The new iStimp application, recently launched by iGolf Apps, could cause havoc for golfers and course superintendents alike, according to one leading turf management expert.
“Just imagine the pace of play when golfers start stimping every green with the iStimp,” said Dr Larry Stowell, director of Pace Turf, an organisation that aims to share agronomic information among turf professionals. “Based on my evaluation, it takes approximately two minutes to obtain a single reading, and the iStimp instructions recommend four readings. That’s eight minutes in total.”
Stowell has produced a video ‘iStimp Fails the Test’, which he suggests should be viewed by greens committees, or shown at members’ meetings or in clubhouses, to help golfers understand the possible implications of using the app.