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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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Hello my name is Matthew.

I live in Henderson Ky.  I have a golf course in my neighborhood and plenty more within a 25 mile radius.

I have used a laser range finder (bushnell) and a golfbuddy voice 2 GPS and some smart phone apps.

Im currently using a laser range finder or the golf buddy voice 2.

To be honest I've actually wanted to try a golf smart watch, but honestly couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted.  I'd love the chance to review this watch so that I can help the next person not be stuck in tech purgatory like me!

I've had the opportunity to review items before (bourbon actually) and would really like the opportunity to review something for the sport I enjoy most and it'd scratch that itch on getting a golf watch!

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Mavrik Max 9 degree loft w/ROUGE white X-Stiff 70g

Maverick Max 3W, 5W w/ROUGE white X-Stiff 70g

Mavrik Max 3H, KBS tour prototype 70/80 X-Stiff 80g

Speedblade 4-PW, AW, SW KBS Siff 85g

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  1. Name and Location:  P.J. Evans
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?  Owned the original SkyCaddie GS2 over a decade ago, have several since - no GPS watch, but wanting to check it out.
  3. Current method of determining yardage:  Rangefinder

TaylorMade M6 Driver
Callaway Rogue 3W

Callaway Rogue 4Hybrid
TaylorMade M6 irons
Mizuno MP-T7 wedges
Snell "MTB" Golf Ball

Denver, Colorado

Home Course:  Eisenhower Golf Club, USAF Academy

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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

1. Matt. Lagrange, KY

2. garmin s 10 & 40

3. Garmin watch

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Randy, Washington State

Yes, Bushnell hybrid

Bushnell hybrid laser/gps. 

Driver-M4, Aldila Synergy 65g stiff

3 wood-M2, HL, Matrix Ozik Red tie, stiff.

Irons-Taylormade P790 5-pw, KBS C-Taper lite, stiff standard length

Wedges-50* 54* & 58* Milled grind, KBS 610 wedge shafts, stiff

Putter-Odyssey metal X7

All clubs are right handed.

Ball - Taylormade TP5x.

Live in Vancouver, Wa.

HC as of 05/01/18 is 3.6

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Robert Rockwell

Yes, Samsung watch with the Taylor made app.

Using Garmin G80 or Laser Range finder from Costco. (The Taylor made app was to bothersome, but I like the info provided about my game) 

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kate tidgewell


retired and playing a lot of golf.  use the garmin approach s10 now ( had s20 in past) and also a range finder on occasion . 

would love to give female perspective on new watch gps. 


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Robert Michael Reyes, Las Vegas NV USA

I have used SkyCaddie SGX and the SkyCaddie SX400. Additionally, I have used Visage and some other cart GPS devices. Visage is easily my favorite. 

Currently, I use a Bushnell Pro XE in conjunction with my SX400 as my current method of determining yardage. My Pro XE tells me the pin distance while the GPS tells me yardages to the back, front and carry yardages over the bunkers, etc...

Driver: TM SIM Max 9 | plays at 8.25 | BB 6x untipped cut to 45" 

Fairway: Ping G 14 | plays at 14 | DI 7x tipped half inch, cut to 43" 

UDI: (20) Srixon u65 | plays at 20 | KBS Proto Tour Hybrid 85s 39.75 | half degree upright

Irons: (4-9) Srixon z765 | plays standard loft, 9i one degree weak | KBS C-Taper Lite X half inch long | half degree upright

Wedges: (46-58) Ping Glide 2.0 | plays standard loft, 58 one degree weak | DG Tour Issue S400s half inch long | half degree upright

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 (new to the bag, specs unknown)





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  1. Glenn Wojcik - Rhode Island
  2. SkyCaddie SG2.5 and Golfshot iPhone app. 
  3. Busnell Tour v3 and yardage book
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1.  Adam S. Cohen from Chicago, IL

2.  No device or watch used previously

3.  Current method for determining yardage is using the 18birdies app on my smartphone


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I'm interested. I am a member of the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar. I am the Fixtures Secretary for the Dolphins Golf Society you can see our posts on IG @dolphinsgolf and play about 6 times per week. 

I play the championship course, the academy course, and also play at Education City golf course in Doha Qatar where the commercial bank Qatar masters was held in Feb by the European Tour. 

if interested, please let me know. It would be a good chance to showcase the international applicability of the product. 

kind Regards, 

Jason Yocum

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Karen Harrelson

Scottsdale AZ

I used a Garmin Approach S1 watch until about 6 months ago when I bought my Nikon Cool Shot Pro Stabilized.

I currently use the Nikon Cool Shot Pro Stabilized. 


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