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About inthecup

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  1. I have been playing with Arccos for a couple years. I like the data it gives me. I do have to monitor what it is doing on the course because it misses shots, mostly putts or adds shots. Bring 2 wedges to the green, drop one and it might record it as a shot. I saw that they had an Apple Watch app that would give you the front middle back distances and allow you to modify putts, you still have to have your phone in your front pocket which does not bother me. My thinking was, this is great, it ties all the data together and allows me to monitor the score on each hole and correct putts from the watch. I have played 3-4 rounds using the apple watch for distance. What I have found is that distances it gives are inconsistent and or incorrect. I used to play with a Garmin watch and found it to be very accurate. Comparing distances to the middle with a Garmin watch I was getting erratic distances. Sometimes they were the same sometimes they were different by a lot. An example would be standing 10 yards behind the 150 yard marker and it saying 145 when Garmin gets it right. So the whole thing is a bust as far as the Apple watch portion for me. As for Arccos in general I think the data is still good because it does not count outliers and the general distances are right. I gave the app ample time to find the satellite but it still got some distances wrong. Another thing I tried over the last few rounds was to use the Arccos Caddie function. That is pretty interesting. For the most part I decided to hit the club it suggested. It takes into account the weather and prevailing wind if the green is up or down. It definitely called for some clubs I would not have chosen and the results were generally good. There were some instances where it was using erroneous distances mentioned earlier and I ignored the club selection. It also does not know the course and does not take things you learned over time into account. Some holes play short, over time I found playing to the front of the green is the best play because the ground is hard and the first bounce is big. It does not know your lie so if you have a bad lie int he rough or a side hill lie that is going to produce a fade and shave distance you have to adjust. It also can be a distraction pulling out your phone so much. One of the interesting things is what club it tells you to pull from the tee. It might say 3H and it will give you other choices. As an example it will suggest 3H and say your predicted score will be 4.6. you can choose 2H or D and it will say the predicted 2H score is 4.7 D 4.9. It also does not know if you are having a great driving day and driver is the better choice from a confidence standpoint. Overall I found Arccos caddie interesting and something to consider. Knowing the prevailing wind is a big advantage. There was a hole where it clubbed me up and I was dubious. But it called out a good helping breeze that you couldn't really feel. I took the suggestion and hit the green. The three people I was playing with all hit it over. This is not an Arccos endorsement. I would suggest that having Arccos or Game golf is a good idea, it will help your score. I did not like the idea of tagging clubs, I did not want to draw attention to what I was doing.
  2. inthecup

    Let's Talk about Grips

    My clubs are gripped in Ping ID8 1/32 oversize with reminder rib. They can be had online pretty easily. I have played with PURE grips and they are nice, not magic or anything. The PURE grips are available online and they install them at my club in Michigan. My ID8's are blown on, no tape. I got the ID8's on my irons new Ping I200's and I liked them so I added them to all my clubs. I really like the reminder rib also it helps keep a consistent grip and a tactile feel if you are opening or closing the grip. I played in the rain with the ID8's and I had no problem with no glove.
  3. inthecup

    Completely lost my game

    I can't help you analyze your swing but I get sideways now and then. With me is usually is related to tempo. The way I try and get back to "normal" is to take lots of half swings with wedges, small swings small movements paying attention to tempo and trying to be fluid. My friends like to point out that on my best day they don't consider me normal. Good luck finding it.
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    PING Glide 2 Stealth Wedges

    I was talking to the pro that I take lessons from when I get sideways, he was laughing that if you go try all the grinds you will just confuse yourself. I picked the ES for my 54 because they said it was the ultimate sand club which is what I wanted to do with it. I picked the SS for my 50 and 58 because they said it fit most players. With the SS grind I can do anything, open it way up and hit a flop off the fairway, whatever.
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    PING Glide 2 Stealth Wedges

    I agree. I don’t see the forged draw.
  6. inthecup

    PING Glide 2 Stealth Wedges

    I am happy with them. I have the black stealth finish and it is holding up well. I especially like the sand wedge I got with the ES grind. Best sand wedge I ever had. I have the Black Stealth finish, it has held up well. The numbers were black which I did not like. I paint filled them in red-58 yellow-54 white-50 and I like that a lot. Easy to pick the right club. I don’t think you can go wrong. I think they are about to launch a forged wedge. If that lites you up you may want to wait.
  7. I am going to say yes. I bag 2-5 in hybrids now. My bag looks like I am going to put on a puppet show. Some people give me crap. I don't care, whatever gets the job done.
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    Music on the Course - When did this become a thing?

    I'll confess to not reading every post. In the past I did not like Music when I was playing. Then we started playing indoors in the winter. In that scenario there is more noise then just music. I found it to be helpful, both the noise and music. It taught me to tune out the outside noise, all of it. I now enjoy music on the course. It is not a must but I tend to like it. When we are playing with others we ask if music will bother them, if they say yes we turn it up....kidding. If they say yes we leave it off. I play on a course with few trees and it is difficult if not impossible to hear anyone else's music. If music is going to hurt someone from having a personal best in any way there is a problem. It would never be a jarring sound. If music is bad then talking is equally bad. Do you talk on the course?
  9. What club do you hit from 120 yards or 80? I am not sure I would call that properly fit? +3 you said is that +3 on the loft? I got a set of Ping I200's over the winter. I am very pleased with them. They are not a long club but they are very consistent distance wise and they are more forgiving then you would think.
  10. The Fitter I use which is on Long Island said to me. PXG clubs are great, if the price is an issue at all I would look at other clubs. I have the resources to get any club I want but sometimes there are things that are a waste of money. If you are a person who keeps a set of clubs for 15 years it might be easier to justify. I am not that guy. For the record, many of the guys that work at the fitter play PXG and they can play whatever they want.
  11. I don't think Ping i3 are blades? Cavity back at least. If you are a Ping fan I would try the Ping i200 for sure.
  12. Do you find your wedges releasing too much? Would more spin be better?
  13. This could be a eureka moment! Maybe that why my swing is inconsistent! I leave them in the trunk in the summer and keep them inside in the winter.
  14. inthecup

    Is the Hybrid on its return ?

    I am all wedged up, no need for more. The tight gaps let me hit greens from from those distances (or try and hit greens).

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