#slowmo challenge!

We’re hosting a #SlowMo challenge! Post your best SlowMo videos on gottaGolf to win this custom Scotty Cameron putter. Details below:

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How to enter: 1) Download gottaGolf on the app store or sign up online. 2) Post a sweet SlowMo video into the main feed on gottaGolf and use #SlowMo! Here are some ideas:

  • SlowMo swing, putt or sand shot
  • SlowMo of the ball being hit
  • SlowMo fail
  • Get creative!

(You can enter existing posts by adding #SlowMo to the comment)

What you get: The custom Scotty, shown above!

How you win: On Thursday, we’ll pick the top 3 posts and then let you vote on the winner!

#HappyGilmore Challenge

[UPDATE: the winner was Jackson Rowland. Tommy Morrisey (the only-armed golfer) wasn’t going to be able to make it to the TOUR Champ so he asked us to give the prize to someone else! See the winner and finalists here.]

The winners at the TOUR  Championship:

Jackson Winner

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In honor of this awesome Happy Gilmore shot from Paige Spiranac, we’re hosting a #HappyGilmore challenge.

How to enter: 1) Download gottaGolf on the app store or sign up online2) Post a sweet photo or video into the main feed on gottaGolf and use #HappyGilmore! Here are some ideas:

  • Slow-mo Happy
  • Happy fail
  • Group Happy
  • Lefty Happy
  • Get creative!

What you get: 2 tickets to the TOUR Championship at East Lake + a 2015 Masters flag! 

How you win: On Thursday, we’ll pick the top 3 posts and then let you vote on the winner!

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#ShortGame Challenge

*Update* – We’ve selected the finalists – click here.

In honor of this awesome flop shot from Paige Spiranac, we’re hosting a #shortgame challenge this weekend.

How to enter: Post a sweet photo or video of your short game into the main feed on gottaGolf and use #shortgame! Here are some ideas:

  • Slow-mo putt
  • Video of a big flop shot
  • Splashing out of the sand
  • Pic of your wedge in action
  • Get creative!

What you get: 2 tickets to the TOUR Championship at East Lake + this awesome putter cover! 

How you win: On Monday, we’ll pick the top 3 posts and then let you vote on the winner!

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Last Week’s Winner: I’d also recommend you check out the winner of our Labor Day Weekend giveaway. We had some AWESOME posts

Top Posts From Labor Day Weekend

*UPDATE* – Winner was Jeff Dumart! Congrats!

We’re giving away 2 tickets to the TOUR Championship for the best Labor Day Weekend post on gottaGolf.

Finalists:

The finalists are listed below. It was REALLY hard to choose the top 3 from all of the great posts! If you didn’t place, don’t worry. There will be many more chances to win with all of your awesome photos.

Vote:

Login into gottaGolf and comment on these posts to vote for the winner. The post with the most votes at the end of the day* will be the official winner!

  • 2) Nick Nappo – Golf Club at Roddy Ranch in Antioch, CA:

Nick Nappo - Golf Club at Roddy Ranch

Austin Wisby - Spuerman Coozie

Honorable Mentions:

Clifton BooherDoug JonesRusty SeymourZach Lenning and David Mikulka and (from L to R)

Clifton Booher - Juniper Golf Club - Central Oregon

rusty Seymour - Yocha Dehe Golf ClubDoug Jones - Double Rainbow - Edgewater Golf Club

Zach Lenning -

David Mikulka - Golden Gate Golf

We love seeing all of these awesome pictures, low scores and rounds played from the gottaGolf community! We’ll let you know who wins tomorrow!

*Voting closes 11:59 pm EST on September 8, 2015

Manual Ball Tracer Step – by – Step Guide

  1. Tap “Create” on the bottom bar
  2. Upload a video
  3. Select “Ball Tracer”
  4. Use the Green Scrubber on the video timeline to select the start time for the trace.
  5. Use the Green Dot to select the start point of the tracer line.
  6. Use the Red Scrubber on the video timeline to select the end time for the trace.
  7. Use the Red Dot to select the end point of the tracer line.
  8. Use the Distance Slider on the bottom to increase the launch speed and hang time.
  9. Use the top and right slider to fine tune the arc of your tracer line
  10. Tap “next” and choose a tracer style! From here you can also save a copy to your camera roll!

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Additional links: 

gottaGolf Ambassador

If you believe in our vision and want to get involved, you should think about the opportunity of becoming a gottaGolf ambassador. Become part of one of the fastest growing companies in golf!

What do you get?

We’ll send you a free gottaGolf hat, some gear, and some cards to hand out at your course and to your golf buddies! You also get to help shape the vision and future of the company and early access to new features.

What’s expected?

We’re not expecting much! All we ask is that you:

  1. Post one golf photo or video per week.
  2. Invite 3 friends to join gottaGolf.
  3. Create one round per month.
  4. Give us feedback every once in a while.

Ready to get started or have a question?

Email our CEO, Clint Jarvis at cjarvis(at)gottagolf(dot)com and let him know you are interested!

Under Armour and Golf

Jordan Spieth

This week on the blog we focus on the brand of Under Armour. We talk about their rise as a brand, their sponsors, and of course how much they are worth.

The Rise

Almost a year ago, Under Armour had little to no presence on the golf course, however, we have seen first hand how quickly that has changed. With high flying hot rod Jordan Spieth, Under Armour has drastically increased the calibre of player the brand can attract. With the rise of Jordan Spieth, came the rise of Under Armour. With Under Armour being his official sponsor until he turns 29 (8 years from now) the only way is up for both the brand and the player.

Their ‘strategy’

Under Armour has a unique sponsoring technique in sponsoring, they like to go for the young ‘underdogs’. This has certainly paid off for the brand with recent success in Misty Copeland, Steph Curry, and of course Jordan Spieth.

$ Money Talk $

So how much is the brand worth compared to other sport giants? Well, from Spieths first major win, the brands stock value was $90 from a then $85. They have also predicted a rise in golf sales, conveniently they think the golf brand will increase from the current $200 million to double at $400 million. The company is making huge strides, last year they announced they had overtaken Adidas to become the 2nd largest sporting good company in the US, behind Nike. This suits Under Armour however, allowing them to keep their ‘underdog’ appearance.

Conclusion

While Under Armour isn’t the most popular on the course, their popularity certainly has risen and will continue to rise. We certainly love Under Armour, especially their athletes!

Analyzing The Open

We’ve been getting into all the festivities of The Open here at gottaGolf. So much so, this weeks blog is tailored to bring you a special look at The Open. We will analyze the field, certain players, the course, and of course the history of golf’s most historic championship.

The Field

To begin, we’re going to be taking a look at the field. First off we are going to take a look at those who qualified and those making their debut. We have a few surprising players who had to qualify, most notably being Paul Dunne. He is of Irish descent currently playing golf at UAB. He is said to be one of the best amateurs to be playing in the tournament.

Next, we take a look at those who exempted qualification, the players you probably know. We have a field of strong competitors from the European Tour such as: Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Angel Jimenez, Jonas Blixt, Thomas Bjorn, just to name a few. We also have a strong field from the PGA Tour including: Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and the formidable Jordan Spieth.

Our Pick

Our favorite to win is Jordan Spieth. The 21 year old has already won 2 majors and we can’t see him slowing down anytime soon. Coming off a win at the John Deere Classic, we certainly see him carrying his winning form to The Open. There are a few players from the European Tour who will want a win on ‘home ground’ and could be a threat to Jordan, along with some experienced veterans from the PGA Tour who know this course all too well but we see no way of stopping the red hot Jordan Spieth.

The Course

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all. The Old Course is a historic links course in Scotland and is considered by many to be the home of golf.

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

From earlier greats such as Harry Vardon, Bobby Jones, Henry Cotton and Walter Hagen through modern legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros to exceptional talents of today Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, the greatest players in the world have faced the unrelenting challenge of The Open for more than 150 years

We are very excited for the rest of The Open, and we hope you are too.

Do you have any traditions for The Open weekend? Let us know on gottaGolf for a chance to win our “Open goodie bag”!

Tiger trending the right direction (mostly)

It has been an eventful week for 39 year old, Tiger Woods. We’ll look at the “better” things: the Greenbrier and his new golf course… and the “worse”: a possible affair with Amanda Dufner?

Going Low at Greenbrier

Tiger shot his best round of 2015 on Thursday as he opened up the Greenbrier Classic with a 4 under 66, where he would eventually finish the tournament with a score of 7 under par (his best finish of 2015!). Some claim that Tiger Woods is ‘back’… it may be a little early for that, but it’s nice to see him go low!

Bluejack National

Off the course however, he definitely is making strides. He has been working on a golf course design of his own now for about a year, documenting the process on YouTube and it looks very impressive! Tiger recently uploaded a video of his newly designed golf course, Bluejack National as it approaches the final stages of its development. Definitely looks like a course we would like to play. Check it out below.

It’s no secret that Tiger loves Augusta National and there are definitely hints of Augusta in his design!

Amanda Woods? tiger-woods-and-amanda-dufner

Now… Tiger appears to be moving the wrong direction in at least one category. He was recently linked to another affair. This time with recently divorced Amanda Dufner. Tiger grew close with Amanda when he played with Dufner. It is even rumored that Tiger flew her to the U.S Open recently… Sounds like he is trying to get back to his old ways both on and off the course.

With a good showing at Greenbrier Classic and his new course coming along Tiger may not be ‘back’, but (most) things are certainly trending in the right direction for the 14 time major champion.

Don’t drink too much on the course…

Drinking on the course relaxes you, makes you laugh, and sometimes… it helps you get your head stuck in the trash can.

Here’s what the culprit, 49-year-old Dave Sayers had to say:

“We were coming to the end of the day and I had been losing it a bit with a few bad shots. We’d all had a few beers,” he told The Telegraph. “I said, ‘I’m going to bin these clubs’ but they wouldn’t fit. I decided to go a step further … I went to put my head in the bin, but then I couldn’t get it out.”

Let this serve as a warning to you all. Don’t drink too much on the course this weekend!

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