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#16 awhc

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:13 PM

Do you guys think the Bushnell V3 is not worth the price then?



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:38 PM

Do you guys think the Bushnell V3 is not worth the price then?

 

I would agree with that.

 

What additional features it may have are unnecessary.  Mine works fine without any jolt.

 

With the pinseeker on mine, you press and hold the button, it shows the range which flashes.  You then pan across whatever you want a reading on and the display shows the nearest thing that's come under the crosshairs.  That almost sounds more complicated than it is.

 

I also have a gps for an approx. distance to the middle of the green, so I know roughly what reading I should get from the laser.  Also useful for when the flag is not visible (over the hill, behind trees).  Also helpful for when the flag is barely visible over a hump and I might have inadvertently panned the hump.

 

The whole process takes only a few seconds.  Battery lasts around a year, playing 3 or 4 times a week and using it on just about every hole, often more than once.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:40 PM

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I am in the NOT Pinsensor camp.

I use these for measuring distances to the pin. On my way to the ball I will walk past a marker or sprinkler and step it out to the nearest +/-5ish metres to center of the green and add on or take off roughly about what I think it might be to the flag and then grab the club that puts me in that 10m range and hit it.

 

The good thing about this model is that there is only two knobs on them, well one in them and one on the back, the back one is used to tighten them up. The special feature of these measuring devices is that it can really work well in traction and ground forces during the swing. It is just a really uncomplicated device that I would recommend to anyone looking to speed up their game and not have to worry about piss-farting around with single or multiple electronic devices standing over ball.  


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:00 PM

I'm surprised such a luddite isn't wearing lace-up shoes.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:53 PM

 

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I am in the NOT Pinsensor camp.

I use these for measuring distances to the pin. On my way to the ball I will walk past a marker or sprinkler and step it out to the nearest +/-5ish metres to center of the green and add on or take off roughly about what I think it might be to the flag and then grab the club that puts me in that 10m range and hit it.

 

The good thing about this model is that there is only two knobs on them, well one in them and one on the back, the back one is used to tighten them up. The special feature of these measuring devices is that it can really work well in traction and ground forces during the swing. It is just a really uncomplicated device that I would recommend to anyone looking to speed up their game and not have to worry about piss-farting around with single or multiple electronic devices standing over ball.  

 

I take it you're very selective of the courses you play on ?

 

I've played plenty without distances on sprinkler heads.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:58 PM

I've also been to courses with very little sprinkler heads and try to get you to hire a cart because they have GPS in them.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:00 PM

I take it you're very selective of the courses you play on ?

 

I've played plenty without distances on sprinkler heads.

pfft, heck no!

a 150m marker is more than enough


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:01 PM

I'm surprised such a luddite isn't wearing lace-up shoes.

I would if I'd ever learnt to tie bows 


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:19 PM

Do you guys think the Bushnell V3 is not worth the price then?

 

The V3 is awesome ... the jolting thingy is very good at indicating whether you have found the flag or some random hill somewhere in the distance...

 

.....however I also think shoes and the associated legs are an excellent way to determine distance .... and legs are free


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 04:46 PM

Legs aside the pinsensor is serving me very well. Not sure why you'd spend more. If you have the money fair enough to go name brand but otherwise it's not necessary.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:45 PM

I take it you're very selective of the courses you play on ?

 

I've played plenty without distances on sprinkler heads.

and in saying that, my home courses doesn't even have irrigation so there are approximately zero sprinkler heads on the course


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:50 PM

I would if I'd ever learnt to tie bows


Last time we played you turned up with no shoes.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:28 PM

 
.....however I also think shoes and the associated legs are an excellent way to determine distance .... and legs are free


Legs only have so many paces in them before the joints wear out, etc. But you don't have to pay until such time as you have to get parts replaced.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:31 PM

Last time we played you turned up with no shoes.

oh I had shoes, they were just sitting in the Old Man's garage, right where I left them next to my bag.

 

I did get to wear a very sexy pair that were 4 sizes too big for me.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

Well, my el-cheapo laser rangefinder seems to have died. It only lasted five years !

 

I can't live without it.  Another is on the way.






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