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does the slope help that much?
I was recently looking to buy either a Sky Caddie or Bushnell range finder. After considering all the pros and cons of the two, I have decided on the Bushnell Pindseeker 1500. I noticed there is a slope version that is not USGA legal. Are they illegal for just tournamnet play or for posting handicaps as well? Also, is the slope feature worth the extra 50 bucks?
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The slope feature is nice if you play courses with alot of hilly terrain. I use my Pinseeker 1500 Slope to post handicap rounds. It is great to have a precise yardage but you still have to factor the other elements (wind, lie and your ability) into the shot properly. Remember, the rangefinders are permissible in tournaments under local rules. So if you intend on using it in tournaments where the local rule allows, go with the non-slope Tournament Edition. Otherwise I would suggest get the Slope edition and use it in pre-tournament practise rounds to give you a detailled yardage book.

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I use my Pinseeker 1500 Slope to post handicap rounds.

 

 

Actually, technically at least by USGA, I believe you cannot post for handicap using the slope version either. I believe the round is not valid...

 

You are correct...

 

USGA

 

:crazy: Whoops...looks like your rounds are invalid...i won't tell if you won't tell...

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I use my Pinseeker 1500 Slope to post handicap rounds.

 

 

Actually, technically at least by USGA, I believe you cannot post for handicap using the slope version either. I believe the round is not valid...

 

You are correct...

 

USGA

 

:crazy: Whoops...looks like your rounds are invalid...i won't tell if you won't tell...

 

 

USGA disapproves of me posting rounds which I've used a rangefinder? They should come and watch me play and make a decision after the round because the way I've been hitting the ball lately I need a rangefinder that comes with a chainsaw attachment!!!

 

Mike

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Is the legality problem using the slope function or having it on your range finder?

 

Or are range finders without slope legal for non tournament rounds that you post for you handicap?

 

I'm a little confused . . .

 

By the book, if you have a range finder with slope function, it is illegal for any purpose, handicapping, range finder approved tournament use, etc.

 

Even if you turn it off.

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