During those cold frosty months of winter, the United States Golf Association (USGA) prepares for summer. Since the USGA is located in New Jersey, golf is not played locally during the winter and early spring months. However, in southern regions of the country, the golf season reaches its peak at this time. So while much of the country isn’t playing golf during these months, there is a sizable part that does. With air travel, golf can be a worldwide lifestyle.
For avid golfers, golf is far more than a game. It’s a discipline and a competitive sport. Being top in a championship is often more than a group of lucky strokes. Garmin’s new Approach G6 navigates golf courses so you can plan your winning strategies.
With the Approach G6, Garmin continues to re-write the rules for golf course availability by offering over 25,000 worldwide courses (and growing). Golfers headed to Scotland to play a round on one of the sport’s first courses, or those who are headed to Australia to soak up some sun during their swings will have many of their favorite courses right out of the box. Garmin offers free course updates throughout the year that add new courses and make minor edits to the current lineup that ensure accuracy. Just as courses change, so do the pin placements – the flag can be adjusted for the current day’s pin placement with the simple touch of the screen and the large yardage number gives golfers the distance to the pin while the other two numbers give them distance to the front and back.
Fitting in the palm of a user’s hand, the Approach G6’s 2.6” sunlight readable display provides large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering so that it does not slow down the game. The Approach G6 even offers layup arcs that are drawn on the map and offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150, 200 and (when applicable) 250 yards for layup decisions. Golfers can even touch the place on the layout map that they want to measure, judge layups or zero in on hazards or obstacles that may affect their shot, and zoom in for an even closer look at the landing area. Even with its enhanced graphics and robust features, the Approach G6’s internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours in typical use, giving golfers additional piece of mind when out on the links.
Keeping track of a player’s stats throughout the round like fairways hit, Greens in Regulation (GIR) and putts per round just became a whole lot easier with the Approach G6. Golfers can review these stats right on the device, or download and access a printable version on their computer. From an easy to reach menu option, users can select their club, and then measure the exact yardage of each shot they take. The stat tracking feature will calculate the average distance golfers hit with every club. With the new digital scorecard, Approach G6 allows users to keep track of strokes for up to four golfers using any of the new scoring options, which include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.
Is there a golf season? Somewhere, around the world, there are always possibilities to swing and putt. Approaching golf requires instruction. Once you’re ready to play and you are hooked to the game, Garmin’s Approach G6 becomes as essential as your set of clubs.