Three Ways Steve Jobs and the iPhone Have Impacted Golf
When we look back on the life of Steve Jobs it's unlikely we will see much regarding his impact on the game of golf. Steve Jobs was a visionary who had an impact on the world far greater than I could even imagine. Now, Apple is virtually everywhere and that includes the golf course.
To say he was successful at changing the world, in my opinion, is an understatement. While Mr. Jobs had a vision to change the world and how people communicate, my guess is he wasn't focused on golf. Since this is a golf story, I would like to point out a few ways Steve Jobs impacted the industry.
Three Ways Steve Jobs Impacted The Golf Industry
If I took the time to think about it, I'm sure there are more than three. In fact, I'm sure there are some revolving around other Apple products. When I think of golf and Apple, I think of the iPhone. In my opinion, this one device brought how the game is played and shared to a new level.
1. The Camera: Yes, camera phones were around before the iPhone but rarely with such quality. In most cases, I don't need to bring my camera to capture a golf course, my iPhone can do it. The quality of the camera on the iPhone has made it possible for golfers around the world to take pictures and share them with other golfers. We can all see the quality of the course and the beauty of the game without being expert photographers.
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2. A Training Aid: Does anyone read golf books any more? Actually, I do probably more than most but the iPhone has created a new way for us to improve at the game we care so much about. Take a look at the iPing Cradle. This iPhone app can analyze your putting stroke so you can self correct it. The fact your phone can be used as a training aid to me is mind boggling and something all golfers can benefit from.