Leupold GX-4i2 Now USGA Legal


Leupold GX-4i2 Now USGA Legal

gx-4i2Company officials at Leupold in Beaverton, Oregan are quick to tout the various performance attributes of their top-of-the-line GX-4i2 rangefinder, beginning with its DNA(Digitally eNHanced Accuracy)engine and advanced infrared laser, which are designed to make the product as precise with distances as it is fast. Over the past 100 years Leupold has become America’s Sports Optics Authority.

An upgraded Pinhunter 2 laser makes it easier for golfers to find and then stay on a pin, they say, and its Prism Lock system is crafted to work seamlessly with those courses that use that technology on their flagsticks.

Those same people get positively giddy when talk turns to the ways that the removable Smart Key feature, which comes with a yellow faceplate, activates the GX-4i2 True Golf Range(TGR) and Club Selectors features to make the product even more functional.

The TGR allows players to discern the actual distance of uphill and downhill shots, and the Club Selector factors in information regarding a golfer’s hitting strengths to recommend a proper club for each shot.

But what really has the folks at Leupold fired up is a decision by the USGA earlier this year that makes it legal under the Rules of Golf to use the GX-4i2 so long as the Smart Key faceplate is not in place.

“With the USGA ruling, the GX-4i2 becomes the first slope-enabled rangefinder that can be configured to conform to Rule 14-3 and therby used in USGA sanctioned tournaments,” says Rob Morrison, Leupold’s Vice President of Marketing. The USGA decision opens up a whole  new market for Leupold GX-4i2by deeming it legal to use for competitive golfers, as they no loner have to confine their rangefinder use to those products that are not ‘slope enabled’. When the chrome faceplate is attached, it is a conforming product.

For more information you can visit http://golf.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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