The Bushnell Tour v3 Laser Golf Rangefinder is probably the most frequently purchased rangefinder for the average golfer. The range is a useful 300 yards, has a 5x zoom and comes with the Bushnell Jolt Technology. Jolt Technology is just a marketing term for the vibration feedback mechanism that the device provides after it has locked onto an objective and has an accurate distance. You might not think that it is too useful of a feature until you have the device out on a course and having tried to site the distances. It provides the comfortable feedback, with a vibration, that the distance showing is the accurate distance to the object. With other golf rangefinders it may be difficult to know if the device has accurately calculated and displayed the distance, but with the Bushnell Tour v3 rangefinder it is well understood.
For the amateur golfer, the device does come with a version that includes slope. Slope will take into account for the uphill/downhill distance to provide a “true” distance to hit the golf ball. However, using Slope is illegal according to the USGA and not allowed in USGA events. The non-slope version is allowed.
The speed of the device to provide a golfer with a confident distance is superb, and close to the best on the market (and maybe the top). Because of the Jolt Technology, the user will feel very confident in the number provided by the device because of the vibration. Most readings will be provided in 2 seconds or under for speedy rounds!
Because of the price, and built-in capabilities, the Bushnell Tour v3 Rangefinder is the tops of the value and price category for golf rangefinders.
Here are some features to look for when comparing Rangefinders:
Buy Bushnell Tour v3 Rangefinder
- Maximum Range
- Maximum Magnification
- Whether or not the rangefinder has Slope (Not approved by the USGA)
- Battery Life
- Size – dimensions and weight