Posted by :Edward EvansPosted date : January 5, 2017In BlogComments Off on Improving Your Golf
If you’re competitive and your new year’s resolution is to improve your handicap irrespective of whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned player, a golf range finder might be able to help you achieve your goal.
For beginner players if you’ve still got your training wheels on, ask your certified PGA certified teaching professional how to use the golf range finder as tool while you are learning.
If you’re a seasoned player and have been putting too much time at work and not enough time on your game, the range finder will definitely help you out.
A friend uses the range finder all the time and sees it as a necessity much like your beloved clubs. I on the other hand had no idea what I was letting myself in for. From the first tee Marlene pulled out the range finder to plot how far the pin actually was. It was useful to determine that the pin 145 and that to carry the bunker I would have to shoot a 135 to set me up to hit a shot below allowing for some margin of error. And I did it. My confidence was boosted. Although there were some holes that the reverse was true.
Marlene kept a running commentary up as we rode between holes on how even though she’s changed her lens prescription the range finder found the middle of the holes accurately. And that she saved a bit on pacing out the distances when putting. And, and, and. I’ve heard friends was lyrical about new clubs but never an accessory although given the way Marlene spoke about the range finder it was a necessity.
The following month the company has booked tickets for the Asia Derivatives Conference that included a Charity Golf Outing in Singapore. My loyal assistant had mentioned to my boss that my game had improved, so I was included in the charity event. Needless to say, I was stressed. I thought of Marlene and decided to buy a range finder and really play with it for the 5 weeks that I had prior to the conference. I certainly didn’t want to let my company nor my boss down.
Because I was going to a course I hadn’t played on before I thought it made sense to test drive, excuse the pun, on courses that I hadn’t played on before. I thought I could achieve two goals at the same time. I needed to reconnect with a few clients and for the first time suggested we played a round at their club. An unexpected thing happened. Most of them used a range finder themselves and showed me tricks that really made it much easier to understand, and also improved my game.
I have no need for a yardage book nor would my caddy need to be very experienced as the range finder fixed that gap. The range finder shows the GPS coordinates of the greens, bunkers and the trees and all the markings that we rely on to shoot a great game of golf.
I can’t wait to see Singapore and have sent a gift to Marlene of an updated model to say thank you.