Awards & Accolades
1st PLACE WINNER – GOLF DIGEST “HOTLIST”
SkyCaddie, a SkyHawke™ product, received the only Gold rating among six GPS rangefinders tested by Golf Digest magazine for the 2011 "Hot List."
Industry Survey Reveals that 94% of Serious Golfers Believe Exact Yardage is Important to Their Game
RIDGELAND, Miss., August 9, 2011 – SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, today announced that SkyCaddie has been ranked #1 in accuracy among all distance measuring devices (DMD) in a 2011 survey conducted by Golf Datatech, the industry’s leading research firm. The Golf Datatech survey represents the first independent study of the DMD market, polling serious golfer’s perceptions of lasers, dedicated GPS devices and smartphone apps. It also revealed that 94% of all serious golfers believe “exact yardage” is important to their game and that more golfers use SkyCaddie than all other GPS rangefinders combined.
"Exact yardage is clearly an important issue among golfers and we’re pleased that serious players overwhelmingly choose SkyCaddie as the most accurate rangefinder in golf, even considering lasers," said Richard Edmonson, SkyGolf's CEO. "Whether a golfer has a handicap of 2 or 22, having the right distance is essential for a good shot to end up in a good place. Having the wrong distance information adds another handicap to a golfer who is already challenged enough by a tough game. We believe that golfers of all skill levels deserve the best and most accurate distances possible. Everyone wants to buy a better game. So, when it comes to distances, everyone can be equal if they buy a rangefinder that is reliable and accurate. Clearly, SkyCaddie has proven it is the most trusted rangefinder in the game, based upon this study of real golfers, with its ranking as #1 in accuracy among all types of rangefinders and #1 in users of GPS rangefinders by a huge margin."
According to Golf Datatech's survey, more golfers use and trust SkyCaddie than the next four trailing brands combined, with SkyCaddie beating the nearest competitor by a margin of 4 to 1. SkyGolf attributes its high ranking among golfers to the fact that highly-trained SkyCaddie mappers walk every course — just like PGA TOUR caddies do for their pros — using sub-meter, survey-grade equipment to record thousands of points on each hole to verify the exact locations of targets, hazards, fairway run outs, major green contours, false fronts and the perimeter of every green with dynamic front carry and back numbers.
"Other rangefinders largely depend upon third party sources of imagery and flyovers of golf courses that are known to contain inherent errors and can be out of date. For example, one GPS rangefinder competitor actually includes a disclaimer in their user guide as follows 'We use a combination of governmental and private data sources... Virtually all data sources contain some inaccurate or incomplete data. In some countries complete and accurate map information is either not available or prohibitively expensive.' SkyCaddie knows about these errors and rather than send them to our customers uncorrected, SkyCaddie goes the extra mile to correct such errors by creating its own maps rather than tracing images in an office from unreliable third party sources," adds Edmonson.
Edmonson continues, "A GPS system can be no more accurate than the map it uses. If the map is wrong, so are the distances. At SkyGolf, we believe all golfers deserve the same trusted, reliable yardages that no Tour Pro would play without. And yes, we have modestly-priced annual membership plans that allow us to deliver this reliability, but our customers believe it's the best investment a golfer can make in terms of game improvement by virtue of our #1 position in users and #1 rated rangefinder in accuracy."
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