Skycaddie - R&A rule change
As of January 2008 the use of GPS measuring devices got the go ahead from the R&A. This means that at club level the Skycaddie GPS Golf Rangefinder can be used in club competition providing a local rule has been sanctioned by the Club Committee.
Skycaddie SGX Now Shipping
The new Skycaddie SGX has
eventually got its UK release date and is now available for pre-order
and should be shipping from the 2nd week in May.
Compare SkyCaddie SG5, SG2.5 and SG2.5 Lite Rangefinders
Skycaddie GPS Golf Rangefinder
Eons ago, golfers would rely on the expertise of knowledgeable caddies to navigate their way around hazards on a golf course. A game designed for two made perfect sense then and makes even more sense now. The most important role of a Caddie is not to carry the golf bag, put to provide critical distance information that allows a Tour Player to focus on more important matters such as shot execution. Unfortunately, professionals are the only golfers to routinely utilize the services caddie provide, placing amateur golfers at a significant disadvantage. Today’s golfer has to do the caddie’s job and focus on their game at the same time. They simply can not do both roles effectively, stay focused on shot execution and play at a reasonable pace. Without a caddie, or the tools necessary to play their best golf, golfers play at a significant disadvantage – until now. Enter the Skycaddie GPS Rangefinder. The golfer now has the same on course information at his fingertips. With one click of the button on the Skycaddie device the golfer has the exact yardage displayed to the green, pin position and any of the hazards that have been mapped.
Skycaddie on the course
After gaining permission and insight from the local golf professionals,
the Skycaddie certified professionals physically visit each course. They
meticulously walk, map, record, and triple check for accuracy every
possible target that might come into play. We know that you want the
most accurate information. Skycaddie professionals only
use high precision survey-grade equipment to obtain the highest
possible accuracy of all data points on the course. The Skycaddie range
of GPS devices include the top of the range Skycaddie SG5
Membership plans for the Sky Caddie rangefinders start at £29.95 per annum and upgrades are available if you plan to play farther afield in other countries. Further details can be found at the Sky Caddie Membership Details page.
We have selected a few reviews that show some compelling reasons to purchase the Skycaddy
rangefinder. To be quite fair we have scoured the internet and can't
find a negative review. OK the Sky Caddy device may not be for the
purist who thinks that they take some of the skill out of the game. But
in our opinion if it's good enough for the pros it's more than
acceptable for us mere mortals.
New Products for 2010
Already released and in the shops is the cut down version of the SG2.5
known as the Skycaddie SG2.5 Lite. This is a compact unit that will
appeal to the golfer who only requires to know the distances from any
where on the course to the front, centre and back of the greens.