The Tour Read™ Golf Story

With the Tour Read™ Golf app everyone is making more putts.

Early in 2021, PGA Tour Coach Ralph Bauer and Steve Raitt, one of the founders of the software engineering firm ConsulNet, met for a golf lesson. During the lesson, an intriguing idea emerged — Could we combine Ralph’s teaching expertise, the physics of putting and the built-in sensors in our phones to create a user-friendly green reading app? Within a few days, Tour Read Golf was born as a collaboration between Ralph, Steve and his two co-founders Doug Brajer and Tom Snopek.

Ralph Bauer has dedicated the past twenty years to becoming the world’s leading golf coach. He has worked alongside a who’s-who of top players, trainers, and coaches in both professional, college and amateur golf. He boasts an impressive coaching record, having guided competitors at all four major tournaments, the last two Presidents Cups, the 2016 Summer Olympics, Team Canada, Team Ontario and at every PGA Tour stop. He is now the Director of Instruction at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

Doug Brajer, Steve Raitt, and Tom Snopek have been engineering and commercializing groundbreaking software since forming ConsulNet Computing Inc. in 1990. Among their innovative solutions are prototyping the software for the world’s first smart-knee replacement, creating Scotiabank’s first Windows-based payroll and payment systems, and developing the SuccessWebsite Solution, which fuels the MLS listing integration and marketing of thousands of real estate agents worldwide.

The patent-pending Tour Read™ Golf app accurately measures the slope of the green and translates this into the precise amount of break to play and the pace you need to make any putt. An ingenious reengineering of the physics behind green reading allows for the precise determination of the optimal break and pace for any putt, using just a single point of measurement from an iPhone. With it’s cutting edge user-interface, training library and practice drills/plans, the Tour Read™ Golf app is the ideal tool for teaching and training any golfer to become a great putter.

Of course, we can’t use the app to measure our putts during competition. That’s where the Tour Read™ Green Reading Method comes in. This scientific, step-by-step process allows golfers of any ability to read their putts quickly and confidently. With the help of the app, golfers of any ability can quickly learn the Tour Read™ Green Reading Method and take what they’ve learned to the course. Whether facing the intense pressures of high-level competition or enjoying a casual round with friends for a few bucks, you’ll make more putts and shoot lower scores.

The Tour Read™ Golf app and the Tour Read™ Green Reading Method have been validated, endorsed and promoted on social media by hundreds of the tour players, professional caddies, teaching pros, coaches, collegiate teams, top amateurs and weekend golfers around the world. Many thanks to Mackenzie Hughes, Jace Walker, Nick Taylor, Tom Hoge, J.J. Spaun, Adam Hadwin, Martin Chuck (Tour Striker), Parker McLachlin (ShortGameChef), Gareth Raflewski, Claude Harmon III, Chris Mayson, Andrew Putnam, Cam Davis, Bradley Lawrence, Taylor Crosby, Kevin Chappell, Kyle Stanley, Corey Conners, Adam Svensson, K.H. Lee, Dylan Frittelli, Brennan Webb (University of Tennessee), J.C. Deacon (Florida Gators), Christina Kim, Power Horan, Edoardo Molinari, Ryan Barath, Marcus Potter, Ryan Potter (Wake Forest), Joe Toulon, Marcus Potter, Tim Tucker, Julio Vegas, Dave Phillips, Denis McDade, Bill Smittle, Ryan Yip, Lorne Rubenstein, Bob Weeks and Mark Zecchino at Golf Talk Canada, all our Tour Read Certified coaches, dozens of PGA and LPGA Tour caddies, and everyone who has downloaded the app or taken a Tour Read green reading lesson. We’re really glad you’ve had such success with it!

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