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Re:Laser vs GPS 6 years 6 months ago #93773

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I use the Bushnell Neo+. I don't have access to those fancy gps models. I wish you luck in your search.


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Laser vs GPS 6 years 6 months ago #93784

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I actually use both...I have the Callaway Diablo Rangefinder (which is made my Nikon). Obviously, it's very accurate and pretty easy to use. I've been very happy with it.
For a GPS, I found that Celestron CoursePro (or CoursePro Elite) can be had for around $30 - $50 on Ebay all the time.
I've had it in use since January. The CoursePro holds 50 courses, and the Elite holds 100. No annual fees, but after one year you can keep 5 courses for free, or pay a ONE TIME fee of $14.95 for lifetime access.
In fact, the one I originally bought from Woot was the white/pink one (told my buddies it was for Breast Cancer Support) and I picked it up for $24.99 + $5.00 shipping.
I just checked Ebay, the CoursePro can be had for $29.99 w/free shipping at:


Which one do I use the most? Probably a 50/50 mix for me. I've been really happy with the accuracy of the GPS, and regardless of pin position, sometimes what I really want to know is how far to the front or back of the green to avoid trouble. Rangefinders can have problems picking that stuff up (especially with the back of the green.

For $29 - you can afford to get a solid GPS and still afford a rangefinder.
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Re:Laser vs GPS 6 years 6 months ago #93785

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Use the Leupold GX 2i. I had a golf buddy gps a long time ago but found the laser to be more accurate.
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I carry both but overall the laser is the way to go. I have the Sky caddie watch and it is a great product.

Laser vs GPS 6 years 6 months ago #93851

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So I think the Approach 7 will work better for my game. The exact pin location is nice with a laser, but lay ups and stuff like that will help. Now I am debating between that and a game golf. Though I tend to think the game golf is just a "fancy tool" ..
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Laser vs GPS 6 years 6 months ago #93853

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Good question, I found myself asking that recently as well.

I too will break out the phone for blind shots, but I will be getting a Range Finder for sure...

I think the question you need to ask yourself is this. Do I want to know how short/deep the green is so I can avoid trouble, or do I want to know that the Pin is 117 yards away and I need to hit a choked down PW to put it close.

GPS for first, and range finder for second. I have found that GPS systems can be a tad bit off (hey 5 yards is a huge difference because it puts you between clubs alot of times) and also take a little bit to load. I was playing a tournament 2 months ago and the guy tells me its 120 yards (using his gps watch), i think to myself, that looks shorter, but ok I will trust it. Run back 30 yards to grab clubs (i was helping him find his ball) and grab a PW and a 9, and ask the other guy how far he has on his gps.. he had 110 yards from where we were... needless to say the first guys gps took nearly a minute to update for whatever reason and almost cost me 2-3 strokes.

I would go with the Range Finder with the Pin Seeker alert. thats what I will be buying soon. Unless of course Mulligan or Corey wanna let me "TEST" one :-D


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