were taught per lesson. That is, unless you have a good way to keep all of your lessons and feedback in one place!

Most golfers dream of taking "bucket list" golf trips but organizing a vacation get-a-way can be a lot of work for an individual or small group and without group pricing can be cost-prohibitive.

By Henry Tucker Denman on April 24, 2014

The rules of golf stipulate that a golfer can carry 14 clubs. I firmly believe that this is too many clubs for the world that we live in today. This is one of the reasons for slow play. Golfers are constantly looking in their bag, searching for the perfect club.

By John Arthur on April 24, 2014

I used to play golf by trying to adhere to all the myriad rules and regulations. I focused on trying to improve my score and competing with others I was playing with. I was an angry golfer. Then I had a coach in college ask me why I played golf if it was so upsetting and clearly not fun. I...

By John Arthur on April 24, 2014

When my kids were really young, I bought them a "play" golf set which included a big rubber ball and on oversized driver. Even with their poor hand-eye coordination and lack of fine motor skills, with very little practice they could hit some pretty decent shots in the back yard.

By Mike Minor on April 24, 2014

New and established players together.

By John Arthur on April 24, 2014

I stopped playing golf after I had kids. After they were old enough (6 and 8) I decided I'd pick a local course and take them with me one afternoon to see if I could get them on the course. I really expected to be told that kids were not allowed. Turns out they let me take the kids along for...

By John Arthur on April 24, 2014

Requirements for golf apparel are a bit more stuffy than with other sports. I recall when I was in college and just learning to play, several comments were made to me about my clothes or shoes. I wasn't wearing a wife beater and combat boots, simply a T shirt, shorts, and tennis shoes (a.k.a....