5 Tips on how to use a Golf Rangefinder on the golf course

Unlike a GPS rangefinder, you can use a Golf Rangefinder very flexibly. We will show you 5 ways to use a golf laser on the golf course. Feel free to post a comment if you have any other examples. Here we go:


1. the normal distance measurement for the preparation of the blow

The main use is the normal distance measurement before the shot. You measure the distance e.g. to the flag and then select the right club. Mostly you measure other important clues like bunker edge, water edge or a tree behind the green to get more information about the shot. If, as in the picture above, there is water in front of the green, you should not necessarily select the beginning of the green as the ball landing zone.

Strategie Abschlag

2. the right space strategy

A dogleg, for example, requires the right distance from the tee. In this case, it is helpful to measure, for example, a tree or, as shown in the picture, a bunker at the end of the fairway and, for example, the water edge. Now you know that the tee shot must be at least 190 m and at most 230 m wide, so that it has an optimal starting position for the second shot on the fairway. By the way, the proper preparation before the blow along with the important distance information lets you make fewer mistakes and swing more confidently. Take advantage of this potential.

3. get to know your own stroke widths

Teaching Pro O. Heuler writes about this:

"Most of my students can't give a precise answer to the question of how far they hit with a particular club. Few own a Golf Rangefinder - and those that do don't go to the trouble of regularly writing down how far individual balls flew. But that's the only way to get useful averages. So club selection is subject to gut estimates rather than actual measurements."

It is estimated that this is true for 95% of all golfers, and it is precisely because of this that a few strokes per round are given away. Because from personal experience and some statistics on the PGA Tour, the correct length on the approach to the flag is much more important than the direction. Statistically, balls that were hit with the right length but were slightly off in direction are closer to the hole than those where the direction was right but the distance was not. How to determine the individual can measure blow lengths, you can find out here.

4. practice pitching effectively and easily

If you have a suitable practice facility with pitching area, then you can try this very good exercise. When pitching it depends very much on the body feeling or at the end the training. Because you have to train the feeling for the lengths. You can find out how best to do this pitch exercise here.

5. practice on the range

Most hit balls out on the range with no real plan or training effect. But this is not very helpful for your golf game. A simple exercise on the range is, you pick a target and measure it with a Golf Rangefinder. Now pick up the appropriate club. The aim of the exercise is to play as many balls out of 10 as close to the target as possible. You get one point if you would also be satisfied with the result on the court. How many points can you score? You can make the exercise more difficult by incorporating different trajectories.

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