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  1. In my opinion, speed control is #1 for making putts. I signed up for Decade golf a while ago and this video has stuck with me to this day. Link to Scott's video:
  2. Nice! That's what my dad uses it for. There's a lot of last-minute meetings he has with his boss and there isn't enough time to get an interpreter. It's always better to have an interpreter but this app helps when there isn't possible to have an interpreter there.
  3. Hi All - I recently made an iPhone app for my dad (who is deaf) to help him communicate with hearing people. Did you know that lipreading is only ~30% accurate? My dad is a 5 handicap golfer and I noticed that often times he'll get paired up with other golfers in tournaments or weekend play, and after the other golfers find out he's deaf they'll simplify their speech or avoid talking to him because they don't know what to say. The app converts voice-to-text in real time and all you would have to do is talk into the phone or plug in an Apple earbud and talk into the microphone (which tends to reduce the background noice and get a more accurate transcription). My dad has tested the app in numerous situations, including on the golf course, and so far the response has been great. The new people he meets are able to speak normally and he can follow along with the conversation by reading the iPhone instead of acting like he understands what his going or being said. Have any of you played golf with someone who is deaf or hard-of-hearing and would App MyEar have helped your interaction? Curious to know what you think! Link to a recent interview we did for Rochester news: http://www.rochester...n-duo/861743558 And a link to our Facebook page with more information and video of the app in action: https://www.facebook.com/appmyear/
  4. Anyone try out DECADE Golf? Scott Fawcett uses a statistical approach to help golfers improve my game. Thinking about trying it out but wondering if other members have tried it already. https://www.birdiefire.com/about-decade
  5. I'm in the market to buy new clubs for the 2017 season. I'm curious how other members buy their clubs. What route to you take to buy clubs? - eBay - Buy-sell-trade in forums - Craigslist - Big Box Stores (GolfGalaxy,GolfWrx,etc) - Get clubs for free/sponsored - Local Pro shop - Through Golf Pro - Direct from vendor - Other
  6. Agree. I do think it depends on the player's skill level and how long they've been ingraining that move or set up position.
  7. Thanks for the feedback! Will need to chart my misses and have some data to talk to coaches about. At least that way I'll avoid getting into discussions about where the club should be.
  8. Definitely - i'm looking for the best shaft combination too. I called a couple of places in the Bay Area and it seems like unanimously the go-to place is Joe Kwok. But he charges $160/hour and he needs at least 3 hours for a full fitting. Kind of pricey. probably hold off until a trip to Las Vegas in March and check out Aloha Golf
  9. Haha, awesome. Enjoyed reading the comments and insights!
  10. I second the thoughts of others here. It's easiest and arguably better just to change your equipment rather than tinker with your swing. You can go to a heavier shaft or just go to a lower-spinning tour ball. Maybe get set up with a reputable fitter and see what setups give you the best numbers?
  11. Chiming in with my two cents. I battle this too. I tried changing my swing, but it just wasn't worth it in the end. I found it easier just to use technology to my advantage. I'm playing a 12* driver and keeping the spin low by going to a 430cc head and a low spinning shaft. There are workarounds to it - you just have to be creative!
  12. Hoping to set up a weekend match to play 18-holes with other members
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