As far as laser rangefinders go, the Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt plays in the same league with the best of them. The Tour Z6 Jolt is a relatively small piece of gear, packed with awesome features and retailing for $399. Obviously, its main function is to provide you with accurate yardages and boy, this baby really delivers. Once you’ve got the exact info regarding yardages to the trees or the hazards on the golf course, you can sure as hell can pick up your favorite club and go for the kill shot! So, since the main/most important feature of a golf laser rangefinder is to give you accurate information regarding yardages, the Z6 Jolt is packed with the Pinseeker technology, courtesy of Bushnell, which is aimed to seamlessly lock onto flagsticks, accurately and quickly, thus delivering the respective distances in a dependable/fast manner. The Bushnell Tour Z6 will deliver accurate distances both in yards and metric from 5 to 1300 yards and that’s pretty cool in my book, especially if you’re a pro-golfer.
When the rangefinder is pretty sure that it has locked in on a flag stick, it will vibrate, i.e. it lets you know with a “jolt” which is basically a tactile feedback, hence the Jolt name. The display will give you all the essential information by feeding it onto the main screen in a glowing red color which is very easy to read and understand. The focus is fully adjustable and the viewfinder is able to provide you with up to 6x magnification, helping you with finding the flag/other items you’re shooting, making them fairly easy to observe. The device is covered in a tough rubber coating and the case/housing looks very nice and solid, being also waterproofed. This spells “awesome” if you’re playing in Florida or Scotland, doesn’t it? Due to its relatively small footprint, the Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt fits easily in any pocket or it can be clipped onto your golf bag, being light and far from cumbersome. Overall, this is a solid rangefinder, as good as it gets actually, and I particularly dig the tactile feedback, its awesome red screen and its waterproofness; the only thing that can perform better than this baby is a Scottish caddie.