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Some of golfers' favorite words: "It's in the hole!" "Split the fairway!" "You're dancing!" "It's dry." (OK, that last one isn't the best news, but if you're in tho

TESTERS ANNOUNCED! We've got TEN forum members who are going to see if the SkyCaddie LX5 GPS watch is going to be the best tool for them to hear "Pin high" just a little more often! @AGut

Thanks @GolfSpy MPR! Looking forward to giving this puppy a review from a rangefinder stan!  Also, I have a Pebble Beach Trip coming in August, so pray that COVID doesn't cancel that trip so i ca

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Rob Ringler in Leander, TX

I've used Garmin S7, Garmin Approach S3 watch, and Apple Watch 4 with Arccos Caddie.

Currently I'm most often using the S7 and my Bushnell Tour v3 laser rangefinder.  

I'm looking for the Holy Grail - accurate ranges with slope adjustment on my wrist, preferably with club recommendations included.


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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.  


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1. Danny McAllister, Quincy, Ma

2. Bushnell tour V4, Precision NX7, Arrcos (App), The Grint (App)

3. The Grint

Watches are the only GPS device that I haven’t used which is why I would love to test one!

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Ross Arrington-Texas 

never used a a GPS device or watch. Have been skeptical bc of lack of confidence in accuracy. 

Bushnell Tour V4 

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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. 
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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: :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9* (adjusted to 10*), Accra TZ6 75 (American Flag), M5 Flex

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM, 15*, Accra FX 2.0 300F, M5 Flex

Driving Iron: :srixon-small: U85 2 iron, Fujikura Pro 2.0 8 HB, S Flex

Irons: :mizuno-small: 4-6:JPX-919 Forged, 7-PW: JPX-919 Tour. All with Nippon Pro Modus 120 S Flex

Wedges: :mizuno-small:T-20 Blue Ion 50.07, 56.10, 60.06

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B 35" with Gravity Grip

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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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