Edited by matchavez, 25 October 2012 - 12:00 PM.
Confused on Rules for Iphone Golf GPS
Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:54 PM
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:04 PM
That question has already been correctly answered by a previous post as not being a violation of the rules.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:17 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:38 PM
Look at rule 14-3 and then at decision 14-3/16. IMO as long as you are not using the compass-containing smart phone as a distance measuring device, you can use it to access rules information. Or make a call, or to do some other innocent things.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:51 AM
Other states do not care (ie. Florida, Washington state, etc).
So just because the USGA says it's legal doesn't mean it's legal in your locale.
Are you saying that in NJ you believe it's not legal to use the GHIN app on your phone to post a score? If so then is it not legal to login to the GHIN website from your PC to post a score?
Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:05 PM
Ok so you can post the score via your phone app, but you can't use your phone as a distance measuring device during the round-- at least according to NJ Golf Association. is that correct?
Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:41 PM
First, Skygolf or better known as Skycaddie is not an app and is conforming to USGA rules. Second, what the director said is correct but should have been worded a little more clearly. There is nothing stopping you from posting a score when you use a non-conforming device, but by rule, those scores are really not valid for use in handicap calculation. But as some have stated in other posts and threads, there is some differing opinions on this by some golf clubs.