Augmented reality golf
In respects to golf, players augment their abilities by using state-of-the-art technology in drivers, golf balls, apparel, and swing simulators. … Mobile devices use an actual picture generated by the camera and overlay essential graphical information to compliment the image in real-time, hence, augmented reality.
- PGA TOUR AR is available to fans for free on iPhone and iPad.
The PGA TOUR plays its tournaments at some of the most beautiful courses in the world. Thanks to its latest innovation, the TOUR has made watching golf feel almost like being there, even if you’re sitting on your couch.
On Monday, the PGA TOUR announced a new AR app called PGA TOUR AR, available to fans for free around the world, on iPhone and iPad.
It will allow fans of the TOUR to engage with ShotLink player data in a totally different way, plus attract new fans that might be interested in the technology first and golf second.
“To be out in the market with this content is cool because we’re taking advantage of a new technology (AR) and we get to show people how great our sport is,” said Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer of the PGA TOUR. “That’s what drives us.”
The release of the PGA TOUR AR app marks the first time live sports data has been integrated into ARKit, Apple’s exclusive AR platform. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the TOUR’s broadcasts as users will, for the first time, be able to truly see how steep a downhill shot is, the depth a TOUR player sees while debating about carrying a water hazard, and more.