SkyCaddie is celebrating its landmark first full season of supporting competitors on the Staysure Tour, after its SX500 GPS rangefinder was used in several tournament victories.
SX500 users claimed four of the top six finishing spots on the Staysure Tour Order of Merit 2019, with South Africa’s James Kingston (attached to Potchefstoom G&CC) winning the end-of-tour ‘Indian Ocean Swing’ while using the SkyCaddie with a seventh and two seconds at the three MCB Tour Championship events in Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius.
Kingston’s run of form propelled him to a second-place finish on the final Staysure Tour Order of Merit, just ahead of two-time tournament winner and long-time SkyCaddie user David Shacklady (Ormskirk GC and pictured above) in third.
Australia’s Peter Fowler, winner of MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles in December, finished fifth on the Order of Merit, and England’s Barry Lane finished sixth. Both have the SkyCaddie SX500 in their bag.
And ex-Ryder Cup star Peter Baker (South Staffs GC), another SkyCaddie SX500 user, won the Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean Van de Velde in June this year, on his way to a Top Ten finish on the Order Of Merit.
For the first time in 2019, Staysure Tour officials used SkyCaddie’s exclusive GPS ground-mapped data when setting pin positions for competitors in the season-ending MCB Tour Championship events, with SkyCaddie producing the official pin sheets.
Players could then use their SkyCaddie GPS rangefinder to plot accurate distances to the day’s flagsticks and all hazards surrounding the greens, thanks to the SX500’s innovative Pin Position feature where exact pin locations are uploaded before each round.
Many SX500 users praised its help with speed of play, during the season, especially on approach shots. “SkyCaddie’s IntelliGreen Pro feature immediately gives you all the information you need, including major green contours, and gives you a clear picture in your mind as to what you’re hitting into” said David Shacklady. “My caddie and I both have SX500s and use them during every tournament round nowadays.”
The SX500 is also praised regularly for its ability to show accurate distance information for the complete golf hole, regardless of blind spots or uphill gradients, and for helping Tour golfers to plot their tee shots with the new IntelliPath feature showing carries and run-outs to fairway edges and hazards along the target line.
The SkyCaddie SX500 and the brand-new, compact SX400 are available now from all good retailers and PGA professional shops for RRP £379.95 and RRP £299.95 respectively.