I had been looking for a new rangefinder for a while because I am a 9 handicap and wanted to see if I could lower my single digit rating. Most of my friends have opted for the GPS type units that I looked evaluate for over 6 mos. My previous rangefinder had been lifted at a golfing outing. It was also a Bushnell; it was OK , but was not as sharp as the one I purchased. The Bushnell Tour V2 has advanced the accuracy and quickness of operation quite well. If you are wondering if it will pick up 440 yd holes because you hit the ball that long, this unit is not for you. My golf game is from 150 yards in. I am not a long hitter so my second shot is a very important part of my game whether it’s a par four or par five. I need the info quickly and precisely. I found this unit the one the people in my foursome always are asking me; “how far is it Phil?” because their units, their GPS ones they have to fiddle with too much. I have experienced inaccurate distances with GPS units of my playing partners especially from 100yds into the green Did they download the right courses on three 9 hole tracks that we were playing that day etc etc? No tricky computer downloads. No annual fees with the Bushnell V2.
My Bushnell is just what I need and can be used with one hand. The V2 has the slope option and I have been checking this feature out and although prospects of a final opinion are good I am not ready to elaborate just yet so no 5 star rating. I also used this unit in my work (architect) and it has been very helpful. If you are going to buy it choose the one with the slope option.
Ok-a couple of negatives— the battery is troublesome to load into the unit and other reports of keeping it in its hole have been reported-alright I put a piece of gorilla tape over it as a precaution, I’m not proud. Battery life was also a concern; well I only used it over the summer 13 weeks 3x a week and it seems OK. The battery is also a not so typical, so keeping a spare in your bag is a good idea. It is also a more expensive one over the common AA or AAA ones. The carrying case is a bit cumbersome but there are aftermarket colorfull ones in the golf stores or on line. I like a case that is bright so I don’t forget it in the cart after the round.
I also had some interface with a Bushnell teckie at their headquarters and he gave me some honest info (how refreshing!!!!)
Overall I highly recommend this unit the Bushnell V2. The Amazon price was good and the delivery quick-
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A positive addition to my game! Don’t worry too much about the steady hand concern, Pinseeker works well and truly saves me strokes caused by distance error. Now I’m the “official” crier of yardage for any group I’m in (maybe the only down side of this tool). I feel this is much better than GPS because you have infinite target options and, if your on the road and don’t know what courses you may play, no computer download or preplanned golf is required.
I used the V2 right out of the box, although I read the manual while awaiting arrival. The V2 requires you be a little sensible regarding the distance, and if the reading doesn’t seem right, I simply scan again to verify. The slope option is well worth the extra $$ and, for me, it’s dead-on. I simply can’t see how someone would be disappointed with the V2 rangefinder.
Great rangefinder. It is easy to use, very accurate, and I use it all the time. I walk when I play golf, so this small, lightweight rangefinder really comes in handy. I use it to help me judge the distance on approach shots by guessing before measuring. Amazing how accurate this rangefinder is when compared to other players that are using the GPS in their carts. Even then, they ask me how far it is to the flag, since the GPS only gives a reading to an area of the green. I don’t use the slope feature as much as I thought I would, but it might come in handy for future courses.
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