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  1. I've used (and still us) both Arccos and Shotscope. Here are my learnings: 1) no tech is 100% 2) data will need to be adjusted depending on your desired level of data accuracy 3) trends and patterns over absolutes are a good strategy vs pure correct data 4) Arccos sensor batteries CAN be replaced for the current versions - maybe not for the faint of heart but its actually easy - if I can do it, I'm sure most can CR2032 is your friend 5) Arccos can get confused on a course - for example if you expect it to figure out that you started on the tenth hole, for example, you will be disappointed and will probably get some crazy shot data for some holes 6) in my view, the shotscope sensors are an easier proposition, need no batteries and are very image easy, light weight etc and my non scientific sense is that they miss fewer shots - but that gaps has closed and both solutions for me now are much higher data quality 7) despite improvements in data (Strokes gained etc) by Shotscope, may perfect world would be if Arccos and Shotscope made a baby together, that would be ideal the ideal solution for me - Arccos data is just plain easier for me to use, but Shotscope is catching up 8)Link, for me HAS improved shot detection considerably and doesn't need phone proximity in use but DOES. as mentioned above, need good line of sight/sound "view" so can't be hidden under a shirt or jacket and still be expected to respond well. So I added a lanyard to mine (see attached pic) so I can clip it to a jacket or whatever when needed - why? because if I simply clipped it to a jacket pocket I spent considerable time using the "find my link" function to figure out when I last had it effectively joined to me 9) Support from Arccos and Shotscope has been great in my multi year experience 10) if the green sensors on Arccos drive you crazy, you can Sharpie them to stealth black quite effectively - just sayin' 11) Oh, one last thing and a benefit for Shotscope over Arccos. I am lucky to have a membership at a private course, but I sometimes play other courses. I found it easier to have a second set of clubs for those course events. Shotscope is happy to have you link a large number of clubs to "your bag" - you just need more sensors, which they will gladly sell you. Whereas Arccos cannot recognize separate sensors for same clubs - like a second bag or a test club - see below. So Arccos requires me to move sensors and to adjust the bag composition if they are different etc. Shotscope is just a "drag the right clubs to the bag" situation - easy peasy. The Shotscope bag setup also allows you to "test" different clubs. like drivers to see the stats for different clubs since it will see two D tags as different clubs, with a different colour in the dashboard. Arccos has a solution which involves setting up a new account for the separate bag, but this means data never gets connected across the bags - separate is separate. So if you recognize the limitations and set the right expectations, the either solution is a very helpful tool to better understand how to approach this crazy thing called golf - its very cool for me to REALLY know how far my clubs go vs. what I used to think they go. I used to think i was a crappy putter - both solutions now show it as a strength in my game - go figure. I also learned that the data says I should avoid bunkers AT ALL COST So if you think data can help you then pursue any of the solutions. It seems like Arccos and Shotscope are very committed to continued investment - not sure about Garmin or GolfTags. And lastly, whatever helps you to get out and play more golf - well that has to be a good thing - hope this helps - PLAY MORE GOLF
  2. I came soooo close last week - par three, flew a 6 iron that hit the left edge of the hole (ripping it apart in the process), then caught the actual metal cup edge, ball bounces 16 feet away and of course I three putt Ridiculously close and that probably my proxy for a lifetime hole in one, given the odds shared above by @Tom the Golf Nut - from that my probability is 0.015% - so I guess I've achieved that
  3. A hosel reamer is also an option which helps to retain shaft integrity - but it is a change that cannot be undone - its easy, I've done it and to produces a beautiful .370 shaft fit in a .355 hosel - by making that hosel .370 forever
  4. I've been using for over two years and never had a putter sensor detach - the superstroke adaptor is very good for anyone using those grips - nice elegant approach I think
  5. I called them from Canada and they said they only deal through local partners - and the sales advisor told me explicitly that they don’t ship internationally to regular folks like me - I was bummed given the club deals - you can’t believe how much it can cost to get those clubs in my grubby hands here when going though the local channels ....
  6. I really like the stroke lab shafts - was able to pick up a couple shafts as well as a few donor putters that gave up their shafts - I find it to be an interesting feeling - probably similar to stability - nice head weight feeling and smooth balance for me
  7. I haven’t played since November - winter in Toronto - and it shows SG stats for me going back a full year so it seems like it’s applied to previous shot data - I’m very happy to see this addition as it was the big gap for me
  8. when I last ruined a shaft with too much heat, once I got it out of the head, it had this weird "bloomed" appearance in which finer and things were clearly visible and it was clear I cooked any binding glues etc beyond function - basically too much heat seems to magically re-engineer a graphite shaft back to its natural fiber mode of being
  9. Compact and light are a bit conflicted in my experience The most compact in terms of storage and transport has been Clic Gear - but they aren't light and not necessarily the easiest rollers around (from my experiences). But the Clic Gear was one of my favourites - I think its nearly indestructible. The easiest roller, lightest in use I have owned has been the Sun Mountain SpeedCart - rolls easily and felt quite effortless in use BUT it has a large storage and transport footprint. Had a Bagboy quad an it was compact but also not a great roller. My current cart, a Walker Trolley (https://walkertrolleys.com), is the best compromise of weight, size and usability I've ever owned. Easy roller, light enough, small enough, quiet well engineered and designed, very retro cool vibe - but it isn't inexpensive, in terms of typical push carts. And the lack of an umbrella holder (at this time but Im told they are working on it and Im sure there are after market options if really required) may make it problematic given the UK weather normal state Not sure if this helps or not ....
  10. A friend of mine played around with adding some weight to the putter head to clean up his rotation a bit - helped him keep his putter and have it working toward a more neutral flow and presentation at impact - but it did reveal he was pulling a bit as I recall so than chased that for a bit which he tracked to alignment - seems quite happy now though so this path could be an option since it is possible on DIY basis if you have data to measure the changes/trends - which it sounds like you do Stay safe
  11. I’ve done all variants and the electric cart - motocaddy S 1 DHC in my case- was a great addition to my walking game - I now do a blend of walking, push cart and electric cart but the motocaddy days were a great way to enjoy golf and still get walking benefits
  12. My friend had a ClicGear and the Sync and fit wasn't perfect BUT it seems to have nailed the angle that club are presented while in the bag on the cart. I've had similar experience with Ping Traverse bags. But some standard Cart bags don't have the right angles for a bag sitting on a cart (on an angle) vs standing upright on a power cart. I didn't realize this could be an issue, but it for sure was with an older BagBoy cart bag. I've never really found any stand bags that work well on carts although my Jones classic stand bag strangely comes closer than most for me. When I was a public player (20-30 rounds per year) I didn't notice the impacts very much, but when I became a member at a club (50-80) rounds per year, I started to better notice these details - for what it's worth Also, the sunmountain speedcarts seem to take any bag quite well since they simply cradle on the cart - even stand bags seem OK enough on those carts - and they are decent carts - a bit big when folded etc, but super easy in practical use
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