RIDGELAND, MS, – SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most-trusted rangefinders in Golf, announced that tour players in Europe celebrated back-to-back victories while relying on the SkyCaddie SX500 for yardages. Liam Bond won The Senior PGA Professional Championship at West Essex Golf Club in London on July 2, 2021 coming shortly after Chris Williams’s victory at Trevose Golf & Country Club in the Farmfoods European Legends Link Championship tournament on the Legends Tour.
Both Bond and Williams used SkyCaddie’s SX500 GPS rangefinder throughout their events, pre-loaded with the day’s exact pin positions.
“I’ve always been a yardage book man, and am comfortable with a laser” said Bond, 50, who is just embarking on his new senior career. “But the SkyCaddie is now the new weapon in my arsenal. I honestly didn’t realize the SkyCaddie was this good!”
Bond won the West Essex tournament by carding a 7-under total of 135, two ahead of Barry Austin.
“It was only my second tournament using the SkyCaddie, but I used it from the first tee to the last. I hadn’t played West Essex before, and it has lots of dog legs which you hit across, but the SkyCaddie told me not only what my carry distances were, it also gave me run-out yardages to the rough and hazards on the other side of the fairway.
“I will look at my SkyCaddie on every hole from now on. Laser simply doesn’t give you the information you need. A SkyCaddie does.”
Like most other elite competitors, Bond has previously sworn by a laser + yardage book combination when playing tournament golf. But SkyCaddie’s new next-generation GPS rangefinders have changed Bond’s habits, as they have for over half the field on the Legends Tour.
“SkyCaddie’s pre-loaded pin yardages are spot on, I checked them against my laser. And with the SkyCaddie I can now aim to a specific landing point for every shot from tee to green, rather than simply lasering to the top of a bunker or to the pin itself.
“After playing competitive golf for decades, after just two events using a SkyCaddie it has completely changed my tee shot routine,” said Bond.
“For carries, runouts, landing points, layups and shots to the green, the SkyCaddie is simply unbeatable.”
The SX500’s ability to show the day’s pins as well as the entirety of every hole including accurate yardages to all of its hazards, seen or unseen, is crucial for golfers who wish to perform at the highest possible level. The SkyCaddie SX family of rangefinders effectively obsoletes laser technology which can only give very limited line-of-sight distance information.
“We congratulate Liam and Chris on their victories,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “We’re thrilled to see Europe’s best golfers trusting the SX500 to give them critical distance information on the course. You don’t have to be a professional golfer to receive the benefits of our products. The SX family of rangefinders includes a host of “patented” technology and stroke-saving features developed by SkyCaddie to help golfers of all skill levels play golf like a pro.”
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SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com.