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What do you do when you are even with the 150 mark? (Laser and/or GPS)


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  1. 1. 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?

    • Yes. I always check my GPS or shoot the target on every shot
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    • Most likely yes. There are times I might not check the yardage but I almost always do
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    • Most likely no. If I trust the 150 marker I don't need any more information.
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    • No. My game is not that good and "about 150 yards" is close enough for my purposes
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    • No. I don't use a laser or GPS.
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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.

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You are playing a course with which you are reasonably familiar.  Your tee shot is 4 feet right of the 150 yard marker in the center of the fairway.  Do you shoot the flag with your laser or look at your GPS?

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.

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