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skygolfRIDGELAND, Miss., January 22, 2014… SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie® the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, today announced it will introduce its new SkyCaddie® TOUCH at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show (booth #1301). The TOUCH features a glove-friendly, easy-to-use, easy-to-read touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity to provide golfers with the ultimate user experience and convenience when coupled with a FREE Smartphone app.

The new SkyCaddie TOUCH comes preloaded with 34,000 “best-in-class” courses, ready-to-play, worldwide and is Bluetooth-enabled. The TOUCH features a hi-resolution, sunlight readable, color display that amplifies the superiority of SkyCaddie’s preloaded maps over its competition. When paired with our new SkyGolf complimentary mobile app, golfers can use Bluetooth to upload scores and stats and download course updates “onDemand” via most Smartphones including iOS and Android without finding a cable. The onDemand feature delivers enhanced definition course data and keeps course maps updated with the very latest changes that are missed with preloaded course databases. The precision and high-definition details of SkyCaddie course maps allow golfers to use a new “precision zoom” feature to magnify any area of the course without losing details and readability.

Golfers can also measure shot distances for any club, count steps, keep time on pace-of-play, and score for multiple players.

In addition to the 34,000 preloaded courses with “best-in-class” resolution, golfers can also download and store up to 100 course maps in much higher HD graphics than any competitive device with its new “onDemand” feature. Having immediate access via Bluetooth and smartphones to these HD courses is like stepping up from standard definition TV in 480p to HD 1080p TV.

“The launch of the TOUCH provides golfers with simplicity and the latest technology to improve their experience on the course,” stated Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. “It allows golfers to take full advantage of our proprietary TruGround high-precision maps by simply touching the screen to easily zoom in and out to find exact distances, hazard information, carries and layups from any location, providing golfers with even more confidence on every shot. And, we have solved the issue of preloads being out-of-date with our new ”onDemand” feature.”

Added Edmonson, “At SkyGolf, we pride ourselves in providing the most advanced technology and the most accurate and reliable distance information to golfers of all skill levels around the world. The introduction of the TOUCH gives golfers access to the most state-of-the-art rangefinder in golf and demonstrates our continuing commitment to help golfers play smarter, play better, play faster and have more fun.”

SkyCaddie TOUCH Technology
TrueGround® Course Maps – Not all course maps are created equal. Only SkyCaddie walks every course with professional-grade survey equipment to eliminate known errors found in all other course map libraries. You can be sure that the ground-verified distances a SkyCaddie Touch Rangefinder gives you are the most accurate numbers in the game.

IntelliGreen® Technology – SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen technology displays the exact shape of the green from your angle of approach to turn every shot into a scoring opportunity. Get front carry, back of green distances, depth of green, and move the crosshairs with a touch of a finger to dial into the pin or any point on the green. Most TrueGround Course maps also include IntelliGreen Pro to add distances to major contours and false fronts with the simple touch of a finger.

TrueGround® Target List – The TrueGround Target List provides golfers with the critical distances needed to hazards, carries and layups – located ahead from your position on the hole. Golfers can scroll through the TrueGround Targets manually with the touch of a finger, or let the SkyCaddie automatically update the list of targets as the golfer moves down the fairway. The TrueGround Target List also calculates and displays the “Leaves” distance to the Green Center from the highlighted target.

Interactive HoleVue™ with Zoom – With an eagle’s view of the entire hole, golfers will get the distances needed to avoid hazards and play smart golf from tee to green. Using the touch of a finger, measure to any point on the hole whether a golfer can see ahead or not.

RangeVue™ Technology – Dynamic RangeVue overlays multiple yardage arcs on fairway landing areas and greens to allow golfers to quickly select the best club for every shot.

PinPoint™ Technology – Add pin positions and enjoy all of the advantages of the best GPS and get distances to the hole without the hassles and limitations of aiming a laser,

Digital Scoring and Stats – Track scores for every round with the SkyCaddie’s Digital Scorecard, plus see key stats like Greens In Regulation, fairways hit and total putts with ease. Sync with SkyCaddie’s online community or the SkyGolf mobile app for the most comprehensive round analysis in the game.

Hands-Free Automation – Adding simplicity with intelligent automation, the SkyCaddie Touch has been designed for virtually hands-free operation. Its Auto-Course Recognition knows which course the golfer is on and automatically loads that course so it’s ready to play. Auto-Hole Advance lets golfers move freely from hole to hole without having to manually press buttons before swinging. Auto-Distance Display keeps track of the golfer’s location on the course and automatically displays yardages from each position, and AutoView allows golfers to quickly view HoleVue, IntelliGreen and the Digital Scorecard with a simple turn of the wrist!

The new SkyGolf app is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The suggested retail price of the new SkyCaddie TOUCH is $299.95 and includes a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. For more information on the SkyCaddie TOUCH and trade-in programs, please visit www.skycaddie.com.

About Sky Golf

SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1 Rangefinder in golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of the PGA of America, PGA of Canada, PGA of Great Britain & Ireland, and PGA of Sweden.

The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. The Company’s innovative products include: SkyCaddie®, rangefinders that are preloaded and ready-to-play out of the box; SkyPro®, golf’s most powerful swing/putting analyzer and training tool; ClubSG, golf’s fastest growing community where golfers can go to connect to their Game, their Courses, their Equipment, their Golf Professional and to one another; Swing Labs®, the golf industry’s first unbiased, performance-based fitting solution; and SkyCourse™ Technologies, a company that equips golf course superintendents with tools they need to complete daily property management tasks with less effort, less time and less money, through a unique combination of precision GPS maps, web-based technologies and mobile mapping solutions. For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com, www.skycaddie.com, www.golfskypro.com, www.swinglabs.com, and www.skycourse.com.

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