Jump to content
iacas

TST Explores GAME Golf

1,196 posts / 105318 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Hopefully GG worked out the bugs being reported earlier. People had problems with the shot tracking and apparently editing was an issue as well. I have been looking at GG since I first saw the commercials months ago. More or less I do what it does but with less data. I evaluate my rounds as I input stats recalling what was good and bad. I've been keeping it to two courses for about a month now to see if I could establish patterns based on my misses and stock shot shapes to see if better strategy would help me on certain holes. I still think GG would be a big help, thinking it and seeing it shot by shot are different. Problem is I still have to hit the ball so doesn't always work out.

Share this post


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

Game has performed well so far.

Today we charted an 18-hole round at Lawrence Park CC.

Mike plugged his in though and got a geofencing error, and his round was "deleted." According to the support forum , the round was probably uploaded, but they have to look at it to "fix" it so it shows up.

I'm hesitant to plug mine in too for fear of getting the same geofencing error.

But, in the nine-hole round, it worked pretty darn well. Took only 30 seconds or so to edit each hole, too. Mostly involved moving some putts around.

Share this post


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

Game has performed well so far.

Today we charted an 18-hole round at Lawrence Park CC.

Mike plugged his in though and got a geofencing error, and his round was "deleted." According to the support forum, the round was probably uploaded, but they have to look at it to "fix" it so it shows up.

I'm hesitant to plug mine in too for fear of getting the same geofencing error.

But, in the nine-hole round, it worked pretty darn well. Took only 30 seconds or so to edit each hole, too. Mostly involved moving some putts around.

I emailed Game Golf and I'm sure they'll be able to figure out this issue.

Uploading and editing the nine holes we played on Thursday was really easy and the graphics look cool. Liking it so far.

Share this post


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

How is the speed of connection to the satellites? I have heard that the GPS connection is difficult at times.


I turn it on a few minutes before I start playing. It connects by then and seems to work the whole time. Beyond that… I don't know what you mean. Could you clarify?

Share this post


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

I turn it on a few minutes before I start playing. It connects by then and seems to work the whole time. Beyond that… I don't know what you mean. Could you clarify?

There were some issues with other testers with accuracy and connection of the gps, as well as it's ability to find some courses. I am not clear on how it works. Do you have to preload a course or is it just like most devices where it accesses the internet?

Share this post


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

Looking at their site it appears all the local courses here are mapped. I assume once you get connectivity the device uses coordinates to determine which course you are at like every other GPS device. I think some of the earlier issues concerning not being able to "find" courses was due to GG not having gone out and mapped them. When it first launched there were no courses available in CO, everything was on the coasts.

Share this post


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

Very reasonable price point too. Looking forward to the reviews. I wonder if they'd like to get some member reviews... :whistle:

Share this post


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

I am not clear on how it works. Do you have to preload a course or is it just like most devices where it accesses the internet?

You show up and turn it on. Within a few minutes it figures out what course you're on, and it tags your shots as occurring at the locations where you tag them.

Share this post


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

This is a cool idea.  I wonder how you are able to track the stats and how they go about getting them to you

Share this post


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

I just got one as a gift, and tried it out for the first time this past weekend.  I wore a GPS watch to compare the yardages on drives etc to the yardage the watch calculated and they were spot on. Overall I'm very impressed so far.

BustinRuston

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very reasonable price point too. Looking forward to the reviews. I wonder if they'd like to get some member reviews...

You think so? I mean, money's subjective, but I think that the $250 I see it selling for seems way too high. I got my Garmin GPS rangefinder for under $150. If this could at least give you distances live, like with an accompanying phone app, I could see the value better. And that separation would hopefully keep it compliant with USGA regulations on DMDs. Don't get me wrong; I think the product is super intriguing, but it seems like it's ripe for a price drop in subsequent generations.

Share this post


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

You think so? I mean, money's subjective, but I think that the $250 I see it selling for seems way too high. I got my Garmin GPS rangefinder for under $150. If this could at least give you distances live, like with an accompanying phone app, I could see the value better. And that separation would hopefully keep it compliant with USGA regulations on DMDs. Don't get me wrong; I think the product is super intriguing, but it seems like it's ripe for a price drop in subsequent generations.

Apples and oranges. This tracks every club by club.

Share this post


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

Apples and oranges. This tracks every club by club.

I guess the cheap version would be if someone was able to create a cell phone app that allowed you to pick a club, then push a button to start the tracking and push a button to end the tracking. That way you would get the similar data. I don't think it would be too hard to develop. There are half a dozen GPS apps that allow you to mark locations.

Share this post


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

Apples and oranges. This tracks every club by club.

It's not apples to oranges. Most newer GPS range finders allow you to do that. This device's goal is to streamline that process and make it easier, but that's all it does, fundamentally, while the range finders have it as a value-add.

Share this post


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

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • Day 2 – Shoulder Pitch Today we practice turning our torso (as loosely measured across the shoulders) on the proper pitch or angle, roughly perpendicular to the torso angle at setup. Faults that we often see include: Turning the shoulders too flat, which can cause a bunch of problems. The head moving all around as the golfer “adjusts” his shoulder pitch in transition. Poor contact The drills for today include: 1:00 – Airplane Wings 2:00 – Shaft Across the Shoulders 3:00 – Shoulder to the Spot
    • I have been practicing in my yard(s) since I was a kid. Originally with wiffle balls on our 1/4 acre lot and today with dense foam/sponge rubber balls or "Almost Golf" balls in my 1 acre backyard. To this day I actually blame my father for my flippy swing. Whenever he would see me take a proper divot he would yell at me out the window that I was "digging up the grass". He had slaved away for months trying to create a decent lawn after we moved into our house and he didn't want his kid constantly putting divots into it. He used to make me prop up the wiffle ball on top of the grass and have me sweep it off the ground and that's the way my swing developed. These days, even before the virus situation, I actually prefer to experiment with swing changes in private in my yard then at a range to see if; (a) the changes actually work and (b) to groove my swing if they do.  I always keep a bucket with a mix of topsoil and grass seed handy and sprinkle some of it down afterwards on the divots I've made.
    • Rkrider99 might be one of the last golfers on the planet.  You have until the sun goes down today.  Get one last good one in for the rest of us! Last weekend, over the objections of my wife, I drove a long way to find an open course several counties north, courtesy of Ron DeSantis.  I shot a very ho-hum 92 on a super easy course.  So I have no excuses. There's this habit I have got into of closing my trailing wrist (resulting in hooks) on the first few drives until it annoys me so much that I remember that I am a dumbass and simply stop doing it.  High point though, I got to use my 3-wood a few times, which has been so nice to me lately.  On the 520-yard par 5, I hit a decent drive leaving me with 243 to the center of the green, back pin.  I struck the ball well, but lost it in the air until I saw it roll up to about 4 feet from the flag. Yes, I missed the putt.
    • Maybe. That's how I look at it. Everyone has their worst, best, and average scores and the majority of your rounds will fall in the average area. To me, using the word "random" just obviates personal responsibility. If I'm playing poorly and really think about it for a second, I tend to realize that I'm thinking too much about a bug in my software or my back is tight and unconsciously changed my swing to avoid pain or something. But it's never just "random".
    • I'm watching The Tiger King, I'll admit it. I understand that it is a crime documentary, but i haven't laughed this much at a TV show in a while.   
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Austin_Sachs
      Austin_Sachs
      (33 years old)
    2. grahamarnoldgolf
      grahamarnoldgolf
      (55 years old)
    3. Houselr69
      Houselr69
      (56 years old)
    4. jenks2889
      jenks2889
      (31 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...