In the very near future, I will be receiving a SkyCaddie® SX500 GPS unit from SkyGolf® to test and review. Early indications are that the SX500 GPS is a premier piece of technology that is designed for the sole purpose of allowing golfers to play better golf. A GPS unit with vivid graphics and a plethora of features like “SkyCaddie PinPoint®
technology”, “IntelliGreen® technology”, and their patented “Dynamic HoleVue™” offers golfers a lot of technology for their golfer buck.

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As an introduction to the testing and consequent review of the SkyCaddie SX500 I would love to take this opportunity to share a press release from Tracy Nackel from public relations firm TEN Marketing & PR. The following press release will give more insight and details about the SkyCaddie SX500.

Until The Next Tee!!

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RIDGELAND, MS, October 25, 2018… In commemoration of the company’s 20th Anniversary and in appreciation of its over 1 million customers, SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, recently released its Limited Edition SkyCaddie SX500 GPS handheld with much acclaim. The SX500 is powerful, reliable, ruggedized, packed with stroke-saving technology and delivered with the largest and most visually stunning display among distance measuring devices in golf.


“Since 1998, SkyGolf has been dedicated to pioneering the use of GPS products to help golfers to improve their game. SkyCaddie is known for its accuracy and dedication to course mapping on the same ground golfer’s play rather than thousands of miles away on a computer. We believe that golfers can play better, play faster and have more fun, but only if they have distances they can trust in a readable, easy-to-use and intuitive interface,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “We want golfers to play up to their full potential and have fun, too. So, we combined our twenty years of experience with the comments and suggestions of our many loyal customers to create what we believe is the best SkyCaddie Handheld GPS ever. And our customers must think so as well because we sold out immediately and in spite of increasing our manufacturing, orders have grown even faster.”

Here are just a few comments from those who ordered theirs early.

“The SX500 talks the language of golf and answers the questions you were about to ask.” – L. Nicoll, first time user

“The features and screen size make the SX500 a true yardage book replacement. After 42 holes of golf, I still had 66% battery life left. The screen was readable even wearing sunglasses.” – T. Hoyer, SkyCaddie user for 11 years

 “SX500 sets the new standard for golf distance measuring devices. I love it! It’s simple to use, with a clear display, even in bright sunlight. Start-up is quick: it’s easy to set up your round and update course maps via Wi-Fi. Accuracy is superb. You can see everything about the hole you’re playing laid out in front of you, especially hazards which are hidden by mounds or in fairway dips.” – L. Loberman, SkyCaddie user for 7 years

“The SX500 is Awesome, Large screen easy to use, recharges fast, charges last longer. Played two full rounds still had 57% battery. Accurate. And best customer support in the industry.” – P. Shepperley, SkyCaddie user for 12 years.

With its 5-inch, full high-definition touch screen driven by an ultra-fast multi-core processor, the SkyCaddie® SX500 is the most powerful way to measure yardage while providing the very best view in golf with vivid graphics and super large numbers you can easily read and most importantly…TRUST!

It is loaded with powerful, but easy-to-use new features including: SkyCaddie PinPoint® technology to support distances to daily pin positions; Dynamic HoleVue™ re-orients the entire highly-detailed hole map, automatically, so golfers can now see the entire hole from their point-of-view; HoleVue® Plus providing easy “pinch and zoom” access to up to 40 geo-referenced integrated targets per hole; and Dynamic RangeVue® providing customized ranging rings to match up with a golfer’s personal club ranges.


The SkyCaddie® SX500 comes in a highly water-resistant, rugged design to stand up to most anything that comes its way on the course. With the largest battery in the industry, the SX500 is ready for an extra round or two. Using multi-constellation navigation satellite systems, the SX500 provides enhanced accuracy and overall better performance under tough conditions or tree cover.

Wi-Fi connectivity cuts the cord to streamline application updates and allows golfer to get the latest course information on demand without connecting to a computer. The SkyCaddie® SX500 comes preloaded and “ready-to-play” with over 35,000 ground-verified, error-corrected courses without the short-cuts taken by the competition. Only SkyCaddie walks each course to record thousands of points with sub-meter precision that allows golfers to know and trust critical distances and manage their game better. The powerful design of the SX500 includes a host of Intelligent Automation™ features such as Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance, Auto-Zoom, Auto-Distance, Auto Green Depth and Rotating Auto-View making it touch-free from the parking lot to the 19th hole.

The SX500 provides a host of “patented” technology developed by SkyCaddie to help its customers play golf like a Pro. With SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology, the exact shape of the green automatically rotates to match your angle of approach to provide all of the distances you need to hit more greens and avoid 3-putts. This proprietary feature gives you a chance to turn every shot into a scoring opportunity by providing front carry and back distances, depth of green, and distances to any other point on the green — simultaneously. Available on select courses, IntelliGreen® Pro is a dynamically-enhanced version of IntelliGreen that adds the ability to display major tiers, contours, false fronts, and mounds from your angle of approach to the green.

Only available on the SX500, the new and patented Dynamic HoleVue™ feature rotates the fairway and orients the green from your current position and angle of attack as you move from the tee to the green. Now, you see everything between you and the green instantly without touching a button and get the distances you need to avoid hazards and play your best golf. The group behind will play through if you try that with a laser!

With the SkyCaddie® SX500, you learn quickly how far you hit each club. Customize
RangeVue® by entering your personal club yardages. Then as you play, you will see your club range next to the RangeVue ring on every part of the course for much improved shotmaking to fairways, layups and greens. RangeVue® with Club Ranges provides added confidence on every shot to avoid hazards and dial-in approach shots for more birdie putts.


SkyCaddie PinPoint® will obsolete lasers by providing the ability to get distances to the pin while getting all the benefits of IntelliGreen. Simply enter pin sheet or zone information into the SkyCaddie® SX500 to get distances to the hole, front, center and back PLUS the depth and true shape green… AND all of this information is on one screen that changes automatically based on your current position and angle of approach from anywhere on the course…whether you can see the flag or not. With the SX500, you get more information, from more places, easier and faster and without aiming!

The SkyCaddie® SX500 also provides digital scoring options for Stroke and Stableford with handicapping and tracks total putts and fairways hit. Turn the SX500 to the left or right and the AutoView feature displays a full 9-hole Digital Scorecard instantly in landscape mode.

More features of the SX500 include: Shot Distance Measurement to help track how far the ball goes and help golfers to learn club distances; Target List View to give a quick list of all the targets ahead of on the hole; and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support with a yards or meters option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator. The SkyCaddie SX500 also includes a 13-megapixel camera, enabling photos to be taken during the round and uploaded to the user’s SkyGolf 360™ online account.


As with all SkyGolf e-golf products the SkyCaddie SX500 is built around the SkyGolf 360 platform, providing unmatched wireless connectivity for golfers to upload performance data captured during their round. SkyGolf 360 allows golfers to keep all performance data regardless of whether it comes from a rangefinder, a swing sensor, a performance tracker or a launch monitor in one place rather than scattered among various competitors with incompatible platforms. A single platform is not only to the golfer’s advantage, but it is also to the advantage of a teacher, PGA Professional or reseller to be able to offer all available tools a golfer can need to improve their performance from one source with the confidence their customers are getting the very best solution.

The SkyCaddie SX500 retails for $399.95. In the U.S., the SX500 comes with the introductory offer of a 1-year Double Eagle Worldwide Membership valued at $59.95
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About SkyGolf

SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. For more information, visit:


RIDGELAND, MS, June 13, 2019… SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, announced that Englishman Peter Baker used his SkyCaddie SX500 to help secure a five-stroke victory in this weekend’s Staysure Tour Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean Van de Velde at the Arras Golf Resort in northern France.

In addition, Spanish golfer and fellow SkyCaddie SX500 user, Miguel Angel Martin, followed up his third-place finish in last week’s Senior Italian Open with fourth place this week alongside Roger Chapman, Dan Olsen and Philip Price.

The new SkyCaddie SX500 is increasingly regarded as the sport’s most powerful distance measuring device. With Baker’s win, competitors using SkyCaddie SX500 have finished strongly in a Staysure Tour event for the second week in a row.

With five of the top ten finishers in the previous week’s Senior Italian Open also using the device, one third of the Top 15 players in the current Staysure Tour Order of Merit are SkyCaddie SX500 users.

Baker, a three-time European Tour winner who represented Europe in the 1993 Ryder Cup, was one of the first Staysure Tour competitors to start using a SkyCaddie SX500 in November of 2018.

“I used my SkyCaddie SX500 frequently this weekend in France” said Baker, who is Head Professional at The South Staffordshire Golf Club near Wolverhampton. “From the tee I used it to work out layup and carry distances, particularly when bunkers or water are in play. And with the day’s pin positions entered into the SX500, it is also great for distance control as regards shots to the green. I use the SkyCaddie to pick the right spot to land the ball on the green – it shows me what’s short of the pin and what’s beyond it too.”

The Staysure Tour heads to the U.K. next, with the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship starting on June 21st at Trevose Golf & Country Club in Cornwall. The event is hosted by Ian Woosnam, who is another SkyCaddie SX500 user.

“We congratulate Peter on his brilliant victory. It’s thrilling to see Europe’s best golfers turning to the SkyCaddie SX500 for their yardages under intense tournament conditions,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “That indicates a high level of trust in our course data and validates our policy of always creating and updating every golf course map on foot.”

“It’s not just tour pros who are changing their habits. More and more amateur golfers throughout the world are now realizing that the SkyCaddie SX500 is much more powerful than a laser out on the golf course.”

The SkyCaddie SX500 makes a great Father’s Day gift. For a limited time, save $50 instantly on a new SkyCaddie SX500. For more information, visit

About SkyGolf
SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. For more information, visit:

SARASOTA, FL – June 12, 2019 – Short Par 4, the golf apparel subscription box redefining style since 2014, proudly announces that Lexi Thompson, the LPGA TOUR ambassador, and the face of their women’s offering, combatted gusty winds and extreme conditions, to capture the 2019 Shoprite LPGA Classic.

Thompson claimed the Shoprite LPGA Classic in style. She wore PUMA apparel, and footwear, the initial brand featured in The Magnolia Box, as she clinched her 11th career LPGA title.

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“We at Short Par 4 are extremely proud of Lexi Thompson. To shut out the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Champion with an eagle on the 18th is remarkable, and shows how talented, she really is. She has won an event every year she has been on the LPGA, which is unbelievable! Congratulations Lexi,” said Bobby DiMeo, Founder and CEO of Short Par 4.

This victory at the Shoprite LPGA Classic follows a T-2 finish at the U.S. Women’s Open, and is her first victory since the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship. Thompson had momentum going into this past weekend’s event, as this was her third top-5 finish in her last five events.

Thompson joined the Short Par 4 global ambassador team in January of 2019. She signed an agreement to represent Short Par 4 for two years. Her involvement with The Magnolia Box has proved beneficial to the brand’s growth.

“The Short Par 4 team is thrilled on have Lexi on board. Her continued success on the LPGA has helped the company gain awareness for The Magnolia Box,” added DiMeo.

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The Magnolia Membership, curated for women, launched in June 2019. This distinctive membership includes apparel, accessories, and gear, inspired, and curated, by the 11-time LPGA Champion, Lexi Thompson.

The name Magnolia symbolizes the very first time powerful and talented women golfers could compete on the iconic Augusta National Golf Club. This historic moment motivated the name, as well as, an April announcement.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Short Par 4 family and the launch of our first ever Women’s box, The Magnolia Box! To be a part of launching a one of a kind box named after a beautiful flower, that is synonymous with golf, is an honor. I am looking forward to collaborating on The Magnolia Box as it becomes a must have addition to any woman golfer’s life!” said Lexi Thompson.

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Initially, the Short Par 4 Magnolia Subscription Box is offered on an every-other-month basis, and includes apparel, and accessories from premium brands like PUMA. Each delivery will cost $99, plus shipping.

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Short Par 4 is a personal stylist for the golf-inspired life that delivers brand name golf apparel, accessories and gear directly to its member’s doorstep – each for up to 60% off retail prices.

The vision of the company is to provide golf enthusiasts with the highest quality products, at member’s only pricing, delivered directly to their doorsteps – keeping their style tight and allowing them to spend more time on the course, not in their closet. As the premier styling service for the golf community, Short Par 4 boasts one of the fastest growing memberships of any subscription box on the web.

Every month, Short Par 4 delivers exclusive brand name golf apparel and products that promise to make their member’s look handsome both on and off the course. Whether on a date, on the tee box or at the office, Short Par 4’s Style Caddies have their members covered!

With a membership for all budget sizes, every box includes top rated and premium golf brands like Under Armour, Nike, Puma and Callaway and burgeoning brands like Travis Mathew, Linksoul, Greyson and more. Each delivery is hand-curated according to season and the golfer’s unique style profile that they fill out on the website.

Short Par 4 is represented on all the major golf tours. The company has compiled a global brand ambassador team that includes some of golf’s most iconic players.

PGA TOUR:                            Rickie Fowler, Wesley Bryan, John Chin, Tyler Duncan

LPGA TOUR:                          Lexi Thompson TOUR:                   Kevin Doughtery, Kevin Lucas



Short Par 4 continues to grow every year since its inception in 2014. Their membership and box shipments are the largest in golf industry, making the company the leading golf subscription service. The company is located in Sarasota, Florida.

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