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29 September 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

2010 FedEx Champ & U.S. Ryder Cup Star Jim Furyk
Extends Advisory Board Position With SkyGolf,
Maker Of SkyCaddie, The #1 Rangefinder In Golf

Similar To Fellow Advisory Board Member And Professional Caddie, Mike “Fluff” Cowan, Who Was Instrumental In Furyk’s Success…SkyCaddie® Is The Closest Thing To A TOUR Caddie For Amateur Golfers

RIDGELAND, Miss., September 28, 2010…On the heels of Jim Furyk winning the TOUR Championship and capturing the 2010 FedEx Cup, and as he prepares to help the United States Ryder Cup Team defend its title, SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 Rangefinder in Golf, today announced that the PGA TOUR star has extended his Advisory Board position with the Company through 2014. Highly regarded caddie, Mike “Fluff” Cowan, who is preparing to participate in his 10th Ryder Cup this weekend, and who was on the bag for Furyk’s record breaking season, is also a member of the SkyCaddie Advisory Board.

In signing a three-year extension with SkyGolf, Furyk emphasizes the importance of the player/caddie relationship. “Having Fluff by my side on the golf course is critical to my shotmaking ability, as I am always armed with the relevant course information to hit my next shot with confidence,” said Furyk. “Fluff always walks the course prior to a tournament, checking and rechecking distances in his yardage book from every angle, which guides us through every shot during a tournament. For amateurs, without question, SkyCaddie is the closest thing to the actual yardage book that Fluff and I rely on at every competition.”

“We congratulate Jim Furyk on a spectacular year, and we wish him luck as a member of the United States Ryder Cup Team as they prepare to defend the cup against the Europeans this weekend in Wales,” said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. “Amateur golfers deserve the same reliable distance information that a Jim Furyk gets from his trusted caddie, Fluff. And that’s why we are the only ones to invest the time and the money to verify distances the same way a TOUR caddie does, by walking the course. Not a single caddie or player on TOUR trusts satellite images or flyovers for their critical distances, so why would we do anything less for our customers as we strive to help them play better.”

Cowan, who will be participating in his 10th Ryder Cup this coming weekend and has caddied on the PGA TOUR for four decades, has not only enjoyed a successful tenure with Furyk, but he has been on the bag for dozens of tournament wins, including the 1997 Masters. He has caddied for notable players such as Tiger Woods, Peter Jacobsen, Michelle Wie and other professionals.

Only SkyGolf has invested the time and money to provide the most complete, most reliable course maps available in golf. Every course is mapped using SkyGolf’s proprietary TrueGround Mapping Methodology, where a SkyCaddie Mapper walks every yard using survey-grade equipment to verify all critical distance information golfers need to play their best. As owners of competitive rangefinders are quickly learning, there is no way to verify the accuracy of a golf course image using satellite or aerial imagery – a location must be visited and every hole must be walked.

SkyCaddie Contact:

Jacqui Hitchcock, SkyCaddie®
Tel: +44 (0)1844 296350, Email: jacqui@skycaddiegps.co.uk
Web: www.skycaddie.co.uk

Media Contact: Andy Hiseman, Hiseman Partners
Tel: +44 (0)1780 757461, Email: andy@hiseman.com
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About SkyGolf® and SkyCaddie®

SkyGolf, developer of SkyCaddie, the No. 1 rangefinder in golf, is committed to providing the same reliable information a professional caddie provides to PGA Tour professionals. This unmatched reliability, only available with a SkyCaddie, is created by walking the course just like a Tour Caddie does for a professional golfer and recording critical target information using the only method trusted in professional golf. To date, SkyGolf has walked over 287,000 miles or 12 times around the earth mapping almost 30,000 courses using SkyCaddie’s exclusive Tour Caddie Methodology, while thousands of the golf courses are updated and remapped each year using the same reliable methodology. SkyGolf believes every amateur deserves the same complete information with the same reliability professional golfers receive and would never play without. SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of The PGA of America, Canadian PGA, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, PGA of Germany, the Swedish PGA and a Technology Partner of the PGA Learning Center. SkyCaddie is also the Official Rangefinder of The English Golf Union. Visit www.skycaddie.co.uk for more information. SkyHawke Technologies UK Ltd, based in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, UK, runs the European Headquarters for SkyCaddie®.