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#1 taguilar

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

I just bought a new set of irons and a new driver. I would like to continue to upgrade my bag with some newer clubs however I was wondering if I should invest in a nice rangefinder? Thoughts? Which one and why?
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#2 jmudo

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

Depends on how difficult it is to get yardageís where you play. If youíre constantly hunting for sprinkler heads or estimating I would get the laser. Just a cheap one like the tectectec should be fine then youíll have some money left over for new wedges. Other option is using a free gps app on your phone but Iíve found those to be a pain.

Edit: forgot to say why, doesnít matter what equipment you have if you donít know how far you need to hit it. Also good for practice target measuring.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:06 PM

For me a rangefinder lowered my handicap more than any single club purchase to date. Its a game changer, even if you are already using gps. Knowing your exact distances in every scenario is invaluable.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:19 AM

Rangefinders are definitely a game changer when added to your game. Knowing your distance and being able to swing with confidence is a great feeling.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:40 PM

Completely agree with the range finder reducing handicap more than any single club.  I have been a Bushnell person for quite a few years, but when it dies, would definitely move to Precision Pro.  A few buddies have them and for the price it is the best one hands down in my opinion.  They also are very active on this site as the post above shows.  (I am in no way affiliated with them, just a fan!)

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 02:48 PM

IMO if the courses you play have flags with indicators (front, middle back) and you have a good GPS you don't need laser, unless you are deadly with irons and wedges and can legit control distance to within just a few yards.

I'm a hack, so honestly... give me front middle and back GPS yards and the actual pin location, and I'll probably toss it to within plus or minus 40 feet on a good hit. Most of the time I play the center of the green distance because it's the most safe option. I rarely attack back pins for fear of going long and ending up in some funky cabbage.
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

Iíd get a rangefinder for sure. Why have questions about distance?
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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:04 PM

You guys are amazing! Thanks for the info. Need some reviews

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:30 PM

I use my phone gps (Skydroid) it seems to be just fine for me. But I also have a lazer range finder. I use them both. The guys I play with have both also, so we do compare. If I get the RF out first, then someone gets the GPS.


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

I have both and I find myself using the RF more than the GPS, especially on shots 150 yards and in. The GPS shines when I don't have line of sight and need general numbers. As another poster above mentioned, the RF is great at the practice range. If I had to chose one, the RF would be it.


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