Every time I take a golf GPS device out on the course, I win over converts to the technology. Golf GPS just keeps getting better, and costs are coming down for the hardware and for course database access. Knowing not only the distance to the pin from wherever you're standing, but also bunker carries, pre-set layups, distances to the front, back, and center of the green, and more make you feel like you have a pro caddie with you during the round (okay, you still have to haul your own bag).
In addition, golf GPS devices may offer aerial views and flyover views, excellent scoring, stats, and graphics capabilities (want to see a pie chart showing your fairways hit percentage and misses left and right? Maybe not?). Many offer the ability to download courses on the fly.
All of this adds some fun and interest to a round, cuts strokes from your game, and helps you learn and improve. Here's more on how to master golf GPS, and how to get the best device or smartphone software for you:
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