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  1. Jbmullin

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  2. It’s easy to use, I certainly use the old measure twice cut once motto. I take at least 2 measurements each flag. I had my 10 year old “caddie” for me yesterday and she was a pro using it after a couple holes. I would let her shoot it and then I’d verify and she was nailing it. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Stage 1 is up I’m doing a lot of testing next week , please message or tag any questions you have or tests you would like see.
  4. Precision Pro NX9 HD Range Finder Stage 2 – September 11/2019 Once again, a big thank you to Precision Pro and MGS for the great opportunity to be a product tester, it was a great experience and one I hope to be considered for again. I have not used a range finder before, so I have no previous history to compare this one to. I have a very understanding wife who doesn’t care how much I golf because the season is about 5 decent months, so I was able to get 20 rounds of golf in over this testing period. I stated that I had a couple goals in stage 1 that I felt like with the help of the NX9 would move me a little closer to where I want to be. I wanted to improve my stat of leaving 54% of my approach shots short and eliminate that 9-iron bump and run shot that unfortunately I have become well versed at. I also wanted to try and confirm or dial in my yardages on all my clubs, I have a rough idea but really needed to put them together to try and not be short and improve on the 32.4% GIR that comes along with the 54% short approach. Some lofty goals for a range finder, but the NX9 is a great aid in the quest. Small gains but gains non the less and I also have become more aware of club distances. LOOKS & FEEL Score 9 out of 10 The NX9 is very compact, comfortably fits in the palm of my hand and is not heavy of awkward to hold and use. The biggest issue was the operator holding it steady and hitting the target. The case is also small and fits well in the golf bag. I like the small hints of bright green but it’s not loud or attention seeking. Its feels durable like it could survive a drop or two, of a falling off a cart. Very operator friendly, two buttons power on and mode. Case has proved to be as durable as the finder, been tossed around my golf bag lots and it looks show room new. SETUP Score 15 out of 15 As stated, very easy to use, I had my 10-year-old daughter taking yardages for me and I would verify, and it was bang on. Out of the box straight forward, point and shoot, very quick feedback once the operator was able to hit the intended target. That takes some practice. Accuracy Score 14 out of 15 The only issue I had with accuracy was not the device itself but the ability of the operator to hit the flag and hold it steady. I could see folks that don’t have steady hands or shakes having an issue with this. I found myself always taking at least 2-3 measurements, just to be sure I was hitting the flag or pin, I did start to become more confident in it over the last few rounds. I had a couple goals and I was able to make at least a couple small improvements and I do feel the nx9 has helped me at least start on the path of being a better golfer. Did have some issues using it with sunglasses on, would compare it to trying to take a picture through the finder with a cell phone. Shots of the yardage markers on the driving range. Couple yards off what they are advertising. On-Course Score 37 out of 40 This is basically plug and play, open the box and point and shoot. Its very small, lightweight and tucks easily into the scorecard pocket of my golf bag, as a walker its important to me to not make the bag heavier. Taking the few seconds to point and shoot for distance has helped me think more about what I want to do or accomplish with the pending golf shot. It has made me think more about club selection based on pin location or shot type based on what kind of obstruction I have near me or that might impact my shot path. I did not play much using the slope feature, I would go back and forth between the two and there was never really much difference between the two numbers, I was trying to just not leave I short. Without experience with a range finder I really don’t have a base to compare to, but this device checks the boxes for me. I did have it “lock up” on me during one round where it would read 17 yards for every distance. I basically put it away and tired it the next day and all as well and have never been able to replicate it. Play it or Trade It Score 18 out of 20 As stated before, I have no history with range finders other than when I was in the market for one, I did some research, but nothing compares to the real thing. Its well-built, small, light and exceptionally easy to use, but can also be a challenge to hit the target on the first or second try. I had not heard of this brand before so knowing how I shop; I likely would have paid extra for the name on the box like Bushnell. It’s a keeper for me for now, but I have not stopped looking at other devices and can see myself eventually upgrading to something else. Conclusion Once again thank you to Precision Pro and My Golf spy for this amazing opportunity, what a deal, play more golf, keep a very good range finder for your troubles. There is very little I could find that I did not like, I let my friends use it on there cart with the magnet and the thing never moved. Insert broken record here, but as someone with no experience, no loyalty to any brand, or preconceived notions or feelings towards a device I can honestly say the NX9 is a great product. Its point and shoot right out of the box, very quick response time and just feels like it is built to last. Based on the prices of other devices, if you don’t own one now but have wanted to, I would strongly recommend the NX9. FINAL SCORE 93 out of 100
  5. First off, a big thank you to the folks at MGS and Precision Pro Golf for granting us the opportunity to test the NX9 HD slope range finder. I was in the market for a range finder and having one fall into my lap for free was a great surprise. Who am I and why golf? : I am a Dry side Superintendent (lumber mill) and married to an amazing wife who does not care how much I golf as long as I don’t ask her to, I am a father to 6 kids (blended Family) 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 17 to 10 and half of the year 3 of the kids are the same age, right now I have 3 13 year old’s. 4 of the 6 are all keen to golf and 2 of my 13-year-old boys make up my Saturday morning golf group. (all of us are lefties) I grew up playing every sport but golf, excelled in Rugby as a “big boned” kid and played for 25 years until my body finally told me enough. I had dabbled in golf in my early 20’s , it was never something I seen myself wanting to do more of or as something I was aiming to get better at but just another reason to be outside drinking beer on nice warm days. My home course where I’m a member is The Dunes Golf and Winter Club in Grande Prairie, AB Canada. I have become a serious golfer, I still have fun with it and really encourage my kids to play, but my mission is to keep improving, the more I improve the more I enjoy the game, the more I want to golf, it’s a vicious cycle. My clubs are always a work in progress I am always trying new clubs and tinkering , I currently am using the g410 plus driver and g410 3 wood, only constant has been the g700 irons , really can’t say enough good things about them, wedges I am 50/50 on and likely my next purchase and settled on the spider x putter. I switched to and committed to the snell mtb-x this year because soft is slow and I have been very happy with the results of switch from my old ball. I score low to mid 90’s right now, 2 yrs. ago I was a worm killing, ball topping machine and would card somewhere in the 120’s so I am happy with where I am at but also know I can get better. As you can see from the picture below the unboxing section my weakness as per the Arccos sensors is my approach shots and mis judging distance to the pins and leaving myself a monster first putt. I am currently mostly happy with how I am hitting all my clubs other than chipping/putting. Those are a continuous work in progress. The big test for me with the NX9 is to see if I can improve the short approach issue. will refer to again below but on to the unboxing. I am a bit of a tech geek so I was stoked to get the notice the package had arrived. THE UNBOXING Very well secured , bubble wrap to protect and provide me a few minute of fun popping the bubbles. Very nice presentation First look with the box cover removed Under the range finder itself , again very well protected and padded for shipping. Case is somewhat padded for protection. Inside the Case , hard to see. I am somewhat concerned about the long term durability of the carabiner, it seems a little light to be holding this to a bag over a long period of time, but easy upgrade. Using the Tragically Hip Fully Completely record as my back ground. Just over 5" long and 3.5" wide. On to the star of the Show. Some pics of the why we here: next to my mouse Next to my Pulp Fiction wallet .. reach in the bag and grab my … wanted to keep this out of the R rating so hid the stitching 3 inches tall 4 1/4 inches long Top view , green button is pretty much self explanatory , mode switches slope option on and off. What’s all in the box: First Impressions: well.. Impressed, (had a look at the precision pro website and the nx9 is sold out already so its a hot commodity) looks and feels durable. It’s very small, as you can see from the pic next to the mouse. I have bigger hands, so it took some getting used to. Tried shooting a few things around my office and the picture is super clear, took a bit of work to be steady and hit what I was aiming for.. that’s still a work in progress while I have been testing on course. I tried to take a picture through the scope and its not easy but will be part of my mission for stage 2. The Goal: I want to improve my scores, who doesn’t. I want to improve my approach game and not leave over 50% of my shots short as per my stats shared above. I want to compare what Arccos is telling me my club distances are vs the distance I get from the NX9 and also compare the Arccos distances from the flag to the nx9's measurements and the hopeful end result is that I am more informed and making a better club selection based on the data provided from both. I am curious to see how accurate my current information is. First GO: I have used the NX9 in multiple range sessions and discovered that the markers are not accurate, some are 7 yards shorter than posted. On course has been good, it does take work and patience to hold steady enough to hit the flag and not a tree 25 yards past it, I have done some initial comparisons between the two , but that will have to wait for stage 2. I have used for 3 rounds now and intend on testing more next week, no wife + no kids = lots of golf and putting the nx9 through its paces. Any questions or tests you want to see let me know and I will give it a go.
  6. I try to incorporate the same warmups that I did from the lessons I was taking in the spring, all about getting the feel ( if that makes sense of the proper set up, take away and finish) the first 5 shots I always hit are with the 56 degree, I stand with my feet together ball in middle of stance and just like a pendulum back and forth focusing on club location on the back swing , square at impact and the turn to finish position. If all 5 go straight and airborne , I hit 3 more from my full stance , the only catch as I struggle with not having active feet and tend to stay planted is on my back swing I lift my front foot up just slightly to get the feeling of moving , again if I get 3 good shots I move on. If I struggle there is a 3rd drill I was shown and its same as the first one except on the back swing you pick up your front foot step back to the back foot and on the down swing your front foot also moves forward. all about trying to get my feet moving to generate power. I usually take 10-12 shots total , might go back to the first one at the end for a couple just to get that feeling again of proper swing . I then work my way through the bag wedges I hit 3 half swing 3 full swing shots (56,52,pw) rest of my irons 3 full shots each ( 4-9 iron) Now the hybrid/fairway portion of my bag has been a work in progress, I have added in my 4,5 iron as I started struggling to hit fair way wood and have been very happy with my irons. I currently use a king cobra 3/4 hybrid and I will hit 5 shots with it then move to driver where I will also hit 5 drives. I then move to the chipping area and will practice the 7 and 9 iron bump and runs 5 each, I struggle somewhat with wedges close to the green and find a bump and run works best. I will hit 3 or 4 sand shots just to get the feel of the required effort to get out of the traps if its been raining , very dry sort of thing. Last the putting green and I will hit 15-18 putts , usually starting from 3' to 6' to 10' then I will take aim at the furthest away hole up hill then down hill just to see effort required to get close. I have seen some improvement in my game and swing this year so far, still working and always tinkering but I have found this works for me.
  7. Very excited to get after this testing. Really appreciate the opportunity. Thanks to MyGolfSpy and Precision Pro. I've used arccos but stopped as it was not working with my android , just went back to apple and will pair them up again and see if how accurate they are and comparisons.
  8. Jody, grande prairie, Alberta Do not use one currently but have been in the market for one Sent from my SM-N960W using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  9. Jody / Alberta 24 I have a cheap mat I bought and used a lot this winter, really want to try the putt out system. Easily putting is the worst part of my game. Sent from my SM-N960W using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. Your experience sounds like mine , went in thinking flash or f9 but walked out with a ts2. Sound, look, performance, it to me has it all. I dont know what it is about twist face and speed injections but I've hit m3,m4,m5 and m6 and I just can't control them, worst of the lot for me. Sent from my SM-N960W using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. Thanks for sharing the info , I was starting to research golf specific work outs, trying to become fitter and more flexible to keep improving my game, going to check this out. Sent from my SM-N960W using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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