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King_Chief_Fan
11-02-2012, 12:41 PM
Those of you who golf, do you use a range finder or hand held gps?

What is your preference?

What Brand/Model would you recommend?

Christmas shopping early (for self)

RedDread
11-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Phone App (so I guess technically GPS)

mikeyis4dcats.
11-02-2012, 01:02 PM
I use a phone app as well.

pr_capone
11-02-2012, 01:03 PM
sextant

http://www.marineinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/sextant-use.jpg

3rd&48ers
11-02-2012, 01:06 PM
I eyeball the shit... Rangefinders are for pussies

soonersfreak
11-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Garmin Approach G3 if you want good yet economical. Bought mine on ebay for $140. Go with the Approach G6 if you're willing to pop for $300. Light weight. Fit in pocket. easy to use. Lets us pick spots on fairway for distance to bunkers, trees, creeks, etc.

Dartgod
11-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Phone app also. Its a free one called Golf Pad. I've only used it a couple of times, but it seemed fairly accurate.

Great Expectations
11-02-2012, 02:13 PM
I use Bushnell rangefinder. The only time I find the gps to be better is if you are behind a tree or some other object that blocks your view.

frankotank
11-02-2012, 02:17 PM
I have a bushnell. my phone battery goes dead easy enough as it is.
also, when you ping the flag with a rangefinder it tells you EXACTLY how far you are out. none of this "to the center of the green" bullshit. depending on the size of the green you could be a whole club off (or more!) if your app is only telling you what the distance is to the center of the green. just saying. not to mention the lowly courses you might be on that aren't even a part of the app you have on your phone.
judging distance.....I'm terrible at it. best purchase I've ever made for improving my game.....a stupid range finder.

DonTellMeShowMe
11-02-2012, 02:19 PM
I use a scope / range finder. Ive had a gps. Overall prefer the scope I can pretty much shoot distances to whatever I want ie like a bunker, layup, etc

frankotank
11-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Phone app also. Its a free one called Golf Pad. I've only used it a couple of times, but it seemed fairly accurate.

I've golfed with friends and compared the apps to my range finder. they are very accurate....if the pin is near the center of the green.

frankotank
11-02-2012, 02:20 PM
I use a scope / range finder. Ive had a gps. Overall prefer the scope I can pretty much distances to whatever I want ie like a bunker, layup, etc

yeah! great point! how far is the stupid water? ping it.
dude go with a range finder.

mikeyis4dcats.
11-02-2012, 02:26 PM
I use a scope / range finder. Ive had a gps. Overall prefer the scope I can pretty much shoot distances to whatever I want ie like a bunker, layup, etc

SkyDroid gives you all that. For $2.

http://www.skydroid.net/

TribalElder
11-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Although phone ones might be accurate, the phone battery never lasts a whole 18.

Garmin makes a bad ass one

if your looking for cheap and functional without the flare

swami

Bump
11-02-2012, 02:33 PM
I've never used a GPS or rangefinder in my life. I play golf old school style. Fuck cart's too, if I'm playing a sport may as well get some exercise.

Radar Chief
11-02-2012, 02:35 PM
I've never used a GPS or rangefinder in my life. I play golf old school style. **** cart's too, if I'm playing a sport may as well get some exercise.

But, but, but, where do you keep your beer?

Bump
11-02-2012, 02:37 PM
But, but, but, where do you keep your beer?

drinking while playing golf has never appealed to me. Being hot and buzzed isn't a good combo for me.

3rd&48ers
11-02-2012, 02:38 PM
why do you need rangefinders on those flatlands

Stewie
11-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Bushnell Neo+ for me. It's very accurate and cheap if you live in the KC area. Wait for the Bushnell "Outlet" sale they do a couple of times a year.

Radar Chief
11-02-2012, 02:40 PM
drinking while playing golf has never appealed to me. Being hot and buzzed isn't a good combo for me.

Huh, wha? :spock: Is it possible to use those words together in a sentence like that? Warm weather is what beer was invented for.

Dartgod
11-02-2012, 02:40 PM
I've golfed with friends and compared the apps to my range finder. they are very accurate....if the pin is near the center of the green.

Mine gives me distance to front, center and back of green.

WilliamTheIrish
11-02-2012, 03:00 PM
Phone apps have all the same accurate features of any range finder. I carry an extra battery but rarely need to switch out.

Of course, with my game, I can be 81 yards off the green and still miss it because I'm so crummy, so it doesn't matter.

Braincase
11-02-2012, 03:31 PM
II'm currently using one of the Bushnell GPS watches. It's convenient, accurate, and simple.

Johnny Vegas
11-02-2012, 03:53 PM
I bought a skycaddie like 5 years ago and pay $20 a year for the maps. Not bad in my case. I love it. I didn't get a fancy one but it did cost me $200 for the device.

stonedstooge
11-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Another 1 of my "million dollars" list items I wished I would have followed through on in the late 80's

Pasta Giant Meatball
11-02-2012, 05:12 PM
I've never used a GPS or rangefinder in my life. I play golf old school style. Fuck cart's too, if I'm playing a sport may as well get some exercise.

Sport....heh

Johnny Vegas
11-02-2012, 06:27 PM
drinking while playing golf has never appealed to me. Being hot and buzzed isn't a good combo for me.

yea...sure. If its not beer then its definitely a couple bowls. :p

Bump
11-02-2012, 07:03 PM
yea...sure. If its not beer then its definitely a couple bowls. :p

no way. I'm way too competitive. I play golf with friends to fucking kick their asses.

Johnny Vegas
11-02-2012, 07:07 PM
no way. I'm way too competitive. I play golf with friends to fucking kick their asses.

you don't play against your friends. You play against the course. also you ever feel a cool breeze on your nut sack when you walk? can't. I love a cart for that reason. haha