Available to buy from November 2014, the SkyCaddie® TOUCH (RRP £329.95) is the new flagship GPS product for golf’s most-trusted distance measuring device (DMD) brand.
Adding over £75 in value in an incredible launch promotion are not one but two free gifts: a 12-month Birdie Membership, giving TOUCH buyers a year’s free and unlimited access to SkyGolf’s unparalleled TrueGround Course Maps in the UK and Republic of Ireland; plus a box (one dozen) of Bridgestone’s advanced four-piece B330-RX golf balls, which give maximum distance plus Tour-level high-spin feel and control around the greens.
A new feature on the TOUCH makes the pre-loaded course maps on all other golf GPS devices obsolete.
Whenever they want to refresh the maps on their TOUCH, golfers use its built-in Bluetooth technology to link with the free SkyGolf 360 App on their smart phone to download the very latest alterations to the 35,000 ready-to-play, exclusive and error-corrected global HoleVue golf course maps – inspired by Tour yardage books – which are pre-loaded on their TOUCH.
Having the option to download maps in this way, thereby ensuring that they play that day with the very latest and most accurate course information, gives TOUCH users a key competitive advantage over other golfers.
Golfers can also use its Bluetooth capability to sync their TOUCH post-golf to the online SkyGolf 360 Member Community, to see instant stats and graphs of the round they have just played.
The SkyCaddie TOUCH next-generation GPS rangefinder is therefore a true step forwards for the DMD market. Now, simply by connecting to the SkyGolf 360 App, every TOUCH owner can step onto the first tee knowing that they will be playing with the most accurate and up-to-date golf course information, and they can also analyse their game quickly and easily in the comfort of the clubhouse afterwards.
Another leap ahead for the DMD market, found only in the SkyCaddie TOUCH, is the ability to download new, onDemand Vivid HD course graphics for up to 100 of your favourite golf courses. These new HD graphics give incredible and previously-unobtainable visual detail for each hole.
“The most powerful on-course technology ever offered to golfers”
The addition of HD graphics is just one highlight in a market-leading features-set, giving TOUCH owners the ultimate ability to use SkyCaddie’s giant and exclusive golf course information database to plot their way around the course.
“Having all 35,000 TrueGround Courses pre-loaded in HoleVue quality on the TOUCH, with the addition of the free year’s Birdie Membership and one dozen top-of-the-range Bridgestone B330-RX golf balls, makes the TOUCH an extraordinarily attractive GPS product for golfers” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie Vice President of International Sales & Marketing. “With a 21st-century glove-friendly touch screen offering unrivalled pre-shot planning and course management, the TOUCH is the most powerful on-course technology ever offered to golfers”.
“Like all SkyCaddie GPS products, TOUCH works when lasers go blind” she added, indicating that it is aimed at serious, competitive golfers. “If you have ever tried to laser to a green target on an uphill hole, or from behind a tree, or from the countless other places on a golf course where line of sight is compromised, you’re at a disadvantage to anyone with a SkyCaddie. The wealth of highly-accurate information provided instantly by the TOUCH, with up to 40 target points per hole, gives serious golfers both speed and performance advantages over laser users, with zero blind spots. Also, unlike laser users, SkyCaddie owners have no difficulty getting a good yardage in bad weather”.
With several hundred exclusive TrueGround® Targets per course, all created by SkyCaddie’s professional mapping team to help golfers from beginner up to elite level to improve their course management, the TOUCH is pre-loaded with a staggering amount of golf course data.
SkyCaddie’s industry-leading ground-mapping process sees its enablers creating and regularly correcting each golf course map on foot using professional survey-grade GPS equipment. The rapidity with which clubs tinker with their golf courses means that, each year, SkyCaddie updates over 300 golf course maps in the UK alone.
Only SkyCaddie maps golf courses in this way, eliminating the errors which are known to be found in other map libraries. Its chief UK enabler @SkyCaddieSteve is approaching 10,000 Twitter followers, such is the desire among golfers to discover the latest UK course changes.
To enable total access to its highly accurate and interactive course maps the IPX-7 water-resistant TOUCH offers “glove-friendly” touch-sensitive easy-to-use navigation with a high-resolution, sunlight-readable, glare-resistant brilliant colour 3-inch HD LCD display. Its rechargeable, lithium-ion polymer battery gives up to 14 hours of play on a single charge.
With in-play views such as the visually-stunning Dynamic RangeVue and Interactive HoleVue giving TOUCH owners different viewing options, including the ability to zoom into the map, golfers can closely examine TrueGround yardages throughout the hole and set their own target points including quick layups with a touch of the finger.
When golfers with the TOUCH are shooting for the green, SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology gives them comprehensive, dynamic green information from their angle of attack. With SkyCaddie mappers having walked the circumference of every green, only SkyCaddie owners have such accurate data about their all-important approach shot.
After purchase, golfers register their new TOUCH to activate their free 12-month Birdie Membership, giving them access to SkyGolf’s full UK & Republic of Ireland course map database plus unlimited real-time updates, or they can upgrade to SkyCaddie’s Eagle or Double Eagle Membership plans, which add Europe, Middle East & Africa or Worldwide course maps respectively.
All Memberships also grant full access to the powerful SkyGolf 360™ online community, where they can track their game and add enjoyment to their golf by saving and tracking scores, analysing their key performance stats to reveal strengths and weaknesses, and share success with other SkyCaddie customers.
On the golf course, TOUCH has advanced ergonomic features which put the information you most often need right there on the screen just when you need it – intelligently and automatically. The prime example is the handy Rotating Auto-View feature which allows TOUCH owners to quickly move between the eagle’s-eye HoleVue screen, the IntelliGreen green analysis screen or the Digital Scorecard screen, with a simple turn of the wrist.
With other top-of-the-range Hands-Free Automation features including Auto-Course Recognition, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Distance Display, plus the ability to store up to 20 rounds’ data between syncs, plus Stat Tracking, Shot Distance Measurement and Pace-of-Play Timer, the SkyCaddie TOUCH is the ultimate GPS rangefinder for all serious golfers.
For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com / www.skycaddie.co.uk / www.golfskypro.com / and www.skycourse.com