Nikon 350 Rangefinder

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The Specs:

  • Compact, high-performance laser rangefinder specifically designed for golf
  • First Target Priority Mode enables easy measurement of the distance to your target pin at the golf course
  • Depressing the POWER button provides 8-second continuous measurement, which enables measurement even with slight hand movement.
  • Measurement range: 10-500m (11-550 yd.)
  • Distance measurement display step is 0.5m (shorter than 100m/yd.)
  • High-quality 6x monocular with multilayer coating for bright, clear images
  • Easy one-push measurement after the power is turned on
  • High-eye point design affords eyeglass wearers easy viewing
  • Compact, lightweight design enables easy, single-hand operation
  • Diopter adjustment function
  • Capable of distancing different targets in succession with a single press of the button.
  • Waterproof (up to 1 meter for 10 minutes), but not for underwater usage; the battery chamber is water resistant.
  • Wide temperature tolerance: -10ºC to +50ºC

The Nikon Laser 350G is compact and very easy to use and, of course, has been specifically designed for golf.

First Target Priority mode enables easy measurement of the distance to the target even against a background of trees or buildings. And by ‘target’ it doesn’t have to be the flag. Distances to water/bunker hazards or angles of a dogleg can also be easily measured.

It’s also waterproof, measures from 11 to 550 yards and thanks to the R&A’s recently amended ruling on range finders (Rule 14-3B)* it’s now a legal addition to your golf bag.

One other consideration is that it can also be utilised at the practice ground. Hit each club 10 times, discount your bad shots and record the distance to the good shots, then simply take the average.

In summary, if your preference is for a laser rangefinder, the Nikon Laser 350G is an excellent, and very affordable, option.

If, however, you’re prepared to pay a little more, the Nikon Laser 350G also has a more advanced brother – the 550A S – more suited to the serious amateur and professional.

It takes distance measurement one-step further by allowing for the slope of the golf course terrain. That means that if you have an uphill or downhill shot to play, the Nikon Laser 550A S will take into account both height distances and slope angles and adjust your yardage to the pin accordingly.

Note that, at present, it is only legal for use in practice, not in competition play.

Golf GPS Rangefinder

Golf Gps Systems

Global Positioning System, or GPS, is a navigation system that uses satellites to show its location on the planet. The system offers reliable positioning and navigation constantly and is free to everyone with a GPS receiver. Originally, GPS was not intended for public use, but once it was opened to the public, the system advanced in ways never dreamed of by its inventors. One of developed improvements is a way to help improve one’s golf score.

Golf GPS units are becoming more and more popular. As people arrive to play their game and rent a golf cart, the option is now available to rent a Golf GPS unit as well. The units are used to determine the golfer’s distance from the green and other areas on the course. Basically, the unit consists of a unit with GPS capabilities that holds data about the golf course being played on. This data includes maps and any other information about the golf course that is important to help playing that particular course. The unit stores information regarding a course, or many different courses. In order to receive the information about a specific course, that information must first be downloaded to the system.

There are many benefits to playing a game of golf with this GPS unit. With the information provided, one can know his or her exact distance to the green. This can improve the pace of the game by eliminating the need to step off distances from a yardage marker or using a yardage book for the course. The Golf GPS unit can also track golf balls that contain implanted trackers in them, making it impossible to lose another golf ball. It will not always be an easy retrieval, however, since deep water hazards do still exist.

A number of different options are available when it comes to Golf GPS devices. They come in a variety of sizes and offer different features. Some features include keeping the user aware of the distance from targets while on the course, showing this length with one push of a button. The system shows the golfer any hazards or trees that are in the path of his or her drive. Certain systems may show hazards such as front, center, and back of the green, sand bunkers, water traps, lay-ups, and carries. For even easier access to the GPS information, there are some cell phones that can act as the Golf GPS unit with the right program.

A competing technology to the Golf GPS unit is the laser rangefinder. One advantage of the laser rangefinder is that it does not require any course data. Golf GPS units need the information from that particular course loaded into the unit. A disadvantage of laser rangefinders, however, is the time needed to use it effectively. Golf GPS is a much easier and faster system to use.

For anyone that holds an interest in improving their golf score, a Golf GPS unit is an item that should catch their interest, and people that love golf appreciate them. With the information provided by a Golf GPS device, the strokes are almost guaranteed to fall from your game.

By: Adam Roth-12979

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OnPar, new addition to Golf GPS rangefinder market

OnPar will store up to 300 golf courses with no membership fees or course map fees and offer the usual features of a GPS rangefinder. This new device will be available early February retailing at $479.95.

Sky Caddie –  Hank Haney & Jim Furyk

The makers of SkyCaddie – the number one rangefinder in golf – have signed world-renowned golf coach Hank Haney and PGA Tour star Jim Furyk to the panel of players, coaches and caddies who champion the use of the market-leading GPS.

uPro Golf GPS

In fact, I have yet to purhchase a GPS unit or a range finder for my own personal use. That being said, this Upro GPS is INSANE!!! Okay, we have talked about the golf GPS stuff before and I said before that I was not ready.

Rangefinder Reviews – For the Outdoorsman

Why Range Finders are Perfect for the Back Country
by: Chuck Fitzgerald

Outdoor enthusiasts love to guess about all sorts of things. We guess how many stars are in the Milky Way, we guess how fast a deer runs or we might even guess about how long it will be until that big, dark cloud dumps rain us. But there are times when guessing in the back country just doesn’t get the job done. Specialty gear is available to help us determine how far we’ve hiked – and in what direction – and other tools are available to help take the guesswork out of purifying water. But there is a another useful tool overlooked by many avid back country visitors – the rangefinder.

Rangefinders are used in a number of commercial applications – surveying, mapping, mining, etc. – however for our purposes we will be discussing the portable laser rangefinder used by outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen.

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Laser rangefinders calculate the distance to an object by bouncing a laser beam off of the object and measuring the lapsed time until the beam returns. Since the calculation is based upon the return of the beam, it stands to reason that a more reflective object can be measured at a greater distance than a less reflective object. Readily available models are accurate to within one yard and have the ability to measure distances to reflective targets up to 1500 yards away – that’s nearly a mile – and they’re accurate under nearly any condition.

The past few years have seen a number of technology advances across all rangefinder price ranges. Many models are lightweight, are easily operated with one hand, can measure through rain or snow, can see through nearby clutter, function well in low light, contain integrated optical magnification and are 100% waterproof. Additionally there have been vast improvements lately to lens coatings, battery life and information display.

If distances are important to your activity, you need a rangefinder. BackCountry features – rocks, trees, lakes, mountains, ravines, cliffs – have a tendency to distort one’s depth perception. It is easy to misjudge even short distances. The most widely used application of rangefinders is in measuring shot distances by hunters. Whether you are hunting waterfowl or elk, distance to your game is the most critical factor in placing an effective shot. Bow hunters would never hunt without their rangefinder, the difference between 45 yards and 50 yards for a bow hunter is the difference between success and failure. Rangefinders are also used by golfers for determining club selection, by hikers to determine the best route to travel and by campers, boaters and wildlife observers for a wide variety of distance measuring purposes.

The next time you plan to spend time in our wondrous backcountry consider taking a rangefinder along with you. If you’ve never looked through a rangefinder, you don’t know what you’re missing. With a quality rangefinder, guessing distances just became old news. Use this information and you’ll Get It Right The First Time. Get Outdoors!

About The Author

Chuck Fitzgerald is Owner and President of Arizona based BackCountry Toys, an online store providing backcountry specialty gear and educational information for outdoor enthusiasts. Visit to receive the free newsletter “FreshAir’ or call (800) 316-9055.

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