SOURCE: Celestron


January 04, 2011 12:15 ET

Celestron® Launches Golf GPS Device

Celestron Introduces New CoursePro™ Golf GPS at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) -  Celestron, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, weather stations, microscopes and related accessories, today announced the launch of CoursePro Golf GPS at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

CoursePro is a GPS-enabled device that helps golfers by providing unique course information for at least 20 golf courses including distances to the front, center and back of the green for each hole along with the par. 

CoursePro is available in two models -- CoursePro (Suggested Retail Price: $99) and CoursePro Elite (Suggested Retail Price: $149). 

Additional features, such as scorecard data and analysis and hazard mapping, are included in the CoursePro Elite model. The CoursePro Elite has a course memory of 100 courses and uses a sunlight readable TFT transflective color LCD screen. 

Both CoursePro models have access to downloadable information for 20,000 golf courses around the world from the Celestron website. 

"At Celestron we're building technology that enhances the way consumers enjoy their hobbies," said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. "CoursePro is the first golf GPS device in its price range, and provides information golfers need to improve and further enjoy their golf game."

CoursePro, as well as Celestron's newest products including SkyProdigy™, an automatically aligning telescope; reTrace, a personal locator GPS tool and AllView, a 360 degree photography panorama product, will be displayed during the 2011 International CES, January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas. The Celestron booth will be located in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth #14736.

Visit Celestron's website for more information and a list of dealer locations and updates at

About Celestron

Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, weather stations, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world's leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron's innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader's Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA.