Conclusion: Great Toy do you need it no Do you want it YEAH its really easy to use and fun to use really helps on the par #3s with pins and can keep you out of trouble if you happend to be hitting the ball where you want that day , CK
Summary: This is the one to buy. The money spent is well worth it when you consider the reliability of the measurement. Played with one guy who had a cheaper laser rangefinder and he asked me if I could figure how to make it work. It turns out that in order to get a measurement, you had to hold it perfectly still, which was practically inpossible even without any wind. If the magnification level isn't at least 6X you will have problems.
Summary: One of the best investments you can make if you are willing to take the time to learn how far you hit each club in your bag. I'd suggest going to the range with a friend and have them spot each shot you hit then record the distance. Once you've learned how far you hit each club this device can be invaluable. Much better than the satellite based range finders in my opinion.
Summary: This weekend I golfed 4 courses and took out the Pinseeker and the Golf Logix. Still hard to make a decision. Pinseeker was extremely valuable to give distances when GPS cart couldn't get to the ball. Great to use when Very expensive to purchase but it does help you find correct yardage which allows you to shoot the right club and score better. An advantage is no subscription and it works on every course.
Summary: This rangefinder is awesome. You will be amazed at how inaccurate some of the course markers are. Often times you need more than a distance to the middle of the green. This will get you exact distances with a quick click. I have not had any issues with picking up false readings or limp flags as I have heard with other models. It is quite expensive, but it is well worth it.
Summary: I first used the rangefinder on a two week vacation where I golfed everyday at the Hayward (Wisconsin) Golf & Tennis Club. This is a great (albeit expensive) tool for the serious golfer. I had no problem getting distances to flags up to 250 yards (using the pinseeker mode which zeroes in a flag while ignoring, say, trees in the background). There was also no problem getting distances to things you'd like to avoid like trees, traps, ponds, etc.
Pinseeker 1500 w/ slope illegal for tournament play
Pinehills, B&H Photo
22 March 2006
Summary: In January the USGA clarified its ruling regarding the use of distance measuring devices. Specifically, they stated that the use of any ...distance-measuring device that is capable of guaging or measuring conditions that might affect play, even if such function is not used. is prohibited and would result in disqualification.The Pinseeker 1500 with slope adjustment falls into this category of prohibited devices.
Summary: I just used this rangefinder over the weekend and I was amazed at how well it is designed and how well it performed as advertised. The slope compensation was phenomenal. I played on a mountain course in VT and used it on many holes to test the slope compensation. It worked extremely well. I highly recommend it.