Golf News for Friday, January 25, 2013 | Products

Leupold introduces new GX-1i, GX-2i model golf rangefinders

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold's® new GX®-1i and GX-2i golf rangefinders feature DNA® (Digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine technology and an infrared laser for instant measurements and accuracy to within six inches of the flagstick or other targets.

With both models, accuracy is displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a yard. Maximum ranging distance is 800 yards.

The GX-1i and GX-2i also incorporate Leupold's popular Prism Lock Technology™. When the rangefinder is in scan mode, Prism Lock Technology makes an audible beep upon identifying a high-intensity return from flagsticks equipped with specialized prisms (already used on many golf courses). With Prism Lock Technology, holding the rangefinder steady becomes less of a concern, and exact distance measurement is assured.

"These two new models include all the high-performing features that have made the GX series rangefinders so successful," said Rob Morrison, Leupold's vice president of marketing. "By incorporating our next-generation DNA engine technology into this platform, GX-1i and GX-2i models take ranging speed and precision to the next level. Leupold has a historic and well-respected reputation for developing advanced technologies to provide pinpoint accuracy for many applications."

GX-1i and GX-2i can be customized to individual needs, and are designed to help golfers of all skill levels take their games to the next level.

Each model features PinHunter® Laser Technology, which effectively filters out large background objects and zeroes in on the flag or pin for extremely precise and fast target acquisition. Golfers can select from seven aiming reticles, choosing the one that works best for the intended target and usage. Distance can be displayed in yards or meters.

The Fog mode feature enables the rangefinder to cut through mist and provide fast, accurate distance measurements.

The GX-2i incorporates Leupold's True Golf Range™ (TGR®) and Club Selector™ features to enhance measurement capabilities. With the TGR and Club Selector features, GX-2i provides accurate ranging information matched to the slope of the shot, atmospheric conditions and a golfer's personal hitting strength.

TGR allows golfers to compensate for uphill shots that play long and downhill shots that play short. Calculated from the laser-measured line-of-sight distance, incline or decline, trajectory of the ball, current temperature and specific altitude, TGR displays the adjusted "plays like" range. For example, a golfer has a lie of 150 yards from the pin but the green sits six degrees above the ball. Using advanced TGR algorithms to automatically account for each factor, the GX-2i indicates the shot should be played as if it were 164 yards.

The Club Selector factors in the golfer's specific hitting strength and TGR to the target, automatically recommending the proper club for each shot. The user simply inputs his or her personal striking distance for three specific clubs and the GX-2i does the rest, even indicating when the distance falls between clubs.
The GX-1i and GX-2i are lightweight and compact weighing 6.1 ounces, and measuring 4.1 inches long, 2.9 inches high and 1.3 inches wide.

Both models have 6X magnification and offer a one-touch scan mode that allows users to sweep the landscape while continuously measuring distance. Additional features include fully multi-coated lenses for a crystal-clear image, an easy-to-read display and fold-down rubber eyecups. Each rangefinder is weatherproof and comes with a Cordura® holster, battery, lanyard and complete instructions.
The Suggested Retail Price for the GX-1i is $374.99 and $439.99 for the GX-2i.

Leupold GX series rangefinders are the official rangefinder of the Professional Tour Caddies of America. Since 2009, caddies using the GX have been involved in more than 50 PGA TOUR victories including three Major Championships.

For more information, go to www.leupold.com/golf or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to golfers, hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

The Official Rangefinder of the Professional Tour Caddies of America.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com