Apps May Kill Golf As We Know It

My informal polling reveals that no golf course in America prohibits cellphones on the course. It is a sport where cultural common courtesy screams for quiet during shots and immediately prior thereto. We can now safely assume that every single golfer who can afford to play can also afford a smart phone. If nothing else, Apple made sure of that. Public course users can buy its older iPhone 3 for as low as $49 on specials as it attempts to slow the increased market share of Google’s smart phones that use the Android operating system. My fearful prediction is that Apps will add time, distraction, disgust and disgorgement from the traditions of golf. The demise is not just because of Apple smart phones, but that’s a good place to start.

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