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The Best Golf Rangefinders of 2013

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Golfers are always looking for new technology to help them play their best. While rangefinders don’t have the cool factor of a new driver or set of irons, they’re one of the easiest way for golfers to gain confidence and precision on the course.

Unlike golf GPS units, which offer golfers approximate yardages to different areas on the course, rangefinders give golfers precise distances to targets that are accurate within a few yards. That’s why everyone from Average Joe’s to PGA Tour pros can benefit from using a rangefinder.

There’s a lot of different models on the market, which makes it hard to know which one might be the best for your game. That’s why we’ve taken the guesswork out of the selection process with our list below, which includes the best rangefinders we’ve tested so far in 2013.

1. Bushnell Pro 1m: $499.95  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)

bushnell pro 1m

[three_fourth last=”no”]We’re not sure anyone needs a rangefinder with a range of 550 yards, but that’s the capability of Bushnell’s premium Pro 1M model.

The Pro 1M is larger and heavier (it’s 12 ounces) than most rangefinders on the market, but we can’t deny the technology Bushnell packed into the unit: Vivid Display Technology (VDT) to brighten even the darkest playing conditions, 7X magnification and readings that are accurate to plus-or-minus 1 yard. The Pro 1M is also available in Bushnell’s “Slope Edition” for $100 more, which provides compensated distances uphill and downhill shots.

The 3-volt battery costs approx $10 to replace, but don’t expect to need a new battery for a long time thanks to Bushnell’s PowerBoost technology.

Best for: Golfers who want the ultimate in point-and-shoot performance, and don’t mind a high-priced, larger-sized rangefinder.[/three_fourth][one_fourth last=”yes”]

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2. Bushnell Tour V3: $299  (4.5 out of 5 Stars)

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Is $499 a little more than your rangefinder budget? For price-conscious golfers, Bushnell created the Tour V3 rangefinder, which is $200 cheaper as well as smaller and lighter (it’s 6.6 ounces) than the Pro 1M.

Like the Pro 1M, it’s has a VDT display and runs on a 3-volt battery. But it has something the Pro 1M doesn’t have: Bushnell’s Jolt technology, which causes the unit to vibrate when a golfer locks in on a flag. It doesn’t quite have the range of the Pro 1M (300 yards instead of 550 yards) or the zoom (5X instead of 7X), but its smaller size, cheaper price and plentiful 300-yard range makes it the best rangefinder for the money on the list.

For the most detail-oriented golfers, it also comes in a Slope version for $100 more (note: if you’re interested in a rangefinder with slope capabilities, remember that they’re not legal for tournament play like standard models.

Best for: Golfers looking for the most bang for their buck. Its Jolt technology is great for showing off as well. [/three_fourth][one_fourth last=”yes”]

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3. Leupold GX-4i Digital: $499  (3.5 out of 5 Stars)

Leupold GX 4i

[three_fourth last=”no”]Leupold’s GX-4i has a 450-yard range that measures distances to one-tenth of a yard (or meter), making it the most exacting model on the market. It is also designed with a 6X zoom and the company’s TGR Slope functionality, which can be added by attaching the company’s yellow Smart Key to the chrome face plate (Note: neither face plate makes the rangefinder legal for tournament play). And we’re just getting started with its unrivaled amount of features.

The GX-4i’s Prism Lock technology beeps and freezes the display when it locks onto the highly reflective prisms already incorporated into many course’s flag sticks, which is a nice touch. It also has a fog mode, which cuts through “first targets” like fog to help golfers get the yardage they want in poor weather conditions, as well as a club selector, which allows golfers to program the GX-4i to recommend clubs for certain yardages. At 7.1 ounces, the GX-4i is also about 5 ounces lighter than Bushnell’s Pro 1M and significantly more compact.

Call us old fashioned, but we’re not sure that golfers really need the added complexity of club selector, or the rangefinders “fog” and “scan” modes. And the added options don’t make up for the fact that we found it more difficult to lock onto targets with the GX-4i than any of Bushnell’s models.

Best for: Golfers who want every available option in a sleek, modern package.[/three_fourth][one_fourth last=”yes”]

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4. Leupold PinCaddie: $249  (4 out of 5 Stars)

PinCaddie
[three_fourth last=”no”]We love Leupold’s PinCaddie rangefinder because of its simplicity. It has everything we liked about the GX-4i: 6X magnification, a high-contrast LCD display and the company’s ultra-accurate PinHunter laser technology. And while it’s maximum flag range is only 250 yards, we feel it’s a worthwhile tradeoff for the unit’s $250 cheaper price.

More important for golfers who play in tournaments is that the PinCaddie lacks slope functionality, making it legal for tournament play. It runs on the same CR-2 lithium battery as the GX-4i, but swaps it aluminum construction for a rugged plastic design and tips the scales at a slightly lighter 6.8 ounces.

Best for: Price-conscious golfers who like the look, feel and performance of a Leupold. [/three_fourth][one_fourth last=”yes”]

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5. Bushnell Tour Z6: $399 (4 out of 5 Stars)

Bushnell Tour Z6

[three_fourth last=”no”]Bushnell’s Z6 rangefinder has a 450-yard flag range, and the company’s ESP (Extreme Speed Precision) technology to allow for faster, more accurate reads than Bushnell’s Pro 1M and Tour V3 models. It’s also unbelievably compact (about the size of a deck of cards), with a 6X zoom and an accuracy of plus-or-minus 0.5 yards. From 5-to-125 yards, where golfers needs the most precision, the distances are displayed to one-tenth of a yard.

The Z6 has the same Posi-Thread battery door for its 3-volt lithium battery as the Pro 1M and Tour V3 models, and is legal for tournament play. But golfers can get a 100-yard longer range from the $100-more-expensive Pro 1M, and the company’s Jolt Technology from the $100-cheaper Tour V3. Both those rangefinders are available in slope models as well, if that’s your thing.

But if you’re looking for the smallest, easiest-to-use rangefinder without the frills of Leupold’s GX-4i and more power than the Leupold’s PinCaddie, the Z6 is probably the rangefinder for you.

Best for: Golfers who want the smallest, most powerful rangefinder on the market for tournament play. [/three_fourth][one_fourth last=”yes”]

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  1. Chad

    Jun 15, 2018 at 11:49 am

    even though this article is written in 2013 I think it still holds the same command on the rangefinders. Also if possible suggest me which one to get a Golf GPS or Rangefinder? I have a budget of 200$ and would like to know others opinion.

  2. Max Moon

    Oct 25, 2017 at 2:57 am

    It’s really awesome post and I love it. This top 5 best golf rangefinder is really good and it is the best in the market. It’s helped me lots to find the best golf rangefinder. Thanks for your good research.

  3. Dan

    Dec 15, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Pinseeker is such a must. I have shaky hands and can’t make a rangefinder without pinseeker work.

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  5. Carl Loves Golf

    Oct 23, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Bushnell rangefinders FTW. Otherwise, I just use golf gps apps instead.

  6. TGG_Chris

    Jun 15, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Even in 2016, the V3 is crazy good value for the money compared to what’s out there. The TecTecTec 500 model is also pretty solid for budget. The only reason to pony up >$300 is for the Bushnell X7 because of the 7x zoom – it makes it a lot easier to shoot 200+ yard distances.

  7. iyke20024

    Jan 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Bushnell Z6 is now the top lbest golf rangefinder for 2015. Leupold GX-3i or 3i2 is also a very good choice. Would be great of GolfWRX make an updated review for 2015. Waiting for that!

  8. Jaxson

    Apr 8, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Whatever you’re using learn how to use it and pick up the pace. I play with two guys who slow everybody down trying to figure if it’s 150 or 153. I use a Garmin watch that gives me front middle and back, automatically advances and is always there even at 67 to the middle.

  9. Golf Geek

    Mar 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I like the Leupold Gx-31, but the Bushnell is a better deal.

    See our top list here: GolfGearGeeks.com

  10. longsyne

    Jan 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    what is the best rangefinder out for under $250.00 ?

    • Val B

      Jan 25, 2014 at 6:56 am

      The Bushnell Tour V3 isn’t quite that low, but close enough that I would consider spending the extra to get it. The Callaway X-Hot is a great little unit and well under $250.

    • bestgolfrangefinder.org

      Feb 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Hi..I would recommend you go for Bushnell tour V3 standard edition. Its around that price. Check out my golf rangefinder comparison table for all the top golf rangefinder.. it includes the price and features.

      I hope it helps

      • sam

        Apr 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

        Thanks man. Nice and comprehensive table also useful tips and guides

  11. hank rick

    Jan 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I’m in the process of buying a 4i ..?? dose this unit realy worth the $499 ?

    • best golf rangefinder

      Feb 22, 2014 at 2:53 am

      Leupold GX 4i is still not as rated as the 3i. One issue is the speed. The difference between 3i and 4i is the slope capability. with slope edition you can do much more. However slope capability is not allowed for tournament play. 4i can be converted anyway.. the slope feature can be removed if you wanna use for tournament. so its convertable.

      3i is comparable smaller in size. but one issue now is that the manufacturer no longer produces 3i. Dont know the reason why but I guess its because of 4i. people still look for 3i. So depending if you really need the slope featured and also love leupold..

  12. MTGC7379

    Dec 29, 2013 at 5:59 am

    In perfect condition the Bushnell works perfectly. the reviews are always made under perfect conditions if they were not the ratings would not be published as the company would never sell anything.
    No different than any other review site. You pays your money you takes your chance.

  13. KH

    Dec 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Bushnell customer service says the V2 should work for 10 rounds per battery. That is a $100 a year for me. Really!!! I have friends who replace their battery for the same unit once a year and play more rounds than me. Sounds like a quality control issue Bushnell won’t step up to. Never again.

  14. Boo

    Oct 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Wow, Bushnell better up its game in customer service – they just lost my $500 puchase this week. Leopold all the way!!!! Customer service is everything, Bushnell will learn the hard way!!

  15. Jimithy

    Oct 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I had a Bushnell Tour Z6 and it worked OK as long as it was in bright sunlight. I live in the UK and so as you can imagine I don’t get to play in bright sunlight very often. In lowish light conditions the Z6 had a red hue across the screen (even with the brightness setting turned down). The red hue made it unusable. Sent it back to Bushnell and they were rubbish and said it worked OK, very poor service from Bushnell. I won’t buy anything from them again.

    • Dave McFeely

      Jul 31, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Have a Bushnell with slope. Lost cover for Battery and try as I may, could not get any help from Bushnell to get replacement cover. Local agent in Dublin did not want to know, Bushnell Uk again were no help. Don’t bank on them for service.

  16. Will Jackson

    Oct 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I am looking to buy my first range finder for under $300. What are the best options?

  17. chris

    Oct 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    which of the leupolds have the slope????

  18. J C

    Oct 2, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I find that the Bushnell display gets washed out in bright sun so I bought the Callaway made by Nikon. I hadnt tried the Leupold previosly. I’ve had the original battery for over 2 years, I take it out in winter, Buffalo, NY, golf May to October ish.

  19. Gil Viera

    Sep 30, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Email regarding the “E12” error on the Bushnell Pro 1m rangefinder:

    This product has been discontinued and any new range finders will be announce in the first quarter of 2014 on our web site http://www.bushnellgolf.com . I hope this is of assistance.

    Please do not reply to this message.
    Bushnell Customer Service
    1-800-423-3537
    cid:[email protected]
    Thank you.

    • H B

      Oct 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      I just used my wife’s new Leupold gx-3i (to compare it to my old Nikon 800). It works great, fast and easy!
      If the Bushnells are any faster, they must know the yardage before I click…

  20. Alex

    Sep 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

    And, the build quality between the two is night and day, at least when it comes to the entry level option.

  21. Alex

    Sep 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

    I should say, both of these brands.

  22. Alex

    Sep 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

    As someone who sells both of these two units, I have to say there is quite a difference between what customers tell me, and what this article says.

  23. Jonathan

    Sep 27, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I just bought the Bushnell V3 slope edition and I am very concerned about the cost of replacing batteries. Can anyone suggest a rechargeable battery for this unit?

  24. Paul

    Sep 23, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I have the Leupold gx-4 and I love it. I recently tried the GX-4i in the store and it won me over the moment I hit the button. Talk about quick, point click and it gave me the yardage. No waiting, I thought it was a fluke so I tried different yardages and all of them were point click and number that quick.

    • Phill

      Sep 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

      I went with the 4i as well and put the skycaddie on the shelf. It is quick and accurate even without locking on a reflector. Leupold needs to increase it’s marketing budget. By far much better than Bushnell, Nikon and the rest of the lot.

  25. GolfWRX

    Sep 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    The Leupold devices won 2 of our top 5 devices. Obviously we felt they were excellent. We placed the Bushnell slightly above them for ease of hitting the target and time it took us to get a confident reading. You will please make note that the Nikon, Zeiss, Laser, Callaway or the Simmons were not given the “Best” award. Only Bushnell and Leupold were awarded the best of the best.

  26. johan melander

    Sep 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    How can you possible rate Bushnell as superior to Leupold?? That completely beats me. I’ve tested most of the rangefinders featured here and I belive the Leupold GX3i is by far the best. No Bushnell is even comparable with the Leupold GX3i in terms of speed.

  27. JoeSchu

    Sep 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Leupold GX1 all the way. Good value, lightening fast, simple to use, great battery life. Got mine for Father’s Day in 2012 and haven’t looked back. Fantastic stuff.

  28. Bmac

    Sep 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Leupold only in my bag. There’s a reason their optics are used by military’s across the world.

  29. Henny6

    Sep 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I have the Bushnell V2 and I play every week at least once and sometimes twice. I replace the battery once a year. I have not experienced any problems acquiring distant to the pin or any other object such as sand traps.

  30. Derek

    Sep 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t know what Golfwrx is thinking. Haven’t they ever heard of Laser Link Golf. It is by far the easiest to use. All their rangefinders are pistol shape and so much easier to hold steady. They are also, the company that invented the prisms witch help all laser rangefinders. Golfwrx needs to look at the whole category not just the people that advertise with them.

  31. TheLegend

    Sep 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Yep my Leupold was way better than any bushnell I ever had.

  32. X

    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Leupold wins. Period.

  33. bj

    Sep 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    you should include customer service as part of the review. bushnell would fail that with flying colors.

  34. mb

    Sep 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Yep, I sent mine in to be fixed and they sent me a z6 saying the pro1m is being pulled from the market. I like the size of the pro1m. Easy to hold steady and aim. O well

  35. DB

    Sep 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I thought the Pro 1M had lots of issues and they were phasing it out?

  36. pier

    Sep 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    hum… strange..
    i’m in europe playing france and switzerland, index 7.
    i had the small Leupold for 2 years, gave it to my son and bought the gx4.
    all my friends have bushnell, leupold is not well known here.

    1rst accuracy: imagine hole 3, 230 yards, green down, sunny all hole except part of green in shadow where you have the flag. Both Leupold: point,click, you have the distance! 2 models of bushnell: point, click, click, click and click… and nothing!
    on any hole, Leupold point and click and you have distance. Bushnell point, click and perhaps you have, or perhaps you click one more time!

    2nd battery life: Leupold CR2 2 years for the small madel or the big one. All my friends need 3 batteries per year!

    My experience…
    best

    • GolfWRX

      Sep 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Changing times. As one of the testers for this article I can say the Bushnell Pro 1m in use for a full year over 50 rounds and yet to need a battery. Leupold takes us more time to get the number than our Bushnells we tested.

      • David W

        Sep 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

        I have buddies with Bushnell Tour V2s and they couldn’t believe how fast and easy it was to lock onto pins with my Leupold GX-3i.

      • Arky

        Oct 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        You are very fortunate or you know a trick. I go thru 2 1/2 batteries a year. Always have to have a new one in the bag because you never know when it’s going to fail. Have had the original small Bushnell and now the V2 the last 3 years, Deciding on which way to go and leaning Leopold.

  37. R

    Sep 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    in before the negative comments about rangefinders!

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Motocaddy M7 Remote and M5 GPS DHC electric cart review

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I have been thinking about electric golf push carts, or trollies, ever since I started playing in my league seven years ago.

Motocaddy has been making high-quality electric, and non-electric, carts since 2004 and has a couple of great options for the golfer who loves to walk. Motocaddy was nice enough to get their M7 Remote and M5 GPS DHC in my hands to try out on the course for a few weeks.

I have had a lot of people stop me to ask about the carts, and the one thing I keep telling them is that these carts are just flat out fun to use on the course.

Motocaddy M7 Remote

The M7 Remote was very easy to get set up right out of the box. All you have to do is charge the battery, install the wheels, and you are pretty much ready to go. The M7 folds up pretty small, just a little larger than the 3-wheel pushcart that I had been using for years. Getting it to the course should be no problem with just about any trunk space. Now, the one downside to an electric cart is the weight when moving it around, and both carts come in at around 35 pounds each. Even with that extra weight, I didn’t have much trouble lifting them in and out of the back of a pickup.

The M7 unfolds quickly with the flick of two levers and extends the front wheels automatically. Once unfolded, you drop in the battery, plug it in, and secure your bag. If you own a Motocaddy bag, they have developed a really nice system called EasiLock that involves two metal studs that fit into the bottom of the cart. This system also includes a molded base that prevents the bag from rotating at all, even on the roughest terrain. You can still use the M7 with almost any other golf bag as it includes elastic straps that wrap around the top and bottom of the bag.

As soon as you plug in the battery the LCD screen comes to life and you are ready to go. You can use the M7 without the remote by using the dial on the handle to control the starting, stopping, and speed. But the M7 has a remote that is activated by a simple press of the power button to get going. The remote is very simple with just five buttons to control where the M7 goes.

Getting a feel for the M7 takes no time at all and by the time you drive it from your car to the 1st tee you will be in complete, and confident, control of the cart. You simply press the “+” button to start moving forward and the cart takes off gently without any rattling of your clubs, and you can press that same button again to increase the speed. The cart will go from a slow crawl, for bumpy or tight areas, too, as fast as I could run with just a few presses of the button. The big red “stop” button in the center stops the cart immediately, and when stopped it is locked in place, even on steep hills. You don’t have to worry about remembering to set the brakes or anything because it is done automatically.

Steering is just as easy: simply press the right or left button to turn the cart. Small, quick presses will just slightly adjust the cart as it moves down the fairway while a long hold of the button can make it turn on a dime to the right or left.

Almost everyone asked me how stable the cart was and if it would tip over. I can proudly say that it has stayed upright even on some unseen bumps at maximum speed. Side hills, ruts, and even curbs are handled with ease with the help of the small rear wheel.

I really enjoy strolling down the fairway with nothing but the M7’s remote in my hand — it just makes golfing more fun!

Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC

After using the M7 and its fancy remote, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like not having it. But to be honest the M5 was just as fun to use, but for a different reason.

As the name suggests, the M5 has a built-in GPS with 40,000 courses preloaded into it. The screen is a good size, pretty responsive to the touch, and easy to read in direct sunlight. Having the GPS directly on the cart is great, you drive up to your ball and immediately have yardage to the front, back, and center of the green as well as bunkers and hazards. You can easily toggle between screens on the GPS and it offers a couple of different views to help navigate the hole. The M5 can also keep score and let you know shot distances right on the screen. Motocaddy even includes nice little touches like a screen protecter kit to ensure durability.

Driving the M5 is just as easy as the M7 with using the dial on the handle. And speaking of the handle, the grips have a great tacky rubber that grips well even in hot and humid conditions. To start the M5 you just press the dial down and the cart will gently start down the fairway. You can turn the dial to increase or decrease the speed — I found between 5-6 to be the most comfortable for me. But the speed can go up to a very fast pace if you are looking to set a record for fastest round of the day.

As you walk down the fairway, or rough, stopping the cart is as simple as pressing he dial again. When stopped the M5 engages a parking brake automatically so you don’t have to worry about it running down a hill without your approval. The M5 has tons of power to go up just about any hill and the Down Hill Control (DHC) keeps the speed consistent even when going down a steep decent.

Since the M5 has so much power, and it is a little heavy, I thought steering would be a little bit of a challenge. It wasn’t, at all. Guiding the M5 took very little effort and slight adjustments going down the fairway were very easy. Really tight turns took a slight bit more effort as the torque can want to go forward a little more than turn. Again, once you get the M5 from the car to the first tee, you will be a master at driving it.

Overall, Motocaddy has created two great carts that provide additional enjoyment to walking your favorite 9 or 18. Having the ability to walk without carrying or pushing your bag, clubs, and whatever else goes with you. I like them so much that it is going to be hard to get the M7’s remote out of my hands when I go play!

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Crossrope weighted jump rope & app

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An 18-hole round of golf averages out to just under five miles of walking, which on its own is a good workout. Once you throw in some potential uphill trekking you get some serious cardio too, but if you all looking for a quick workout between rounds of golf look no further than Crossrope.

Crossrope – The details

Crossrope is a system of the weighted jump rope that allows you to quickly switch the weight of the ropes you are using to boost your workout—they range from 1/4 lbs all the way up to 2 lbs depending on the kit you start out with. There is an accompanying app that helps you go through multiple workout routines and is available free, or you can upgrade to the entire library of workout routines along with more workout tracking options.

This is NOT your middle school jump rope

The handles are heavy duty and feature precision bearings to allow the rope to move smoothly around as you go through a routine. They are also ergonomic and fit into your hand naturally, which making gripping easy, something that is really nice when you’re swinging a 2 lbs coated steel cable around. The handles also come with a fast clip system to make changing cables depending on your selected workout easier too.

The ropes themselves are made from braided steel and are almost impossible to tangle, allowing them to be easily transported and stored when not in use. All in you are getting a premium piece of workout equipment that is effective and easy to store—hard to same the same thing about a treadmill.

When it comes to a workout, skipping rope is one of the most effective cardio workouts you can do, and with Crossrope, you can get both cardio and low impact weight training when using the heaviest ropes, and follow along with the guided workouts.

As someone that hadn’t used a jump rope in over a decade, starting out lighter was a nice way to ease in before moving up, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy and fun some of the workouts in the app were. If you are looking for a fun way to add something to your workouts, or you just want to try something new to get you into golf course walking shape, this could be right up your alley. To learn more check out crossrope.com

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WRX Spotlight: Athalonz EnVe—The best golf shoes you’ve never heard of

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One of the coolest parts of being in this part of the golfing world is being able to shed light on smaller companies that typically get overshadowed by their bigger corporate brothers.

So, this post is about one of those products that is definitely competitive against top golf shoe companies, and it’s made by a company called Athalonz, which is based out west in Arizona. Typically known for its innovative baseball cleats and insole packages, Athlonz newest addition takes the patented design to the world of golf with the EnVe golf shoe.

These have started appearing on the world long drive circuit due to the amount of traction they get, allowing players to swing harder. So for the last few months, I have gotten to wear them and see if they are as good as the company claims.

Athalonz EnVe: Living up to claims

The main selling points of these shoes are focused on two things

  1. Design that delivers more power and stability
  2. Custom comfort that lasts all day

These are somewhat difficult to combine into one shoe, and though they are on the heavier side, Athlonz are completely worth it for the benefits. It is obvious that they made strides to hit each box on the list for a great shoe. The patented design has been adapted from their baseball cleat and introduces a spikeless golf shoe with a circular design that allows the player to gain traction through the golf swing. This gives a player the chance to swing harder and faster without losing their footing. They also offer insole packages that help with correct bodyweight placement to help add an extra layer of consistency.

Secondly, it’s very noticeable that there was plenty of thought given to comfort with a roomy toe and custom insoles to fit your style. Additionally, ankle padding helps to provide more stability and comfort.

On another note, they have a good sense of style with a more classic, casual take. In addition to the pictured white/brown color, there’s a black/grey colorway as well.

After multiple months of wear in all types of conditions, these shoes have performed great for me with all the traction I need and while feeling great throughout the round.

Verdict

I am a person who tends to support smaller companies when I can if they make good products. Any support for them goes a long way—especially in the golf business. Since these shoes will set you back about $150, I wanted to be sure they are worth it for the money and they absolutely are. Seriously, for anyone looking to boost their shoe game and help alleviate aching feet and ankles, give these a shot.

 

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