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Bushnell Golf News, Advice and Buyers Guide
The Bushnell Corporation is one of the most prominent companies specializing in optical and imaging products, including accessories to help the golfer improve their game. As a testimony of its popularity among golfers, research firm Darrell Survey confirms that Bushnell Corporation’s line has been the dominant brand of rangefinders on the PGA Tour for more than a decade, with its Pro 1600 being among the most used by tour professionals.
Their latest rangefinders for golfers of all skill levels include:
The Pro 1M. This tour certified range finder features outstanding range capabilities of as much as one mile or 550 yards to the flag as well as Vivid Display technology which ensures visibility under all light conditions in order to help the gofer achieve exceptional accuracy of +/- 1 yard.
The Pro 1M also features Pin Seeker Technology that allows the golfer to hone in on the flag as well as PowerBoost that allows for as much as 35% more acquisitions. Its waterproof construction also allows it to be used in all weather conditions.
Neo+ Rangefinder Watch. This great device works as both a wearable rangefinder and a stylish wristwatch with golf and non-golf features and is legal for use in tournament play. The Neo+ comes pre-loaded with 25,000 courses from all over the world, with front, center and back distances and no downloading and membership fees necessary.
Other features include a short course calculator and auto hole/auto course calculator. It also includes all standard watch features as well as alarm and odometer. And it can be used even during inclement weather since it is waterproof to 30 meters.
Bushnell Medalist. This budget rangefinder features PinSeeker technology for improved course management and shot making on any course and to almost any object on it, as well as at any time of the day.
The Medalist is accurate to +/- one yard and its lightweight construction makes the range finder easier to carry around as it weighs just nine ounces and has dimensions of 1.6-inches by 2.8-inches by 4.3-inches. Its 4X monocular helps to reduce visual shakiness while the proprietary SCAN technology displays several ranges simultaneously while panning. Available in white and silver.
Of course the biggest selling Bushnell rangefinder is the V2 however the new Bushnell V3 could be the model to look at this season as it has a slight vibration when it has the flag in it's sights.
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Bushnell Golf offers a full-range of laser, GPS and hybrid rangefinders for golfers to improve the way they assess the distances on green. They are recognised as the number-one rangefinder choice on professional golf tours.
They are a brand owned by Bushnell Outdoor Products, a company which specializes in optics and imaging products. They were founded in Japan by David Bushnell in 1948. In 2007, They were then acquired by MidOcean Partners, an equity firm. A year later in 2008, Bushnell acquired Simmons Outdoor, a manufacturer of optical products. Today, the company is known for manufacturing high-quality products such as binoculars, telescopes, night-vision equipment, GPS devices, laser rangefinders, game cameras and other high-end optical equipment.
Over the decades, they have continued to maintain its dominance in golf distance-measuring devices through its top-quality laser rangefinders. According to the Darrell Survey in 2010, the range of laser rangefinders are used by 91% of PGA Tour players and their caddies. The most popular rangefinder amongst tour professional is the Pro 1600, which is offered in both a Slope and Tournament Edition.
They have also extended its leadership in GPS world through their most-sophisticated Yardage Pro and Neo family of GPS rangefinders. These GPS rangefinders are packed with the most-advanced technology such as high-resolution color screen, full-color custom mapping which provides accurate distance to any point on the hole, easy to read black and white format and many more features.
In January 2011, they introduced its ground-breaking Hybrid rangefinder which is a combination laser rangefinder with GPS. The Hybrid Laser GPS features the well-proven PinSeeker Technology which is used by more than 90% of PGA professionals. Hybrid Laser GPS has got an accuracy of +/-1 yard, 5x magnification, auto-hole advance, auto-course recognition, provides distance to front, center and back of green.
The rangefinders have continued to be popular with top professional golfers such as Paul Azinger, Hale Irwin and Colin Montgomerie andthey recently signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with Rickie Fowler, the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
Bushnell News, Reviews and Gossip
November 13th 2012
Devil Ball Review the New Bushnell Tour Z6
Bushnell have recently released the Tour Z6 and the devil ball sport blog has written a review for the product and in there opinion it looks like the model to get. It appears they like the vivid display and the extra features however if you want to read the full review go to the yahoo page here