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Golf GPS Systems And Golf Rangefinders 

Golf laser rangefinders are an excellent alternative to the GPS Golf watch. Whilst the watches remain the most popular distance measuring device used across golf, the laser rangefinder is the preferred choice of better players. 

The main reason behind this preference is the ability to be more in control of which distance you want to find. Golf laser range finders can be pointed at pretty much anything, a

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laser beam, invisible to the naked eye, shoots out and bounces back of the target you have chosen giving you a distance that is accurate to +/- one yard.

This can be especially helpful on dogleg holes whereby you can simply aim at a point on the dogleg which then immediately shows you the distance before you reach any trouble. The same can be said of any greenside or fairway bunkers, simply aim at the bunker lip and you will then have a yardage to clear that bunker. 

It also enables the user to be more accurate when it comes to distance to the flag. By pointing it at the pin it will give you an exact distance to the hole and whilst GPS golf watches have got far more sophisticated, they still can’t match a Golf Laser Rangefinder for accuracy. 

Some of the more expensive models have a mode on them called slope. The slope mode is especially useful if you are playing a practice round at a new course, or you play at one course a lot. When in slope mode the Golf laser rangefinder will give two different readings, one will be the correct yardage and one will be the yardage it will actually play. If a shot is significantly uphill and has a yardage of 150 yards for example, it may actually play more like 160 yards because of the severity of the climb to the pin. This mode is not legal to be used when in a tournament and so it is used more in practice rounds, where you can take notes on which shots played significantly different from their actual yardage. 

Scottsdale Golf have a huge collection of Golf rangefinders for you to choose from including, Bushnell Golf laser rangefinders, Garmin Golf laser rangefinders, Golfbuddy golf laser rangefinders and Tasco golf laser rangefinders. 


GPS Watches 

Over the past two decades, there have been many changes in golf, all of which have made the game significantly easier. The golf ball has improved beyond all recognition, now spinning less and travelling further, it has made golf courses play much shorter than in previous years. Technology in golf clubs has made massive leaps forward, affording the golfer far more margin for error and sending the ball much greater distances.  

Another often overlooked advancement has been the introduction of GPS measuring devices. Not much more than ten years ago, a golfer used to have to locate a 150-yard marker on a hole and pace off back to their ball how far it was. It was a time consuming and highly inaccurate process. Sometimes there weren’t any markers on a course, and so a golfer had to ‘eyeball’ the distance, which was essentially a guess. Now and again, you would get the distance spot-on, but, more times than not, you found yourself grossly mis-clubbing. 

One of the most popular GPS golf devices to hit the golf world has been the GPS golf watch. The earliest examples were fairly basic affairs and just gave the user distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. Each passing year brings with it a gamut of new GPS Golf watches all of which carry more features than the previous model. Still retaining the look of a large faced watch, they now excel in helping you plan out your round as every single bit of information you could require is now available on your wrist. 

All penalty areas and bunkers are shown, with distances to reach and carry them. There is often a map of the hole you are playing and, with touch screen capabilities, you can drag the dot on the screen to tell you any distance – how far it is to the corner of a dogleg, for example. You can even move the pin on the map of the green so, whilst the front middle and back distances are still shown, you can become much more specific about the distance to the flag. 

Many models of GPS golf watch now allow you to track your score, your statistics, and even distances you hit each club. This really does help you improve as a golfer as you begin to learn exactly how far you hit each club on average. As a result, you will find yourself mis-clubbing much less. Knowing how many greens and fairways you miss in a round of golf, how many times you get up and down and how many putts you take, all contribute to being able to work on your weaknesses more effectively.  

If you haven’t yet taken the plunge and purchased a GPS golf watch, then you are giving other players a huge advantage. Scottsdale Golf offers a huge selection of watches from all of the industry leaders, carrying stock of Garmin GPS Golf watches, Bushnell GPS golf watches, Samsung GPS Golf Watches, Shotscope GPS golf watches and Skycaddie GPS golf watches. Whatever budget you have, or functionality you require from the watch, Scottsdale Golf has the perfect GPS golf watch for you. 

If you need any further advice then please call one of our knowledgeable team on 0161 969 4644 or email us at pro@scottdale and they would be delighted to help you. 


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