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    Any Golfers Out There? GPS Yardages with BB?

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    I know I could be dreaming, but I was out on the course the other day with a buddy. He has a sky caddie, the gps device that tells you yardages to the green from where you are, and to certain obstructions in or on the fairway. You download the courses that you play and just pull them up on the sky caddie and you’re ready to go.

    Why hasn’t anyone come up with a program to utilize the gps capability on a blackberry to do the same kinda thing? Would it even be possible? Anyhow, has anyone heard of something like this on the horizon? Like I said, I'm just dreaming. Just don't wanna do plunk down $300.00 and then 3 weeks later have a program that will do it.
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    Ooooo, I like this idea, cowdung! Good post!

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    isn't there a program available with a free trial or something in owner's lounge??? i forget the name of the program though but ur description sounds pretty similar to the overview that i remember seeing. check it out...

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    All it takes is the right man with shovel, who knows where to dig!

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    Thanks Spider,,,, I'm going to download the trial and try it out hopefully a lot this weekend!!

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    Awesome! I found another link as well in the owners lounge just as jsaradhi said. http://www.itinerantsoftware.com Looks like there is a $35 annual fee, thats just a gdrop in the bucket! I had no idea, I feel as if i jipped myslef not learning about this sooner. Thanks for the help guys!! I'm pumped, I think I may be leaving work early to try these out! Research for future buisness outtings! Sounds like a good enough exuse to leave right? HA!

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    There is GolfTraxx also, which is a one-time fee of I believe $35.00.

    However, if you contact them and you map a golf course that they don't have on file yet, they will give it to you for free.

    Email golftraxx@att.blackberry.net

    Tell them Nate referred you.

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    Sweet Nate, Thanks.

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    Anyone know which program has the most avaliable courses?

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    this is pretty sweet, but i'll wait till i get a bb with gps so i can use it to its full potential.

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    keep in mind the average accuracy of a consumer grade GPS is roughly 30 meters. Im no golfer so Im not sure if that makes a big difference or not.

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    yeah greenfinder app had a free trial available throug bb owners lounge. you get to use it for 5 rounds.

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    none of the programs i found yesterday had many courses aval. Guess I might have to figure out how to map them myself.

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