Golf course navigation: Laser Rangefinder vs GPS

March 19, 2018

Well, for quite some time now there has been a debate about what technology one should use when on the golf course. Both of them are actually used for the same purpose only that they take different directions to arrive at the same result.With that being said, in this article, we are going to compare two specific models of both the laser range finder and a GPS gadget. The two models are, Nikon Coolshot for the rangefinder and SkyCaddie Linx Golf watch for the GPS.

In the past, golfers would use different techniques just to find the correct yardage while playing. One of these methods was looking for sprinkler heads. People don’t do this anymore, all thanks to the different range measuring devices available in the market today. GPS golf watches were introduced more than a decade ago and in some courses, golfers would always be charged for using them. It would serve as an added gear to your equipment thus the courses would often make money from that as this was the main idea. However, these days they seem to be of more value for the course management than just to attract golfers. Well, the GPS technology has grown as you can also find handheld units nowadays compared to the cart-based units used in the past.

Right now you can find different apps for your smartphone, watches that can actually help you measure the distances, keep your stats and show you the number of calories burned during while playing and many other things. On the other hand, the new golf rangefinders use a stabilized technology that makes it easy to get the targets. Most of them even use a certain technology that allows you to get the accurate measurement as possible by adding or subtracting a few yards in case you are faced with a slope.

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Informal Shooting

My compound-shooting friends have a wicked time on my archery range–an informal setup in my one-acre backyard, complete with hill and rocks. You see, it wasn’t designed with them in mind. Only a couple of targets allow the “straight-up” stance correct for the compound with sights–or any bow with sights, really. Often the bowbender on my range is forced to stoop, bend or get down on one knee in order to see the target at all, let alone hit it. I intended for it to be that way, because the beauty of instinctive/reflexive shooting is its flowing natural form. You don’t line up anything. You look at the aim point, draw your bow, anchor, concentrate hard on the spot you want to hit and (hopefully) turn the arrow loose without plucking the string or any other silly maneuver. If the release is smooth, odds are the dart is headed hot, straight and true.

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Athletes Training – Maximize Your Performance and Prevent Injuries

Worse things will be the fact that most athletes do not need Injury Prevention and Functionality Enhancement Coaches that can help these types of young athletes prevent accidents through sound training rules and appropriate education. And the majority of coaches just do not have the ability, training or enough time to target every athlete’s developmental needs. Many of these teams’ energy & health workouts are derived from other mentors they recognize or from the web and seriously isn’t individually based, so there’s really no way of figuring out what each athlete’s injury concerns tend to be.

Here tend to be few steps for efficiency and prolonging your career in sporting activities for long-lasting success.

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Golf, Golf and More Golf

December 8, 2017

Whenever Kent Hudson, the general manager of the Glasgow Hills Resort & Golf Club, wants to catch his breath, he heads for the course’s 17th fairway. “This place can bring you back to reality when the heat is on and you need 20 minutes,” he says. From that vantage point on Prince Edward Island’s newest golf course, he can see 80 km in any direction: the rolling hills dotted with farms, the island’s famous red soil, the sparkling waters of river and bay. He hopes the view along with a stunning design by famed course architect Les Furber will help investors recoup their $5-million stake in Glasgow Hills. Perhaps best of all is what Hudson can’t see from there: the three courses already operating nearby and another in the works a reminder of just how competitive the fight for golfing dollars has become on Prince Edward Island.

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Chips & putts: don’t lose the schmooze

June 26, 2017

This year, coporate hospitality at professional golf events isn’t what it used to be. But that doesn’t mean the business is in the dumps, either. In fact, sales directors at various PGA Tour events say that in the past few years, they’ve had about 80-percent retention of companies that rent air-conditioned and catered tents to entertain clients.

While The Heritage, a PGA event held each April in Hilton Head, SC, saw title sponsor Worldcom go into bankruptcy last year and take its multimillion-dollar commitment with it, the event has been able to hold on to most other corporate clients. “Many of our sponsors aren’t strictly local in nature, so we haven’t experienced attrition the way many other pro events around the country might have,” says Jeff Laben, sales director.

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Even normal folks can drive and putt: golf requires technique more than strength

March 26, 2017

Golf is one of the few sports that shorter, less muscular people can excel at, because the game requires more skill than strength. Marlene Stewart Streit is a good example. The five ft tall woman began golfing in 1952, and is still playing well in her sixties.

Golf is one of the few remaining civilized games in which a normal person–that is to say, anyone under six feet tall and, oh, 175 lb.–has a remote chance of winning in the upper reaches of competition.

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Master The Impact Zone

December 26, 2016

The swing of the average PGA Tour player bottoms out four inches in front of the ball,. The average swing bottom of a high-handicapper is an inch or so behind the ball. Considering the difference, it’s no wonder there are so many golfers who can’t meet their scoring goats. I wouldn’t even want to play if I couldn’t hit the bait solidly.

I believe a high-handicap golfer would reduce his or her average score by four strokes for every forward inch of improvement made on the swing bottom. In other words, if you want to break a scoring barrier, focus on improving your club’s position through the impact zone. This also applies to the short game.

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