@natureboy The cheap tripod I have has a plastic mount plate that screws into your camera. Then this mount plate slips into a little notch on the top of the tripod and is held snug by a little pressure toggle. It is made by Ravelli and comes with a carry bag and they even include a tiny spider tripod. I forget what I paid, maybe $40 or less. Another feature is a set of two bubble levels.
Good concept / idea and execution.
That said the price point is a bit steep for the typical amateur (largest potential market segment).
It's possible there's a special mount that is more robust than a regular tripod head screw?
I'd agree that could lower the item cost (and his own shipping / handling cost & time) and those who want the tripod included would be just be a nice extra profit center for those who don't already have one and want to bother with finding their own or use his 'approved' high-quality model.
I agree. Those nice adjustable slider bars would be a bit harder to do as a self-made kludge version, and ~ $60-$80 would be less intimidating a sticker price for a golf aid.
It's been good, because It helps me find playing partners of a similar skill level.
I notice somewhere around 15 handicap, people start having confidence and want to play with better competition. I can tell they don't want to play with me, and that is truly 100% okay - I understand. Somewhere around 20 handicap and above, everyone says "I'm not very good", to which I reply "I just started playing last year", and voila, we have a nice time together.
Next year my goal is to do some Net Score competitions, and HC is req'd for those.