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  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 209 ✭✭
    edited May 7, 2018 #32
    I play with a Nikon Cool Shot. However, my son is 8 and rarely needs to range anything outside of 130 yards so he plays with a Simmons Hunting finder I got at Dicks for $80. Honestly it works great. It is bigger and reads great for him. As well, the fact that it takes a little finesse to get the flag is good for him honestly. He prefers it over my cool shot and the difference is never more than 1-2 yards. If he drowns or breaks this one I won't be nearly as hurt as if he had busted a $300 Bushnell.
    Dad's Bag

    Driver: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
    3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
    5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
    W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
    W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
    W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
    P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
    Ball: Srixon Q-Star

    Son's Bag (9 years old)
    Driver: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
    3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
    4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
    5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
    W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
    P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
    Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
  • JDollplaysgolfJDollplaysgolf Members Posts: 16 ✭✭
    Nikon rangefinders are great on a budget... Only problem is that they are pretty small and easy to lose or steal. Had my Nikon stolen out of its case at a tournament from the inside of my bag and since its so small, you could easily fit it in your pocket and the person walked off with it while I was signing my scorecard
    G400 LST 8* PX Hzrdus Black 62 6.5
    F6 13.5* Aldila Tour Green 75 TX
    P790 Udi Aldila Tour Green 105 TX
    iBlade 4-P DG X100 TI
    MD Forged Chrome 50* 54* 58* DG S200 TI
    Yes! Abbie Pro Black
    TP5X or ProV1x
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,021 ✭✭


    Nikon rangefinders are great on a budget... Only problem is that they are pretty small and easy to lose or steal. Had my Nikon stolen out of its case at a tournament from the inside of my bag and since its so small, you could easily fit it in your pocket and the person walked off with it while I was signing my scorecard




    That stinks man. No place in this world for thieves. A golf tournament is the last place you would expect someone to steal from you. I have heard stories and for that reason I don't let my kid use his Scotty Cameron head cover. I had one custom made so no one would walk by and say "I am stealing that SC.".
  • NEhomerNEhomer Members Posts: 203
    I got a Nikon Cool shot 40 for $130.00 on ebay and couldn't be more pleased with it.
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 975 ✭✭



    Nikon rangefinders are great on a budget... Only problem is that they are pretty small and easy to lose or steal. Had my Nikon stolen out of its case at a tournament from the inside of my bag and since its so small, you could easily fit it in your pocket and the person walked off with it while I was signing my scorecard




    That stinks man. No place in this world for thieves. A golf tournament is the last place you would expect someone to steal from you. I have heard stories and for that reason I don't let my kid use his Scotty Cameron head cover. I had one custom made so no one would walk by and say "I am stealing that SC.".




    We had a bushnell v3 stolen out of my sons cart at a junior event a few weeks ago.

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • MikekiMMikekiM Members Posts: 181 ✭✭
    leezer99 wrote:




    Nikon rangefinders are great on a budget... Only problem is that they are pretty small and easy to lose or steal. Had my Nikon stolen out of its case at a tournament from the inside of my bag and since its so small, you could easily fit it in your pocket and the person walked off with it while I was signing my scorecard




    That stinks man. No place in this world for thieves. A golf tournament is the last place you would expect someone to steal from you. I have heard stories and for that reason I don't let my kid use his Scotty Cameron head cover. I had one custom made so no one would walk by and say "I am stealing that SC.".




    We had a bushnell v3 stolen out of my sons cart at a junior event a few weeks ago.




    Such a shame.. My son's is very personalized with his name on it, colored, and with stickers so there's no confusion that it's his. Would be pretty easy to spot if it showed up one day in someone else's hands.
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,789 ClubWRX
    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.
  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 209 ✭✭
    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.
    Dad's Bag

    Driver: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
    3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
    5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
    W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
    W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
    W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
    P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
    Ball: Srixon Q-Star

    Son's Bag (9 years old)
    Driver: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
    3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
    4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
    5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
    W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
    P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
    Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,021 ✭✭

    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.




    Sean Foley says the same thing. Leezer sent me a great Summit youtube video that he did in Cali a couple of years ago. It was great and gave myself a different perspective of what Foley was about. He said when he has a junior that is not hitting greens and striking the ball well, he will take the range finder away and make them play without it for a month. Helps them to regain their focus.
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 975 ✭✭

    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.




    Found a picture of BloctonGolf if anyone is interested...



    KzhuyJa.jpg

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 209 ✭✭
    leezer99 wrote:


    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.




    Found a picture of BloctonGolf if anyone is interested...



    KzhuyJa.jpg



    Okay the image won't work and I am very interested in this....
    Dad's Bag

    Driver: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
    3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
    5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
    W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
    W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
    W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
    P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
    Ball: Srixon Q-Star

    Son's Bag (9 years old)
    Driver: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
    3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
    4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
    5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
    W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
    P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
    Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 975 ✭✭
    leezer99 wrote:


    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.




    Found a picture of BloctonGolf if anyone is interested...



    KzhuyJa.jpg



    Okay the image won't work and I am very interested in this....


    http://imgur.com/KzhuyJa

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 209 ✭✭

    leezer99 wrote:


    kekoa wrote:


    We need to be more careful with rangefinders. We normally hang it on the outside of our bag where it can easily get lost/stolen.



    On another note, a buddy was telling me about a regional tournament they we playing in Vegas a few weeks ago. My buddy notices that one of the dads is using a bushnell with slope. This isn't the switch model either. You basically interchange the front piece for slope capability. My buddy asks the dad about it on the 4th hole and the dad automatically gets defensive and starts giving my buddy a guilt trip for calling him out. Goes on further to say he doesn't think the slope is working. Long story short, the dad blows up and storms off the course with his son mid round. It was a shame because the other kid was playing well. Even with a 10 on the hole he would have probably placed.




    One of the exact reasons I don't own a slope model myself, never will, and will never allow my son to use one. For one thing adjusting for elevation differences is a skill he needs to handle on his own without the aide of a finder. It blows me away how overly dependent some juniors and adults are on rangefinders for every single shot. We rarely shoot anything inside of 50 yards because he has a variety of shots he can play from that distance and I think it is good for him to develop that sense of what is right from there based on his own judgment. However, we played with a kid whose dad was literally shooting every distance, including 10 yard chips. Kind of blew me away.




    Found a picture of BloctonGolf if anyone is interested...



    KzhuyJa.jpg



    Okay the image won't work and I am very interested in this....





    I am a teacher, I do wear bow ties to work, but definitely not math lol. However, pretty flippin accurate!
    Dad's Bag

    Driver: Ping G30 10 degree, Aldila Reg Flex
    3W, and 7W: Cleveland Black, Bassara, Lite Flex
    5i - PW: Titleist AP1 716, DG XP90 Reg Flex
    W: 48 Cleveland Rotex 3
    W: 52 Cleveland Rotex 2
    W: 56 Vokey SM6 F Grind
    P: TP Mills Flat-T Proto
    Ball: Srixon Q-Star

    Son's Bag (9 years old)
    Driver: Callaway XR16, Flynn Shaft (Set to 15.5)
    3W: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 19.5)
    4H: Cobra Biocell, Flynn Shaft (Set to 25)
    5i-PW: US Kids Tour Series TS2
    W: 52, 56 degree US Kids Tour Series TS2
    P: Nike Oven MC-07W Prototype
    Ball: Wilson Duo Soft/Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis
  • golfer929golfer929 Members Posts: 230 ✭✭
    edited May 16, 2018 #45
    Back in my day we stepped off the yardage’s! That will teach your son how to play golf
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