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  1. As I understand it, earlier watches were big and cumbersome. The V3 is pretty nice, especially considering I'm generally a fan of wearing a watch. I was pretty nit-picky in my review and don't have any experience with Arccos, but all things considered, it's the one time price that really sells it for me.
    6 points
  2. After my final review I had one tournament in September and played my first round since then last week. After a hiatus short stuff was great again. 0-6’ I had no misses and no 3 putts. 6’-20’ was 2 putts with ok lagging. I had 2 makes over 10’ which after that long off I am super pumped with. where I struggled was coming off the fringe. Distance and speed were just off, I did not put anything that was off the green to closer than 6’. I am really looking forward to getting this out again next year and getting a full season in with it.
    4 points
  3. Lots of truth to this. For my purposes it’s speed training and club head speed so a PRGR or something like it is worth it for right now. If you’re really wanting to dig in I can see the G 3 as being the best option. Loved the reviews of the Rapsodo.
    4 points
  4. I wanted to follow this up with a post about devices in general and it may be worth its own thread, but what is the most useful data you would look for in a device? Is it just distance? Or do you want to get down to the nitty gritty and see all the other numbers. We have so many devices available to at us at such a range or prices it can be difficult to sort out what you want for which. Rapsodo fits in a nice spot at $500 or so which is far less then some of the new systems from Bushnell and so on with are $5000 plus or trackman and GCQuad which are much more then that. However it is over double some smaller devices like the PRGR or Swing Caddie among others. Is there a sweet spot for pricing? Or is it mainly the technology that is "cheaper" I saw the new Full Swing on the blog site and was curious about it, but it is another Radar device and I think... for me... if I was to go down this road again I would anti up the 5 or 6 k for a GC3. I think I would get a bit more out of it in the long term and it would be viewed more then a training aid.
    4 points
  5. I'm just getting around to reading the final reviews and you guys have done a great job. I cancelled Arccos at the beginning of October and am seriously considering going with ShotScope in the spring. I think the no subscription approach is nice. I completely understand it with Arccos and how they constantly update the stokes gained metrics of their product ( which I do love).
    4 points
  6. Great review! I can attest to prompt ongoing support from SS. Something we didn't get with ARRCOS (although they were prompt in billing). I'm also a Precision Pro user (NX9). One 'hack' I found for straight fairways, I'll shoot the flag with the LRF from my drive then adjust the Middle number with the difference. For instance if the LRF is reading the flag at 175 and the V3 middle number is 180, I'll just add the +5 to the middle number, enabling me to just use the watch from that point on. That eliminates having to use the LRF til the next hole. Obviously that won't work on doglegs. Also in case you haven't seen it, we also have a SS thread going.
    4 points
  7. Just getting around to reading the reviews on this one. nice work everyone. I don't have an immediate decision to make as I still have a bunch of working subscription free Arccos sensors... but when that time comes, I'll be taking a hard look at Shotscope. It seems like they've come a long way with both the watch design and software.
    4 points
  8. So my final review is up on the review page! https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/17-test-in-progress-rapsodo-mlm-launch-monitor/?do=findReview&review=49 Big thanks to MGS and the Mod Team for selecting me for this review and to Rapsodo for providing the MLM Units and premium subscription for us testers! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments!
    4 points
  9. As Sirchunk mentioned, the pole that supports the roof section is a bit of a pain. I was in a bit of a rush to take it down to clean up the yard today and this happened. In complete honesty, it was more me rushing than anything, but this is definitely the weakest area of the product. Everything else about the net has been very high quality and extremely functional, but this roof section does not feel as well designed to me.
    4 points
  10. Like @HeathS16 also alluded to, for me to pick up a launch monitor it had better track clubhead speed and support speed training without a ball. Based on the continuing rapid developments in this space it seems to me we aren’t far off from some of great capabilities and price points in the handheld market, for those of us who would have a hard s time fitting a GC3 into the budget.
    3 points
  11. Agree might make for a good thread but I think the GC3 is about the sweet spot personally. Enough data to understand what is going on without getting the full data of a Quad or Trackman which could become too much. I just think for meaningful distance and understanding of your game spin is a must. Without getting on a Quad I would have no idea that I deliver a lot of dynamic loft and spin. I could guess but to quantify it had helped me change driver ball position to help this and know that a low spin/ loft jacked irons are not a problem. Distance is nice but tough to understand how you got there with the lesser models.
    3 points
  12. Reviews are rolling in and just got mine up. Let me know what you think or have questions about the unit? I'll be sure to follow up with more content on the device as it is used over the winter months.
    2 points
  13. Honestly the only thing missing is course mapping and seeing the hole layout. I do like the flyover aspect of Arccos, but I guess I could do like 18Birdies or something if I only needed that feature. Or buy the $3 yardage book in the pro shop? Too soon to say this definitively, but I am not at all missing Arccos right now.
    2 points
  14. Send this link to your wife - for that present under the tree . You're welcome
    2 points
  15. I timed it earlier this week - it took me right around 6 1/2 minutes including the roof from my shed to when it was completely set up. t was a windy day so that slowed me down a bit. I agree about that roof - it's a pain - it looks really good and adds to the security of the net but I could easily see ripping it while putting the support pole in if one is not careful.
    2 points
  16. Final review is up! Thank you to Odyssey and MGS for the opportunity. You can find it at the link below. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/24-test-in-progress-odyssey-white-hot-og-putter/?do=findReview&review=83
    2 points
  17. i'm a little late, but my review is up. i think i'm the last of the testers to post, so everyone feel free to read through all of the reviews and let us know any follow up questions. thanks again to MGS and shotscope for this opportunity
    2 points
  18. Played in a scramble today and the putter performed wonderfully. We didn't have any 3 putts and the 2 Ball was sending them right on line. I can't say I holed and from distance, but was leaving them for easy clean up. On a sad note, lost my headcover. I noticed it was missing in the third hole and after the turn, drove those holes and couldn't find it. I'll call the course tomorrow and see if anyone turned it in.
    1 point
  19. Working on my final review today, and tomorrow and will let everyone know when I’ve posted it. Just got back from a wedding weekend last night where we played golf on Friday. Course we played was run down, but was the first course I played with slow greens (like 6 or 7 slow) and it definitely gave me an interesting perspective for my final review.
    1 point
  20. Here we go, I finally was able to get it copied. https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/24-test-in-progress-odyssey-white-hot-og-putter/?do=findReview&review=84
    1 point
  21. My review is hopefully open to read. here is the link. Enjoy and I hope I did this process justice. Thanks you MGS and Callaway https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/24-test-in-progress-odyssey-white-hot-og-putter/?do=findReview&review=81
    1 point
  22. Great review, I shouldn't have read as now I want to or feel I need to re-due mine.
    1 point
  23. I'm chalking this up to the current shipping/supply chain issues. When the clubs get here, they get here and we'll take them out for testing! No offseason here in SoCal, so it'll be doable regardless. My wife also got the PXG 0211Z set, so that driver will probably give a much more fair competition for the Honma to try and beat than her old boxed set driver would have been. (also probably worth mentioning we received the PXG clubs like 5 days after the order was confirmed)
    1 point
  24. My final review is live! I tried copying the link, but ran into a snag doing it. Thanks again to MyGolfSpy and Odyssey for the opportunity to put the White Hot OG to the test and to all of you who have read and interacted with the review.
    1 point
  25. My apologies for not posting in a while, been crazy busy with work & life the last few weeks. I did have a chance to get out for 2 rounds and a chipping/putting session during that time. First up, I’ll discuss my impressions on the green. My typical ball for the last season or so has been the 2019 Srixon Z-Star XV, which I believe is one of the firmest balls out there, and I think it was slightly noticeable with the puter. The Tour X definitely had a similar feel and if I had done the test blind I probably would have had a hard time telling the difference between the two consistently. The Tour was slightly softer but not to the extent that it would ever be a problem or something that I couldn’t adjust to within the first round. After putting, I started working on some chips from the rough to simulate a forced carry over a bunker and then a tight pin placement. I set up about a 25 yard carry with another 8 yards to the flag. Both Maxfli balls and my Z-Stars performed similarly with plenty of spin to stop the ball. After a couple dozen chips with each ball, the only discernible performance differences seemed to be due to the quality of my ball strike. Any of these balls would be perfectly acceptable for me out on the course. I've got what might be the last round of golf scheduled for tomorrow so I'll try to post again on Sunday with my impressions from my first 2 rounds plus tomorrow's...
    1 point
  26. Just did the same for my wife mid summer. Bought her a V3 and cancelled her ARRCOS subscription.
    1 point
  27. Final review is live and, hopefully, not redundant. Please let me know what questions I can answer for you! If you're looking for the shortest, most powerful review I can give? I'm canceling my Arccos subscription and going full-time Shot Scope.
    1 point
  28. Hey y'all! I've updated with my final review, check it out and let me know what you think or if you have any questions. Super short version: I'm pretty nit-picky but I love messing around with it.
    1 point
  29. I know was busy at the time, here is one coming your way. Ignore the one on top children dropped a super speed stick on it, but the face itself is holding up great and need to take a quick magic eraser to get those tee marks off.
    1 point
  30. Post "First Impressions": Played a couple of 9 hole rounds and found a few more data points and some recurring issues: - Took my Garmin watch with me to see how accurate the yardages were compared to Arccos. Interestingly, there was a 1 - 7 yard difference between the two Apps with most yardages differing by 5 or so yards. Garmin was generally longer than the Arccos. Again, I didn't have my Garmin CT sensors on my clubs, only the Arccos sensors and the Link, so not sure if that made a difference in the accuracy of the Garmin. After lasering a few pins with my Bushnell, it appears the Arccos is more accurate on actual distances. - Shot misses on Arccos still seem to be fairly common on putts. In many cases it just doesn't record my shorter putts. Its too bad the microphone doesn't pick up the ball hitting the bottom of the cup. I would say on the plus side, I have not had any missed drives (Driver / FW) after my first round with Arccos. - I would also say the putter sensor (Non Super Stroke) that comes standard with Arccos has fallen off in my standup bag a few times already. One of the guys I was playing with thought I was upset since I started emptying my stand bag by putting it upside down and shaking it. Fortunately, I haven't lost the putter sensor yet, but it sticks out slightly from my Scotty Cameron Pistolini Plus grip. I can take a picture of it, if you are curious. I never had this problem with my CT putter sensor. - Sometimes I get extra putts with Arccos. I thought it was an issue with carrying 2 or 3 clubs to the green and it was confused. But with putts and green side wedges, it appears to pick up another member of the foursome if he or she hits a wedge shot in my area of the green, even if I am not practicing or swinging. It seems to record the other persons shot as my putt. For instance, I was on the green in reg on a par 3. Made a 2 putt and was walking off the green and I look at my Arccos and it says double bogey with a 4 putt. Had to remove 2 putts and re-enter my putt distances to accurately track my putting data. - I tried to add a missing hole on my Arccos App on purpose today by starting the App only on the second hole. I inputted the details of the first hole as a missed hole by adding all of my shots later. Unlike Garmin which won't allow you to add data for a missed hole, Arccos was painless. Extra points to Arccos. - One thing I am surprised by is that you can't run the Arccos App on the iPad. So you can only see your data and the holes on a web browser or the iPhone App. Garmin allows you to see your data on their App on an iPad. The reason why I point to this, is on one of my par 5 holes at my home course, the hole picture doesn't show the back tees, so you can't see the distance of the drive on the iPhone screen. Other Impressions: I am really enjoying the stats and the feature rich data on the course and after the round. Its accurately characterizing the weaknesses of my game overall or a particular round. It is also noting what went well in my round too. The analysis of how my game is trending is great too. Here are some of the trends identified by Arccos: I am very impressed with the distance to the pin data with the various factors involved in its calculation: temp, slope, altitude, wind direction / strength and how each variable adds or subtracts distance. It seems to be very accurate or may be its giving me confidence, so my approach shots have been better. Arccos has gotten me a few closest to the pin shots and won me a few dollars, but its too bad Arccos can't read my putts to make some Birdies.
    1 point
  31. All: Here's my initial impressions review. Unboxing, installation, setup, and first couple of rounds. TL;DR = Simple, easy, accurate, with a couple of minor interface issues. I'm impressed, and can't wait to get more data! -- Arccos Sensors / Caddie Link – Official MGS Forum review by goaliedad30 Introduction I’m currently 58 years old, and have been playing golf for 51 years. While I was a scratch player in high school and college, my index now hovers between 2 and 4, depending upon the state of my game. I play out of a private club in Northern California; it’s a hilly track with tees that range from 5,700 – 7,000 yards. I typically play around 6,500 yards. On a good day, I’m right around par. On a bad day, I can be in the 80-81 range. My average score is right around 77. Strengths/Weaknesses of my game I’m generally a good iron player. My distances are dialed in, and my misses are more right/left than long/short (unless it’s a crazy windy day). My short game is generally pretty good, and my lag putting is another strength – I typically have very few 3-putts. I’m also a good bunker player. Weaknesses are really driver and wedge play. On days when I’m driving it well, I score well. If I’m fighting it off the tee, I have to scramble to turn in a good round, and if I’m having a so-so short game day, I can end up with a big number. My proximity to hole with wedges is OK, but not nearly good enough to get back to scratch. I am working on that, and it’s getting better! WITB? My current setup looks as follows: TM M6 driver, 3w, 5w, 7w TM SIM 5h TM p770 6-PW Cleveland RTX4 50/54/58 TM Spider X putter The driver & fairway woods are solid, and were fit by our pro for me. 7w is essentially my 4i replacement. The irons were acquired last year, replacing some 6 year old TM Psi irons. Very similar topline and head profile; I went from DG300S shafts (120g) to Modus (105g), which was a definite improvement for me. I’ve been a Cleveland wedge guy since my first 588’s years ago; they just work for me. Current yardage tools / tech savvy I currently own and use a Garmin G80 approach which is my primary distance tool. I like having front / middle / back, along with carry distance to bunkers, hazards, and the like. I also like the large screen view of the hole (I’ve always been a yardage book guy …). I supplement that with a Precision Pro 7 rangefinder that I use primarily inside 100 yards for specific wedge distance information. Sometimes I will use the rangefinder if a flag is positioned short of, or just past, a slope or ledge, so I know a specific carry distance. Technically, I’m a retired Silicon Valley senior executive, so very comfortable with tech tools. That said, when I’m playing golf, I really don’t want a tech experience; I want to focus on my game, the shot at hand, and enjoying the day with my partners. I’m willing to invest time in learning an interface and doing some setup if it provides me a seamless, simple experience when I’m on course. First Impressions - SETUP OK, enough about me! Let’s talk about the Arccos Sensors, and Caddie Link products! The products arrived in slick packaging that was super easy to open and understand. The sensors themselves included 13 club sensors, and one putter sensor. Here are the boxes, and the inside with just the putter sensor left in it (the others are installed in my clubs!) I didn’t use the putter sensor, since I also received a specialty sensor for my SuperStroke putter grip. The sensors were super easy to install, and the quick start guides were easy to follow. I did have to head to the Arccos Academy website for the video on installing the SuperStroke adapter, but it was very straightforward to accomplish. I’d already registered with Arccos, downloaded the app (Android phone, Pixel 3XL, with GoogleFi service), so it was easy to pair the sensors. One at a time, I pulled them from the bag, focused the camera on the sensor, and it paired pretty much instantly. If you’re familiar with depositing a check with a mobile app from your bank, scanning a QR code, or using an app to scan a passport into a frequent flyer account, this will be just as easy. With the sensors paired, I moved on to the Caddie Link device. This is one of the big selling points for me; I do NOT like to carry my phone in my pocket while playing. I typically keep it in the cart or zipped in my bag. The idea of having a small device clipped to my belt that captures the data with no user input is exactly what I’d like to have on the golf course for tracking shot data. Pairing the device was as easy as turning it on while it was near my phone, with the Arccos app open. Truly plug & play! It’s very small, and uses a single multi-color LED to communicate status, all of which is spelled out clearly in the startup guide. Overall, the unboxing, registration, pairing, and startup experience was very simple, and easy to understand. I was extremely pleased with how quickly I went from “boxes received” to “ready to hit the course”; the whole process probably took 15 minutes at most. First Impressions – ON COURSE I’ve now played a couple of partial rounds, and two “full, good tracking” rounds using the sensors and Link. Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the ability of the sensors to capture full swing shots. They seems to easily detect full swings with every club, and accurately mark those on the course map. The first few outings were less successful around the greens, however. When carrying multiple clubs to the green, I’d get false readings (multiple shots), and it seems to struggle to accurately pick up putts, especially short tap-ins. Additionally, with the phone left in the cart, I’d periodically get completely missed readings. For today’s round, I tried a different tack: I carried my bag for much of the round, and never took out more than one club. I also put my phone in my back pocket, near the Link device. This proved MUCH more successful! It still struggled to pick up some short putts, but I could correct that on the next tee. I went from probably 80% accuracy overall to 95%+. The downside for me was that I needed to check the phone on the next tee to ensure things were recorded correctly, which interfered with my “focus on golf” desire. I’m looking forward to getting more rounds in the books to determine the real impact on my overall focus. The stats are super helpful, and getting more shots recorded will give me lots of useful information. I will be working on my own routines / habits / interactions with the unit as I get more time on the course with it. Today, I was very successful using the Link to mark the hole location on the green, without it being a distraction (it’s a simple button press on the Link itself). Overall, I’m impressed right now. The data tracking is generally both seamless and accurate. For things that need a little more interaction, I’ll need to figure out whether in-round or post-round is a better idea for me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the in-depth stats and analysis tell me after I’ve created a better data set. For now – Arccos is delivering on their promise of simple, accurate shot tracking!
    1 point
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