Most golfers don’t have a caddie. Instead they try to take on the great game of golf alone.
Trying to work out the yardages to the green, pin and hazards by themselves in good time, select the right club and still be composed enough to perform a good gold swing.
In reality this is all a bit much for one person, especially a beginner, who should really be concentrating on getting their swing right.
The Skycaddie SG2.5 is a simple and relatively inexpensive electronic caddie that makes estimating yardages and knowing how far you can hit a club easy.
The SG2.5 SkyCaddie is an entry level GPS Golf Rangefinder and is now available to buy online at from all the top golf stores including Golf PGA Shop, American Golf, ParGolf Online and Scottsdale.
Please use our Price Comparison Table below to view where this unit can be purchased.
SG2.5 – Review
Whats in included in the SkyCaddie SG2.5 Package
- Travel Case
- Car Charger
- GPS handheld unit
- 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 Skycaddie SG25 uses GPS satellites, combined with professionally constructed maps of the course, to provide you with distance measurements to all the hazards and targets on the hole. It is even clever enough to remove hazards from view automatically once you have passed them, enabling largely hands-free operation. This electronic golf caddie also has the ability to tell you exactly how far your last shot went. This enables you to learn precisely how far you can hit each club and can greatly improve and speed up your club selection. Another feature of this rangefinder is IntelliGreen® technology, which gives you a bird’s-eye view of any hole and can calculate the depth of the green from your angle of approach, just like a good human caddie would do. A convenient additional feature is a digital scorecard, so you can keep track of your score on your Skycaddy SG2.5.
Pocket size GPS Golf Rangefinder
The device itself is small (around the size of a mobile phone), light (only 3.8 ounces) and waterproof, so it can be used in any weather. It can be easily clipped onto your belt or your golf bag (with the optional bag mount), or even slipped into a pocket. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for a respectable 14 hours (easily enough for even the longest golfing day) and can be recharged simply by plugging into the mains, or, if that is not convenient, it can be charged in a car (although this requires the purchase of a car adaptor). The monochrome 120 by 80 pixel LCD screen displays the important information clearly and includes battery life and satellite signal indicators.
membership required for down-loadable courses
The Skycaddie SG2.5 is the entry-level model and represents excellent value for money. In addition to purchasing this Golf GPS unit itself, you need to purchase a membership plan so you can download the maps of your chosen courses to your SG2.5. There are some 23,000+ courses available for download. The number of downloads is unlimited, although the number of courses you can store on this device at once is limited to ten. The membership plan works on geographical area with just UK courses available with the cheapest membership, the cost increases the larger the area you require, up to worldwide coverage.
The Skycaddie SG2.5 is an invaluable gadget for the amateur golfer. It will almost certainly help you improve your game as you will quickly learn your hitting distances. It will also speed up your play as you will no longer need to pace to distance markers. Of course if your ball is lying off the fairway where you can’t see any markers (and perhaps not even the pin) then it is invaluable.