Father's day rolls around and Bam, V2 comes into my life. I start by playing some courses that I haven't seen in quite a few years (especially with 3 hurricanes coming through a few years ago). I use the laser off the tee to find landing areas, carries, to water, to bunkers, to whatever. From the fairway I get the pin, the front, bunkers, etc.
Yesterday I played a new course from the tips and even with a few wayward tee shots, I was able to scrape it to shoot 80 (72.3/137). The difference was a couple of great irons (lessons paying off) and some precise distances. Being able to know that the pin was 147 and to carry the front bunker was 132 really gave me confidence to hit a shot below the hole knowing that there was some margin for error. Conversely, I was better off on some holes to hit pin high. These calculations are faster than walking them off and are to the actual pin, not the middle.
The real point is that it has given me information that used to take years to collect. I was at my old course and ended up donating my yardage book to the course with all my notes as it really is a relic (don't worry, I am getting it back). The pro is going to reproduce it and frame it as only a few were made. The value is mostly nostalgic because they have redone greens, moved bunkers, lost trees, etc. It shows the course in its original layout, with all the markings that we relied on to get us the knowledge that we can now get from gps and rangefinders.
Anyway, I have seen the light, I mean laser!