Golfing enthusiasts are always looking for new tools and equipment that will help them improve their game. Rangefinders have dramatically transformed golf as they accurately help golfers measure the distance between the golf ball and the target. The best rangefinders have eliminated course landmarks, yardage markers, caddies who carry the yardage books. Rangefinders use either laser or GPS technology.
Some of the best golf rangefinders on the market include:
Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT Golf Rangefinder
Despite its small size and lightweight features, Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT packs incredible features including 1,000 yards range, slope function, and the Fast Focus System. The latter enables you to focus the rangefinder using the finger you use to fire the laser.
Precision Golf NX7 Pro
This relatively cheap rangefinder comes with such features as adaptive slope technology which can be turned on or off as well as the Pinseeker mode. It has high-quality optics along with a 6x magnification.
Though TecTecTec is a relatively new name in the industry, their VPRO500 rangefinder is quite pocket-friendly without compromising on performance. It has a range of 540 yards, a multilayered lens, and 6x magnification. This rangefinder operates on three different modes; the first priority mode, Pinseeker mode and scan mode, all of which are meant to enhance your gaming experience.
Nikon Coolshot 20
The Nikon Coolshot 20 is easy to use, rainproof and has a 6x magnification. Its small and compact nature makes it quite convenient to carry around. However, this rangefinder lacks the slope adjustment feature and Pinseeker technology.
Rangefinders buying guide
Modern rangefinders have quite a number of features and capabilities. Whether you are a golf expert or a novice, some of the key features you should look out for when purchasing a golf rangefinder include:
When buying a rangefinder, you should first set a budget. This makes it easy to eliminate rangefinders that are way below or above your budget. Our pro shop carries a variety of rangefinders to meet your needs and budget.
Accuracy and magnification
The best golf rangefinder should be incredibly accurate. Normally, long-range devices are often very accurate when it comes to shorter distances. A rangefinder with good magnification allows you to view far targets with ease.
Ease of use
When it comes to any gaming equipment, the easier they are to use, the better. While you will need some time to get the drift on how they work, choose a rangefinder that is easy to setup and use.
The slope feature helps you determine the elevation change between the ball and the target. While this feature is useful when you are practicing or training, it is normally not allowed in golf tournaments. Therefore, ensure that your slope function can either be disabled or is not there if you are using the device in competitions.
When choosing a rangefinder, you need to ask questions such as:
- Is the accuracy of your rangefinder more important to you than any other feature?
- Is it worth paying more for such features as slope measurement?
- Do you play golf professionally or for leisure?
- Do you plan to use the device in tournaments?
The answers to these questions will help you choose a rangefinder that suits your specific needs. Luckily, there are some excellent rangefinders in the market for all skill levels that you can use next time you play at River’s Edge Golf Course.