Bushnell Phantom GPS Revealed

The new Bushnell Phantom GPS offers quick, at-a-glance distances

Bushnell Phantom GPS Revealed

Bushnell Phantom GPS Revealed - New compact GPS is now easy to clip on to your bag or belt and features Bluetooth for fast updates

Bushnell Golf is introducing an innovative Phantom GPS device with new technologies that make it one of the most simple-to-use distance measuring devices on the market.

Replacing the Bushnell Ghost GPS, the slimline Phantom comes preloaded with more than 36,000 courses and provides simple measurements to the front, middle and back of the green.

New for 2018 is “Bite Technology”, which incorporates a high-powered magnet that ensures the Phantom can easily attach to a belt, electric trolley or any metal surface, providing quick and easy yardage readings.

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Meanwhile, Bushnell’s latest GPS innovation also integrates Bluetooth technology, which works in sync with the Bushnell App, meaning the golfer can make course updates quickly and easily through their mobile phone.

“The addition of Bluetooth and Bite technologies push the Phantom a step above its predecessor, the neo Ghost,” said John DeCastro, Global Product Lane Director at Bushnell Golf.

“Phantom provides golfers with the critical distance information they need, while offering the convenience and reliability they are accustomed to from Bushnell Golf GPS products.”

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As well as front, middle and back distances, the Phantom displays up to four hazard/layup distances per hole. Through syncing with the Bushnell App, the user can also take advantage of auto course and auto hole recognition, a shot distance calculator and a longer battery life, which allows for two rounds of golf before re-charging.

The Phantom is available in four colours – Black, Red, Electric Blue, Neon Yellow – and will be available at Bushnell stockists from March for £99.99.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


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