Six of the best laser range fin­ders

To suit every bud­get

Today's Golfer (UK) - - Best Golf Tech -

Bush­nell Tour V4 Shift £339 www.bush­nell­golf.eu

Tech moves at a slower pace when it comes to rangefind­ers, but Bush­nell in­sists the Tour Shift is a gi­ant leap for­ward as it pro­duces slope ad­justed dis­tances at the flick of a switch. With the slope func­tion turned off its le­gal for com­pe­ti­tion use.

Bush­nell Pro X2 £449 www.bush­nell­golf.eu

Wa­ter­proof­ing isn’t the first thing most golfers think about when buy­ing a rangefinder... un­til you pull yours from its case af­ter a down­pour and its viewfinder is misted up. The X2 is wa­ter­proof, and ca­pa­ble of tog­gling between slope and stan­dard dis­tances.

Call­away Hy­brid £329 www.brand­fu­sionltd.co.uk

Hav­ing a GPS for longer shots and a rangefinder for ac­cu­rate ap­proaches sounds like a per­fect set-up, but it’s ex­pen­sive. Call­away’s Hy­brid gets over the issue by com­bin­ing a GPS in­side a rangefinder, giv­ing you the best of both worlds. Ge­nius.

Golf­buddy LR7 £249.99 www.gps­golf­buddy.eu

If you pri­mar­ily use a rangefinder in­side 150 yards, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get dis­tances. The LR7 is a sim­ple af­fair. It’s wa­ter-re­sis­tant, le­gal for tour­na­ment play (as there’s no slope func­tion) and its soft body is de­signed for a sta­ble grip.

Nikon Cool­shot 80 VR £379.99 www.europe-nikon.com

Nikon’s lat­est rangefinder fea­tures “vi­bra­tion re­duc­tion” to re­duce shake when you’re try­ing to pin­point the flag. The 80 doesn’t give slope ad­justed dis­tances (the 80i does for £419.99), which means it’s le­gal for tour­na­ment play. It’s also a very com­pact unit.

Le­ica Pin­mas­ter Pro £510 www.le­ica.co.uk

Le­ica are leg­ends when it comes to lens tech, mak­ing ev­ery­thing from cam­eras to mi­cro­scopes over the last 100 years. The Pin­mas­ter Pro isn’t cheap but its car­bon-fi­br­ere­in­forced body is su­per light and the im­ages are crys­tal clear.

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