Bushnell Rangefinders, the brand trusted by 99% of PGA Tour Professionals, year after year have been a top competitor in laser optics for golf. The new Bushnell Tour V4 is no exception to this trend, as Bushnell has made tremendous strides of improvements, to once again position themselves as one of the premier rangefinders in the game of golf for 2016.
2016 Revision to Rule 14-3
The USGA’s revision of rule 14-3, effective January 1, 2016 enables players to use DMD’s with a slope function, so long as the function is disabled during play. And since Bushnell designed the Tour V4 Slope Edition with the ability to turn the slope function on and off, making it legal for tournament play, this really caught our attention. Here’s what Bushnell had to say about the revision to of rule 14-3…
“Our Slope technology is counted on by PGA Tour Professionals and playing pros around the world,” said Scott Peterson, Senior Product Manager at Bushnell. “In the past, amateurs have been reluctant to purchase rangefinders with Slope Technology. With the new USGA rule change, the Tour V4 Slope will now be conforming during tournament play and for posting handicap rounds by turning slope mode off.”
The technology behind Bushnell’s new Tour V4 rangefinder promises to change and improve the way golfers assess distances, which will ultimately improve their performance. With that in mind, let’s take a look a few of the key features that will make the Tour V4 a promising and effective addition to your game this season.
- PinSeeker with JOLT Technology to confirm the laser has zeroed in on the flag
- Accurate to within one yard
- Five to 1,000-yard range performance (400 yards to a flag)
- 5x magnification (objects appear 5x closer)
- New ergonomic design with Stabi-grip
- 30% smaller than Tour v3
- Fast focus system
- Rain proof
- New premium carry case and three-volt battery included
- Industry leading two-year warranty
With the USGA’s revision of rule 14-3, 2016 is shaping up to be a popular year for rangefinders with slope technology. And with Bushnell leading the charge with new and innovative rangerfinders year after year, we definitely recommend that all golfers place the new Bushnell Tour V4 on their radar this season. The new Tour V4 and Tour V4 Slope will both be available at all Golf Exchange locations in mid-April. The retail price for the Tour V4 is $299 and Tour V4 Slope is $399.