The Best Golf Rangefinders

By Marc Jenkins

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Technological advances in equipment and golf aids have made the game easier for many golfers. One of these aids is the golf rangefinder, which determines the distance between you, the hole and other objects in between.

Bushnell Tour V2 Rangefinder

The Bushnell Tour V2 rangefinder can measure distances from 5 to 1,000 yards, which is helpful for amateurs. It is the smallest rangefinder at 1.6" (h) x 2.8" (w) x 4.3" (l) and weighs 6.6 ounces. The Tour V2 runs on 3-volt rechargeable battery, which is included, that the manufacturer claims will provide 8 hours of use between charges. The Bushnell Tour V2 Rangefinder is available through several retailers, including the Web site listed below.

Leupold RX-IV Digital Laser Rangefinder

The Leupold RX-IV Digital Laser rangefinder can track up to 1,500 yards and offers 8x magnification to provide a view of what awaits a golfer. The RX-IV is 4.7 inches long, weighs 12 ounces and runs on a CR2 lithium battery (watch battery), which is easy to change. The Leupold RX-IV Digital Laser Rangefinder is the most expensive of the three listed here. It is available at the site listed below or from numerous retailers.

Nikon 550 Laser Rangefinder

The Nikon 550 Laser rangefinder can measure the distance between any two points on the course from 11 to 550 yards and can magnify images up to six times. The 550 weighs 6.3 ounces and its dimensions (5.1" x 2.7" x 1.5") make it easy to place in your pocket and play. It is powered by a CR2 lithium battery (watch battery). The Nikon 550 Laser rangefinder is the cheapest of the three listed here. It can be purchased through the site listed below and from numerous retailers.

About the Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.