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2017 Golf GPS & Rangefinders

American Golf is fully behind players using GPS and rangefinders on golf courses, and we have created this useful buying guide to help everyone get the most from these popular devices.

It is estimated that GPS and rangefinders will be the hottest commodities on the market in 2017, as more players begin embracing the sports technology age.

Investing in GPS or rangefinders is a quick and effective way to improve overall game. Knowing the course like the back of one’s hand is pivotal in turning an average player into a great one – and these devices are easy to learn. By using GPS and rangefinders, players can achieve better shot ratio and lower their scorecards, while it can also work as a second pair of eyes when trying to measure distances to hole, or the safest way around water hazards or bunkers.

Golf GPS systems work via satellite to pinpoint the exact location a player is in. The device then relays information back to the player informing them of valuable yardages, including distance to green and distance to hazards. It’s that simple.


GPS VS Rangefinder: Differences & Similarities Explained

Either a GPS device or rangefinder should be put in the bag before a round as they will drastically improve performances on the greens.

GPS works by using satellites to pinpoint exact location, and then uses that information to give the player exact yardages, distances to green, and potential hazard spots. This helps players make the best decisions during their round.

Rangefinders offer similar benefits without the use of satellite navigation--instead measuring distances and yardages via built-in pinpoint lasers.

2017 Golf GPS & Rangefinders

Pre-Loaded Golf Courses

Not all golfers want to download courses from their computers, while others may feel the membership fees are too expensive. And there’s the golfers who simply just want to ‘pick up and play.’ Whichever group you fall into, pre-loaded GPS devices are the perfect solution for a variety of reasons.

Pre-loaded GPS devices can store between 6,000 to a staggering 50,000 golf courses worldwide and are available for use right off the bat so they won’t cost a penny extra of a player’s hard earned cash. A pre-loaded GPS has all the necessary functions for an in-depth game of golf, including keeping pinpoint scores for you and a friend, shot distance measurements to front, middle and back of the green, flyover holes, dog-legs and hazards. It’s basically an electronic caddy offering invaluable advice as you play through each round.

A selection of the top golf GPS devices this year includes the Garmin Approach G30 GPS, SkyCaddie Linx GT GPS, Garmin Approach G8 GPS, GolfBuddy CT2 Micro Handheld GPS, Izzo Golf Swami 4000+ GPS, Garmin Approach G10 GPS, SkyCaddie Touch GPS, PIQ Sensor & Golf Mobitee GPS Package and Izzo Golf Swami Sport GPS

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Popular rangefinders include the Bushnell Tour V4 Ryder Cup Rangefinder, Callaway Golf Laser 300 Laser Rangefinder, Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder, Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder Slope Edition, Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT Laser Rangefinder, Bushnell Medalist With Pinseeker Rangefinder and Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder.

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