Last year, as the result of rule changes made by the USGA, which now allows golfers to use GPS units, GolfTest USA decided to review several of the handheld GPS units that are currently on the market. One of the units that caught our attention was the iGolf GPS. This unit uses two AA batteries as the power source as opposed to other units that have an internal rechargeable battery. We had several golfers use the iGolf to map their favorite course. The feedback we received was that the iGolf GPS was easy to program and map a course. Once the unit was mapped it was easy to use on the course and the on screen menu was intuitive and easy to traverse. Everyone indicated that the iGolf GPS was very accurate and saved them a lot of time not having to hunt around for yardage markers. They felt that knowing the exact yardage made their club selection decisions easier and was helpful in lowering their scores.
Some of the features of the iGolf are noted here.
1. It automatically tells distance to the front, center & back of green.
2. It has a “Shot distance feature” which shows how far each club is hit.
3. Golf course files can be downloaded from iGolf.com( this feature requires a subscription from iGolf)
In summary GolfTest USA can state that the iGolf GPS is a quality product that all golfers should consider before making a decision on which golf gps unit is right for them. One important note would be the price of the iGolf which is listed at $229.99. The price of the iGolf GPS appears to be quite a bit less than most other gps units we reviewed.
GolfTest USA has confidently awarded the iGolf GPS our”Seal of Excellence”, indicating that it is a golf product which is of superior performance, quality and value.
For more information about the iGolf GPS go to www.igolf.com.