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I have recently discovered the use of a golf gps system. I have always been against them because I thought it was against the "purity" of the game. But recently I was able to use one from a member of our group and I have to say first time out it shaved 7 strokes on the round. May be a fluke but the pleasure of using it was uncomparable. Does anyone have any recommendations on which to buy? Which ones are you using? Which ones do I avoid? Thanks in advance

-Rico

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To be honest ,I downloaded and use Skydroid . I use it most every round and it is worth every penny I paid for it  ($1.99 )

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I think it depends on what you want from the GPS, if you want something simple and only want front/back/middle of the green or something more complex with hazards and bunkers and stuff.  Garmin makes GPS that fits both kinds, I personally use and like the SkyCaddie but it is fee based.

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I love my skycaddie SG5.  I have only tried one other app on my phone and it was OK, not sure of the name though.  Wasn't in love with it being on my phone, because one round it took us almost 5 and a half hours and using my phone for GPS a lot the phone battery died.  I bought the skycaddie because I play in tournaments that don't allow you to use your cell phone so its worked great for me.

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If you have a smart phone and you want to go the free route there are plenty of free apps you can download.  I personally use Golf Logix and love it.  You can purchase it for about $30 a season and get additional features if you please.

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I've been happy with my ESN GPS Watch.  I don't need a GPS all the time, but when course markers aren't handy and when I'm pitching into the green, a gps is helpful. My only complaint is that the ESN GPS watch is limited to only 2 hazards per hole so periodically I won't have distance to hazards that I wish I had.  Other than that, I like having it on my wrist "at the ready".

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i luv my GolfBuddy.  It does the job and u dont have to pay any yearly fees...

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To be honest ,I downloaded and use Skydroid . I use it most every round and it is worth every penny I paid for it  ($1.99 )

Same here. It is actually quite comprehensive too. I think anyone that pays for a gps is wasting their money.

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Originally Posted by Rico Cardenas

I have recently discovered the use of a golf gps system. I have always been against them because I thought it was against the "purity" of the game. But recently I was able to use one from a member of our group and I have to say first time out it shaved 7 strokes on the round. May be a fluke but the pleasure of using it was uncomparable. Does anyone have any recommendations on which to buy? Which ones are you using? Which ones do I avoid? Thanks in advance

-Rico


I've been using ninja golf on my android.  It gives front middle and back of the green and will easily measure the distance of your shot.  It also allows you to edit the course data to add additional points, like distances to traps, or carries over water hazards.  Best of all, it is free.  And if your course isn't on their database you can easily mark it yourself is less than half an hour.

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Tell me more about 'GolfBuddy'.  I played last week and one person had the device hooked on her trolley. What a good deal.  Unlike the laser distance finders, there is no fooling around searching for the flagstick through the eyepiece, no time spent holding the laser steady in the wind, etc. The GolfBuddy seemed ideal to me then. Now who can offer more first hand comments, esp whether it is useful on all courses, in the rain, and most importantly,  What does it Cost?  thanks.

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Tell me more about 'GolfBuddy'.  I played last week and one person had the device hooked on her trolley. What a good deal.  Unlike the laser distance finders, there is no fooling around searching for the flagstick through the eyepiece, no time spent holding the laser steady in the wind, etc. The GolfBuddy seemed ideal to me then. Now who can offer more first hand comments, esp whether it is useful on all courses, in the rain, and most importantly,  What does it Cost?  thanks.

i have been researching these.  the golf buddy gives you front back and center and has a button you push and a voice gives you the distance.  they are $119 at golfsmith.  golfbuddy also makes some fancier onces but i think i am going to go with the original golfbuddy as i only need to know distance.

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If you have a smart phone and you want to go the free route there are plenty of free apps you can download.  I personally use Golf Logix and love it.  You can purchase it for about $30 a season and get additional features if you please.

I just upgraded my membership with golf logix ... I always used it to keep score/stats and look at the hole's layout ... But, I'm not sold yet on its value ... The club tracking is cumbersome & the GPS data seems "OFF" compared to my range finder / sometimes up to 10 yards ...

What I would love to see is: Some type of device that easily captures club tracking (Game Golf), with accurate/live GPS data and a range finder built in ... lol ... I'm going to patent it now!!!

Don't get me wrong - I don't use these apps/devices because I NEED to ... I'm pretty good at visualizing, measuring shot distances on my own ... I use them more for stat purposes and the range finder reassures me of my measurements ... Still need to go out and execute the proper shot ... Technology will never make up for that ...

Rob

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I use GolfLogix... works fine for me. What I did was sign up at the website and had installed the free one in my BB. It's free and at least gets you into their system. A few months later I received an offer to get the FULL app for 9.99 instead of the 19.99 regular deal. By now I had the iPhone, and purchased it with no problems. That was in the fall at the tail end of the season, and only used the most basic of features- yardages, track the driver, etc... Never kept score or anything, but it did what I wanted, and for the price, a pretty good deal.
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