Leupold’s® new GX®-3i2 and GX-4i2 golf rangefinders offer enhanced technology that allows users to find pins and distances easier and faster than competitive laser or GPS devices. They can be seen at the company’s PGA Merchandise Show booth, #1201, starting January 22 in Orlando, Fla.
Both rangefinders feature upgraded PinHunter® 2 Laser Technology, which makes it easier for golfers to find and stay on the pin. In addition, heightened sensitivity of the rangefinders’ Prism Lock Technology™ enables golfers to get their distances faster when a course is outfitted with prisms.
“These new rangefinders build on the success of our GX-3i and GX-4i models with enhancements that can help golfers of all skill levels improve their scores and speed up pace of play,” said Rob Morrison, Leupold’s vice president of marketing. “With the boost in Prism Lock and PinHunter 2 Laser Technology, holding the rangefinder steady becomes less of a concern, and quick, exact distance measurement is assured.”
The GX-3i2 and GX-4i2 employ the same advanced technology that makes Leupold the optic of choice for many military applications that require pinpoint accuracy. Each model features high-performance DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine technology and an advanced infrared laser for faster measurements with accuracy displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a yard. Expected ranging distance on trees is 700 yards.
PinHunter 2 Laser Technology effectively filters out large background objects and zeroes in on the flag or pin for extremely precise and fast target acquisition. When the rangefinder is in scan mode, Prism Lock Technology makes an audible beep upon identifying a high-intensity return from flagsticks equipped with specialized prisms (already used on many golf courses).
The tournament-legal GX-3i2 offers line-of-sight distance measurement only. It is compact, weighing just 7.8 ounces, and measuring only 3.8-inches long, 3.0-inches high and 1.4-inches wide. Only slightly larger in size, the GX-4i2 offers enhanced versatility with a removable Smart Key™ that adds the benefits of Leupold’s True Golf Range™ (TGR®) and Club Selector™ features. Without the Smart Key, use of GX-4i2 in tournaments is allowed under the Rules of Golf (Rule 14-3), according to a recent United States Golf Association ruling, when a Local Rule permitting the use of distance measuring devices is in effect.
When the Smart Key activates the TGR and Club Selector features, the GX-4i2 can provide accurate ranging information matched to the slope of the shot, atmospheric conditions and a golfer’s personal hitting strength. TGR allows golfers to compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short. Calculated from the laser-measured line-of-sight distance, incline or decline, trajectory of the ball, current temperature and specific altitude, TGR displays the adjusted “plays like” range. For example, a golfer has a lie of 150 yards from the pin but the green sits six degrees above the ball. Using advanced TGR algorithms to automatically account for each factor, the GX-4i2 indicates the shot should be played as if it were 164 yards.
When activated, Club Selector factors in the golfer’s specific hitting strength and TGR to the target, automatically recommending the proper club for each shot. The user simply inputs their personal striking distance for three specific clubs and the GX-4i2 does the rest, even indicating when the distance falls between clubs.
The GX-3i2 and GX-4i2 both offer fog mode, which enables the rangefinder to cut through mist and provide fast, accurate distance measurements. Both models have 6X magnification and offer a one-touch scan mode that allows users to sweep the landscape while continuously measuring distance. Golfers can select from three aiming reticles, choosing the one which works best for the intended target and usage. Distance can be displayed in yards or meters.
Additional features include multi-coated lenses for a crystal-clear image, an easy-to-read display and fold-down rubber eyecups. Each rangefinder is weatherproof and comes with a Cordura® case, battery, lanyard and complete instructions.
Leupold GX series rangefinders are the official rangefinder of the Professional Tour Caddies of America. Since 2009, caddies using the GX have been involved in more than 50 PGA TOUR victories including three Major Championships. For more information, go to www.leupold.com/golf or call 1-800-LEUPOLD. Join the discussion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LeupoldGolf.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to golfers, hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.