I love my Sky Caddie!
After reading several reviews on golf GPS devices in my search for a device that I could use to track golf course yardages, scores and more I found a plethora of devices ranging in prices. Since I wanted something affordable yet with a more robust functionality and added features I found the Sky Caddie on Amazon.com at a great price. They had new or used/refurbished GPS devices and initially, I debated…new or old?
I chose a refurbished SkyCaddie SGX model for the great price and because I wanted something I could either take with me when I walked or could hang on my golf cart. I do not like wearing a watch or having a voice GPS on my hat or visor. Being a visual person I really love the colorful screens showing the entire hole, from tee to green.
The SkyCaddie SGX is very lightweight and easy to use. I have used it to keep track of my scores and putts for the most part. I also like to view the suggested ball flight path on the colorful screen.
When I read the product information I initially thought that the line “it is like having your very own caddie” was highly overrated. However, now that I have it I truly feel like I have the information available to me that can help me analyze my game and work on targeted areas to improve. It is like having my own caddie there to tell me where I should be aiming, which club I should use for a specific distance and so much more.
So how did I do on my last 10 rounds of golf?
One of the neat features of the SkyCaddie is that you can download all your scores and view how you have improved or failed to improve on the different aspects of your game over several rounds.
On this example below, you can see how I did on the last 10 rounds of golf played between 6/11/2016 and 8/23/2016 on the Grand Pines golf course.
For hole #13: over 10 rounds I got a
- 1 Birdie (yay me!)
- 2 Pars (not shabby)
- 5 Bogies (ouch)
- 2 Double Bogies (yikes!)
- 2 was the best score for that hole
- 5 was the worse score for that hole AND
- 30% greens in regulation.
Is it worth the price?
Needless to say, I have some work to do but that is the information my caddie if I could afford one, would be keeping track off and helping me work on tweaking and improving my game.
While there is a yearly subscription fee of $29.00 I find it totally worth it. That is about $2.41 per month to have a tool that I can use to make improvements. Compare that to what pro caddies get paid: “In 2015, The President of the Professional Caddies Association (PCA) told reporters that high-end caddies earn a base weekly salary between $1,000 and $1500.” I have to say that my Sky Caddie is definitely worth its $2.41 per month.
Great Analytical Tools/Reports:
- Easy to use
- Has many features
- Keeps charge for at least 2 full 18 hole rounds
- Yearly membership fee (affordable)
- Have to buy separate attachment if you want to use on the fixed location of your cart.
Check out all the other great features offered on the Sky Caddie on Amazon.com