Mark Flag, Penalty or Sand From LINK Reader

Mark Flag, Penalty or Sand From LINK Reader

Golf Pad LINK

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, golfers around the world are enjoying Golf Pad LINK to automatically track and improve their golf game. Golf Pad LINK is the latest product offered by Golf Pad, developers of the top-rated Golf Pad GPS tracking app.

Golf Pad LINK brings powerful, automatic GPS tracking, golf game analysis and more to Android and iOS users. It can even be used without a phone on the golf course.

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Exciting New Feature Makes Golf Pad LINK Even More Convenient

A popular feature request, made by early backers, was way to mark flag, penalty or sand directly from the sleek wireless reader

Golf Pad just announced the new feature is now available in the latest Android release (14.9 or later) of it's top rated Golf Pad app. The feature will be available for iOS soon. 


SAGA Now Supported on Golf Pad

SAGA Now Supported on Golf Pad

SAGA Automatic Handicap Calculation


Golf Pad is happy to announce full SAGA handicap support is now available for Premium subscribers of the Golf Pad app. This is in addition to USGA, EGA, CONGU handicap calculations.

Golf Pad GPS, our GPS tracking and scoring app has supported handicap scoring for a while now. Handicap(Net) scoring is one of many Premium features available in Golf Pad for Android and iOS.

Using Handicap Calculations In App

To use the automatic handicap calculation follow these steps in the Golf Pad app:

  • start a round
  • click on your name under the User Profile tab
  • click on your name 
  • click on your handicap
  • click on the 'handicap index' tab
  • change from 'enter manually' to 'compute from playing history'

A common question is: How many rounds does Golf Pad need to be able to calculate a handicap?

  • USGA, SAGA courses: 10 rounds are needed
  • CONGU and EGA: 5 rounds are needed

For rounds to be used in handicap calculation, the tee played from must be selected and the rounds need to be completed and saved to your playing history.

Golf Pad LINK Available Now (limited quantities)

Golf Pad LINK Available Now (limited quantities)

After killing it on Kickstarter, thanks to 1294 backers, Golf Pad LINK is officially available for purchase!

It's time to get automatic game tracking for iPhone and Android.

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Automatic tee-to-green club and distance tracking
  • Actionable stats like club distances, dispersion, putting, strokes gained and more
  • Extreme accuracy with dual system GPS+GLONASS satellite tracking
  • Save phone battery life with built-in location sensor

NOTE: Limited quantities available.

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Here's what recent reviewers had to say about Golf Pad LINK

We now have the ultimate golf tracking system. Period!!!
— Doug Smith, Kickstarter Backer

Super easy to use!
— - Chris Jones, Kickstarter Backer

Just started using LINK & I couldn’t be happier. -
— Guy Imbesi, Kickstarter Backer

Golf Pad LINK Production

Golf Pad LINK Production

Golf Pad CEO, Konstantin Roslyakov, just returned from overseeing the start of production of Golf Pad LINK. The Golf Pad team has devoted countless hours perfecting every elements of the highly anticipated automatic golf game tracking system

Here's the latest update:

  • Final samples made on the actual production line were reviewed and look great! 
  • One of the electronics components (the GPS+GLONASS chip) had a delay on the supplier side. As a result, full scale production is delayed by a couple of weeks.  
  • Golf Pad is expecting to have all Kickstarter rewards shipped from the manufacturer in mid May and shipped to early backers in late May / early June.  
  • Software is feature-complete and Golf Pad is testing with variety of phone makes/models.  

While the supplier delay for the GPS+GLONASS chip is disappointing, the Golf Pad team keeps to the highest quality standards. They would rather wait a bit for the best-performance component than substitute with something inferior.

When can I buy Golf Pad LINK? 

Golf Pad LINK will be shipped to Kickstarter backers in late May / early June. Once those are fulfilled, Priority Access customers will be able to place orders. After which, sales will be open to the general public. If you're one of the many golfers eager for Golf Pad LINK, sign up for Priority Access here

Golf Pad GPS + Smartwatch

Golf Pad GPS + Smartwatch

A common question golfers ask is “What kind of smartwatch should I use with Golf Pad GPS?”

Golf Pad GPS, a golf rangefinder and scoring app, is compatible with more watches than any golf tracking app on the market today. This means golfers have a lot of options when choosing the best smartwatch.


3 factors to consider when deciding which smartwatch to use with Golf Pad GPS:


  • Cost - be realistic with your budget. Yes, it’s nice to look at the latest models, but if you’ll only be using the watch on the golf course, it may be better to save the cash for more golf balls instead. You can buy at watch for under $40 and get great performance with Golf Pad GPS.


  • Appearance - Smartwatches have become more refined looking in recent years. They are lower profile with discrete bands and watch faces that look like actual wrist watches. You’ll  spend a couple hundred to as much as a couple thousand dollars on these more modern watches. If looks aren’t important to you, an older model will save you a lot of money.


  • Features - The models listed below all work seamlessly with the Golf Pad GPS app. If you want to use your watch for other features, like music, measuring work-outs, or staying in touch with friends on social media, you’ll want to consider all the features offered. Many watches have lots of stand-alone features. Others require the use of applications.


Current compatible smartwatch models include:

Samsung Gear (including Gear Fit2)

Android Wear Including:

Update July, 2018: Pebble and Magellan Echo are also compatible with Golf Pad, however they've been discontinued and are currently in maintenance mode with the manufacturers. As a result, Golf Pad compatibility may not continue to be supported.

Apple Watch (including Series 2)

If you are considering a smartwatch and aren’t sure if your model will work with Golf Pad GPS, please contact us. We’ll verify compatibility for you.


Zahradnik, F. (n.d.). The Best GPS Watches Reviewed. Retrieved April 21, 2017, from

GPS Rangefinder App vs. Handheld Rangefinder

GPS Rangefinder App vs. Handheld Rangefinder

Golf Pad GPS is a free golf rangefinder and scoring app. It’s easy to use and highly rated (4.6/5 stars) by golfers. It includes 40,000+ worldwide courses.

If you’re trying to decide between a handheld rangefinder or a golf GPS app, consider these points:

  • Golf Pad GPS is free vs. spending hundreds on a handheld rangefinder

  • With our app, you can get accurate GPS distances even if you don’t have line of sight

  • Automatically tracking your (actual!) club distances is easy with our Golf Pad GPS app

  • Using our free app allows you to keep score for multiple players

  • Use the flyover feature on the app to become familiar with a new course

If you’d like an easy way to accurately measure distances, track your score and more, download Golf Pad GPS. The app works perfectly with Android and iPhone devices.

Golf Pad TAGS in the EU

Golf Pad TAGS in the EU

Order Golf Pad TAGS in The EU

Golfers often ask "Where can I buy Golf Pad TAGS in the UK (or other EU countries)?".

Combined with the top-rated golf app, Golf Pad GPS, TAGS are the easiest way for golfers to track and improve their golf game. Golf Pad TAGS work with most NFC capable Android devices.

Golfers who live in Europe can now order Golf Pad game tracking products through Golf Pad’s newest online retailer, Golf & More.


Faster Shipping For EU Reisdents

Golf & More is a Golf Pad dealer located within the European Economic Area (EEA). Ordering online with Golf & More means you don't have to worry about import taxes and VAT.  Domestic shipping within the EEA is fast and affordable. A multilingual version of the website is in the making. In the meantime,  contact Golf & More directly by email:

Golf Pad's new automatic golf game tracking system, Golf Pad LINK, will be available with Golf & More in early summer. Golf Pad LINK is compatible with iPhone and Android devices.

NOTE: For golfers who live outside the EU, orders can be placed directly with Golf Pad GPS or other Golf Pad retailers.

Golf Pad LINK: Hottest Golf Tech

Golf Pad LINK: Hottest Golf Tech

Golf Pad LINK On Kickstarter

There are only five days left in the wildly successful Golf Pad LINK Kickstarter campaign. Golfers are excited about the new option to improve their golf game. To date, over $140,000 has been pledged by 984 backers. It’s the hottest golf tech on Kickstarter right now.

Golf Pad LINK Price

The suggested retail price of Golf Pad LINK is $229 USD. Until March 9, 2017, Kickstarter backers can get Golf Pad LINK at a savings of $90 or more.

Golf Pad LINK is for golfers who want to automatically track, analyze and improve their game in real-time. Users get accurate distances, intelligent club recommendations and more on over 40,000 courses worldwide.

Golf Pad CEO Hosts Q and A

Yesterday, Golf Pad CEO, Konstantin, hosted a live Golf Pad Q and A video to speak to golfers. In the video, Konstantin explains features new to Golf Pad LINK, details about strokes gained, how to use the stats to improve your golf game, smartwatch support, and more.

“Love the [Golf Pad] tags and software to track my game. Helped me drop 8+shots off my game last year by managing club selection. Look forward to the [Golf Pad LINK] option without a phone in my pocket all the time.” Matt Liesenfeld

Media Coverage

With coverage in Digital Trends, Geeky-Gadgets, Trend Hunter, Huffington Post and more, golfers everywhere are excited about Golf Pad LINK.

For those who want to save on the price of Golf Pad LINK, there are serious discounts for early backers through March 9, 2017. After the campaign, Golf Pad LINK will be available on Golf Pad’s website,

Golf Pad LINK Release Date

Golf Pad LINK Release Date

If you've been waiting for the Golf Pad LINK release, there's great news!

Earlier this month, Golf Pad launched it's Kickstarter campaign for the highly anticipated Golf Pad LINK release. Backers of the project raised over 60k in the first three days. 

Over 700 golfers have pledged over $96k - surpassing the funding goal with 20 days remaining. Golf Pad expects to begin shipping Golf Pad LINK units in May 2017.

Golfers, especially iPhone users, are excited about the Golf Pad LINK release. Golf Pad LINK provides unmatched benefits for golf game tracking and analysis, like:

  • Play and track without a phone
  • Apple (iPhone) compatibility
  • Extreme accuracy
  • Saves phone battery
  • Powered by the highest rated golf app
  • Extensive smartwatch compatibility
  • Android compatibility

Learn more and make a pledge on Kickstarter to get your Golf Pad LINK. 

Ready For Golf Pad LINK?

Ready For Golf Pad LINK?

Golf Pad LINK Launch

Kirkland, Washington: Golf Pad, Inc. has launched a Kickstarter campaign for it’s latest product, Golf Pad LINK. Golf Pad LINK is an automatic, real-time golf game tracking system for iPhone and Android users. Golfers play while LINK instantly records the distance of every shot and provides real-time game insight. Golfers can view results on a phone, online or on a smartwatch.

iPhone and Android

If you own an Android, you’ve likely been using the NFC reader in your phone for many apps. Apple, however, has kept NFC functionality limited to Apple Pay for iPhone users.

This has posed a challenge for golfers who want to use the technology to track their golf score, distances and stats. Golf Pad LINK overcomes this challenge with a built in location sensor.

Android and Apple users will appreciate the advantage of tracking their game without carrying their phone. This means no phone battery drain, no awkward phone in the pocket. A wireless reader tracks and records the golfer’s statistics. It automatically syncs the data when the phone is in range. Users can share results in real-time with friends and see how they compare to other players.


“Until now, our top-rated Golf Pad TAGS could only be used with Android,” observed Golf Pad CEO, Konstantin Roslyakov. “Golfers love the game insights and wanted iPhone support too. Golf Pad LINK addresses that.”


A Real Game Changer

The reader is designed to fit into a pocket. It’s thinner and more discreet than other game tracking devices. It also includes a removable clip if golfers prefer to wear it on a belt. Another advantage is the rechargeable battery, which lasts for two rounds of golf.

Golf Pad LINK sets the bar high when it comes to accuracy. It uses both GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking. This means faster and more accurate distances. Other game tracking systems only use GPS.

Golf Pad LINK comes with a wireless reader, 15 ultra-lightweight tags (one for each club) and the Golf Pad GPS application. The popular app has earned the highest rating in the sports category with nearly eleven thousand online reviews. It’s been downloaded over 1.3 million times and used to record over 3.7 million rounds of golf. Founded in 2011, Golf Pad is the only golf tracking system manufacturer named a Top Developer by Google.


The system retails for $229.00. Golf Pad is offering significant discounts for a limited number of early backers on their Kickstarter campaign, located here.


Win A Set Of Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

Win A Set Of Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

At Golf Pad, We Have The Elusive Golf Balls

We want to share! All customers who upgrade to Golf Pad Premium ($19.99 for one year) from today, 1/17/2017 through 2/17/2017, will have a chance to win a free set of Kirkland Signature balls. We'll choose the winner on 2/18/2017. You can upgrade from our free Golf Pad GPS application or buy an eGift certificate online. The eGift certificate can be redeemed anytime.

Keeping An Eye On The Balls

As you've probably heard, Costco launched their own brand of golf balls in 2016. They quickly sold out in many Costco stores. These balls are being compared to Titleist Pro-V1. In some cases, even being touted as better than the top of the line Pro-V1. They are being sold on popular auction and retail sites for up to four times more than retail price.

Today, Tony Covey with stated he heard from an inside source that Costco has suspended production of the Kirkland Signature golf balls until further notice.

Golfers on several popular forums are speculating on whether or not they'll be back. Some are speculating that Costco was coerced into quitting the golf ball business by other big golf ball manufacturers. 

Everyone seems to agree they were a great value while they lasted. Some may even be willing to pay top dollar on sites that have doubled or tripled the price. We prefer to give them away while we can!

Helping Young Golfers

Helping Young Golfers

Last month, The First Tee of Greater Seattle hosted their annual Fall Championship and fundraising event. The mission of The First Tee is  " impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf." 


Golf Pad, based in Kirkland, Washington donated nearly thirty units of the popular Golf Pad TAGS. The game tracking system golfers use to automatically track, analyze and improve their golf game in real-time. It's loved by golfers of all ages and skill levels.


"We proudly gave 12 of them as prizes during this past weekend’s Fall Championship. We saved them for the oldest divisions, many players in which are either playing high school golf or aspiring to in the near future, and represent the Eagle and Ace divisions of The First Tee. They are our most exemplary students in terms of golf and life skills and have been with the chapter for 2+ years, and most for 5 or more years. They were really excited and appreciative," writes Evan Johnsen, Program Director for The First Tee of Greater Seattle. 


Organizations like The First Tee are bringing golf to young players. It's an important mission for the benefit of these students and the future of the sport. Golf Pad is proud to help support their goals. Technology is second nature for most students in this age group. Golf Pad saw the donation as a natural fit.


"Thank you so much for the really cool [Golf Pad TAGS] you gave out yesterday at the week 9! This is a really cool prize and something I will use often. I’m thinking about it right now as I already got to use it today when I was playing a quick 9 at Willows."  -Alex, a First Tee student


The First Tee of Greater Seattle has opportunities for coaching and other volunteers. Donations of used equipment are always welcome.