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Jon Brittan

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  1. It also knocks out outliers anyway. If you want to know your playing distances you should be looking at "P-average" not "Average". P-average throws out outliers and tries to give a more accurate impression of what you should be expecting the club to do on a full shot.
  2. Hi All. First off, apologies that this is a lot later than I had intended, life sometimes has its ways of getting in the way, and it has done so to great effect over the last number of months. (Photos will be added to this post later) I need to say a huge Thank you to Skytrak golf for loaning me a unit for use in my Ben Hogan Ft. Worth review for this site previously, and this will now comprise my thoughts on the unit itself. I intend to stage this the same as we would for our other reviews, so there will be a Stage One introduction, a Stage Two with the full report and then
  3. I'm not sure I'd say that. Half the golfing world is still on winter break. They are releasing new Firmware currently, I'm on the Beta program and they've publicly released the more recent set of updates and just provided a new Beta firmware which helps with battery life, speed of GPS signal location and some of the new rules of golf (built in search timer). I use it every single round still and I think, of it's kind, it's still the best distance and shot tracking system on the market at present (personal opinion).
  4. Another ER2 stalwart here. Took me forever to decide on a replacement to my original putter, went with the ER2 after extensive testing of just about everything and at this moment in time I don't think you'd even be able to rip it out of my cold, dead hands, I'd still be hanging on to it...
  5. Thanks for the shout-out @GB13 My bits of advice: Get a notepad and on the last page write your full target goal, be that making scratch or the PGA Tour, whatever, you are going to refer back to this repeatedly when setting your short-term goals, but you're going to close the book on that for the time being and not be solely focused on that, we now need achievable targets to remain motivated. Set simple targets for your improvement, not easy but something you could expect to achieve in a month, for example, with regular and focused practice. This is how we're going to improv
  6. I don't have an official handicap, I've not taken membership anywhere as I prefer a nomadic approach to where I play my golf. I've been playing to about a 6 for the last year. So far, over the Christmas period, I've just played 5 straight rounds under par for an average 2.75 under par, but that is aided by the fact all of those rounds are on what I would consider "easy" courses, that I also know really well. I think anywhere between 6-10 is probably about fair in terms of actual performance level were I to play competitions at better standard courses that I don't know...
  7. Ooh, only just noticed this thread. Can I have UK, Broke 70 (Can be checked via ShotScope where I'm in the MyGolfSpy leaderboards) and Tester '18, please?
  8. I'm just going to keep gently ticking on this. These are still working for me. I've now shot four consecutive under-par rounds (admittedly on easier courses that I know quite well) and it's been based mostly on iron shots in the current weather. I really have few complaints about these, for what they are. That said, in a few weeks I'm going to try to get my hands on a demo set of a couple of different irons and do a fresh comparison.
  9. Yes, there is... Image for proof of MyGolfSpy leaderboard existence only, of course
  10. It would if their GPS location was off by even a small amount so the recorded location doesn't match the map overlay perfectly...
  11. And it looks like the "Beta" firmware is now available to all
  12. The Beta firmware so far is great, seems to pick up location faster and gives you a more "reassuring" screen as to what it's doing and that it hasn't just locked up and achieved nothing while it is looking for signal. Being able to play a back-9 on reciprocating or multiple-9s courses is great too. It seems to be better at picking up your putting location more quickly too, though that may just be my perception. That's been the one area I've had questions in the past, where I tend to be over my putt and take it fairly quickly and I've had to edit putt and flag locations more than any oth
  13. We had a ridiculously hot summer over here and, in all honesty, I didn't notice it
  14. I am, yes. Most easily found on the scoring average chart Windy as anything today, so FIR and GIR were both hard work today, I've got those to pick up and it's cold, so I've got some driving distance to add as soon as it's not cold and windy, but more than doubled my current points today.
  15. Hey, hey @Nunfa0, I've finally managed to log an 18 hole round since the advent of medals... A very rapid jump in my medal total Straight up to 109 medals and 2645 points. 52 medals in one round
  16. I think what we can take from this is that someone from Hogan's marketing team probably needs to get a bit better at giving a clear message. What I was referring to was in their further write-up of the Equalizers: "In effect, the lower lofted wedges have a higher Center of Mass that generates flatter, penetrating shot trajectories that skip on the green, and stop quickly. The higher lofted wedges have been designed with a lower Center of Mass to deliver shots that fly higher, land softly on the green and stop. The result is that each Equalizer wedges perform exactly for its inten
  17. Then I think we're really in the same place, other than what we feel Hogan are aiming for here. It seems, to me, that the PTx probably resembles what you've (accurately) described as a modern players iron. To me, the Ft Worth is a shot at a very traditional blade and nothing more than that. I don't see the Ft. Worth being the club that many people put in their bags with a view to winning their county/regional championships, but at the same time, I can honestly say that, for me, I didn't find them particularly harsh compared to pretty much anything else I play and again, for me, they suit
  18. I have to say, that this is a topic in this thread has me a little confused. A lot of players clubs have thinner soles in the long irons and it's a very intentional design factor. Thicker soles allow you to move more weight low to provide higher launch and more forgiveness, but the assumption in players irons is that you don't need this so much. At the same time, thinner soles provide more workability, both in terms of flighting shots up and down and also in looking to add lateral spin. Typically, players are more likely to want to shape shots in longer irons rather than shorter irons
  19. In my opinion, no and while I understand the concept of MPF, I really think this is one of those areas of allowing numbers to replace reality. For example, this assumes that all players will contact the ball with the same lofting/de-lofting of the face, that they will strike the ball in exactly the same region of the face and that material or construction of the face also plays no part. It also completely ignores the sole construction of the club and how that plays a factor through strike. MPF is a guideline, a starting point for a thought process, not a "conclusion". I own lots of s
  20. This is simply a training issue and it's something sports people and athletes have to deal with. As @02uwmadgrad has said, this would have been more detrimental early in your training. Superspeed golf state that the main aim of this training is to build not only the muscle based practice, but the psychology of swinging fast. Personally, I would say you're better off doing back-to-back than missing a session out of the week, but what you may want to do if you need to is to simply do fewer reps in the second workout if that helps you to swing faster. If you ache at all then focus on few
  21. May be worth just a little investigation. Some companies measure their club shafts differently to others and long drive driver shafts are measured differently to traditional drivers, for example. It's entirely possible you did get an "Odyssey 24" ", it's just that it turns out not to be the same thing as brand B's 34" depending on precisely what is being measured. In some ways, that is one of the true problems of the sport, very few true standards, so as a customer who doesn't necessarily want to have to understand too much about what you're buying you can end up with something other
  22. Putting, being the most demanding part of the game, is all about the commitment. You can be good, but never truly great at putting without having a very solid relationship with your putter. Close is good enough with every other club in your bag... I would also wager that for the vast majority of amateur golfers, the balance of time spent practicing with a putter in hand compared to all of your other clubs is way off...
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