New Auto-Advance Algorithm for Android

New in Android Version 14.5


Update your app for a new hole auto-advance algorithm. This new algorithm uses artificial intelligence system backed by Google's TensorFlow framework to pick the right hole for recorded shots. You should see improved hole assignment when using Golf Pad LINK or TAGS. Choose between new and old algorithm in settings / auto-advance. 


Let us know what you think! This is a big feature update and we need everyone's feedback. If you see any issues, have questions or comments, lets us know.


We should have an iPhone release in the next several weeks as well!


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I have tried the Advanced Algorithm and on my Samsung S8 plus it isn't working very well. I have played two rounds with this update and after completing a hole and going to the next hole and tagging my Tee shot, the shots are not advancing to the next hole but being assigned to the previous hole. This has happened to me all day today on every hole and Saturday on each hole as well? I am reverting back to standard auto-advance algorithm for my next round on Saturday. Using the latest update with advanced algorithm for me has failed causing me to physically advance each hole manually prior to tagging tee shots. And in turn has caused me to use my phone way more than previous.

Douglas Smith - thank you for your feedback. We are going to have the team look into this by creating a support ticket. Once we've done that, please reply to the email with your support ID so we can get as many details as possible. 

Played today and all putts were registered correctly using the Link and my HTC 10. The hole advance did not work at all. The HTC 10 is on Android 5.0.2, HTC Sense version 6.0, software number 7.19.401.51

Using a Motorola Droid Maxx 2 paired to an Asus Zenwatch 2 and TAGS. Both have the latest updates for software. I noticed that the auto-advance was not working on Monday, Aug 28th, during league play (9 holes). Had no idea that I had an update and my App automatically was using the new algorithm. Shots were registering fine, but the auto advance was not working. Played again today, Sep 2, 18 holes at a different course and the auto advance was not working again. Shots seemed to be registering OK, but I did have one hole that had an extra "putter" after my 2nd shot on a par 5. When I got home, I was going to email Support about the auto advance and came across this post. I checked my phone and switched back to the old algorithm and will play again on Monday. I'll let you know if it worked.


Just a thought, but next time that the app has a major update like this, an announcement splash screen would be appreciated to let us know what has changed so we are aware.


On a good note, up until this update, the App has been working flawlessly and I really enjoy using it!!


Thanks - Randy

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