View Full Version : measurement tool needed

10-04-2010, 05:08 PM
Does anyone have a laser measurement device, GPS or anything more high-tech than a wheel to do some measuring at Cavan Park?

We tried using the GPS on Martin's phone and found it to be a bit inaccurate, but perhaps there are more accurate ones out there.

Thanks in advance!

10-04-2010, 05:40 PM
Pretty sure Dave Greenwell has one

10-04-2010, 09:55 PM
That's what I thought also, but Martin asked him and he doesn't.

10-04-2010, 10:47 PM
I'm sure you can rent one for a few bucks...

10-04-2010, 11:43 PM
U could always "rent" one from walwart and return it. Just keep the receipt

10-04-2010, 11:48 PM
lol! I like how you "rent" it...

10-05-2010, 04:11 AM
Adam I have a Bushnell lazer range finder good for 400 yds or so u are more than welcome to. Andy

10-05-2010, 06:58 AM
for footage measurements a wheel is going to be your most accurate tool. gps is usually about +/- 10 ft..

10-05-2010, 09:27 AM
I think I'm going to take you up on that Andy, that will be much easier than trying to borrow the wheel from the parks department. Thanks a bunch man!

captain plastic
10-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Use the wheel or the signs will just be wrong.
It's ok if they are but........

10-05-2010, 03:11 PM
I looked up Andy's laser range finder and it claims it's accurate to +/- 2 yards.

Terry Glass
10-05-2010, 04:52 PM
If you decide to use a wheel, I can borrow the one we used at Buffalo Trace from Scott French.

10-05-2010, 04:57 PM
Thanks Terry, that would be much easier than borrowing one from the parks. The more I think about it, there are a number of curved fairways so perhaps a wheel would be better than a range finder.

10-05-2010, 10:26 PM
There are two different types of GPS if you want to go that route and can find someone that has one.

I have a friend that Geocaches and he has two different GPS that he uses. One is like what almost everyone has in their car and then he has a more expensive one that is he claims is accurate to 5 feet. Scotty may be right and it's only 10 feet.

I have a wheel at work that I used to mark off Tom Sawyer. The thing that I found most difficult was measuring to the center of an imaginary fairway. If you can't get one elsewhere, I can probably borrow it from work for a week. Let me know.