One of the most important keys to playing good golf is knowing how far you hit each of your clubs. And once you have that nailed down, the next step is executing your shots to match the yardage required.
But even if you know how far you hit each club down to the yard, it doesn’t mean much if you miscalculate your yardage to the hole. That’s where a using a rangefinder can really be valuable. Instead of walking off your distance from yardage markers or simply estimating, today’s distance-measuring devices can provide pinpoint accuracy to the flag.
There are also many different options to choose from depending on the level of detail your looking for. At the most basic end, you can find rangefinders that deliver digital displays of your distance to the hole, hazards and more, while higher-end models offer full-color displays, course maps and even suggested club selections.
Check out three great rangefinder options at three price points below, and start dialing in those approaches. And while you’re browsing, don’t forget to check out the rest of the items on offer in GOLF’s Pro Shop — your ultimate source for the latest apparel, shoes, clubs and more.
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Izzo Swami KISS Golf
Does your game need a little more precision? Than the new Swami Kiss is the perfect product for you! It’s simple, sleek design fits perfectly in your hand, and is perfect for a handheld golf GPS rangefinder. The Swami Kiss was designed to simply set the GPS mode, stick it to the cart and just play! The device is capable of displaying yardage in 2 different ways; the standard Front, Center & Back display, or a new, more Simple Mode that displays yardage to the Center of the green only, with Front & Back distances on the next screen. With more than 38,000 preloaded global course maps, the Swami Kiss Golf GPS Rangefinder provides accurate distances to the front, center and back of the green, as well as layup and carry distances to hazards and doglegs. There are no annual subscription fees and course map additions and updates are free of charge and easy to do! The Swami Kiss Golf GPS Rangefinder has a long lasting battery that will last at least 12 hours while golfing, giving you upt to
Callaway Hybrid Laser
The Callaway Hybrid Laser Rangefinder fuses a GPS system and a laser in one compact device to provide the ultimate precision and convenience. The laser uses Pin Acquisition Technology to lock into the pin from up to 300 yards away with one yard variation. The GPS sports over 30,000 preloaded courses around the world and provides highly accurate distances to the front, center, and back of the green, as well as layup and carry distances to hazards and doglegs.
Garmin Approach S62 Watch
Garmin’s Approach S62 offers critical distance info on the course and can adjust yardages for elevation changes. Pair it with the Garmin Golf app for even more data about your game and to compete against other players around the world.