SkyCaddie SX500 Storms Top Ten At Staysure Senior Italian Open

SkyCaddie SX500 Storms Top Ten At Staysure Senior Italian Open

The steeply-uphill 7th at Villaverde Resort – blind to laser users. (Image: Steve Winstone)

The SkyCaddie SX500’s explosive start to life as the new DMD of choice for elite golfers passed another milestone this weekend, with five of the top ten finishers in the Senior Italian Open using the SX500 in the latest Staysure Tour event.

The SX500 helped Miguel Angel Martin, David Shacklady, Paul Eales, Gary Wolstenholme and Paul Streeter to score top ten finishes in the Staysure Tour’s first European event of the 2019 season.

The high level of use on one of the world’s most prestigious Tours confirms that the SkyCaddie SX500, which launched in late 2018, is becoming a new ‘secret weapon’ for many of the sport’s elite players.

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In total almost 20 Senior Italian Open competitors used the new SkyCaddie SX500 during the event.

“I used the SkyCaddie SX500 in Italy this weekend, and I’ll be using it in every Staysure Tour event I play this year” said Gary Wolstenholme, whose final-round 69 secured him a T9 finish at the Villaverde Resort in Fagagna, Italy. “It is very useful, particularly when you are playing an unfamiliar golf course, or where there are no landmarks to laser to”.

The SX500’s ability to give accurate distances to actual pin positions makes it indispensable on the many occasions where a player cannot get a yardage with a laser, as the SX500 does not need line-of-sight.

Plus elite golfers are quickly realising that it easily out-performs lasers as a game-management device through the green, giving instant distance information for carries, layups, fairway runouts and hazards which are invisible to a laser.

Steve Winstone, who heads SkyCaddie’s mapping team in Europe, said: “I mapped the Villaverde course in person recently, and there are plenty of holes where the SkyCaddie is essential. The short par four 7th, for example, is steeply uphill to a two-tier green, so laser users are completely blind when playing to the green. Players with a SkyCaddie SX500, however, see everything including the greenside bunkers and the major contours on the putting surface.”

At the moment UK golfers can buy the SkyCaddie SX500 with a free leatherette golf bag holster and bag clip worth £30, in a Father’s Day 2019 promotion which ends on Monday 24th June.

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