The Golf Buddy World Platinum Review
Buddy Platinum is an advanced golf gps that includes a wide range of features. Consisting of a
hi-rez color touch screen, pre-loaded courses ranging from all over the world, full layout mode, and many other
features, the unit provides you with the details plus stat's that can help you lower your scores.
Typically the most important advantage produced from a particular golf gps can be course management. The gps
shall become your onboard caddy assisting you with all the important information to get the proper golf club
selection and the ways to play the hole. This will then produce reduced golf scores. The easy to understand
system will help you speedily obtain accurate distances for greens, bunkers, hazards, and even layup
The equipment will
come pre-loaded with golf courses from all over the world so it is ready to run right out of the box.
Having a max storage capability of 40,000 golf courses you're going to be set for years to come. Just like with
all golf gps's, to maintain up to date with course changes along with new course additions, you will need
to download and install the Golf Buddy program and link your device. This in turn
will also deliver you firmware revisions for the operating system of the golf gps unit. In the event that
you've got a golf course which is not included, it's possible to request from Golf Buddy that
your course be put into the course list. The equipment is powered using a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The
casing is shock plus water-resistant and also the satellite reception uses fifty channels. Currently the device
is capable of a variety of languages.
Golf Buddy World Platinum Quick Facts
Pre-Loaded with up to 40,000 Courses Worldwide -- See Available
No Annual Fee. No Charge for Future Course Additions and
Updates. If your course is not available, you can request that it be added.
Touchscreen - 3" (Trans-reflective touch screen)
Color TFT LCD (240x400)
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery (lasts up to 10 hours)
Weighs only 5.15 oz. -- Water Resistant -- Touchscreen -- USB Interface
3 Buttons for Instant Access to ProPlay, Quick Tools, and On/Off -- All other
functions are accessed by the Touchscreen
What's In the Box - Golf Buddy World Platinum, Rechargeable Lithium
Battery, AC Wall Charger, USB Data Cable, Belt Clip, Swivel Holster
Key Features - Touch Targeting -- Manual Pin Positioning -- Course
Preview -- User History (View history of all the rounds you have played) -- Extensive Statistical
Analysis -- Digital Scorecard (Scores and Handicaps for up to 4 players) -- Additional Statistics
for you including Putting Average -- Percentage of Fairways hit (Also will show you percentage of misses
to right and left) -- Sand Saves -- Greens in Regulation -- Create You Own Targets
-- Display of Layup Arcs -- Shot Measure -- Green View -- Hole View.
The user will be able to pick any point on the hole and the yardages to that point and from
that point to the green will be displayed. You will also see yardage rings displayed
across the fairway. Use this course mangement feature for drives and layups to lower your
scores. From this screen you will also be shown the following: course hole, total
yardage for hole, distance from marked point to current position, zoom in and out option, plus
quick access to menu and targets list.
This will display the list of targets based on your current position on the hole. An
abbreviation will show you the direction, distance, and position of the target. To display touch
"Targets" on the screen or touch the hazard on the screen.
Hole View Zoom
As you progress along the hole, the unit will zoom in automatically. You will also have the
ability to zoom in and out manually at any point on the hole.
Green View with Pin
By touching the distance in the upper right corner the unit will display an enlarged view of the
green. The user will then have the option to move the Pin to the desired location (the default
location is middle of the green). The distance will then automatically update.
Digital Scorecard & Statistical
The user will have the ability to record scores for up to 4 players including your own. The
statistical analysis feature will let you track score, fairways hit, sand saves, and number of
putts. Statistics can only be recorded for you (the owner). Analyzing your strengths and weaknesses
will show you where you need to concentrate your practice time.
Create Your Own Targets
The unit will give the user the ability to create custom targets in addition to the existing
targets for that hole. You will be able to pick a name from the targets list or you can create your
own custom name. This is an excellent feature for a course you play often, in that it will allow
you to mark points or objects to aim for or avoid.
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For golf courses
which are mapped using the full layout mode your capability to control ones own golf game will give you the
optimal potential for lower strokes. As you play the hole you will have the ability to zoom in and out with the
press of a button. After you change to "green view" you will be displayed the putting surface that includes
yardages with the front, middle, and back. Having the enhanced touch screen display you'll be able to put your
finger on the pin and drag it to it's position for that particular day. The distance for that pin will
automatically change. A simple press of the targets key will show you all of the targets along with their
specific yardages. In addition to your targets you will be shown the 100, 150, and 200 yard distances towards
the pin. This graphic will likely prove to be beneficial to you when a layup swing is needed. Now let's assume
you are off of the fairway in the rough. You currently have 225 to the green but no chance of making
the shot there. Ideally you would really like a maximum wedge from 100 yards and that means you know a good
solid 125 yd swing is the ideal layup distance. The any point concept allows you to situate a spot on the hole
and you will be shown the yardage to that spot and then from there into the putting surface.
Looking at and
knowing your prior stat's will be helpful to your future scores. You should be able to notice patterns and
consequently figure out what is performing combined with what needs to be concentrated on. The Golf
Buddy World Platinum has numerous options and features to aid you. While in player history
you will be able to display your scoring and also numbers from all of your recent rounds plus the courses they
are associated with. The ProPlay option will allow you to maintain golf scores for 4 players in addition to
stat's for you the owner. The numbers in the Golf Buddy comprise of scores, putting, fairways
struck, and sand saves. For all of the different players it is easy to enter their names, set up their
particular handicaps, specify course pars, plus course handicaps. The ProPlay control button additionally comes
with the mark function which enables the golfer to measure the distance of each shot you play. This information
is valuable as you will have the capability to learn and choose the right golf club from any yardage.
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Buddy World Platinum Golf Courses Available
View the Platinum
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There are no annual fees
associated with this unit. You will be able to keep your unit current with new courses and
course updates with no additional charges.
Buddy Platinum gives you state of the art capabilities inside an easy to use
Size of Unit 2.4" x 4.3" x 1"
Weight 5.15 oz (w/Battery)
PC Interface USB
(Trans-reflective touch screen) Color TFT LCD (240x400)
External Memory Micro SD
Statistical Features You can
track scores up to 4 players -- Additional stats for the owner can be input
-- Fairway Hit Percentage -- Putting Averages -- Sand Saves
Battery Type Removeable Lithium Polymer Rechargeable -- Operation
Life: 10 hr -- Power Adapter: 5V, 0.5A
Buttons + Touch