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  1. I really wanted to update this thread because Swing Caddie has updated their ap. This is the second update they've done since I have owed the device. The first one added a calculated spin rate to the numbers you can collect. (Just know that it only calculates spin rate for 8-iron through driver... You don't get to check spin rate off your wedges yet.) 

    Firstly, for about 2 weeks the ap didn't work. It may have been working for I-phone folks, but us Android folks had to wait. It was worth the wait. It is way better than the old ap. 

    They added some nicer graphics, making the whole thing look snazzier. And they added four new features. One feature I like. Two features which I really like. And the fourth one I haven't tried yet.  

    The feature they added that I like is the new home-screen makes it much easier to search for stats, stats by target, stats by club, go to standard practice or go to target practice. It's a lot more intuitive and easier to navigate. They've also made it simply easier to read, those of us getting older can appreciate it. I don't need to pull out my cheaters to see the numbers now. 

    The two features that they added that I really like are:

    1. They added the ability to upload your data from your phone to a PC in Excel format! - In my opinion this is a game changer and way overdue. This is super convenient if you want to use your data to do some analysis. Having Excel spreadsheet that show Club selection, date, shot number, Carry Yards, Total Yards, Swing Speed, Ball Speed, Launch Angle, Smash Factor, Apex Hight, and Spin Rate is really handy for analyzing if you are improving. 
    2. The other feature they added that I really like is the ability to "nickname" a club. This kind of dovetails in with being able to upload data. For example you could nickname your club "Driver with KuroKage Shaft", then nickname another club "Driver with Ventus Shaft". Then you can gather data on them and compare them. Or you could do the same with Weights forward vs Weights backward. Or Standard 5-iron vs 5-iron hitting a knockdown... What ever you want to nickname it you can.  

    The feature I haven't tried yet allows you to record video of your swing and have it linked to the numbers you are getting for that particular swing. It looks pretty cool. I haven't tried it yet. 

    Over all the ap is much improved. 

    I've started using the "Target" portion of the ap way more lately than ever before. I used to only use the "Practice" portion. The target portion lets you select a distance from 15 to 200 yards and then hit a club at it. The device gives you a score based on your proximity to the distance you've selected. I've been using this more lately because my range sessions are flipping now. I'm doing less and less "how" and more and more "where" type of practice. 

    Back when I first reviewed this device the ap was very literally the weak link of the device. Not so anymore. It's way way better. 

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  2. 2 hours ago, TRUCKER said:

     your pride is more important than admitting you got dooped.

    Dooped ... Duped by what? 
    ... The half a million Americans who are now dead?

    Including my next door neighbor... the owner of a TRUCKING COMPANY! 

  3. 42 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

    They won’t catch me in that web. 

    Nice, very puny. 

    8 hours ago, Billy Z said:

    What will this putter mean to you in 1, 2, or 3 years from now? Will it hold it's value? 

    I like DJ as much as the next guy. But in a couple years are we going to be looking back at his Masters' win as "One for the ages"? I don't really think so. 

    So, unless you are just the biggest DJ fan out there, or for what ever reason the 2020 Masters really meant something special to you. I don't feel like this Spider is "Special" enough. 

    Oh, and one other thing. 
    The Taylormade Spider putters are notorious for the paint chipping. If you buy this putter to be used on the course, it might be kind of sad to watch it's paint slowly deteriorate over time. 

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  4. On 4/1/2021 at 3:43 PM, Double Mocha Man said:

    The most important part of the Masters Tournament has just been decided.  I'm there for the lobster & corn fritters, miso-marinated sea bass and the peach cobbler.

    masters menu.jpg

    I gotta say that sounds pretty damned good.

    Filet Mignon is one of my all time favs. ... As i have said on many many occasions; "You put dead cow in front of me and I know what to do." 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Billy Z said:

    You guys talked me into it, I am going to purchase some. Any recommendation on sizing?

    What colors did you purchase?

    I have white (which are my favorite), black (second favorite), grey (good with almost anything), and neon chartreus .... I rarely wear the neon ones. Not sure why I got those. 

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  6. 52 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

    Baseball history tells us of Eddie Gaedel, the smallest MLB player ever. He stood 3 foot, 7 inches tall and weighed 60 lb.  The St. Louis Browns sent him to the plate just once with instructions not to swing the bat, he was not even an athlete. He had a tiny strike zone and was walked on four pitches.

    Which begs the question. Does the strike zone graphic superimposed over the plate get smaller or larger with different players? Jose Altuve has to have a smaller strike zone than Aaron Judge.

    I wondered that too.
    See, Great minds think alike. 

  7. Just now, Billy Z said:

    All of my immediate family has their vaccines and we were just texting yesterday with the idea of a family get together soon. We missed the last number of holidays.

    I feel your pain, brother.

    My parents are both high risk. Like they have pretty much every risk factor there is... except they are non-smokers. So, there's that. 
    Anyhow, my parents happened to have spent Christmas 2019 vacationing without the rest of the family. So they haven't seen their grandkids (in person) since November 2019. 

    They are going to be amazed when they finally see them again, how freaking big they've both gotten. By way of comparison, the last time they saw my son he wore a size 3 shoe. He now wears a size 7. Kids grow fast. Bummer for Grandparents during a pandemic. 

  8. 7 hours ago, Darkfrog said:

    Lol - I've never been a Phil fan, just because I was a Tiger fan, and Phil always seemed to be the closest competition. But I did enjoy watching him play. I also enjoyed watching him take high risk (or possibly just poor decision making) shots, like the 2012 Masters on #4, and 2006 US Open at Wingfoot on #18. Lately though, the whole hitting bombs, calves of Adonis, aviator sunglasses, coffee sipping, social media personality seems manufactured, and I've decided I don't like it. I'm sure Phil himself is an okay person.

    Also, he always seems to be in a featured group on PGA Tour Live, when there are better players I would rather watch.

    I have to agree with most of this. But you left out his appearance in Tin Cup. 

  9. My last round took exactly 4.25 hours. I played in a foursome where I was the youngest guy in the group. 

    The time to play the round doesn't always tell the whole story, however. 
    We played the front nine in about an hour and a half. Which is moving right along. We weren't racing. We were just playing golf. 

    Then at the turn we caught up to the rest of the world. The back nine took 2 hours and 45 minutes. I'm a patient guy. The guys I was playing with are patient guys. But around hole 15 we all started to get a little annoyed. 

    I don't know what the solution is. My perception is that people who are slow are just slow. They don't even realize they are slow. I try to coach people on how to speed up, because I really don't think its that difficult to learn to play a decent pace. 

  10. 8 hours ago, SegWorm said:

    I knew it wouldn’t be particularly valuable, but I figured it would at least be worth $5-$10. I have three others of different lofts and I thought I might be able to sell them on Ebay or something. I bought around 30 clubs for $20 (most of which are irons) and the majority were in good condition so I figured I might be able to get some decent money for all of them.

    As others have mentioned. These clubs don't have a lot of value. 
    I mentioned an option in your other thread. Build them into a cool display and hang them up in your office, den or what ever. 

  11. If I come across any truly vintage clubs, and I'm talking about hickory shafts. I always try to buy them and donate them to one of the Hickory Golf Organizations. There are a lot of them around the US. They restore clubs and host Hickory Golf Tournaments. Which, by the way, are loads of fun. 

    From my experience the Hickory Clubs actually have almost no monetary value. Some folks selling them realize that, and when you tell them you are going to donate them, they get it. They will sell them to you for a really reasonable price. Other folks (for what ever reason) think that just because there's a wooden shaft in an old club it should fetch thousands of dollars for each club. I've never actually circled back to any of these folks, but my guess is they end up disappointed. 

    7 hours ago, SegWorm said:

    By “vintage” I’m just referring to clubs from around 1940s-1990s. Are clubs of that age really worth anything if they’re used? Would I be able to sell them for anything? These aren’t famous clubs or anything, just regular golf clubs.

    If you like the clubs in terms of looks. Build them into a cool display and put them up in your office, or where ever. There are a lot of examples of this you can find online. 

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  12. 11 hours ago, Darkfrog said:

    I think demystifying the strike zone could be helpful to more casual viewers.

    Whether or not an individual likes it in the broadcast is purely subjective. @Billy Z hates it, I don't care either way, and many others think it is a good feature.


    11 hours ago, billchao said:

    You should really learn to stop generalizing other people based on your own perception.

    @billchao makes a good point here. 


    4 hours ago, Billy Z said:

    They try to get the wives interested, and those who have never played the game before .

    Careful here too, Billy. My wife loves baseball. I will watch the playoffs and the World Series.... maybe? If I can stay up long enough? My wife is infinitely more knowledgeable about the sport than I am. 

  13. Okay, I'll take a stab at this. 
    I THINK what you are getting at is that when you flatten the putter it changes where the shaft "points". Which is true. 

    However, I also THINK that will not change whether the putter is face balanced or toe balanced. For two reasons.

    1 - The fulcrum doesn't change. The shaft still connects to the head in the same place. The head weight doesn't change. Some putters have adjustable weights for this very reason. 

    2 - Normally you don't adjust the lie angle of the putter very much anyway. You get a shorter or longer putter, perhaps just tweaking the lie angle. 


    That's my thoughts. I'm no Alfred Einstein. 

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  14. On 3/31/2021 at 7:02 PM, Hardspoon said:

    I tried a Casper...I tried the Purple Hybrid...neither was firm enough for me.  The Purple was much better, but still not what I wanted.  I ended up getting an IKEA Hybrid and love it.  It saved me a good amount of money, too, for a king-size.

    Everyone else I know who bought a Purple does like it.

    We actually looked at getting that Ikea hybrid. The biggest problem my wife and I have is that she weighs 108 lbs and likes to sleep on a super-soft mattress. I weigh 185 and I like to sleep on a sheet of plywood with a 1/2" of give. 

    I know, I know, sleep number is probably what we need. We actually tried the sleep number and neither of us liked it. Maybe we need to revisit. ... 

  15. 7 hours ago, Zippo said:

    I usually wear the white sleeves in the summer time, too. As others have noted, I appreciate the UV protection and they seem to me to feel cooler than just a bare arm. And, (I just have to say it), the color matches my belt...   😈

    Oh my.

    7 hours ago, dennyjones said:

    Those look very nice.  

    I purchased these Aegend 8/2019.   They are a little long but I'm very pleased. I have white and gray

    Those are the same ones I have. I am 6'2" and I got the XL's. Personally I think they are great. 

    I also have a pair that are designed as "Warm Up" sleeves. They are UA brand. I got them years ago at Dicks Sporting goods. They are a little thicker and I like to wear those on mornings when it's cool, but I know by mid-round it will warm up. I used to use the UA long sleeve warm up undershirt. But then to take that off you have to get undressed on the course. With the warm up sleeves if you get warm you can just pull them off. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

    In baseball, the ball has to pass through the box into the catcher's mitt, which interferes with the flow of the ball. It makes it more difficult to see the bat contact the ball, something a baseball player instantly notices. 

    Do you think it will make you stop watching baseball? 

    If the answer is no, then it's the right thing for baseball to do. 

    Baseball already gets the hard core baseball fans to watch. This isn't for them. 
    This is for everyone else. Let's face it, baseball TV numbers are an embarrassment. The pre-game show for Thursday Night Football gets higher ratings than a World Series Game. Baseball has to do new stuff to attract new fans. This is just the first step of what's likely to be many coming down the road. 

  17. 31 minutes ago, Elmer said:

    If I tried that on my home course half those guys would deal with some kind of break! 

    No straight putts even on the practice green? 

  18. 1 minute ago, Elmer said:

    These days kids have everything else under the sun to do instead of watching baseball or golf on TV. Any fun tech to make it more watchable is fine by me!

    This is a very good point. I didn't think of it, but I wish I did.

    I would add that it would be nice if play-off / World Series baseball started before 10PM out here in the Eastern Time Zone. My son will be 11 this year and has never seen a World Series Game or a Play-off baseball game for that matter. 

    I recently surveyed the kids in our neighborhood (about a dozen of them) and not a single one of them had ever watched a World Series Game. I'm no marketing genius, but the fact that kids aren't watching the best of the best your product has to offer can't be good for the future of the sport? Can it? 

  19. 2 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

    I remember when Fox added the puck tracer to hockey in the late 90s or early 00s and that is one I didn't like, but since I played hockey, I was pretty good at following the puck without it.

    I remember that. It made the hockey game look like a video game. 

  20. 4 minutes ago, Billy Z said:

    As a former baseball player, I am aggravated by the strike zone box graphic that is so prevalent these days on MLB broadcasts. For me, it interferes with the action of the batter hitting the ball, and makes things a bit confusing. To me, it is for the folks who have not participated in the game of baseball and need help figuring out what the strike zone parameters are. Now I like the shot tracker for the game of golf because it's impossible to follow the ball otherwise, but I don't need to see a box superimposed somewhere in the target area, where a golfer should hit the ball,  while a golfer tees off. What are your thoughts?

    Hey Billy, 

    For me it really doesn't matter. I will say this, when they first did the first down line on the football screen I used to think it was weird. I was always like "Who's watching football and doesn't understand how far they need to go to get a first down?" But, I guess it was really popular and people liked it, because you never see a game now without it. So, after a while though it just kind of disappeared to my eye. I no longer even notice it.

    I will say that sometimes they get a little crazy with smearing stuff all over the screen. The first down line in yellow. The line-to-make for a field-goal in blue. The line of scrimmage in red. The red zone colored in. At times its a bit much. My guess is if this thing works out, it will just be part of the broadcast and you'll no longer notice it. 

    It does kind of remind me of the line from Jurassic Park "You spent so much time trying to figure out if you COULD do it; You never stopped to think if you SHOULD do it." 

    Just now, iacas said:

    Do you dislike the first down line, too?

    Years ago, I used to think that line drawn on their was totally unnecessary. I wouldn't say I didn't like it. I just didn't understand why we needed it. Of course, with age comes wisdom. A lot of folks either needed it or at least liked it so now its always there. These days I don't even notice it. 

  21. Okay, I'm a fan of the limited edition stuff. 
    I've purchased at least one "limited edition" driver in my life. I've got 3 different pairs of limited edition True LinksWear Shoes. So, I would say I'm pro-limited edition golf equipment. But for some reason, this one just doesn't do it for me. 

    Firstly, this putter (regular edition) is now selling everywhere for ~$199. But this version is 500 bucks. The other issue is it just doesn't seem unique or interesting enough to make me say "Wow".

    Am I wrong? What do you all think? Would you be interested in a Limited Edition Dustin Johnson Masters Inspired Putter? Let me know. 

    TaylorMade Limited Edition DJ Spider Putter | TGW.com

    TaylorMade Limited Edition DJ Spider Putter | TGW.com


  22. 18 hours ago, billchao said:

    You’re not allowed to participate. You’d screw up the video with your backwards stance 😜

    It's okay. He can borrow my putter and hit the 1 footer right handed. 


    15 hours ago, dennyjones said:

    I believe the ASU women did this a few years back.

    Almost every college golf team in America has done this. There are probably 40 versions of it on Youtube. It doesn't mean it isn't cool. Just not very original. Normally I see it done with 6 or 7 people.


    1 hour ago, StuM said:

    WOW, I never realized 9 balls could even fit in one hole without filling it up and causing the last balls to not actually fall in the hole.

    Yeah, I have enough trouble getting my one golf ball to get in the hole. I have to admit, it was nice to see folks putting into a hole without a flag in it. I kinda miss that. 

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