Englishman Peter Baker used his SkyCaddie SX500 to help secure a five-stroke victory in this weekend’s Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean Van de Velde at the Arras Golf Resort in northern France, on the Staysure Tour.
Spanish golfer and fellow SkyCaddie SX500 owner Miguel Angel Martin followed up his third place finish in last week’s Italian Open with fourth place in France alongside Roger Chapman, Dan Olsen and Philip Price.
Baker’s win means that competitors using the new SkyCaddie SX500, increasingly regarded as the sport’s most powerful distance measuring device, have finished strongly in a Staysure Tour event for the second week in a row.
With five of the top ten finishers the previous week’s Senior Italian Open also using the device, this weekend’s results from France mean that one third of the Top 15 players in the current Staysure Tour Order Of Merit are SkyCaddie SX500 users.
The victorious Peter Baker, a three-time European Tour winner who represented Europe in the 1993 Ryder Cup, was one of the first Staysure Tour competitors to get a SkyCaddie SX500, having picked his up in November 2018.
Yesterday’s victory in France was his first on the Staysure Tour, and meant that he has now won a Tour event in four different decades.
“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 now heads for the UK, 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.
“Peter’s brilliant victory proves once again that Europe’s best golfers are gradually turning to the SkyCaddie SX500 for their yardages under intense tournament conditions” said James Holmes, SkyCaddie’s General Manager in the UK & Europe. “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.”
“But it’s not just tour pros who are changing their habits. More and more elite amateur players and keen club golfers who appreciate having the most accurate information are now realising that the SkyCaddie SX500 is much more powerful than a laser out on the golf course.”
The SkyCaddie SX500 is available in all good PGA pro shops and golf retailers.
Buy one before June 24th to receive a free leatherette Bag Holster and Clip worth £30 with your new SkyCaddie SX500, in a 2019 Father’s Day special offer.
See www.skycaddie.co.uk for all SX500 information.