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Alf. S

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  1. Just received this from the R&A, in summary if the local rule for DMDs is in force then Arccos is conforming. Dear Mr Sheppard, Thank you for your question regarding the conformance of your Arccos Distance Measuring Device (DMD). Firstly I will assume that the Local Rule allowing the use of DMDs is in effect – if this is not the case then using a DMD is a breach of Rule 14-3. In the case of the Arccos device, as the wind information is not from a measurement by the device but is, instead, from a public source, then that is okay. Also, as the caddie option takes its strategy information from data obtained before the round and does not make any alterations during the round, then this is also allowed, as it is essentially the same as a strategy written out before the round and carried with you. Therefore, if the Local Rule is in effect, then the features you mention in your email are both acceptable for use within the Rules. I hope that this fully answers your question, but if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best Regards, Clive Roberts Assistant Director – Equipment Standards The R&A
  2. I said in my review about the course maps been out of date which for my home course is annoying but today I played Turnberry and as some of you maybe aware the POTUS commissioned a whole load of changes about 2 years ago after he bought the course, moving a lot of greens and substantially changing the layout. Arccos was all over the place especially when the green had moved. There is just no way to make sense of the round.
  3. I try to play 52 weeks of the year, the only thing that usually stops me is if the course is closed. In the heat I normally walk but when above 80'F will give in and take a buggy. Scotland is quite temperate so the coldest it gets in the Winter is -10'C/14'F. I just put on more layers, snood and hat. When the ground is frozen we play to shaved pieces of fairway as Winter greens with gimmes inside a putter length. It is not really golf as you know it, giant bounces and 300 yd drives. The shorter hitter usually win the money in these conditions. The one set of conditions I don't go out in is howling +30mph wind with persistent rain but usually the course gets closed pretty quickly with these condiations
  4. Different world here in Scotland, the normal course in Central Belt are about £600 to £700/year, for unlimited Golf, no extras i.e. Carts. Some do put a yearly levy on your membership for food and drink but tis is normally £20-50. You can also get some good "County Member" deals where if you live outside 50 miles you can get deals around £300 to 400 a year. Play at your home club during the week Count club at the weekends.
  5. Got to counter this. Not really sure what the immigration rights are in the US but I would think that if non-USA citizen that live in the USA would require a Green card, which would also mean they pay US taxes. I would also think that after a set period if they wanted they could apply for American citizenship and even hold dual nationality but until that time they will be Brittish, Spanish, Italian, etc. What makes the PGA tour the best in the world is not the tournaments themselves but the quality of the field and it is money that attracts the quality players from around the world. It would be pretty boring if it was all US players. Maybe you will get your way and they will start a World tour and that will solve your problem. Here's a question, I wonder what would happen if Ian Poulter's son in future qualifies for the Ryder Cup, born in the US of English parents, eligible for both?
  6. Nothing like a healthy debate and it is OK to disagree. Maybe I'm a bit more passionate about it and it means more for us to beat the US, I grew up the era of total US dominance of the Majors, Watson, Miller, Trevino, Nicklaus, Weiskof. The Tours define the selection criteria that is all. You have to play a minimum of 13 events on the European Tour to qualify and the country of your birth defines your eligibility. To my knowledge there was only one player on the European team that is a product of the US College system, Jon Rahm. All the others are a product of the European tour, even Koepka started on the Challenger tour then European before moving back to the PGA. The PGA Tour is the most lucrative and richest of the tours that there is no doubt and because of the cash it attracts the best players but if you take out the European and USPGA dual counting events i.e the 4 x WGC events and the 3 Majors, apart from The Players what are you left with? Part of the reason it is the richest is the fact that the best in the world play, which means the PGA can sell the TV rights all over the world. i.e. All the PGA events are picked up in the UK by Sky which is a subscription satellite provider. It starts next week again and until the Phoenix open I won't watch much because a lot of the Europeans aren't playing.
  7. Really, if you remember the Ryder Cup use to be between USA and GB&I. All the GB&I players except for Peter Oosterhuis played in Europe. GB&I got stuffed every year. Seve and Jack Nicklaus came up with the idea of making it Europe vs USA and suddenly it became competitive. Last week you had 24 players playing against each other that are all ranked in the top 35 in the world, going by the World Rankings the Americans should have won but they didn't. The PGA tour is the best in the world how can it be the best if you start excluding players because they are in the team that beat the USA in the RC. If you start getting beat at the Presidents Cup will you start excluding the Australians and South Africans?
  8. Oh and there was this shown to the players on the Thursday evening.
  9. For me it is a course that I would play once, I found it really tough and the wind was blowing. But it really is a spectacular course where nearly every hole is framed by the dunes. You feel like you're the only people on the course.
  10. A win, well sort of for me at the weekend, 76, nett 68 in brutally windy conditions CSS = 73, 1 stroke cut so down to 7.4. Problem was it was a 2 day competition so didn't play on Sunday because I watched the Ryder Cup but still won the Sweep money on Saturday. 1st win for a while, looks like the Arccos Data Analysis is paying off!
  11. BTW I think I watched 24 hours of coverage over the weekend from the 1st tee shot on Friday to Noren holing out on Sunday and really enjoyed it all, it was enthralling from start to finish. Even on Sunday it was in the balance until Rahm beat Tiger. My wife a none golfer watched the whole thing, I missed about 2 hours of the Foursomes on Friday left her on the sofa wrap in the quilt came back and she was still in the same quilt. Played golf on Saturday left mid way thru the Fourballs came back and she was still wrapped up in the quilt on the sofa.
  12. Nope don't buy it, this is like saying after you've lost, I didn't really want to win it anyway and it's not an important competition. Most of the European players played in the other 3 US based majors plus 5 of them were playing in the Tour Championship and again in the WGC events. This is one of the only events a golfer gets to represent the USA so they shouldn't lack motivation. If you don't think the American's think it is important you only have to look at the celebrations at Hazeltine National. A bit like the European team at Hazeltine the USA was let down by the experienced wildcards. 2016 was an RC too far for Westwood and Kaymer was out of form. This time it was Phil and Tiger. As for Reed blaming Speith for not wanting to play with him, the way he hit the ball the first 2 days no wonder.
  13. I find it incredible that the only USA team member that competed in the French Open at Le Golf National was JT. The stat that Sky kept on about was the number of "competitive rounds" the teams had played on the course USA = 8 (4 of these were JT this year), Europe = 250 with 2 previous winners and runners up on the team. Furyk should have insisted that the the contenders played the French Open. It is no surprise that JT was your top scorer. Too many passengers on the team. Bubba never plays well at the RC, Phil and Reed's form had crashed, Tiger just looked down all week. Paul McGinley quoted on Sunday that the course suited Webb Simpson before he went out on Sunday to beat Rose so why was he not used in the fourballs. On the tightness of the course, this is the setup the PGA should adopt on a week by week basis and ties in with, is distance ruining the game debate. Guys shouldn't be able to hit the ball 340yds miss the fairway by 30yds and end up 90% of the time sitting in rough that allows them a shot to the green. Le Golf National was a classic risk reward course, summed up with the top match yesterday. JT hit a pearler at the 18th between water and rough, Rory pressure on put it in the bunker game over.
  14. Really DeSham was robbed, Noren let him off the hook at 17 taking 3 from the fringe. It was only fitting he holed the putt.
  15. The only one I have is one from Trump International just outside Aberdeen. Tartan is similar to the Pacific Dunes above, do you know what Tartan it is?
  16. I’ve never used 18birdies but if I compare Arccos and Shot Scope the numbers are pretty much the same. My driving average on the two is 239 compared with 241. Irons are pretty much the same as well. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  17. Bump Alf.S Stage 2 posted https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/25196-official-forum-member-review-arccos-360-w-caddie-20/?do=findComment&comment=456070
  18. I've seen it to but never got to the bottom of it and ended up ignoring it.
  19. The way I read it is Arccos 360 is the sensors and include in this you get access to the 4 main features in the App/software. Tour Analytics, Caddie 2.0, GPS rangefinder and data collection. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  20. Another datapoint I use my works phone today which is an iPhone 7 this seems to pick up the short putts better than by iPhone 6. But still getting the odd whoops from it, one extra putt and a totally whacky hole where it said I drove at the green at 460yds, hit a 56' wedge 222 yds back down the fairway then a 5i back on to the green. I had all the right clubs but it the wrong order.
  21. Alf. S


    To any other UK members do you ever get any of this sh!t when playing at any level of competition/society golf? In non-competitive games i will ask my playing partner if I can move my ball sometimes out of a divot or at the moment playing in Tenerife I won't use my new irons out of lava sand so ask if I can move into the 1st cut. But competitive golf then it is by the rules (including local rules). If you don't want to play it as it lies then take a penalty drop. If you intentionally improve your lie by placing 2 stroke penalty. Playing fast and loose with rules just leads to conflict and where does it stop? Who ever runs the league should stipulate what rules the league adheres to, including any local rules. Anybody not adhering to them should be called out. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  22. Neither Shot Scope or Arccos can do this unless you hit the shot then walk up to it then hit it back again. They both measure the distance between triggers. If you look at your phone after you hit a shot it says shot detected you can also get a distance from shot detected but it will not record the shot distance until it detects the next shot. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  23. On your battery question, I think I read somewhere that it is a small solar cell on top of the sensor. It was in reply to the sensor not working in low light. I had to replace the putter sensor so I might do a tear down on what is in it. So far I'm a fan but with quite a few caveats. One light bulb moment for me is that I seem to hit my 6i further than my 5i. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
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