TRAINING INFO: Fairway Laser Operators

Welcome to our online training guide for Laser Operators. We have included a video for you to view which may help in preparing you to better perform your duties.


The operation of the fairway lasers is a very simple process. This is a basic point and shoot rangefinder laser and it is very easy to spot the tee shot and take the measurement. These volunteers are stationed just inside the ropes near the landing area of the drive. Each station consists of a laser positioned on a movable monopod. There is also a handheld device that captures and transfers the data from the shot to the ShotLink staff. The device provides information with regard to the groupings and the operator will have to choose what player to shoot for then shoot the laser at the ball after it stops rolling. They will take the measurements of each drive and make sure the information is sent to the ShotLink truck.

In addition a voice radio with headset will be provided to the volunteer so they will have constant voice communication with the ShotLink staff. All of the necessary equipment will be delivered each morning. This can be done by one person but we have found that a 2 person team is best. One person operating the laser and the other person taking grid coordinates that will also be entered into the system to verify that the shot and the grid are within tolerance.





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