December 12, 2011 at 02:12 PM
By Cathy E
Cathy ETwo Harbors, MN
Cathi, Titleist Club ConciergeCarlsbad, CA
David Lfort collins, CO
Like the GunSaint George, UT
I second this post. My father has used the Bushnell for over a year now. It's right on point and simple to use. I have borrowed it a few times and it has never disappointed. Just need to make sure to double check the yardage a couple times.
Brent WSt George, UT
Bushnell 1600 or the V2. You can't go wrong with either. I would stay away from GPS units. To many variables with those.
Fred CMansfield, TX
Cathy, I concur with Cathi @ Titleist. I have used Bushnell for years and they are reliable, but today, vitually all of the brands are very good. I suggest you get one that uses a standard 9 volt battery as they last longest. If you are interested in a GPS range finder, I endorse the Golf Buddy Platinum as it provides a true overhead satellite view of the hole and, it knows where you are playing automatically, world-wide. It's really great if you play a lot of different courses.
I use a Bushnell Pro 1300 Slope Rangefinder during practice rounds before a competition, then during competition if rangefinders are allowed in competition I use a Skycaddie or Nikon's non-slope rangefinder....
May seem like a lot of technology but it makes a difference! If you do not play in competition's then I would use a rangefinder with slope all the time! It is an amazing tool!
Potomac Golferwashington, DC
stephen pBoynton Beach, FL
Lefty FPLHaymarket, VA
Geoffrey BCelina, OH
bushnells are good but id just get a gps
Depending on whether you want to be purist or not. They are not allowed during tournaments and they can be very pricey. That said, I did use one for a while to see if my yardage estimates were on target. My son-in-law now has mine and I use my eyes to judge distance and am finding that to be more self-fulling.
They are allowed in tournaments.. You just cannot use the Slope versions, If you have one you can turn the Slope off I believe.
But Lasers and GPS are Legal.
Tommy LPasadena, CA
Dale VEscondido, CA
Don OMadison, WI
July 09, 2018 at 03:56 PM
Every now and again, a GPS will have bad coordinates for a hole. If the distance is off, then a rangefinder becomes invaluable. Over the winter, Bushnell had a sale on reconditioned units. Paying $125 for a 4 year old $300 unit has worked out well. On courses I'm familiar, the GPS is faster than pulling the range finder, especially if I'm first to hit when I get to the ball. ...Pace of play. 4 players can extend a round by 15-20 minutes if each is reading each shot onto the green.
Rick DWeston, WI
N Anthony SPortland, OR
Angelo FSan Diego, CA
Tom BNorthborough, MA
Lewis KRed Deer Alberta CANADA
Doug EUrbana, MD
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?