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Hi, I'm not the worst golfer but I'm close.  I am a 20+ handicapper, thanks to the new USGA double bogey rule, who loves the game.  I have been making my own clubs now for 2 years.  As my swing speed got slower as I got older I needed a lower swing weight.  Making my own clubs is affordable and my clubs match my abilities a little better.  I say this to show my enthusiasm for the sport.  On my worse days I try to think was else I would want to do.  I don't want to bowl, shoot pool, whatever.  I believe I have a pretty good knowledge of the game that could make me an excellent tester. Right now I use GOLFSHOT on my Android phone.  Two of my golf buddies have watches and another uses a laser range finder.

Thank you, Tom

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Steve Rose/ Myrtle Beach SC

Bushnell Ion watch, Skycaddie sx 400, Tec tec tec vpro 500, Garmin s20, Bushnell laser.

I currently use the Bushnell lasar along with the Skycaddie sx 400. I would like to try a full feature golf GPS watch.

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clete fugate   Hendersonville NC

the only gps I have ever used is18 birdies. I have just joined a new club and am learning the yardages. The sprinkler head yardages seem way off. I also use a range finder, but I am TERRIBLE at shooting pins. I end up just shooting near the pin or the front of the green and guestimating 

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On 7/9/2020 at 3:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

1. Myles Altorelli Brookfield, CT

2. multiple iPhone apps (golf gps 18 birdies, Golfshot and GolfLogix) and an old Garmin gps watch

3. Golfshot and Bushnell Range finder 



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On 7/9/2020 at 3:36 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

Barry Bonifield 

Yes I've used a Bushnell watch but it always beeped when a button got pushed in my backswing. Not good.

I currently use a Bushnell lazer.

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Kevin Montgomery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I've used a Golf Buddy hand held device and several cell phone apps (18 birdies, golf logix).

I currently use a Garmin S62 GPS watch.

Driver: Taylormade M6

Fairway/Hybrid: Cobra Radspeed

Irons: looking

Wedges: Cleveland

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Chris from Melbourne,  Australia

I've used Game Golf app which sucked my phone battery like no tomorrow and would forget when I log my settings with the device. 

I have a second hand range finder that is so inaccurate between readings it's just as hard to use

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  1. Josh Giesige / Ohio

  2. Yes, currently rotate 2 as I am doing my own testing.  (older) Garmin S2 & Izzo Swami GPS watches

  3. Don’t have a range finder, but when my playing partner has one it gets used a lot.  I also use my watch to help with front, middle and back distances.

Tour Edge EXS 220  driver, Sub70 699  irons, Titleist TS2 and Wilson Staff FG5 fairway, Wilson Staff FG5 hybrid,

Cleveland CBX2 wedges,  Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

Psalm 73:26 🙏



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Matt Wiseley- Albuquerque NM

used second edition sky caddie 

currently use a Leopold Gx5i gun

In the bag-

PXG Proto driver

PXG Gen 3 XPs

Callaway Jaws 54,58


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I am interested in testing this watch, I currently have Garmin S60 and a Bushnell Ion.   I have used the S60 for the last year and it has some very nice features but then again I have some issues with some of its other capabilities.  I would like to see how the SkyCaddie LX5 compares.  I golf on average 2-3 rounds a week and would look forward to giving the LX5 a great comparison.


Gary Schwietz

Palatine, IL 60074


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1.  Kurt Lima Trinidad and Tobago. (hear me out first please, I know one of the rules is that the candidate must be from the USA but I think it would be very beneficially to have candidate from outside the USA to also perform testing since SkyCaddie devices would be bought by golfers world wide.) 

2.  Yes Garmin S20

3.  GARMIN S20

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Jeremy Pfisthner

Sherwood, Oregon 

I have never used a watch, I tried a range finder and didn't like it. 

I currently use my phone with "The Grint" App. 

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Epic GBB driver 10.5 turned down to 9.5 Hzruds 6.5 smoke shaft. 

Titleist U15 1 iron 

Sub 70 699 Pro 4-AW 

Sub 70 3 utility 19*

Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

OG White Hot #1 putter

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