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By Gian Saglimbeni – Any golfer knows there has been an influx of golf related mobile applications, as developers are looking to improve consumer’s games through the smartphone in your pocket. Search the iTunes App Store or Google Play and literally thousands of apps are available for tablets and phones. On course aids such as GPS yardage finders and swing analyzers have made the smartphone the new must have golf accessory.


Leading the way in this digital explosion is TheGrint (, a mobile application available on iTunes and Google Play that condenses all the on course features of other apps into one must have golf tool. Developed by a group of Venezuelan friends living in Miami, TheGrint now boasts over 100,000 downloads after originally entering the market in 2013. It is currently included in the iTunes App Store’s Featured List of “On the Course Apps for Golfers”, one of only fourteen apps to have that distinction. “No other golf APP compares to TheGrint’s depth of offerings,” said Jose Torbay, Co-Founder and MIT graduate. “It is truly the only tool of its kind.”


One of the biggest appeals of TheGrint is receiving a free fully compliant handicap from a licensed USGA club. On the 1st and 15th of each month TheGrint sends an email to its users with their updated handicap. In addition a full range of stats complete with pie charts summarizes your strengths and needed areas of improvement. Everything from scoring average to driving accuracy and par saves are calculated. A special stat called “Grints” keeps the percentage of holes played in par or better. With the social aspect you can check out your friends’ stats as well and compare their golf game with your own. “It is like having an expert statistician and all the fun and camaraderie of the 19th hole simultaneously in your pocket,” explained Torbay.


For the first time ever you can get all the stats you ever wanted with one button utilizing the only scorecard picture service available. At the end of your round simply take a picture of your scorecard and TheGrint does all the work! Your round will be included in TheGrint’s database used to calculate your handicap and a full range of stats. TheGrint also boasts a top of the line GPS Rangefinder with courses all over the globe. This gives you the opportunity to select the appropriate club each time and improve the greens hit for each round. Challenge your friends with the unique “Live Scoring Leaderboards” and create your own tournament or golf tour amongst your peers. TheGrint will track golfers playing in different locations at varying times and adjust the scores based on personal handicaps and course difficulty.

Never before have golfers been able to utilize a social network to compete, extending the game experience like never before. Stay informed of your friends’ activities via the news feed and compare ongoing performances on the stat tracker.   TheGrint is available for free with an annual $19.99 fee for a 30 – day money back guarantee Pro Membership that allows users full access.

I am Fernando, Editor and Publisher of South Florida Golf. My goal will always be to make sure you have a great time while visiting our website or reading our digital magazine. I'm an old school guy happily married with 35+ years of serious golf under my belt. Former mini-tour player, Florida Atlantic University Grad... I follow Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Panthers and anything related to South Florida .. Contact me at or @SOFLAGOLF


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