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King_Chief_Fan 11-02-2012 12:41 PM

Golfers......range finder or gps
 
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-cont...extant-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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dartgod (Post 9077833)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by DonTellMeShowMe (Post 9077897)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by DonTellMeShowMe (Post 9077897)
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. **** cart's too, if I'm playing a sport may as well get some exercise.


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