My first impression after my initial round using the GolfBuddy WT4 GPS watch – why didn’t I get one of these sooner. I caddied my first round at the local country club when I was 12 years old and caddied there all the way through college, so I have always been old school when it comes to yardages.
Even when my golfing buddies starting getting GPS watches and using apps on their phones, I stuck with the old method of stepping off yardages based on marked sprinkler heads. It was always pretty easy when I was hitting from a fairway lie but even then that yardage was just to the middle of the green.
What I realized after playing my first round with the GolfBuddy is how nice it was to have accurate yardages to the front/middle/back of the green and to water and sand hazards. I even stepped off my first few shots into the greens but the GPS watch agreed with my yardages so I stopped double-checking.
I had tried one of the iPhone apps in the past but it was always glitchy and would drain my phone battery. The Golf Buddy never froze once and always just updated the yardage automatically as I drove from one shot to the next.
I preferred to leave the watch resting in the cup holder of the cart instead of wearing it on my wrist but that’s just my personal preference. It was much lighter than I thought it would be so I may transition into wearing it like an actual watch. Now that I have a couple rounds using the watch under my belt, I regret not having embraced this technology sooner.
I’m excited to explore what else the GolfBuddy can to and to learn how to using the scoring feature and other GPS features. I would strongly recommend that you give a GPS golf watch a chance if you haven’t yet. And if you have but haven’t tried a GolfBuddy branded GPS watch, I think it’s time you made the switch. Nextgengolf City Tour members and NCCGA golfers receive exclusive pricing on products, so there's no better time to try it.
**Gabe Woolum is the Nextgen Columbus City Leader. Reach him via e-mail at email@example.com.