I was thinking some websites today like google earth have overview images of a hole on a golf course. I was thinking what if we could use those images from the google earth or some other satellite image to put points on the image on this site accordingly to where each stroke on the hole happened approximately. Maybe on the site adding coding to calculate the according distance to pin to know just about where you hit to or when you place a pin you could see how far you hit it when you rollover the pin. It would also be helpful where the pin is for the system to figure out when you get on top of the "pin of the green" to suggest if you hit it in the hole without the system thinking you just missed the "pin" on the green by 0.05 inches. Then in your development or reports area it could add how far you are used to driving the ball or other things accordingly from the data.
It could be an optional part of adding your score to the system and it could show the player where they normally hit to on the hole.
Obviously there may be some courses unable to have a satellite or have a good enough one to comprehend where everything is, but im sure they are plenty of courses with good images.
Sorry if someone has already come up with this idea, I had just though of it.
Text below was added June 26, 2008, 6:59 pm EST
If there are some courses with not so good photos available maybe the user to save time could designate where the sand traps, the full circle or area of the green on the image, etc. Maybe even where out of bounds is marked. User could also suggest photos of just the course without people in it at ground level. Then the user could designate how far away an object in the image is away from the tee, green, etc. And possibly work something together to mark where your ball landed from only ground view pictures.