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Dispersion/Shot zone with launch monitor. Carry or Total?

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If you use a launch monitor light FlightScope or Trackman on the range to figure out your dispersion (Shot Zone), do you go by "carry" or "total"? I would assume total, but I feel like sometimes the total (carry plus roll) is a little bit further than I see what is happening on the course. Or do you go by carry and use your personal experience to estimate the roll? Obviously, the roll depends heavily on course conditions and angle of fairways or greens. 

Just wondering what your thoughts or procedures are?

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I go by carry. It's the more important number. Once you have your carry yardage, you use it for shot selection based on conditions and situation.

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2 hours ago, RangeGolfer said:

If you use a launch monitor light FlightScope or Trackman on the range to figure out your dispersion (Shot Zone), do you go by "carry" or "total"? I would assume total, but I feel like sometimes the total (carry plus roll) is a little bit further than I see what is happening on the course. Or do you go by carry and use your personal experience to estimate the roll? Obviously, the roll depends heavily on course conditions and angle of fairways or greens. 

Just wondering what your thoughts or procedures are?

Carry.

Roll is important when you consider your driver or 3-wood (so you don't roll into a hazard), but carry is what matters more since you often have to carry a bunker, a creek, etc.

Plus, with irons, carry should almost equal total… there shouldn't be much roll-out on irons.

P.S. You can set surface conditions in Flightscope… I'd recommend setting them to "soft" to minimize roll-out.

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As @iacas  said i would recommend Carry and also increse your dispersion 25%.
That´s because on the range you are on a perfect lie, with no pressure and not affected by the elements. In conditions like that your dispersion will be tighter than when your are at the golf course.

So if the lunch monitor said thar your dispersion is 40 yards left/rigth you´d better use 50 yards dispersion on the golf course.  

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It's already been stated but I don't pay attention to total when working on flightscope, only carry. I did have a related question and didn't see this discussed anywhere unless I  missed it.  The Numbers I get on flightscope indoors seem to be inflated versus actual when I'm playing. Maybe because I'm hitting off a mat?  Anyone have similar experience?

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1 hour ago, Wanzo said:

It's already been stated but I don't pay attention to total when working on flightscope, only carry. I did have a related question and didn't see this discussed anywhere unless I  missed it.  The Numbers I get on flightscope indoors seem to be inflated versus actual when I'm playing. Maybe because I'm hitting off a mat?  Anyone have similar experience?

You could have some settings that need some tweaking. Like the distance above sea level, or whatever else.

Or it could be the mats.

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16 minutes ago, iacas said:

You could have some settings that need some tweaking. Like the distance above sea level, or whatever else.

Good point I'll check those. 

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14 hours ago, Wanzo said:

It's already been stated but I don't pay attention to total when working on flightscope, only carry. I did have a related question and didn't see this discussed anywhere unless I  missed it.  The Numbers I get on flightscope indoors seem to be inflated versus actual when I'm playing. Maybe because I'm hitting off a mat?  Anyone have similar experience?

How much is it off?

I can never really compare LM readings to the course, because I can't really see exactly where the balls land on the green relative to where I hit them from. My laser isn't exact either unless I hit a wall or tree. Plus, there's usually condition such as a light breeze that either assists or detracts from the distances. I can imagine there being easily 5% error.

 

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