Golf News for Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Technology

GolfLogix congratulates John Deere Classic champion Zach Johnson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- GolfLogix - the No. 1 App for Golf and a world leader in GPS and club-tracking technology - congratulates PGA Tour staff player Zach Johnson on his second victory of 2012, a playoff win at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL.

Wearing the GolfLogix logo on his left sleeve, Johnson sealed his ninth career PGA Tour title with what CBS announcers called a "truly remarkable" approach on the second playoff hole. Sitting in a fairway bunker 194 yards from the flag, the Iowa native striped a six-iron to within inches of the cup. To view a mapped shot-by-shot recap of Johnson's final round, please visit http://bit.ly/NtEHyB.

"I had a clean yardage, and knowing the course the way I do, was able to execute what ranks way up there as one of the best shots of my career," says Johnson, who ranks second on the 2012 FedEx Cup points list and fifth in the U.S. Ryder Cup team standings. "GolfLogix offers all golfers the same Tour-quality information that my caddie and I review before each shot."

Easily downloaded from www.GolfLogix.com or App Stores such as iTunes, Android Marketplace and BlackBerry App World, the free GolfLogix GPS app is compatible with more than 60 smartphone models. It provides accurate distances to the center of the green, high-quality imagery of each hole, scorekeeping and in-round, pro-level stat tracking for more than 30,000 courses worldwide. For less than $20, an upgraded annual Champion membership provides golfers with patented club tracking, aerial flyovers, digital yardage book notes and distances to any location on the hole - including pin position, hazards and landing zones.

"Zach's very precise with his yardages and game management, which contributes to the low scores he shoots time and again," says GolfLogix President Pete Charleston. "Similarly, the patented GolfLogix club tracking function provides golfers with a picture of exactly how far they hit the ball and how to best attach the hole."

GolfLogix members will have the opportunity to win an expenses paid trip to Johnson's hometown of St. Simons, GA, to play 18 holes with the 2007 Masters champion. Details of the sweepstakes will be announced shortly on www.GolfLogix.com.

In a few weeks, the company will also add to the GolfLogix app instructional videos and tips from the Golf Digest teaching vault. As the software continuously captures a player's stats, personalized feedback, instant advice, tips and drills will be sent to his or her smartphone for review and comparison against previous rounds.

All GolfLogix levels include access to the Member Clubhouse, the No. 1 online golf community where millions interact through social forums, offer challenges to fellow golfers and maintain an indexed handicap. Personal web pages for each user also store performance statistics, so every round can be analyzed by fairways hit, greens in regulation, putting, shot trends and more.

For more information: www.GolfLogix.com, 877.977.0162.

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About GolfLogix
The No. 1 App for Golf, GolfLogix boasts more than 1.5 million members on the world's top-selling smartphones. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced GPS solutions with the best features, quality and price, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance.

Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for more than 12 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.

In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide. Now available on more than 60 different smartphone models, The No. 1 App for Golf offers maps for more than 30,000 courses globally.

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