Originally Posted by dsc123
Sounds like you're trying to talk yourself into it. ;)
LOL ... yes I really want one! But the reason why I'm leaning towards it currently is because I have the gift cards. Of course, the problem is that golfgalaxy only has new v3's at $300, and I can go to ebay and get v2's, it appears, for $200 or less.
But then, what am I going to get with my gift card?? ;)
Originally Posted by dsc123 Sometimes I'll try to shoot the pin but get a tree behind the green.
As long as you're thinking you should know the number doesn't sound right. Measure twice, cut once, right?
You may miss the gps when you have a blind shot, but you can always walk up, shoot the pin, and then shoot your ball and add it together.
The good news is that most courses around here, and especially the ones where the tournaments are held, usually have gps in the carts. So I kind of have a built in check.
Example: Last Sunday we noticed that the GPS was off by a few yards (compared to the laser that a FC had) on the first hole. On the 3rd hole it showed us at about 95 yards from the pin. FC shot it with his laser and said its actually 105. I didn't believe him** and went ahead with the 95 number. We got to the green and I noticed that the hazard behind the green (which had trees and bushes growing up higher than the flag) was pretty close to 10 yards beyond the flag so I'm thinking that is exactly what he did.
**So, a lot of the courses around here give a "to the pin" number on their GPSs in the cart. Since all of the stuff for GPSs (as I understand it) is pre-mapped out, I have to assume that that number is always an estimate. Like, they pre-programmed their green quadrants, and then use that number every time, even though each time they stick the hole in that quadrant it could very by several yards. This particular hole had something like 95 to the flag, 100 to the back of the green, and 75 or something to the front of the green. My assumption was that since the front and back of the green never move that those numbers were probably right, which is why I said I didn't trust his laser number. (Not because I thought he as lying to me or anything ;))