Leupold Pin Caddie 2 Review: A quality laser rangefinder for $199!
25 Feb 2015
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

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The Leupold Pin Caddie 2 laser rangefinder
The Leupold Pin Caddie 2 laser rangefinder

Let's start off with a refresher course on Leupold. The century old company is a fifth generation family owned enterprise out of Oregon that specializes in quality riflescopes and spotting scopes. Their military-grade rangefinders can tell you how far away a deer is, up to 800 yards!

Since none of us have seen a hole that long (yet) we were pleased to see such a high quality company as Leupold come out with a new product in their golf line that does the job at hand - scoping out by laser the distance to the pin or various objects -- at a price point of just $199.

Leupold's new PinCaddie 2 features Leupold's exclusive PinHunter Laser Technology and a ranging engine that eliminates false readings caused by background hazards, like trees and bushes. This feature assures golfers are ranging their target, not what's behind it. Bottom line - you've got a high end product without the high end price tag. And not that you want to lose it, but at $199 it would be a lot less painful leaving your Pin Caddie 2 behind than if you just spent $499. As we all know, sometimes they come back, sometimes they don't. (According to an informal survey of golf course employees, wedges, putters and rangefinders are among the least-turned in golf items.)

Tim Lesser, director of product development for Leupold, is justifiably optimistic about the outlook for Pin Caddie 2:

"It [The Pin Caddie 2] allows us to give golfers yet another opportunity to gain a competitive edge," he said. "This new rangefinder is USGA 14-3 compliant and perfect for obtaining line-of-site measurements to the pin."

Other PinCaddie 2 features include a high-contrast LCD display, measurements in both yards and meters, a multi-coated lens system, one-touch scan mode, and a sleek, rubberized front cover with red finish. The rugged, compact and waterproof, device has 6X magnification and can range up to 650 yards. The PinCaddie 2 is available now at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

For more information on PinCaddie 2 features, pricing and dealer location, go to leupold.com/golf or call 1- 800-LEUPOLD. 

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