surfaces around the points where it comes into contact with your hand mean you won’t lose out on stability. Increasing the range of the Jolt feature will please long hitters who want to know exact distances when hitting into par 5s. A recent change in the Rules of Golf means that slope lasers can now be used in competitions, providing that specific function is disabled and there is a Local Rule in place allowing distance-measuring devices. This will encourage golfers to upgrade to the Slope version of the Tour V4 (£315, distinguished by its red trim), safe in the knowledge that they can disable the feature and use it legally in competitions while benefiting from its enhanced accuracy in friendly knocks. The Tour V4 is ideal for golfers who play hilly golf courses, lots of different courses, or lots of pre-competition practice rounds as they’ll no longer need to buy two separate devices. Consider this Not as user-friendly as the Tour X. It can be time-consuming to turn off the Slope function.
VERDICT An improvement on the Tour V3, it’s compact and light, easy to use and provides fast and accurate yardages.