A rangefinder is an essential part of a junior golfer's equipment and the Leupold GX1i rangefinder is a great choice for juniors. The benefits of rangefinders and the factors that need to be taken into account when considering buying a rangefinder are covered in detail in Best Range Finders for Junior Golfers.
Leupold rangefinders are built by a team of 700 American craftsmen for a lifetime of performance at the highest level. They design, build and test their products with a single minded focus: to make sure they will perform forever.
With Leupold’s precision optics and laser technology the GX-1i is tournament legal, offering line-of-sight distance measurement only. Pinhunter & Prism Lock technology allows for a lock onto a distant pin with ease and the GX software accurately separates the pin from objects in the background. Hold the top button to scan the area around the pin, the GX will beep and the display will freeze the moment it identifies a prism-topped flag stick. This is especially useful for juniors who struggle with holding the rangefinder completely stable for accurate readings and to eliminate the chance of juniors inadvertently shooting the distance to trees or other objects behind the pin.
The Leupold GX1i is a sturdy high quality rangefinder that is also one of the smallest and lightest on the market, making it ideal for kids.
Key Features of the Leupold GX1i
- Magnification- 6x
- Lightening fast DNA (digitally enhanced accuracy) for fast measurements
- Pin Hunter and Prism Lock Laser technology consistently finds the pin
- Fog mode cuts through weather for accurate readings
- USGA legal (no slope facility)
- Accurate to a 1/10th of a yard
- Ranges 6 to 800 Yds; 400 Yds to a Flag
- Rugged, durable and lightweight (6.02 oz)
The average junior does not need super complicated and sophisticated technology on the golf course. That being said, this particular rangefinder provides superior magnification with leading laser technology. This rangefinder is easy to use, precise and solidly made by one of the best optical manufacturers in the country.
Customer service is beyond comparison and the company is renowned for it's warranty and replacing units with problems, years after they are purchased, no questions asked! For this reason most people who purchase a Leopold once are customers for life.