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Today sees the launch of another innovation from Shot Scope, with the introduction of hole maps to the already successful X5 watch.

It’s a feature that existing Shot Scope X5 watch users will be able to use on the course, and it certainly looks to be a game-changer. This capability will allow golfers to overlay individual data on every hole, to let them see where each club is likely to land from the tee.

It’s the first time the Edinburgh-based brand has developed a feature where players can see their own data in real time on the course, allowing players to make the most informed decision possible.

You’ll see the performance average of your three longest clubs in the bag, so you’ll know which club is the safest bet for that particular shot.

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“The addition of hole maps to the X5 is something existing users can really make use of, seeing how the bank of statistics they’ve already collected can be used to inform their round as they take on each hole,” said David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer at Shot Scope.

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The already impressive X5 will now feature an interactive and personalised guide to each hole. (Credit: Shot Scope)

“As a free upgrade and with no subscription fees, these map features further validate Shot Scope’s power in connecting data and golfers, as we continue to redefine the GPS watch category with the best products at unbeatable price points.”

The zoom map and target line features can also be used to find the perfect line off the tee, reducing the impact of blind tee shots and providing data that a laser by itself cannot.

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With 36,000 golf courses preloaded onto the watch, any course becomes instantly more familiar with the main screen now able to display the full hole layout with distances to the pin and middle of green.

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Hole Maps will allow Shot Scope users to navigate their course, with personalised data. (Credit: Shot Scope)

As well as the integration of personalised data during a live round, the watch has five face designs available to choose from so that players can also showcase their style on the course.

For more information on Shot Scope, including their latest rangefinder, the Pro ZR, click here.


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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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