In preparation for tournament play where there is little margin for error, the caddies as well as pros such as Boo Weekley have chosen GX because of its accuracy, especially as compared to GPS-style rangefinders.
Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
Recently endorsed by the Professional Tour Caddies of America (PTCA), Leupold's® GX® has become the most popular rangefinder on the PGA TOUR.
At the recent World Golf CA Championship as well as the previous Honda Classic PGA TOUR event, the majority of caddies used the GX digital laser rangefinder for pre-tournament course mapping and/or during practice rounds.
"Our GX rangefinder is taking the PGA TOUR by storm," said Andy York, Leupold's vice president of sales and marketing. "In preparation for tournament play where there is little margin for error, the caddies as well as pros such as Boo Weekley have chosen GX because of its accuracy, especially as compared to GPS-style rangefinders."
The PTCA, which is the official association of PGA TOUR caddies, endorsed GX as its official rangefinder.
The tournament-legal GX-I and the advanced GX-II models feature Leupold's exclusive PinHunter™ Laser Technology for fast, precise distance measurement. The GX-II also offers True Golf Range (TGR®) and Club Selector features which work together to give golfers a personalized distance for the shot, and help them choose the right club based on their personal club distance input.
Packed with smart technology, Leupold's GX-II rangefinder is the first to provide accurate ranging information matched to the slope of the shot, atmospheric conditions and a golfer's specific striking distance.
Both GX models have 6x magnification and can accurately measure distances up to 750 yards/675 meters. They also feature a scan mode that allows users to sweep the landscape while continuously measuring distance. Each model is weatherproof, weighs 6.8 ounces and measures 4 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches.
For more information, go to http://www.leupold.com/golf or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the most prominent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 650 people in its state-of-the-art Beaverton, Ore., facility. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family-owned company whose products are sold worldwide to golfers, hunters, wildlife observers, competitive shooters, law enforcement officers and special operations military personnel.