Problem I've got now is picking between;
Or any others people can suggest!!
Actually, there is a newer version of one of the Leupold's that has slope and is perfectly legal. The original idea was that you take off the yellow plate and that disabled the slope function, but USGA said no-go because the slope function was still IN the unit, not in the plate.
So the newer version (not sure which one though, so be thorough in your research) has the actual function in the plate, such that when the plate is not attached, nothing at all to do with the slope function is part of the unit.
Seems like silly semantics, but that's how they got it to work. I believe I learned that from @tristanhilton85 so I'll just page him to proofread my info.
I own a bushnellv2 slope and it is a nice feature to have on hilly courses, if you don't have slopes more than 5* it's really kind of useless IMO. I also own a Garmin S1 for tournament rounds, I know someone will probably chastise me but I turn off the feature for casual rounds even though it's not completely legit I know I'm not using it. The only time I'll use it is when it's a practice round that I'm hitting many shots over and want to make notes on the yardage book.
I agree. Most of them are so damn expensive. I could buy a new set of mid grade irons or a used set of higher grade irons for that price.
Bear in mind that most GPS units require a membership fee, so when you look at the cost of the GPS plus several years of membership, you are above the cost of a laser. When I was shopping, Dick's seemed to have the higher cost on comparable units. I ended up buying mine through Amazon. Here was a unit that was more bare bones and not terribly expensive. It had some good reviews, but I spent a little more for the Nikkon unit.
I used it for the first time yesterday BTW and liked it. It took some getting used to, especially where I had a blind shot. I kept my GPS app running for those situations.
I"ve got over 300 rounds on a Bushnell lazer - been rock solid so far. Its indispensible ... the few times I've forgotten it, I've tanked - I'm so used to knowing yardage - it's hard to search for sprinklers, yardage markers & guess. Other than a putter, its the one piece of golf equipment I won't play without - so to the poster above hesitant to spend the $$, once you get used to it, it'll be worth every penny