Raghav G. 2024 | BASIS Independent Fremont
- Project Title: Golf Guru: An App to Aid Developing Golfers
- Basis Independent Advisor: Ms. Rangoli Eusebius
- Internship Location: Cisco Campus San Jose
- Onsite Mentor: Sridhar Aualasomayajula
Golfing has been a sport since the Middle Ages in Scotland. Since then, golf has evolved into its modern version, a sport played and loved by many both competitively and casually. Currently, golf has been growing faster than ever before due to the age of social media and new playing opportunities. This poses a major issue: accessibility of instruction for new players. Golf is already a very expensive sport, costing hundreds of dollars just to get a set of clubs and instruction starting at hundreds of dollars per lesson. These high costs to get started culls the interest of new players and is therefore unhealthy for the sport. My app aims to alleviate this burden for players as it will provide coaching for free, alleviating many of the costs in the sport. My app will do this by tracking the player’s scores and then providing a roadmap for the player to improve, regardless of their skill level. Beginners will have a special course allowing them to learn the game from the ground up, forming good habits that will keep their interest in golf growing. Intermediates will have the next level courses teaching players the intricacies of the sport and how to formulate great play, turning their interest in the sport to a strong passion for it. Advanced players will have the highest level courses, informing players of the complex strategies required in golf as well as how to execute the highest level play with the end goal of pushing players into the top 1% of the sport.