Tech to help you get your swing ready for the golf course

6:18 AM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If the snow ever stops falling, and then melts, and the temperatures warm up, people can finally start their summer golf games.

But if you're a little rusty, or just need plain help, where do you start?

Brent Nelson, with Verizon Wireless, visited KARE 11 Sunrise, with some tech tips to help get us ready to hit the links.

Zepp GolfSense Sensor + App: This lightweight sensor attaches to a golf glove and analyzes each swing; capturing 200 data points to assess the swing, speed and stance that will set the golf ball soaring. The information is sent via Bluetooth® to the free GolfSense app for iOS or Android smartphones. The app gives a 360-degree view of the swing and provides a deep analysis of critical swing elements, as well as recommendations for improvement.

The Masters Golf Tournament App - The Masters kicks off the 2013 "majors" season April 11 - 14 at Augusta National. This app allows users to get closer to The Masters than ever before. Free for iOS and Android, features include an interactive leader board, course overview and real-time news coverage from ESPN and CBS broadcasts.

PGA Tour App - Free for iOS and Android, the official PGA Tour App provides insider access to the PGA Tour's best players and tournaments. Select favorite players for a personalized leader board, enjoy live play-by-plays and view top shots of the day and season.

Mini Touch Golf - Some say the most important part of golf is putting. With this app available for $1.99 on iOS, users navigate through 36 challenging holes of miniature golf all with a finger tap.

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