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I have always been a yardage golfer, and to use this you are really only going to get the full benefit if this describes you. It is very accurate and gives you a nice little jolt when locked on the flag.
I've found the yardage can fluctuate fractionally, but it really is only 1 or 2 yards at most if you do multiple measures. I simply take the average or the one which is presented most. This is certainly accurate enough for me and pretty much everyone I play with.
I still use my satnav for layups and times when I can't see the flag etc. but have found this, used in conjunction with it, has been invaluable and certainly gives me far more opportunities for birdies and eagles.
Would I ditch my satnav and use this exclusively?.......No I wouldn't as it doesn't help in all instances, but I use this probably 95% of the time now with the satnav coming out probably twice in an average round.
The quality is great, case is excellent and it is really easy to hold still enough to get a lock, something which I thought I would really struggle with. The level of zoom also seems perfect and I haven't had any issues finding flags, even from 240+ yards.
If you are looking for a laser range finder I would certainly recommend this without hesitation.
Seems good so far. I'll update this review when I have used it more. It is astonishing to see how little distance I get in winter and this is a salutary lesson. UPDATE 11.9.18 This stopped working and completegolfer.co.uk have been extraordinarily helpful. Bushnell is apparently reorganising its business. They returned it to them but there was no response, so completegolfer.co.uk have sent me a new rangefinder. Very good service!
My previous rangefinder was a Bushnell from 2006. Technology gets better and lenses get scratched - so I was getting tired of not being able to lock on a pin from 150m and out. There are lots of products out there today but I tend to be conservative - I spend a bit more and go with the proven brand. this strategy has not failed me yet. The V4 Tour is superb, simple to use, accurate. I bought it in "slightly used, like new" condition, in reality it was probably an open box return - it was new. I have played a few rounds now and am very happy. Easily separates the pin from the trees/bushes in the background. The vibration to confirm laser lock is a great feature.
This brand is the leading rangefinder maker and this model is solidly made and fits comfortably in the hand. Easy to set up and use straight out of the box. Very accurate with a pulse blip once locked onto target. My only issue is that I struggle a bit to keep device steady whist its locking on but I get there and I find it tremendously helpful.
Very handy tool for the golf course. Easy to use though I would say that it is definitely more suitable for an open golf course as branches and such can make it difficult to focus on the desired object. Has been very accurate in my experience so far.
Delivered today, there was no Battery enclosed, the plastic disc which separates the battery was stuck to the bottom of the box? Once Battery was inserted the device within 15 seconds became overheated, when removing the battery it had became to hot to touch.
Having bought a cheap Chinese model previously, I can now see what you get for your money and I think it is worth every penny. I’m lucky in that I can hold the Tour V4 quite still when I’m focusing on the flag and the readings are accurate when compared with course markers, etc.