I played a round over the weekend at Monarch Beach Golf Links and tried to record it. Although I specifically selected Monarch Beach from the drop down menu, when the round was over I was presented with an unfinished round of 74 strokes on the first hole of nearby El Niguel Country Club. Hmm.
Well I was able to make today's round at Westchester work.
Similar stuff to the previous week's round.
Made 17 nGirs but it's a very easy course .
Took four strokes to get down from just off the green on two holes .
Game Golf counted shots from the rough and 15 yards off the green as putts if I use my putter.
I usually didn't tag tap ins until after I hit them. Maybe that's why Game Golf counted them all as 3-15 foot putts. I've been using the putting tag as a ball marker because it doesn't fit into my putter. Not the best system .
Consequently it thinks I need to work on my putting.
It's saying my GG handicap is 5.9 even though my two rounds' differentials were both double digits.
Better they stop the cart, look for a yardage marker pace off the distance and then do all the other things you mention?
I pull the cart up to the ball, I can get the distance from my rangefinder and put it back in the case in less than 15 - 20 seconds total, much faster than using yardage markers.
You don't know that.
I've seen college tournaments where it definitely speeds the pace of play. I've seen PGA Tour pros using them quickly and efficiently in events.
I'm not guaranteeing it, but you no more so know than @Pretzel or anyone else knows.
I can say that in the biggest events in which I've caddied, such as PGA National Player Championships and the like, we'd just use the laser for yardages and the map for locations and relative distances. If it's 176 to the flag and a tier on the green is marked as 6 on, and the pin is back 18, we'd be able to do that math quickly without having to pace off landmarks. Lasers are more accurate than my paces… and I practice (dating back to when I was a kid) my one-yard paces.