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    I don't know why I never thought of posting this here before. I've used it off and on for a couple of years. In my experience you've been training long enough, you get so accustomed to measuring distances for marks and blinds, you can usually just "eyeball" the distance and you're accurate within a few yards. Sometimes, I use a range finder to confirm. But a few years ago, I came across something else - a golfing GPS rangefinder for a smartphone. I use one called Golf GPS Range Finder, but I'm sure there are others. This one is free and extremely accurate. When you open it, an area photograph of where you're standing is displayed. Then, you simply touch the spot you want to measure to and it immediately displays a straight line for where you are to where you touched and identifies the exact distance. E.g., as I sit here typing this, it shows where I'm sitting in the house, I touch where the kennels are on the north side of our training building, a straight line and 85.8 yards is immediately displayed. Pretty neat. Just thought some might like to know about it.
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    Nice! thank you.

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    Great tip Don, thanks!
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    found 30 with the same name Golf GPS Range Finder, who makes the one you like? The 1st 2 I tried all linked to local gold courses and no way to go independant.
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    I always have a range finder with me (and usually a rifle). Occasionally we range a mark or blind out of curiosity after we run it. Talking about distance with my training group will result in eye rolls and won't help your status or level of respect. Distance is just one factor and rarely the most difficult one.
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    Thank you Don! Would you post the brand! I think it would be a handy tool to have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jacduck View Post
    found 30 with the same name Golf GPS Range Finder, who makes the one you like? The 1st 2 I tried all linked to local gold courses and no way to go independant.
    It's called Golf GPS Range Finder Simple. The developer is a Bryan Thornbury.
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    Meglyn's Timbrhuntn ValleyGirl (Lilly)
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    Meglyn's Lionheart MH (Little Guy)
    Meglyn-Firemark's I am NOT a Lab SH (Goldie)
    Meglyn's Lil Miss Sureshot SH CGCA(Annie)
    In memory of Chevy, HR Meglyn's Silverado Slim SH, July 20, 2006, HR Meglyn's Blue Ridge Belle MH, July 19, 2008 and HRCH Meglyn's Honest Abe MH, Aug 9, 2014.

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    Thank you I downloaded the app. It works great.
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    this appears only available for I phones

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    thank you sir, I had been using planimeter, it works well for distance and acreage, however I think this app you speak of will be quicker and simpler to use for what we do.

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