If you cannot see the flag, you cannot use your laser rangefinder, as it needs a clear site to the object to take the distance. Times like this it would be nice to have a GPS unit as well so you can the distance to anything on the course even hidden bunkers.
Bushnell has taken the best of both worlds and joined them together in the Bushnell Hybrid Laser-GPS Rangefinder. This unit is ready to use right out of the box pre loaded with 16,000 North American courses and there is never a fee.
You will have to register the unit on a computer within 45 days of purchase, something to think of before you purchase.
The GPS gives you the front, middle and the back of the green and four hazards per hole. The unit is rainproof (not waterproof), comes with a rechargeable lithium battery and is legal for tournament play. Lets you determine the distance of your last shot and it will advance automatically to the next hole.
The GPS side of this rangefinder also gives you an advantage when playing unknown courses, one quick look and you can get the layout of the first hole before your partners even have a chance to get to the first tee.
The laser side of the unit will give you uncompromised accuracy +/- 1 yard, the famous Bushnell Pin Seeker Technology, with 5x magnification and a 5-1000 yard/meter range.
This Hybrid comes with extra accessories to make your golf outing the best in can be. You can purchase a portable charging device, now that's convenient. You also have the option of three different mounts, golf cart mount, clip and go and a push/pull mount.
Not only does the laser come in handy for locating distances on the course, but the cart lady will never get away on you again. Lost sight of your friends last shot no problem scan the course and find the ball even if went into the rough.
Not sure about other caddies of the PGA Tour and what rangefinders that they use but I know Russ Holden uses a Bushnell Tour XL at the moment and he says this about the Hybrid, “I am liking that Hybrid one from Bushnell which utilizes the GPS scenario and has the ability to scope yardages”.
Russ is not just in one of the best occupations on earth but he is also the CEO of The Caddy For A Cure and founder of this very worthy charity. Always wondered what it would be like, well Russ Holden extends this welcome to all “if you really want to find out how the players and caddy’s prepare for the world’s best golf, take a day with Caddy For A Cure for an “inside the ropes” look at the best up close”.
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