Over 10% of golf courses in Scotland have made recent course alterations – and SkyCaddie’s Steve Winstone is about to visit all of them personally.
The intensive two-week course update this month will see Winstone visit 57 Scottish golf clubs to re-survey every hazard, every green and every hole on which there have been changes which affect a golfer’s yardage.
As SkyCaddie has already re-mapped over 150 UK golf courses since the end of last season, Steve’s forthcoming Scottish odyssey means that, by May, over 200 altered UK golf course maps will be available for SkyCaddie users only – instantly rendering other GPS devices well out of date.
SkyCaddie’s James Holmes said: “This is an opportunity for golf retailers to remind their customers about SkyCaddie’s long-standing commitment to true, on-foot mapping instead of the inconsistencies of aerial photography on which all other GPS brands rely.
“We offer strong margins to retailers, and every product in our extraordinary 2021 range has won an Editor’s Choice award in the media.
“We frequently offer promotions to entice golfers into buying into the SkyCaddie range – for example, until Mon 19th April we are offering customers £50 off when they buy a new SkyCaddie – and we also have pricing deals for the retailer where if you show commitment to us, we’ll repay that faith in our pricing.
“I also believe that our customer service is also second to none in the DMD category” he said. “Through the working week SkyCaddie owners or retailers can speak to one of our advisors from 9am up to an incredible 1am, and at the weekends from 2pm until 11pm.
“Add in our long-term commitment to PGA Professionals, and the fact that the PGA itself uses SkyCaddie’s proven yardage information to provide pin information in all of its National events and qualifiers, and we believe that SkyCaddie presents an unbeatable proposition for golf retailers in 2021.”
During his marathon mapping fortnight, Winstone estimates he will cover over 2,000 miles updating yardage information at popular Scottish golf destinations such as Blairgowrie, Royal Dornoch, Prestwick and even Loch Lomond.
“Only SkyCaddie does this in person, and properly, which means mapping on foot using professional surveying equipment” said Winstone, whose popular @SkyCaddieSteve Twitter feed has become the online Bible for golfers who want to keep up with course changes.
“Our painstaking mapping methods mean that only SkyCaddie users get the very latest course maps” he said. “So if you don’t yet have a SkyCaddie yourself, why not ask a SkyCaddie-owning golfer for a yardage when you’re playing a course which has made alterations? Or better still, buy a SkyCaddie and get the best, most accurate yardages available in golf.”
Interested retailers should call 01844 296360, or email firstname.lastname@example.org