Using a Range Finder to Improve Your Game

Using a Range Finder to Improve Your Game

Every golfer whoever picked up a club wants to improve their game, golf is a game that you play against yourself more so than other people.  Using a range finder to improve your game is a pretty decent strategy.  It can help you improve your accuracy on any course.  You also need to be aware that you cannot use a range finder during a tournament only during practices.  How does it help you?  Let’s explore.

What is a Range Finder?

When you’re on the course one of the hardest parts of the game is the ability to judge the distance to the next target.  A range finder can help you to do just that.  A range finder is a device that uses a laser to measure the distance to the target you are shooting for.  It works similar to telescopes or binoculars, you look through one end of the range finder to get accurate measurements.  Bear in mind that all range finders are different and some are more accurate than others.  Here is a quick tutorial on how to use a range finder.

Choosing the Right Range Finder

There are half a dozen or more manufacturers that make range finders and you can get them in a variety of styles and colors.  Although performance should be the priority when it comes to equipment not necessarily the color. They all work in basically the same way, turn on the power and then get your distance readings.  There are some settings that you will have to configure the first time you use it, but they aren’t difficult to get the hang of.  Range finders will allow you to choose between meters or yards depending on your preference.

Are Range Finders Legal?

Yes and no.  If you are playing a tournament then no, you won’t be able to use a range finder.  Most tournaments have banned the use of range finders as it gives golfers too much of an advantage.  If you are practicing your game on your home course then it shouldn’t be a problem.  Talk with the club’s golf pro to see what the club rules are for range finders.

Golf is a game of patience and it takes years to improve your game but you can shorten that time with the right tools.  A range finder can help you learn how to properly judge distances, which allows you to choose the right club to make the shot.  Be very careful about where you’re allowed to use them, you never want to be thrown out of a tournament.

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