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Snoopy04
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Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
On my best day I'm in the low-mid 80s, but more consistently in 88-92 range. My shots are known to spray to all ends of the course. I know my yardage capabilities per club fairly well but that range window varies due to inconsistent contact with the ball.

Is it best to go with a cheaper purchase in GPS watch that gives front, middle, back, and occasional hazard yardage OR spend the extra $150-$200 on the range finder?
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LSUcjb318
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Do you ever putt from the rough?


Snoopy04
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
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Do you ever putt from the rough?

No but I do hit from there quite often haha


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MountainTiger
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
I prefer GPS but I wouldn't go with a watch. I like having the ability to see a map of the hole and get distances to things other than the pin. Like hazards, for example. Rangefinder is more accurate for things you can see but doesn't help for things that are blind to you.


CBandits82
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EyeoftheEldrick12
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
I would just shell out the money for the rangefinder. More practical in my opinion.


CockyTime
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Rangefinder...9 times out of 10 you are gonna want to know exact distances
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BRgetthenet
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Good luck finding batteries for those things.


PoppaD
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Obligatory response... Save your money and spend it on lessons.


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KarlMalonesFlipPhone
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Why not both? Get a range finder and then download a GPS app on your phone. That's what I have done for years and it works great.


TheCaterpillar
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I want a range finder but really don't want to spend $150 on a quality one.

Is there a better price out there for a decent one? I've heard to try hunting ones, but they seem similarly priced.


jbgleason
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Rangefinder is more accurate for things you can see but doesn't help for things that are blind to you.



This is a key statement. If you are a travelling tourist golfer, get the full on GPS that is going to give you an overview of the hole since you aren't familiar with the course. If you only play your home course and know there is a ditch you can't see behind that bunker then the range finder is more accurate.


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KarlMalonesFlipPhone
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I want a range finder but really don't want to spend $150 on a quality one


150 would be cheap for a range finder. Most bushnells or leupolds start at like 250. I guess you could buy a used one off of eBay but I don't know if you'll get below 150.


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DBU
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
Get a GPS watch...can find a Bushnell NEO XS or Garmin S2(?) for around $120-130 on Amazon


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NBR_Exile
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Member since Jul 2012
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
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Why not both? Get a range finder and then download a GPS app on your phone. That's what I have done for years and it works great.


Apps are good and I have used them for years. However, at my club, phones are allowed for casual rounds but cannot be used for tournament play.


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iheartlsu
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Good luck finding batteries for those things.

I bought a 10 pack from amazon for $20 or something


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MNCscripper
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
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Good luck finding batteries for those things




You can buy CR2 batteries @ Winn Dixie of all places

Or like iluv buy in bulk off Amazon/eBay


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wish i was tebow
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re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
I have a laser shooter. Best golf purchase I've made


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Chicken
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Please remove the pics from the OP.


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SBvital
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Member since Feb 2013
920 posts

re: Golf Range Finder or GPS Watch
I always recommend the Rangefinder.

Shooting points - trees, bushes, hills for reference is underrated. I have no problems shooting hills onthe back of/side of greens for reference with my Bushnell range finder either.


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