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mynerds

 
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    mynerds reacted to GolfSpy SAM in L.A.B. DF3 Putter   
    Yeah, it's for real not "easy," but it IS worth it. Definetely check out our "How to be a Tester" article which 100% breaks down how we choose our incredible testers. You've already got the profile photo (step 1). I can't stress enough that just involving yourself into a couple of threads every day and we (the forum staff) will take notice. And seriously, submitting on only the tests you're interested in (vs. applying for every test) goes a really long way with us (who pick our testers). 
    Keep it up! And happy to have you!!
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    mynerds got a reaction from William P in TPT "3-in-1" Golf Shafts   
    Interesting opportunity, and good luck to all who enter! @GolfSpy_APH is this not advertised on the top banner because of the locality requirement, or is my account just being uncooperative? Didn't event realize this test was open for signups!
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    mynerds reacted to GolfSpy_APH in TPT "3-in-1" Golf Shafts   
    Just an early release. You'll see it there in a few days. 
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    mynerds got a reaction from sirchunksalot in Maxfli Tour Series with MAX ALIGN Technology   
    IMO the most underrated, best value ball out there (don’t @ me Kirkland!). Good luck to all applying!
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    mynerds reacted to GolfSpy_APH in Arias Golf Canada - TB-30 Chipper   
    While we are counting a few of the tests released in 2023 as 2024 Testing Opportunities (tests that end in 2024 are for us 2024 Testing Ops). This is our first ... of many ... testing opportunities to release in 2024! 

    We are very excited to bring Arias Golf Canada to our testing platform and are looking forward to seeing how their unique zero offset sits with testers, but also how the potentially underutilized chipper does!
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    mynerds got a reaction from sirchunksalot in Spornia SPG8 XL Net   
    My ears must have been burning to have returned when I did! Mine still works like a champ (stored indoors FWIW), though the bottom frame has become slightly bent from being stored upright against a wall in my garage. Quite frankly, it's JUST cumbersome enough to have to put away after every use that I just don't bother. The bend doesn't impact performance at all and I have the space to keep it stored in that manner, so c'est la vie.
    I did end up purchasing the white projector impact screen, though I have yet to get the projector set up. Ideally, I'll have the projector hooked up to my laptop, which will be connected to the Mevo+ for a barebones home simulator. More to come on that though!
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    mynerds reacted to vandyland in Spornia SPG8 XL Net   
    @mynerds thanks for the response! Mine would definitely live outside and would be going to replace this one.

    but I would try to keep the old net off to the right to hopefully catch the random shank (assuming my wife lets me do that).
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    mynerds got a reaction from vandyland in Spornia SPG8 XL Net   
    My ears must have been burning to have returned when I did! Mine still works like a champ (stored indoors FWIW), though the bottom frame has become slightly bent from being stored upright against a wall in my garage. Quite frankly, it's JUST cumbersome enough to have to put away after every use that I just don't bother. The bend doesn't impact performance at all and I have the space to keep it stored in that manner, so c'est la vie.
    I did end up purchasing the white projector impact screen, though I have yet to get the projector set up. Ideally, I'll have the projector hooked up to my laptop, which will be connected to the Mevo+ for a barebones home simulator. More to come on that though!
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    mynerds got a reaction from GolfSpy_SHARK in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds got a reaction from DiscipleofPenick in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds got a reaction from sirchunksalot in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds got a reaction from GolfSpy TCB in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds got a reaction from GolfSpy AFG in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds got a reaction from MyWifesSwingCoach in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    Congrats @DiscipleofPenick, @tommc23, @Getoffmylawn, @Ben_Howell34! Here's to hoping for a later winter for an extended testing opportunity!
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    mynerds reacted to sirchunksalot in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    I'm kind of in the same boat, I want to put the Q Follow through some strenuous tests without abusing it. I see people buying it and not following the very sensible guidelines set forth in the manual and want to be a source of information as to what you should and should not do. Now, once the test is over, I'm going to pamper it. 
    @Grasmere5, we both welcome and appreciate any input you have as a fellow owner. It's good to hear advice from someone who has more experience operating the Stewart. We love discussion on these tests because that's what it's all about. Plus, while these reviews are fun they're also a lot of work and it's always encouraging to know people are reading them and interacting. 
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    mynerds reacted to fixyurdivot in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    I had some time this morning to run some initial tests with the cart.  Apologies in advance for the sophomoric quality of my foray into YouTube videos.  I had already packed away the small stand and remote I had purchased to do my short videos during my EvnRoll ER5v Putter tests.  I wanted to try using YT for this product test as those seem to load much better for most folks.  That process actually went smoother than I had anticipated.  These really should come with a "warning" but I'll keep working on my technique and delivery in hopes of keeping up with all of our forums tech-savvy yutes 😄.
    Just as I started setting up, the wind blew in some of the worst wildfire smoke we've had all year. It's really unfortunate as you would normally see the various mountain ranges surrounding us in the background.  I was going to spend a bit more time running tests, but decided to wait until this blows through... hopefully sooner than later 🥴.
    Dis-engage wheels for "free roll"
     Initial Impressions Summary
     
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    mynerds reacted to fixyurdivot in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    Hey all.  Well, I'm happy to report that my caddie arrived yesterday!  😍  My UPS driver asked about it and I explained my fortune of having been selected to test this product.  He had never heard of the product before but thought it was really cool.  I told him to join MGS forum and read all about how the product performs.
    First off, it comes in very well designed packaging which, in today's world of shipping, is quite important getting products to destination in one piece.  I'm not sure "fragile" stickers even get looked at anymore.


    The instructions for unpacking on the box flaps - brilliant!

    The unit is very securely contained and protected.  

    While I had already done a bit of pre-arrival research on the cart and saw notes about being careful on opening sequence, the folks at Stewart provide a great set of instructions.

    The only difficulty I had was getting the handle release button depressed - which took a bit of pressure.

    Beyond that, the cart is a snap to unfold. 

    The folks at Stewart Golf sent us all several accessories; umbrella holder, ball holder, and phone holder.  
    With these now in place, it was time to remove the battery and get it and the remote control pendant charged.  I had read some user feedback about the battery detent release being difficult, but I found it very user friendly.  However, with the packing label removed, it's location and need to be depressed, would not be so obvious to another user.  Perhaps a sticker on the battery or frame would be a good idea.


    The charging cables for the battery and remote are of nice quality and very easy to use.  It took 2 hours to go from "red light" (charging) to "green light" (charged) on the remote and just a little over 4 hours for the battery.

    While waiting for the charge to complete, the engineer side of me started looking over the cart. The "handmade in Great Britain" conjures up images of Rolls Royce and Bentley... a era largely gone by where true craftsmanship and attention to detail ruled the day. My first impressions are that this is in fact a well designed and constructed product. Small things like actual wheel bearings and metal for the motor/wheel engagement splines.  The front and rear wheels have a high durometer urethane material.
    I'd say the only thing that stands out as a bit weak is the handle rigidity.  It does flex quite a bit and it's something to watch - particularly with the weight of a bag and clubs onboard.

    I would have guessed the use of one drive motor, however there is one on each wheel with the ability to adjust "trim" (steering alignment) using the control pendant. 

    Okay, enough with the un-pack and initial set-up... time to go full robot 😊

     
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    mynerds reacted to sirchunksalot in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    I finally got the Stewart cart bag set up tonight, there was not much happening at the house and I got the itch to do something. 
    Everything from my Datrek fit in well, I feel I'll have to do some adjusting to the way I set it up as I go along. I figure that's the nature of new bags, though and it'll eventually get to where I want it.
    1. The front facing handle does raise my wedges up a little bit to the point they're even with the irons behind them. Might have to 180° the clubs where driver and fairways are closer to the pockets.
    2. Lifting the bag is a little bit more of a chore to put it where I keep it downstairs. It's just something I've got to adjust to. 
    At least I've got it set up for the next time I get to play. It's looking like a washout this weekend with a 70% chance of rain starting Friday. I could play tomorrow, but I have an appointment to go to. 
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    mynerds got a reaction from sirchunksalot in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    This would be a lot funnier if the “How to Become a Tester” wasn’t such a dumpster fire 🤣. Good luck to everyone applying!
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    mynerds reacted to GolfSpy BOS in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    I would take a look at our previous reviews. I think you’ll find that it’s worth using your trial to see if you find value in it! 
     
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    mynerds reacted to GolfSpy BOS in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    That hits way too close to home for @GolfSpy MPR
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    mynerds reacted to sirchunksalot in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    @Tom the Golf Nut was kind enough to invite me to play his course today and put the Q Follow and MotoCaddy head to head.
     
    His course is hilly and provided a great challenge for both these carts. Plus, I had a wonderful playing partner and had a blast walking around the course with Tom.

    The two trolleys performed extremely well today and made walking the course fun. They both handled the terrain extremely well, navigating some rough areas admirably.
    Where did these cart rate against each other?
    Q Follow:
    * The follow feature was extremely nice. I was able to walk and drink water without having to maneuver the cart.
    * Compactness when folded. Both carts folded up well enough to fit in our respected cars, but the Q Follow top to bottom takes up less space. 

    MotoCaddy:
    *The braking system did a better job securing the cart when stopped on hills. The Q Follow would roll back down and pick up speed going down hills.
    * The handle on the MotoCaddy was made of stronger stuff. I know the Stewart has a bit of a reputation for being weaker.
    * Turning: it seemed smoother when making adjustments going around corners.
    Those are the major things I noticed between the two.
    I did see the MotoCaddy takes off faster, we raced them down the fairway just for fun. That doesn't matter to me as I'm a slower walker and ain't about to play speed golf. I don't do running, if something is chasing me I might as well be resigned to turn around and fight.
    I picked both of them up and the weight of the two seemed comparable. They both had good battery life as they both have 36 hole batteries. I finished the round with a 63% charge and feel confident I could easily play another round on the charge. 
    One thing that did happen was it cart tipped over on a side hill next to a tee box. I scuffed the handle a little and completely chalk it up to user error.
    @artful_golfer,  I think @RollingGreens  and @PMookie did a wonderful job answering your questions. I'm only going to comment on #4 and #5.
    4. It's recommended to use compressed air and a damp cloth to clean the Q Follow. The canned air does a good job of taking off grass clippings and the cloth will take off the dirt. 
    5. I think it added enjoyment to my round. It let me focus on something other than my game and really take in sights on the course I normally wouldn't when riding or pushing. That also clears my mind from negative swing thoughts before reaching my next shot. 
    Edit: I took a compilation video of clips from my round today and I'll post it tomorrow after YouTube processes it on something other than 360p.
     
     
     
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    mynerds reacted to PMookie in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    The reason the cart looks “jerky” is because the rear wheels brake to cause a turn. If hitting the arrow turning left, there is a quick brake/halt of the left rear wheel, so hitting the arrow with “short bursts” causes a greater jerkiness.
    My cart stayed straight on side hills, but I didn’t really push that test because the cart doesn’t have a way to prevent falling on its side like it does for Fallon backwards.
    4 1/4” long,  2 3/8” wide at its widest.
    I was playing in high humidity, moist ground, and newly cut grass, the perfect recipe for grass catching on the  Q. I periodically wiped it off throughout the round, then at the end I used a towel to get as much off as I could. An air compressor would be magical for getting everything off the cart!
    I definitely did not lose focus on my round due to thinking about the Q… It’s sitting dead still when I took each shot. HA! I didn’t worry about it behind me at all, and if I looked back it was to make sure my towel and rangefinder hadn’t fallen off. 
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    mynerds reacted to RollingGreens in Stewart Q Follow Electric Caddie   
    I had some time this morning where I went out to the course and I wanted to shoot some material to give you guys some insight. Best part was it was a little wet from a light rain and I think the videos show how well the cart did going up and down some small/medium hills without slipping or sliding. 
     
    Let's start with some eye candy!! Props to Stewart Golf also for sending us all Tour bags! Also the pictures they have online of the Tour bag does not do it justice, with the black and red it really has a sharp look!

     
    Next here is a look at the app you use to check battery life, so far I haven't had any issues with connecting since it is read via bluetooth connection

    It is really simple once you get the steps down for opening the caddy, different than my caddytek since it really is a stepwise process where you can't really go out of order

    IMG_0608.MOV Also a cool tidbit for locking the caddy for storage and picking it up, it makes sure that it doesn't come apart while you lift it up

    IMG_0622.MOV Here are some on course videos with performance, I am really impressed with the tech and how well the remotes responds, Every now and then I feel I have to press the remote buttons firmer than expected but for the most part is works wonderfully

    IMG_8005.MOV   IMG_8002.MOV   IMG_8006.MOV   IMG_0620.MOV  
    I think this is important, I wanted to show how you will likely use the caddy around the green. Biggest thing is you cannot manually push the cart without disengaging part of the cart. Best practice is using the remote for forward speed and controlling with your hands. It goes slow enough that I wouldn't worry at all about losing control

    IMG_0614.MOV  
    This highlights how easy it is to have the caddy follow you right to the next hole, hope everyone like my video expertise!

    IMG_0620.MOV  
    A few pictures to clarify why you cannot clean the caddy with a pressure washer or hose, underneath is fairly exposed and I think a pressure washer would cause some damage 
     
    Spacing actually is a bit better in my car compared to the caddytek, all and all it probably even out though with using the staff bag
     
    @artful_golfer here is the comparison to the remote for size. 

     
    I really think that this should help to highlight the abilities of the cart with he remote and follow mode.
     

    IMG_8007.MOV
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    mynerds got a reaction from tommc23 in Arccos Caddie Bundle   
    This would be a lot funnier if the “How to Become a Tester” wasn’t such a dumpster fire 🤣. Good luck to everyone applying!
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