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Mike Ryle - Mountain View, CA

I have used a few range finders from friends but don't currently own one myself, altough I'm in the market to buy one.

I use the 19Hole app on my phone, or just pace off from a yardage marker.



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John Gollnick, Carmel, Indiana

Yes I have used multiple different yardage tools, from apps Golflogix/18birdies to laser rangefinders to watches

Currently, I use both a Garmin Approach S6 and a Leupold 4- I leave the Garmin strapped to my steering wheel in my cart and get exact yardage with the Leupold.  


Started with Golf - played Soccer through College - came back to Golf. 


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  1. Nathan Pearl - San Francisco, CA
  2. Yes, I have used an iPhone and Apple Watch with a GPS enabled app for the last four years. 
  3. I use the 18Birdies app. I have also used The Grint and Hole 19, but currently 18Birdies is my app of choice for GPS, shot tracking, and score tracking. 


Driver: Callaway Mavrik SubZero

Irons: Taylormade P770 4i - AW

Wedges: Taylormade MG3 at 55 and 60 degrees

Taylormade Stealth Plus 3Hy

Taylormade Stealth Plus 3W

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide Arm Lock

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On 7/9/2020 at 1:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

There’s some irony when contemplating the market for watches in 2020.

Specifically, it’s a situation where the original purpose of the item is no longer a defining selling point.

Remember when the primary, if not the only, purpose of a watch was to keep time? Me neither.

It’s a reasonable assumption that time is anything but of the essence; golfers are far more interested in all of the golf-related stuff that this piece of wearable technology does.

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS watch is built around the architecture of the SX500which was named the “Best Handheld GPS” in MyGolfSpy’s annual Most Wanted testing.

It offers an abundance of bundled golf technology, and did I mention it also tells time. Ain’t that something?



This review opportunity is open to members residing in the United States. If you'd like to be considered, please reply to this thread with the following information:

  1. Name and Location
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?
  3. Current method of determining yardage

1.) Lane Pablo, Farmington, New Mexico

2.) Yes, Garmin Approach s20

3.) Currently using 18Birdies and range finder to determine yardage. 

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  1. Mike, Madison Wisconsin
  2. Yes, many - one of the older SkyCaddies (SG2.5 I think), Garmin Golf (on a standard watch, not golf-specific), ShotScope v2, other phone apps
  3. Bushnell Hybrid Laser

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth Plus 8* (adjusted to 8.75*), Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 X Flex

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM, 15* (adjusted to 14.25*) w/ Paderson Kinetixx Ballistic TP 85 X Flex

Irons:  :titleist-small: U505 1 Iron (16*), T200 "Utility Build" 3 and 4 irons, all with Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 95 X Flex, :titleist-small: T100S 5-PW with Nippon Pro Modus 120 X Flex (2021 MGS Test). These things are monsters. 

Wedges: :mizuno-small:T-20 Blue Ion 50.07, :Miura: K-Grind 2.0 Black 54* and Chrome 60* w/Accra SPI Tour

Putter: Total headcase and Putter Ho, so there are now 4(!!) in the rotation. Main gamer: L.A.B. Golf Mezz XL 36" Orange. When feeling off, also rotate between :EVNROLL: ER11V ("Murdered Out" Black edition),  :mizuno-small: M Craft Type II Blue Ion and a Toulon Madison 

Yes...that's too many. Lately I've been swapping in/out the 3-wood and 50* wedge. 

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Hello, I'm a perrenial 18 handicap and just joined my local country club, so I've started playing several times a week and have been looking for ways to improve my game.

I have been looking at watches lately as I'm fairly technically inclined and have started tracking yardages of each of my clubs.

1. Adam from Idaho.

2. I use GPS on mScorecard Android app when I don't have line of sight.  I have tried my golfing partner's Garmin Fenix Pro Solar a few times, very nice watch.

3. I mostly use a Nikon rangefinder

I would love to help test and review

Thank you for the opportunity.



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I would like to be considered in testing this product. I golf once or twice a week. I live in the Pacific Northwest of this beautiful Country. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 12:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:
  • Name and Location: Chris Sollitto, Arizona 
  • Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?: Bushnell Ghost
  • Current method of determining yardage: Bushnell Ghost


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