3 Best Non-Tournament Golf Rangefinders
#3. Bushnell Tour V3 Slope with Jolt
Yep! The basic edition of this rangefinder earned the entry level spot for the best tournament legal device. It was a real hit with the consumers. It was a no-brainer when it comes to considering which rangefinder would make the cut for this spot. It actually makes a lot of sense that the slope version is the best fit for the best golf rangefinder that are not legal for tournament use. Its Slope Technology tells you distances to the hole and compensating for incline or decline at the same time. That Jolt confirmation setting is activated when the rangefinder has successfully found the flag while the item is in PinSeeker mode and it is second to none. It can range out much farther than a flagstick, up to 1000 yards, and its multi-coated optics guarantee bright, clear and crisp images. For a standard and non-tournament legal rangefinder, it has everything you possibly need.
#2. Nikon COOLSHOT AS
As a mid-level rangefinder, this item is unquestionably the winner for this spot. While not quite suitable for professional play, the device has a lot to offer during practice rounds. It has half yard increment distance readings. It’s fully waterproof. And even more than that, it has pin seeking and locking technology to remove any concerns about hand shaking effects that are commonly seen in laser devices. Its ID (Incline/Decline) technology that provides slope adjusted distances is likely to place it in a non-legal list. But without it, you won’t be so sure which club to use to get the right trajectory to make that par.
Another shout out for the item is the Tru-Target Technology.This means it can switch between First Target Priority Mode and Distant Target Priority Mode. Few golf rangefinders have the second distance targeting mode, and it’s manifestly a handy feature to have.
#1. Leupold GX-4i2
By focusing on all of the non-legal features that a rangefinder should have, the Leupold GX-4i2 certainly beat the Bushnell, but just by a hair’s breadth. First thing first, this unit has PinHunter 2 and Prism Lock technology which let you easily find the flag, but not lose sight of it so simply. Moreover, it has an interchangeable faceplate that enables it to be tournament legal as long as the chrome faceplate replace the yellow faceplate, or Smart Key. The Smart Key is “illegal” as it allows you to access to the True Golf Range (TGR) feature that not only tells you the slope adjusted distance, but also makes up for temperature and altitude. Digging a bit deeper into the “no-no” world of the tournament legal agenda, we see the club selection feature is also the reason why this is considered non-legal. Your rangefinder gets to know you so well after gleaning data and statistics from your play, that it’ll start telling you what club you should use to make a specific shot.
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