Should you use a golf rangefinder?

Jan 7, 2020 2:51:33 PM / by GOLFBUDDY


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Whether you are a rookie or a pro, using a golf rangefinder can significantly improve your performance. But the choice to use a rangefinder isn’t exactly a unanimous decision amongst all golfers. Which leads to the question: Is there really a need to use a golf rangefinder?

While old school golfers will argue that it is unnecessary because they enjoy the extra challenge, these days rangefinders are considered an essential item every golfer should have.


What is a golf rangefinder?

Golf GPS or laser rangefinders measure the distance between you and your intended target, providing you with more control of the game at all time. They give you clear and accurate yardages as well as distances to hazards and pinholes. While all golf rangefinders will generally do the same functions, they are not all the same. Laser rangefinders come with basic point and shoot functions while wearable or handheld GPS rangefinders give you hole-by-hole details provided via satellite and sometimes Bluetooth technology.


Benefits of Using a Golf Rangefinder

Golf rangefinders provide an easier way to measure the distance to your targets, but they also provide other benefits that make the game more enjoyable overall. 


Convenient & Reliable – most golf rangefinders are pre-loaded with courses from all around the      world with the most accurate yardages, and most of the time, these yardages are provided from the location you are standing. This is especially beneficial compared to GPS devices connected to your golf cart simply because you can’t just drive the cart right up to your ball. 

Got that cool GPS app of your smartphone? Well, that drains your battery life. Leaving you with the potential of missing that important phone call from your spouse. Most golf rangefinders, like GOLFBUDDY, provide up to 16-hours of battery life after one full charge. Leaving you with enough battery life on your phone.

Play with little to no disruption – golf is just as much, if not more, a mental game as it is physical. Golf rangefinder’s are quiet and require no fuss to operate. With the push of a button, you can easily access yardages to your intended target. 

Affordable – you don’t need to have the latest golf rangefinder with all the bells and whistles. A simple rangefinder that provides basic functions like distances to the front/center/back of the green is perfect and will do the job. 

Shave a few strokes – the more you use a rangefinder, the more you’ll get used to knowing which club to pull. You’ll hit better shots and get a better understanding of how far you really hit each club.



Using a golf rangefinder can significantly improve your game. So why not try one out for yourself?

Check out GOLFBUDDY’s diverse line of golf GPS and laser rangefinders here.


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