By John Strege
There is something to be said for simplicity (hence the adage often employed in golf: KISS, for Keep It Simple Stupid).
SkyCaddie already has the comprehensive covered, with its SGX rangefinder. Now it has introduced the Breeze, the name said to reflect its ease of use -- a breeze.
The Breeze comes pre-loaded with courses and automatically identifies the course at which the golfer is playing, then automatically provides distances to the front, center and back of greens, none of it requiring even the push of a single button. Pretty simple.
The company calls it "a virtual sprinkler head."
The Breeze also has a scorecard for digital scorekeeper and can also measure exact shot distances.
It has a suggested retail price of $229.95, but can be upgraded to include some of the features that are included on the SGX, HoleVue among them. HoleVue provides distances to any point on a hole, permitting the golfer to know, say, how far it is to a hazard.
Consumers can reduce the cost of the Breeze through the SkyGolf Trade-in program, by trading in a used SkyCaddie or laser rangefinder, or even old golf clubs, for a discount.