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Yardage book or gps/rangefinder?


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#31 cmckelvmi

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:33 AM

I have never seen a yardage book and would love to use one to see if it makes a difference. I have a cell phone holder on my push cart and will use the SwingXSwing app. The app keeps my score and I can see hazards and trees with pretty good ease of use. I have a Procision Pro NX7 Pro that I use a few times during a round to double check yardages. Actually, the most common way I use the range finder is shooting back at the tee box to see how far my tee shot went.


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#32 davep043

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:40 AM

View Postcmckelvmi, on 05 July 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

I have never seen a yardage book and would love to use one to see if it makes a difference. I have a cell phone holder on my push cart and will use the SwingXSwing app. The app keeps my score and I can see hazards and trees with pretty good ease of use. I have a Procision Pro NX7 Pro that I use a few times during a round to double check yardages. Actually, the most common way I use the range finder is shooting back at the tee box to see how far my tee shot went.
Some yardage books are pretty simplified, and not very useful, some show tons of detail.  Some of the best I've seen are made by StrokeSaver, and show distances to lots of features, including hazards, bunkers, and terrain features, as well as some pretty detailed green maps.  You can see an example here:
http://www.strokesav...nald_links_2014
That book was available at the Dundonald pro shop for 5 or 6 pounds, I think.  For me, these make a great souvenir from courses I visit.

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#33 North Butte

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 10:00 AM

View Postdavep043, on 05 July 2018 - 09:40 AM, said:

View Postcmckelvmi, on 05 July 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

I have never seen a yardage book and would love to use one to see if it makes a difference. I have a cell phone holder on my push cart and will use the SwingXSwing app. The app keeps my score and I can see hazards and trees with pretty good ease of use. I have a Procision Pro NX7 Pro that I use a few times during a round to double check yardages. Actually, the most common way I use the range finder is shooting back at the tee box to see how far my tee shot went.
Some yardage books are pretty simplified, and not very useful, some show tons of detail.  Some of the best I've seen are made by StrokeSaver, and show distances to lots of features, including hazards, bunkers, and terrain features, as well as some pretty detailed green maps.  You can see an example here:
http://www.strokesav...nald_links_2014
That book was available at the Dundonald pro shop for 5 or 6 pounds, I think.  For me, these make a great souvenir from courses I visit.

I met a really nice fellow on one of my UK golf trips, he had played in all the big amateur tournaments over there but was leaving the competition scene because he was 30-something years gold and his wife and recently had their first child.

He was showing me his marked-up yardage book from the several times he's played the Old Course. Little annotations about various "note to self" type advice, a few X's where he wanted to lay up, that sort of thing. He said, "I won't be needing this any more so while don't you keep it".

One of my favorite souvenirs and I was looking through my memorabilia boxes for it recently. Can't seem to find it anyway, I'll be gutted if I managed to lose it.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:06 PM

Love my yardage books and carry them every chance I get but my new Callaway range finder with GPS built in is DA BOMB.  F/M/B data is huge.  Finally something good enough and priced right to replace my Bushnell.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:46 AM

I buy a yardage book from every course I play, though I never end up using them. I have a nice collection of them. I have my laser rangefinder that I use.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:43 PM

yep.  I have amassed quite a collection.  As I have gotten older, I do not have as much interest in logo shirts, but I love looking back at my yardage books and reliving some shots from the round.  Too bad they are becoming more and more scarce.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:09 PM

I use both. The combination of actual pin yardage from the laser and front/center/back numbers is amazing.

Sometimes itís hard to tell how far back the pin is. Helps me not fly greens when between clubs. Also, canít always get the pin if in a bad position.

So good itís almost cheating.

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