How does slope work on a range finder?
Slope Compensation accounts for the hole’s incline/decline to calculate and adjust the yardage depending on the degree of slope.
When slope function is enabled, the +/- mode automatically computes the compensation angle range using distance and slope which are determined inclinometers and laser rangefinders. After the compensation angle data is determined, it is combined with algorithmic formulas for average club use and ball trajectories.
The angle compensation is used to determine the direction and how to play the shot ie. if it’s an incline you add distance and subtract distance for a decline.
How does Slope work on a range finder?
From the above pictures, we have a slope of +6 %, and a true distance is 160 yards. With these figures, the (“play-as”) slope compensated range is 168 yards.
From the second picture, the distance to the black flag is 160 yards. It is the same 160 yards to the red flag but with a 6% grade uphill incline
If a golfer were to play without slope compensation the ball would fall short. With slope compensation, one is supposed to play as a 168-yard shot.
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