short instruction

For the birdie 500 vibe

We would like to introduce you to the instruction manual show the most important functions on the website and give one or the other tip.

1. principle of measurement

The distance measurement with a Golf Rangefinder works according to the principle of reflection. The emitted rays are reflected by the object (flag, tree, etc.) and captured again by the receiver. This time difference between sending and receiving provides the distance to the target based on the speed of light. The laser belongs to class 1 and is safe for the eyes.

2. what influences the result of the measurement?

The quality of the distance measurement is influenced by a few factors. For example, bright flags reflect the laser better than dark flags, which is in the nature of things. If there's no wind and the flag is hanging down, the target gets smaller. Despite all this, the measurement using a Golf Rangefinder and FlagFinder is very simple and actually always possible. Experience has shown it.

3. reflectors on the flags

reflector-golflaserIn the USA and England you can no longer find a golf club that does not attach reflectors to the flags of its players. On more and more sportive golf courses in Germany you can find them, too, but unfortunately much too rarely. If such a reflector is mounted on the flag pole, one cannot miss the flag any more.

If your golf club does not yet have reflectors on its flags, please ask the secretary. These are not expensive and a real added value for the players.




4. how to measure correctly

Look through the eyepiece and, if necessary, focus it by turning it slightly (diopter adjustment). Then activate the LCD display by briefly pressing the power button. It is best to hold the laser in both hands like binoculars so that the hands do not shake.


Now try aiming the flag (or the desired destination) with the crosshair and press the Power button again. The desired distance appears on the display and when a flag is detected, a short vibration is felt. The FlagFinder should always be activated.