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Why Don't More People Film Their Golf Rounds?

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In today's era of people videoing everything, I'm surprised more people don't film their golf rounds so they can capture the best bits. Put cameras on buggies and use some of the other technology that's out there (like the stake camera which you stick in the ground behind your stance). So much freakish stuff happens on golf courses - I've heard stories about two people having hole-in-ones on the same hole!

Asking partly from a personal interest perspective as am involved with a new site looking to get amateur sports people and clubs to capture video highlights that they can build an online profile with.

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6 hours ago, CJW said:

In today's era of people videoing everything, I'm surprised more people don't film their golf rounds so they can capture the best bits. Put cameras on buggies and use some of the other technology that's out there (like the stake camera which you stick in the ground behind your stance). So much freakish stuff happens on golf courses - I've heard stories about two people having hole-in-ones on the same hole!

Asking partly from a personal interest perspective as am involved with a new site looking to get amateur sports people and clubs to capture video highlights that they can build an online profile with.

Cheers!

I think some of it may be due to a large number of players (me included) who struggle with the technology. For me it’s the ‘malfunctions’ that irk me. The last thing I want to do while playing golf is struggle with some damn electronic. It would be like going golfing and bringing along that office printer that never works right. I have a hard enough time filming my swing on the damn range with nobody around and peace and quiet. Now of course I’ll admit 100% that some of my issues are just laziness with filming. Once I get a glitch...the hell with it. 

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Similar to what @Vinsk has stated, I think a lot of people play Golf to “unplug” a bit. Having to deal with a camera doesn’t sound like much fun to some people. I think there are plenty of benefits of doing it, but I still haven’t done it because I don’t want to deal with that when I play golf. I also play a lot of twilight rounds so I feel like me jacking around with a camera presents a lace of play issue that could prevent me from getting the round in.  With that said I love watching Course Vlogs lol. 

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With a push/pull cart it’s pretty easy, my setup. I have a thing that clamps onto the cart, better than a Gorilla or whatever the thing with flexible grabby legs is. Attach a phone holder tripod attachment to it. All there is to do is to put the phone on the tripod attachment. The tricky part is lining up the cart, but slow play, usually not a problem. I don’t do it because lazy and takes me out of the flow but will try and do it more upcoming season. 

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Most people are too damn slow already on the course.  With some reasonable exceptions, better to leave the video for the practice range!

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11 minutes ago, David in FL said:

Most people are too damn slow already on the course.  With some reasonable exceptions, better to leave the video for the practice range!

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This? I’m out.

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If you’re already playing a long round, 5+ hours, there is plenty of time to setup a video if you know what you’re doing. I usually chip and pitch instead. I would think if someone is slowing up play even more by taking videos they’re not adept with the camera. 

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If someone in my group was taking videos of their round and it slowed us down by even 2 minutes, I would be pretty pissed and the group(s) behind us would be even more pissed, the rangers would say something and they guy would be shamed into forgetting about the whole thing pretty quickly.

I agree with David in FL. Rounds are slow enough as it is.

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I am out there to play my golf round.  That's where my focus is at. I am not a movie maker of such an event. Heck, it has been several years since I even made a video of my swing. 

Time consumption would be an issue for me. This could easily wind up slowing down play for some.

Another issue might involve other people's privacy, should they wind up on the video, without their permission. Even knowing they are being videoed might make them uneasy, and have a negative effect on their game. I know there are laws out there against invasion of privacy when flying drones in some public areas while using cameras. 

A possible third issue might be not having permission from the course's management. Maybe they don't allow videos of their course. 

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My videos just have me in them. The course is a public space, I don’t need permission to take video and I’m not posting for profit. 

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9 hours ago, CJW said:

In today's era of people videoing everything, I'm surprised more people don't film their golf rounds so they can capture the best bits. Put cameras on buggies and use some of the other technology that's out there (like the stake camera which you stick in the ground behind your stance). So much freakish stuff happens on golf courses - I've heard stories about two people having hole-in-ones on the same hole!

Asking partly from a personal interest perspective as am involved with a new site looking to get amateur sports people and clubs to capture video highlights that they can build an online profile with.

Cheers!

Many take video of things like that, but the process of posting is kind of a pain and time consuming especially if you need to edit and upload to YouTube or whatever. Unless, you post a lot to social networks anyway and leave things raw and unedited?

At my work, we literally drag and drop  hundreds of logs with images and videos using appropriate tools per week, and have written automated editing tools to find points of interest in the videos to reduce what people need to watch.

 

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While I agree with Pace of Play issues for those interested in videoing their round, there's a right time and a wrong time to do so.
Recording a round with the help of a friend can be useful to review for many matters and effectively in a timely matter.

Later tee times when the course is not filled with golfers, or even getting out early as a single, video recording while playing may be better times.
I would never consider making a video if playing in a group with other players.

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Thanks for all the comments people. Some very insightful feedback. Lihu, I'm very interested in the tools you spoke about the automatically edit/cut long running footage. Are they available on the market?

 

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2 hours ago, CJW said:

Thanks for all the comments people. Some very insightful feedback. Lihu, I'm very interested in the tools you spoke about the automatically edit/cut long running footage. Are they available on the market?

We write a lot of code at my company, but much of it is for internal use to integrate data and simulations... 

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I play to get away from everything. The last thing I want is to video my rounds. 

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