If you are serious about improving as a golfer there are many different tools that you can utilise to help you to achieve your goals. But overall, you will see the most benefit by choosing technology that will work on the consistency of your game. This is why it can be a very wise investment to purchase a laser distance finder. Let’s look at the kind of distance finders there are available and what they can do for you.
What is a laser distance finder?
Rangefinders have become increasingly used by golfers in order to get a good idea of the distance to a specific target – often the flag. They measure the distance of the target from the position of the observer using a GPS satellite system in that same way as a car satnav does.
Understanding the distance can help you to hit a shot more accurately and to develop a stronger feel for the kind of technique and power you need to use in order to play effectively.
Do you need one?
A distance finder can be an absolutely vital practice tool. While it is usually the case that GPS distance finders are not allowed to be used in any kind of competition, they can be extremely valuable while you are getting your practice in.
There are many different kinds of finders available and they can serve a variety of purposes so there will almost certainly be something that could benefit you. Many systems have in-built tracking facilities, allowing you to monitor your own performance on the course.
The benefits of a laser distance finder
There are many reasons that you might be interested in using a rangefinder or GPS system and they are available in varying degrees of sophistication. Here are some of the benefits of using one out on the course.
- You will no longer be estimating distances, and you can play with precision
- Gain insight into how far you hit each ball – this can be a vital element of working on your game
- As you improve over time you can easily track your progress
- You can understand more easily which club you need to use for each shot
- It can help you to develop a more consistent game
- As a result of these factors your overall game will improve and you will reduce your handicap
Options to consider
There are a number of different GPS systems available, and choosing the right one for you will come down to your needs and requirements. An innovation in wearable technology means that GPS watches are now available for less than £150. Alternatively, you can choose an upgraded version such as the Shot Scope V2 which will automatically track your performance. This makes it easy to use and enjoy the benefits of your laser distance finder.