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#1 darter79

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:31 AM

Does anyone here create yardage books? Or do you just use rangefinders? I'm considering attempting to create one for worlds.


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#2 heavy_hitter

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:42 AM

View Postdarter79, on 10 July 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

Does anyone here create yardage books? Or do you just use rangefinders? I'm considering attempting to create one for worlds.

You should be able to call the course you are playing and order one.

If you are planning making one I would suggest using this guy.  He makes great covers and can even do them custom.  His yardage sheets are good and then you can use google maps to map the course on them.  Guy who owns it is Michael Carter and he is a great guy.

https://www.gotocaddie.com/

Edited by heavy_hitter, 10 July 2018 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:44 AM

I think most kids are using loprogolf.com but I'm not sure of their status since the app has been down for a while now.  I think they are still making yardage books for the big tournaments like US Kids Worlds and the larger FCG events.

edit: there's also bluegolf.com you can use.  Here's a link to Pinehurst 2.

Edited by leezer99, 10 July 2018 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:55 AM

I made my own yardage book for my home course.  I imported satellite photos into a lightweight CADD program.  I traced the features I could see, scaled the model appropriately, and pulled dimensions to various features.  The contour info I did "freehand".  It was a PITA, but a good winter project.  For several winters....
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Edited by davep043, 10 July 2018 - 10:00 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:57 AM

View Postleezer99, on 10 July 2018 - 09:44 AM, said:

I think most kids are using loprogolf.com but I'm not sure of their status since the app has been down for a while now.  I think they are still making yardage books for the big tournaments like US Kids Worlds and the larger FCG events.

edit: there's also bluegolf.com you can use.  Here's a link to Pinehurst 2.

I reached out to loprogolf they are shut down till further notice.


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#6 heavy_hitter

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:05 AM

View Postdarter79, on 10 July 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

View Postleezer99, on 10 July 2018 - 09:44 AM, said:

I think most kids are using loprogolf.com but I'm not sure of their status since the app has been down for a while now.  I think they are still making yardage books for the big tournaments like US Kids Worlds and the larger FCG events.

edit: there's also bluegolf.com you can use.  Here's a link to Pinehurst 2.

I reached out to loprogolf they are shut down till further notice.

You can also go to Game Golf and copy the maps.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

The issue is going to be to find a yardage book made for those courses that is actually worth paying for. It would be nice to have a real yardage book on courses.

If your course is not available I been told use a good GPS watch with listed hazards along with a laser finder and use it. Then buy a generic yardage book you can draw in take lots of notes during a practice round.


Most yardage books are made for US open qualifier courses  so it is good to check but I don't think the courses you are playing are on anyones list. Odds are good they have one if it had a professional qualifying tournament there prior to your tournament.

They make a ok yardage book

http://preciseyardage.com

I also been told that  Mark Long makes a good book so you may want to contact him.

http://longyardage.com

Edited by tiger1873, 10 July 2018 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:00 PM

I bought a green book for Mid Pines from greenslopesgolf.com for $15.  Figured as much money as I am spending to go to Pinehurst already, whats another $15!  This is just a green book though.  I've made quick yardage books before , but found that at the younger age yardages there are very few fairway/tee shot hazards anyway.  A quick laser form the tee box to greenside bunkers or hazards usually tells the story.  If its an unfamiliar or non typical looking course, I usually make quick notes using google maps measuring function.  The green / approach function on the golflogix app is pretty detailed as well ( it also seems to be consistant with the greenslopes.com book). If you try to screen shot it, it warns you to not do it again or shut down - but you can get crafty on how to copy the image if you want to take the time.  Obviously you cant use your smart phone during the tmnt.

Edited by hangontight, 10 July 2018 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 02:06 PM

If you have time and patience you can create a yardage book fairly easily using Google Earth/Maps and the measure distance function.

There are forum threads where people have gotten quite sophisticated and use Adobe Illustrator to do this. I just screenshot the satellite image of the hole from Google Maps, paste it into MS Paint, cut the section I need and paste it into Word. I then use Word's limited drawing functions to draw over the image. When I'm done I delete the image. It's fairly quick. You can use text boxes to add yardages.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

For the younger kids id rather pay a local caddie out there to teach me how to read greens and where to land approach shots on each hole.  After one practice round i can normally memorize the layout of a course.  As kids play longer yardages id think the books have much more value.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

When my son was younger and  I was making yardage books for him I got blank yardage books from http://www.yardage-marker.com/
and used google earth  measure tool. Very simple to do and when we got to the course all we had to do was map out the greens.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 08:38 AM

View PostANG, on 11 July 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

When my son was younger and  I was making yardage books for him I got blank yardage books from http://www.yardage-marker.com/
and used google earth  measure tool. Very simple to do and when we got to the course all we had to do was map out the greens.

I used that book but really didn't like it as I had to pretty much draw everything. Just as easy to get a small spiral notebook from office depot and write in there.  I was looking for a way to get actual course images that we can print out and write on so there is some visual feedback on our planned shots should land.

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