The Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot Pack Rangefinder is the latest addition of the family of Bushnell Golf which also an award-winning model in the line of golf range finders.
The feature which established this model as the most used laser rangefinder in PGA is its PinSeeker technology with Jolt. It allows the golfer to lock zero on top of the flag with no trouble and faster without obtaining the background clutter and distance. It does not end here; the Tour V4 also a perfect combination of size, speed, and accuracy that helps a golfer to grab the best score in competition as well as assist during practice.
Is the product worth your money?
Bushnell leads the industry of high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years. Bushnell Golf launch every product with high care. So, there is very few or no chance to be swindled. Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot is also such type of product that is an essential and most used tool among golfer. Though the price is on the higher side, the quality will worth your spending.
Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot Pack at a glance
Lustrous and Compact Design
The Tour V4 Patriot pack is rationally one of the popular golf laser rangefinders which come in a lovely black and white color combination. Tour V4 is the successor or V3 and designed 30% lighter than the Tour V3. The dimension 3.11" x 1.57" x 4" and body mass 5.6 ounces easily state that how compact it is and you can hold it on your palm with a little or no feelings.
Besides it, alluring looks Tour V4 patriot also offer tournament legal features which makes it the most used laser range finder in PGA and 99.3% pros use it.
PinSeeker with JOLT Technology
PinSeeker is the critical feature of Bushnell Golf. The PinSeeker technology mainly offers low vibrating beats to the golfers to give them a solid confirmation that they can lock the laser onto the flag.
On the other hand, Jolt Technology helps to expel all doubt by removing the background hassles between you and the flag. It assists to bring a real feel of distance during the game.
The tour v4 patriot also comes with an adjustable eyepiece which gives you 5x magnification to view the hole or bring the target closer. This power of magnification is not the best in the industry, but enough to see the mark and compete in the tournament.
Excellent Range Measurement
One of the most significant aspects of any golf range finder is its power to measure the distance. Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot equipped with class 1 laser with <0.5mW average output which helps you to measure up to 1,000 yards distance smoothly. Besides long distance measurement, it will also give you +/- 1-yard accuracy.
Bushnell Patriot comes with fast focus system which allows you to change the focus easily with your index finger. The ergonomic design and Stabi-grip technology ensure you a more secure grip and comfortable hold. Bright LCD screen helps to view target and reading. You do not need to worry if rain comes the middle of your game due to its water resistant feature.
The Tour V4 patriot pack of Bushnell is easy-to-use with your single hand as all adjustment switches are close to your finger. However, to get accurate data you have to have a sensibly steady hand. Those how used this mode once would be agreed that this was the second most frequently bring up decisive factor. It is noticeable that a few clients have to battle to hold it consistently. In such a case, if you stressed over it, you could think about the Bushnell Pro X2 or a golf GPS.
Bushnell Golf App Features
Once you purchased the Bushnell Golf product, you will get free access to the Bushnell Golf App. It will assist you by following features -
- 3D Flyovers with Distances - Get a hole flyovers with front/center/back and hazard distances.
- Hole Layouts with Distances - Get hole-to-hole layouts with distances
- Access to 36,000+ Courses - Get hole layouts and flyovers of 36,000+ courses in 30 countries
We have already discussed all the features of Bushnell Tour V4 patriot above which is also cover the performance part. However, we want to mention that the Tour V4 patriot designed as per the shape of the human hand which gives you a natural feeling during use. It also structures a sturdy build and a water-resistant casing. Though it will not protect deep in the water, it is not apparent too that you are going to swim with it, but it will be able to resist light rain.
Regarding accuracy, it will give you premium quality measurement up to 400 yards to a flag with a plus-minus one-yard accuracy.
To absorb any shock during a sudden drop from hand, it comes with a semi-transparent blue color protective skin. For ready to use it also includes a CR2 battery and a nice carry case.
Cons with Solution
It does not come up with slope measurement
Solution: Yes. It is true that it cannot measure the slope in case of upward or downwards land. However, according to USGA, the slope function is not legal. If you dam required the slope function, you could check Tour V4 Shift.
Pin acquisition feature is not up to the mark
Is the Patriot model allow slope calculation?
Ans.: No. There is no option for slope measurement by Tour V4 Patriot.
Does it allow a shift from yard to meter option?
Ans.: Yes. You can change yard to meter in this device. To select between yard and meter, press and hold the power button for approx. 4 to 5 seconds. Before that, you have to turn off the device. You can also follow the instruction written on manual or see YouTube video.
Is it tournament legal or USGA approved model?
Ans.: Yes. USGA approves it, and more than 99% PGA golfer use Bushnell rangefinders.
Is this a stable model?
Ans.: Yes. It is relatively stable that absorb some of your hand shocks.
How long the warranty cover this model?
Ans.: The manufacturer offers two years standard warranty for it.
Why the PGA Tour Pros and Caddies Use Bushnell Laser Rangefinders
Innovation is the key behind creating any model by the Bushnell Golf, and there is happen no alternation in case of the Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot Pack Rangefinder. Pinseeker with JOLT technology, fast focus system, stabi-grip for a comfortable grip, Posi-Thread battery door all the features makes Patriot pack is unique on for pro golfer as well as trainees.