Well it was my birthday yesterday and the best present of the day didn’t come wrapped in wrapping paper. It came recorded delivery from Bushnell UK.
I was an avid lover of my golf watch from Garmin for a long while until I started using the Bushnell Tour V2. I borrowed one off someone on a round of golf in Devon in 2012 and was instantly sold on the concept. While my golf is not scratch standard I do appreciate the difference between knowing that a pin in the back portion of the green is 95 yards away vs a watch stating the back of the green is 105. That potentially is the difference between hitting a gap wedge at 75% to leave yourself on the flag or short, or 90% and overshooting the green leaving no putt.
But more importantly is the fact that I have been able to judge the distance to every bunker, every hazard, every dogleg corner. I now don’t often run out of fairway, or deliberate between clubs. Its taken an element of doubt out of my game and been one of the factors in the decrease of my handicap.
You see my Bushnell V2 started demolishing batteries. Dont worry if yours is doing this and is out of warranty, you just need to simply remember to remove the battery after your round of golf, and perhaps try cleaning the contacts. This is what I was poor at! But after searching the forums for solutions like the above I decided to call Bushnell and test out their two year warranty.
Lucky for me mine was a month inside. A phone call to their superb support team, followed by me couriering my V2 in lead to the parcel that landed on my doorstep yesterday.
A replacement unit, and not just a V2, a V3 – THANK YOU BUSHNELL – you’ve created a customer for life and one who is very happy to tell the world about your product and as importantly, your quality customer service.
My initial thoughts of the V3 are only good. There is little difference apart from nicer ergonomics, the improved jolt function when you lock on and I think, a better lens.
Features of the new kit are as follows:
- PinSeeker Technology with JOLT Technology to zero-in on the flag
- Accuracy within 1-yard
- 5 yards – 1,000 yards ranging performance. 300+ yards to a flag
- 5x Magnification
- Ergonomic design provides a stable grip
- Posi-Thread™ Battery Door
- 3-Volt Battery and Premium Carry Case included
- Rainproof Construction
- 2 Year Warranty
The unit also has the new PinSeeker Technology™ with JOLT provides the golfer with short vibrating bursts to reinforce that the laser has locked onto the flag. JOLT Technology eliminates all doubt. Use what the pros use, feel the exact distance… feel the JOLT.
Check the video here.