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post #307 of 423
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

I think you have to understand that what you consider a poor shot by your standards may be a damn fine shot by someone else's, and their comments are based on how they perceive the shot, not you. How else could they? They can't jump into your brain. They don't know what you think is good or not.

 

I play with my sister. She's terrible. Anything I hit that's airborne and in a forward direction she thinks is amazing. I just chuckle when she does the 'Oh my, GREAT shot, Jerry!' as the ball careens into the woods with a mondo slice.

Absolutely.  When I play with my wife she says good shot everytime some one gets one airborne.  I shanked one once and she clapped.  I said, "thanks dear".

post #308 of 423
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

I think you have to understand that what you consider a poor shot by your standards may be a damn fine shot by someone else's, and their comments are based on how they perceive the shot, not you. How else could they? They can't jump into your brain. They don't know what you think is good or not.

 

I play with my sister. She's terrible. Anything I hit that's airborne and in a forward direction she thinks is amazing. I just chuckle when she does the 'Oh my, GREAT shot, Jerry!' as the ball careens into the woods with a mondo slice.

 

Haha, that's true. I play with a range of people. But no one over a 35 handicap probably, so that would make them a slightly below average player I would think. I suppose some shots could look better to them than me, but as I said, it still just bothers me a little. It is rare that I actually say something to them. Normally i can just shrug it off. 

 

I find it bothers me a lot when my day is going poorly. When I'm playing decent, one bad shot doesn't irk me. 4 in a row, we have problems :) haha

 

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Originally Posted by Mr3Wiggle View Post

Absolutely.  When I play with my wife she says good shot everytime some one gets one airborne.  I shanked one once and she clapped.  I said, "thanks dear".

 

Hey, at least you can get your wife out there. I wish my girlfriend would come out with me. I could golf TWICE as much haha

post #309 of 423
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post

I think you have to understand that what you consider a poor shot by your standards may be a damn fine shot by someone else's, and their comments are based on how they perceive the shot, not you. How else could they? They can't jump into your brain. They don't know what you think is good or not.

 

I play with my sister. She's terrible. Anything I hit that's airborne and in a forward direction she thinks is amazing. I just chuckle when she does the 'Oh my, GREAT shot, Jerry!' as the ball careens into the woods with a mondo slice.

 

The only real gripe I have with the clueless complimentor is that sometimes I'll approach my ball which ended up in some horrible lie in a fairway bunker, and they'll go "oh wow I thought it was in the fairway!" when I knew it was headed to the bunker the entire time.  I remember one time a guy kept going on and on about how it must have taken a bad bounce or something, and I just wanted to reply, "no, it was just a bad shot."

post #310 of 423
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Originally Posted by mikelegacy View Post

 

In most cased I would agree with you, and I do not like to text or take calls on the course. But I can't afford a $150 - $300 rangefinder, so my $15.99 GolfShot GPS app on my iPhone gives me distances to within 5 yards and you can't beat that price. 

 

Have you tried the nRange golf app? It's totally free for the iPhone. I paid for a year for my Golflogix app and now I only use the free one. I feel like a sucker now for even paying at all. Oh and my pet peeve has to be the unsolicited advice guy on the course. I dont care so much on the range, but dont get in my head on the course.
post #311 of 423
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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage View Post

 

Have you tried the nRange golf app? It's totally free for the iPhone. I paid for a year for my Golflogix app and now I only use the free one. I feel like a sucker now for even paying at all. Oh and my pet peeve has to be the unsolicited advice guy on the course. I dont care so much on the range, but dont get in my head on the course.

I have the free golflogix app on my Android but my peeve is that the battery dies after 10 or 11 holes.

post #312 of 423
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Originally Posted by jetsknicks1 View Post

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Originally Posted by RonTheSavage View Post

 

Have you tried the nRange golf app? It's totally free for the iPhone. I paid for a year for my Golflogix app and now I only use the free one. I feel like a sucker now for even paying at all. Oh and my pet peeve has to be the unsolicited advice guy on the course. I dont care so much on the range, but dont get in my head on the course.

I have the free golflogix app on my Android but my peeve is that the battery dies after 10 or 11 holes.


Then try golf card. I just played a full round at 7:50am and I have 38% battery left at 5:15 pm.

Brandon
post #313 of 423

My pet peeve is the cheapos that need to borrow my phone after a round because their phone died using their android app as a GPS instead of paying $30/year for skycaddie service.

post #314 of 423
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

My pet peeve is the cheapos that need to borrow my phone after a round because their phone died using their android app as a GPS instead of paying $30/year for skycaddie service.
so tell your friends get an iPhone so their battery life isn't terrible. I use GolfShot GPS and it only kills about 10% of my battery a1_smile.gif
post #315 of 423
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Originally Posted by mikelegacy View Post


so tell your friends get an iPhone so their battery life isn't terrible. I use GolfShot GPS and it only kills about 10% of my battery a1_smile.gif

If they are too cheap for $30/year service, not sure why you think they would shell out $200+ for a new phone . 10% has to be an exaggeration, even my ipod with no gps or cell service drains after a couple hours of playing not so intensive games.

post #316 of 423
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

If they are too cheap for $30/year service, not sure why you think they would shell out $200+ for a new phone . 10% has to be an exaggeration, even my ipod with no gps or cell service drains after a couple hours of playing not so intensive games.
How? The phone's screen is on for like 15-20 seconds before every shot. Take my average score of 92 and multiply that by 15, then divide that by 60. That's a total of 23 minutes of screen time. If you're phone is dying more than ten percent with only 23 minutes of screen time, that's a horrible phone.

And it was a joke.
post #317 of 423
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Originally Posted by mikelegacy View Post


How? The phone's screen is on for like 15-20 seconds before every shot. Take my average score of 92 and multiply that by 15, then divide that by 60. That's a total of 23 minutes of screen time. If you're phone is dying more than ten percent with only 23 minutes of screen time, that's a horrible phone.
And it was a joke.

I know it was a joke, but honestly - GPS running for 4 hours will do a number on your battery - unless the GPS goes off when the screen goes off, then you are sacrificing accuracy for battery life. It takes a good 15-20 seconds for the satellites to properly connect.

post #318 of 423
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Originally Posted by meenman View Post

I know it was a joke, but honestly - GPS running for 4 hours will do a number on your battery - unless the GPS goes off when the screen goes off, then you are sacrificing accuracy for battery life. It takes a good 15-20 seconds for the satellites to properly connect.
Yeah, certain apps do continue when the screen is off, but the golfshot app does not. Luckily, the course I play most has a strong cell signal so it's normally only 5 seconds to recalculate or so. I'm not crazy about distances so I look real quick and pick a club. the app has satellite maps but I rarely use those unlessi am at a new course or am stuck in another fairway or something
post #319 of 423
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Originally Posted by mikelegacy View Post


Yeah, certain apps do continue when the screen is off, but the golfshot app does not. Luckily, the course I play most has a strong cell signal so it's normally only 5 seconds to recalculate or so. I'm not crazy about distances so I look real quick and pick a club. the app has satellite maps but I rarely use those unlessi am at a new course or am stuck in another fairway or something

Thanks for the heads up on golfshot. I'll check it out.

post #320 of 423

I hate it when I play with a guy who reads every put out loud only to miss it and say, " Well I had the right line, just didn't get the speed right."   These guys also like to describe the hole layout and let everyone know where they plan to hit it on every tee box. Its annoying because I have played the course probably more times than he has. 

post #321 of 423

I use golf logix on an Ipnone 3 and I can get through 36 holes before battery has an issue.  The key is to use the button on top of the phone to turn it off between shots.

post #322 of 423
The problem you're all missing with cell phone gps apps is that if you're using your phone, people can call you during your round. I keep my phone off during my rounds because I'm there to play golf. "well Bob, it's 125 to the bunker on the right, and.. hold on I have to take this, it's the wife.."
post #323 of 423
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Originally Posted by BEAN View Post

I hate it when I play with a guy who reads every put out loud only to miss it and say, " Well I had the right line, just didn't get the speed right."  

 

Gotta agree with you there. And further, when they miss they'll stand there with hands on hips in disbelief that the ball didn't obey and break the way they thought it would.

 

And stand there.

 

And stand there.

 

"IT'S GOOD, A-HOLE!" as you knock the remaining one-footer back to them, "Summer Stock theatre tryouts are next week. There's no style points for drama here."

 

Well okay, I don't actually say that. But that's what I think...

post #324 of 423
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Originally Posted by ndb8fxe View Post

I use golf logix on an Ipnone 3 and I can get through 36 holes before battery has an issue.  The key is to use the button on top of the phone to turn it off between shots.

 

Good point I was going to say the same thing.
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