Ryan Ballengee considers the possibilities of Google Glass transforming golf and talks to Paul Goldstein, creator of GolfSight. It's an app that recently debuted at a Google Glass event.
Naturally as an app inventor, Goldstein thinks Google's data recording and sharing glasses will be great for golf.
In a broader sense, Goldstein thinks Glass will be great for golf, furthering the game’s technological revolution. Golfers can get the data they need to play the game in real time, as well be able to see and respond to outside distractions — like email and text messages — without having to become an on-course nuisance.
Another feature golfers will love about Glass and GolfSight? The ability to create their own, real-time highlight reel.
“I think Glass is also great for sharing about golf with friends,” Goldstein said. “It’s great for snapping a quick picture of the course without having to dig out your phone.”
He added, “If you’re fast enough you can turn on the video in time to see your putt role into the hole.”
You may recall that in August Billy Horschel wore the glasses at a tour event range in blatant violation of the PGA Tour's video policy, compromising not just the rights of tour media partners, but the entire broadcast structure in America. Horschel has lived to tell about, or at least the footage has.
A GolfSight promotional video: