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Forget Yardage books! Allow laser rangefinders...


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#121 SwooshLT

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:11 PM

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I had never used a legit yardage book until the past couple weeks. The course I played my US Open qualifier on got them made up, complete with green slope mapping. That was revolutionary. I now understand why the pros spend so much time on the greens looking over the book. At least a few times, I would read a putt one way, the book would tell me the complete opposite, and lo and behold the book was right. It's incredible.

I really didn't notice myself taking much more time over a shot using the yardage book than I would with a rangefinder. On par 3s, maybe, but everywhere else it was about the same. (No DMDs at USOLQ)


In 1st sentence you state understanding why Pros take so much time to read their yardage book but then say it doesn't take anymore time than a range finder.....which one is it as it can't be both!

Also pace of play is the back drop for this thread with a great deal of positive input.....good job crew!


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#122 spartan6910

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:57 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I had never used a legit yardage book until the past couple weeks. The course I played my US Open qualifier on got them made up, complete with green slope mapping. That was revolutionary. I now understand why the pros spend so much time on the greens looking over the book. At least a few times, I would read a putt one way, the book would tell me the complete opposite, and lo and behold the book was right. It's incredible.

I really didn't notice myself taking much more time over a shot using the yardage book than I would with a rangefinder. On par 3s, maybe, but everywhere else it was about the same. (No DMDs at USOLQ)


In 1st sentence you state understanding why Pros take so much time to read their yardage book but then say it doesn't take anymore time than a range finder.....which one is it as it can't be both!

Also pace of play is the back drop for this thread with a great deal of positive input.....good job crew!

Can you reading comprehension? There's a big difference between on the greens and in the fairway. I stated that I understand why they pore over the book on the greens. But on full shots, it didn't affect time as much, if at all. I'm obviously not using a rangefinder on the greens.

Comprende?

Edited by spartan6910, 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I had never used a legit yardage book until the past couple weeks. The course I played my US Open qualifier on got them made up, complete with green slope mapping. That was revolutionary. I now understand why the pros spend so much time on the greens looking over the book. At least a few times, I would read a putt one way, the book would tell me the complete opposite, and lo and behold the book was right. It's incredible.

I really didn't notice myself taking much more time over a shot using the yardage book than I would with a rangefinder. On par 3s, maybe, but everywhere else it was about the same. (No DMDs at USOLQ)


In 1st sentence you state understanding why Pros take so much time to read their yardage book but then say it doesn't take anymore time than a range finder.....which one is it as it can't be both!

Also pace of play is the back drop for this thread with a great deal of positive input.....good job crew!

Can you reading comprehension? There's a big difference between on the greens and in the fairway. I stated that I understand why they pore over the book on the greens. But on full shots, it didn't affect time as much, if at all. I'm obviously not using a rangefinder on the greens.

Comprende?

My bad but you don't have to be a dik with your response....and on top of that your 1st paragraph has no relevance to the topic....sure green reading is slow and adds to equation but topic is about range finders...whatever dude....done with the nasty attitudes around here

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:


Can you reading comprehension?

{snip}

Comprende?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:56 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I had never used a legit yardage book until the past couple weeks. The course I played my US Open qualifier on got them made up, complete with green slope mapping. That was revolutionary. I now understand why the pros spend so much time on the greens looking over the book. At least a few times, I would read a putt one way, the book would tell me the complete opposite, and lo and behold the book was right. It's incredible.

I really didn't notice myself taking much more time over a shot using the yardage book than I would with a rangefinder. On par 3s, maybe, but everywhere else it was about the same. (No DMDs at USOLQ)


In 1st sentence you state understanding why Pros take so much time to read their yardage book but then say it doesn't take anymore time than a range finder.....which one is it as it can't be both!

Also pace of play is the back drop for this thread with a great deal of positive input.....good job crew!

Can you reading comprehension? There's a big difference between on the greens and in the fairway. I stated that I understand why they pore over the book on the greens. But on full shots, it didn't affect time as much, if at all. I'm obviously not using a rangefinder on the greens.

Comprende?

My bad but you don't have to be a di×k with your response....and on top of that your 1st paragraph has no relevance to the topic....sure green reading is slow and adds to equation but topic is about range finders...whatever dude....done with the nasty attitudes around here

Ok...I'll try one more time to, in as nice a tone as I can fathom, properly convey my point:

As someone who had used range finders before in competitions but never a "legit" yardage book, I saw no difference in the time it took me to get my yardages for non-green strokes when using a yardage book exclusively. Since range finders are useless on the greens, I don't think the need for range finders is all that great. I think the issue with pace of play lies elsewhere.

Edited by spartan6910, 17 May 2018 - 12:58 AM.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

View Postspartan6910, on 17 May 2018 - 12:56 AM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 06:39 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 16 May 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

View Postspartan6910, on 16 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I had never used a legit yardage book until the past couple weeks. The course I played my US Open qualifier on got them made up, complete with green slope mapping. That was revolutionary. I now understand why the pros spend so much time on the greens looking over the book. At least a few times, I would read a putt one way, the book would tell me the complete opposite, and lo and behold the book was right. It's incredible.

I really didn't notice myself taking much more time over a shot using the yardage book than I would with a rangefinder. On par 3s, maybe, but everywhere else it was about the same. (No DMDs at USOLQ)


In 1st sentence you state understanding why Pros take so much time to read their yardage book but then say it doesn't take anymore time than a range finder.....which one is it as it can't be both!

Also pace of play is the back drop for this thread with a great deal of positive input.....good job crew!

Can you reading comprehension? There's a big difference between on the greens and in the fairway. I stated that I understand why they pore over the book on the greens. But on full shots, it didn't affect time as much, if at all. I'm obviously not using a rangefinder on the greens.

Comprende?

My bad but you don't have to be a dik with your response....and on top of that your 1st paragraph has no relevance to the topic....sure green reading is slow and adds to equation but topic is about range finders...whatever dude....done with the nasty attitudes around here

Ok...I'll try one more time to, in as nice a tone as I can fathom, properly convey my point:

As someone who had used range finders before in competitions but never a "legit" yardage book, I saw no difference in the time it took me to get my yardages for non-green strokes when using a yardage book exclusively. Since range finders are useless on the greens, I don't think the need for range finders is all that great. I think the issue with pace of play lies elsewhere.

Thanks and your input helps due to your most recent play.....and I truly get the information provided by the books ......maybe I'll start ANOTHER pace of play thread..... :-)

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