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(10) TESTERS WANTED: SKYCADDIE SX400 GPS There are far more people out there still using flip-phones than one might think. Call them traditionalists or Luddites, there's always a contingent happy

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TESTERS ANNOUNCED: Testing the SkyCaddie SX400 will be: @SteddyGolf @gregh729 @Will_the_thrill @Quigleyd @gobama84 @CarlH @JohnSmalls @TR1

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Mark Graham, Bristol VA. 24201 

Currently get yardages from my playing partners if they have one that is. Always wanted a measuring device.

My opinion on technology in the golfing world is I think it has made golf more accessible to people by way of learning  and teaching people and fitting people with the correct clubs and helping experienced golfers with distances and what clubs they should use. I grew up when shrubs were your 150yd markers and the rest was just a guess and sometimes even the trees or shrubs were wrong. So I think its great for the golfing world and THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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Andre van der Post, Round Hill Virginia

Step distances off from yardage markers where available

Mixed feelings - like the idea for pace of play but have found in the past that using a rangefinder has made me become mechanical and often results in me just “hitting to a number” instead of visualizing the shot required.

 

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Mike - Columbus, Georgia

I use yardage stakes and my playing partners when they grab their range finders. I have none of that, currently.
 

I feel that tech is completely useful in today’s golf atmosphere. When I had one, I used the Arccos sensor in my driver a lot, but let that driver go. Wish I had kept it. 

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Anthony Cosimano - Northern Virginia (Bull Run), Greater DC Metro Area 

I currently get my yardages and distances from course markers, scorecards, and also knowledge from previous rounds if I have played before. I also factor in pin position based on the courses determination of where they are (A, B, C, etc.). Within 100 yards I simply find a ballpark number and rely on feel alone. I put my phone away completely during rounds, and don’t normally wear anything on my wrists, which eliminates the gps watch gadgets.

I think technology’s advancement has made golf more fun, more accessible, and easier for the masses. That being said, I still believe in the merit of the way I play, and I enjoy the challenge of playing the way the game has been played for a long time now. I truly hope technology can keep courses open, bring in new golfers, keep existing players, and would love to try something new to see how much of a difference it could potentially make. I am not against it by any means - if I were to try something that significantly (or even minimally) improved my game or made my time on the course more enjoyable, I would absolutely convert to technology. Anything to make me a better golfer and the game more enjoyable for more people is a positive in my mind!

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Kevin DeFilippis - Chicago, IL

Do not currently use any yardage technologies.

I think technology in golf is inevitable and is beneficial to speeding up the professional game - giving them access to yardages and numbers quicker. In the public realm, I think technologies should work to also speed the game up and not slow the pace down. Some golfers on a public course spend too much time with technologies, only to still have a poor result because their game is what's really lacking.

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Jeff B

Stonebridge CC

Boca Raton, FL

Use Course Markers for Distance Estimates

Believe Technology for John Q Public Golfers is a Huge Help! Provides obvious guidance and assistance, helps golfer make better decisions and most importantly, speeds up play which I consider a huge issue and concern for golf today. Be it at public or private courses, the pace of play remains an area of concern and technology can help address this matter. 

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  • Name and Location: Steve - Garden City, NY
  • How do you currently get your yardages? Sprinkler heads, or cart GPS if available.  If I'm way off line, like an another hole, I will sometimes ask a playing partner to get me a number.
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf? As long as it makes the game more enjoyable and quick, I'm all for it.  I'm still "old school" when it comes to yardages, but would be interested in trying out my own GPS device to see if it can quickly give me the numbers I need to help speed up play overall.
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Jake

Los Angeles, California

Currently I get my yardages from my friends GolfLogix app when we play. When we don’t play it’s a fun game of guessing!

Technology in golf is evolving our play in every way and helping us improve the game  individually. Being able to track distances and speeds helps us improve muscle memory and smooth repetition. With the SkyCaddie SX400 GPS will help me read and learn every course and with such, I can improve my game to be a better golfer. Testing the SkyCaddie would be an honor!

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Chris / Philadelphia 

I mostly use the yardage sticks along the fairways.

i think using some sort of gps or tech device nowadays is very beneficial to golf bc it helps anyone get accurate yardages to the hole.  I feel the relationship is going in a good direction. Wonder what else golf tech companies have in store for golfers to use.

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  • Name and Location
    • Mark Mitchell
    • Haymarket, VA
  • How do you currently get your yardages?
    • Stakes, walking off the 150 (8 iron) and score card for estimating tee shot if available
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?
    • For the professional and those with disposable income (read trackman etc.) it has really changed the game. I was watching a pop-up clinic on GC where Chamblee asked Rory how radar has changed his perception of the golf swing if at all and he stated it completely changed his thoughts on shot-shaping. His standard (as most of us lay-people) was to adjust stance and club face for draw/fade. Through the use of radar he now realizes it is strictly club path so he now could set up for a draw path but hit a fade and get a more penetrating low fade flight path. 
    • For the amateur golfer I think there is still a gap in maturity for technology. It feels we are still in a bit of the hype-cycle with most. Although the use cases are good the execution tends to fall short at the cost of pace of play. Simple, intuitive and a helpful assist seems to be the sweet spot with most tech trying to do too much to automate the process of the game.
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