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iOver Golf - The First Step to a Great Putt

Want to make more putts? Get your eyes over the ball and don't move your head. iOver golf will help you do just that!

iOver Golf - The First Step to a Great Putt

Want to make more putts? Get your eyes over the ball and don't move your head. iOver golf will help you do just that!

$256
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 7 2013 1:26 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 7, 2013

About

So here's the deal...

Phase One (this is already done):

I came up with the idea for iOver Golf last summer. After getting several putting lessons for me and my son and my daughter I began to understand the importance of getting your eyes directly over the ball when putting.

Check out the app here on iTunes.

Eyes Directly over the Golf Ball While Putting
Eyes Directly over the Golf Ball While Putting
Use the iOver Golf app Anywhere!
Use the iOver Golf app Anywhere!

We built the app over the summer and released it on the iTunes store last fall. The app has been downloaded thousands of times but it really hasn't gotten the traction that anyone would want.

Here is the video from Phase One:

Phase Two:

One of the toughest things for amateur golfers to do is to keep their head still while they are putting. Most people make the putt and then turn their bodies to see if the putt went in the hole. When we move our body and move our head it changes the face angle of the putter at the point of impact. That means, for a right handed golfer, they are going to miss the putt on the left side because they shut the face down too quickly.

So, in addition to having your eyes over the ball, you also want to keep your head still as you make your stroke. That functionality is easily added but it costs money!

I need help to make modifications to the iOver app to add the head movement functionality.

Here is a mock-up of how the app would look:

Player Aligning Their Eyes
Player Aligning Their Eyes
Player Making Stroke, App Detecting Eye Movement
Player Making Stroke, App Detecting Eye Movement

So, when completed, the golfer will be able to practice having their eyes over the ball and then be able to practice keeping their head still as they make the putting stroke. Genius!

The iOver Golf App will measure the movement of the golfer's head while making a putting stroke.

An easy way you can directly impact the campaign to make the iOver Golf App a reality & success: Simply click the Facebook Share Button below, scroll down and press the 'SHARE' button below (writing a note to friends is optional).

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Here is plenty more information for those that want to know more about why this app is so important:

The Reality Is: 

  • You can make a perfect putting stroke...but if you are off line by a small margin, you will miss the putt. 
  • You can make a very imperfect stroke...but if you have it on line, you much more likely to make the putt.

So how can you help get the golf on line? Get your eyes directly over the ball!

Listen to what my boys Dave and Jack say:

“Putting mechanics are mostly a matter of preference, but there is one universal rule for putts from six feet and in: Eyes over the ball…you'll see the line better. Come to think of it, it's a good rule for all putts.” –Dave Stockton 

“Second, your eyes should be over the ball. The most important part of “over the ball” is what I call “down the line, over the ball.” It may be a little behind the ball which is the way I putt so that I can see the line. Or, what is probably preferable, and a way I wish I could’ve putt, is my eyes directly over the ball.” – Jack Nicklaus 

With the iOver Golf App you will use the latest in iSight technology from Apple to align your eyes directly over the golf ball. Simply place the iPhone on the ground and align your putter head to the side of the iPhone. Look down at your iPhone as if it is your golf ball and the iPhone will adjust your position until your eyes are directly over the ball. It is that simple. 

The iOver Golf app can be used: 

  • At the course, on the practice putting green, before you play to check your eye position.
  • At the office, during your breaks, to practice good eye position. 
  • At home, in your living room. 
  • Anywhere you have your iPhone! 


Advantages of the iOver Golf app:
  • Everyone has their iPhone with them all the time allowing you to practice eye alignment anytime. 
  • Alignment is exact and perfect. 
  • It is inexpensive. You can't buy a mirror for $1.99!
  • It only takes about 30 seconds to align your eyes using the app. 
  • You can use it every time before you play. 

Risks and challenges

Creating an app that will sell in the iTunes Store is always a challenge.

My partner in the development of the app in its current form is Bruce Seymour from MEA Mobile (MEAMobile.com). They will be working with me to add the new functionality.

Over 1,000,000 people have downloaded MEA Mobile developed apps and they have apps that have been featured in more than 20 iTunes top ten positions worldwide. I am confident in their ability to deliver a fantastic app.

Now it is a matter of taking it to the next level with your help.

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    For one slim bean you can have the iOver Golf App delivered to your iPhone for Free!
    Wait...I guess that wouldn't be free if you are giving me a dollar? In any case, you get the app with the new functionality and all the updates!

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    How about I give you the app and a sleeve of golf balls with the iOver Golf app Logo? That's cool!

    That little logo will remind you to practice your putting!

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    For a mere quarter of a Benjamin you will get the app, the golf balls, the t-shirt and a cool Nike golf hat with the even cooler iOver golf logo!

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    Do you live in the Southeast? If so you will enjoy the app and all the stuff for free plus a round of golf with me in Columbia, SC. You will like the course...it is old -school with tight fairways. I will even kick in a hot dog at the turn! Just don't wear the t-shirt...collared shirts required!

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    This is it...the Pinnacle...and I don't mean the golf ball.

    For $500 you will receive all of the above plus dinner and drinks after the round on me. And you don't have to make a hole-in-one!

    Here's an idea...you and two buddies put in $500 each. We will have a great day of golf at a fantastic golf course followed by an awesome dinner. let's do this!

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