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Golfbuddy GPS Claims Largest Global Course Database

12.09am 2nd March 2011 - New Products

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GolfBuddy GPS now has the largest global database of course maps of any handheld GPS rangefinder brand – with over 32,000 courses in more than 100 countries, it was revealed today.

In comparison research of leading distance measuring brands conducted in February 2011, GolfBuddy further established itself as Europe’s number one GPS rangefinder through the number of courses mapped and breadth of countries available.

During the past two years. GolfBuddy has embarked on a huge golf course mapping exercise, with many of the world’s courses covered on foot by teams of expert mappers to provide golfers with world class accuracy and reliability.

Direct Overhead Imaged Layouts – highly detailed course maps available on the touchscreen GolfBuddy World Platinum – now amount to more than 27,000 worldwide, eclipsing its nearest rivals.

Announcing the research, GolfBuddy European General Manager, John Ennis, said: “In a very short space of time, GolfBuddy has become the owner of the most comprehensive list of course maps in the world when compared to all the major handheld GPS rangefinder brands.

“With many of those courses mapped on foot and our policy of making every single course available to golfers completely free of charge, that clearly makes GolfBuddy the golf GPS to trust.

“We take care to create the best and most maps of any GPS rangefinder. And we don’t surprise golfers with hefty annual subscriptions or course download charges. When you buy a GolfBuddy you get a lifetime of free access to our database.”

Based in Cerritos, California, with technology development centres in Korea – the home of outstanding electronic brands such as Samsung and LG – GolfBuddy is the biggest-selling GPS rangefinder in Europe.

Products currently available include the incredible, TFT touchscreen GolfBuddy World Platinum and colour-screen GolfBuddy Tour. Both provide automatic course and hole recognition making them usable straight from the box.

All models operate a ‘fee free’ policy – golf course maps from around the world are available without annual subscription or individual course download charges.

The company is expected to launch a new model in late Spring this year.




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