SkyCaddie close in on 5,000 courses in a year

Distance Measuring Device brand SkyCaddie have announced that they will soon have updated over 5,000 golf courses in the last 12 months.

The company, which launched in 2003, updates an average of 15 golf courses every day of the year across the world. The brand’s golf course mapping teams use GPS-enabled surveying equipment to walk every fairway, bunker, lake, green and significant hazard on the world’s golf courses to produce maps for SkyCaddie devices.

Golf courses frequently notify SkyCaddie when they make changes, so that they can schedule a mapping appointment to update the brand’s global course map database. However, SkyCaddie’s global mapping team also scan social media constantly in search of potential course updates, with alerts also coming in from golfers on Twitter on a daily basis.

Steve Winstone, a course enablement manager said: “SkyCaddie simply stands head and shoulders above the rest as regards the frequency, accuracy and techniques deployed when we update the information we hold about a golf course.”

Make sure you don’t miss the November issue of GOLF RETAILING which will include a comprehensive feature on Distance Measurement Devices.

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