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How Do I Use a Golf Laser Rangefinder, Anyhow?

How Do I Use a Golf Laser Rangefinder, Anyhow?

Looking to drop some strokes by filling your golf bag with new gear? Laser rangefinders are an excellent way to elevate your game with just the press of a button, and TecTecTec is here to show you how.

Whether you’re measuring distance to the pin, a tree or hazard, knowing accurate yardages is a key factor when choosing clubs and hitting shots. With this useful data at your fingertips, you will gain confidence in club selection and vastly improve your on-course performance.

First – what the heck is this thing?

Depending on the model, your new golf laser rangefinder can measure up to 540, 600, or 1,000 yards away. It has an eyepiece with adjustable viewfinder to focus and sharpen your view and comes with a CR2 3V lithium battery, wrist strap and shock-resistant carrying case with cord toggle for protective, easy access during your round.

Understanding modes

Each TecTecTec golf laser rangefinder operates in a few different modes: Normal, Scan, Pinsensor and          Pinslope. A brief breakdown on what these are and when to use them can be found below.


When to use it: Use the default normal mode when you want to quickly measure the distance of an object with not much else in the background.

How to use it: Simply look through the eyepiece and aim the rangefinder’s crosshairs at the object you need to calculate the distance to. Hold the rangefinder steady and briefly press the power button on top one time. The display screen will read the distance of your targeted object in yards or meters.



When to use it: Use Scan mode when you’re measuring the distance to an object when you’re looking for a comprehensive understanding of multiple distances on the course.

How to use it: Press and hold the power button for 8 seconds while sweeping the rangefinder from Object A to Object B and so on. The display screen will read continuous distance measurements.


When to use it: Pinsensor Mode measures overlapping targets to calculate the distance to a flagstick on a green that has a wooded area in the background. This mode senses the pin (flagstick).

How to use it: Look through the eyepiece and focus the rangefinder on an object behind the flagstick. Press and hold the power button and slowly sweep the rangefinder over the flagstick. The rangefinder will then lock in the nearest target – in this case, the flagstick – and the display screen will read the distance. This mode eliminates the possibility of falsely measuring the distance of an object behindthe pin.

PINSLOPE Mode (model-specific)

When to use it: Pinslope mode is available in all TecTecTec golf laser rangefinder models that end with “S” for slope. Pinslope is similar to Pinsensor, but will alsoread out angle-compensated distance, or elevation, in addition to the direct distance. This comes in handy when you are hitting an approach shot into an elevated or depressed green, as the displayed yardage compensates for the elevation change and lets the user know to adjust his or her club selection accordingly.

How to use it: Use the rangefinder as you would for Pinsensor mode, but pay attention to the display screen for additional data to help gain confidence in your shot!

Download TecTecTec’s Exclusive Training Tips Guide HERE

Don’t forget to watch our How-To instructional video with step by step instructions for using your new TecTecTec golf laser rangefinder!

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3 thoughts on “How Do I Use a Golf Laser Rangefinder, Anyhow?

  1. My Tectectec VPro DLX is no longer displaying yardage consistently anymore (although more often than not, I don’t get a reading at all). I’ve had it for about 2-3 years. I’ve been loving it up until the last week or so.

    Any help on this is much appreciated.

    Thank you!

  2. I’ve had my VRO DLX 500 range finder for about 3 years. The numbers and the target (aim symbol) are not visible anymore. Does this mean the unit is no longer good or is there a way to reset the unit?

    1. Hi Gilbert,
      This may happen when the rangefinder is stored in very hot or very cold temperature or stored with a battery over a long period. The lens can build up fog or frozen crystals inside, and the battery could affect the display.

      Please place the unit under the direct sunlight for two to three days maximum 3-4 hours per day. The best place to do it is on top of your car’s dashboard. Please remove the battery before you put it out to the sun.

      If you need further assistance, please contact us by sending an email to

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