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Golf Buddy Operating Instructions

author image Eleanor McKenzie
Based in London, Eleanor McKenzie has been writing lifestyle-related books and articles since 1998. Her articles have appeared in the "Palm Beach Times" and she is the author of numerous books published by Hamlyn U.K., including "Healing Reiki" and "Pilates System." She holds a Master of Arts in informational studies from London University.
Golf Buddy Operating Instructions
You need to link your GolfBuddy to a GPS satellite. Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

In the good old days a golfer had to use a manual rangefinder to check the distance to the hole on a course, or simply learn it by playing. GolfBuddy manufactures a variety of GPS rangefinder gadgets for golfers that stores course information for about 36,000 golf courses. GolfBuddy products are handheld or worn like a watch, and there's even one that talks to you.

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Golfbuddy Operating Basics

Turn the Golfbuddy on to automatically locate a satellite and the course you're playing. Proceed to a course tee box to start and press the "Mark" button, or swipe the screen, to bring up a "measuring distance screen" that gives you the distance to the next hole. Tap the course layout on the touchscreen for a dynamic green view that shows you front, back and center approaches to the hole, plus the distances to each.

Read The Manual or Watch The Video

Some users may find it easier to watch a video demonstrating how to use a GolfBuddy. GolfBuddy's website has a visual guide to the VT3 rangefinder, which uses touchscreen technology. Just click the "How It Works" button. You'll also find more instructional videos in the "Videos" section. If you lose your GolfBuddy operating instructions, the company website has a library of downloadable instructions in the "Support" section.

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