It was my riding buddy, John Boatman who told me he synced his iPhone and Google contacts. Just before I broke my arm in June, my iPhone died (actually, I lost the contents, it didn’t die) and I was without all my phone numbers when I really needed them. The phone numbers were there, int the backups, but they wouldn’t restore. I did get them restored eventually, but that’s not the point.
After searching I found How To Sync Google Contacts & Calendar with iPhone.
This morning, my recently relocated friend, Kathy Scherer, texted me asking how to do exactly that. It took me a few searches to find what I needed, so I’ve saved this for future reference.
FYI: I found the above link by searching for: iphone google contacts.