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sarmis2
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Golf GPS Watch
Entertaining the idea of getting a GPS watch. I have a range finder that is starting to become less reliable.

I've seen my buddy wear one that shows front, center, and back of green. But do they have any that show how far to a hazard splitting the fairway, and how far to carry that hazard in addition to green yardages?

Let me know if y'all have any ones you like.



CoachChappy
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I've used Garmin for years and liked it. I recently switched to apple watch using The Grint. The app on the phone shows everything while the watch displays front back middle. There are a bunch of apps for apple, not all of them are good. Garmin will give you reliable yardages, but not a lot of frills. There are only a few Garmin watches that have other functions than just a golf watch, so do your homework based on what you want the watch to do. If you want just the golf watch, I would go old school with a hand held device that gives yardages.


Jakesonaplane
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re: Golf GPS Watch
Do you like using the app on your Apple Watch? I just bought one but I’ve never really been a fan of the golf watches. I’d rather just use my range finder, but if there is a better way I’ll give it a shot


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I have a GPS watch that my wife got me for Christmas. I wouldn't have purchased one myself and contemplated swapping it out for something else, but I've really enjoyed it.

Mine is the Garmin S20. It's relatively inexpensive. Shows the front, back and center, shows the various bunkers and hazards to the front and back, and it keeps score (which is the function I probably like the most).

I have a rangefinder too, but sometimes it's easier to just look at the watch. Especially when I'm not playing a serious round, knowing the center of the green is more than sufficient. It also let's me know where the pin is on the green if I use both the watch and rangefinder. I can figure out the pin is 122 and the back of the green is 126. That's very helpful information.


CoachChappy
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re: Golf GPS Watch
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Do you like using the app on your Apple Watch?
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I’d rather just use my range finder, but if there is a better way I’ll give it a shot


I actually use both. I try to hit the middle of the green unless its a long green. However, I like to know front, middle, back and the pin distance.

Example: Front 140 middle 150 pin 143. If I come up short with my PW which goes 140, I'm off the green. I may hit an easy 9i which is 150 and see if I can get it close. If not I am still on the green, unless being below the hole is way more important.


Wind changed everything of course, but I like as much information as possible.


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FredsGotSlacks
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I’ve got the garmin approach S60. It gives you distances obviously but also has an overhead view of the hole on the watch and you can drag a cursor around to find out distances from specific hazards or figure out layup distances. It’s also an activity tracker if you’re into that.


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sarmis2
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re: Golf GPS Watch
Appreciate the responses.

This would more than likely just be a golf watch for me, and the Garmin watch sounds like everything I am looking for. I think the simplicity of the watch is what appeals to me.

I am with Chappy, i'm usually aiming center of the green. But I like what FredsGotSlacks is saying by being able to get an overview of the hole and pick a point in the fairway to see yardages.


The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Golf GPS Watch
Look at the S20 and the S60. The S60 has a lot of bells and whistles that S20 doesn't have. I'm more than happy with the cheaper version.


ctowntiger
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Member since Jul 2005
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I have a Garmin Approach X10. I love it, it’s truly no frills, just distances to front, middle and back. I had a fenix for a while that I used as an everyday watch, but I just didn’t like playing golf with it on. The X10 is essentially just a bracelet. Very lightweight and very comfortable. They also can be found pretty cheap on eBay. I believe I paid $40 for mine.


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IL Duce
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Member since May 2009
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I've got the S20. I wear it everyday. It is a semi smart watch as well. GPS works good too. Does everything Lawrence says.


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FigerTan
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I use an Apple watch with the Grint app. Gives me all my distances and if I scroll down while checking my yardages it shows how far the hazards are. It's very accurate and after each hole you get to input your score. After you select the number of strokes for that hole directly on the watch it then allows you to input your tee shot (ex. Left, Right, Center, etc.) and if you went in any hazards. Also asks how many putts you had. I like it because I can go back after my round and see my numbers from the round.


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sarmis2
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re: Golf GPS Watch
Pulled the trigger on the s20, appreciate all the info boys.


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benoit_BayouBengals
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re: Golf GPS Watch
I use a ShotScope V2. It's a GPS and records your shots. Similar to Arccos, but you don't have to tap your belt before every shot.


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