Re: GPS vs Laser Range finder
Ok guys, I got to use my new iGolf GPS Caddie
at the weekend.
First off I had to subscribe in order to be able to download the courses I play at - they had all the ones I need so the $20 for 50 downloads was fine by me. Once I did that I was all set.
I got to the course about 75 mins prior to my tee time, and as normal I spent some time on our practise range. The unit enabled me to calibrate my GW and SW distances. Just by clicking a button when you are next to your ball, and another click when you get to where your ball finished and you ahve the distance. Fantastic!! I did my wedges and practised my 7 iron and driver and it was time to finish off on the putting green and get ready for my round.
The first hole was perfectly accurate, and my first drive was 232 meters - about 255/260 yards - and the unit told me I had 132 meters to the middle and 149 to the back. Perfect 7 iron distance for me and I hit it on the green (I won't talk about my 3 putts though..!!!)
I used it for the whole round and certainly thought it was worth the money. Instant yardage to the green. Once custom points are entered, you also have instant yardage to those as well. Also lets you know how far you hit it, which I really liked as I'm always wondering how far I actually hit it - my shortest drive was 229 meters and longest 254 meters, so I was well pleased with that (not counting the couple of total mishits). It's very easy to use, easy to get courses onto it, and will definately save me time. I highly recommend getting one of these if you're in the market for a GPS unit, and it was a lot cheaper than the Bushnell Pinseeker 1500.
If any of you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them, just PM me.