Years ago I had an inxepensive $20 - $30 rangefinder/scope. I remember having to aim and focus on the pin/flag to get a reading. I now have my skycaddie, for distance to doglegs/eofs, parts of the green, hazards, etc. Although hitting range balls is not as accurate as real balls, a gps can not help determine distances at a range, Similarly, going to my local course end of day, when empty, I would like to hit balls, using various clubs, without chasing them using my gps. Do rangefinders still need to point to the pin, or any object such as trees? Can any be used to point to my ball and find the distance? And if so, can anyone recommend a decent one at a reasonable price?