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2 hours ago, Chris Brooks said:

I'm not saying it does, just stating how I use it. I'm going to turn on tournament mode when I play tomorrow and see how it changes the info I see. 

When not in tournament mode, it will give slope and wind adjusted numbers, which is the problem. Same as a range finder with slope function turned on. 

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I would say this is probably a major issue for handicap uniformity.       I would guess that 90% of golfers that use a range finder have slope on, and then go on to record handicaps.   
Same with Arccos and other devices.  

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How much does it help to have wind- and altitude-adjusted numbers? For a very good player it probably helps some. 

For my part - currently an 11 - I don't really notice much help from having this extra information. 

Seems like a silly rule - that you can use a device to give you the distance, but not a change in elevation or wind strength/direction - but rules are rules. 

 

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2 hours ago, Big Lex said:

How much does it help to have wind- and altitude-adjusted numbers? For a very good player it probably helps some. 

For my part - currently an 11 - I don't really notice much help from having this extra information. 

Seems like a silly rule - that you can use a device to give you the distance, but not a change in elevation or wind strength/direction - but rules are rules. 

 

I like to know the barometric pressure and if possible the growth rate of the green, whatever species of grass it may have. I of course always carry a protractor in my bag as well.

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52 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

I like to know the barometric pressure and if possible the growth rate of the green, whatever species of grass it may have. I of course always carry a protractor in my bag as well.

Do you take a wet bulb measurement to get the exact dew point as well?😜

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2 hours ago, Vinsk said:

I like to know the barometric pressure and if possible the growth rate of the green, whatever species of grass it may have. I of course always carry a protractor in my bag as well.

I run ahead for each approach and test the springiness of the greens before choosing my club and shot like Bryson's caddies do each morning.

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5 hours ago, lastings said:

I would guess that 90% of golfers that use a range finder have slope on, and then go on to record handicaps.

I wouldn't. Heck, many don't even spring for the slope-capable ones. Dick's sells over 5x more regular rangefinders than they do ones with slope.

5 hours ago, Big Lex said:

How much does it help to have wind- and altitude-adjusted numbers? For a very good player it probably helps some.

It can help, and it's not general knowledge, so… it's a good rule.

5 hours ago, Big Lex said:

Seems like a silly rule - that you can use a device to give you the distance, but not a change in elevation or wind strength/direction - but rules are rules.

There is a reason for that rule.

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