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
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
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-