RangeFinders vs GPS - Which Is Better?


Searching for sprinkler heads or markers on the ground too see your yardage is always a hassle.

Today we have technology like GPS and rangefinders to do it for us and it makes things a lot easier.

The two technologies are very different though and they are best for different types of golfers.


The golf GPS is a cheaper option,  but it has many downfalls. It's not as accurate and if the course you are playing isn't registered with that GPS company, you are out of luck. If you are a player that fires right at the pin, GPS may not be your best best. 

If you are someone who plays many courses while traveling, this may be your best bet since the GPS will show you hazards you won't know are there if you haven't played there before and shows you the layout and size of the green. The GPS has pros and cons, but for a golfer who travels a lot you should invest in one of these. 


The other option is a rangefinder. This is a better option for an aggressive golfer who likes to precisely fire at the pin. With modern technology range finders are almost never wring so you can pick the right club every time, it is just a matter of you actually hitting it well.

These can be a bit on the pricy side but it is a one-time investment that is well worth it. The one knock on a rangefinder is most of them don’t take in to account slopes and hills. This is a minor flaw when you consider how much one of these could help your game.


Both of these technologies are nice to have, but sadly they wont hit the ball for you. It doesn’t matter if you are 46 yards out or 231 yards out, you still have to hit the ball.

So if you are a beginner, these may be pointless for as you aren’t really consistent enough.

But if you know your distances and have your irons dialed in, these are no brainers to add to your golf wish list.


Posted by admin at Apr 12, 2017 Category: Opinions
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