WATCH: This golfer overhits – just slightly! – chip onto the green

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This golfer might have misjudged the distance he needed to pull off this shot.

He’s greenside and it can sometimes be tricky to get your shot power just right from here.

Is there anything worse than trying to chip on and not making it to the green?

As this guy showed, it can happen both ways.

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Reasons to use a rangefinder

Can you get better at golf with a laser rangefinder? The advantages of one of these unusual golf devices might be helpful whether you’re new to the game or just trying to improve.

These gadgets are mostly made to help you get closer to the green and make more precise shots. The statistics you receive will assist you in determining the appropriate club to use based on how hard you should hit the ball.

A laser beam is used by laser rangefinders to measure the separation between you and your target. The yardage is calculated by measuring the amount of time it takes for the laser to return to the unit.

Yes, you may refer to a yardage book or the markers, or you can walk off the yardage on your approach shot. To make a precise determination of the distance to the hole, a golf laser rangefinder may be used, which removes a significant amount of uncertainty.

You can fire it and quickly acquire a reliable distance if you can see it. No compromising for a 5–6 yard fluctuation or waiting for GPS. The modern rangefinder is often measured in tenths.

How can a golf rangefinder be used to obtain even more precise distances? One that “plays like” distance or has slope correction is what you want to get.

Slope features may be more expensive, but we think they are worthwhile technology that can determine in a split second how much longer an uphill shot or how much shorter a downward shot will play. Although maths may hold the answer to the cosmos, is it really something you want to have to do on the golf course?