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NFT: Golf Rangefinder

TyreeHelmet : 6/29/2020 11:07 am
Looking to buy one. Anyone have a good recommendation?
What is your price range?  
figgy2989 : 6/29/2020 11:08 am : link
Are you looking for a GPS or laser?

When Bushnell came out with the V5  
figgy2989 : 6/29/2020 11:14 am : link
I picked this the V4 patriot pack from Dicks. It was $275, looks like you can get it even cheaper now.

I love the jolt so you know you are locked on the pin. If you are looking features like slope, there are additional models Bushnell offers.


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Got one as a gift and loved it  
BillT : 6/29/2020 11:15 am : link
Then I installed the "18 Birdies" app on my phone and I haven't used it since.
This should give you everything you are looking for  
jlukes : 6/29/2020 11:16 am : link
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I use  
Giantophile : 6/29/2020 11:20 am : link
a Bushnell Tour V2 slope edition and it works beautifully.

I think using the slope is unfair and usually leave that mode off but the rangefinder is great, highly recommend.
Agree on the v4 patriot pack from bushnell  
Lafferty, Daniel : 6/29/2020 11:34 am : link
I have had one for a few years now. The jolt is a nice feature. Easy to scope out anything in the distance - bunkers, trees, etc. for layups and tee shots. Battery seems to last forever also.
I would avoid getting one with the slope feature - they are not allowed in tournament play and it kinda seems lame; you gotta leave some of the challenges to yourself out there!
Your phone  
BubbaMojo : 6/29/2020 11:39 am : link
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not a rangefinder but I used my garmin watch a few weeks ago  
Eric on Li : 6/29/2020 11:58 am : link
and that was even better than a range finder. Constant GPS yardages to front back center whenever I glanced down. I assume there are apps like it on all smart watches, and that would seem to be an easy alternative (and I would say better user experience) at a comparable price point, even if you only use the watch for golf.
RE: Your phone  
TyreeHelmet : 6/29/2020 12:45 pm : link
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Totally get that. But ideally when golfing I like to leave the phone in the bag and get away from it for 4 hours.
i have a bushnell  
cjac : 6/29/2020 1:34 pm : link
rangefinder, and i have the gps (the little square one)

I use the rangefinder more often because the gps is just a pain in the ass to charge. However, in my opinion, whichever you're looking for, you cant go wrong with Bushnell. My rangefinder is an older one and they replaced it once when it broke.
i like my TGW rangefinder  
GFiLA : 6/29/2020 1:44 pm : link
it gives me exactly what i need and the price is right. My problem is hitting my clubs right not miss reading distances.
RE: Your phone  
Gman11 : 6/29/2020 2:08 pm : link
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I tried using an app on my phone, but on most days I could barely see it, even with the brightness turned up all the way.
I bought a Nikon Cool Shot Pro Stabilized.  
Crispino : 6/29/2020 3:03 pm : link
Gives you a lot of great features...stabilizes the image to do away with shaky viewfinder images for distant flagsticks...vibration when locked on... adjusts for up and down hill slopes....crystal clear optics... compact size, smaller and lighter than Bushnell I had before, and slips easily into your pocket.

Downside: it’s expensive.
I got it as a Christmas present.
I bought it with my PGASS gift card....  
Crispino : 6/29/2020 3:05 pm : link
that I got for Christmas.
I got a Bushnell V4  
George from PA : 6/29/2020 3:56 pm : link
In a charity tournament....no complaints...works great
Bushnell  
Bigislandfan : 6/29/2020 3:58 pm : link
Bushnell neo. Accurate enough (really how spot on do we need) and love the convenience of wearing it on my wrist.
Bushnell V4  
section125 : 6/29/2020 4:46 pm : link
is what I have used for 4 years...get the batteries from Amazon because the CR2s are $21 for 2 at CVS while you can get an 8 pack for $13.99 from Amazon for an "off" brand.
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