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Posted Feb 05, 2010 by Equipment News

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SIX SITUATIONS WHEN A GOLFBUDDY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

GolfBuddy is one of the world's biggest-selling handheld golf GPS rangefinders. While the R&A might want to revert to gadget-free 'natural golf' - where judgment is the only thing you need - the rest of us need help to negotiate the sneaky little traps and snares laid down buy Messrs Braid, Colt and co.

Here are our six best reasons to use a GolfBuddy.

1. WHEN YOU’RE A SLICER

On-course yardage markers are great. Trouble is, they're no help when you've banana-ed the ball over two adjacent fairways, almost killing a seniors’ four-ball in the process. GolfBuddy gives you exact yardages to the front back and middle of the green wherever you are on the course.

 2. WHEN YOU HAVE THE BUNKER BLUES

Apparently, the 50-yard bunker shot is one of the most difficult in golf. We're more nervous than Gordon Brown on election day in any sand trap so GolfBuddy has an instant appeal - it helps you lay up to miss them! If it says 150 yards to the next bunker and you hit your 8-iron 150 yards, guess what, leave it in the bag!!

3. WHEN YOU’RE NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THINK

We've all got our nemesis holes and basically it's a question of knowing your game. You think you hit driver 260 yards. There's a tree at 220. Your ball always ends up ricocheting around its branches. There's a reason - it's because you hit driver 40 yards shorter than you think. GolfBuddy lets you add 11 of your own targets per hole to its course maps. Take it from us, there is a deep joy to be had from mapping the exact yardage to a ball-snaffling lake, then hitting your ball to within five yards of the edge - on purpose. Course management suddenly got a whole lot easier.   

4. WHEN YOU WANT TO FIND THE DANCEFLOOR

Occasionally, we 'flush it' - hit the ball so purely out of the middle of the club that it flies forever. GolfBuddy's 'mark' function lets you measure exactly how far you hit each club. This info is particularly helpful on Par 3s or on second shots into Par 4s, because if you know the exact yardage to the back of the green is 'flush it' territory, you know exactly what club to use.

Flush it and find the back of the dancefloor, hit it ok and find the middle, hit it poorly and find the front - not a bad strategy. (Note: You can even measure how far you thin a wedge, if it takes your fancy!)

5. WHEN YOU NEED DIRECTION IN LIFE

We've all 'enjoyed' golf days a little too much! If you've ever struggled finding your nominated teebox for an afternoon shotgun start after a liquid lunch, GolfBuddy's instant hole recognition technology is a massive plus!" It tells you wherever you are on the course. Of course, this hasn't been designed purely for the Keith Floyd style of golfer - but it helps.

6. WHEN WET AND FLOPPY SPELLS DISASTER

If there's one thing we detest, it's floppy, rain-soaked scorecards. And there's something very 'trainspottery' about owning one of those plastic scorecard holders - the type we always given at Christmas by gin-soaked maiden aunts. GolfBuddy has score tracking functionality built-in, safely wrapped up in its waterproof casing. So leave the scorecard in the Pro shop and never again have to try and use your teeth to remove the pencil jammed in the buggy steering wheel!

 

For more information about how GolfBuddy can improve your game, visit www.gpsgolfbuddy.eu

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