English Golf Courses

SkyCaddie makes waves with social media blast

Skycaddie believes its global golf course mapping team will help it reach a whole new audience through social media as it looks to showcase the people who map the courses to ensure its devices remain up-to-date and accurate.

Steve Winstone, SkyCaddie’s course enablement manager in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, leads a team of trained mappers who circle every green, every lake and every bunker plotting GPS points as they go to ensure SkyCaddie’s customers can be confident in the yardages given by their GPS device.

Winstone, who has tweeted more than 13,000 times to his almost 10,000 followers, and his team have now taken to Twitter to let their followers know where the latest course updates are to be found, taking photos of people they have met while out mapping.

“Most of our mappers are new to Twitter, but they are learning the ropes and it will be fun to show people where we’ve been updating, and show photos of some of the people we meet along the way,” said Winstone.


“Our new Twitter service exemplifies how SkyCaddie is the only distance measuring device in golf which gives its customers the total information package. We are constantly out there, updating course maps the old-fashioned and best way – on foot. Unlike many other brands, we never calculate a yardage using aerial photography.

“Every single SkyCaddie map is created and updated on foot by trained golf course enablers using professional surveying equipment. And the maps can only be seen on a SkyCaddie device.

“If you’re serious about playing better golf, and want instant, accurate distance information for every hole of golf you play – even the ones with blind or uphill shots, which is where laser users are helpless – then a SkyCaddie is your only guarantee of accuracy.”

SkyCaddie has created accurate course maps for over 98% of golf courses in the UK and now you can help notify SkyCaddie of any changes made to your course.

Simply tweet a message to @SkyCaddieSteve about the changes which your golf club has made, and SkyCaddie will contact the club to arrange an update.

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