Amazing feature set 5/5
The features available on this app for free are awesome. For less than the cost of one Pro V1 Ball per month you can do the Looper upgrade. I love it.
Shot tracking is awesome. Tip: track ALL your shots, not just the ones you’re happy with. That gives you a much more realistic picture of your averages and better club recommendations.
Basic distance feature is very helpful. I can find distances to many course features I can’t shoot with a range finder.
I also love the stats and being able to track things over time. I used to do all this manually with score cards and Excel, but now it’s done for me and available at my fingertips while I’m playing.
Great app - nothing bad to say. A couple of suggestions: the ability to add some personal notes to a hole would be cool. Also a feature to share a score card via text, email, save image etc. would be cool.
Some features gone update! 2/5
Good pgm for tracking ball, and I was wrong. You can still go online to see your rounds. I like this. Only upgrade I would like to see is the ability to track other players scores from my watch - which either you can’t do or I can’t figure out how.
Handicap? +2 to +3 4/5
I love the app- very accurate at the golf clubs I have used it but ur handicap equations can’t calculate a “+” handicap under zero?
It seems that the app just calculates anything that should be +1 or +2 to just 0.0?
Is that correct? Can that be modified in upcoming updates?
App functionality is weak at times 3/5
I have experienced several “simple functionality” issues during my 1st 3 rounds with the App = crashes requiring rebooting my iphone, lockup when trying to use the layup function (sometimes fixed itself after a few minutes of “ignoring the problem” i.e. = didn’t use the App & had to guess on distances to preferred landing zone... BAD), difficulty “finding” simple features like “Tee selection” for the round (how about an option in settings for “preferred tee” - if the tee is NOT SELECTED at the start of the round it seems to be IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE = BAD... some examples of a need for a more FLEXIBLE & EASIER TO NAVIGATE interface.
I don’t want to be a rocket scientist to figure out “HOW” to find “WHERE” & “when” to make a change - frustrating, on an otherwise good App with some very useful information on the “Hole GPS screen”! However, I am not yet convinced that this info is in fact accurate & useful, ex. = “plays like x yards”, helpful a bit, but sometimes bordering on “NO that isn’t going to work & my decision for club selection actually did work”.
Bottom Line... Functionality of GPS is fast, but somewhat inconsistent on reliability. User interface needs to be improved for “Setting changes” = more flexible? Layup feature, especially, needs improvement on functionality & reliability of loading - I want the answer NOW, not a few minutes from now when the players following are getting irritated!!!
My own personal caddie 5/5
GPS? Check. Rangefinder? Check. Caddie in your back pocket? Check.
I love this app. It takes all the guesswork out of my game from tee to green. The wind and plays like info are perfect for those times when I’m second guessing my club selection. I don’t think I could play a round without it.
Used for several rounds and it’s a game changer. Made the game go faster and more enjoyable. Bravo, excellent app!
The ONLY app you need 5/5
You name it, I tried it. Swing by Swing is hands down the best golf app on the market, and it keeps getting better!
It’s just like having a personal caddy with you at all times, and afterwards all the stats you could possibly want.
This app alone shaved 5 shots off my handicap this year, no joke. 5 *****
Loading errors 3/5
I’ve heard great things about the app but since I’ve installed it I haven’t been able to use it. Every time I hit course it just sits on the loading page searching for courses and it just searches, doesn’t allow me to type in zip code or course name. I would give it 5 stars if I could use app
Great golf app! 5/5
Tons of great features and content!!! Definitely HIGHLY recommended for any skill level to help track progress and stats.
Terrible Update 1/5
By Lost the App
The recent update is total trash. Some ballache ruined a great app! Can’t even share my round with friends with taking 26 separate screen shots. #LostTheApp
Still OK, but better before update 3/5
The app is still ok and works fine but the update removed some nice things. I miss the online round summary you could see. Now it just shows basic information about the round. Most importantly, I miss the shot tracking. They made it so getting a distance of your previous shot is only available to looper members now. I'll keep using it because it has all my rounds in it, but I guarantee there is better out there now.
Watch app 2/5
The watch app is awful and gives only one approximate distance. Other apps give Center,Front and Back of the green. It also doesn’t provide any distances for hazards, traps etc.
The app was great before the new version launched in the summer of 2018. Since the new version launched the app crashes almost every time I pull out my phone to check yardage. If the app would stop crashing it would be 5 stars. Other than the crashing I really like the app and would like to keep using it. As you know the proper modulation is required. Please fix. Thank you.
Upgrade is unstable 1/5
I’ve used old version without a problem
New version I get white screen of death consistently
Screen doesn’t initialize all the time it seems
Looking for a new golf app that works
Used to love this app 3/5
I have used this app for several years and loved it until this year when it went from a5 star to a 3. Partway through my round, this app now often cuts out and just shows a gray screen. Very frustrating. I will try others instead.
Update is TERRIBLE 1/5
By Ryan Shinazy
I downloaded this app when I started golfing and loved it, had awesome format and was user friendly, ever since the recent update and all the changes I HATE it! I am only going to continue using it because it has ever round I’ve ever played on it otherwise I’d switch apps because of how much I hate the new format
Easy to use app, best one I’ve found 4/5
But why happened to seeing the scores of your friends? Missing that feature immensely as me and my buddies would watch each other’s scores when we knew they were playing.
Loss of picture 4/5
If the signal is a little weak the picture goes blank since the upgrade. On the old system that did not happen
By Zoo Cage Keeper
Great app. Really appreciate the tips scorecard distance options and view. Thanks have used it for years.
Don’t “improve” it! 3/5
I have used this app for several years and found it to be very useful. However, the new redesign seems to be buggy. I have had to kill it and restart it because it will hang on a white screen. You can only wait so long to get distances while playing.
The feature where you turn it horizontal to get the total score seems to be gone.
Thank you. 5/5
I've been using this app for a couple years. Tried them all and this is my favorite. Works great! Please go back to the vertical scorecard!! I will gladly change this back to a 5!
Last upgrade wiped out all of my rounds 2/5
I’ve found this app to be useful and fairly accurate but the last update wiped out over two years of rounds. I’m currently looking for a better app.
Love It! 4/5
Great app! Using for over a year! Used latest update last Friday and loved the changes, but the screen goes white and you have to close and reopen the app to proceed. Hoping there is a fix in the next update.
Lost focus 3/5
Used this app for years. Great scoring app. Unfortunately, the new update has placed tips and ads on main opening page. If I wanted these, I would install an app for those. Need to provide a user option for opening page - ads, tips, lessons or go right to find course and play.
Update Missing Feature 4/5
Love the app, but the update removed the ability to take pictures during a round, which I used all the time. Now I have to exit the app to do it, which really isn’t a big deal, but now the pictures aren’t available when you view your rounds.
Update: the developer told me the feature was removed but is being reconsidered for a future update.
Automated hole movement 5/5
Is there anyway to make the holes automatically move to the next hole? Especially for the Apple Watch? Maybe once yardage gains distance over certain amount it auto switches to the next hole. I don’t use scorecard so this would be great.
Completely Unusable 1/5
Have had this app for a few years now. I used to be able to use it on the course and it was pretty reliable but now it is completely unusable. I am able start the round and by the time I get to my first tee shot and check the distance to the pin the app crashes and all I see is a white screen. Some times I am to restart the app and get more then a white screen. Sometimes I am even able to enter a score, mostly though I am not. Once in awhile it will locate me on the course after restarting but then it will crash and back to a white screen it goes. I have been able to enter the scores at home when I use my iPad so I can track my rounds but the app is complete useless on my iPhone. I am not sure if these problems are because I have an iPhone 4s but all this started when the app was redone. Currently looking at dedicated gps devices right now.
What more can you want? 5/5
Price is perfect. Usually within a yard of my rangefinder. (When pins are middle) Love the electronic scorecard. Great app. Keep up the great work.
Great App. Reduced it by one star because new updates removed the “sand” feature. Still recommend
New Version won’t load 5/5
By Pin Seeker
7-27-18. I am updating my review to a 5 because the developer team has worked hard and fixed the problem.
Been using SXS for a couple of weeks on my iPhone 8. Liked it very much. Paid $15 for looper upgrade. However just downloaded updated app today. Opens but quickly tells tells me my session has expired and to log in again. I deleted it and tried again. Same thing. You need to check these updates out before publishing.
Bad Update 1/5
By Mother Deuce
Have used this app for years. The new updates have me looking for something new. Track shots now requires upgrade. The interface is not user friendly. I can’t get the app to recognize my profile as a woman playing from the women’s tee box. I’ve tried it y last 3 rounds and giving up. Too bade, it used to be awesome.
Difficult and confusing 2/5
Entering a score on this is way too complicated. As far as I can figure, you have to hit Save after EACH entry for EACH golfer or your score is not recorded. Hitting Save Hole # doesn’t go to the next golfer or offer any feedback. Worse, going to the next golfer doesn’t give you any warning that you forgot to save the score. If you only enter Save Hole # after the last player, it only saves his score and no others. I figured this out after 10 holes. Luckily, we also kept score manually.
Updating my review 5/5
Thank you for the response to my inquiry. This app is amazing.
Great app, but needs better watch integration 5/5
Love the app, but wish you had the option to use the Apple Watch gps vs the iPhone’s gps...
Won’t save 1/5
Was happy with this at first but recently played a round and when I tried to save the round it would act as if it saved, but it never saved. I re-downloaded the app and now all the info from the round (shot track, score, etc.) is gone. I paid for the upgraded version and it’s not working...a little frustrating. If I didn’t already pay the annual fee I would’ve uninstalled.
Not Full Featured 3/5
No club distance input, no measured drive distances, and no ability to override the phone auto lock. Everyone I know who uses a GPS app plugs in their phone to the cart or brings an external battery. Without these features, SXS just can’t compete.
Really like 2/5
Comes in handy. But downgrading the rating with the loss of shot tracker. Scoring screen is too cluttered with the extra blocked counters. Might be time to find an alternative.
Best GPS I’ve used 5/5
Update: these guys just released a really nice new interface. Keep up the good work. I got this app as a potential replacement to my bushnell. After using it a few times I upgraded to Looper. It’s well worth the upgrade. Awesome app.
Saves strokes every round, but... 4/5
I love swing by swing. Only issue is with the new update, I can put in the course slope but NOT the course rating. I used to be able to. This is frustrating. The rest of the app is great!
Latest update 5/5
By Animal queen
Update is good except for the ads.
90% of the home screen is now ads for the upgraded instruction plan.
Up charging 1/5
I’ve had this app for years. I was very happy with the basic service I paid a one time fee for. I understand adding new features and charging for that. However they have to decided to take away the few features I paid for when I first signed up. And now I have to pay a subscription to keep track of sand and penalty shots. As well as direction of my drives. I’m hate to lose all my stats I’ve accumulated but up charging me now is pissing me off. I’m in the market for a new app.
New update 1/5
By Double Teouble
I have loved this app - up until now!!! BUT THE NEW VERSION IS AWFUL! It will not keep any changes that I make to my account. It will take the changes, and say they are saved, but IT DOESN’T save the change. If this isn’t fixed, I will find another app - even though I still have 7 months left on my Looper purchase.
Great App. One issue with new update 4/5
Firstly. I live this app. I have 172 rounds logged.
The new update has changed the display from going vertical and seeing almost all the hole scores on one screen to horizontal and only see a few it means much more scrolling which can be a problem especially in the rain.
Any chance there could be an option or toggle that go back to vertical layout.
New version stinks 2/5
Don't get v6. Text is too small even on a 7+, and the cancel button for the shot planning tool was poorly switched from a big red X in the bottom left corner to a Amazon back button in the upper left corner.
Going down hill fast, sad 2/5
With the latest update they now charge for features that used to be free. I was a loyal user and recommend this app to many friends in golf leagues, but it’s now time to find another. Sad indeed
Swing x Swing 5/5
Great App as simple as getting yardage and entering scores w/ putts taken to as complex as tracking club distances as well.
The new version used for he first time Tuesday 7/17 was pretty intuitive. An up/down arrow on the score and putt counts might be something to consider vs the scroll.
Still need to explore the yardage tracker on the new version.
Best APP 5/5
Love this APP...I have gotten rid of all my other GPS subscriptions and devices, and rely only on Swing x Swing for on course measurements and conditions. In addition the Looper add on is a great value and tool for improving your game.
Need Widget 4/5
Love this app. Been using it for 3 years now. It i hate the fact that it has no widget like other gps app. Will change to 5 Star when widget upgrade!
Sharing Your Round Gone 4/5
Disappointed that the new release no longer allows me to share my round with others. Please bring that feature back!
Shot track now Looper only ☹️ 3/5
By disappointed 6abc viewer
I played my first round using 6.0 yesterday. It worked well but one feature is no longer available in the free app. I used to use shot tracking to get my driving distance, which I’d note separately. I was quite surprised on the first tee that I could no longer do that, but got a window that told me I could find out about Looper. Other than that major disappointment, I thought the app worked well, though I thought that it was a little sluggish updating distances. If I could still measure my driving distance directly I would have given this 5 stars. I’m not ready for Looper yet.