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post #415 of 423
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Saturday morning is booked. We'll be available at about 1 or 2pm Saturday afternoon.

The FlightScope will be available for people to chart their Shot Zones. It's not capable of emailing, though, so as dumb as it is, you'll just have to hit your shots, take a photo with your phone, and then clear them and hit the next club.

Cool, thanks.

I have golflogix and it maps all my shots with specific clubs. Not sure if I can get coordinates out of it, though.
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Hmmm .... looks like they are about to get themselves some competition:  https://arccosgolf.com/

 

A few problems I see with that:

 

1) What if you take a practice swing? Will it register that as impact if you catch turf?

2) What if you have the iPhone on the cart path only in your cart, but your ball is 30 yards away? i.e. What if the iPhone isn't in your pocket?

3) Why's it $50 extra ($150 after "pre-orders" are done)? GAME GOLF is $249. The GPS is on your hip.

post #417 of 423
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I'm having them send a few. We may have one as a prize for the MVP at our Erie get-together.

 

I'm curious about the accuracy, particularly on putts. How does it know where the hole is, for example?

 

I know for things like the fairway, you can adjust it after the round on your computer to nudge a ball a few yards (since GPS is only within about ten feet or so).

You do the same thing with a putt that you do with your other shots. You mark the start and the end of each putt. It keeps track of how many times you used the putter on that hole. Obviously if you take a gimme it will screw up the readings though.

post #418 of 423
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

You do the same thing with a putt that you do with your other shots. You mark the start and the end of each putt. It keeps track of how many times you used the putter on that hole. Obviously if you take a gimme it will screw up the readings though.

 

And if you make a 40-footer, you have to show it where the hole is at some point, no? Otherwise it will not know if you made a 40-footer or a 4-footer.

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And if you make a 40-footer, you have to show it where the hole is at some point, no? Otherwise it will not know if you made a 40-footer or a 4-footer.

There is a way to mark the end of the putt I'm pretty sure. I played with a guy who used one and he did something when he holed out every time to mark the hole. I don't remember if it's a button or what. I can try to get in touch with him to ask if you like.

post #420 of 423
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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post
 

There is a way to mark the end of the putt I'm pretty sure. I played with a guy who used one and he did something when he holed out every time to mark the hole. I don't remember if it's a button or what. I can try to get in touch with him to ask if you like.

 

I'll probably find out for myself soon enough. Thank you for the offer.

post #421 of 423
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Yes, I'd eliminate those two. They're outside the 80%. Not the 90%, but they're a stretch, so I'd get rid of them. If you suddenly start missing greens long and left, add them back in.

OK, so here's the updated zone.

I tried to make it as small as possible, but at the same time push the extra "air" towards the two I left out.  This way they're sort of halfway included, instead of having some random dead space short and right.

 

Guess this simply means I'll be aiming my PW about 5 1/2 yards left of it's preferred final destination from now on and see where that gets me. :beer:

post #422 of 423
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

OK, so here's the updated zone.

 

Big pic (Click to show)

 

I tried to make it as small as possible, but at the same time push the extra "air" towards the two I left out.  This way they're sort of halfway included, instead of having some random dead space short and right.

 

Guess this simply means I'll be aiming my PW about 5 1/2 yards left of it's preferred final destination from now on and see where that gets me. :beer:

 

This is an impressive shot zone, even for a PW.  80% of the time you land it within 18-20 feet of your average!  That's ridiculously good!  Especially now if you start aiming 15 feet left.  You'll have a reasonable birdie putt 80% of the time, and a really makable short one something like 40%!

 

Also, @billchao, Themistocles literally made me LOL.  Can't say that happens a ton at TST!

post #423 of 423
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This is an impressive shot zone, even for a PW.  80% of the time you land it within 18-20 feet of your average!  That's ridiculously good!  Especially now if you start aiming 15 feet left.  You'll have a reasonable birdie putt 80% of the time, and a really makable short one something like 40%!

 

Also, @billchao, Themistocles literally made me LOL.  Can't say that happens a ton at TST!

Well, I don't know about that.  Certainly, in theory, thats the idea.  I'm going to be aiming my PW about 5 yards left now and see what happens.  (Oh, and I'm going to just to the same exact thing with all of the rest of my clubs, but just scaled up or down a bit)  The edges of that zone would leave me about a 22 foot putt, which I'd always be happy with at this point in my game from that distance.

 

But that is 80% of 21 consecutive shots at the range.  My bet is that it doesn't exactly correlate on the course, when you don't get to keep re-teeing.  Further, you are supposed to throw out really bad mishits and I had a couple of those.  So it's probably closer to 70% true average.

 

Also, keep in mind that we're talking about a range that I use all of the time and have hit PW's to that same pole several 100's of times.  When I'm on the course, it's up to me to choose the correct club, and that plays a huge part in hitting the north-south part of that zone.  So factor that in, and it's probably even a lot closer to 60% (or even less) of the time where I might hit a PW within 22 feet.

 

We shall see.  My next tee time to give this a shot is Friday afternoon. :dance:

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