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John Havener, Phoenix, AZ

Currently use GPS if provided on golf cart, otherwise random sprinkler heads and pacing off yardages.

Lasers, watches and apps for your phone are fair, but none are the right combination of accurate while not being intrusive.  I'm not a fan of seeing playing partners lugging their lasers with a handful of clubs, I'm not a fan of wearing a watch while I play and the apps I've tried up to this point on my phone aren't the right balance of informative vs usable.

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Gary S. - Missouri

Golf Pad GPS after Bushnell Rangefinder went swimming.

Prior to retiring worked with automation systems so know how well technology can enhance operations and performance of activities.

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  • Patrick H. San Jose, CA
  • Sprinkler Heads / Yardage Book / Ask someone what distance they had
  • I like tech in golf but it's expensive

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Steve Rose. Myrtle Beach

Currently use Bushnell Rangefinder

Technology in golf is a necessity especially in order to speed up the game.

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Andrew

Mississippi

I either step off yardage using the course yardage markers or a playing partner who has a GPS.

Being able to use GPS speeds the game up and makes it more enjoyable for all.

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Looper, Dallas Tx
I use a Bushnell V4, but when a player needs a very specific number, e.g., when does the fairway end on #13 at Trinity Forest, I have to use my distance map app on my iPhone.

As a Caddie, I love and hate it.

(I can’t post my name bc of an NDA)


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Chris Morrow in (usually) sunny and warm San Diego.

My last device drowned in the rain at Pebble Beach. I walk yardages off and get them from my playing partners. This is how I currently get my yardages.

I like the better and quicker information. I like technology so long as it is easy, accurate, and helps play faster. In genereal, I support technology.

Thank you.

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Dave St.Clair, West Chester PA

Radley Run Country Club, West Chester PA

Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield NJ

Sankaty Head Golf Club, SiaSconset MA

I get my yardages from the 150 and 200 yard plaques in the ground on our course and then estimating distance from those markers. Having played enough golf, I can feel based on the day- cold, wind, how purely I'm hitting it, etc what the stick should be. It works pretty well, but at least every other round, a ball is left horribly short or it is still rising as it goes over the green. If I'm playing a private course, I get the yardage from a caddie, but trust is earned and they become solely bag carriers if the first few green reads or distances in are awful.

Some would say that tech is ruining golf. They cite golf balls that go a zillion miles, equipment that makes the game too, "easy", gps and laser units that provide too much data, I take an opposite view. The purpose of game technology is to make the game of golf more fun for the average golfer, to make it more enjoyable and a welcome break from the work week or whatever the person's responsibilities are. Clubs that make the game too easy? Ridiculous. Many golfers get to play once a week or less, how painful and joy less would this lone weekly game be if the clubs didn't help out like crazy and contribute to minimizing lack of practice time?

Regarding distance measuring technology, my hope is that it would speed up the game some for players out on a course. One of the things that has stalled the growth of golf is how long a round can take; (See the 2019 USGA ad campaign, "play 9") at private clubs there are usually strict rules and rangers, but public course golfers can be left to suffer. Golfers, "walking off" yardages or spending way too much time trying to figure out how far away a bunker is; on top of balls that go missing and are being searched for, can be brutal and ultimately detrimental to interest in the game. 

It would be my privilege to put this baby through its paces and then write a comprehensive review for my fellow Spys.

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TESTERS ANNOUNCED:

Testing the SkyCaddie SX400 will be:

Congrats to these members, and we're looking forward to reading your reviews! Full announcement and reviews are found here.

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