Golf Range Finder

A golf range finder is a small device that can be carried in a pocket and that is portable. It is used to measure the distance between the current location and another location. This means the range finder can be used by golfers to determine the distance between them and the flag. However, with the help of the range finders, the golfers cannot get an image of the nearest hole.

How the golf range finder achieves its function can be understood by looking at the structure of the device. The device works similarly to a Global Positioning System (GPS), which is responsible for tracing the distance between two points. GPS is already used in a number of electric devices; its application to the golf arena has led to the invention of an entirely new product – that is, the in-cart GPS – which provides invaluable benefits to golfers. The golf range finder works in a similar way. For instance, the golf range finder is capable of measuring distances not only on the grass but also on other surfaces like water and trees. This allows the golfers to know about hindrances along the golf course. By knowing about these hindrances, the golfers have complete information on how they need to play their game. They have greater information on how they need to play their lay-up shots. Also, they can easily make decisions regarding their risk vs. reward chances. All this planning results in better results for the golfers: they can keep the number of shots to a minimum while raising their score in every round to a maximum.

Before the invention of golf range finders, the golfers had only in-cart Global positioning system for using. The in-cart GPS is present in many golf courses. A lot of golfers still use only the latter – mainly because of the high price tag that comes with golf range finders. The price of the range finders is usually $200 whereas an in-cart GPS does not cost anything to the golfers. However, courses with in-cart GPS require higher fees; so, in this way, in-cart GPS are not almost free. Even though it is expensive, a golf range finder may not be as good as an in-cart GPS. That is because the in-cart GPS shows the image of the layout of the hole that the golfer is playing; this image is certainly helpful to every golfer who has never played before on the particular course. It is also helpful for golfers who are playing where there are a lot of variations in the heights and where there is a high change of blind shots and doglegs.

The range finders cannot usually adjust its pace according to the type of golf course. They are also not automatic in the sense that the golfers always need to direct them to the nearest hazard in order to measure the distance between the hazard and the current location. Thus only a limited number of golfers can play on a particular course at a particular time. The range finders also have other limitations that do not accompany in-cart GPS. For instance, the golfers cannot use the range finders to know the final scores. Neither can they let the employees know about the refreshments that they would like to have.

However, range finders have other advantages over GPS. For instance, the layout of the course does not affect their measurements – unlike an in-cart GPS which needs an obstruction-free way between the sky and the GPS. Thus range finders can easily be used on courses where there are a lot of trees, where in-cart global positioning systems would fail to function properly.

This Golf Range Finder Review is Written/Updated on May 2nd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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