Android 10 introduced additional granularity for app location permissions. You can now choose to grant location access at all times, only while using the app, or never.
Golf Pad requires 'all times' location access in order to provide immediate and accurate rangefinder distances when you need them. If you choose to only grant location access while using Golf Pad, it will usually take 10-30 seconds to re-acquire current location when you resume the app to check distances, and even longer to get the most precise GPS reading.
Additionally, Golf Pad can only update distances on smartwatches and compute statistics like distance walked if it maintains an accurate location at all times.
NOTE, we take our users privacy seriously. Golf Pad only uses location information when there is an active round in progress, and only to calculate the rangefinder distances and statistics.