3 great rangefinders to buy dad for Father’s Day

A rangefinder is always a great gift.


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Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you need a last-minute gift for your golf-loving dad, a rangefinder is always a safe bet. If he can lock in his distances, his game will certainly improve, and a better golf game is the ultimate Father’s Day present. A new-and-improved rangefinder is the difference-maker he’s been waiting for.

If your dad is a top-of-the-line kind of guy, you’ll want to go with this one from Bushnell, touted as the most powerful rangefinder of all time. It can shoot the flag from 500 yards out and it’s slope technology factors in both weather and altitude — like, how?!? It’s one of those features we don’t understand, but are also super pumped about. Modern technology is truly a marvel.

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Bushnell Pro XE

This is the most powerful golf laser of all time. It can shoot flags at 500+ yards within 1 yard and uses proprietary slope technology to factor in temperature and altitude as well. The Visual Jolt shows a red flashing ring that vibrates when you lock onto the flag. The exclusive BITE magnetic mount allows you to easily mount the Pro XE right on the cart bar for easy access.
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If your dad is all about style, you’ll definitely want to go with this sleek, modern option from Pinned. Their minimal look is available in an array of atypical colors that will be sure to stand out on the course.

The Prism – Pinned Golf Rangefinder

From the six brand new colors to the many added features, The Prism is the best looking and most feature packed golf rangefinder we have ever created!
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If dad isn’t really a point-and-shoot guy, this mini Bushnell GPS will give him front, center and back numbers for more than 38,000 courses and it’s magnetic, so it will stick right to his cart. It is also available in some unique colorways like bright blue and grey camo!

Bushnell Phantom 2

The Phantom 2 has evolved with numerous upgrades from its predecessor. Introducing GreenView distances with movable pin placements for more accurate distances, the Phantom 2 now offers “Dynamic Green Mapping,” to provide distance measurements based on a golfer’s line of play. Preloaded with more than 38,000 courses – along with up to six hazard/layup distances per hole. The Phantom 2 has upgraded “BITE Technology,” an integrated, high-powered magnet that allows golfers to easily attach the device directly on a cart bar, providing quick and easy yardage readings with 40% larger text.
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Emily Haas

Golf.com Contributor