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    SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Does anyone use either of these? I'm leaning towards the Skycaddie since it gives you the layup distance, bunker distance, and the front/middle/back yardage of the green.

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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    A friend of mine has the SkyCaddie and loves it. I love playing in his foursome because of it too. The only device that I've seen that is better is when we play a course that has GPS in the carts with daily updated pin positions but the SkyCaddie still has an advantage when you can't take your cart to the ball (due to wet fairways rather than off course, of course).

    I haven't seen anyone with a Bushnell Rangefinder but I'd find it hard to believe that it could be as effective.


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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    I have a bushnell. It's great. The Sky Caddie is only good at courses that are downloaded to it. You can use the Busnell to shoot distances to bunkers, trees, front of green, water, etc...



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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Skycaddie is nice, yearly membership if you play alot of courses or can program in your own course for free. Definetaly speeds up play.


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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    I've had both and I think it depends on your skill level as to which is better for you. If you need exact yardage to the pin, go with the rangefinder. If your like me and front/back/center readings are good enough, go with the SkyCaddie (that's what I have). There are advantages/disadvantages to both though. I didn't like the rangefinder because you had to get it out, look through it, find what you're looking for, get reading. Actually slowed the pace of play. With my SkyCaddie I just look at it and instantly know the front/back/center and if you have a downloaded course you'll get distances to bunkers, creeks, etc...



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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    I use Intelligolf... requires a GPS unit for most phones. besides the custom GPS settings/locations the software is great for tracking your game.

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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I use Intelligolf... requires a GPS unit for most phones. besides the custom GPS settings/locations the software is great for tracking your game.

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    I had IntelliGolf on my Palm and loved the software. I didn't have a GPS enable Palm though. I wish the SkyCaddie had scorekeeping and gambling tracking software on it. Hmm, my million dollar idea?



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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I had IntelliGolf on my Palm and loved the software. I didn't have a GPS enable Palm though. I wish the SkyCaddie had scorekeeping and gambling tracking software on it. Hmm, my million dollar idea?
    you can use an bluetooth GPS receiver too you know.

    Garmin GPS10 works great for me.

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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Whatever happend to just looking for the red marker at 150 and taking a guess as to how far you are? Unless you are a scratch player, does it really matter that much?


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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Isn't this considered cheating?



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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    yes it does.. and I am far from a scratch golfer.

    if you play often, you get to know your clubs distance pretty well... and then you adjust your club/shot or approach on having more information. most courses 150 markers aren't really 150 markers... they are like 145 or 155... so it can come into play.

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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    you can use an bluetooth GPS receiver too you know.

    Garmin GPS10 works great for me.

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    Wow, I never thought of that. But doesn't Garmin need the course software loaded? Is it accurate enough to get down to the yard? I have a Garmin Nuvi - I wonder if it will work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyTom View Post
    Isn't this considered cheating?
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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Wow, I never thought of that. But doesn't Garmin need the course software loaded? Is it accurate enough to get down to the yard? I have a Garmin Nuvi - I wonder if it will work?
    the software is on the phone and PC. your phone will need to connect to your GPS via bluetooth. Then Intelligolf will pick it up on the phone side software. you would run the software on the phone, not the GPS device.

    it is as accurate as anything else on GPS... basically down to 3 feet.

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    Re: SkyCaddie vs. Bushnell Rangefinder - Golf

    i use a skycaddie and really like it. if you play the same course over and over it eventually would lose some value, but really nice when you play new courses, or to get accustomed to how far you really hit each club from different conditions on the course, etc. It's just a tool, can't do everything but it does provide valuable information that can help make playing golf more enjoyable.



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