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post #1 of 15
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I'd like to find a place that's willing to sell me some sort of blank yardage book. I don't want a little notepad that will fall apart in no time - I'd like something halfway decent. Empty, too - I want to write my own notes. I want to diagram the holes on the bottom, the green, on the top, and leave space for notes and whatnot around the edges. Ideally the pages will be interchangeable, as I may goof up a hole or two and want to start over.

I've never seen anything quite like this for sale, so I'm wondering if there is something, and if not, if there's a suitable substitute.

Anyone know?
post #2 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

Originally Posted by iacas View Post
I'd like to find a place that's willing to sell me some sort of blank yardage book. I don't want a little notepad that will fall apart in no time - I'd like something halfway decent. Empty, too - I want to write my own notes. I want to diagram the holes on the bottom, the green, on the top, and leave space for notes and whatnot around the edges. Ideally the pages will be interchangeable, as I may goof up a hole or two and want to start over.

I've never seen anything quite like this for sale, so I'm wondering if there is something, and if not, if there's a suitable substitute.

Anyone know?
If you're not too picky on how it looks on the outside, try getting one of those little planners that I see a lot of high schoolers use these days. The covering seems to be made of pretty strong stuff.
post #3 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

Check Franklincovey.com

These people are the kings of making very nice organizers. They dropped the golf organizer couple years ago - but there binders are nice, pages are easily removed etc. . .

Problem is, they all have something on them. Perhaps they make a "blank page" package you could get for your binder. I don't know.

See what you think.
post #4 of 15
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Re: Yardage Book

Originally Posted by J.P. View Post
These people are the kings of making very nice organizers. They dropped the golf organizer couple years ago - but there binders are nice, pages are easily removed etc. . .
How exactly am I going to fit a binder in my back pocket?
post #5 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

The Moleskine pocket reporter style notebooks fit in your back pocket. I would recommend either the one with plain paper or the one with graph paper squares. The latter might actually be better for sketching holes.

The reporter style is bound on top, like a stenographers pad. Moleskines are very cool; the black binding kind of looks like what the tour players pull out of their pockets when they are deciding what club to pull

I have one with lines that I intend to use for a similar purpose, but I've been procrastinating.

http://www.moleskines.com/moleskine-...notebooks.html



The pages aren't really removable, though. You would have to cut out pages you wanted to lose.
post #6 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

Here are two that you can use:

http://www.tpkgolf.com

http://www.yardage-marker.com

These are just what you're looking for.
post #7 of 15

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why not try making your own, using a note pad and import thr pictures of the course into your notepad, thats what i do when i got an play practise rounds, and make your own notes
post #8 of 15

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Try golfwits.com they sale blank yardage books. I just made one for Murifield Village so I can take it along this week while watching the Memorial. (I have two badges for the week.)
You buy the books you want (they have thousands of courses to choose from) and I print them on card stock and make like a flip chart. They print out pocket size - four holes to a sheet of paper. When I'm done adding my note I laminate them. The one I printed for Murifield I printed on photo paper because I don't plan on writing on it.
I really like their books but it takes me forever to get all my notes on them.
post #9 of 15

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I just tried the link for golfwits and it didn't come up. They might be out of business.
here is the link if you want to try www.golfwits.com
it is golf wits with one t not two. goflwitts with two t's is a different site than the one I bought the books from.
post #10 of 15
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Re: Yardage Book

Originally Posted by rmcrob View Post
The Moleskine pocket reporter style notebooks fit in your back pocket. I would recommend either the one with plain paper or the one with graph paper squares. The latter might actually be better for sketching holes.
I bought one today for the sole purpose of taking notes while at The Memorial this week (and the secondary purpose of considering this idea), but they're awfully thick. It'd look like I had a brick in my back pocket. I don't think it'd work unless I took out many of the pages.

Originally Posted by plus4 View Post
Here are two that you can use:
http://www.tpkgolf.com
Which of those, specifically? I don't want to use stickers to make my course, and the rest of their products seem like covers

Originally Posted by J.P. View Post
Thanks. I have a few of those coming. I have concerns about the quality and how well it will hold up, though. Perhaps I can get one of the covers from the TPK people?

Originally Posted by tombate911 View Post
why not try making your own, using a note pad and import thr pictures of the course into your notepad, thats what i do when i got an play practise rounds, and make your own notes
I may have to do just that in the end.

Originally Posted by Hogan Fan View Post
I just tried the link for golfwits and it didn't come up. They might be out of business.
They may be. I think they came up in a Google search earlier but, like you, I found their site DOA.

The search continues!!!
post #11 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

Originally Posted by iacas View Post
Which of those, specifically? I don't want to use stickers to make my course, and the rest of their products seem like covers
You don't HAVE to use the stickers...

The yardage books at the sites I linked (TPK, Yardage-Marker) will both work. Regardless of which yardage book you use, you'll probably want to use a cover for it just to keep it intact.

I use them for practice rounds/tournaments that I play in and those are two of the better books I've come across.

If you find any other good choices, let me know!
post #12 of 15

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The golfwits link was working today...you just need to sign up and pay for the service. I liked the yardage marker book, this is somehting nice, but I play different courses all the time, execpt for my league (first year) and since it takes 3-4 hours to play nine holes, i may have time to make out a yardage book.

In making your book, I assume you are going to use a range finder?

Keep us updated on your progress and post some pics if you get a chance so we can see how it turns out.
post #13 of 15

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Originally Posted by Matt P View Post
The golfwits link was working today...you just need to sign up and pay for the service. I liked the yardage marker book, this is somehting nice, but I play different courses all the time, execpt for my league (first year) and since it takes 3-4 hours to play nine holes, i may have time to make out a yardage book.

In making your book, I assume you are going to use a range finder?

Keep us updated on your progress and post some pics if you get a chance so we can see how it turns out.
How many golfers are in your league? 3-4 hours is ridiculous for 9 holes no matter how many players there are.
post #14 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

Originally Posted by golfchief View Post
How many golfers are in your league? 3-4 hours is ridiculous for 9 holes no matter how many players there are.
I agree the time is somewhat absurd, but our league is not the problem. It is really the leagues in front of us. Due to some scheduling snafus we were only able to get the 6:30 Tuesday slot at one of the local munis. Therefore, the course is already log-jammed by the time we tee off. Plus the group in front of us tend to migrate to each ball instead of walking to their own. In there defense though, they would have nowhere to go if they did play faster as they seem to be waiting for the group ahead as well.

I just chalk it up to league play at a local muni being slow, really slow. But it is better than working or doing yard work, and gives me something to look forward to on Tuesdays.

I see your in Michigan, whereabouts, where do you usually play?
post #15 of 15

Re: Yardage Book

golfwits worked for me...I'll download my home course and see what I can put together. That yardage-marker.com site seemed to have a good product as well.
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