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  1. I purchased an Edel putter this season, the E-1. I love it. Unfortunately I did not go through the full Edel putter fitting experience which in retrospect I wish I had. I did a fitting at a local PGA superstore, one of the ones you pay for not the free one. The fitter put me in the Edel but now that I've read up on the full fitting I feel like I missed out on some potential customization. That said, I've loved using the E-1 this season, I have a much more consistent roll. I still push a lot of my putts with an open face at impact but my distance control is significantly more consistent. Also, I had a problem with a couple of Pixls not being flush with the rest. I submitted to Edel customer service and thy fixed and sent back very quickly, they were great to deal with. The company is great, my poor experience was with PGA Superstore and the fitting process as well as them selling me a putter that had a defect. I did recently see they are selling at my PGA Superstore for about $100 less than when I bought at the beginning of the season.
  2. That's odd. I use the phone more than just the watch by itself and I can still make it the rest of the day on my watch (non-golfing) without having to recharge. When I use the watch by itself with the Grint app - I can make it through a round, but then only get a few more hours of the watch after the round as it gets below 30% battery after a full round of 18 (4-5 hours) When I use the watch paired with the phone, using the phone's GPS (using iPhone 8), my watch battery is still over 60-70% at the end of the round. I've had days where I play 36 using the phone and watch paired, and the phone battery is the one that will die first so I keep a charging pack in my bag and basically keep the phone in the cart attached to the portable charger.
  3. I use both. When I walk I use the phone when I'm in a cart I use just the watch app. When the watch app is on, it's a little slower but not annoyingly so.
  4. I have the Apple Watch 3. Been using it all year with The Grint app for GPS. I think it's fine for someone of my skill level (11-13 hdcp). The distance isn't exact when compared to a rangefinder but I still find it accurate enough to choose the right club. Since I often find myself in situations without clear line of sight to the flag, I prefer the gPS on the watch over a rangefinder anyway. So far I've been happy with the combination of Apple Watch and the Grint app. I've never had an issue running out of battery for a round.
  5. Thanks for the thoughts. I guess the part that keeps me skeptical is that Rinker has a fairly large forum on the PGA Tour Radio XM channel, yet it seems the adoption/buzz of this teaching is very minimal online.
  6. I've been hearing Larry Rinker on PGA Tour Radio talk about the Wright Balance method and upper/mid/low core swing models. I was intrigued by the concepts and looked into some of the YouTube videos. It's all highly technical, which I tend to like. The wright balance website is frustratingly bad and incomplete. For a concept that has been around for almost 10 years I'm actually shocked at how underdeveloped it is, it makes me question the validity. But, then you've got Rinker who talks about it constantly on national radio so something doesn't seem to add up. Curious if anyone has experience with this methodology that can share your experience, or if there's a way to look up where Wright Balance fitters may be found across the country so I can get more info in person.
  7. Brooks Koepka Tony Finau Kevin Kisner Russell Knox Patrick Cantlay Winning Score - 16
  8. I've been using the Apple Watch 3 this season and I prefer that. Like some previous posts, I'm not good enough yet to have my irons dialed in to +/- 5 yards so I just need general front/middle/back. I'm also not good enough to be in the fairway as much as I'd like, so laser rangefinders don't work when I can't see the green. The apple watch 3 is great because it can connect to data and stand-alone from your phone so you don't need to keep your phone in your pocket. I also use The Grint app which gives me GPS distance and tracks my scores then uploads directly from the watch. Been happy with it this year, not so much my game! I never wore a watch (golfing or otherwise) and now it feels natural and not obtrusive at all.
  9. Thanks to those of you that replied to this thread. I just got back from my time in Scotland and the feedback was definitely helpful. I wanted to share my experience in case others may be in the same situation. I flew into Edinburgh airport and very easily hopped on a bus up to St. Andrews (one transfer - but follow the university kids!). When I got to St. Andrews I checked into the Cameron House B&B and walked over to the courses. After a lunch and some exploration, I played the Strathtyrum course at about 3:30pm. It's a fairly basic course, not too long and not much elevation changes. After being jet-lagged and on 1 hour sleep this was a nice intro to Scottish golf and it was cheap. I played by myself and was able to just enjoy being there without any pressure. I was a single, so no 48-hour lottery or pre-booking the old course. I got up at about 2:15 am and got in line at the Old course pavilion at about 2:45. I was 5th in line at that time. More people showed up at about 3:30. Doors opened at 6 and I think the first 15 people were able to get on the course that day. I was lucky to get a 12:30 tee time so I went back home for a nap, which was perfect. I figure I could have gotten in line about an hour later and still made the cut, bit didn't want to take the chance since I had a small window to play the Old Course. I talked to another gentleman who got in line the next day, he was there at 2am and was 3rd in line and joined the first tee time of the day. For the days I was there it seems like you need to be at least top 10 to have a good chance, but get there before 3am to increase those odds. As for the Old Course itself, it was beautiful sunny day, 65 degrees not a cloud in the sky (I got no rain my entire trip so I felt a bit cheated on true Scottish golf ). I played with a nice family, father and two kids 10 and 7 years old from Manila. They were pretty good. I played some of my best golf of the year, including striping a 4i off the 1st tee with the wind at my back, I was super nervous about that first shot. Wind was at my back the first 6 holes, then you turn a bit and things get tricky, but still a wonderful experience!!! The next day I hopped the bus back to Edinburgh to fulfill my work duties. Again, the bus was super easy. At the end of the following week I had a half day and took another bus to Gullane and played Gullane #2 (straight shot by bus about 1 hour 15 minutes). What a beautiful property. Along the coast and so much elevation changes. It was like nothing I had ever played before. It was windier than St. Andrews and a bit more challenging for a 10-12 handicapper. I wish I was able to play #1, but being on #2 I teed off around 2pm and was able to play alone. That was great because I was constantly taking pictures of the beautiful surroundings, taking my time and just enjoying being there. All in all, it was a bucket list experience for me and I want to go back and do a full Scottish golf trip as opposed to squeezing it in between work days. Thanks again for the help in understanding the Scottish golf environment!
  10. Tier 1: Rory McIlroy Tier 2: Bryson Dechambeau Tier 3: Zach Johnson Tier 4: Pat Perez Tier 5: Charlie Hoffman Winning Score: -12
  11. I've been using the Skytrak for two years now. I love it. For a 10+ handicapper like myself it's great just to see ball flight. I'm sure the accuracy is +/-5%, but I'm more interested in direction and shape right now. There's an online simulator league which is pretty fun. If nothing else, you are swinging a golf club all winter! So far, it hasn't translated to the course in terms of scoring, but I do feel more confident and believe that improvement will come as the weather gets better outdoors thanks to all the practice and feedback from the launch monitor.
  12. Where in Scotland? Taking my first trip there in a few weeks as a single. Can't wait!
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