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SkyCaddie’s revolutionary new range-topping SX500 GPS handheld is the most powerful, most accurate, most features-packed and most visually stunning hand-held distance measuring device that golf has ever seen.
Rocketing into the UK with SkyCaddie PinPoint® technology to give accurate distances to today’s pin positions, Dynamic HoleVueTM which continuously re-orients the entire highly-detailed hole map from your exact position, and golf’s most brilliant display featuring a huge and pin-sharp 5” full HD touch screen, the SkyCaddie SX500 gives comprehensively the best view in golf.
Unmatched power is guaranteed with an ultra-fast multi-core processor which ensures instant hole data right when you need it, and there’s superb battery life from the hi-capacity rechargeable Li-Polymer battery, which gives over 36 holes use.
With a ruggedised, highly water-resistant design which makes SX500 extremely grippy even in the worst weather, nothing else comes close as you ‘cut the cord’ and use the SX500’s in-built Wi-Fi to download the latest exclusive SkyCaddie course updates on demand, without the need to connect to a computer.
Available in the UK from late August 2018 at RRP £379.95 including a year’s pre-paid Birdie membership covering over 99% of golf courses in Great Britain & Ireland, SX500 is pre-loaded with more than 35,000 ground-verified, error-corrected SkyCaddie golf course maps.
No other distance measuring device in golf gives you this much information, produced by SkyCaddie mappers creating and updating every course map on foot using professional surveying equipment.
Unequivocally-unmatched accuracy is guaranteed as only SkyCaddie maps golf courses in this way, and only SkyCaddie SX500 owners get to see the complete hole, in full detail, from their angle of attack on every shot.
Stand by to witness new behaviour patterns on the golf course when SX500’s SkyCaddie PinPoint® custom-pin settings are combined with IntelliGreen® Pro technology, giving distances to today’s pins and the ultimate green information.
Laser users will rely on friends with an SX500 to get instant distances to the pin from blind spots and from behind trees, to find out where bunkers are positioned around uphill greens, to get yardages to strategic lay-up points, and to assess the threat of hazards and fairway run-outs which are impossible to see with line-of-sight.
And powerful IntelliGreen® Pro technology gives SX500 users far more information about a distant green than laser users can ever discover. With IntelliGreen® Pro, distances to major tiers and contours on the green, false fronts and greenside mounds are all instantly visible to SX500 owners planning their approach shot, back down the fairway.
SX500 users always know exactly what’s ahead, even when they have no view of the fairway or green themselves, as the device’s display dynamically rotates to show full IntelliGreen® Pro information from their own angle of attack, and its multiple Dynamic RangeVue® yardage arcs overlay fairway landing areas and greens to show at-a-glance yardages across the full width of the hole.
Another new SX500 feature, Dynamic HoleVueTM with Integrated Targets, boosts the device’s in-play usability still further. As up to 40 geo-referenced targets per hole have been pre-created by experienced SkyCaddie course mappers, SX500 owners can see an overview of the entire hole or they can double-tap or pinch to zoom in for a closer view of every bunker, every water hazard, every carry and layup point – with accurate distances to each, according to where they are standing.
So in the time that it takes a laser user to discover a single yardage, SkyCaddie SX500 users will know the distance to every single major hole feature between themselves and the flag, and can hit their approach shot with complete confidence in their ground-mapped SkyCaddie data.
Even more help, and even more personalised information, comes in the form of the SkyCaddie SX500’s unique Dynamic RangeVue® with Club Ranges feature, which is so powerful that it is restricted to use only in practice rounds and casual golf.
This feature makes strategic play easier than ever. Simply enter your personal club-by-club hitting distances into your SkyGolf 360TM account in the cloud, then synchronise your device. Your SX500 will then show in-play club selection suggestions tailored to your game, the next time you are on the golf course.
Other SX500 features simply improve the user experience still further.
There’s a Super Large Number Mode if your eyesight is poor, or if you simply want the fastest-possible distances to the front, middle and back of the green.
And Intelligent Automation provides an almost touchless experience from the car park to the 19th hole, with Auto-Course, Auto-Hole Advance, Auto-Zoom, Auto-Distance, Auto Green Depth and Rotating Auto-View to display your scorecard in landscape view.
Sadly, SkyCaddie SX500 cannot yet offer Auto-Shot; you still have to hit the ball yourself.
SX500 also has a Digital Scorecard feature, which provides scoring options for Stroke and Stableford with handicapping and tracks total putts and fairways hit.
And the SX500 features keep coming. Shot Distance Measurement helps you track how far you have just hit the ball, and helps you to learn your club distances; Target List View gives you a quick list of all the targets ahead of you on the hole; and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support, Yards or Metres option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator are also available.
The SkyCaddie SX500 even has a 13-megapixel camera, enabling you to take photos during your round of golf which are then uploaded to your SkyGolf 360TM online user account.
Since 1998, SkyCaddie has been dedicated to helping golfers to improve their game, to enjoy golf more and to play faster by offering them the sport’s most reliable, most accurate, most comprehensive and most easily-accessible distance information.
Launched in the company’s 20th Anniversary year, the SX500 will deliver inspiration and enjoyment to all golfers who use its vivid, powerful and accurate technology: it is the culmination of everything which SkyCaddie represents to golfers, and to this greatest of all sports.
See www.skycaddie.co.uk for all information.
GOLFBUDDY ADDS TO MOST ADVANCED GPS WATCH WITH THE WTX+
GolfBuddy, the world-leading developer of distance measuring devices made exclusively for golfers, is upgrading its most advanced GPS watch with the introduction of the WTX+.
The WTX+ takes the market leading functionality of the WTX and adds in technical and aesthetic features that elevate it further. The primary technical development for the WTX+ is the improved antenna strength which speeds up the time for it to find a course or, heaven forbid you stray off your own fairway, the time to work out distances to the hole from your angle of attack. This improved functionality builds on market leading features such as touchscreen, full hole view with golfer’s position, distances to front, centre, back and hazards, shot distance measurement and pin position selection. WTX+ also offers smart phone compatibility with on course updates available for download automatically via Bluetooth and fitness watch features such as odometer and GPS tracking.
The second area for upgrade is the new look of the WTX+. The watch has a stylish new strap and a new metallic finish for the bezel which improves the aesthetic and makes it a very wearable everyday watch when not in golf mode. The new look combines superbly with the extra skins that can be selected for the watch face and with an extended battery life, the WTX+ is perfect for everyday use.
With GolfBuddy’s renowned accuracy, some of the most advanced features on the market, great pricing and U.K. dedicated customer support WTX+ is set to build on the success of the WTX and give GolfBuddy a great finish to the season
MOTOCADDY LAUNCHES TROLLEY TRADE-IN PROMOTION
-Golfers get £50 towards new model and old trolley recycled for free-
Motocaddy, the world’s leading trolley company, is giving golfers the chance to upgrade their old electric trolley for a brand new one over the next few months and get a £50 cashback bonus – plus have their old trolley recycled for free.
For the first time ever, golfers who buy a Motocaddy powered trolley with a Lithium battery between now and the end of June, can claim a £50 cashback when they trade in their old electric trolley – irrespective of brand, model, age or condition (working or not).
As part of the brand’s biggest ever promotion, Motocaddy has partnered with package delivery giant UPS and a specialist recycling company, to ensure that the old trolleys are responsibly recycled, rather than damage the environment by going to landfill or find its way back into the market as a refurbished trolley.
“More than 70% of UK golfers already use an electric trolley and this promotion provides them with a great opportunity to upgrade,” said Motocaddy Sales Director, Neil Parker. “Not only will they save £50, but they can also relax in the knowledge that their old trolley will be recycled in an environmentally friendly way.”
Following the purchase of a new Motocaddy Lithium trolley, golfers simply register the warranty on the brand’s website and submit their trade-in claim. Once the claim has been verified, a free shipping label is emailed to them, so the old trolley can be dropped off at one of more than 3,000 UPS Access Points across mainland Britain.
When the old trolley has been received, Motocaddy will then transfer the £50 cashback directly into the golfer’s bank account.
”This is the first time we’ve run a trolley trade-in promotion and we’re sure this offer will tempt many golfers,” said Sales Director Neil Parker. “There has never been a better choice of powered trolleys within our range including GPS, Compact, Remote and Downhill Control – there really is a trolley for every golfer,” he added.
The 10-week promotion is available to golfers living on mainland Britain and excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Isles, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The promotion runs until Saturday 30th June 2018.
For more information on the Motocaddy Trolley Trade-in promotion and to view the full terms and conditions, please visit www.motocaddy.com/trade-in
Hot on the heels of being named as #1 bag brand in Germany by Golf Datatech, BIG MAX has finalised its line of award winning AQUA and DRI LITE golf bags for 2018. With three new additions to the new year offer, BIG MAX now has innovative and stylish bags across various technologies, categories and styles.
The three latest additions complete the AQUA and DRI LITE ranges. The BIG MAX AQUA range incorporates the new DROP STOP system, guaranteeing the bags are 100% waterproof. Using waterproof fabric with unprecedented waterproof rating of over 10.000mm*, sealed seams and specially designed Japanese waterproof zips, the AQUA range delivers an unrivalled level of protection from the elements.
DRI LITE technology delivers a water resistant golf bag that is the equal of what most brands in the market call ‘Waterproof’. With a 2.000mm* waterproof rating and waterproof zips most other brands would call DRI LITE waterproof, but with the time and expertise taken to ensure the AQUA range is 100% waterproof, BIG MAX are happy to call DRI LITE water resistant, knowing it will keep all but the wettest, winter days at bay.
The AQUA Wave is a stylish, compact and 100% waterproof stand bag that gives a little more room than a standard winter bag for golfers who want to carry a few more clubs on a winter round. The Wave’s 8 ½” top extends into 4 full length dividers, while its 6 waterproof pockets, air channel straps and ultra-light weight of just over 1.9kg make the bag a hugely practical and colourful addition to any golfer’s gear.
The new AQUA Ocean is a 100% waterproof Sunday stand bag that has space to spare and weighs just 1.7kg. With an oversize top the Ocean holds 4 clubs more than traditional Sunday bag, and has plenty of storage options with 5 waterproof pockets. Practical features such as glove, towel and umbrella holder, combined with space for a full set of clubs if required, mean this stylish bag allows golfers to travel and play without compromise.
DRI LITE Active offers practical solutions to all a golfers storage needs in a stylish, water resistant package. A 9 ½“, 14 way top and an oversize putter well to fit the largest grips will keep all a golfers clubs in order, while 9 pockets, including fully waterproof valuables pocket, glove, dual umbrella positions and towel holder will pack away even the most well equipped golfers’ gear with ease. Ultra-lightweight at just 2.2 kg and available in a range of stylish colour combinations, the DRI LITE Active looks great and delivers on the course.
*Hydrostatic testing of waterproof fabric gives a mm per 24 hours rating. This refers to the amount of rainfall a fabric can withstand in a single day. Thus, a 10,000mm waterproof rating means the garment can withstand 10,000mm of rainfall in a single day without letting moisture in.
AQUA Wave – £189.99 available in Black, Yellow/Black/Silver, Red/Black/Silver, White/Black/Orange, Petrol/Black/Orange,
AQUA Ocean – £129.99, available in Black/Red, Black/Lime, Red/Silver, Petrol/Black/Orange, Charcoal/Silver/Fuchsia, White/Orange
DRI LITE Active – £159.99, available in White/Red, Charcoal/Fuchsia, Navy/Black/Silver, Black/Red
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ZOOM AQUA CONTROL GLOVE – THE PERFECT FIT WHATEVER THE WEATHER
With unique ‘One Size Fits All’ technology, enhanced durability and all weather performance the ZOOM Aqua Control is the glove that fits perfectly
Innovative golf glove brand ZOOM is bringing its latest development to the market this spring – ZOOM Aqua Control. Built on the brand’s unique FLEXX-FIT technology, the Aqua Control utilises an ingenious mix of flex zones to fit the contours of a golfer’s hand, feeling like a second skin whatever the player’s usual size.
Developed with Austrian Tour player Marcus Brier, ZOOM technology gives fantastic shot feedback due to its ‘second skin’ characteristics. Now for 2018, with the introduction of the AQUA Control, ZOOM has a glove that fits every golfer and every golfing occasion.
The Aqua Control combines breathable Lycra material with premium kangaroo leather to provide a glove that is twice as durable, fits all sizes, and delivers incredible grip in dry conditions that is matched by its performance in the wet. This innovative blend of technology also benefits from ZOOM Shape-Fit which maintains the perfect shape of the glove, staying wrinkle free round after round and providing a perfectly secure connection to the club.
In addition to the most modern technology, ZOOM gloves feature several colour combinations that make them stand out from the crowd. With all weather performance, lasting durability, multiple colour combinations and one size that fits all, ZOOM AQUA Control really is the best fit for every golfer.
RRP’s: AQUA Control – £19.99, GRIP – £14.99, WEATHER – £11.99, TOUR (Cabretta) – £19.99
Colours: White-black-red, Charcoal-fuchsia, Black-charcoal-lime, Black-red
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Motocaddy Puts GPS into New push trolley
– CUBE CONNECT is the first ‘Smart’ push model in the world –
Motocaddy, the world’s top-selling golf trolley brand, is introducing its proven CONNECT GPS technology into its latest manual model to create the ultimate feature-packed push trolley.
Based on the popular CUBE model launched in summer 2017, the new CUBE CONNECT push trolley is the first of its kind in the world and follows the successful launch last year of Motocaddy’s S5 CONNECT Smart Cart electric trolley and free GPS partner app, which has been downloaded by more than 45,000 golfers.
Through a Smart Display screen positioned conveniently above its soft-touch handle, the CUBE CONNECT provides the same distance data and optional smartphone alerts as the powered trolley version on the S5 CONNECT and S5 CONNECT DHC models.
When synced to the Motocaddy GPS app via a Bluetooth connection on any compatible smartphone, it can be pre-set to receive notifications alerting golfers to a missed call, text, email or range of app alerts, including WhatsApp and Facebook. The smartphone can remain connected, even when securely placed in a golf bag.
In another ground-breaking move in the push trolley sector, the digital display also acts as a conventional GPS device – providing front, middle and back distances to the green (in yards or metres) for more than 40,000 courses worldwide, plus shot measurements, clock and round timer – all of which can be controlled directly from the trolley handle.
Powered by a Motocaddy long-life battery, the high-tech CONNECT Smart Display screen can be tilted up and down for multi-angle visibility in any light on the easy-push, height adjustable ergonomic handle.
“Since its launch last year, the CUBE has been our top-selling push trolley, so to combine it with our proven CONNECT technology and expand our GPS range is something we think golfers will be really excited about,” said Managing Director, Tony Webb.
“We pride ourselves on producing innovative products for golfers worldwide. The CUBE CONNECT is another revolutionary model featuring ‘Smart’ technology, that we’re confident will be a huge hit with golfers looking for an ultra-modern, gadget-packed push trolley,” he added.
Along with its innovative ‘Smart’ technology, the compact-folding CUBE CONNECT boasts a number of performance-enhancing features, including the incredibly simple two-step assembly system that allows it to quickly fold over 45% smaller than traditional push trolleys to fit into the smallest of car boots.
It also incorporates a foot-operated parking brake; quick-release friction free oversized wheels; a folding lock; adjustable bag supports and the brand’s innovative EASILOCK™ bag-to-trolley connection system found on all Motocaddy trolleys, removing the need for a lower bag strap.
In addition, the CUBE CONNECT features a number of handy storage options, including an under-handle net; integrated accessory compartment; and holes for carrying tees and balls.
Motocaddy now has its biggest-ever push trolley range, that also includes the easy to manoeuvre P360 featuring a 360° rotating front wheel allowing the trolley to access even the tightest of spaces; the top-selling compact-folding CUBE; the fast-folding and lightweight P1, that can be folded up or down in one simple step; and the ever-popular S1 Lite incorporating the exclusive QUIKFOLD mechanism.
The CUBE CONNECT will be available in a Graphite frame with Blue trim from March at a Recommended Retail Price of £219.99.
For more information on all Motocaddy trolleys, bags, batteries and accessories, please visit www.motocaddy.com.
With its fourth generation of Fold Flat technology, BIG MAX stays ahead of the imitators with the remarkable BLADE IP
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, so innovators like BIG MAX have to keep moving to stay ahead of the game. With its 4th generation of Fold Flat technology, BIG MAX has done just that, literally flattening the competition with the new BLADE IP.
The IP, stands for Intellectual Property, a cheeky reminder for the chasing pack, but the BLADE IP is such a stand out product that it will be a hard act to follow. At a folded size of 88 x 62 cm and an incredible depth of just 12.5 cm the BLADE IP is hands down, the most easily stored and transported push cart on the market. In its folded state it fits in virtually any car boot with a full golf bag placed on top. If space is truly an issue then the IP will slide neatly on a parcel shelf or behind the front seats with its carry case (sold separately) keeping everything clean.
While the BLADE IP matches the flattest of BIG MAX’s carts, the real step forward for the IP is the folding mechanism. Once the height adjustable handle is folded down, simply fold the frame flat and lift the BLADE IP to see the back wheels automatically flip under the body. With a push of the front wheel the whole cart folds to just 12.5 cm deep and is ready to be packed away.
Aside from its unique folding and storage qualities, the BLADE IP stands out for its robust, stable construction and ease of use on the fairways. Adjustable bag brackets accommodate even the largest Tour bag and the double foot brake keeps the BLADE IP in place even on the hilliest courses. Integrated drink holder, storage compartment in the handle, ball, tee and double scorecard holder keep all your necessities close to hand and multiple Quick Lok and Quick Fix bases are ready to take any BIG MAX accessory such as umbrella holder, GPS holder, or sand bottle holder.
BIG MAX is so confident of the quality of the BLADE IP that it comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. So while this is a premium push cart, 5 years of guaranteed, high quality, convenient usage make it a great value buy.
Simple to use, impressive to see and giving unprecedented ease of storage, the BLADE IP really stands out from the crowd. If you’re considering a premium push cart then don’t even give the imitators a second glance. The BLADE IP is the only show in town, keeping ahead of the game and flattening anything else on the market.
Available in Black, Black/Lime, White, White/Lime, Phantom/Red in stores from March 2018
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About BIG MAX
BIG MAX has been Europe’s #1 push cart brand for over 15 years following the unprecedented success of the world’s first 3 wheel push cart the Ti1000. Available in virtually every country that plays golf, BIG MAX is a name that has become associated with quality and innovation. It’s most recent advancement, Fold Flat technology, has seen BIG MAX pioneer push carts that fold down completely flat, in some cases to less than 5” deep. BIG MAX has furthered its reputation for innovation with its AQUA and DRI LITE technology that in the last quarter of 2017 matched BIG MAX push carts by becoming #1 golf bag and travel cover brand in Germany, a traditional marker for # 1 in continental Europe.
DUCA DEL COSMA RELEASES EXCITING NEW SHOE RANGE
-Premium Italian brand offers lifestyle designs for on & off course wear-
The Italian fashion brand Duca del Cosma that pioneered ultra-lightweight spikeless golf shoes more than a decade ago, is releasing an eye-catching new range of premium golf shoes for Spring 2018 that can be worn both on and off the course.
Bold, classy, elegant and sporty – the brand philosophy is represented in a distinctive collection for men and women that takes its inspiration from award-winning Italian design combined with amazing attention to detail.
The latest range features stylish options incorporating new designs and colourways, plus state-of-the-art shoe technology.
Leading styles for men include the Camelot (White/Lemon), Kuba (White/Red/Green) and the La Spezia (White/Orange); while the women’s collection also boasts top-of-the-line shoes, including the Palm Springs (White/Taupe), Porto Ercole (White/Sand) as well as the Olbia (Gold).
The high class build quality is matched with advanced technology that includes a waterproof microfibre system acting like a breathable protective ‘sock’ within the shoe. The waterproof membrane keeps the foot dry during play and is supported by a soft PU insert sole to provide extra comfort for the duration of the round.
The brand’s innovative SKYFLEX technology outsole is built around an ergonomic design that provides grip during the downswing for a stable strike, while special channels allow the shoe to bend and flex perfectly to the natural roll-off motion of the foot.
“Golfers who try them comment that our shoes are extremely comfortable from the very first time they wear them,” said Tony Eccleston, General Manager for Duca del Cosma in the UK & Ireland. “We pride ourselves on being the brand that pioneered the spikeless golf shoe and we continue to move forward with new shoe technologies, as well as an exceptional range of colours and design styles,” he added.
The lightweight shoes are available in a variety of fashionable colour combinations and to see the full range visit the website: www.ducadelcosma.com