The new GolfBuddy LR5 laser rangefinder builds on the success of the LR4 model, with three modes for different on-course situations and a shape and design that's easier to hold.

Building on the growing success of its golf laser Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs), GolfBuddy has unveiled the new compact LR5 laser rangefinder.

Using the technology of its predecessor, the LR4 model that featured in Golf Monthly’s best laser rangefinders of 2015, this new laser offers enhanced accuracy, style and performance.

It displays distances in both yards and metres, has a range of up to 880 yards and has three operational modes: Standard, Pin and Scan for different situations on the course.

The GolfBuddy LR5 is equipped with three operational modes. ‘Scan’ provides a continuous 10-second display of all objects located; ‘Pin’ homes in on the flag and factors out background noise from trees etc, to give precise readings; and ‘Standard’ provides a single distance to any chosen target from flag to dogleg point or hazard edge.

GolfBuddy LR5 laser rangefinder side view

The GolfBuddy LR5 benefits from significantly improved ergonomics over the LR4, making it even easier to use. The ‘Mode’ and ‘Power’ buttons now sit alongside eachother on the top of the unit, making it simpler for the user to select the operational mode and press the laser.

The battery compartment with its flip-and-twist flap has been relocated to the rear of the LR5, and a non-slip grip pad has been introduced on the side of the rangefinder to give added traction and stability in the hand in wind and rain.

A permanent battery power indicator in the unit’s display lets users know when it’s time to replace the CR2 3V battery included. It’s finished off in a new grey and blue casing with smart metallic detailing and edging to the lens casings, eyepiece and all buttons.

The GolfBuddy LR5 has a RRP of £219.95 and is available now.