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Is American golf in decline?

Is American golf in decline?

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country.

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country. According to the Economist, about 30 million Americans were golfers in 2006, unfortunately, golfing has been seeing a decline in public interest since them. The Sports Techie community blog loves golf and the integration of technology such as range finders, GPS tech and apps to make the game more appealing for everyone no matter skill level or dedication to the game.

In 2013, 160 of 14,600 golf facilities closed, which also marked an 8t...

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Football Season All Year Long: Today’s Best Apps for Passionate Fan

Top Apps For Football Fans.

Top Apps For Football Fans.

Let’s face it: football is an obsession for many fans across the world, one that has them following the sport not just during the season, but throughout the year, from the off-season signings to the draft to Training Camp. Fans want to stay current on all of the league news as well as their favorite team’s latest information. Today, it’s easier to do just that than ever. Because of the sheer amount of mobile devices out there, sports websites have created many apps that can help fans, both casual and obsessive, keep track of breaking news, transactions and, injuries and recruiting, and virtually any aspect of the game you may be interested in learning more about...

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American Express Hawks Island 12s Help Seattle Seahawks Defeat Atlanta Falcons

American Express Brings Back Hawks Island to the 12s on the Puget Sound

AMEX Brings Back Hawks Island to the 12s on the Puget Sound, credit: Mat Heyward and Suzi Pratt / Getty Images for American Express.

AMEX Brings Back Hawks Island to the 12s on the Puget Sound, credit: Mat Heyward and Suzi Pratt / Getty Images for American Express.

Hawks Island presented by American Express for card member Seattle Seahawks fans known as 12s helped the team win a close NFC game on Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. Neither typhoon winds, nor rain nor a nearly unstoppable superstar named Julio Jones could stop the exclusive pre-game event on Pier 66 of hundreds of people from having fun and enjoying this ultimate AMEX sport sponsor-driven fan experience.  The Sports Techie community blog represents the pulse of the 12thman since I am one...

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NASCAR Heat Evolution Launches On PS4 and Xbox One With Competitive MultiPlayer Online

NASCAR Heat Evolution, the first officially licensed, all-encompassing NASCAR video game for the current generation of consoles, is available today on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.

Heat Evolution Is First Officially Licensed NASCAR Video Game On PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Heat Evolution Is First Officially Licensed NASCAR Video Game On PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

NASCAR Heat Evolution was built to serve and is now for sale across North America in time for the Chase for the Cup Playoff. Experienced gamers, new fans of the sport and kids interested in stock car auto racing as a profession will be amazed at the realism, fun and ability to play competitive multiplayer online using a gaming console, an industry first. Break out your PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system or Xbox One and get ready to play the first officially licensed NASCAR vide...

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PGA Championship Streaming On App and TNT - SportsTechie blog

PGA Championship Streaming On App and TNT – SportsTechie blog

The PGA Championship powered by Turner Sports is streaming on PGA.com and exclusively on TNT network from Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J beginning this Thursday through Sunday. For the 26th consecutive year, Turner will provide innovative sports technology with live multimedia golf coverage available on digital devices as a first or second screen via PGA.com. This 2016 major tournament features 18 hours of exclusive TNT television footage. Look for new cross-platform sports tech such as Trackman Technology added to GolfTrax laser-generated data, TNT Swing Motion and Bluetooth Beacon course navigation “Binoculars,” for fans onsite, in addition to social content on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat...

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How Technology Has Changed The Face Of Golf

How Technology has Changed the Face of Golf.

How Technology has Changed the Face of Golf.

How Technology has Changed the Face of Golf

The Sport Techie blog welcomes contributions such as this new article about the influence of golf tech on the game written by freelance writer, Phil Oscarson. After many centuries, the game of golf remains true to its roots and traditions. Golf’s devotion to history and tradition is so canonized that many purists see technological advancements as threats to those traditions. But the fact is, technological advancements and the ways in which golf’s governing bodies have adapted to them could legitimately be considered part of the roots and traditions of the game. One thing is certain, outside the top players’ performances on the course throughout the season, golf technology is one of the hottest to...

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Mastering Your Golf Game Through Winter

Playing Golf Through The Winter - GolfOnline UK Infographic

Playing Golf Through The Winter – GolfOnline UK Infographic

Mastering Your Golf Game Through Winter

Improving your golf game through the winter season can be tricky but with the help of some tips, indoor drills and sports tech products, golfers around the world can set new golfing performance goals and achieve them before spring 2016 arrives. Take a look at the ‘Playing Golf Through The Winter’ infographic shared with the Sports Techie community blog by GolfOnline UK for our readers and followers to reference over the coming months. Cold weather gear, indoor practice and exercise tips are just a few ways a golfer can improve their skill sets. Training the mental side of your game to handle cold weather conditions is another way to improve your scores before actually playing...

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Black Friday Mi Adidas Shoes Discount Plus Half Off Outerwear, Tracksuits, Accessories And Fleece

Mi adidas Star Wars Superstar Black Friday Shoes Discount

Mi adidas Star Wars Superstar Black Friday Shoes Discount

Black Friday Mi Adidas Shoes Discount Plus Half Off Outerwear, Tracksuits, Accessories And Fleece

Welcome to the 2015 adidas holiday season and Black Friday deals just in time for the Sports Techie community blog followers and readers shopping for gifts, shoes or apparel. Jump on it for those Star Wars fans that want their own custom mi adidas shoes at 20 percent off. I hope your Thanksgiving holiday went well for those here in the United States and abroad, and for our international fans, stay safe and everyone jump on it via adidas.

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The Rise of Eco-Friendly Golf Courses

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Golf Courses

The environmental challenges facing golf is very real and the sport is rising to meet them including the use of sports tech as a solution. Because of this global sustainability dilemma, THE Sports Techie community blog is willing to share the GolfOnline UK infographic created to share some of the steps golf course operators are undertaking in order to help our ecosystem and save valuable resources. Golf has been under attack for its effect on the environment for a while now so the the positive steps by golf underway to become eco-friendly is the kind of story we all need to read, share and be constantly aware of especially if you play or are in the business.

Sustainable Golf Course
Very few non-motorised sports come under fire as regularly as golf for...

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Sartorial Sports: Tech-Powered Apparel Optimizes Player Performance – Intel by Sports Techie

Sartorial Sports: Tech-Powered Apparel Optimizes Player Performance

iQ by Intel

I was asked by iQ by Intel to examine the morphing of sports and technology in apparel that is optimized with sports tech, here.  The Sports Techie community blog is excited to share this trending topic with our global, U.S. and Seattle area readers.

Sartorial Sports

Clothes that operate like wearable computers are becoming more commonplace worldwide as the sports technology industry and fashion industry merge. Athletic clothing is being designed with sports tech innovations that improve how elite athletes perform. For example, the University of Oregon Ducks’ implementation of the Nike Pro Combat System of Dress in 2011 helped optimize player performance times.

Now, researchers at Cornell are using 3D scanners to custom-fit and optimize how apparel conforms to the moveme...

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