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BUSHNELL GOLF INTRODUCES PRO X2 LASER RANGEFINDER

Slope-Switch Technology Leads Host of Premium Features on Bushnell’s Most Advanced Laser Rangefinder 

Overland Park, Kan., January 24, 2016 – Bushnell Outdoor Products, makers of the #1 laser rangefinder on the PGA Tour, today introduced its latest innovative laser rangefinder – Pro X2. In an effort to continue catering to over 95 percent of PGA Tour pros and top amateurs who trust Bushnell laser rangefinders, the Pro X2 is engineered with Slope-Switch Technology allowing the golfer to easily toggle in and out of Bushnell’s patented slope mode. The new function allows the golfer to utilize Slope to get compensated distances when needed and have a USGA conforming device for tournament play. 

 “The Pro X2 provides golfers with the best of both worlds with a 2-in-1 Laser Rangefinder. Slope-Switch Technology makes it extremely easy to get compensated distances with a flick of a switch,” said Derek Schuman, Bushnell Golf Marketing Manager. “The introduction of the Pro X2 demonstrates our passion to provide Tour players and elite amateur players with the most precise distance measuring devices on the market.” 

The Pro X2 has rubber armored metal housing that makes the device fully IPX7 waterproof, incredible range capabilities of up to 1,300 yards (450+ yards to a flag), 2nd Generation E.S.P. (Extreme. Speed. Precision.) and PinSeeker with JOLT Technology.  Dual Display Technology allows users to easily toggle between the bright red display featuring VDT (Vivid Display Technology) or the crisp black display.

Bushnell Golf also included JOLT Technology amongst the host of features offered in the new Pro X2. When the golfer aims the Pro X2 at the flag, JOLT Technology will provide short, vibrating bursts to reinforce Bushnell’s advanced PinSeeker Technology has isolated the target and locked onto the flag. The vibrating bursts provided by JOLT Technology will assure golfers have the exact distance to the flag. 

 The Pro X2 is also equipped with 2nd generation E.S.P. technology.  E.S.P. provides yardage five times faster and more accurately than ever before. Not only has the acquisition speed been increased to a lightning fast level, E.S.P. provides ½ yard accuracy from five to 125 yards, and the distance is displayed to 1/10th of a yard.  Having more accurate distances creates the confidence the golfer to hit every shot with confidence.

Pro X2 Features

  • Slope-Switch Technology
  • Rubber Armored Metal Housing
  • IPX& Fully Waterproof
  • Duel Display Technology
  • PinSeeker W/ Jolt Technology
  • Accurate to ½ yard
  • 6X Magnification
  • Ranges 5-1,300 yards; 450+ to a Flag
  • 2nd Generation E.S.P.
  • Fast Focus System
  • Stable-Grip Technology

The Pro X2 will be available at Bushnell retailer’s nationwide beginning in early March.  Retail price for the Pro X2 is $499. 
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is the #1 electronic measuring device choice of golfers, offers a full array of rangefinders, which continue to change and improve the way golfers assess distances, ultimately improving performance. For more information on the Bushnell Golf family of rangefinders, visit the company’s website at www.bushnellgolf.com. To obtain images of the Tour V4 Shift, please go to www.bushnellgolfpr.com

About Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.

Contact: Derek Schuman – Bushnell Golf (913) 752-3426 / dschuman@bushnell.com

 

BUSHNELL TOUR V4 SHIFT DELIVERS PERFECT COMBINATION OF SIZE, SPEED ACCURACY, SLOPE AND JOLT

Tour V4 Shift Introduces Slope-Switch Technology 

Overland Park, Kan., January 24, 2017 – Bushnell Golf, makers of the #1 Laser Rangefinder on the PGA Tour, today unveiled the new Tour V4 Shift rangefinder. The Tour V4 Shift is faster than the Tour V3, 30 percent smaller and more ergonomically designed to increase the ease and accuracy in acquiring yardages. The introduction of Slope-Switch Technology allows the golfer to conveniently toggle between Slope mode for compensated distances and non-slope mode for legal use during tournament play. 

 “The compensated distances from our patented Slope technology are trusted by PGA Tour Professionals and playing pros around the world,” said Derek Schuman, Marketing Manager at Bushnell Golf. “Amateurs can now have these same compensated distances, while having a Laser Rangefinder that conforms to the rules of golf. By disabling slope during tournament play and for posting handicap rounds, the Tour V4 Shift conforms to the USGA rules.”

Leading with precision technology, Bushnell Golf is also proud to include JOLT Technology the Tour V4 Shift. When the golfer aims the Tour V4 Shift at a flag, JOLT Technology provides short vibrating bursts to signal Bushnell’s advanced PinSeeker Technology has isolated the target and locked onto the flag. Along with the JOLT Technology, a faster processor has been incorporated into the unit to provide yardage readings faster than the Tour v3.

Product features include:

  • PinSeeker with JOLT Technology to confirm the laser has zeroed in on the flag
  • Accurate to within one yard
  • Five to 1,000-yard range performance (400 yards to a flag)
  • 5x magnification (objects appear 5x closer)
  • Ergonomic design with Stable-grip technology
  • Fast Focus System
  • Rain proof
  • New premium carry case and three-volt battery included 
  • Industry-leading two-year warranty 

The Tour V4 Slope will both be available at Bushnell retailers nationwide beginning in March. The retail price for the Tour V4 Shift is $399. 
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is the #1 electronic measuring device choice of golfers, offers a full array of rangefinders, which continue to change and improve the way golfers assess distances, ultimately improving performance. For more information on the Bushnell Golf family of rangefinders, visit the company’s website at www.bushnellgolf.com. To obtain images of the Tour V4 Shift, please go to www.bushnellgolfpr.com

About Vista Outdoor Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.

 

NEW BUSHNELL EXCEL GOLF GPS RANGEFINDER WATCH INCLUDES BLUETOOTH INTEGRATION 

Easily Update Courses and Get Smartphone Notifications on Your Watch

Overland Park, KS, January 24, 2017 – Bushnell Golf, #1 in Electronic Measuring Devices, unveiled the next generation of distance made simple golf products with the introduction of the Excel Golf GPS Watch. Bushnell’s next generation of GPS watch will integrate Bluetooth technology to work seamlessly with the Bushnell Golf App. 

The Excel, Bushnell’s most advanced GPS watch, has been redesigned to meet the ever-changing needs of golfers wanting wrist-mounted devices and comes pre-loaded with more than 35,000 courses. In addition, it’s equipped with Bluetooth capabilities allowing the golfer to use the Bushnell Golf App to get course updates without needing to sync with a computer and receive call, messaging and calendar notifications on your watch. The Excel is an easy-to-use wrist-worn GPS rangefinder with instant yardage measurements in a simple, fashion-forward design and with no membership fees.

 “We are excited about new technologies within the Excel and introduction of the Bushnell Golf App,” said Derek Schuman, Marketing Manager at Bushnell Golf. “With the ever-changing needs in wearable technology, we created our most advanced, user-friendly GPS Watch,  providing golfers the ability to enhance their game at an affordable price.”

The Excel has industry-leading battery life - lasting three plus rounds before needing a charge. Additional features include a full frontal optical mounted color display with auto brightness adjustment, pedometer, odometer and the ability to get up to four hazard distances per hole. 

The Excel Golf GPS Watch is capable of instantly recognizing courses. The Bushnell App allows the golfer to book tee times, pay, confirm and set tee time notification all from a smart phone.

 Features:

  • Bluetooth integration with smartphone for course updates and smartphone notifications
  • Integrated Fitness Step Counter
  • Full front optical mounted color display with auto brightness adjustment
  • Long Battery Life – play 3 rounds before charging
  • Easy-to-Read Front/Center/Back Distances
  • Up to 4 Hazard Distances Per Hole
  • Over 35,000 courses worldwide preloaded for instant use

 The Excel Golf GPS Watch will be available at Bushnell retailer’s nationwide in April, with a retail price of $249.99. 
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is the #1 electronic measuring device choice of golfers, offers a full array of rangefinders, which continue to change and improve the way golfers assess distances, ultimately improving performance. For more information on the Bushnell Golf family of rangefinders, visit the company’s website at www.bushnellgolf.com. To obtain images of the Tour V4 Shift, please go to www.bushnellgolfpr.com

About Vista Outdoor Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.