Melbourne, FL – Slopegraide, the iOS app that provides real-time green reading and distance control training on your mobile device, is launching a new app update to the App Store that introduces a new patent-pending visualization feature for reading greens both on and off the course. Course Mode is a new feature that loads any green from a particular golf course at full-scale in augmented reality and provides a virtual ball rolling simulator.
The user first selects a location for a golf hole and the app dynamically cuts a hole in the displayed virtual green. After the user selects a starting location to roll balls from on the green, the app displays the green facing the golf hole from the starting location, providing a first-person point-of-view and a visual as if the user is standing on the actual green in real life.
From there, the app automatically calculates and displays an approximate backstroke length value that correlates to the optimal rolling speed for the displayed putt distance. The user can also change the backstroke length value to simulate putts hit at different launch speeds.
“Words cannot express how excited we are to finally bring Course Mode to the Slopegraide app and our clients” said Jeff Mocini, Founder and Inventor of Slopegraide. “We have created a new way for competitors, coaches, and caddies to prepare for tournament rounds and train visualization skills that are imperative for playing great golf.”
Course Mode can be used anywhere, from a living room to a hotel room and even on the actual green itself. When rolling balls on the virtual green, the user can toggle the display of the green in three different display modes; a color-coded heightmap, a realistic green pattern, and completely invisible, where virtual golf balls and their animated rolling paths can be overlayed on a real green, creating a mixed-reality experience.
This new feature also provides real-time approximations of putt length and slope incline (uphill or downhill) based on where the camera on the mobile device is being pointed on the displayed green. These distance measurements can also be displayed in Metric units for golfers that prefer to use the Metric system.
There are many other benefits that Course Mode provides to users of the app.
Real-time slope measurements in slope percentage or slope degrees can be displayed at any spot on the displayed green from a single tap on the screen.
A flagstick can be added at the hole location for users that prefer to putt with the flagstick in the cup on the green.
A virtual alignment line that is always perpendicular to the camera of a mobile device can also be added on the screen to help users determine where to start virtual balls based on the slope of the green.
The previous ball rolling simulation can be looped continuously on the screen as well.
“This new era of spatial computing has made things that weren’t possible before now possible in golf” said Mocini. “This technology will now help other golfers see exactly what I see when I read putts on the greens.”
While the app is not legal for competition, the new update to the Slopegraide app provides many significant improvements to other training modes and features of the app, such as Slopegraide AR and the View Putt Model feature, which is now augmented reality-based and provides similar visuals that Course Mode provides.
The Slopegraide app is only available for iOS devices and Course Mode can be loaded on any iPhone or iPad device with an operating system of iOS 16 or later.
The new app update will be available to download from the App Store on August 31st and golfers can try Course Mode for free for 7 days when they start an active annual in-app subscription to Slopegraide Premium, which provides most of the app’s features.
Course Mode currently has 60 courses available for view in the Slopegraide app, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Torrey Pines (South), Pine Needles, Bear’s Best Las Vegas, and the Stadium courses at TPC Scottsdale and TPC at Sawgrass. New courses are being added to the Slopegraide app every week.
“This is the beginning of a new era for the Slopegraide brand, and we look forward to seeing our selection of courses and the app continue to grow and evolve” said Mocini. “This new update is truly a game-changer, and the best is yet to come.”
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Slopegraide®, manufacturers of the Slopegraide® app and Roll Maps®, is a veteran-owned small business based in Melbourne, Florida. Our products are built, assembled, and tested in the USA.