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Russell S

Redmond, WA

Old school, pacing off from yardage markers on the course since 72'; scorecard if they have info.

I appreciate the engineering that goes into club heads, golf balls, shafts. I tried to come up with a formula of shaft length and loft to get specific distances for each club, before the engineers came up with logarithms. I also tried my hand at golf club design. These were in the mid 70's; equipment still had a huge dispersion back then, you needed to learn what the potential of each new ball put into play. Now I get my woods/hybrids from the top club manufactures, 5 years after they are released, helps to figure out what actually worked, and pay a steeply depreciated cost. My last "new" driver is the D4 from Titleist, only because someone was selling the head and I could affix it to a previously owned shaft. I had one experience with lasers when a 1996 LPGA event was held nearby, signed up for caddie. In practice rounds, yardage books were remeasured with a laser co-owned by 4 tour caddies who made copious notes in the yardage books. They were expensive, and the courses I played were all paced off for my own benefit. It will likely be a bit of technology-culture shock to ignore the landmarks I have sought out at a course for so long, but I'll give it a go.

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  • Name and Location: SlicerB in Rocklin, CA
  • How do you currently get your yardages? Garmin Approach
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf? Especially for the recreational golfer, it is a tremendous help as many of us play numerous different golf courses during a season so don't have the familiarity of the courses that the pros get in practice rounds, etc.

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On 12/13/2019 at 6:34 AM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

(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 to eschew technological advancements in favor of a more orthodox approach.

In golf parlance, this group tends to be feel players and might be overheard describing a shot as " a three-fingered 7-iron."

That aside, the merits of distance-measuring devices can't be ignored and if you've been looking for a reason to experience it first-hand, this might be just the opportunity.

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Testers Wanted

We're looking for 10 golfers who don't currently use any sort of distance-measuring device (GPS, rangefinder) to test, review, and keep SkyCaddie's new SX400 GPS.  As you know, MyGolfSpy takes its product testing very seriously. All of our reader reviews are published in our Community Forum. We expect a lot from our reviewers – writing a thorough, detailed, and honest review is a commitment, requiring extensive on-course work as well as participation in the Forum itself to answer questions and discuss product performance with other golfers.

That means to be a potential reviewer, you must be a registered member of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum, where you’ll find thousands of like-minded golfers from all over the world anxious to talk about golf equipment.

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This opportunity is open to golfers residing in the US with access to outdoor testing.  To apply to test and review a SkyCaddie SX400 GPS, reply to this thread with the following information:

  • Name and Location
  • How do you currently get your yardages?
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?

 

 

Nick Lozito, Birmingham Alabama

walk them off like pga tour caddies (4 handicap)

There is a good opportunity that is being missed by price and availability 

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  • Name and Location                Robin Ziuchkovski  North Bend, Oregon 
  • How do you currently get your yardages?         My friend has a range finder.
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?    I’m all for it. 

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Looks like a great distance measuring device, looking forward to reading reviews of those selected

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Looking thru the applicants it seems that many didn’t read the qualifications or requirements.
For those applicants who did read the requirements good luck and have fun and look forward to your reviews.


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Mike, WI

I use either Sprinkler heads, or GPS on the cart if using one.

I think it can help speed up on the course for club selection.  At the range, it can help dial in distance.  Overall I think it is good for the game.

 

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  • Mike Schneckloth (Minneapolis, but heading to Florida soon)
  • Yardages? I look for the 150 yard bush/shrub on the edge of the fairway and add in some local knowledge. Or at a better course, I look for the red/white/blue bricks in the fairway and utilize the 36-inch step I have perfected over the past 30 years.
  • Technology has a place in golf similar to its place in other parts of our lives these days. It can certainly enhance our enjoyment of something we love, but sometimes it should be set aside. Both to remind us of where that love came from in the first place, but also to appreciate the brilliance behind that technology. Used correctly, it can help us reach levels we may not be able to reach otherwise.

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Greg

Verona, Wisconsin

Walk off yardage or get from other players

Beneficial, but very expensive

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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 to eschew technological advancements in favor of a more orthodox approach.
In golf parlance, this group tends to be feel players and might be overheard describing a shot as " a three-fingered 7-iron."
That aside, the merits of distance-measuring devices can't be ignored and if you've been looking for a reason to experience it first-hand, this might be just the opportunity.

sx400_device_500x500_02.jpg.2f83c48658be4212c1bd45a57ef7a4ff.jpg

 

Testers Wanted

We're looking for 10 golfers who don't currently use any sort of distance-measuring device (GPS, rangefinder) to test, review, and keep SkyCaddie's new SX400 GPS.  As you know, MyGolfSpy takes its product testing very seriously. All of our reader reviews are published in our Community Forum. We expect a lot from our reviewers – writing a thorough, detailed, and honest review is a commitment, requiring extensive on-course work as well as participation in the Forum itself to answer questions and discuss product performance with other golfers.

That means to be a potential reviewer, you must be a registered member of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum, where you’ll find thousands of like-minded golfers from all over the world anxious to talk about golf equipment.

C5722F89-227D-4B0A-83EB-64DF140B8FDD.png.c35ad69da04089254a1ff5dd64243a44.png

 

This opportunity is open to golfers residing in the US with access to outdoor testing.  To apply to test and review a SkyCaddie SX400 GPS, reply to this thread with the following information:

  • Name and Location
  • How do you currently get your yardages?
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?

 

 






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Tim / Florida
Currently use on-course yardage markers and estimate distance.
I’m open to on course technology that could potentially improve my golf game.


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Scott  Tennessee

Garmin watch 

It;s best thing to happen in golf since metal woods , Before it was 

always a guess even with stakes and sprinkler heads . I believe the right

yardage can save you 4 to 5 storks a round. I work at KingsCreek Golf Course

and play when ever the weather allows. 

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  • Name and Location: Badhri Rajagopalan, Las Vegas, NV
  • How do you currently get your yardages? Course Yardage Markers, eyeball test
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf? It is good although most avg to good ones are very pricey.

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JC

Santa Ca

Yardage markers from NCGA and cart path markers 

Need all the help with yardage zip can get

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Sam Grecco, Charlotte
I currently use a laser range finder, along with a GPS watch.
Technology has removed the unknowns (yardage, even slope) and allows us to focus on the swing.



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  • Juro/California
  • Skycaddie Touch
  • GPS and Range Finders became necessities to amateur golfers and made golfing much more fun sport

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Greg - Damascus, MD

on course markers, sprinkler heads, yardage poles, pacing

I am all for anything that makes the game easier and more enjoyable.  I like knowing exact yardages versus the estimating that I do now. However, I want something quick. Many of my friends have rangefinders and take forever getting their target. 

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I am in Jacksonville, FL and would love to participate.  There is a course near my house with and outdoor range.

Thanks.

Jack

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William Rivera, I moved to a golf course community in Keystone Heights Florida around 4 years ago and decided to start golfing around 2 years ago at the age of 38. I don't currently have any device for yardage because I don't fell like I'm good enough right now and they are pricey so I can't justify me getting one just yet. But in my opinion of you are making great contact most of the time at least, I think knowing the yardage will help.

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On 12/13/2019 at 5:34 AM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

(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 to eschew technological advancements in favor of a more orthodox approach.

In golf parlance, this group tends to be feel players and might be overheard describing a shot as " a three-fingered 7-iron."

That aside, the merits of distance-measuring devices can't be ignored and if you've been looking for a reason to experience it first-hand, this might be just the opportunity.

sx400_device_500x500_02.jpg

 

Testers Wanted

We're looking for 10 golfers who don't currently use any sort of distance-measuring device (GPS, rangefinder) to test, review, and keep SkyCaddie's new SX400 GPS.  As you know, MyGolfSpy takes its product testing very seriously. All of our reader reviews are published in our Community Forum. We expect a lot from our reviewers – writing a thorough, detailed, and honest review is a commitment, requiring extensive on-course work as well as participation in the Forum itself to answer questions and discuss product performance with other golfers.

That means to be a potential reviewer, you must be a registered member of the MyGolfSpy Community Forum, where you’ll find thousands of like-minded golfers from all over the world anxious to talk about golf equipment.

C5722F89-227D-4B0A-83EB-64DF140B8FDD.png

 

This opportunity is open to golfers residing in the US with access to outdoor testing.  To apply to test and review a SkyCaddie SX400 GPS, reply to this thread with the following information:

  • Name and Location
  • How do you currently get your yardages?
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?

 

 

JASON - Albuquerque N.M

Currently just using fairway markers and memory to come up with a somewhat educated guesstimate to come up with 

I don't see how this negatively changes the game AT ALL. I still have to choose the right club, read the wind and make adjustments, make the swing and hope for the proper ball flight. In this case, all the electronics did was to make the distance portion of the decision almost instantaneously, thus letting work through the rest of my routine while also maintaining , if not, speeding up pace of play.

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Richard Igney.   Fort Wayne, Indiana 

I currently using nothing. In past seasons I have used golf gps apps on my phone. Found issues with some of them so I went back to using yardage markers on the courses along with score card graphs. 

I feel technology can only help improve the game. From new innovations with club materials to the accessories we carry impact our experience. 

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