I think I am going to love it - too bad it can't teach me to swing
9 March 2013
Summary: I haven't used it yet but it's a great E-BAY value considering the newer generations go for $300+ and don't do anything much more. The cost of the Sky golf membership is only $29.50 for in state courses so don't use this fee as a basis to choose another product as it is well worth it.
Summary: The Skycaddie SG5 is simple to use and a must for me on the fairways. It has helped me trim off strokes to my game. As a new golfer I have way to many things to think about, and this has taken one of them right out of the game. I check the distance and quit worrying about if I am right or wrong. I can focus on hitting the ball. It even has a neat scoring feature so I do not loose the pencil! The color screen is easy to see and ClubSG is a great way to see my improvement.
Summary: I have tried all the Skygolf GPS systems to date and the SG5 is my favorite because of the accuracy of the reading, the clear view it gives and all the info needed to determine my next move and I find them to be error free and havent had any trouble out of the unit and the long lasting battery.
Summary: Great help in estimating distances from pin locations you can't see as well as distances to bunkers, etc. I had a laser to shoot distance but it didn't work with pins that didn't have reflectors. As to the SG5 itself, love the rechargable battery to just plug into a computer USB or with the accessory kit, has a 12v and 110v adapter to charge. Screen is a little difficult to see in full sunlight but is a great tool to help a marginal golf game. 11 hdcp.
Summary: The software install went without problem. There is a wide selection of available mapped courses. The download process is fairly intuitive. The receiver works without a problem. There is a bit of a learning curve for the available functions. The score keeping feature is nice but the real advantage is knowing the yardage to the green making club selection easy. This has been well worth the money.
Summary: I purchased the SkyCaddie SG5 about 2 months ago. Because I like to play a variety of courses, this device is great for taking the uncertainty about distances and green shapes out of the equation. The features I like best are: shows shape of fairway; gives distance to hazzards and distance to clear hazzard; gives distance to green to include the front, middle and back; and, shows shape of green.
Conclusion: The new upgraded software with: auto-select course, score card, distance of last shot, and depth of green was a great improvement. You can also store up to 20 courses now(less trips to the computer). I spoke with the rep and they are justifying the subscription with many more up-grades to come. They now have many accessories to make life easier. I give it my "table pounding buy".
Conclusion: It is my first GPS and maybe my last , unless they come up with a better version. This one was very easy to set up via the computer and to download the courses and also to add and delete courses too. NO problems booting up at the course and it works great...It truly has saved me some strokes and time figuring out what club to hit. I bought the clamp system to hook it on to either my push cart or electric cart..works great...priced too high though..