I’ve been telling my Dad for awhile that it’s probably time for a new golf GPS…
He was one of the first to buy the original GolfLogix GPS devices years ago. It still works as good as ever, so in some ways it’s hard to justify buying a new one. On the other hand, although it worked pretty well on his Florida golf course in the winter, it never was very accurate on his summer home course in Illinois. He patiently talked with GolfLogix and they remapped the course and sent him a new unit, but the truth is that it never did a great job on that golf course. He assumed that the big old trees on the course probably just made it impossible to get satellite yardages from a GPS device.
A few weeks ago, he finally did some reading on this site and emailed me to confirm his opinion of what to buy. He had used this article to help determine what was best golf GPS for him, and he was right on the money. He purchased the Bushnell neo+ and a few days later was happily using it for the first time. He couldn’t believe how accurate it was on that same golf course where the GolfLogix device had failed.
So if you’re like my Dad and have been using the same old golf GPS for a few years, it may be time for a new one. The satellite receivers have gotten much better and most of these devices come preloaded with thousands of golf courses and don’t charge annual fees.