If you have been golfing for any time at all, you have undoubtedly seen how popular Golf GPS units have become.
There are integrated GPS screens built into the golf cart you may have rented, or the hand held GPS devices and convenient watch models.
So you may be wondering, what are the Golf GPS benefits and is there any benefit for me?
In this article I will provide some benefits of using a GPS for golf and you are going to see its all about distance!
-Distance accuracy to within several yards
-Distance to target landing on fairway
-Distance to hazards or to carry past the hazard
-Distance to the front, center and back of the green
-Distance you hit your ball
-Distance you hit each club
-Distance to get out of trouble
Track Your Golf Shots and Club Distances
For most golfers, the biggest surprise will be how far you really hit that drive or long iron. Many amateurs will over estimate the length of their driver. Using a Golf GPS will put it into true perspective. Once you know how far you really hit each club, it will help immensely with your club selection and improving the accuracy of your shot distances. You will hit that target or green more frequently, and reduce your chance of hitting short or long.
Learn to Avoid Fairway Hazards
Another advantage of knowing know how far you hit each club is to play short or carry over the hazard. If you are like me you’ve been pretty confident you can carry that sand bunker only to land smack in the middle of it. Knowing your distance will make club selection easy and allow you to stay out of trouble more consistently.
Accurate Distances on the Golf Course
Whether it’s the distance to the pin, to the target lie, or to any hazard on the course, knowing an accurate distance will help your game.
I have frequently paced my distance from markers on the fairway to determine the remaining yardage. But using a Golf GPS unit provides extremely accurate distances.
Sometimes we hit out of bounds or get blinded by trees or a slope or bend in the course. If you don’t have a line of sight, the Golf GPS can give you the distance to help get back on the fairway or to hit a safety shot into a nice approach area.
Build Confidence in Your Golf Game
By learning how far you hit each club, by learning distances to hazards, by planning your target landing and reducing short and long greens you will ultimately start to feel better about the golf game and will see your confidence in your game improve.
The GPS isn’t going to make you a better golfer, but it may allow you to be a more accurate golfer and will contribute to the pleasure of your game. You get to enjoy your game a little more because you won’t have to concentrate so much on pacing out your ball or guessing your distances. Check out our top choice golf GPS watch review for 2017, the Bushnell Neo Ion right here…
Knowing instead of guessing will help you relax and choose the right club without second guessing, and eliminate the uncertainty of power hitting or deciding between a full or partial swing of the club.
Once you get used to the benefits of using a Golf GPS you wouldn’t want to golf without one. If you haven’t yet used one go ahead and get one today! You might be pleasantly surprised.