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Golf app aims to perfect putting

Golfers around the world could soon be thanking a mathematics professor from Moncton for improving their putting.

Math professor launched a new app to help golfers

Golfers around the world could soon be thanking a mathematics professor from Moncton for improving their putting.

Samuel Gaudet admits he was motivated to create his iPerfectPutt app as a way to help his own short game.

And it didn’t take long before he decided that other golfers may also benefit from the portable device.

Gaudet said the app will remember how the golfer hit the ball and will compare various strokes.

"Let's say that was a perfect putt for you. You would save that putt in memory in the phone and the next shot you would compare to that one," he said.

The iPerfectPutt app analyzes four parts of the putting stroke: how the golfer swings the club, how they move the face of the club, the speed and how hard they swing.

The app uses sounds, graphics, and videos to show golfers what they're doing wrong in their putting stroke.

Gaudet's math background and use of statistical analysis helps to perfect the putt.

Gaudet said there are no other apps like his on the market. 

"I expect to have competition fairly soon. Six months, a year maybe. So we won't be alone for long," he said.

"That's just the reality of things … be the first and try to sell a few now and see where it leads."

People from England, the United States and Canada have already downloaded the app on iTunes.

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