10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Golf GPS Today!

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In this article I will give you 10 benefits of using a GPS for golf. With the rapid development of GPS technology, using a GPS for golf has become very popular throughout the world, and in particular America and Australia.

Why has using a GPS for golf become so popular?

Well quite simply the information you receive from a GPS is both accurate and extremely useful.
When using a GPS for golf you get the following benefits:
  1. Distances from where you are to varying parts of the course and hole in play. This includes the overall length of the hole, the distance to the beginning and end of the fairway. Distances to hazards, both to reach and to carry the hazard, as well as distances to the front, centre and back of the green. All this information is extremely useful and time saving. No more measuring out or guessing of distances. Most Golf GPS models are accurate to within a couple of meters.                                                                         

  2. Get to know how far you hit the ball with each club. A lot of players who have been using a GPS for golf say that this can be quite a humbling experience. Believing that they hit a driver (or any club) a certain distance and then discovering that they in fact don't hit it that far seems to amaze them. Truth is most amateurs think they hit the ball further than they do.

  3. Gain confidence. Knowing the distance that you hit each club gives you an incredible amount of confidence when playing. No longer do you have to worry about a three quarter or "between clubs" shot. This alleviates tension and allows for a smooth swing. Ever wondered why the pros seem to know exactly which club to use and get the distances exactly right? Their caddies are paid to know exactly how far it is to the pin, what clubs they hit that distance and to advise the player accordingly - exactly the information you will get from using a GPS for golf.

  4. A Golf GPS is extremely useful when you have hit a wayward shot; say behind some trees, where you would ordinarily have no idea of how far it is to get the ball back into play or to the green. Without a line of sight you can confidently play your shot knowing that your ball will (or should - as you still have to execute the shot) land back in play or where you intended it to go.

  5. Play anywhere any time with confidence. If playing at a strange course for the first time or a course that you do not play that often - such as when you are on holiday - you have the advantage of not having to worry about distances. Most GPS models come preloaded with a number of local courses or courses can be downloaded as required. In addition you can 'map' or plot your own points on every hole and so customize your GPS specifically for your own use.

  6. Using a GPS for golf will speed up play. It is amazing how many players report that this happens. Even one GPS in a four ball seems to speed up play considerably.

  7. Shoot lower scores and reduce your handicap. A lot of people who use a GPS for golf say that they have shaved shots off their rounds from the very first time they use a GPS. Quite simply a GPS takes a lot of tension out of the equation and this definitely makes for better scoring.

  8. Be the envy of your mates - they'll all want to play with you. Or more likely want you to help them with their distances.

  9. Analyze your round after the game by using the built in statistics available in most GPS models.

  10. Enjoy your game more. If you are playing well you will naturally enjoy it more.


So there you have it - 10 benefits to using a GPS for golf. If you haven't already tried using a GPS for golf do yourself a favor and go out and get one today.

This article was written with the aid of Lawrence Bredenkamp. Lawrence Bredenkamp is a qualified golf coach and a mad keen golfer. He has several golfing websites one of which is dedicated solely to Golf GPS. This website has the most comprehensive comparison chart available on the web. It provides a full review of each of the most popular models and gives recommendations based on budget. Buy your GPS using this information and rest assured that you have bought the best available for the money you have spent.
Discover for yourself how a golf GPS can improve your game you'll wonder why you never thought of getting one before. To learn more about the iGolf Neo GPS and how it can improve your game, please visit out listings under iGolf_Australia.
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