Voice Caddie SC200 launch monitor

The Golf Monthly test team's Voice Caddie SC200 launch monitor review, a lightweight and portable device that calculates the distance of your shots

Swing Caddie SC200 launch monitor
Swing Caddie SC200 launch monitor
Golf Monthly Verdict

A launch monitor that provides accurate data, that is lightweight and easy to use for under £249. What's not to like?

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to set up and use, provides accurate data and provides useful feedback. The different modes especially help make range time more effective

Reasons to avoid
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    It often takes a few shots at the start of a practice session before any data appears

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The Golf Monthly test team's Voice Caddie SC200 launch monitor review, a lightweight and portable device that calculates the distance of your shots

Voice Caddie Swing Caddie SC200 portable launch monitor review

Key technology The SC200 is a portable, Doppler radar- based launch monitor that measures carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor before feeding this information back via its LCD display and voice output. It can be used in three different modes, with a unique scoring system employed to monitor carry distance, accuracy and consistency.

The option to input your clubs’ exact loft angles means the SC200 can provide even more accurate data. The wireless control unit enables all settings to be controlled remotely. A shot-count and time-display feature allows practice-session length and intensity to be monitored

Will suit Golfers who want accurate feedback on their shots hit in practice without breaking the bank.

GM verdict The SC200 takes the best elements from its predecessor and improves upon them. The device is slim and lightweight, leaving you with no reason to omit it from your bag, especially with the drawstring pouch protecting it during transit.

The LCD screen is easy to read, but the addition of the voice output function removes the need to turn and squat to assess each shot. The wireless control unit fits in your back pocket with room to spare, leaving you free to focus on your range session. It also enables you to change the settings on the device without bending down.

Carry distance seemed accurate when tested up against a premium launch monitor, no doubt helped by the ability to input your clubs’ lofts, which the machine uses to help calculate carry distance. The Random mode is an especially useful short-game practice tool, creating much more realistic scenarios by changing the distance each time.

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x