How many times have you pulled out a rangefinder, pointed it at a flag and thought, "That distance doesn't seem right but I'm pointed right at the flag so it has to be"? I know I've lasered a tree branch or something else in the same sight line of the flag before and it's ANNOYING. You sit there shooting and re-shooting while your playing partners think you're an idiot or you're trying to stalk the cart girl from 300 yards away (half the time that's probably true). But Bushnell's latest rangefinder, the Tour V3 removes that "is this the correct distance" doubt. When you hit a flag, and only a flag, the Tour V3 vibrates thanks to its new JOLT technology. And, the Tour V3 guarantees accuracy within 1-yard.
I recently took my new Tour V3 for a spin at a local driving range and it lived up to the promise. While I've never previously used a rangefinder when I go hit balls, I'd even say it helped me practice because every flag was over 20 yards further away than advertised. What a relief that was, because before I shot the 100-yard flag with the Tour V3, I was scratching my head as to why my 58-degree wedge was coming up almost 20-yards short. Turns out the flag was 126-yards away and I didn't have to kill myself for losing 20-yards of distance in the off season.
Tour V3 Specs:
- PinSeeker Technology with JOLT Technology to zero-in on the flag
- Accuracy within 1-yard
- 5 yards – 1,000 yards ranging performance. 300+ yards to a flag
- 5x Magnification
- Posi-Thread™ Battery Door
- 3-Volt Battery and Premium Carry Case included
- Rainproof Construction
- 2 Year Warranty
- Retail Price – $299
For $399, Bushnell also has Tour V3 Slope model (which is not legal for tournament play) that has slope technology which gives you compensated distances for hole's incline/decline.
Find both at Bushnell Golf.