SkyCaddie Sets New Record For GPS Usage On Tour

23 June 2022

If proof were ever needed that SkyCaddie’s accurate GPS data gives competitive golfers a clear performance advantage, it came at this weekend’s Legends Tour event at Trevose.

During the 2022 Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam, 80% of the top 20 finishers used a SkyCaddie GPS device during play, and almost 69% of the total final day field used a SkyCaddie GPS for their yardages.

SkyCaddie believes that the record-breaking statistics represent the highest penetration of GPS usage in a main Tour event in golf’s history, worldwide.

The Legends Tour is the current name of the European Senior Tour, and is part of the PGA European Tour. It is the most prestigious golf Tour in Europe to allow players to use DMDs – Distance-Measuring Devices – during competitive play.

At Trevose, PGA European Tour tournament officials used SkyCaddie’s ground-mapped yardages to set pin positions and to provide daily pin sheets for players. SkyCaddie users were able to download the pin positions onto their GPS handheld devices.

Uniquely in golf SkyCaddie, which has the world’s largest library of ground-mapped greens and fairways, maps and regularly updates every hole on every golf course on foot using survey-grade GPS equipment.

Speaking after the event SkyCaddie’s General Manager UK & Europe, James Holmes, said: “This landmark result is testament to the years of hard work we have done to supply performance-enhancing data to players and officials not just on the Legends Tour, but also in the PGA’s national events and in countless events at golf clubs around the world.

“The message is clearly getting through about SkyCaddie GPS – it gives you an unprecedented ability to plan every tee and approach shot, far beyond the limitations of laser plus yardage book. Plus, you are never playing blind.

“Over two-thirds of Legends Tour competitors now trust SkyCaddie GPS to give them an accurate yardage.”

Competitors at Trevose used SkyCaddie’s SX550, SX500 and SX400 distance measuring devices for their yardages.

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