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2 minutes ago, DeadMan said:

Well I use golf pride grips, so looks like I should be okay. Thanks, guys.

Worst case, a little dab of a $3 bottle of silicone helps make sure.

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On 2/5/2018 at 3:43 PM, iacas said:

Worst case, a little dab of a $3 bottle of silicone helps make sure.

Like Silicone sealant? Can the tags be removed from the grips after being "glued" in?

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41 minutes ago, hilmar2k said:

Like Silicone sealant? Can the tags be removed from the grips after being "glued" in?

Yeah. Easily. They just don’t vibrate-and-pop-off.

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Game Golf Live arrived last night! There's a good 6-8 inches of snow on the ground right now, so it's going to be a while before I can actually use it, but I'm pretty excited.

Quick question for you all with live - do you need to use the phone app during your rounds to activate the unit? The guide says you're supposed to, but I'd rather not, since I have an older iPhone and the app will probably be a battery sink if it's on for 4+ hours.

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7 hours ago, DeadMan said:

Quick question for you all with live - do you need to use the phone app during your rounds to activate the unit? The guide says you're supposed to, but I'd rather not, since I have an older iPhone and the app will probably be a battery sink if it's on for 4+ hours.

No. Don't even pair it if you don't want to.

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This is a very niche question on the strokes gained algorithm. Does anyone know if they take altitude into account for the strokes gained? I'm wondering if I'm getting extra credit for being at altitude and hitting the ball longer. Here are my strokes gained vs. a 5 handicap and a scratch handicap:

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Now, I know my short game and putting are weaknesses, but I'm a little skeptical that I gain over 3 stokes in the long game over a 5 handicap, and only lose 2 against a scratch golfer. And I'm wondering if the distance I'm hitting clubs might be messing up the data.

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They probably don't.

I don't think they factor gender into the equation at all, either. Natalie is about an 8.5 handicapper, yet if you compare her game to a 10 handicapper, she's losing strokes everywhere.

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5 hours ago, iacas said:

They probably don't.

I don't think they factor gender into the equation at all, either. Natalie is about an 8.5 handicapper, yet if you compare her game to a 10 handicapper, she's losing strokes everywhere.

Yeah, that doesn't surprise me. Their handicap calculations is also funky. The course scorecards that I've seen on Game Golf's website have the rating and slope correct, or at least close enough. And yet, they have my GG handicap well below what it should be based on the scores.

I would also hope they would adjust based on CR/slope, since our CR/slopes are much lower than they would be with similar yardages at lower elevations. It also wouldn't be hard to adjust yardages to sea level. You get the elevation of the course, and then you can adjust from that. Similar to what the Mevo does with altitude. It won't be perfect, but it would be good enough for their purposes.

I'm going to shoot an e-mail to their support tonight and see what they say, if anything, and report back.

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34 minutes ago, DeadMan said:

And yet, they have my GG handicap well below what it should be based on the scores.

That's interesting. My index next revision will be 14.0 with the addition of yesterday's round but GG has 16.7 as their handicap.

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12 minutes ago, billchao said:

That's interesting. My index next revision will be 14.0 with the addition of yesterday's round but GG has 16.7 as their handicap.

I only have two scores, which I'm sure messes with the handicap. But GG has me as a 5.1 handicap, but the differentials were both 7.9.

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In another thread about "What I've learned from 6 rounds of Arccos", several people responded about their experiences the Game Golf as well.   I did also but starting thinking about the putts lost and my use/application.   I don't mark the hole location when correcting the round (I don't pair it with my phone).    I make sure it shows when I 3 putt but sometimes the distances of each putt isn't close.   I'm sure that affects the strokes lost.    What's the correct procedure for correcting putts before signing the round?

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7 hours ago, dennyjones said:

In another thread about "What I've learned from 6 rounds of Arccos", several people responded about their experiences the Game Golf as well.   I did also but starting thinking about the putts lost and my use/application.   I don't mark the hole location when correcting the round (I don't pair it with my phone).    I make sure it shows when I 3 putt but sometimes the distances of each putt isn't close.   I'm sure that affects the strokes lost.    What's the correct procedure for correcting putts before signing the round?

Do it online, in your browser.

Yes, you're getting bad data.

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On 6/6/2018 at 3:46 PM, dennyjones said:

 What's the correct procedure for correcting putts before signing the round?

I don’t pair my phone either, so I fix it online.

I mostly just worry about the distance of my first putt - that’s enough to make sure my strokes gained (short game and putting) stats are accurate.

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Thanks.   I'm enjoying it so far.

1 hour ago, Hardspoon said:

I don’t pair my phone either, so I fix it online.

I mostly just worry about the distance of my first putt - that’s enough to make sure my strokes gained (short game and putting) stats are accurate.

Thanks.   I'm enjoying it so far.

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