The default Apple Watch wake screen setting requires that you manually reopen apps after reactivating the screen. During your game, when speed and ease of use are a big factor this default setting won’t cut it! With the right watch setting adjustments, Golfshot can be a quick wrist raise away.
You know you have the default setting if you find yourself seeing the clock face when reactivating the screen during play, requiring locating and reopening of the app to resume Golfshot function. Adjusting your wake screen settings will help avoid this problem and allow Golfshot to resume on the current screen upon activation of the screen.
Please check these settings:
On your iPhone:
- Apple Watch App> General Settings> Wake Screen> Select the ‘Always’ option under the ‘One Screen Wake Show Last App’ section.
On the Apple Watch:
- Settings > General > Background App Refresh – make sure it’s on for Golfshot
- Settings > General > Wake Screen –
- Turn all settings ON in the first section.
- In the “ON TAP” section, set to “Wake for 70 Seconds”.
- In the “ON SCREEN RAISE SHOW LAST APP” section, select “Always”.
- In the “RETURN TO LAST SESSION APP” section, Turn Golfshot ON.
If you need any help with your current Apple Watch configurations contact our support team!
I’m still confused ? If my hdcp is 23 what’s the biggest score I can take on any hole ?
Hi Charles, you can record your gross score in totality in Golfshot, but for posting to GHIN it will cut the score off at net double bogey.
Depends on the course and tee box you chose. You can go to the GHIN app and it will tell you what your course handicap is. So your 23 might be 20 at a course from the white tees. You can take 2 strokes more than par plus the “pops” you get on a hole. In my example you would get 2 pops on holes with a handicap of 1 or 2 an 1 pop on the rest. So if the hardest hole (1 handicap) is a par four, you can post an 8. If the third hardest hole is a par 3 you can post a 6. I have golf shot linked to the GHIN handicap system so i post using Golfshot. It also knows what the course handicap is for me based on the tee I am playing from and adjusts for me. I can record whatever I get on a hole and it will adjust that hole to the correct score for posting. Great feature!!!
Can Golfshot on Apple Watch be used Independent of the phone?
Hi Nancy, it cannot. We currently do not have a standalone app for the watch.
Any idea on when you might have a stand-alone app for the watch?
No hard date on this yet!
Hi can I apply my hcp before start of play? Also when I have finished my round and then looking at my score card realise I have recorded one hole wrongly how can I change it please? Thanks
Please go to Rounds–> select the round you wish to edit–> edit score–> and edit away!
Can the Apple 6 watch operate easily on golfshot
The new Apple watch has been and is currently still being tested with Golfshot to ensure any and all bugs are dismissed.
I’ve used an Apple Watch 6 all season without any issues.
Can I keep score on my watch? I can find no “settings” are on my watch app.
Hi Mark, when you are finished with the hole you should be able to score your round as long as your phone is on and connected to the watch. https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000959234-How-do-I-keep-score-on-my-Apple-Watch-
Hi I used the free version of golf shot about three weeks ago and it worked great! I tried it the next two weeks and it doesn’t work. Instead of the watch given me yardage it reads, “ Play golf start or resume a round on your iPhone.”
I did a hard shut down on my watch as well as my iPhone and I keep getting the same result. Anyway you could help me with this would be appreciated.
Hi Mike, so sorry to hear this! Please shoot an email to our support team, firstname.lastname@example.org so they can look into your account and assist in troubleshooting this error!
I have the same issue, can’t get Golfshot up on my apple watch
Here are some tips: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017871573-How-do-I-start-a-round-on-Apple-Watch-
If that does not work, please email email@example.com and they can troubleshoot this problem with your account!
Hi, I´m trying to install the auto shot tracking on my apple watch series 3, but it seems not to finish transferring swing ML ever. Its just there, transferring it but never ends. It is compatible¿
Yes it is compatible with Apple Watch 3. If you have completed all of these steps:https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360063182313-How-do-I-set-up-the-Auto-Shot-Tracking-feature-for-my-Apple-Watch- and nothing works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so they can check into your account and assist you!
Hi, I’m trying to download the ‘Auto Shot Tracking’ feature. It downloads to my iphone without problems but it constantly freezes when ‘Transferring to Watch’. (Both devices are compatible).
The app is open on my watch…..during the process
Hi there, please email our support team directly for assistance, email@example.com
Hi there. I’m trying to pair my Apple Watch SE and the golf pro app but the swingML is just stuck in transferring to watch. Any idea why? I have followed all the troubleshoot stuff on this page and still nothing. Thanks
There are some known issues with this, please check out this article from our support team and if issues persist please email firstname.lastname@example.org. https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061267454-What-if-the-SwingML-Auto-Tracking-software-is-not-loading-successfully-
I have just bought an Apple Watch 6. I am currently trialing the premium. I have turned off GPS tracking to the watch. Yet my watch only lasts 10 holes. Any tips?
Here are some tips from our support team to help: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000959354-How-long-should-I-expect-my-Apple-Watch-battery-to-last-while-using-Golfshot-
Only just recently everytime I finish a round, the app stays open on the watch and is always in the front, I cannot “close” the app on the watch. Even after end round on the phone app, or even after closing the app on the phone, the watch app stays open and “blocks” my watch, i can go out of it by pressing the home button of the watch, but after the watch goes black and i raise the watch once again, the golfshot app is back on saying swing ml is ready!
This did not happen until a while ago. One thing i changed to preserve battery is that i disabled the always on function on my apple watch, maybe that has something to do with this bug?
Hi there, once you hit end round on your phone, you should be able to touch the crown on your watch and return to the main screen. If this persists, please email email@example.com so they can check into your account and see if there is a bug they can find!
Why does my Apple Watch sync images sometimes, but not all the time? Often it gets stuck on “syncing images” 0/18…and they never load.
Hi there, please ensure you are connected to a strong WiFi or Data connection to sync images. If issues persist please reach out to our team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can look into it!
Did this ever get this resolved as I’m having the same issue. Just stays on 0/18 and they never load.
What’s the point of paying for the subscription when I can not use it for a any new courses I want play
My Wifi is strong enough to deal with all day to day usage etc
Hi Mark, if the imagery is not synching please check our FAQs here: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045946113-Why-aren-t-my-aerial-images-showing- If issues persist please email email@example.com so they can troubleshoot with you one on one!
How do stop golf shot syncing with watch? Finished yesterday but watch still thinks I’m playing
Please make sure you have ended the round on your phone and did not just close out the app. If issues still persist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they can assist!
My watch will not update the yardage between holes, it only updates to the correct distance when i enter my score on the phone. The phone is on the buggy handle, background GPS is set to always on along with the watch GPS
Sounds like a small issue, please log out and back in to see if that fixes said issues if not please email email@example.com and they can assist!
Is there a way to enter my playing partner’s score on Apple watch like there is on the iPhone?
Unfortunately no, you can only score for yourself on your watch.
After a recent update, my watch series 6 is always one hole behind my phone. When I advance to next hole on my phone, watch still stays on previous hole. Any reason why watch doesn’t sync with phone? This is really messing up my tracked shots!!
Hi there, with any issues please always email firstname.lastname@example.org so they can assist in accessing your account and help in fixing any bugs or issues!
My fitness data only partially records – I do not get calories, steps or miles even though I’m synched up with an Apple Watch. Please advise
Please email email@example.com for app and technical assistance!