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Gps on iPad

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Do you think it would be tacky to bring an iPad to a golf course and use it as gps?
post #2 of 10

I'd say yes, just because it would be cumbersome. I have a Skycaddie, and have a few friends that use GPS apps. Those fit in your pocket so they are easy to use. The Ipad you would have to keep in the cart and could really slow things down.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply, I thought the same too but I just wanted someone else's opinion
post #4 of 10

If you could figure a way to carry it so that it wouldn't get in the way, then go for it. You'd have to get inventive about it. One of the things I like about my Skycaddie is that it clips to my belt. When I use it, it takes 2 seconds to look at it and have it put away. It has actually made my game play go faster since I am not having to second guess my distance and which club to use.

 

Skycaddie SG5's can be had on Ebay for $80 to $110, depending on condition. I like mine way better than the apps I used before. They drained my battery so fast my phone would be dead by 15. I've used my Skycaddie for 3 rounds and haven't had to charge it yet.

post #5 of 10

Golfshot has an iPad app and it is sweet.  If I had a club where I owned a golf cart and always drove the same setup... I'd find a mount for it and use it in the golf cart.  But since I don't have that... I just use my iPhone Golfshot app.

 

I did a quick Google search for 'iPad golf cart mount' and this popped up for a pull cart.

 

I don't have a pull cart, but it looks pretty legit.  Similar to the mount that I'd use in a golf cart.

http://www.rammount.com/Gallery/ipadmount/tabid/3309/Default.aspx

 

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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by the chunker View Post

Do you think it would be tacky to bring an iPad to a golf course and use it as gps?

If you ride in a cart when you golf then I can see this being alright but otherwise I would have to agree with TufleHundon.  That push cart, no offense, looks rediculous.  It does look very helpful but at the same time do you really want to walk around with that hanging off the side.  I personally use my iPhone and it works just fine.  It fits nicely in my pocket and isn't bulky like the iPad will be.

post #7 of 10

Looks like a great way to play Angry Birds while waiting for slow old people who don't want to talk to you!

 

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Beachcomber View Post

Golfshot has an iPad app and it is sweet.  If I had a club where I owned a golf cart and always drove the same setup... I'd find a mount for it and use it in the golf cart.  But since I don't have that... I just use my iPhone Golfshot app.

 

I did a quick Google search for 'iPad golf cart mount' and this popped up for a pull cart.

 

I don't have a pull cart, but it looks pretty legit.  Similar to the mount that I'd use in a golf cart.

http://www.rammount.com/Gallery/ipadmount/tabid/3309/Default.aspx

 

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Dude, that is a bad ass cart right there...!!!

 

I have an ipad and have taken it out on the course with me twice and let me tell you it sucks!!! Way to large to have to handle (even if you are riding in a cart). But if you plan to walk and have a set up like this guy...i say go for it. Otherwise i just stick with my skycaddie. so in answer to your question: Tacky? No. Practical? No. 

post #9 of 10

I always play with a golf cart and I use the Golfshot app on my iPad.  There is really no delay to speak of for using the iPad; I like the big screen much better than having the app on my smart phone.  I also have a gallon zip-lock bag in my golf bag to protect the iPad in case of rain.  I don't have it on a mount, just on the seat beside me.  

post #10 of 10

I think it was last year, but JD had a golf bag with a video board (probably an iPad or other tablet) that was used for advertising.

I have no idea if he is still using that bag, or if it ruled illegal.

 

So just have a bag made, like this one, and have your iPad mounted into the bag.

 

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