Golf GPS device with approximate hole cup location selection

  • US 9,535,162 B2
  • Filed: 09/02/2014
  • Issued: 01/03/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A golf GPS device comprising:

  • a memory;

    golf course data comprising data representing images and information relating to a plurality of golf courses comprising a first golf course comprising a hole, the golf course data being stored in the memory and comprising a plurality of selectable features, each of which is associated with a corresponding point within a boundary of a green of the hole;

    a display configured to display an image of the green of the hole and the plurality of selectable features along with the image of the green such that each of the plurality of selectable features visually indicates a location or area on the image of the green;

    a user interface configured to receive a user'"'"'s selection of a first selectable feature visually indicating a first location or a first area on the image of the green among the plurality of selectable features that visually indicate their corresponding locations or areas on the image of the green displayed on the display;

    a GPS module configured to receive GPS signals; and

    at least one processor configured to run software for determining a position of the device based on the GPS signals and determining a distance between the position of the device and at least one feature on the first golf course,wherein subsequent to receiving the user'"'"'s selection of the first selectable feature indicating the first location or the first area on the image of the green displayed on the display, the at least one processor is configured to compute a first distance between the position of the device and a first corresponding point within the boundary of the green that is associated with the first selectable feature,wherein subsequent to computing the first distance, the at least one processor is configured to cause the first distance to be displayed on the display.

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