The Best Entry-Level Rangefinder

Rangefinders allow golfers to get the precise distance to their target at the press of a button. This is one of the reasons why golfers favour them over GPS devices and why the market is very competitive. If your budget is low and you are in the market for a distance measuring device. Then keep reading our comprehensive guide to entry-level rangefinders.

Entry-level Rangefinder Table

GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite – £129.99

The GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite is a brand-new rangefinder for 2020 looking to become the first affordable high-end rangefinder in the market. It offers all the normal features you would expect with a top-level rangefinder. It has a very simple viewport, a compact, and lightweight feel, includes calculations for elevation, and most importantly an affordable price tag. Other features including:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 800 yards
  • Pin Finder with vibration
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case with golf bag hook and easy access toggle closure.

Size: 103 x 74 x 39 mm

Weight: 143 g

Colours: Black/White

GARMIN Approach® Z82 – £579.99

The GARMIN Approach® Z82 is the only current laser rangefinder that Garmin offers and comes with a ton of features, as well as a big price tag of £579.99. It not only gives you the exact distance to the target but also GPS distances like to the front, middle, and back of the green. Not to mention it can also adjust your yardages for the wind and elevation. Other features include:

  • Slope & Wind Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1000 yards
  • Flag finder with a buzz
  • Waterproof rating of IPX7
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 123 x 80 x 42 mm

Weight: 232 g

Colours: White/Black

Bushnell® Tour V5 – £299.00

The Bushnell® Tour V5 is one of four rangefinders that Bushnell currently offers and provides all the features that a regular rangefinder offers with a couple of added extra’s. I feel this device looks great and is used by most of the top professionals but is a little pricy considering the other devices on the market. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1300 yards
  • Visual JOLT
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Integrated BITE magnetic cart mount
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 101 x 79 x 40 mm

Weight: 287 g

Colours: Black/Light Blue

Nikon Coolshot 20 GII – £179.00

The Nikon Coolshot 20 GII is Nikon’s most affordable rangefinder with a competitive price of £179.00. It may not offer all the features of the more expensive brands but does offer a compact, durable, and lightweight design not having to worry about the added extra weight on the golf bag. Other features include:

  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 6 to 550 yards
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 91 x 73 x 37 mm

Weight: 125 g

Colours: White/Black

Volvik V1 – £179.00

The Volvik V1 is one of the most colourful rangefinders on the market, keeping in tune with the bright Volvik golf balls. It has one of the best ranges competing with the Bushnell® Tour V5 of 1,300 yards and has been designed to be compact and lightweight. If your looking for a rangefinder that offers more colours this would be my number one choice. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1300 yards
  • Jolt Function and Vibration Support
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 105 x 72 x 38 mm

Weight: 125 g

Colours: `Black – Black/Mint – Black/Orange – Black/Yellow – Black/Red

Shot Scope PRO L1 – £199.00

The Shot Scope PRO L1 is a NEW rangefinder from Shot Scope known for their GPS watches and tracking tags. Offering all the features that a rangefinder should the PRO L1 comes at a very reasonable price and in two simple colours. It may not stand out for outstanding features but provides a very well-made rangefinder at a good price point. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 875 yards
  • Target-Lock Vibration
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 104 x 75 x 43 mm

Weight: 160 g

Colours: Black/Blue – Black/Grey

Overall Verdict

Overall if you’re looking for an affordable entry-level rangefinder that offers all the expected features in a device, the GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite wins hands down. Its price point is by far the best, it offers a lot of additional functions, it’s compact, simple to use, and lightweight. Bringing me to my decision that the best entry-level rangefinder on the market in 2020 is the GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite.

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New Official Emoji® Range

New Official Emoji® Range

We have some super exciting news we want to share with our Mail Order Golf fans first…


We cant move for Emojis®, on our phones, on the web, even in our emails and we know you can’t either!


From early June look no further for Officially Licenced Emoji® as Mail Order Golf is bringing your favourite funny characters to life so you can get your hands on real life Emojis® either to collect for yourself or be the best present giver of 2016 – wish lists here we come.

Whichever high quality product you choose it will make the ulitmate golf gift and novelty present for that tricky recipient.


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Here at Mail Order Golf HQ we’ve been fighting over our favourite Emoji® for months as we build the catalogue of products available exclusively from us, here are the top 10 that have made our list:

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Pro v1 vs Pro v1x

There are a couple major differences between the Pro V1 & Pro V1X golf balls made by Titleist Golf. At Mail Order Golf theres the common question our customers have about Titleist’s Pro V1 or Pro V1X ‘whats the difference?’ so hopefully this blog will help bring some clarity.

Firstly what do the two models have in common?

  • Its important to note that they are both premium priced golf balls with a MSRP of £51 for a new dozen balls.
  • New V1 & V1X models come out roughly every two years (note the visual differences between the years it the alingnment arrow – the 2015 model has a grey broken arrow).
  • Both balls are tour standard & are used by professional golfers around the globe. 
  • Ether ball you end up using will provide you with fantastic distance, enhanced short game control, a softer feel on the club face, long-lasting durability & simular stop qualities on the green.

Now ‘whats the difference?’

Differences Between Pro V1 & Pro V1X Golf Balls
Pro V1 Pro V1X 
1. Ideal for golfers with a swing speed between: 98-110 mph
2. 3 – Peice ball
3. 352 dimples
4. Softer feel.
5. More spin on the ball.
6. Lower penatrating flight path resulting in more ball roll travel.
1. Ideal for golfers with a swing speed between: 105 mph+
2. 4 – Peice ball
3. 328 dimples 
4. Harder feel (feels firmer off the club face).
5. Spins less which reduces any chance of the ball drifting out of line.
6. Higher trajectory thus giving more carry.

Still not sure which ball to choose? Try our Titleist Pro V1 & Pro V1X mixed pack lake balls there 70% cheaper than buying them new & you can find out which ball is best for your golf game! 

Entry 31/05/2015 by Mail Order Golf

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What Are Lake Balls?

What Are Lake Balls?

What Are Lake Balls?

We’ve all lost at least one ball to a pond or lake over the years, and some of us are more prone to these bad shots than others. Every now and again, divers will retrieve these golf balls from the depths of the waters, so that they can be recycled. By doing so, they keep the lakes of the course clean and allow these often great condition balls to be put back on the market at an affordable price.

Pile of lake balls


 When cleaned, tested and sorted appropriately, lake balls are a fantastic alternative to new balls for golfers, offering world famous products at a much lower cost. That’s where MailOrderGolf comes in – we buy direct from a trusted team of divers, and take extra care to ensure that they are graded and tested, before selling them on to our customers at prices that offer great value for money.


 From respected brands at a fraction of the price such as Titleist lake balls, to cheap lake balls designed for practice, we have a great range of products to choose from. When you buy lake balls online with us, you’ll not only get a fair price, but great customer service and fast delivery to match.

 Stock up on lake golf balls from MailOrderGolf today, by browsing our website to find a brand, model and grade in the quantity you need. Order online or call us on 0845 389 1707 to speak to a helpful member of our team.

Lake Ball on the golf course

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Delivery Information

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*Please note that if the delivery address is one of the following postcodes the base shipping is £14, BT (Northern Ireland), PO (Isle of Wight), JE (Jersey), GY (Guernsey), IM (Isle of Man), HS (Western Isle), TR (Isle of Scilly), PH (Western Isle) KW (Orkney) and ZE (Shetland). These destinations are sent on a two-day service.

*On European destination packages the same shipping charge is charged again per additional 29kg.

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Hit the Perfect Drive with the Right Golf Balls and these Golfing Tips

Hit the Perfect Drive with the Right Golf Balls and these Golfing Tips


Everyone is searching for the perfect drive, which has distance and direction and will leave you in the perfect position to push beyond your opponent. Here are a few tips on hitting the perfect drive.


It is very rare that a golfer is content with his or her game and there are nearly always areas where they can improve. The drive is often one of these areas and what an important one it is. If you can achieve the perfect drive you can get an invaluable head start over your opponents and improve your chances of sinking your golf balls under par. A bad drive however, could land you in a bunker, in some woods or even in a lake and give your fellow golfers an opportunity to gain a vital lead in the game. If you would like to improve your drive (and who doesn’t really?) then here are some tips that could really help.


Golf Balls at the Ready – Tips for the Perfect Drive


Get a Grip

The first thing to consider when trying to achieve the perfect drive is your grip. Forget the hole, the golf balls and everything else for now and get a grip. The overlap or Varden grip is arguably the best with two knuckles showing in the left hand, the V pointing to your right shoulder and the little finger of the right hand on the top of your left hand.

Be Prepared

The preparation for the drive is essential. Focus on a small target in the distance and step to the side and take a practice swing. Then line up your golf balls with your target and bring the club through smoothly but powerfully.

Follow Through

A good clean follow through is another essential element of the perfect drive and then hopefully you can watch your golf balls sailing straight down towards the flag.


The Importance of Quality Golf Balls


One final tip that is just as important is to invest in some good quality golf balls. The best golf balls from brands such as Titleist, Dunlop and Range have been carefully developed to fly straighter and further so they really can help you achieve the perfect drive.


Find Fantastic Golf Balls at MailOrderGolf


If you would like to perfect your drive you will need a selection of quality golf balls and you can find a multitude here at MailOrderGolf. Browse the site and shop online now for fantastic <hyperlink>golf<hyperlink> balls and more.

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