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A Rangefinder for golf only

Postby imforegolf_2 on Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:16 am

I'm looking to buy a range finder for golf only...I'm not sure what these things can do...I'm looking to pay around $200 or $300...What do I need to look for when buying such an item...I don't want to try and locate a flag from 200 Yards away and pick something else up like a tree that is behind the flag...Is there something out there that if I have to hit over a pond will the range finder tell me how far it is over the pond...Things like that...Any help you can give me would be great...If you could list three or four items to look at would help me too...Thanks for your help.
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Postby Jne_K on Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:19 am

Hi Matt

Targeting the flag at 200 yards is always going to be a challenge, regardless of the advertising, becuase the flag is simply a very small target. On a calm day when the flag is folded around the pole, forget 200 yards or even 150 yards. You will need to select a larger, nearby target to get a reading.

Any LRF labeled as a "golf" model, though, will seek the nearest target first, such as the flag. You can use a field LRF if it has a selectable target mode that allows you to choose between nearest target priority and farthest traget priority (goes by several names - brush, zip, and so on). Any gold LRF, though, will also target things across the pond at 200 yards, assuming the target is large enough

The best golf LRF on the market is probably the Bushnell Pinseeker or the Leica, but the Nikon 500G is also excellent and very compact.
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