FTR CADDYTREK NEWSLETTER, VOL 5 ISSUE 10

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Author: Keri Schmit


BEST FREE GOLF APPS

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The golf GPS app market is enormous and with so many different options out there, it can make choosing one difficult.   There are many apps out there that will cost you a pretty penny, but there are also several great apps out there that won’t cost you a dime! 
Choosing which app to get can be frustrating as there are just too many choices.  Here you will find which ones are worth downloading for FREE.
•    Ease of use – did the golf app work quickly and not waste precious time in between shots?
•    Key yardages – which apps gave you the most yardage information (many of them withheld it for premium upcharges)
•    Overall features – which app gave you the best mixture of features for no charge, and which ones were holding back to get you to open up your wallet
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Topgolf Enters a New Market with Toptracer

Topgolf is entering a new market this week, and it’s adding a wrinkle to its popular games.
The company’s first Orlando location also will be the first permanent site to incorporate Toptracer into its games. Topgolf acquired Protracer in May 2016, rebranded it and began to work on adding the technology to its games.
The Toptracer that customers will see at Topgolf Orlando, the company’s 36th location, is similar to what viewers see when watching tournament coverage on NBC and Golf Channel. In addition to the iconic line that tracks ball flight, customers will see carry distance, ball speed, and height; hang time and the curve of the shot. Justin Norvell, Topgolf Orlando’s director of operations, views it as just one more way for the company to “increase engagement” with its guests.
 “It helps that we appeal to everyone,” said Norvell, a PGA professional. “We feel the game and the entertainment we provide appeals to all ages and ability levels. It’s a nice introduction to the game of golf. 
Orlando’s Topgolf is near the Orange County Convention Center and officials said they’re already booking group outings for the PGA Merchandise Show in January at the convention center.
Topgolf Orlando already has hired about 500 employees, and about a quarter of those positions are full-time. 

2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year…
Xander Schauffele 

Xander Schauffele was voted 2016-2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Tuesday by his peers after claiming two wins in his first season on Tour.
Schauffele burst onto the scene with a t-5 at the U.S. Open. He then won The Greenbrier Classic, proving his play at Erin Hills wasn’t a fluke. But it was his dramatic win at the Tour Championship that really cemented his status as a future star.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour, congratulations to Xander Schauffele on being voted PGA Tour Rookie of the Year,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a press release. “Being recognized by your peers is one of the highest honors a player can receive, and Xander’s win at the Tour Championship during the FedEx Cup Playoffs capped off what had already been a remarkable rookie season.”
Schauffele became the fourth member of the 2011 high school class to earn rookie of the year honors, joining Jordan Spieth (2013), Daniel Berger (2015) and Emiliano Grillo (2016). Thomas, another member of that class, will likely win player of the year after winning five events this season en route to hoisting the FedEx Cup trophy.
Schauffele also rose to 32 in the world ranking after his fantastic season.
Though 2016-17 was Jon Rahm’s first full season on Tour, he was not officially labeled as a rookie after earning his card last season, thus he was unable to win this award.

Highroller Promotion…

In Honor of the 1October Victims
New item just added to the In honor of 58 victims who lost their life in the 1October Las Vegas shooting, Team CaddyTrek introduces its newest member to the list of customized CaddyWrap lid covers…The Highroller.
You can purchase The Highroller for $99.95 and for every sale now until Black Friday, Team CaddyTrek will donate half the funds to the victims’ families of 1October.

Announcements

•    Improved connection to the CaddyTrek and reduced signal interference
•    Longer distance between cart and user in Marching Mode (This will help taller users from being too close to the cart in Marching Mode)
•    When in marching mode the cart will move back and get closer to the user when the user backs up instead of the cart standing stationary.
Visit our website for instructions on how to download firmware at www.caddytrek.com/support/firmware/

Just for Fun…Golf Q&A

Q:     What’s a “press” when you’re playing for money?
A:     Another way to lose five bucks.
Q:    Golf shoes: Really?
A.    Yes. Without them, you look lost.
Q:    I hear St. Andrews isn’t that great, that the Old   
        Course is famous just because it’s ancient. True?
A:    As a Scottish friend says, “Yer aff yer heid!”
Q:    What’s a “championship” course?
A:    One that is probably too difficult. But go on, play it and have fun!