• Announcements

    • iacas

      GAME GOLF Ryder Cup Contest   09/22/2016

      Join our GAME GOLF Ryder Cup Challenge to win an autographed GAME GOLF, a Pebble Steel watch, and many more great prizes!
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Big C

Question for those of you who use GPS stat trackers

6 posts in this topic

Do you discard fluky or aberrant results, or do you include them under the assumption that everything averages out over time?

I used Golf Shot for a recent round and elected not to track a drive that caromed off a tree branch and into the fairway. I didn't want to take a fairway hit that I didn't "deserve" and likewise, the branch caused the drive to go about 210 yards, which would have skewed my distance results.

Later in the round, I chose not to track a Pitching wedge that went 155 yards thanks to an unfortunate bounce off a sprinkler head.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Do you discard fluky or aberrant results, or do you include them under the assumption that everything averages out over time?

I used Golf Shot for a recent round and elected not to track a drive that caromed off a tree branch and into the fairway. I didn't want to take a fairway hit that I didn't "deserve" and likewise, the branch caused the drive to go about 210 yards, which would have skewed my distance results.

Later in the round, I chose not to track a Pitching wedge that went 155 yards thanks to an unfortunate bounce off a sprinkler head.

I used to not but then decided since it averages out over time then why not.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Do you discard fluky or aberrant results, or do you include them under the assumption that everything averages out over time?

I used Golf Shot for a recent round and elected not to track a drive that caromed off a tree branch and into the fairway. I didn't want to take a fairway hit that I didn't "deserve" and likewise, the branch caused the drive to go about 210 yards, which would have skewed my distance results.

Later in the round, I chose not to track a Pitching wedge that went 155 yards thanks to an unfortunate bounce off a sprinkler head.

You know ... I've never quite got into trying to use it during the round for that type of stuff.  Especially now that I got a laser rangefinder, I don't need it for distance measuring either, so I just log in afterwards, maybe later that night, or the next day and input the round.

Of course, the only stats I get then, are putting, fairways and greens basically.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I didn't find it worthwhile to track clubs, too many inconsistencies. Nothing was useful to me because the bad shots were just as likely as the good shots. Certainly didn't help me make decisions about what I would do in the future. I know what my best shots should be and I still don't count on it to happen. Toss the changing weather and course conditions into it and who knows. And it was PITA. Now if Game Golf ever gets courses mapped where it's as easy as tapping a box on my hip I'll consider it but more for the HBH replay than club tracking.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

You know ... I've never quite got into trying to use it during the round for that type of stuff.  Especially now that I got a laser rangefinder, I don't need it for distance measuring either, so I just log in afterwards, maybe later that night, or the next day and input the round.

Of course, the only stats I get then, are putting, fairways and greens basically.

I don't blame you. The first time I tried to use the distance tracker, I found it to be a bit awkward. Especially as a walker, I'm used to getting to my ball and starting right into my pre-shot routine. Here, I was getting to my ball, waiting for the GPS to catch up to my positioning, pressing the "done" button, selecting the club that I used and finally making sure I input whether I hit the fairway or missed right or left. As someone that likes to play ready golf, it got me a bit out of my comfort zone and I hit a few very poor shots early on in the round where I was rushing to make up for the lost time. I do think it's a bit easier to utilize with a cart, since you can get to your ball more quickly and so that wasted time doesn't weigh on you so heavily.

At any rate, thanks for the responses.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I use a skycaddie and keep mine as they are, that fairway off a tree is balanced out by the shot that missed the fairway by an inch.

As far as drives, I only keep distance stats on drives using the driver - I am always more curious how for I am hitting that than a wood or iron off the tee.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0