I recently made an iPhone app for my dad (who is deaf) to help him communicate with hearing people. Did you know that lipreading is only ~30% accurate? My dad is a 5 handicap golfer and I noticed that often times he'll get paired up with other golfers in tournaments or weekend play, and after the other golfers find out he's deaf they'll simplify their speech or avoid talking to him because they don't know what to say. The app converts voice-to-text in real time and all you would have to do is talk into the phone or plug in an Apple earbud and talk into the microphone (which tends to reduce the background noice and get a more accurate transcription).
My dad has tested the app in numerous situations, including on the golf course, and so far the response has been great. The new people he meets are able to speak normally and he can follow along with the conversation by reading the iPhone instead of acting like he understands what his going or being said.
Have any of you played golf with someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing and would App MyEar have helped your interaction? Curious to know what you think!
Link to a recent interview we did for Rochester news: http://www.rochester...n-duo/861743558
And a link to our Facebook page with more information and video of the app in action: https://www.facebook.com/appmyear/
Club championship season is fast approaching, and I'm getting excited! I've haven't been striking the ball all too well lately, but still been managing decent scores. I feel like I'm really close to everything clicking, so I'm going to spend some serious time on the course this weekend and on the range and practice green next week. I will be working on my review for the Srixon Q-Star Tour ball at the same time, so a good opportunity to kill two birdies with one urethane covered stone.
One of my new years resolution last year was at to win a tournament, which I was able to do. It was just a one round league tournament, but I took top honors and won a bit of cash.
This year, I challenged myself to win a trophy. Money is nice, but I would love to hold some hardware at the end of the day.
I've been putting myself in a lot of pressure situations on the course lately by playing money games with guys that are WAY better than I am (ex D1 college golfers). I've also been going to the range or practice green before work or on my lunch break, and have been putting in solid hours on the course as well. If I'm close to the top on Sunday, my dad said he would sling the bag for me, which would be really fun.
Anyone prepping for a club championship/tournament?
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