July 25, 2005

Measuring my tee shots with Google Earth

I’m finding more and more cool things about Google Earth. There’s a measuring tool that allows you to measure straight lines or paths in a variety of units. I used it to measure my drives from yesterday’s round. (You’ll have to click on the image to find a larger version)
Google Maps measuring tool
This would be a great way for students to visual distance and make even utilize for more complicated problem solving. There’s also a GPS add on for the paid version which I may have to consider.

I drove the ball great that day…too bad about the four 3-putts. What’s that saying, “Drive for show, putt for dough?