This top-of-the-range laser rangefinder combines high level functionality with ease of use, which is a pleasing combination. We love the hole flyovers as well as being able to combine the GPS distances with the accuracy of the laser. It's undoubtedly one of the most complete rangefinders you can buy.
Combines GPS and laser functionality
Lots of extra, useful features
Easy to use
Premium look and feel
Battery life could be improved
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Voice Caddie SL2 Active GPS Hybrid Laser Review
Voice Caddie has enjoyed great success in the laser rangefinder category in Korea over the past few years. Last year, it was named the Official Rangefinder of the LPGA Tour, and the cutting edge SL2 Active GPS Hybrid is sure to boost the brand’s popularity both with Tour players and club golfers who are keen to shoot lower scores.
The attraction lies in how the brand has taken the top technology available for GPS and the best golf laser rangefinders and combined them into one product. There are numerous features to get to grips with in what is a state-of-the-art device, none more impressive than the hole layouts and green yardages. Getting a bird’s eye view of the hole help you to identify danger, and gives you a green light of when to attack. What’s more, you can use your fingers to pinpoint any part of the hole, and it will tell you your distance to the target and how far away it is from the front, centre and back of the green.
Talking of the green, this is where the SL2 can save you a bunch more shots. Active Green View sees the green rotate according to your location, so you can attack the pin from any location on the course. However, what really sets this laser apart is the undulation data that it provides. Each green looks like a heat map, with different colours highlighting the severity of the slopes up ahead on the putting surface. Obviously you want to hit every approach close, and now you have an additional tool to make it easier to do so.
It’s an incredible weapon to have at your disposal, especially if you’re playing a course that you’re not familiar with. How often do you think you’ve hit one close, only to discover you’ve been tricked out by a false front?
You can’t talk about the SL2 without acknowledging its super sleek looks. The design team at Voice Caddie took their inspiration from luxury yachts, and whilst the white leather and aluminium exterior won’t save you shots like the slope and green undulation features, it will impress your playing partners.
We also enjoyed how the carry case makes you turn it on when you pull it out, so you don't have to wait for it to load up like other rangefinders. You can also charge it when housed in the pouch too. Overall, it's surprisingly easy to use given the functionality on offer. Switching from tournament to basic (competition legal) mode is a breeze and the satellite picks up the course you're on in seconds. It will even measure your drives - there's seemingly no end to what it can do and there was really very little we disliked about the user experience, besides fairly regular charging being required between 2-3 rounds.
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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 86 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 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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