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Hooked on Golf Blog 2016 Awards – Best Golf Golf Accessory: GolfBuddy CT2 Micro GPS

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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In the previous POY award I decided to choose the apparel item of the year based on the one I used most. I think that’s a great criteria for the 2016 golf accessory award as well.  I receive hundreds of golf accessories to review every year. Which one did I use most?  The GolfBuddy CT2 Micro GPS.

The GolfBuddy CT2 GPS quickly locks onto the course I’m playing and gives fast and accurate yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green as well as other “good to know” areas on the course like hazards.  The battery lasts several rounds.

Yes I’m mostly a laser user, but I really like having both a laser and a GPS.  Sometimes there are situations where a GPS is the only solution, like when there are trees or obstacles between me and the green.

Check out my review of the GolfBuddy GPS watch here.


GolfBuddy CT2 Micro Golf GPS Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, March 11th, 2016
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GolfBuddy_CT2_GPS_03I’m thrilled that the snow has melted and I’m back in the swing of playing golf and testing out/reviewing the latest and greatest golf products.  It has been a long winter with the courses closed some 4-5 months here.

Today’s review is the great new GolfBuddy CT2 Micro Golf GPS.  Mico and watch GPS units are the rage in golf right now and for very good reasons.  The golfer has a very small, convenient, and light unit which provides accurate yardages and other nice features.  Let’s take a closer look at them all.

CT2 Features

  • Portable size for pocket or mounting on a towel, belt, golf bag
  • 40,000 courses in memory
  • 17 hour battery life.  Play several rounds on one charge.
  • Automatic hole distances to front, back and center of the green
  • Digital scorekeeper
  • Dynamic green view from the golfer’s perspective
  • Distances to hazards and other relevant course features for layup shots
  • GPS odometer
  • Displays time
  • Waterproof up to 10 meters (for the time you decide to go after that premium golf ball in the lake on the 4th hole)

Screen Shots

CT2_Screen_Shots

On The Course

I love how quickly this GPS unit grabs onto the course I’m playing.  Some GPS units can seriously take 1-2 holes before they “gain consciousness.”  The yardages are fast and accurate.  I’ve run this GPS side by side with others and cross referenced with laser rangefinders and the numbers are right on.

The size of this unit means carrying it on my person is no problem.  I’ll either keep it in a pocket or attach it to my belt or clamp it to my pocket via the very strong clip. Another place I’ll put it is in the pencil holder of my golf bag (first picture).  With this GPS unit on my person at all times I always know my numbers.  No searching for markers or sprinkler heads and then walking off the numbers.

The unit also serves as an electronic scorecard. I’m more into the old school pencil and paper scorecard personally.

Video

Below is a short video showing the unit and it’s features.



In The Box

Golf Buddy CT2 Mini Golf GPS

Golf Buddy CT2 Mini Golf GPS

Critiques

My only critique with the CT2 is the charging cable. It is a proprietary cable you’ll never find at a regular store. If you lose or damage the cable, or forget it on a golf trip, you can’t simply use a standard USB cable to charge the unit.

Conclusion

The CT2 is a fantastic micro/portable golf GPS that easily fits in the golfer’s pocket. Of all the golf GPS units I’ve tested to date, the CT2 has the longest battery life by far. The yardages are fast and accurate and the unit finds the right course quickly and easily.


First Look: GolfBuddy CT2 Micro Golf GPS

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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My winter torture continues. Now in my hands is a micro golf GPS from GolfBuddy, the CT2. I’m hoping for some global warming so the snow melts fast and the courses open up, allowing me to start testing this baby. For now, here’s a picture and a few of the features listed below. Pray for the snow to melt.

Golf Buddy CT2 Mini Golf GPS

Golf Buddy CT2 Mini Golf GPS

  • Versatile design fits in pockets & clips to towel rings, belts, lanyards, golf bags, etc.
  • Dynamic green view with pin placement and distance readings from the golfer’s perspective
  • Distances to front/center/back of the green
  • Distances to hazards and layups
  • Digital scorecard
  • Automatic course/hold recognition
  • Legal for tournament play
  • Rechargeable battery provies up to 17 hours of golf GPS
  • Time
  • GPS Odometer
  • Waterproof up to 10 meters
  • Lanyard included

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First Look – Golf Buddy LR5 Laser Rangefinder

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, July 24th, 2015
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I’ve started testing the new Golf Buddy LR5 laser rangefinder.  My first round with the unit was a couple of days ago.  Here’s a photo of the unit below.

Golf Buddy LR5 Laser Rangefinder

Golf Buddy LR5 Laser Rangefinder


One round is not enough for me to write a review, but first impressions are that it is accurate and I love the small size. It fits in the palm of my hand.

Stay tuned for my full Golf Buddy LR5 Laser Rangefinder review soon.


2014 Product of the Year Awards – Best Golf Accessory – GolfBuddy VS4 Mini Talking Golf GPS

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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The best way to tell what golf accessory I liked the most in 2014 is based on the one I used the most. That is hands down the GolfBuddy VS4 Mini Talking GPS. This thing is so small that it easily fits in my pocket and is not in the way.

GolfBuddy VS4 Golf GPS

GolfBuddy VS4 Golf GPS

I can even push the button through my shorts (I don’t wear pants, hehe) and hear it speak my yardages to me.

I have about 20 golf GPS units, but the VS4 is the one I keep going back to and therefore wins the 2014 Hooked On Golf Blog Product of the Year award for Golf Accessories.

Well played.

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For the full review, visit the Hooked On Golf Blog GolfBuddy VS4 Golf GPS Review.


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