Default settings on Approach x40

When  Iconnect/download data from the Approach X40 to the Garmin Connect app on my phone, the default settings on the x40 seem to change from yards to meters.  I always set "yards" on my X40 because of golf, but for some reason it gets reset to meters after every download.  Is there a way to prevent this from happening?  This is a long outstanding issue with the X40 that Garmin has not addressed.  I would like to measure golf in yards, and everything else (bike rides, walks, etc) in meters.  There is no way to configure the x40 to do these two things without having to go into the settings to change them for every activity.  Why my X40 automatically resets to meters is a mystery to me.