SkyCaddie SGX GPS

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A review of the SkyCaddie SGX golf GPS

SkyCaddie SGX golf GPS
Golf Monthly Verdict

Great design, easy to use, lots of new functions, increased course capacity and improved battery life. Getting exact distances to the flag still requires access to a pin sheet and quick arithmetic. Unit and top membership packages are expensive. PGA Pro verdict Over recent years I have become a big fan of SkyCaddie GPS systems. I now use mine all the time. The new feature that shows the entire hole from above is an excellent addition. This makes it a more technologically advanced version of an old style course planner. Above all, knowing the exact yardage means you can pick your club with confidence, and that's crucial (John Jacobs).

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The SkyCaddie SGX GPS features a new iPhone-sized unit with a three-inch colour display and dual navigation system. SkyCaddie's proprietary True Point Precision Technology and ground-verified mapping delivers the highest possible levels of accuracy. The lithium-ion battery lasts up to 14 hours. The unit can now hold up to 50 full-featured courses.

The SkyCaddie SGX GPS will suit players who want to own and use a state-of-the-art GPS device and/or those who will make use of stat tracking software and online community features.

With its ultra-modern design and myriad of new functions, the SGX represents a huge step up from the SG5  for SkyCaddie. The introduction of overhead ‘Hole-Vue' graphics with zoom and the extra green detail provided by IntelliGreen Pro graphics offers golfers masses of useful information. Pre loaded front, middle and back yardages for 30,00 courses that can be accessed for a nominal yearly fee is a superb addition. The stat tracking function and Club SG concept are nice additions.


Mike Harris
Content Director

Mike has been a journalist all his working life, starting out as a football writer with Goal magazine in the 1990s before moving into men’s and women’s lifestyle magazines including Men's Health, In 2003 he joined Golf Monthly and in 2006 he became only the eighth editor in Golf Monthly’s 100-plus year history leading the brand until July 2023. He is now Content Director overseeing Golf Monthly and two other iconic sports brands, FourFourTwo and Rugby World.

His three main passions in golf are courses (he's played over 500 courses worldwide), equipment (he's always in search of something shinny to give him an edge) and shoes (he owns more pairs than he cares to mention!).  

Mike’s handicap index hovers at around 10 and he is a member of four golf clubs: Hartley Wintney, Royal Liverpool, Royal North Devon and the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Mike's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus+ 9° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S

Fairway woods: TaylorMade Sim Max 3/15° - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S & TaylorMade Stealth 7/20° - Fujikura Ventus Red 6S

Utility Iron: TaylorMade Stealth UDI 3/21° - Aldila Ascent 90HY

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (5-PW)  - Nippon Tour NSPro 950S

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 50°, 54° and 58° - KBS Tour Hi-Rev s2.0 hafts

Putter: Evnroll ER2B (Gravity Grip) 

Ball: TaylorMade Tour Response (Yellow)