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I was just looking at pics of tournaments and golf bags in another forum (since I can't play, only can look see look see Sad ), and it occured to me that all these pros use a range finder during practice sessions. In other pics of the US college tournaments, these kids are also all using range finders.

For whatever reason, I haven't played with anyone in Malaysia who uses one. Come to think of it, would it be higher ROI to invest in a range finder rather than new equipment all the time?

I find myself second guessing my yardage quite often during a round, especially 100 meters and below.

Question: What would be a decent budget a range finder in KL? 3balls sells them for around USD300 excl. shipping. So, does it mean in KL we're looking at RM1000 and atas?
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I was just looking at pics of tournaments and golf bags in another forum (since I can't play, only can look see look see Sad ), and it occured to me that all these pros use a range finder during practice sessions. In other pics of the US college tournaments, these kids are also all using range finders.

For whatever reason, I haven't played with anyone in Malaysia who uses one. Come to think of it, would it be higher ROI to invest in a range finder rather than new equipment all the time?

I find myself second guessing my yardage quite often during a round, especially 100 meters and below.

Question: What would be a decent budget a range finder in KL? 3balls sells them for around USD300 excl. shipping. So, does it mean in KL we're looking at RM1000 and atas?


I play with a golf GPS all the time.

I posted a Korean made GPS for sale some time ago but no one seemed interested:
http://www.mygolf.com.my/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5941&highlight=gps

There will be a Bushnell rangefinder for sale soon! Rolling Eyes

In KL there are some Nikon and Bushnells for sale, I think the price is around RM1.5k. There is a cheaper one for around RM7-800 but I can remember the brand.

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Thanks, Keng
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No doubt. It helps to build your confident.
Just curious. What the local rules here... if you are betting with someone who is using range finder ??
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No doubt. It helps to build your confident.
Just curious. What the local rules here... if you are betting with someone who is using range finder ??


Hmmm yea, is there a rule regarding rangefinders during play?? Or is it a 'gentlemen's agreement' thing...

I can get quite gadget crazy, but have not considered rangefinders cos it felt like cheating (?). And we don't play our rounds as 'practice rounds' like the pros do.

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goftjunkie wrote:
No doubt. It helps to build your confident.
Just curious. What the local rules here... if you are betting with someone who is using range finder ??


Hmmm yea, is there a rule regarding rangefinders during play?? Or is it a 'gentlemen's agreement' thing...

I can get quite gadget crazy, but have not considered rangefinders cos it felt like cheating (?). And we don't play our rounds as 'practice rounds' like the pros do.


http://www.pgatour.com/story/9358727/

It looks like for Competition, it will be the local rule that prevails ie if organiser say can, then you can use it, otherwise, no.

Furthermore, there are 2 general types of rangefinders, conforming or non-conforming (with slope compensation).

For a friendly wager between friends, guess it's up to you guys to decide to allow the use.

If you're just playing for fun, use of GPS or rangefinders will give you more accurate distances for future uses eg when playing on the same course in a tournament. You would have remembered or as you can write down all the distances.

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I am using the Leupold GX-1 which I bought in US. A great tool for practice range and for new courses. For your regular course, you don't really need it lah unless you are highly accurate with your approach shots and want to land within 10 feet from the pin everytime. Laughing
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I'm also thinking whether should buy one.
When I read the book of Dave Pelz Short Game Bible, he suggested to use range finder for accurate measurement of our shot and improve our short game. He mentioned about using Bushnell Yargade Pro.
I've check in ebay, Bushnell Yardage Pro 450 Laser Rangefinder cost about USD160/ Delivered. (About RM500.)

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I'm also thinking whether should buy one.
When I read the book of Dave Pelz Short Game Bible, he suggested to use range finder for accurate measurement of our shot and improve our short game. He mentioned about using Bushnell Yargade Pro.
I've check in ebay, Bushnell Yardage Pro 450 Laser Rangefinder cost about USD160/ Delivered. (About RM500.)


If you can get it for RM500 landed then it's worth getting it. Once you can get accurate yardages, it'll never be the same, whether it you can knock the pin down or not. Current Bushnell models sells for over RM1k in Malaysia.

Good luck.
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I played once with a colleague from US who was using this range finder thing. I don't think it is fun to play using it. Though I was not using any range finder equipment, I beat him flatly... ha ha ha.

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I'm not sure if we can use this on the course, but I think if we can know our actual shot distance, even n the range, we will be more certain on our club selection in the course.
Anyone know any driving range which have the distance mark from 30m to 80m?

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it will be better to use during your practise round, for you to determine your average distance.
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I'm not sure if we can use this on the course, but I think if we can know our actual shot distance, even n the range, we will be more certain on our club selection in the course.
Anyone know any driving range which have the distance mark from 30m to 80m?


Bkt Jalil DR has multiple targets btwn 30m to 100m but not sure how accurate it is...

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I own a bushnell medallist laser rangefinder.

1) price wise, buying from ebay is the cheapest. Got mine for RM800.00 delivered to my doorstep. Same model would have cost RM1500.00 retail in Malaysia.

2) Provides accurate distances especially in unfamiliar courses.

3) Training while knowing accurate distances will help with your club selection.

4) Another great use of it is actually to learn how to estimate your distances with your eyes. First, try to gauge the distance without using the rangefinder. Once you commit to a number, use the rangefinder to confirm it. How accurate was your gauge? This helps a lot in improving your depth perception.

In JB, we have a lot of Singaporean friends who have lots of golf bells and whistles and the rangefinder is one gadget that a lot of them have. They would actually ask if it was ok if they used it in our game and I am usually ok with it. I personally do not use it when playing in my home course for the obvious reason of my familiarity of my course.

In fact, I have actually stopped using it for golf as I have become very confident with my distance judging with my eyes. And it is actually because of point number 4!

I have actually found another use of it though. I am using it to measure land sizes for my profession. Saves me a lot of time as compared to using long measuring tapes!

I would highly recommend the use of it as a TRAINING AID, rather than relying on it to provide distances.

The constant use of it during a game actually slows down the pace quite a bit.
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Guys, many thanks for the sharing.

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