A slew of portable
and GPS devices
takes the guesswork
out of club selection and helps
improve the pace of play.
The only tough decision
is choosing the technology
that's right for you. The best
units vary in price, ease-of operation
and the course
diversity of their databases.
The ideal way to choose, of
course, is to take these high tech
instruments for a test run.
Contributing writer Josh Sens
sampled eight top models.
Here's what he found.
Bushnell Pro 1600
The Upside: Sturdy and easy to hold steady, the Pro 1600 zeroes
in on the flag from up to 400 yards and measures to within one
yard of the true distance. A scanning mode provides multiple
distance readings in quick succession.
Something else you should know: It compensates for slope,
which is sweet, though the feature is prohibited in tournament play.