Developed by James Prete, tour•bot is a comprehensive tournament golf scoring utility for iPhone. Great for the weekend game, local tournament or corporate round – tour•bot takes the hard work of keeping score on the greens.
tour•bot allows you to easily keep track of multiple games and events with any number of players – from just a few buddies to your whole workplace. To begin you simply add a course’s data by tapping on “courses” in the nav bar. You can enter club name, course name, tee ratings, slope and select par and if you want to get detailed you can also enter in par and handicap for each hole.
Once you’ve punched in your course data you can begin adding players by entering full name/nickname, handicap and even a photo if desired. You can also link to their contact record on your iPhone so that you can email them a report of the round later on.
Next, you go to the “Tours” tab and set up the details of your game. You can select from a number of different game types, including score skins, 2-player best ball and 4-player best ball. For the best ball options you can select the team pairings from within the same page. The Tour Setup page displays a scrollable list of the tournament players and courses that you have inputted into the app, so all it takes is a couple of taps to select the players/course that you want for your event.
After everything is set up it’s easy to enter in player scores, view player performance as well as the event leaderboard. Tour•bot can also generate reports of the event, which can be previewed on your iPhone prior to being emailed to yourself or to the other tournament players.
A serious app for serious golfers, tour•bot is the perfect app to manage a tournament of any size or type. There’s no other app like it that allows such comprehensive tracking of an entire event, all from the palm of your hand.
tour•bot [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.