Evolution of a Golf GPS App

img_0021The idea of Striker first game to me when I had the honor of organizing a golf tournament with my friends over the memorial day holidays 2 years ago. I hesitate to call it a tournament as it was more of an outing among friends who all enjoyed golf, but played at very different levels. Some had very low handicaps, some had handicaps over 20, and some had non-existent handicaps. But all loved the game and wanted to play over the holiday weekend.

While I am sure many of you have organized outings like this before, but I never had. So the pressure of creating an outing over multiple days, with multiple rounds within a day, with different handicaps was a very daunting task. I began looking for apps and programs that could help me. The task of finding one that I liked was much harder than I thought. Believe it or not, there are very few apps that organize games. I eventually settled upon one that I felt was suitable ( I don’t think it is right to slam another business so I will not mention its name here ) but found out on the fly over the course of the 3 days that it was grossly inadequate. That’s when I realized that I had the beginnings of a business idea.

The first business plan was simply to create an app program that could

  1. Create different games such as best ball, alternate shot, scrambles
  2. Be able to incorporate up to 20 friends into these games
  3. Be able to use handicaps
  4. Be able to calculate the scores and outcomes on a live scoreboard and/or leaderboard

As I said, this was just the beginning of the idea….