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PostSubject: Range Finders   Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:02 pm

so many brands out there.

bushnell, nikon....

just wanna get some hands on review from users here.

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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:36 pm

I dunno abt the rest. Bushnell is no fuss and accurate. Pinseeker mode is easy to use to differentiate pin from backgrd

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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:06 pm

I think Bushnell & Pinseeker are the best
i haven't seen Nikon brand
But Nikon is always the market leader in photo equipment.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:25 pm

using the bushnell tour v2 w pinskeer.
find it very easy to use and not really a hassle.

when playing with buggy it is very straight forward, step down, rangefinder, club.

when playing without buggy (buggy on track)..grabs a few clubs, walk to ball, rangefinder, club.

it is light, durable and really helps in decision making..not only for approach but also for avoiding hazards like greenside & fairway bunkers, water etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:46 pm

There is a new range finder in the market. A friend of mine showed it to me 2 weeks ago.
Laser Link. Just point, aim and shot. 99.9% accuracy.

A small plastic top with built in reflectors is attached to the flagstick. Just aim the gun or device to the flag stick and the laser will automatically pick up the prism. The prism is also designed just read the laser.

I tried it personally. Coolest of all range finders. Fast and convenient. Check it out yourself.

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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:11 am

How much does it cost, my friend?
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:33 am

Prince wrote:
There is a new range finder in the market. A friend of mine showed it to me 2 weeks ago.
Laser Link. Just point, aim and shot. 99.9% accuracy.

A small plastic top with built in reflectors is attached to the flagstick. Just aim the gun or device to the flag stick and the laser will automatically pick up the prism. The prism is also designed just read the laser.

I tried it personally. Coolest of all range finders. Fast and convenient. Check it out yourself.

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If those 'prisms' are mirror reflectors in the flagstick, any laser rangefinder will be able to pick it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:14 am

no offense. but to me, laserlink: Fail.

90% of courses i go to has no laser link, so it cannot work?

although keppel has laserlink, even if i got it, i cannot use it during my monthly medals, then i waste my money?

go figure...
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:18 am

i think bushnell has to be the best no? its reliable, accurate and durable. so many different models. only thing its a bit ex.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:21 am

oh ya. bushnells the way to go. i have a yardage pro and it is serving me well.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:06 pm

do u guys have problem, as in the pinseeker cant pick out the pin and reads the shortest distance to the nearest object, such as the lip of the bunker or the sticks or bushes in the way towards the pin?

i m using a bushnell V2.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:40 pm

I personally hav the nikon 350... easy to use and reliable. Flew out of the buggy and landed on the cement track. Altho casing had a 'scar', the unit was and still working immaculatedly!
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 pm

The trick to using a laser rangefinder is to 'shoot' your target a few times, be it the lip of the bunker or the pin.

Alot of people's complaints about using them is that they feel they have shaky hands and they miss the target alot. Some even say it causes 'dizziness' when they use them.

To be more accurate in picking up the distances, I suggest bracing your elbow/s against your rib cage when shooting. This helps stabilise the image and its easier and faster to pick up the target.

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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:56 pm

TITW wrote:
I personally hav the nikon 350... easy to use and reliable. Flew out of the buggy and landed on the cement track. Altho casing had a 'scar', the unit was and still working immaculatedly!

a friend just purchased one recently. it's not too bad man.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:01 am

do you buy one with or without the slope readings??
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:06 am

it depends whether u...

1. willing to pay for it or not...
2. have the money for it or not...
3. got play tournament or not....
4. want to make golf less interesting or not...
5. need the exact management to properly calculate for your back spin or not...
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:45 pm

Happy Chinese New Year. Still on CNY Mood.

I guess the price is around the price of Bushnell or cheaper. Not very sure. I don't think that courses in Singapore has this product yet. I don't see it around.

I don't think that it has slope readings.

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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:09 pm

confirmed that Laser Link is no good. Today played Keppel's medal and they changed all the flat sticks with the laser link to the normal ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:13 am

Not allowing legal-for-tournament-use range finders during competition is just plain dumb. Club members in no way play like Pros anyway nor do we have a caddie to tell us yardages. Granted its difficult to differentiate those with and without slope so they might just wanna do away w the hassle.

For a golf course where its carts on path only, its tiring and slow enuff to grab half your set of clubs in your hands and walking to your ball. Best is when u arrive at ur ball, u realise the 3 or 4 clubs in your hand are all not what you require to hit that shot. Plus, you will go scurrying around looking for a sprinkler head and pacing off your yardage.

Way to go to promote fast play.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:59 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
it depends whether u...

1. willing to pay for it or not...
2. have the money for it or not...
3. got play tournament or not....
4. want to make golf less interesting or not...
5. need the exact management to properly calculate for your back spin or not...

i damn lup ur no:5 Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:09 am

@idol, i guess the possible argument is that since all are members already should not the yardages well and not rely on rangefinders. i dun know. so who do i bring it up to? lobby with the eager member in the Captain's flight who is screaming at me to bring my sand bucket with me? :p

@chocoman. No. 5 is specially for you. i know how it feels to always put it on within GIR and watch it spin it out of the green and into the pond or bunker.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:24 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
@idol, i guess the possible argument is that since all are members already should not the yardages well and not rely on rangefinders. i dun know. so who do i bring it up to? lobby with the eager member in the Captain's flight who is screaming at me to bring my sand bucket with me? :p


Pls, I'm not so talented to automatically remember wat clubs to hit for each shot. Also, you think those yardage markers are rite meh? Found so many discrepancies when I started using my rangefinder there.

I love Keppel...where the fairways are lush like rough and greens are like fairways. That sand bucket is to ensure that the long grass continue to grow. Dun pray pray.
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:49 am

idol. I agree with you. yardage markers are not that accurate. but I have gotten around them and stuck to a very strict routine of club selections.

Assuming that Murphy does not visit, there is no wind, the ball finds the centre of the club face on every shot and the world is all at peace, this is how I would play up to the green (white flag).

Hole 1: 3 Wood, PW
Hole 2: Driver, 6 iron
Hole 3: Driver, 8 iron
Hole 4: 5 iron
Hole 5: Driver, 2 hybrid
Hole 6: 8 iron
Hole 7: 2 hybrid, PW
Hole 8: 3 Wood, 9 iron
Hole 9: 3 Wood, 4 hybrid, AW

Hole 10: 3 Wood, 4 hybrid, AW
Hole 11: 3 Wood, 6 iron
Hole 12: 6 iron
Hole 13: 3 Wood, 9 iron
Hole 14: 3 Wood, AW
Hole 15: Driver, 8 iron, AW
Hole 16: PW
Hole 17: Driver, PW
Hole 18: Driver, PW

Of course, I'd adjust accordingly to wind conditions, pin positions and rhythm of the day. This is derived after keeping in mind your advise on landing spots, trials and errors and many losses of Pro V1s, Tour i(s) and Nike One(s). Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:14 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
idol. I agree with you. yardage markers are not that accurate. but I have gotten around them and stuck to a very strict routine of club selections.

Assuming that Murphy does not visit, there is no wind, the ball finds the centre of the club face on every shot and the world is all at peace, this is how I would play up to the green (white flag).

Hole 1: 3 Wood, PW
Hole 2: Driver, 6 iron
Hole 3: Driver, 8 iron
Hole 4: 5 iron
Hole 5: Driver, 2 hybrid
Hole 6: 8 iron
Hole 7: 2 hybrid, PW
Hole 8: 3 Wood, 9 iron
Hole 9: 3 Wood, 4 hybrid, AW

Hole 10: 3 Wood, 4 hybrid, AW
Hole 11: 3 Wood, 6 iron
Hole 12: 6 iron
Hole 13: 3 Wood, 9 iron
Hole 14: 3 Wood, AW
Hole 15: Driver, 8 iron, AW
Hole 16: PW
Hole 17: Driver, PW
Hole 18: Driver, PW

Of course, I'd adjust accordingly to wind conditions, pin positions and rhythm of the day. This is derived after keeping in mind your advise on landing spots, trials and errors and many losses of Pro V1s, Tour i(s) and Nike One(s). Smile

Friend, liddat how to play golf? What if you hit a pop up drive, slice it away from your landing area, or crunch one down the middle but hit 2 sprinkler heads in the middle of the fairway giving u extra 50m. Then how? Still hit the same clubs for the 2nd shot?

Whatever happened to playing 1 shot at a time?
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PostSubject: Re: Range Finders   Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 am

idol, i said liao, "the ball finds the centre of the club face on every shot."

of course, you know me. i drive it 250 yards side ways too.
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