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grantar2
Laser Rangefinder First Round
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Monday June 12, 2017 9:36 PM
Played Los Amigos in Downey today for the first time. In the foursome we had three GPS, two Garmin, one IZZO, and two rangefinders, one Bushnell and my Leupold.


This was my second round ever using a laser rangefinder and it was eye opening. Prior to my round I had watched several YouTube video's on course management using a laser rangefinder. For about 25% of the shots, my GPS was more than sufficient, however on this course that features fairway bunkers, deep green side bunkers, clusters of mature trees, dog legs, and creeks for defense and to shape play, knowing the exact distance to trouble significantly altered how I played the course. This ended up being one of the rare times when I used every club in my bag. I don't normally carry four woods, after wishing I had had my 7 wood when playing Black Gold, I made sure I had all four in the bag. I carried the full 14 club compliment today and used them all to great effect. Knowing the distance of potential trouble, and thinking through the shot more than I would with just the range to the pin from my GPS was not only helpful, but really enjoyable.

I was hoping adding a rangefinder to my toolkit would make a difference, and it already has. I looked at the course so much differently than I would have in the past, because I wasn't guessing, I felt I knew what I could do with my clubs, and could plan my shots, pick my target so much more effectively.

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RDDenn
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Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:22 PM
Laser rangefinders are useful. Last weekend in a tournament, one of the guys in the group in front of us heaved a club off the green and into the water hazard. Next par three, while we were waiting, I scoped it. The others in the group looked at me expectantly and I was able to confirm that yes, the guy in the group in front of us was using a wedge to putt. His putter was sleeping with the fishes. And the flag was 127 yards away.
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Wednesday June 14, 2017 5:55 AM
QUOTED  His putter was sleeping with the fishes.

That's some funny s#!t, RDD. Some guys just have anger mgmt. issues.
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Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:02 AM
QUOTED  His putter was sleeping with the fishes.

LOL! I just saw The Godfather last week on the big screen in Valencia. It was the first time I watched it from start to finish.
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grantar2
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Wednesday June 14, 2017 4:56 PM
This tread went way off topic. :-)
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Wednesday June 14, 2017 5:43 PM
QUOTED  This tread went way off topic. :-)

Sorry. Yeah, I got a range finder for Christmas last year and while it doesn't have all those bells and whistles I do get a lot of use from it. It is very nice to have as a course management tool. My old GPS (Voice Caddy) gave me distance to center of the green. Now I can get some carry distances and shoot target areas as well as the flag. I haven't brought my scores down though. I guess I'm not that good yet.
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