GPS or rangefinder

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By tdaley

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    Needing a new GPS can’t decide on a GPS or rangefinder? Any suggestions on what one to go with and why.

  2. Joey L
    Chico, Ca

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    I use both. I use Arccos 360 to track all my shots, and I recommended it to everyone. It has an adjustable GPS feature that is awesome. I use it when my line of sight is interrupted. I also use it when I need a carry yardage or when I check front and back yardage’s of a green.

    For all plain line of sight yardage’s I used my rangefinder, Leupold GX-4.
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    I have both. But neither is a real expense model. On a course I am familiar with I use the rangefinder. On a course that I am not familiar with, I tend to use the GPS as it shows the hole and distance to hazards.
  4. Dale V
    Escondido, CA

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    Bushnell makes a combo they call the Hybrid. Nice that you don't have to keep up with both. I almost always just rely on my old Bushnell Neo GPS. I was in trouble on Pinehurst #3 this weekend when i found out they rerouted the course to make room for the 9-Hole Par 3 Cradle and my Neo was not up to date. I was guessing distances all day.
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    Just a garmin s20 for me. Wish I had the money for a bushnell.
  6. Joshua B
    Connecticut

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    I had a little GPS golf buddy, was good but kept having to reset bc it would be off by a few yards (was a known issue said the company) so when the battery started to give out I got a range finder...much easier to use and accurate to the pin or bunker or whatever you decide to shoot. Removable battery is a plus too, and dont have to wear anything cumbersome.
  7. Dale V
    Escondido, CA

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    Pros and cons to both. My Bushnell Neo GPS is great for what i need most of the time but if a course is new or has recently been remodeled, the yardages are not right. The upside is getting yardages for blind shots, places where a rangefinder scope could not help like wooded doglegs or over a hill. The best scenario would be to carry both, or the Bushnell Hybrid, or play with a buddy that has the opposite and you share as needed. Oh, and also, the small readouts on rangefinders are getting difficult for my old eyes. The large readouts on GPS devises are easier for me to read.
  8. Hotsauce
    Georgetown MA

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    I game a Bushnell rangefinder and a yardage book. I've never really liked GPS. I find it's inaccurate and distracting. The laser is great, but sometimes it's tough to tell the distances to hazards etc.
  9. Todd T
    San Diego, CA

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    Rangefinder for me.. Simple, point and shoot. Had the Skycaddie and Garmin, but sometime the download links didn't work or satellite connections were not good!
  10. Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

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    Bushnell rangefinder, hands down the best
  11. Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

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    Rangefinder...it's the only way to go. Like Todd said...simple!
  12. Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder...aim Jolt, works for me on any course.....change batter about every year and a half....awesome caddy.....
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    Rangefinder for me. I can point and shoot to any object. I don’t have to worry if the course is updated, or have to wait for a signal sometimes. I like point and shoot, simple.
  14. 19hole
    Woburn, MA

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    I have both a SkyCaddie Touch and a Nikon rangefinder. I find that I prefer the rangefinder, it is a bit quicker and I can get better yardages to both the pin and hazards. It also has some tech that pretty much eliminates any vibrations in the field of view so it is pretty easy to use.
  15. Zangetsu
    Netherlands

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    I have also been contemplating about this.
    Leaning towards the the Bushnell Hybrid due to the ease of use and the extra front and back distances of the green being also displayed.

    However seeing as we play in Spain each october with familiy i am tempted to go with a tour V4 slope edition of the pro x2.
    Kind of hoped the Hybrid would also have slope readings would make it the best of all imo.

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