KePP wrote:We used a $250 Garmin to mark and measure waypoints for some of the courses in Phoenix and found that it was inaccurate by about 20-40 feet, depending.
The Price of the unit doesn't really matter when you are talking about one that the average man can afford; between $100 and $600. The closest you will ever get with these is roughly 3 meters. This is due to the fact that WAAS correction is the standard in GPS equipment and only accurate to 3 meters. If you want any closer you have to pay big $$ for high accuracy corrections.
Bottom line is if you have an open to fairly open course than a GPS unit will work; but for moderate to heavily wooded use a range finder.
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc