The Izzo Swami 4000 GPS and Izzo Swami 4000+ GPS for golfers has been available for a few years. It has a lot going for it at a reasonable price. It’s pre-loaded with over 30,000 golf courses so there is a reasonable chance your neighborhood course will be covered. The purpose of this GPS is simple. Based upon where you are standing it will provide accurate distances to front, center and back of the green. The Izzo Swami 4000+ incorporates distances to hazards like traps. It has a digital scorekeeper and shot distance measurement. The device is a small handheld model measuring 3.8 inches high x 2.1 inches wide.
The Izzo Swami 4000 comes with a charger, USB cable, case and a belt clip. Ever try to swing a golf club with a GPS hanging from a belt clip? It’s really annoying and another reason why my shot will hook dramatically to the left into the lake. Do yourself a favor and put somewhere else. The most popular locations to mount a golf GPS has always been the cup holder or windshield of an electric golf cart or the handlebar of a pull cart or the golf bag itself. We will discuss all of these options in detail.
We always like universal mounts when possible. The first advantage is ease in inserting your GPS and removing it regardless of if you use a protective case or not. The second and probably most important advantage is the ability to use the mount for future GPS upgrades so if you buy another new GPS several years from now, there is a possibility you may not need to purchase another mount.
The most popular location for mounting any golf GPS is the cup holder of your golf cart. The Bracketron Golf Cart Cup Holder Mount offers an expandable cradle that opens to approximately four inches wide so it will grab the Izzo Swami 4000 from the sides. The cradle has movable side grips so that you can move them up or down and avoid pressing of any side controls. The bottom has an expandable base that can be made wider to contour to the size of the cup holder by twisting the top of the base.
If you would prefer not to use the cup holder, a suction cup mount for any smooth flat surface is available. These are perfect for adhering the mount to the golf cart’s windshield. An expandable cradle to fit your GPS is included.
For pull carts, the best place to mount your GPS is the handlebar. Most handlebars on a pull cart are an inch in diameter. Bracketron also make an excellent pull cart handlebar mount. This mount shares the same cradle as the cup holder variety. It also includes an adjustable strap mount that is easy to install and remove. It fits diameters much larger than an inch and is tightened by pulling on the strap and removed by pulling up on the tab and loosening the strap.
You can also attach your Izzo Swami 4000 to the golf bag itself. This is accomplished by borrowing on the design that is normally used to mount a GPS or cell phone to a sun visor of a car. The Bracketron golf bag mount is what you need. It also borrows the same cradle from the previously mentioned mounts and slips over the top of your golf bag.
Although there might be some custom cradle mounts. my personal take on this is to stick with the universal mounts made by Bracketron. The ability to reuse it when you upgrade (or change manufacturers) will save you some money plus the options available with this lineup are ones that are not available from Izzo Golf. I prefer the cup holder to other locations as it’s out of the way and in a safe location within the golf cart.