Well, for Sean Duttry, it wasn’t so much a matter of breaking rules as it was a matter of breaking down barriers. He has delivered the world of golf into the palm of your hand, and hedid it by creating an app that fits on your phone that fits in your pocket.
Duttry, who has taught business and information technology at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wash. for 15 years, went to a technology conference last spring regarding the iPad and its influence on educational reform. breaking down barriers.He has delivered the world of golf into the palm of your hand, and he did it by creating an app that fits on your phone that fits in your pocket.
“I started envisioning an app that would change the way golfers approach a day of golf,” says Duttry. So he and his wife, Cathy, used their summer vacation to create the Golf Washington Mobile Application, an app that locates every single golf course and driving range in the state of Washington. You can download the app, for free, right from the app store on your iPhone, iPad or Android.
But it does more than that, of course. “I hope that it becomes part of a local golfer’s repertoire here in the Northwest,” said Duttry. “I would love for the smaller, inexpensive golf courses to have an avenue to share specials and events. I also would like to have all the PGA professionals build their lesson base. It’s hard to get your name out there as a teaching pro unless you’re winning local events. This app will give them a chance to be found and contacted.”
Duttry grew up around golf, starting when he was nine at Gig Harbor (Wash.) GC, playing in Washington Junior Golf Association events, as well as PNGA and WSGA championships. He went to Washington State University on a golf scholarship, then worked as an assistant PGA professional at Moses Lake CC and Inglewood GC for a few years before becoming a school teacher. He has been the boys’ head golf coach at South Kitsap High for 14 years.
Sean and Cathy have recently created a Golf Oregon app, are halfway through creating a Golf California app, and will soon create an app for Idaho and British Columbia. “I would also like to create country club apps that would utilize a private social network,” said Duttry. “We have a prototype being used at Gig Harbor Golf Club right now and the members love it.”