Still playing by feel?

James Flesher

15 July 2024

The course looks lovely at this time of year, and with the summer light staying with us late into the evening, we get to see it in all it’s glory, all day long.

We don’t blame you if you’re finding it hard to keep away from the golf course now that summer is here, but are you getting the most out of your time spent playing golf?

Golf is a game that’s all about carefully calculating how you approach each shot, and if you’re still playing by feel when lining up your shots, you could be routinely setting up with the wrong club in hand.

Just think how frustrating it feels when you hit your shot perfectly but you were a club too strong, and your ball trundles past the green. On the opposite side, it feels amazing when we hit a shot just right and it nestles close to the hole.

The good news is that the modern golf market is alive with fascinating tech that can help us hit better shots, lower our scores and enjoy our time on the golf course even more!


The latest Bushnell Golf tech


There are plenty of fascinating gadgets out there that can help you get a better idea of how far away the hole is, such as Bushnell’s selection of laser rangefinders.

Rather than squinting into the middle-distance trying to size up which club would be best to use, you can hold these devices to your eye and look through the lens and zoom in to see your desired target in total clarity. This is a real game-changer when it comes to spotting hazards and traps you might not have seen with the ‘naked eye’.

The optics on these rangefinders are clear, crisp, and let you telescopically zoom in on your chosen target. You can see objects hundreds of yards away in vivid detail while standing still, and check out any hidden dangers ahead of you that you otherwise wouldn’t be aware of.

When you give one a go, you’ll be surprised by how quick and convenient they are to use! Bushnell is also at the forefront of trusted brands on the PGA Tour. The Darrell Survey Company reported that in a survey of 144 players taken during the Players Championship 2024, 142 of those playing named Bushnell as their preferred choice of distance measuring device.

That’s very impressive, so what are the products in question?


Bushnell Tour V6 Laser Rangefinder

As we’ve just mentioned, Bushnell’s stellar range of super-accurate golf laser rangefinders will help you see the green in absolute clarity. When you take it out on the course with you, you’ll really appreciate all that the Bushnell Tour V6 laser rangefinder will do for your game.

A laser rangefinder also acts a superb accessory to add to your golf bag. Carrying a rangefinder is the mark of a serious golfer, and you’ll stand with more confidence over the ball not only knowing that you have the exact yardage distance in mind. But that you look good too.

You can even magnetically mount it on buggies, and while it even has a slight degree of weather-resistant to keep you going in the light rain. A big feature this device boasts is Bushnell’s Visual Jolt tech. This functionality gives your hand a small vibration when it’s correctly picked out the flag so you’ll know you’ve 100% picked out the correct target and not a tree behind the green.


This device has 6x magnification capabilities, so you’ll be able to zoom in on your chosen target without any difficulty. With bright, clear optics, and a range of over 500+ yards, this gadget will be perfect for use on even the longest of par 5 holes.

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Taking your reliable distance readings one step further, the Tour V6 Shift golf GPS rangefinder is the full package. This variation has everything that makes the standard Tour V6 amazing, plus the inclusion of the fascinating Slope compensation tech. This capability takes the natural angle of the ground in calculation when offering you a distance reading to give you a better idea of where your shot will end up. You can also turn this mode off when entering official competitions.

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Bushnell iON Elite GPS Watch

Rangefinders will give you a much better view of the green, but Bushnell’s latest watch is just as impressive. The iON Elite golf GPS watch can give you an excellent visual representation of the green ahead of you thanks to the Dynamic Green Mapping functionality. With GreenView, you can even move the pin placement to get a better idea of the surface you’re trying to land your shot on.


This watch also has the Slope-compensation feature, and with 38,000 pre-loaded courses, you’ll have no problem hopping over to your neighbouring golf clubs. You’ll get 12 hours of battery life with the ION Elite, which is more than adequate for a day out on the golf course with each charge. We’d certainly recommend this one based simply on how convenient it is.

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Bushnell Phantom 2 Slope GPS Device

If you’re unfamiliar with these kinds of devices and you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, you’ll get on well with the Phantom 2 Slope golf GPS device. This is a straightforward tablet with a screen that displays distance readings in large digits and has buttons on the side for navigation.

It will give you distance to the front, middle, and back of the green, and has automatic hole advancement, so it’s incredibly easy to use each time you take it out your pocket. You even get a basic green reader mode with GreenView, and the gadget has a handy accessory clip and magnet so you can attach it a variety of surfaces.

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If one of these amazing GPS devices has struck your fancy, or you’d like to learn more about them, we’d be happy to discuss them with you further in the pro shop.

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