So you're making the jump from sprinkler heads and a scorecard, to an electronic golf GPS. Here are some of the things to think about before buying one.
Is a Golf GPS for me? What tools and features would I find beneficial? A few years ago the only information a golf GPS would give you is how far you hit the ball and how far you have left to hit the ball. These features are great, but now they offer the ability to waypoint your shots and even add custom
Garmin's Approach G3 and G5 units offer all the basic functions and much more, accented by a sunlight-readable touch screen. The compact handheld unit has an incredibly easy user interface, great for GPS beginners. The Approach series come pre-loaded with most North American courses, eliminating the painful process of finding and installing your desired course. No need to worry about whether
you'll have access to new courses because Garmin is always adding to their course database.
Once you're on the course, which the Garmin knows based on the GPS position, you are met with a simple screen with the icons 'Play' and 'Preview'. This gives you the option to either take your first shot or get an overhead view of the hole. This configuration is similar to the Garmin's Nuvi 'Where to?' and 'Map' menu screen.
Being GPS enabled the G3 and G5 automatically knows which hole you are on and changes as you move along the course. If just the GPS function alone isn't enough, they also include an electronic scorecard. Dont leave home without your Garmin G3 and or G5.