Types of Golf GPS Systems

By Steve Silverman

Golf GPS systems give a golfer a better understanding of the course he is playing on, how far away from the hole he is and what club should be used on the next shot. Not only does a GPS system give the golfer more confidence in his game, but it also helps him negotiate a new course for the first time. Instead of having to "feel" your way along and guess what is coming around the next dogleg hole, you can actually see for yourself.

Bushnell Yardage Pro

The Bushnell Yardage Pro is a hand-held device that gives the golfer a quick and accurate display of how much yardage is remaining to get the ball to the front, center or the back of the green. It will store information from 10 different courses, and it works on a 15-hour rechargeable battery. (2009 price: $199.99)

Skygolf Sky Caddie

This is one of the most advanced golf GPS systems available. The Skygolf SkyCaddie not only gives the distance to all spots on the green, but it also gives the golfer a full description of the terrain and slope of the green as well. A golfer who knows that a spot on the rear portion of the green is flat will try to hit his shot there, because it will give him a better chance of hitting a successful putt when he gets to the green. (2009 price: $399.99)

Golf Buddy Pro GPS

The Golf Buddy Pro GPS system offers the golfer distances to the front, back and center of the green, along with a score-tracking component and specific targets of where the golfer should aim when he is in the fairway or at the tee of a long par-5 hole. The Golf Buddy calculates driving distance and is also waterproof. (2009 price: $349.99)

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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