You can smell it already. Fresh cut grass. White leather gloves. Musty green jackets.
Golf season is upon us.
It’s a little known secret that one of the quickest ways to improve your scores is to get accurate reads for each one of your clubs. How many times have you hit a beautiful shot, only to completely fall short of the green? Even worse, you completely blow past the pin and have it to chip it back without a clear line of site.
How many shots could you save per round if you had just landed it on the green?
How many more winks and cocky smiles would you give you friends as you casually walk back to you cart, quietly thinking to yourself “How did I just do that?!”
Well, this season, we have a trick up our sleeves for you. The Garmin Approach S1 and S3 line of watches.
Garmin Approach S3
Pre-programmed with 27,000 courses from around the world, these watches give you precise and accurate reads to the green whether you can see the pin or not. It even tells you the yardage to doglegs, hazards, and other important greens features so you can stay on top of each hole.
The watches also track how far you hit each club so you get increasingly accurate club lengths.
Additionally, the Garmin Approach doubles as a scorekeeper so you can keep track on how much you improve over the season, how you played that particular hole last week, and remind you of how to best approach the hole this time around. It even keeps track of how long it takes you to finish each round, and an odometer so you can see how far you’ve walked.
Personally, we love the discrete styling that deserve to be worn every day. It sure beats pulling out a Laser Range Finder every hole. A simple glance at the wrist, and you know immediately which iron to grab.
The best approach is to bring a ridealong GPS or phone app to get a layout of the course the first time you play, and then all you need is one of these bad boys, and you’re set for the rest of the season.
We have heard that the S1 suffers in battery life and won’t last 36 holes, but that problem should be fixed with the S3. Regardless, for one round of golf, there’s no better way to track your yardage and instill confidence in your game.
Enjoy, and hit ‘em long and straight.
Buy Here Garmin Approach S1 $250
Buy Here Garmin Approach S3 $350