We’ve all watched Phil Mickelson deep in conversation with his caddie Jim “Bones” MacKay during PGA Tour events and Majors over whether to bust a six or cut a five iron.
Not all of us have the luxury of having a professional caddie who is also a scratch golfer to work out our yardages and choose the perfect club for us.
The next best thing is set to launch onto the golf market in mid April as GolfBuddy unveils the first ever audio golf GPS rangefinder to be sold in Europe.
A range finder that talks
That’s right, it’s a range finder that talks.
GolfBuddy Voice is golf’s equivalent of Kit, the sleek and conversational car which starred in U.S Hit TV series Knight Rider alongside David Hasselhoff.
Weighs just 1 Oz
Voice weighs just 1oz and is the size of a small MP3 player.
It’s specially designed to fit into a pocket on the side of a custom-made GolfBuddy cap.
A spokesperson for GolfBuddy said: “There’s no fiddling around in a golf bag trying to find the unit and no need for a cart mount – all golfers have to do is tap the front button to instantly hear accurate distances to three points on the green of more than 35,000 free preloaded worldwide golf courses.”
Yardages are shown numerically on the screen alongside hole number and the par.
40k golf course memory
One especially good feature of the GolfBuddy Voice is its ability to store up to 40,000 golf courses in its memory.
Unlike other similar products the Voice is 100% fee-free, with no annual subscriptions or course download charges to pay after you buy it.
Other design features include:
- the ability to change from yard to meter readings
- 8hr re-chargeable lithium battery
- tells the time via a digital clock
- Uses Hole Recognition technology to ensure it knows which hole you are playing
GolfBuddy Voice connects to a PC via a micro USB port for synching when new courses are added to GolfBuddy’s global database or when walked course maps are updated.
Golf Buddy’s exclusive custom made cap, worth £15, is now available free when you buy a GolfBuddy Voice. For RRP, and information on how to buy Golf Buddy Voice, click here
It is currently available from American Golf Discount stores for £159.99, plus £12 for the Golf Buddy Cap.