PING launch new app featuring Golf Workout

Golfers will be able to collect and monitor fitness data.

The iPING app features Golf Workout, which allows golfers to track their on-course statistics.

PING launch new app featuring Golf Workout

PING has revealed a new app that includes the Golf Workout, an Apple Watch feature that helps to collect and monitor fitness data.

The iPING app features Golf Workout, which allows golfers to track their on-course statistics, including swing tempo.

David Solheim, PING Vice President, believes the feature is ideal for golfers who still want the traditional calm of playing a round.

He said: “Our Golf Workout for Apple Watch presents a tremendous benefit for golfers without disturbing the tranquillity that so many of them seek through the game.

“We’re strong believers that electronic technologies can play a positive role in the future of golf, but they need to be delivered in the most organic and unobtrusive way possible.”

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The PING app itself has updates to iPING, a tool that helps golfers with their putting by attaching to the shaft of a putter shaft using an iPING cradle.

In Practice Mode of the iPING feature, players can work on tempo of their putting among other aspects of their game.

There is a Putting Handicap function which analyses five putts to work out consistency, before applying a handicap to the player. Each time the player does this their putting records are stored to help them lower their handicap and improve.

There is also a new PING trivia game which tests players’ knowledge of the brand’s products and tour staff. The iPING app can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

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Solheim also added that the app’s focus on fitness can help highlight the health benefits attached to golf.

“One of the benefits of Apple Watch is the ability to monitor your fitness activity. This has led to the popularity of Apple Watch owners challenging themselves to ‘close their Activity Rings’ on a daily basis,” he said.

“With the Golf Workout feature, you receive Workout credit during your round or while you’re practicing. It’s a great way to bring the fitness element of golf into the general conversation of the many benefits golf has to offer current and future players.”

Golf Workout monitors heart rate, calories burned in either the Play Golf or Swing Practice modes and step count.

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.