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DIY GOLF – Rangefinder Mount For Push Cart

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Submitted By: MyGolfSpy Reader (Mark)

How-To Build Your Own Rangefinder Mount For A Push Cart

Own a push cart?  How about a rangefinder?  Looking for an affordable and easy way to mount that sucker on your cart?

Well so did I.  So after building my own I wanted to share my DIY Golf project with all the other MyGolfSpy readers.  I needed a way to carry my laser rangefinder on my automatic push cart so it would allow for quicker access when needed. What I decided to do was build a short mono pod type device that would screw into the tripod mount on the bottom of my Bushnell V2 rangefinder. I could then put it into the umbrella holder on my push cart until I needed to use it.

Building this was super easy.  It only takes a few items that can all be purchased from your local hardware store and sporting goods shop.  There are only 4 items needed to build this DIY Golf project.  Below is a list of all the items you will need and the instructions to follow in order to build it.

Items needed:

  • (1) 5 inch ¼ in. – 20 bolt
  • (1) ¼ in. – 20 nylon lock nut
  • 2 ¼ in. washers
  • 3 wiffle balls

Assembly:

Put the 5 inch bolt through the center of each wiffle ball with a washer at each end. Snug the lock nut down onto the wiffle balls until you have about ¼ inch of threads available to screw into the tripod mount on the laser.

Screw the bolt into the laser, and now it can be easily placed into your umbrella holder on your cart.

Own A Different Brand Push Cart?

If you own a Clicgear or Sun Mountain push cart you might have smaller umbrella holders. If wiffle balls won't fit into the umbrella holder on your cart, you should be able to substitute a short piece of PVC pipe with caps on each end.  This could be a substitute for the wiffle balls. Drill a hole into the center of each end cap to thread the bolt thru.

If you decide to build this easy project, I hope it will make your walking more enjoyable.

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Ray January 18, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Would I have to do any modifications for it to work with the medalist horizontal rangefinder.

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Dan March 26, 2011 at 7:21 am

My pushcart has a mesh sling that hangs under the handle to stow my laser. After perusing your site and seeing the easy project I’m impressed. This solution seams just like what I would’ve come up with. I’ll lrt my buddies think so. A very good tip!

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Dale March 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Great idea. Super pictures too.

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Bailey March 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Ok, I just tried to comment and it didn’t work! I’ll try again. I just wanted to say that I thought this was a great idea since my cord on my finder just broke. I’ve been carrying it in my pocket :( Thanks for the idea.

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Dale March 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Very cool idea. Great instructions too.

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John March 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

Love it!

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smart ass March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Next can you show me how to build my own umbrella holder?

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Blu March 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

I used about 8″ of plumbers tape and two screws to make GPS holder Lot of ingenious ways to make holders for the GPS units

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Dave Savage March 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

Great idea! I let my rangefinder dangle from the cart handle by its cord, but if the cart tips or the rangefinder slaps against something, it could be damaged. Also the cord limits how high I can raise the rangefinder usually below eye level.

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woody March 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

Do you have any ideas for GPS devices?

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Golfspy Matt March 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

LOVE IT! Great, great idea. It’s definitely annoying to always be pulling the laser in and out of the bag, and here’s the solution.

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Sandy Koufax March 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

this is awesome! I typically do not walk and I don’t own a rangefinder but I love the ingenuity!

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