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Decision making is a massive part of hitting better shots. Knowing exactly how far you have to the pin can be a huge advantage to making better decisions. With the Nikon COOLSHOT range, you can find the exact distance to the pin on every shot.

We have all been guilty of selecting the wrong club, falling short of the green and finding ourselves in trouble. This can ultimately lead to giving away shots which is going to hurt you on your overall score.  

Using a rangefinder like the Nikon COOLSHOT 20i GIII or the Nikon COOLSHOT 20 GIII will help you make better decisions to lower those scores. Here are some reasons you should be looking to add one of these from Nikon to your game.

Size matters

The Nikon COOLSHOT 20 GIII comes with a great case, which has a magnetic clip to secure the rangefinder and it can be attached to your golf bag if you choose to do so. It certainly won’t take up a lot of space in your set up. It is a compact shape, lightweight, and fits really nicely in the hands. It’s easy to use and easy to store in your bag, not taking up too much space. 

The Nikon COOLSHOT 20i GIII is compact and easy to store in your bag. (Credit: Nikon)

Clear as day optics 

Nikon are world leaders when it comes to optics and that is exactly what you can expect in their COOLSHOT range. The quality in the lenses and optics are very impressive. With a crisp and clear visual with an adjustable 6x optic lens you can lock to your target with ease so you have the right number to the flag. 

Know your surroundings 

Making sure you know your distance to the pin, but knowing what surrounds the green can be just as valuable. In scanning mode, you can scan your surroundings for up to eight seconds, with a range of 800 yards. If you are standing on the tee with trouble left and right, bunkers down the fairway or greenside, you can see how far away the trouble is. Taking all these distances and yardages into consideration will give you the best chance to hit a shot that won’t lead to your ball finding the trouble.

Locked on 

The second mode is the pin detection setting which looks specifically for the flag. As you’re scanning for the flag, once it picks up and detects the pin it will vibrate. This confirmation of the flag being detected will then give you the exact yardage to the flag to then hit your shot. The locked-on quake system delivers a fast and quick yardage that will give you the number you need to confidently select the right club for the shot.

No slope? No problem

If you want an option that gives you the slope yardages especially on those undulating shots, do not worry. The Nikon COOLSHOT 20i GIII is a great option which gives you the ID yardage, letting you know how far away you are from the pin when all the slopes are taken into account. It delivers all the same features as the 20 GIII but has the addition of the slope to give you the best yardages possible.

The Nikon COOLSHOT 20i GIII has that slope setting to get accurate yardages when the flag is on an incline or decline. (Credit: Nikon)

Get back in play 

Sometimes we do miss the fairway and we find ourselves in a spot of bother, but you can still use the Nikon Coolshot 20 GIII to get you back in play. Whether you’re in the trees or amongst the tall grass and bushes you can still get the yardage you need to get you back in play. You may find there’s more trouble in the direction you want to go, but you can scan whatever that is to see the optimal line you should be taking to limit the damage.

Battle the elements 

If you catch yourself out in the wetter weather, do not worry as the Nikon COOLSHOT range has you covered. Both rangefinders are waterproof, so even when the heavens do open, if you’re the kind of golfer who battles on, you’ll still get the best information on the course.

More Info

For more info on the Nikon COOLSHOT 20 GIII, which is available from £199.99, click here.

For more info on the Nikon COOLSHOT 20i GIII, which includes the slope feature and is available from £229, click here.

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James Tait is bunkered’s Gear Editor. Want to know how the latest Callaway driver, Vokey wedge or Scotty Cameron putter performs? He’s the guy to ask. Better yet, just watch his videos on the bunkered YouTube channel. One of the biggest hitters in the UK, James also competes on the World Long Drive circuit and is a descendent of former Amateur champion Freddie Tait.

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