Looking for Suggestions on Golf RangeFinders!

golferannasmith

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Hey! Fellow Golfers,

I am looking for some suggestions regarding the Golf Rangefinders.

How many of you use Golf Rangefinders? What distance can a golf rangefinder measure?

Also, let me know

Which is better?

A Laser Rangefinder or a GPS Rangefinder Watch?

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Most GPS units are watches these days...if you don't like wearing a watch then you're pretty much stuck with Skycaddie and there's a subscription involved with that....great units though
Lots of lasers around now..Bushnell is known as one of the best. Lasers are useless in low light, most and without line of sight. I got a 2nd hand Bushnell V2 about 9 years ago and it's still going strong..but I use it less and less as the Skycaddie gives me more
There's pros and cons with both...if you just want front, middle, back and a few bunkers etc then a GPS is the way to go...
Lasers can read, I think, up to 3 or 400 yards or more...don't really need that.
 

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I have both
If I wear my watch I probably use it 2 or 3 times a round,mainly because at my course I can see most flags.
I have a Bushnell V3 the next model up from Imurg and I’d be lost without it.
I would say if you know your yardages a laser would be my preference,but you could easily have both on a reasonable budget.
 

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I have a watch which I only use for distances to the flag. It does give me distances to hazards but I can’t see them unless I put my glasses on which is too much of a faff..So I am considering buying a cheap range finder just for distances to hazards , doglegs ect .
Temu & AliExpress do very cheap ones which will probably be good enough for my requirements..
Gary Martin on YouTube has done a few videos reviewing cheap v Expensive. Worth a watch
 

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Most GPS units are watches these days...if you don't like wearing a watch then you're pretty much stuck with Skycaddie and there's a subscription involved with that....great units though
Lots of lasers around now..Bushnell is known as one of the best. Lasers are useless in low light, most and without line of sight. I got a 2nd hand Bushnell V2 about 9 years ago and it's still going strong..but I use it less and less as the Skycaddie gives me more
There's pros and cons with both...if you just want front, middle, back and a few bunkers etc then a GPS is the way to go...
Lasers can read, I think, up to 3 or 400 yards or more...don't really need that.
Garmin still do handhelds.
 

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Laser rangefinder user. Range is as far as I’d ever practically need. Do not work well or at all in mist, fog or rain (depends on type of rain - not kidding)
 

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I have both a GPS and a laser.

I think the GPS has not been used for nearly 3 years as I hardly ever play away.

I know my own course so well that even the laser may only be used a couple of times in a round.

If you want maximum accuracy go with a laser if you are happy with there or thereabouts go with a GPS.
 

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I have both a GPS and a laser.

I think the GPS has not been used for nearly 3 years as I hardly ever play away.

I know my own course so well that even the laser may only be used a couple of times in a round.

If you want maximum accuracy go with a laser if you are happy with there or thereabouts go with a GPS.
What Jim said. I have both but only use the laser when I have 130 yards or less to the green.
 

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I have a watch which I only use for distances to the flag. It does give me distances to hazards but I can’t see them unless I put my glasses on which is too much of a faff..So I am considering buying a cheap range finder just for distances to hazards , doglegs ect .
Temu & AliExpress do very cheap ones which will probably be good enough for my requirements..
Gary Martin on YouTube has done a few videos reviewing cheap v Expensive. Worth a watch
Buy a cheap Monacle on a string and tie it to your bag.
Works a treat 👀
 

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i use golfshot GPS golf app on my phone (free) and i bought a rangefinder from Decathlon which was well reviewed on somewhere but i cant remember where! I use the rangefinder for temp greens, or for a couple of holes where because of lots of trees the GPS is always a bit iffy
 
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