The Garmin Approach G30 was introduced in 2017 as the latest upgrade to an aging lineup of golf GPS devices. Now you might say there’s not a lot left to do that’s new with a golf GPS. You’re right. This upgrade provides similar functionality to previous generations with the upgrades coming in the form of a better display and better internal hardware.
We have been following the Garmin Approach for many years and have written many articles on this line of golf GPS devices.
The Garmin Approach G30 supports over 40,000 courses and you can couple it with the Garmin TruSwing Analyzer to check out your stroke.
A compact 2.3 inch diagonal color display takes up the front and the size checks in at 2.1 x 3.0 x .8 inches. These are important dimensions to keep in mind for any third-party mounts.
There are numerous mounts that are available for the Garmin Approach G30. The mount comes with a belt clip. It gets cumbersome taking the GPS off your belt each time you want to look at it. It’s going to work better mounted to a golf cart or trolley.
Besides the belt clip that’s in the box with the Approach G30, Garmin offers a Trolley/Cart Mount. The mounting kit includes a custom holder for the Garmin Approach G30. It’s held onto a walking cart using flexible ties.
A new favorite is the Golf Cart Mount for Garmin G6 G7 G8 G30 and G10. This mount clamps to the roof support post of an electric golf cart or onto a push cart. This mount uses the belt clip that is included with the Approach G30. Simply insert it into the slot on the Caddie Buddy. It’s easy to remove and install.
If looking for a handy place to mount the Garmin Approach G30, consider the cup holder of a golf cart. Featured in the photo that accompanies this article is the Bracketron Golf Cart Cup Holder Mount which includes an expandable cradle that opens wide enough to hold the Garmin Approach G30 from the sides. The cradle has movable side grips so that you can move them up or down and avoid pressing the side button. 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. Most golf carts have more cup holders in it than you could load with drinks so finding a free space to place the mount shouldn’t be a problem. You may find this works best after removing the belt clip, but it should work fine with the belt clip attached as well.
You can also attach your Garmin Approach G30 to a golf bag. 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 mount and slips over the top of a golf bag.
These additional mounting products make the Garmin Approach G30 much more accessible versus having it on your belt. It’s hard enough to get the ball straight. Don’t need a GPS getting in the way.