GolfCap is a mobile golf handicap calculator. If you’re an avid golfer, you know that the handicap system is rather complicated. There’s your handicap index, your course handicap, the maximum number of strokes per hole you’re allowed, your gross score, your adjusted score, and a differential. Even if you already track your handicap with a USGA club, you likely still have to calculate some of these numbers by hand to report it to your club, and it’s easy to get wrong. That’s where GolfCap comes in. It keeps all this information straight, helps you adjust your scores for reporting purposes, and gives you useful charts of your progress as a golfer.
Since GolfCap is a mobile app, it does all this for you right on the golf course while you have your score card in hand. You’ll get your course handicap and max strokes per hole on the first tee, and your differential and new handicap index on the 18th green.
GolfCap's features include:
- Instant calculation of your course handicap, max strokes per hole, differential and handicap index
- Color coded list of all your golf rounds showing which rounds are incompletely entered, which are "good" rounds used to calculate your handicap index, and "old" rounds that no longer count towards your handicap
- Accelerated text entry for rounds at golf courses played repeatedly
- Graphs of your scores, differentials and handicap index over time
- Email-based export and import of your golf rounds to back up your data and share across multiple devices
Completely rewritten for iOS 8!
All the issues with the user interface (caused by attempting to maintain backwards compatibility to iOS 5) are all fixed. The app is redesigned with a cleaner interface and a slide out menu.
On a geeky note, the app was rewritten (mostly) in Swift.
Ratings and Reviews
Great golf App
I have tried several golf apps to keep track of my scores and handicap. This Golf Cap app is the best. Simple to use, no in app purchases, and does a great job with my stats. This new update works well. Thanks!
Does what it says, very bare bones
The app does a nice job at what it says it does. Let's me keep track of my scores and handicap while on the course, and that's about it. The data entry is pretty easy, the charts are nice. Esthetically it's pretty stark and simple, so could use a face lift. Like another reviewer said, good potential, but it could use some more features, perhaps let me track my putting/GIR stats as well. That said, I've gotten more than 99 cents worth of utility out of it.
Not bad except that the calendar quit working
This app seems to do a good job of calculating a USGA handicap index and course handicaps. However, it can only accept the current date for a round. Somewhere during recent app updates or IOS updates, adjustable round dating stopped working. It is also unable to track and handle 9 hole rounds.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.