How Rangefinders Can Help You Save Strokes on the Golf Course

We all know that golf is the most difficult sport on the planet. From 450 yards, we must hit a 1.68” ball into a 4.25” hole in four strokes. When you consider that each hole is plagued with obstacles along the way, it’s evident that this wasn’t supposed to be simple. Golf is a challenging sport, but it is also a lot of fun. And the better we get at it, the more fun it becomes. The majority of golfers have the difficulty of doing things that make the game even more difficult. They probably don’t aware they’re making these errors and dismiss them as “element of the play.” Let’s take a look at the basic things you might be doing wrong and how to fix them:

Simply take your golf rangefinder out of your bag or cart, aim it at the pin, and wait 2-3 seconds for the accurate yardage. You can now concentrate on your shot instead of figuring out the club and shot you’re going to hit. You don’t have to go scavenging for yardage and then stepping it off. You’ll save time over the course of 18 holes, especially if you’re playing with a foursome, and have more time for food, drink, and socializing, or time to go to the range after your round is finished. The golfer is able to relax more and spend more time concentrating on the stroke and going over your pre-shot routine to ensure you have the best chance of hitting a solid shot.

When watching golf on TV, the commentators frequently analyze the hole position, where the player is aiming, and whether or not the player will actually hit the hole. This is because professionals are aware of where they should miss and where they should not miss their shots. The ordinary golfer is usually unconcerned with this. They could drill a hole in the midst of a lake and hit it square on. It’s not because they’re “aggressive,” but because their viewpoint is a little incorrect. They believe that a straight line is the quickest route from point A to point B. In golf, things don’t always go as planned. Consider how many times you make birdie and how many occasions you make bogey in a round. You’re not going to make a lot of birdies, but if you could reduce your bogeys, your scores would improve. Consider whether a 30 foot birdie putt, a bunker shot, or a short-sided chip is a better spot to make par. Take note of the flag the very next time you reach a green. If it’s difficult to hit the right, aim 20 feet left. If there is a bunker on the front left of green and the flag is against it, choose the green’s middle right. You’ll notice that the number of ghostface gradually decreases.

Golf is challenging enough without having to worry about yardage. When you start to mistrust the yardage you have left for your shot, golf becomes much more tough. You’re gazing at the front bunker, and you’re starting to question if you have enough club for your projected distance. The picture appears to be heading uphill, and you begin to feel the wind on your face. You try to swing harder, but your contact is weak, and you end up in the bunker. For more info, visit

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Christine Reay is a veteran journalist from Chicago. She works for ANR Miami as the Head of Editorial Content.