IoT Sources is always looking to find and feature the very best IoT use cases. While this one might not be considered a cutting edge IoT application, it is definitely interesting. And if nothing else, if you are a golf enthusiast, this may be a great application for helping to speed up the pace of play.
Several golf club owners and operators and the PGA have teamed up with a startup that is creating a sensor network on golf courses to help with everything from tracking players to figuring out where to plant trees. While both individual golfers and the sport of golf itself have both been quick to embrace technology, golf clubs and other course operators, in particular when it comes to the maintenance side of things, have lagged. Maybe it’s because the world can’t imagine golfers wanting to book a tee time via an app or because having an algorithm hustle you through play seems ill-conceived.