Scotland gave the world whisky and golf, which is, when you think about it, quite a good contribution for such a small nation.
Golf is estimated to have been "invented" sometime around the 14th or 15th century. The earliest written record is an act of Parliament from 1457 - which actually prohibited the playing of golf (or "gowf" as it was then known) as it distracted the young men of the time from their archery practice.
One thing's for sure, whenever golf was invented, the first gadget to help golfers improve their game and lower their score would have been invented about ten minutes later (at most). Golfers just love gadgets, they can't get enough of them.
Anything that will help them to shave a shot or two off their round is considered to be a wise investment. Some of these gadgets can be extremely high tech - others can be downright weird and strange. It doesn't matter much to the dedicated golfer, they just lap them up whatever shape or form they take.
Here's a list of some of the best golf rangefinders 2014 for your information. These definitely fall into the high tech category.
They are small and easy to use. They will fit easily into a pouch on a golf bag - some of them can even be worn like watches.