Proof that laser rangefinders can be feature packed without being excessively expensive. With a really good display and plenty of features on offer, including slope and scan, this laser rangefinder offers very good value.
Clear and bright display
Yardage stays on display for 15 seconds after zapping the pin
Affordable and reliable
Gold trim is somewhat tacky
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Sureshot Pinloc 5000 IPS Laser Rangefinder Review
A lower price doesn't necessarily mean poor quality when it comes to laser rangefinders in golf, and the Sureshot Pinloc 5000 IPS laser rangefinder has a lot to offer golfers despite its relatively low price.
Watch as Joel Tadman tests out a number of different laser rangefinders from 2021
The overall user experience on this device is fantastic and it feels sturdy and well made in your hand with the yardages being quick to find and very accurate overall. This is the top of the range model in the Sureshot range and so it features pulse technology that let's you know when you're locked on to the pin.
We found the Pinloc 5000 IPS was very good at locating the pin and not getting distracted by trees or any other parts of the environment behind the hole. This also made it very quick at picking up the yardage we were after.
The stand out element of this laser rangefinder is its display, putting itself among the very best golf laser rangefinders in this area. It's one of the clearest we've tested this year and the graphics in the view stand out really clearly from the environment around you. A really cool feature is that, when you have zapped the pin for the yardage, the number stays on the display for 15 seconds after.
On most other laser rangefinders, this number disappears immediately and we found the number staying on the screen for 15 seconds allowed us to quickly check again when we inevitably forgot the number once we went to our bag to pick a club out. It has slope functionality too - a must-have feature on laser rangefinders these days - which can be easily turned on and off with a well placed button underneath the eyepiece.
It has plenty of other features too, with a useful scan mode allowing you to scan the entire terrain and the distance around you for instant yardage of hazards. While we think aesthetically that the gold trim doesn't do much for the premium look, this is a solid feeling, quick and fuss-free laser rangefinder that packs quite the punch for its price. It's one of the best budget golf rangefinders you'll find if you want functionality without the premium price tag.
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.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x