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Gary, California. 
I currently use the eyeball method, and on-course markers, to get my yardages. 
I think that technology can be very useful when it comes to managing one's golf game, especially yardage-measuring devices – as long as their use doesn't interfere with pace of play. 

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I am in Greenville South Carolina and can pretty much play golf year round. I currently use a watch gps and want to see how much better this SX400 is. I am definitely a gps nerd over the distance scope and real want to see how k owing more abut the layout of the green and pin placement can revolutionize my game. I would love to give the Skycaddie SX400 a true test and review compared to the less advanced gps systems. Thanks 

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Craig Anderson in Stuart, FL

I have an old Garmin watch that I have used for 8 or 9 years it's pretty accurate but the battery is only good for one round on a charge

I believe that technology has a place in the golf universe but it should be limited to yardage information only when playing the game.  If we start seeing "green readers" or putting line tech it will not be in the best interest of the game, in my opinion.  Of course the feedback on shot tracking and swing speed, ball spin rates, etc. has changed the way the pros are playing the game today compared with the 60's when I first started this incredible game.  It remains to be seen how  far technology will reach into the world of new golfers just taking up the game today.

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Carter Stroup - Nashville, Tennessee.

I currently base my yardages off of yardage markers, sprinkler heads, and what looks right.

I have been wanting to try a rangefinder or GPS device for quite some time now. I am not opposed to technology in golf and think it helps everything from pace of play to the enjoyment of your round. I love the idea of launch monitors and numbers as I am kind of a numbers geek. However, the only technology I am opposed to in golf is phone apps, not because I don't like them, but because people get distracted with social media and other notifications. This is why I am a big fan of GPS devices. It acts like phone apps, but you don't have to worry about being distracted.

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Jason, Round Rock, Tx

I get my yardages from my Bushnell laser Range finder and my Garmin GPS wrist watch.

I feel that technology has improved the speed of the game and can do so by providing more information. The more info players have allows us to make good decisions faster, which allows for a more enjoyable experience with the game (scores too). 

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  • Steve LaMadeleine Northport, Al
  • I use the Hole19 app to track my stats and yardages.
  • I’m pretty much a golf tech geek using a few different technologies to improve my game.
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On 12/13/2019 at 7:34 AM, GolfSpy STUDque said:


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.



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.



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?





whatever speeds up the game and improves scores within the rules!

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Jose Y. Keizer, OR.

Usually I get range from stakes or ask a playing partner for there opinion.

Most sports especially at the pro ranks have benefited from technology, why shouldn't golf? using technology like range finders isnt much different than upgrading to the newest most advanced clubs.  

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Bob Liddle

Florida & Michigan

I usually rely on my playing partners or someone who has played the course already for yardages.

I think, like just about everywhere, there is a place for technology in golf as long as it helps players have more fun without making the game longer. Speed of play should not be compromised.

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SkyCaddie SX400 GPS, reply to this thread with the following information:

  • Dave Stahl....Bakersfield,Ca
  • left my old old SkyCaddie in a cart.
    I'm now using Golf Logix on my phone until I find a new Range finder.
  • How do you feel about technology's relationship with golf?
    I love the speed of looking at my rangefinder to layup yardage.or pin placements !!
    I would love to have the new SkyCaddie SX400 GPS
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Kody - St. George, UT 

I get my yardage from the markers out on the course, or if I play certain courses the cart has yardage built in. 

Technology is always a good thing for golf. For one it speeds up the game and second it helps identify where improvement needs to be for your game. 

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