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Old 06-13-2010, 07:05 AM
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I'm pretty confident that my 9 steps is just about exactly 24 ft.
Wow, my pace is exactly the same. I'm 6'1" and I've paced 300 ft football fields many times. But I find it much simpler to use
3 paces = 8 ft.

So I divide the paces by 3 and multiply by 8. I've done it on over 150 courses so that's a couple thousand holes. I can quickly make these calculations in my head now.

ex- 75 paces / 3 = 25 x 8 = 200 ft.

Oh yeah, and it's free.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:36 AM
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I use a wheel for work, I have had a small one like that before. It works well on smooth surfaces but when you get out on the bumpy ground you will find it is hard to keep in contact. The price was right! Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:57 AM
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put in a driving range at our course about 2 months ago.
100' out to 500' with 50' increments.
humbled several players who thought they were chuckin' a whole lot farther than they were.

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:09 AM
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I use a wheel for work, I have had a small one like that before. It works well on smooth surfaces but when you get out on the bumpy ground you will find it is hard to keep in contact. The price was right! Good luck.
I bought one of the small ones at home depot for measuring distance in the field and brought it back after using it a couple times, it just didn't work good on bumpy services and I always worried about the little wheels getting jammed up. I bought one of the big ones shortly thereafter and it works great! The price is definitely right for the small one though.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:29 AM
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Wow, my pace is exactly the same. I'm 6'1" and I've paced 300 ft football fields many times. But I find it much simpler to use
3 paces = 8 ft.

So I divide the paces by 3 and multiply by 8. I've done it on over 150 courses so that's a couple thousand holes. I can quickly make these calculations in my head now.

ex- 75 paces / 3 = 25 x 8 = 200 ft.

Oh yeah, and it's free.
You must have a decently short inseam (leg length). I'm 6' and my pace is between 34" and 36" (inseam 34"). My paces match up exactly with Google Earth (with a one notable exception) and regulation football fields. Cheap again and you don't have to worry too much about math!
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:25 AM
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is that why all of harbor freight's stuff is so inexpensive? it's cheap crap?
It's not so much that it's cheap crap, you just get the quality you pay for. They're not selling top quality stuff, but for the not-so-serious DIY'er it's decent stuff. Most of their hand tools won't last me long at work, but some times you'll find something that does OK. And you won't be paying the price of Mac or Snap-On tools.

The measuring wheels work all right if you've got a smooth, clear area. It will get you pretty close to an accurate measurement. The smaller the wheel, the less accurate. And if you're not walking a very straight line, you'll be adding a little extra to your throws before you even turn on a computer.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:42 PM
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I like to throw a stone and count how many times I threrw it as distance

I usually drive about 10 stone throws away from pad
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:23 PM
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I like to throw a stone and count how many times I threrw it as distance

I usually drive about 10 stone throws away from pad
Hahahaha classic
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:11 PM
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i spent more time looking at the toolbar than i did the pics
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:41 PM
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i spent more time looking at the toolbar than i did the pics
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