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Creating Your First Game with Striker Golf GPS

We recommend you first use the app by playing a game by yourself and getting to know the app a bit.

To help you create your first game, we have provided a very detailed tutorial below.  It looks like a lot, but it only takes seconds to get a game going.  If you have any questions or run into any problems, please post a question to the forum or contact us.

1.  Select “New Game” from the main screen as shown below:

Main Golf GPS Screen with New Game Highlighted

Striker Golf GPS Home Screen with New Game Highlighted

2.  From the New Game screen, select the first option, “Enter Game Title”.

Striker Golf GPS New Game Screen

Striker Golf GPS New Game Screen

3.  Enter a name for your golf game as shown in the figure below:

Golf App Game Name Entry Screen

Game Name Entry Screen

After you enter the name of the game, you will be returned to the New Game screen.

4.  From the New Game screen, select the second option, “Enter Date”.  You will be presented with the Game Date/Time Entry Screen as shown below.  Set the date and time of your game and then press “Set”

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Striker Golf GPS New Game Set Date and Time

5.  When you click on “Set” to set the date and time, you will return to the main New Game screen.  Now, it is time to select the golf course where you will play.  Press “Select Golf Course”.  The Golf Course Selection screen will be displayed and it will default to a list of any courses that you have marked as favorites.  An example of this screen is shown below:

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Select Golf Course Screen

To find a golf course, select the “All Courses” tab and enter the name of the golf course that you will play in the search field, then press the search icon.  Striker Golf GPS will search the database and find any courses that match the search criteria, as shown in the example below:

Striker Golf GPS Search Golf Courses

Search Golf Courses

After you select a course, Striker Golf GPS will prompt you with your choice of tees and ask you to identify whether you are playing 9 or 18 holes (if the course is an 18-hole golf course).  Make your selections and press “Next”.  An example of this screen is shown below:

Striker Golf GPS New Game Tee Selection

New Game Tee Selection

6.  The next step is to select the type of game you want to play.  Press “Select Game Type” from the main screen and the app will display the Select Game Type screen as shown below:

Striker Golf GPS Select Game Type Screen

Select Game Type Screen

Since you are setting this game up to play alone, press the “Play by Myself” option. The app will then return you to the main New Game screen with all of the data completed, as shown below:

Striker Golf GPS Completed New Game Screen

Completed New Game Screen

7.  Press the “Done” button on the screen above and you have built your first game.

Congratulations!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New User Registration on the Mobile Golf App

To register as a new Striker Golf GPS user from your mobile phone, follow these simple steps:

1.  Download and Install the Striker Golf GPS app from either the iTunes store or Google Play.

2.  Start the app.

3.  Slide thru the 3 or 4 splash pages (these only appear the first time you start the app).

4.  You will see the main page for the registration / login as shown below.  You can log in with your Facebook account, or you can create an account with your email address.  Select the appropriate button for the method you choose.

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Striker Golf GPS User Registration – Main Page

Facebook Login – If you select to use your Facebook account, and your phone is currently logged in to Facebook, the account creation will happen automatically at this point.  If you are not currently logged in to Facebook, you will be prompted for your Facebook login credentials.

Email Login – If you select to create an account using your email address, you will be prompted with the screen below.

IMPORTANT:  Enter BOTH your first name and last name in the Name field.  This will allow your friends to recognize you when they are looking for a game.

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Create New Golf GPS App Account Using Email

 

How can I make suggestions for new features?

Any questions or suggestions you have can be emailed to us at support@strikergolfgps.com.  Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

What do all the statistics and abbreviations in Stroke Analysis mean?

GIR(Greens in Regulation): Greens in regulation means your ball makes it to the green in the proper amount of strokes in relation to par for the hole. When par is being calculated for a hole, it always accounts for two putts. Thus, to achieve GIR on a Par 3, you must make it to the green in 1 shot, on a Par 4 you must make it to the green in 2 shots, on a par 5 you must make it to the green in 3 shots, etc.

Putts/Round: This statistic simply shows your average number of putts per round of golf you have played with the app

Par saves: A par save occurs when you essentially make only one putt on a hole in order to achieve par. You did not hit the putting surface in few enough shots to achieve GIR, but made par anyway by sinking one and only one putt on a hole.

Fairway hit: The percentage of fairways you hit during your rounds.

Left: The percentage of tee-shots you are hitting to the left of the fairway

Right: The percentage of tee-shots you are hitting to the right of the fairway

Short: The percentage of tee-shots you are hitting short from where you should be in the fairway.

Handicap Index: The handicap index is your current handicap.

 

If I get a new phone, will I have to purchase Striker a second time?

According to both the Apple and Google Play Terms & Services, once an app is purchased it can be transferred to any future phone free of charge.

Why can’t I view the scorecard and leaderboard in GPS mode on my iPhone?

Most likely your Portrait Orientation is locked. You can easily tell by looking at the top of your phone, to the left of your battery info; if you see a lock with an arrow around it, your Portrait Orientation is locked. To unlock it, follow the following steps:

From any screen on your phone, quickly press the home button twice and your open apps should appear at the bottom of your screen. Swipe once to the right, and your music player should appear as well as a grey box with the same icon as is beside your battery info. Press the icon once and “Portrait Orientation Unlocked” will appear. Press anywhere on your screen and the setting will be saved.

 

What if Striker doesn’t have handicap and hole information for a course I want to play?

Most handicap and hole information is already present in the Striker Golf GPS database.  In the event that the information for your course is not present, you have a number of options:

  1. You can let us know which course requires data and we will enter it for you.
  2. You can enter the course data yourself.
  3. You can play the course without handicap scoring.

Will Striker Golf GPS work on my phone?

The Striker Golf GPS phone app will work on both iOS and Android platforms. iPhone versions supported include iOS 4.3 and above. To check your iPhone, go to “Settings”, “General”, “About”, and look at “Version”. To see if your Android supports Striker, search Google Play for “Striker Golf GPS”.

It’s Almost Here!!!

Friends, thanks for all of the encouraging emails and best wishes.  The enthusiasm that you’ve shown toward checking out the app has been very exciting for us.  Good News!!!  The Striker Golf GPS app has been submitted to Apple for review and will be submitted to Google this week.  They should be available in the respective iTunes store and Google Play store within 10 days and we will notify all of you who have volunteered to be beta testers to go check ’em out.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and to announcing Version 1 as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for more exciting news…