My golf isn't really at the stage where I shoot for the pin, my goal is to get better GIR stats. I would pull out the range finder if it was heavily guarded green so I knew the distances I needed to carry to avoid traps or hazards.
What do you do when you are even with the 150 mark? (Laser and/or GPS) - Page 2
Poll Results: Would you use your laser or GPS when you are on a familiar course, lie next to the 150 yard marker with a center pin position?
36% (14)Yes. I always check my GPS or shoot the target on every shot
21% (8)Most likely yes. There are times I might not check the yardage but I almost always do
23% (9)Most likely no. If I trust the 150 marker I don't need any more information.
13% (5)No. My game is not that good and "about 150 yards" is close enough for my purposes
5% (2)No. I don't use a laser or GPS.
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Probably not. I would take a quick look at the pin to see if it is front, middle or back and then add or subtract 10. Also, having played the course a few times I should recognize how the hole plays in relation to the yardage (uphill-more clubs, downhill-less club, wind conditions, etc.). Finally, I select my club, go through my pre-shot routine, and fire away. I'm an old school golfer and have played this way for more than 50 years. I make par or bogey more than 90% of the time from this distance, so there is no need to change now.