How Do Golf Rangefinders Work: An Insider's Guide!
Golf rangefinders use lasers to calculate distances, so you can club your shots more accurately. It's like having a personal caddy with you every time you play!

How Do Golf Rangefinders Work: An Insider's Guide!

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Golf rangefinders use lasers to calculate distances, so you can club your shots more accurately. It's like having a personal caddy with you every time you play!

You see them all the time on the course golfers with their little handheld devices, taking careful aim before calling out a number to their playing partners.

But have you ever wondered how those rangefinders work? This article will look at how golf rangefinders measure distance and help you improve your game.

How They Work

Golf rangefinders use a technology called laser ranging. A laser beam is fired from the device at a target, and the time it takes to bounce back is used to calculate the distance to the target. This information is then displayed on a small screen on the rangefinder. The vast majority of golf rangefinders use what's known as slope compensation to account for elevation changes, which can affect your shot.

There are two prominent golf rangefinders those that give you the straight line distance to the flag and those that also factor in the elevation change between you and the flagstick. If you're serious about your game, you'll want to choose a rangefinder that offers both features.

Conclusion

A laser golf rangefinder is a simple but effective tool that can help you to improve your game. By measuring the straight line distance between you and the flag and accounting for any elevation changes, they can help you choose the right club for your shot and make more accurate decisions on the course.

So, why wait?

So next time you see someone using one on the course, don't hesitate to ask them about it. They may give you some pointers on how to up your game! Thank you for reading.

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