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  1. I find it does a pretty good job of recording putts. You can practice putt all day without a ball and it doesn't record that. I assume that it has an accelerometer in the watch that can tell a ball impact. You have to tell it how many times you used the putter because of gimmes and very short putts. If you have a ten foot putt and you putt to one foot and pick up, it knows that you two putted only if you press 2 when locating the pin. Even if you putt out, the GPS is not accurate to inches so it couldn't locate accurately that an 18 inch putt took place. I believe it defaults your last putt to about two feet when there is a discrepancy between your pin locator press and the number of putts it actually records.
  2. This is one of the tests that would be most relative to me. A superb opportunity. Me Likey! LOL
  3. Sounds good but not sure how it would work in reality. I guess that's why we need to test it out!
  4. Hey, no need to worry about pausing here for that. I have never had the shotscope record two shots from the same area. It was mentioned in a post above that if you duff one in the sand then you probably have to record that in post-round because there isn't enough distance between your first and second shot. The same would be true for a duff or whiff. If it records your practice swing because you bounced it off the ground (I'm not sure how you would know that during the round), it will still record your subsequent hit from that spot.
  5. I have used Shot scope for years now. The V3 is a great improvement in shot capture and wearability. I have some issues with the strap flapping lose because the small plastic fastener doesn't really lock it down and it can catch on clothes and pop free. Other than that I love the device. It is very good at capturing the shots. Much better than V2. The GPS yardages are accurate. I have had several issues where I had to contact support due to map variations and they corrected the issues very quickly. They use Google to map their courses so if Google hasn't taken new photos of a course layout change then they can't upgrade the course map. I also had some issues where Google took the course photos very early in the morning resulting in long shadows that obscured some of course features such as the exact outline of sand traps or greens. So sometimes the Shotscope will indicate you are in a sand trap or on the green when you are just very close. This is easily corrected in the dashboard when you verify your round. I find the info I get to be invaluable for understanding my game and enjoyable for seeing improvements in overall performance. The thing I seem to have the most trouble with is capturing the pin position after I putt out. Find myself walking back onto the green and getting pin position more than once or twice a round. One thing I have mentioned to support is to indicate in the post round verification whether a pin has been captured or not by changing the pin color. For instance, red indicating a pin you have captured and blue indicating a pin you forgot to capture. They liked the idea and perhaps we'll see that in a future update. You also begin to get real about some facts in your golf game. How far you really hit your drives, how often you get up and down, how often you hit the fairway or greens in regulation. i also enjoy the little medals they give you for achievements, like low score (breaking, 80, 75, 70 etc), birdies in a row, pars in a row, low putts, etc. As you accumulate medals it becomes harder and harder to get one so it is a pleasant surprise to find you have earned one. I started with Game golf years ago and switched to Shotscope because you didn't have to tap your club and you got the GPS function as well. It is incredible to me that you get a GPS watch with shot tracking for less than the price of other GPS only watches. Quite a bargain if you ask me.
  6. well is it definitely time to upgrade my putter/putting. Maybe this could help.
  7. I love my Ping driver even though it is getting long in the tooth (G 400). The Epic would have to really impress me to replace it but I would give it a proper evaluation. Over the years I have gone back and forth between Ping and Callaway drivers. They are my two favorite wood brands.
  8. Yep, they are all important. But I can tell you this. If I had a wish to get 100% correct every time, it would be distance control. Three putts would be eliminated. Let me figure out the aim and let me always hit it the right distance.
  9. Did I say aim doesn't matter? Please reread, then ask yourself this question, How many putts with perfect aim but insufficient distance go in?
  10. This is all silly to me. Studies show over and over that speed control is more important than aim. Reading the green and controlling the line with correct speed is the key. I suspect you give up some speed control on long putts anchored and maybe gain some face control on short putts. Of course, you gain face control with claw or left hand low or other methods as well. Putt any way you want. If everyone can do it, it is not an advantage because anyone can do it if they want.
  11. Kevin Vienna VA I always walk unless they require me to ride. I currently use a Bagboy TriSwivel cart. Also have a Clicgear 3.0.
  12. Kevin, Vienna VA Never used a hitting net at home. I've hit into nets at other places. I have a launch monitor that I would use (Rapsodo) if I got the net. Would set up in my garage.
  13. Kevin Vienna Va I use shotscope now and have used Garmin s4 and s6. Also used Bushnell scopes Presently using Voice Caddie scope as well as Shotscope.
  14. Kevin Vienna VA avg 1.5 three putts a round. they have got the greens stimping very fast now so that is edging closer to 3 as you are doomed if above the hole. I practice putting 2-3 times a week and have a putting mat at home. one of the interesting things is the short run and therefore less space involve. Also of course getting the aim and face path info would be supremely helpful.
  15. Ok, I have been using the system for a couple of years. You cannot see the score ongoing nor at the end of the round until synced. It detects pretty well but I would say it averages 1-5 missed shots a round (out of an average score for me of 80 so 5/80 is about a 5-6% error rate.) This however is not as terrible as you might think. Remember that as you go through the round to verify on the dashboard later, it is showing you an overlay of the course on each shot you hit. This jogs your memory very well and I have no problem realizing that I didn't hit it 380 yards on hole #7 and that it missed my nine iron that I hit onto the green. So I just drop that shot in where I hit it from. Easy Peasy. The advantage to the system is the statistics that you can pull out of it as the season progresses. You can easily determine what your up and down percentages are, what are your percentage of sand saves, putts per hole average, greens in regualtion, etc. You also can filter for proximity to pin from 80, 100, 120, or any metric you choose. This real knowledge is invaluable if you are working on your game. For instance for all last year I was almost 60% in sand saves but was terrible in short pitches. So I know in a bind I am better off out of the sand than pitching over the sand trap. I am also three putting way too often missing short putts. So this year I am working on putting and chipping/pitching. I wouldn't use it to determine your club distances because of variables in club usages from shot to shot (into the wind, against the wind, half shots, chips, knockdowns, flubs...etc) So I would say it depends on why you use the watch and how you view your relationship with the game. If you want to just keep score and know distances with some info on number of putts and greens in regulation then a Garmin would be your choice. If you want a real statistical analysis to aid in improving your game then Shotscope is a great choice despite some weaknesses. Realize also that you can use the Shotscope in GPS only mode just to view your yardages. Hope that helps Kevin
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