ceks wrote on Dec 17 2006, 12:13 AM:
is it worth the extra $$$ to get the bushnell 1500 with slope or should i just get the bushnell 1500 tournament edition?
The Boom Bapp wrote on Sep 15 2006, 06:20 AM:
As soon as I can find one that is somewhat affordable, yes.
I am planning on using one.
There are many courses that lack when it comes to keeping their yardages accurate or easily found.
tanj wrote on Jan 24 2007, 03:50 AM:
Can I just ask, are there any models from any respectable companies that measure in METRES? Because I'd be interested in using one from practice.
Just out of interest, are these rangefinders only allowed under USGA or are they also legal in R&A rules?
Got this ruling from the USGA-Director of Regional Affiars-Central Region:
Although permitted if a local rule is adopted, a significant number of golf associations have chosen to NOT permit the use of distance measuring devices. The majority view is that at high level competition, players already have access to sufficient distance information through other means (caddies, yardage books, etc.) and that the devices would be counterproductive in improving pace of play. A few associations that allowed the devices in 2006 have changed their policies and now ban them for just that reason.
The USGA does not allow their use in USGA Championships or qualifying. However, we are officially neutral as to allowing their use by other groups. I would estimate that the use of these devices is allowed in 30% or less of events conducted at the regional or state level. The individual golfer should check with the sponsoring organization in advance in regards to their policy.
animalistic wrote on Jan 1 2006, 05:03 PM:
no prefer to play the course by feel and factor in wind etc. in my mind
jaycajun wrote on Nov 26 2008, 10:28 AM:
With golf being so slow, why NOT use one? 100% of the time I walk to my ball, shoot the pin, make a club selection before the other guys have even finished pacing off the distance and I am alway walking vs them riding in a car. Anything for faster golf has to be good for the game that I love but frustrates me because its so SLOW....