That may be the dumbest post I have ever read..........
surely you are joking? As if the "old way" of getting yardages was quicker? LOL.....finding sprinklers and pacing? I don't mean to be rude, but that was a stupid @zz comment. Sure.....approaching a golf ball and obtaining exact yardage in an instant slows things down...............riiiiiiight!
Not joking in the slightest. Patience is not one of my primary virtues and I find no humor whatsoever in things that delay the striking of golf shots. And don't sweat the rudeness thing -- I promise you that I couldn't care less about your opinions of my opinions, as sensitivity toward criticism isn't real high on my list of personal character traits, either.
Prior to rangefinders, there were far fewer people even concerned with precise yardages to pins. Yeah, I played with a few guys who paced off every shot from a marked sprinkler head -- I played with them exactly once, unless I had the misfortune of being paired with them again in some type of draw event.
I can't elude the Bushnell Boys, though. They're all over the course, all of the time.