BUSHNELL RELEASES TOUR V5 AND V5 SHIFT-WINGMAN SPEAKER

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The new Bushnell Tour V5

Bushnell Outdoor Products a leader in the golf rangefinder industry, and on the PGA Tour, has added to it’s line of range finders in 2020.

“Golfers look to us to provide the most accurate distance readings on the course to perform at their highest level,” said Derek Schuman, Senior Brand Manager at Bushnell Golf. “We are constantly innovating and developing new technologies, and with the addition of our BITE magnetic cart mount, Visual JOLT and our updated slope algorithm in the Tour V5 Shift, we continue to provide golfers the products they need to increase their confidence and play better golf.”

The new Tour V5 rangefinders now include “BITE” technology. It’s BITE magnetic mount allows for a safe secured storage during a round of golf. JOLT is a red ring that flashes when golfers actually lock onto the flag.

More features include a new slope algorithm (Tour V5 Shift only ), Slope-Switch Technology (Tour V5 Shift Only), PinSeeker with Visual Jolt Technology, Builtin BITE Magnetic Cart Mount, Accurate to within 1-yard, 5-1,300-yard range performance (400= yards to a flag), 6x magnification, Bright, clear optics (2x brighter than previous models), A Fast Focus System, Rain proof, Premium carry Case, and three-volt battery included, a two-year warranty.

Available at retailers nationwide by the end of March, Tour V5 retail price $299.99, Tour V5 Shift is $399.99.

The Bushnell WINGMAN GPS Speaker

The Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker, is the first to the market technology that works with GPS and Bluetooth.

“We are excited to introduce a product that will allow golfers to enjoy themselves on the course, while providing them with the functions of a distance measuring device,” said William Flood, Bushnell Golf Product Manager. ” With it’s ability to play music and provide the GPS data golfers rely on, the Wingman GPS Speaker is unlike any other product in the industry, and we are thrilled to add it to the Bushnell Golf family.”

It works by pairing the Wingman with your music source and Bushnell Golf App. Press the remote button to get audible GPS distances from your Bushnell Golf App.

The Wingman GPS Features are. Audible GPS distances and music through mobile applications, Front center and back distances-with customizable for game play, Integrated BITE magnetic cart mount, Auto hole advance, 10+hour battery life, charge other devices from speaker.

The Wingman GPS Speaker will be available in April. Retail price is $149.99. More details at Bushnellgolf.com.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.