Finding The Right Rangefinder

Key Takeaways


  • Rangefinders provide accuracy
  • Better players need more precision
  • Hybrid rangefinders are best choice

As important as the right clubs and bags are, finding the right rangefinder is crucial to an individual’s game. There are so many on the market it can be overwhelming finding the right one with the best functions. I will provide 3 options below- one rangefinder for the beginning golfer, the intermediate golfer, and the advanced golfer.

Beginners: Precision Pro NX9
Intermediate: Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder
Advanced: Bushnell Pro XE

Beginners: If you’re a beginner golfer it’s important to know the distances to the green and flag to build confidence in shot making. A great rangefinder choice for beginner golfers is the Precision Pro NX9. Not only does it provide super accurate measurements it has top level durability. Precision Pro’s rangefinders last a long time and provide a solid price point for those not looking to spend a large amount.

Intermediate: For the intermediate golfer I recommend the Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder. Bushnell makes the highest quality rangefinders and this hybrid model has everything necessary to get precise yardages on the course. The great thing about hybrid models is that they have the ability to jolt the pin with the laser while also offering front, middle and back yardages through the GPS function. In a rush? Just look at the number on the GPS and it will give a reading to the green. This is a very efficient unit and perfect for a mid handicap golfer.

Advanced: For the advanced player there’s one rangefinder that stands alone- the Bushnell Pro XE. This rangefinder offers jolt technology when the target is acquired and flashes red to give even greater feedback. What truly separates this rangefinder from any other is the new elements feature. This device has the ability to adjust yardages based on the temperature and barometric pressure! A cold day can greatly affect someone’s golf game and this rangefinder has the ability to make up for that by providing the most accurate yardage.