SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS Rangefinder

Recently voted the number one GPS rangefinder in Golf Digest’s 2009 hotlist, the SkyCaddie SG5 is just about the best rangefinder money can buy.

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Skycaddie SG5

The key to the SkyCaddie success is that it doesn’t use satellite images or other inaccurate methods, but instead uses downloadable maps of each course that have been plotted by a professional physically walking the course and measuring the locations of all the hazards using high precision surveying equipment.
This Rangefinder therefore knows exactly where you are in relation to the hole and the hazards using GPS satellites.

The SG5 SkyCaddie is now available to buy online at discounted prices from all the major golfing outlets including American Golf, OnlineGolf, ParGolf Online and Scottsdale.

Please Note: The Skycaddie SG5 is no longer available for sale in the UK and has been replaced by the Skycaddie SGX.
Click here to read the review on the Skycaddie SGX.

SG5 – Overview

Whats in included in the SkyCaddie SG5 Package

  • Travel Case
  • Car Charger
  • Hand held GPS unit
  • LCD Screen protectors
  • Belt/Bag clip
  • USB cable to connect to PC or MAC
  • AC Charger
  • Software and Quick Start guide to get you synced up to Course Database

The main useful features of the SG5 are that it can work out your yardage to the green, pin and hazards instantly and can also tell you how far you’ve hit your last shot. Knowing the exact yardage is invaluable to an amateur and many players have reported a dramatic decrease in their scores.

As well as giving you greater accuracy, the SG5 also enables you to play faster as you no longer have to do any pacing to distance markers, club selection is much easier and you can focus on your golf shot. Using the SG5’s ability to work out how far you hit your last shot is also helpful in club selection, as with the help of the SG5 you will quickly learn precisely how far you can hit your driver, 5-iron, pitching wedge and every other club in your bag, making club selection much faster and giving you a greater confidence in your shot.

IntelliGreen Feature for Greater Accuracy

In addition this GPS Golf rangefinder also features IntelliGreenĀ® technology, which can give you an eagle’s view of the hole and also calculate the depth of the green from your approach angle, whether it is from the fairway or not. In fact, it is when you have played a bad shot that the SkyCaddie SG5 is most helpful. You may not be able to see the hole and there will be no distance markers to help you work out the distance to the green. Without this device you would simply have to guess the yardage and club, but with it, you not only know the distance to the front of the green and the pin, but the distance to the back of the green from your unusual approach angle. Suddenly the shot becomes a lot less daunting!

Full Colour Screen in a Hand Held Unit

The SG5 is the top-of-the-range SkyCaddie GPS rangefinder and this means it comes with a brilliant, colour, high-resolution LCD screen, which shows the vital information clearly and concisely in any light conditions.

The lithium-ion battery is rechargeable using the mains adaptor or the car adaptor for complete convenience and lasts for up to 14 hours. The SG5 itself is slightly larger than the other SkyCaddie models, but is still easily small and light enough to fit in your pocket, or attach to your belt or golf bag.

Skycaddie Membership

In addition to the device itself you will require a membership subscription to SkyCaddie. This enables you to download the maps of the courses you require. Prices are based on geographical regions, but all options are very reasonably priced and will not add significantly to your golfing budget.

The SkyCaddie SG5 really is the pinnacle of golf GPS rangefinders and is recommended by professional players, their caddies and amateurs alike.