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TDWII

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  • Birthday 04/12/1972

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    TDWII

  2. I've been a fan of Arccos for 3+ years, but I think they've made some significant missteps in their product roadmap; the Caddie being their biggest misfire. And after using both their gen1 and gen2 products, 8 find myself using it quite a bit less than in years past. Bottomline is that the base interface and analytics haven't really progressed much in that time. Analytics can't stay static because they are there to inform and educate the user. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  3. It's a funny game. I'd always kind of 'hacked around' the golf course. Had never broken 90. Wasn't one who went to the range and worked on my game. Would show up at the course and have fun. Hit a few 'beautiful' shots that would bring me back. When I turned 40, and the 'switch' turned. Became a range rat...worked on my game as often as possible. I got down to a 7 handicap. And it was a steady path of improvement...until last year when for the first time - my game regressed. And the more I pressed, the worse I got. Went thru a 2+ month stretch where every time I went to the range, would shank my irons after about 5-10 minutes. Very dispiriting. Remember asking myself the question 'if I can't practice, why should I play?' Crazy thing was...shanks never popped up when I actually played. But still, regressed to back to a 9-10 handicap. Long story short, figured out my range issues - figured out some drills that got my rotation back which unbeknownst to me...I had pretty much eliminated from my swing. I'm swinging freely now, my distance is back, my accuracy still is spotty, but after going through the roughest stretch of my life as an 'avid golfer' what I did learn was tension and frustration is my worst enemy on the golf course/range. And at the end of the day, I'll have some great days, and others not so much. That I can't measure myself or my progress by my best days. That those are nice gifts on the golf journey I hope I can embark on for the remainder of my years. Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  4. When I considered either GG or Arccos, the aspect that actually won it for Arccos was the lack of having to 'tap' your club. In terms of forgetfulness, I've actually left my wireless speaker in the golf cart after the round...while it was still playing music! So knowing myself, I knew I'd always be beating myself up. I've been a religious Arccos user for two years. Couple of feedback points: 1) I never notice the phone in my pocket, but I have a regular sized iPhone 7. 2) I do love the data, but feel they've been lax in really helping you to manipulate/massage it via the interface and dashboard. 3) It rarely misses shots. But you do need to go through during or after the round (gimmies even if you putt out simply may not register). If it misses more often, it's with putts. 4) They've really put a lot of PR (read the August issue of Golf Digest) into their new Caddie functionality which to me is a non-starter. All in all though, their 'smart distances and range' stats hit the mark and the dashboard on your iPad or laptop can really give you some great intel on your game (bug as stated above, I think they've only scratched the surface). Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  5. Been to a couple of PGA events and also a Tuesday practice session at East Lake. I've also got a buddy whose a golf pro/instructor that has some great stories about just how crazy these guys skills are. Example - PGA player on a 'having fun round' pointed out a house with a pool in the backyard distance away that was fenced. Said he was going to hit the shot into the pool but he would land the ball on the cart path, to bounce over the fence into the pool. Sure enough... Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  6. If you're striping your drives 285 after playing only 3 months, you must be good at a lot of other things if your willing to give that up! Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy
  7. Along the same lines (golf in the D.R)...couple of months ago, I had the chance to play Punta Espada. This course was designed by Nicklaus. Awe inspiring piece of land and some great waterfront holes. Great thing about it was given I was on vacation and there on a Tuesday, I completed the round in less than 2.5 hours. My profile pic was also taken here. Was deciding between playing 'Teeth of the Dog' or Punta Espada and wound up at the latter, but reviews on both are top notch and I'd. It hesitate to make a a trip back down. Ambling through on the journey to Scratchville
  8. So I've been an avid Arccos user for 2+ years now. What I appreciate about the tool is that you turn it on at the beginning of every round and then after 18, aside from adding gimmies and updating/deleting a shot here or there - you have your data and for me that has proven to be extremely useful. With that said, with the Arccos caddie, this requires you to engage with your device while on the course. That's a detractor for me and considering I play a lot of golf on my home course...while I have the functionality available to me, I don't use it. Plus, if the sun is shining and I don't have my reading glasses on, the readout could be in Chinese...I wouldn't know. That's why I think the future of this tool needs to connect audibly to some other device (to Siri perhaps?...at some point? Or Bluetooth speaker?). I hate not giving Arccos good marks because their customer service is great and I love the data. And while I know they are looking to create new streams of revenue, for me at least, I won't be subscribing once the beta period is over. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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  10. Welcome to the forums TDWII :)

     

    We are glad to have you at MGS. Go start your first message!

     

    There are thousands of golfers waiting to get to know you.

     

    MyGolfSpy Staff

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