The PT4 builds on the success of its predecessor, the GolfBuddy Platinum, which was twice named the best golf GPS system in the UK.
With the introduction of the PT4, GolfBuddy has included many updates, including giving golfers the largest screen in the GPS Golf market and a host of other functions.
Pinch & Zoom Hole View
After touching the small + icon at the side of every hole view, you can zoom in and out by ‘pinching’ the screen.
Width & Depth of Green
The width and depth of green is always shown directly from the golfer’s angle of approach, giving them a truer picture of what lies ahead.
EasyView Distance Arcs
Distance arcs from the tee and to the green are labeled giving visual distance reference points.
” GolfBuddy PT4 has access to over 8,000 courses in Europe and North Africa and over 37,000 globally.”
Fixed Lay-up Point setting
You can select a point on any hole and the ‘blue pin’ will give a distance to that point. This is especially useful if you hit a bad shot and still want to reach that chosen point. It remains in place and doesn’t have to be reset.
Auto, Sequential, Manual hole settings
The PT4 will always pick up any hole in Automatic mode. But on tight courses, where its sensitivity may ‘switch’ holes if the golfer gets wayward, selecting Manual means the golfer can select each hole as they play it. In Sequential mode the unit will stay on a hole until the green is reached and then automatically move to the next tee.
Moveable Pin Placement
Golfers can touch and drag the flag to any point on the green to get a true sense of the green.
Safe Storage Mode
When in the golfer’s bag, the GolfBuddy PT4 can be turned ‘face-in’ in the free bag mount provided. This prevents it being banged or scratched. Smooth-on screen protectors are also supplied.
Four-inch mobile phone quality touch screen
Three hole route selection modes
Short distance measurements
Four-player scorecard with landscape auto-rotate
Hi-contrast green view
The GolfBuddy PT4 has access to over 8,000 courses in Europe and North Africa and over 37,000 globally in more than 130 countries. It will cost you around £299.95 to buy.
Originally published on bunkered on June 17, 2014.