Bushnell, leaders in distance measuring devices (DMD), has released the fifth generation of the Tour V rangefinders, their most popular line of rangefinders. Almost all PGA Tour players opt for the Tour V laser rangefinder range, as its performance and reliability are unmatchable.
The Bushnell Tour V5 Shift and Tour V5 are two new models from the Tour V series in 2011. On the Tour V5 Shift model, there is a slope switch that can be turned off during a tournament.
The Bushnell Tour V5 and V5 Shift rangefinders were soon considered the best rangefinder in the world, so let’s find out more about what’s new with these models.
Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Review – FAQs
How does Tour V5 Shift differ from Tour V5?
In Tour V5 Shift, the slope is integrated into the switch, whereas in Tour V5, it isn’t. For those who do not intend to use the slope at all, and do not wish to pay the extra cost, the Tour V5 is the better option. The Tour V5 Shift, however, is for players who like to play practice rounds on the slope or scramble rounds with friends.
Is it possible to disable the slope feature for competitions?
What do you think about Shift? Is it worth the extra money?
Certainly. You can do so if you have the budget. The magnet (BITE technology) and slope technology that changes the distance depending on elevation were the clinchers for me. You can almost feel the magic.
How does the carry case look?
My favorite part of the carry case is how it’s been redesigned. Orange and grey are now the dominant colors. There have also been improvements to the fastening strap, so it can now be opened and closed with ease. Despite this seemingly insignificant matter, it is very important. In the course of a round of golf, you will pull out the rangefinder dozens of times, so if you have trouble opening and closing the carrying case, that makes for an unpleasantly irksome situation. Bushnell makes it a point to keep its cool over the ball so you’ll get the best results.
How far does it reach?
You’ll never run out of space! You can pinpoint your target from 400+ yards away with its impressive range.
What is the turnaround time for yardage?
Instant yardages are returned by its Fast Focus system. You can easily focus on a distant target when you look down at the viewfinder because it has a cinematic layout. If you have sliced the ball into the trees on your layup, for example, you can see the flag when you make a long approach shot or if you wish to see the distance remaining. If you struggle with a slice, you might find the anti-slice downswing drill helpful, or the Jason Dufner drill with a closed stance helpful, or even the three-ball drill that will help you stop coming over the top.
BITE technology – what makes it so cool?
Magnetic fasteners and clips are not installed at all inside the laser, allowing golfers to attach it magnetically to their trolley or buggy without using any additional cases. What’s so special about that? Therefore, instead of fiddling with the case when on course, you can easily access it.
Playing courses that I have never played before will help me?
I would say yes to that. When playing unfamiliar courses, where you only have sight of the terrain, the algorithm update will help you understand the changes in distance elevation during rounds.
97% of all Tour golfers use Bushnell rangefinders, saying how much they trust them and have confidence in them. Bushnell Golf is without question the leading manufacturer of distance measuring devices and one of the leading companies in the world.
With the BITE magnetic grip and Visual JOLT technology, the Tour V5 has redefined the capabilities of laser rangefinders. It is also tournament legal due to its unbeatable slope measurement, which can be turned off if needed.
The downside to all these bells and whistles is that they can be pretty pricey. Models with different features will have different prices, as well. It comes as no surprise that the Tour V5 Shift model is more expensive.
It is the ultimate accuracy and the never-failing performance of Bushnell laser rangefinders that sets them apart from the rest. It is a huge advantage over similar devices that do not boast such an accuracy to know that your rangefinder has minimal error data.
Bushnell has once again established itself at the top of the market with its Tour V5.