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Test In-Progress: Voice Caddie SL2 Rangefinder

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Equipment Type: Rangefinder
Vendor: Voice Caddie

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Testers Announced! 
Please congratulate our 4 testers for the Voice Caddie SL2 test.
@MB59
@Tom D.
@Bucky CC
@blackngold_blood

The Voice Caddie SL2 rangefinder finished just a small step off the podium in our annual rangefinder rankings. That said, the SL2 certainly held its own with category leaders Bushnell, Nikon, and Precision Pro.

With a design inspired by the wood grain and brushed aluminum of high-end yachts, Voice Caddie believes its flagship product, is one of the most technologically advanced rangefinders on the market.

So now we'd like to get some feedback from MyGolfSpy readers. Interested? Apply by clicking the blue "Sign Up" button in the upper right!

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First off, thanks to MGS and Voice Caddie for my first testing opportunity!

I took up the game when I was in my early 30s and living in Rochester, MN in the late 80s - really inexpensive to play ($7.95 for 9 holes), but a rather short season.  Then for the first 15 years of the new millennium, we were busy raising our two daughters, so I didn't have the time or $ to play -- Bumper sticker - Driver carries no cash, has wife and two daughters. 😆

About 5 years ago, I got into a job that had a few golf outings per year, so got back into the game.  That and I had hurt my shoulder so gave up water-skiing. Both daughters are now out of college and off the payroll, so I now have more time and $ to play our great game.  Don't have an official HC, but it is about 11, and I get to play year-round as we now reside in the SF Bay area (with a few trips to Santa Barbara where the in-laws and out-laws live). Front door of my in-laws place is 700 yards from the 10th green of SB muni

I usually get out to play a couple of times a week now, and like to play the back nine early mornings. I currently use Shot Scope V2 which gives FMB, and also The Grint app that gives center of green distance; which for my level of expertise has seemed to suffice.  Will be very interested to integrate the VC SL2 into my game, and report back to everyone on the features and benefits.

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I'm decidedly brand agnostic --  datrek-brand_1456761019__86876.original.jpg.7c24f9ae71c7730ce29a828226731487.jpg - DG Lite II cart bag attached via Top-Lok to image.png.77fe07cbfea697deca64bd4a4263a151.png - Quad XL:

:ping-small: - G400 Max 10.5 - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 5 R

:titelist-small: - TS2 4W - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 RS TS2 7W - Alta CB 65 R

:cobra-small:- Baffler 23* - Aldila NV-HL 65 R

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg - Original Series 0211 - 5-PW - MMT 80 S

:cleveland-small: - CBX2 50 / 54 / 58 - Rotex

image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png - Directed Force 2.1 (Nickel) - KBS Tour - Press No. II 3*

:Snell:- MTB  Black

Tracked by Shot Scope V2

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What's up everyone!  Let's start this intro by saying how bummed I am for @kanoito for having to back out of this one.  That said I am super excited to join my fellow testers for the Voice Caddie SL2 Rangefinder.  I would also like to extend an enormous THANK YOU to MGS and Voice Caddie for this opportunity.

 

For those that don't know me, I go by blackngold_blood, BNG, or just plain old Mark.  I live in north central Iowa in the small rural town of Wesley.  I am a bit of a fantasy sports nut and trade aficionado!  I have bee lucky enough to turn 2 golden tickets into 2 amazing testing opportunities (Lynx Prowler VT irons and Titleist T200 irons) over the last couple of years.  I have been been enjoying this crazy game for the last 25 years. Up until a few years ago I was a big believer in the bomb and gouge concept in golf.  As I age the distance, while still there for the most part, is of less importance.  That is probably the main reason my game has improved like it has lately.  I consider my short game to be the most consistent part of my game but at the same time putting dictates my score more often than not.  I no longer carry an official handicap but as of april last year I was an 8.3.  It is most certainly closer to a 5 now due to the change in philosophy and playing more often.

 

I currently use a generic hunting rangefinder.  It does not lock onto the flag and picks up trees more often than not but gets the job done, sort of! lol  If I am playing a course I don't know or don't play often, I use the GPS feature on the Grint.  I do a lot of guessing of my yardages and have wondered lately if that is the final piece to the puzzle for me to finally shoot par or better over 18 holes.  F4DBEA6B-7E13-4351-89C0-F5CE6FD82089.jpeg.de0a38cea6991b75a0c1b1ba7f0c1c08.jpeg

As this test unfolds, I will be giving the SL2 an honest evaluation.  I will be sure to check number accuracy but will not be comparing it to anything else on the market.  All SL2 all the time!  I will say I am very intrigued by the green undulation function.  I also now have a built in excuse to travel and play some new courses!8CDCFAF8-82CC-4AA9-B6D4-974AB0FA8791.jpeg.0ad1ffe7b40448fbba13d179b5511f1c.jpeg

Will the Voice Caddie SL2 Rangefinder be the answer for me or possibly you? I can't wait to get this in hand so we can find out together!

I will try to get some pics of my course and what not soon.  I just wanted to get this intro up and going!

Please feel free to post any questions, comments, or testing interests in the comments section!

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What is in my Bag Boy Revolver

Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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Official Review: Voice Caddie SL2

Introduction:

Hi, I’m Bucky CC.  You may remember me from such reviews as #CobraConnect Challenge 3, Nippon Modus GOST hybrid shaft, and The Big Beertha (I wish).

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First off, a huge thank you to Voice Caddie and MGS for giving us the opportunity to review another top notch product.

I’ve been messing around with golf for 30+ years now.  Started as a kid in my backyard and currently play about 50 rounds a year in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.  There are a ton of absolutely stunning courses in Wisconsin but the downside is we only have 6-7 months of decent weather each year.  This year the state is hosting the 2020 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits with Wisconsin native Captain Steve Stricker.  I'm volunteering as a hole marshal and will be there each date of the event.

And what’s this?  Steve Stricker also uses Voice Caddie?  Perfect!

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My handicap has been in the 3-6 range the last couple of years.  Over the last 20 rounds Arccos shows I lose the most strokes off the tee compared to a scratch handicap.

Driver smart distance is 278 so the main issue is hitting too many penalties off the tee.  Maybe the built in GPS function of the SL2 will help improve that?

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Approach, Short game, and Putting all come and go depending on the round.  I’m probably most confident with my putter even though our greens looked like this most of the last year:

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They blamed the conditions on excessive rain that led to root rot but no other course in the area experienced problems.  The greens are better now but still inconsistent from week to week as they are understandably shy about cutting them too short.

I’m least confident off the tee when there is danger on both sides of the fairway.  I often hesitate on what club to use knowing that iron may be the best choice on shorter holes but also knowing that most strokes gained analysis shows driver is the correct choice the majority of the time.

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Expectations

For this test I’ll be comparing the Voice Caddie SL2 against a Bushnell Tour V4, Arccos on my iPhone, and I’ll try to find my old Garmin Approach G3 as well.  I don’t use Arccos very much off the tee since I’ve been at my current course for the last 7 years but I do shoot the pin on all approach shots.

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My hopes for the SL2 are that it will be as quick as the Bushnell to find the pin on approach shots and as accurate as my Arccos iPhone GPS for tee shots and layups.  I love the fact that the design was inspired by yacht sailing and the use of aluminum in premium speakers, but at the end of the day the performance is what will determine if it earns a spot in my bag or not.  If they can somehow pull off the 2 in 1 combo that is accurate and easy to use this could be a perfect product.

Can’t wait to get started!

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Driver: :cobra-small: RADSPEED 10.5°, Project X Even Flow RIPTIDE 60 6.5
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: RADSPEED, Fujikura Motore 70 X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, LA Golf Tour AXS Red 85 X
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, LA Golf Tour AXS Red 85 X
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour STiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Black 7

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Removed, OEM change of plans

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:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
MfleKCg.jpg Pro / 9dZCgaF.jpgH2NO Lite Cart Bag / :Clicgear: 3.0 / :918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro LRF

My reviews: MLA Putter // Titleist SM7 // PING i500 // PuttOUT

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286 Comments




A rangefinder test... could be fun, especially against the Arccos Caddie data

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Play a lot of tournaments and use a laser. This would be interesting to try to compare to current devicd 

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I currently use a callaway rangefinder so it would be interesting to test these two brands head to head 

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Currently use an Apple Watch and the 18 birdies app for distances.  This would be nice to be able to compare the two. 

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currently use a Swammi GPS plus a Raythor Range finder with slope.  This one sounds interesting.

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Would love the opportunity to test Voice caddie SL2 laser rangefinder. Would be most interested in how it stacks up to Arccos caddie as well as current Nikon rangefinder

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Currently use Garman S40 watch.  Never used an optical range finder.  Comparing accuracy might be enlightening.

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Currently use a bushnell range finder along with a swami GPS, would love to test the Voice Caddie.

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My Bushnell also comes with a iPhone app which I also use to determine layup yardage. 

 

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Play a lot of golf used Leopold currently.  Have used Bushnell, SkyCaddie, 18 Birdies also.

 

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Would be good to test a d make sure it works in the UK! Seriously, would be good to test against my hole 19 app

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I have a inexpensive Wosports laser. Was skeptical but tested against a Bushnell and Precision Pro and it was surprisingly very accurate. Only major difference was the Bushnell was the only one that had significantly less troubles getting distances in the fog or rain.

Would love to see how the SL2 stacks up!

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Have an older Nikon and would like to see how technology has improved.

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It would be awesome to try this one out and compare it against my Golf Buddy Aim L10-V

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I've been contemplating picking up a rangefinder to complement my ShotScope GPS. I'm always envious of my Buddy's Bushnell. Maybe we can turn the tide?

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I currently use a laser but this one looks like the champ and would love to test it out !

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Currently have a Nikon from 5 years ago and a GOGOGO bought 3 months ago.  Would love to be able to compare and contrast.

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I currently live and die by 18 Birdies GPS. This would be a nice change

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