The SureShot is the latest entry into the golf GPS beauty pagent. Apparently prominent in the European and Australian markets, the SureShot can store ten courses and give you the distance to the front back and middle of the green from any location. It also can show the distances to up to fifteen hazards per hole.
It also keeps tracks of statistics, such as fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts. WIth a USB connection and the included Windows software you can crunch the numbers and keep statistics for multiple games.
The downside is that it requires a an annual subscription fee of $19.95 after the first year. This grants access to the online database of courses.
What I can’t tell is if there is a way to map your own courses. While there are more than 800 courses in Michigan, there are only a dozen or so listed in the SureShot database. In that case, it wouldn’t be particularly useful unless there was an easy way to map a course as you play it.