Ideal gad­get for golfers

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and they also don’t match the sprin­kler head mark­ings around Pen­rith Golf Club in Syd­ney’s west.

The big­gest dis­crep­ancy I no­tice is on Pen­rith’s ninth hole, a long par four back to the club­house. I’ve pitched out of the trees (again) along­side the plate mark­ing 100m to the cen­tre of the green. The G3 reads 91m— that’s a full club.

Rou­tinely through­out the round, the G3’s dis­tances are out by a me­tre or two — not dras­tic cer­tainly, but enough to make me still step out my ap­proaches the way I nor­mally would.

Per­haps

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like with a hu­man cad­die, the G3 would take some get­ting used to.

Call me old-fash­ioned, but I en­joy the think­ing time in work­ing things out my­self.

But per­ceived dis­tance dis­crep­ancy aside, there is a lot to like about the G3.

It’s small enough to clip to your belt or bag. It could be the per­fect trav­el­ling golfer’s com­pan­ion, hold­ing up­wards of 400 Aus­tralian cour­ses and un­lim­ited ac­cess to thou­sands around the world.

The screen is clear and easy to use, and the abil­ity to move the crosshairs around to tell you dis­tances to haz­ards and the like is a real boon.

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