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SkyCaddie launch Sports Series for 2013

By: | Thu 07 Feb 2013

SkyCaddie has launched it's ‘Sport Series’ of rangefinders at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, USA

The Sport Series – which includes the new SkyCaddie Aire, SkyCaddie Voice, SkyCaddie Gimme and SkyCaddie SkyCaddie GimmeWatch – means that the brand now covers the GPS market from entry-level up to the ultimate golf GPS rangefinder, the wireless SkyCaddie SGXw.

All Sport Series SkyCaddies are ready-to-play out of the box, being pre-loaded with SkyCaddie’s ‘Par’ Membership – at no extra charge – which gives ‘Front, Middle and Back’ distance information for all 30,000 global golf courses which SkyCaddie has mapped on foot. This includes over 3,300 golf courses in the Great Britain & Ireland (over 99% of the total).

Hundreds of SkyCaddie course maps around the world are updated annually, on foot, by expert enablers using the company’s proprietary TruGround™ high-precision course mapping technology – a process which SkyCaddie describes as ‘error-correcting’.

Only SkyCaddie maps, and re-maps, every single golf course in this way, which renders all but SkyCaddie golf course maps obsolete, hundreds of times each year.

At the same time, SkyCaddie’s three higher-specification ‘Tour Series’ GPS handsets to be sold in GB&I in 2013 – the Breeze™ (SRP £229.95), the SGX™ (SRP £269.95) and the wireless SGXw (SRP £329.95) – are confirmed as being pre-loaded at purchase with the company’s ‘Birdie’ Membership at no extra cost to the golfer. Birdie gives golfers ‘Front, Middle and Back’ distance information for all global SkyCaddie maps, plus access to all full-featured course maps in Great Britain & Ireland.

“There are competitive golfers at all skill levels across Great Britain & Ireland who insist on every advantage, who want to win every match and demand the very best” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie’s Managing Director UK. “For these golfers, we have golf’s #1-rated and most trusted rangefinders with our advanced Tour Series models.

“The Sport Series is for golfers who want more simplicity, without compromising on the unquestionable accuracy and reliability which comes with all SkyCaddies. With a range of prices starting at just £129, now there truly is a SkyCaddie for everyone.”

The new SkyCaddie Watch (SRP £179.95) makes its debut in the UK in March 2013. This attractive, lightweight, comfortable and versatile watch provides unmatched golf distance accuracy in the golf GPS watch category. As well as easy-to-read front, centre, and back of green yardages for the 30,000 preloaded, error-corrected, updateable SkyCaddie global course maps, the SkyCaddie Watch also features intelligent automation; auto-course recognition; auto-hole advance; auto-distance update; and multi-sport training versatility for running, biking and walking with an odometer and calorie counter. It also makes a great everyday watch with an alarm clock, calendar and stopwatch.

For golfers who prefer an inexpensive, compact-sized traditional handheld with large, bright, easy-to-read Skycaddie Voicenumbers, SkyCaddie’s new Gimme arrives at the same time. With a high-resolution, sunlight-readable 2.2-inch colour display, like the rest of the Sport Series the Gimme is preloaded with SkyCaddie’s full global course maps database, plus many more features, but at the affordable price of only £169.95 (SRP).

The SkyCaddie Voice (SRP £149.95) is golf's newest, most accurate and most reliable Voice style GPS, offering distance information in multiple languages that will help golfers play better golf. Small, light and easily clipped to a cap, visor or belt, the SkyCaddie Voice announces distances to the center of the green with a single tap. Double-tap, and you also receive front-and-back of green distances. Preloaded with the full Sport Series golf course maps and a wide features set.

Rounding out the Sport Series is the new SkyCaddie Aire, a mini hand-held device which is priced perfectly at £129.95 (SRP). The ultra-compact Aire features the same pre-loaded SkyCaddie maps and a similar comprehensive features set as the rest of the Sport Series, and also includes a calorie counter and an odometer to check miles walked.

Surman adds: “When compared to any other rangefinder brand in golf, the SkyCaddie Sport Series will deliver overall better performance due to the significantly more reliable TrueGround Maps, available only from SkyCaddie. Our maps do not contain the errors known to be inherent in competitive devices.”

SRP for the new SkyCaddie Watch is £179.95; the traditional hand-held Gimme model is £169.95; the SkyCaddie Voice is £149.95; and the mini hand-held Aire is £129.95. All products are offered with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. In addition, members also earn SkyRewards® and other discounts from SkyRewards Partners, making significant savings on the cost of golf in the UK.

For more information on the SkyCaddie Sport Series and Tour Series family of products, or on SkyRewards, please visit www.skycaddie.co.uk.

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