Monday, August 2, 2021

Leupold GX-4 Laser Rangefinder – So Much More Than Distance

For more than 100 years, Leupold has been producing precision optics for the most discerning of recreational, military, and commercial uses. Every GX series golf rangefinder has been precisely calibrated to fire a laser beam exactly at the target in the crosshairs; and ONLY the target in the crosshairs. The new GX-4 integrates new cutting edge micro processing circuitry with an advanced infrared laser to accurately zero in on the pin in virtually any weather conditions. And I do mean any weather conditions.

Most rangefinders give the distance from the first object they see, which in some cases is the fog between you and the pin. When placed in fog mode, your GX-4 will cut through the fog and provide fast and accurate feedback to get you on the green. And scanning multiple targets with the GX-4 is a breeze; simply hold down the power button and the display will continually update with new targets as they enter the crosshairs.

Leupold’s Prism Lock Technology allows for unmatched accuracy when using the reflective prisms already incorporated into the pins at many courses. This allows the player to obtain a quick, accurate reading on the GX rangefinder. With Prism Lock, you can be assured your distance measurement is exact even if you don’t have the steadiest hands in the world.

The removable yellow Smart Key on the GX-4 adds several benefits including True Golf Range and the Club Selector. True Golf Range provides distance information based on the slope of the shot, and current weather.

The Club Selector feature combines your specific hitting strength and True Golf Range to the target and automatically recommends the appropriate club for each shot. To set up Club Selector, all you need to do is tell the system your typical distance with three specific clubs and the GX-4 will do the rest.

Last Word 

The features on the Leupold GX-4 are incredible; Leupold has taken the laser golf rangefinder one step further. Now, not only does it calculate slope, it also looks at weather conditions and tells you what club to hit. All thanks to the new Smart Key. And when was the last time your current rangefinder was of any use to you in the fog? The GX-4 actually has a fog mode.

Without the Smart Key faceplate, the GX-4 is just your average, run of the mill rangefinder. Unfortunately this is the mode you must use it in at most sanctioned tournaments. But snap on the yellow Smart Key faceplate and the unit becomes more like your personal golf coach, giving you not only the distance to the pin but what the hole will actually play taking into account the slope and weather conditions. Heck, it will even tell you what club to hit!

The GX-4 from Leupold is available at most golf discount giants such as Golfsmith and Edwin Watts or you can get them online at sites like For more information on the GX-4 and other products available from Leupold, you can visit them online at

David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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