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  • GB Course Manager for Windows PC .
  • GB Manager Please click on the link (in blue) below so that it may direct you to our website.

    ** This is the first step to take in order to register your unit **
    1. Visit our website at
    2. Go under SUPPORT on the bottom of our website.
    3. Please select the DOWNLOADS option.
    4. Select the appropriate GolfBuddy Manager program according to the type of computer and unit you have.
    5. You should get a small gray window giving you the option to RUN the program; please RUN it.
    *Note: If SAVE is the only option you receive then go ahead and save it.
    6. Proceed by selecting either RUN, NEXT, ALLOW, YES, or INSTALL, depending of what option appears.
    7. When the program is done installing, you should see a small blue icon on your DESKTOP titled G3 MANAGER or GOLFBUDDY WORLD COURSE MANAGER.
    8. Go ahead and open the program and enter your user id and password and press login if you already have your unit registered OR press the bottom left button titled SIGN UP to open up a registration form.

    *NOTE: The registration form will appear on an internet browser. Please DO NOT use SYMBOLS (including punctuation marks) or CAPITAL LETTERS throughout the entire registration form.
    Also, please press the AVAILABILITY blue box right next to the user id, if the user id is available, please press OK.

    1. Please connect your unit to the computer using a USB data cable.
    2. Open the G3 or GolfBuddy World Course Manager program and LOG IN.
    3. STEP 1: DEVICE CONNECTION- Please wait until the screen displays that the device is connected. When this happens, please proceed by pressing the blue button titled NEXT at the bottom of the page.
    4. STEP 2: FIRMWARE INFORMATION-Please proceed by pressing the blue NEXT button.
    5. STEP 3: SELECT COUNTRIES TO UPDATE-Please select the country (or countries) that you would like to update. Once you have made your selection, you can either update the entire country or just a certain state, province, town, etc.
    6. Once you have made a selection please proceed by pressing the blue NEXT button.
    7. If you receive a small gray box, please make sure that the NEWLY UPDATED ONLY box is checked marked.
    8. When finished, you will see UPDATE COMPLETE on the screen and on the top right you will be on the FINISH tab with a blue check mark on it.
    9. If you are finished updating courses, please close the program.
    10. On the UNIT, please press the EXIT SYNCING MODE message on the bottom of the screen. After the unit restarts you can then safely remove the unit from the computer.

    [How to Run an App in Compatibility Mode in Windows 10]
    You can go into a app's properties to change its compatibility mode settings. With compatibility mode, you can force an app to use settings from an earlier version of Windows -- helpful if you know the app ran well in, say, Windows 7 or Vista. You can also change the display and color settings for the app.
    1. Right-click on an app and select Properties. You can do this from the app's shortcut or by navigating in File Browser to the EXE file for GB Manager.

    2. Select the Compatibility tab, then check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:“

    3. Select the version of Windows to use for your app's settings in the dropdown box.
    4. Hit Apply, then run your app and see if this fixed your issues.

  • How to Update Unit

    • Connect unit to computer using the USB data cable.

    • Open GolfBuddy World Course Manager Program and Login.

    • Step 1: Wait until the GB Manager displays that the device is connected. Proceed by pressing the blue button "Next" at bottom of page.

    • Step 2: Firmware Info: Select "Manually update firmware" and press "Next"

    • Step 3: Select countries to update: Please select country (or countries) you want updated. You can update entire country or a specific state, province, town, etc.

    • After making your selection, proceed by pressing blue "Next" button.

    • If a small gray box appears, make sure "Newly Updated Only" is checked.

    • When finished, you will see "Update Complete" and on the top right, you will be on the "Finish" tab and with blue check mark.

    • Once you are finished updating your unit and courses, close the program.

    • Please disconnect from the USB cable. Your unit will automatically restart and the update is complete. 

  • How to Download

    • Download the GolfBuddy Manager program here:

    • After selecting and downloading the correct manager for the PC, a small gray window should appear with the option to "Run" the program. "Run" it.

    • Proceed by selecting either "Run", "Next", "Allow", "Yes", or "Install" depending on the option that appears.

    • When the program is done installing, you should see a blue icon on your desktop titled "GolfBuddy World Course Manager."

    • Open the Program and enter your user ID and password. Login if you already have your unit registered or press the bottom left button to "Sign Up" to open a registration form.