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V1 Game GPS/stat-analysis app debuts Automatic Shot Tracking function

On-course performance tracking becomes seamless for dynamic shot analytics

Novi, MI – V1 Sports (V1), creators of the best-in-class video and mobile app solutions for teaching pros and golfers, announces a major upgrade to its V1 Game GPS and performance-tracking mobile app. V1 Game’s Automatic Shot Tracking function frees golfers up to simply keep their smartphone in their pockets while playing golf and still be able to accurately track every shot after the round. V1 Game delivers deep insights on a golfer’s performance that, over time, reveal strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement that can help shape practice plans and improve on-course performance and decision making.

V1 Sports auto shot tracker

Using the motion tracking sensors available on your smartphone, V1 Game monitors your round, plots a breadcrumb trail of your movement on the course and then suggests your shot locations so you can confirm and review them after playing. In review mode, dotted lines will appear on each hole you played to indicate where you walked to and stopped during the round. V1 Game will suggest shot locations and the user can then confirm or change the shot location before making it an official shot-tracking data point.

“V1 Game’s new Automatic Shot Tracking function is ideal for golfers who value performance data, but prefer to focus strictly on executing shots during the round,” says Dallas Webster, developer of V1 Game and the new V1 Coach app for coaches and instructors. “It’s our goal to make V1 Game the most functional tool in a golfer’s hand. With unrivaled on-course GPS data delivery and insights and deep, detailed post-round analysis tracking, golfers anywhere can use V1 Game to make better decisions on the course and practice their weaknesses to become stronger players. Owning this data can make a huge difference in any golfer’s game.”

To use V1 Game’s Automatic Shot Tracking Mode, simply start a round, put the phone away and focus on golf--unless you want to use V1 Game’s GPS functions. After the round, golfers can review the auto shot predictions and simply tap on the ones that correlate to actual shots. A golf round can be tracked in just a few minutes, unlocking V1 Game's robust performance analysis.

V1 Sports has prepared a short video tutorial to explain the V1 Game app’s new functionality.
View it here: https://youtu.be/MtFBe29TqCI

Designed to be your in-round companion tool on the golf course, V1 Game is loaded with detailed GPS data for thousands of golf courses worldwide. The Rangefinder mode provides impressively accurate distances to greens, tees, hazards and landing zones. The GPS mode features beautifully-rendered aerial satellite views and state-of-the-art functionality. Users can manually set the pin placements for precise distance to facilitate correct club selection and track shots live or post-round at their convenience.

V1 Game’s Intuitive Shot Tracking lets golfers track their strokes, putts, penalties as well as shot distances, locations, and clubs used so they can evaluate their performance and work to improve their weaknesses. For post-round analysis, V1 Game instantly displays shot data so golfers can see their strengths, weaknesses and tendencies at a glance.

Statistics include: strokes gained, shot patterns, club distances, scoring, greens in regulation (GIR), fairways in regulation (FIR), scrambling, putts per green, putts per GIR, estimated handicap and more.

If you want to track your performance the way Tour professionals do, Strokes Gained data is available for any skill level--from PGA TOUR to beginner--and is broken down by overall score, driving, approach, short game and putting. Viewing personal bests and scoring history is simple with the V1 Game app.

“V1 Game feeds you the most relevant stats on your game, truly letting you know how you perform as a golfer. Right on your phone screen, you’ll know your strengths and weaknesses on the course so you can get with your teaching professional and make specific improvements. This is an incredible tool for golfers who truly want to play better and score lower,” says V1 Sports CEO Bryan Finnerty.”

Users can connect and share stats and performance data with instructors and friends. V1 Pro instructors can invite students to start receiving powerful feedback on performance and plans for improvement. Instructors and coaches can link to their students’ V1 Game data through the new V1 Coach app (https://v1sports.com/blog/v1-sports-launches-v1-coach/) to build performance-based lesson and practice plans.

Advanced statistical analysis of golf data requires a subscription (in-app purchase) after the first three rounds. Subscriptions can be purchased in-app with both auto-renewing and non-renewing options. Auto-renewing subscriptions cost $59.99/year or $6.99/month. Non-renewing subscriptions (allowing 7-day access) can be purchased for $9.99.

Learn more about the V1 Game mobile app here: https://v1sports.com/athletes/v1-game-app/. Apple users may download the app from the App Store. Android users can find V1 Game in the Google Play store.

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About V1 Sports
Founded in 1995, V1 Sports (V1) is the leader in golf swing analysis software. The V1 golf teaching software and golf training apps deliver top instruction by connecting golf professionals and golfers to improve performance. V1 is recognized as the pioneer in delivering seamless video lessons with integrated telestration and voice-over. V1 products capture, review and analyze swing video for the creation and sharing of golf lessons and instruction content. To date, V1 has delivered more than 4 million internet video lessons by its more than 10,000 PGA golf professionals, including many Top 100 instructors. V1 Pro software and mobile app is used by the most respected coaches, instructors, athletes and training facilities around the world. The V1 Golf app also enjoys worldwide leadership among consumers as evidenced by millions of downloads. Visit https://v1sports.com/. Follow V1 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @v1sports.

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