Course Installs GPS Units

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GPS units installed in golf carts is the latest in the line of ever-evolving golf technology to impact the game.

Kennsington Golf Club in Canfield is now featuring the Visage GPS system in all 72 of their carts. It’s the same system used at some of the most prestigious courses in the world, and the only course to use it in the Mahoning Valley.

“I loved it,” said golfer Bob McClong. “I never used GPS before. It totally helped my game.”

The system is updated daily to show pin locations and to give yardage totals to any spot on the course simply by touching the screen.

“We are the only one in the Youngstown major market,” said course General Manager Paul Otto. “I think it will give us a step up to take the next step in the state of the art technology.”

Otto said the course was able to install the technology without raising greens fees.

“It sure beats looking into the ground and looking where the markers are at,” said golfer Tim Rupert. “You just look up at the thing, punch it in. Plus the electronic scoring is nice.”

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