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  1. Ping has a new tele- fitting program using Zoom for FREE Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  2. I210s or AP2 718 (T100 is also hot right now) the theme is forgiveness in a smaller package. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  3. I agree with the others that you should get fit. However, there are some brands that produce really good gapping, like Ping. And it's trending for companies to also provide a retro loft which might suit your needs. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  4. The CB will make the head feel lighter even if the weight is identical statically. You can add tape to the head but the overall weight will go up and it's a bit trial and error. From what I can remember, flex can be made stiffer by cutting the shaft down, and vice versa. Your shaft weight can help you get to a certain swing weight. But how a shaft is designed on an EI profile determines how it reacts. How you transition and how you load the shaft matters too. Getting fit is the sure way to match you to a shaft because there are so many options and considerations. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for the tip! It seems like the OEMs are comfortable not risking the value of their offerings by facilitating a pre-owned program - except for Callaway.. I did see that Ping provides authentication for online retailers. Does that protect against buying counterfeit clubs 100% of the time??? Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  6. Just finished listening to the latest podcast on whether you should purchase used golf equipment. There were a lot of analogies to purchasing a car used. I wonder if the oems consider or do they already use a pre-owned sales model? I golfer would have the ability to trade in a previous generation model driver, in this instance, in exchange for a discount on the latest model or for the ability to purchase some next new product at an earlier release date. The manufacturer would then be able to verify if the club is authentic prior to bestowing any compensation to the seller and then be able to sell a manufacturer-guaranteed authentic club. Not sure what effect this would have on online retailers that buy up used or older equipment. Does anyone know if oem's rely on that segment for revenue? Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  7. I think golf could use a product that makes the practice more interactive and fun. I mean who wouldn't want to see a tracer of their range shots? But there is an opportunity for adding a training piece (maybe YouTube videos) that explains how decent angle helps you hold more greens or how an optimal peak height on a drive can lead to more distance (or how low to keep a tee shot in the wind). Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  8. Can you imagine your average golfer using a personal launch monitor to fit themselves into the right ball using a net? They could then use that ball to get their numbers right from the comfort of their own home. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  9. I'd love to find a bunch of friends willing to split the price of a GC Quad (fantasy). It's hard to justify if you're not going to make money from it. I love knowing all the numbers. But the podcast discussed that the launch monitor guys are at the mercy of the Doppler people who might not have too much incentive to make the tech smaller. The price for renting a bay with a Trackman here in Raleigh is $44/hr. Not bad for seeing your yardage gaps if you're efficient cycling through your bag. A fitting would require more time and knowledge of available equipment, so I might shell out the $100 to work with my fitter and know that I'm getting the right thing. So, getting a hold of a quality launch monitor is relatively easy. Unfortunately, that might not be the case elsewhere. I'm not much for buying something cheaper that is only close to accurate, thereby classifying it as relatively inaccurate. If I'm buying it, I want the number not something close. To reiterate the OP, I think the Flightscopes and Trackmans do have an incentive to bring a product to market at a reasonable price ($500) that only relays basic information about ball flight (yardage, peak height, yards off-line) so as not to be a direct competitor to their own enterprise models. The key being that the basic information is as accurate as their enterprise models. Giving yardage and peak height helps the golfer know more about their yardage gaps and gives them a way to track wayward tee shots on the course. A golfer could also use peak height to extrapolate if they are hitting it high enough to hold a green (the preferred number would be decent angle) or even their driver launch angle/spin numbers based on peak height and if the ball looked like it spun up to that height and the resultant carry distance. If they want or need to know the real number (2.9k vs. 2.4k ball spin off a driver), well then that's when they go to a fitter who will have a GC Quad or Trackman. I agree with Adam and Harry that the launch monitor in player bags at your local course will be trending in the future. But I'm proposing a solution to get the Enterprise companies involved without cannibalizing their exceptional products. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  10. Yes, pulling out a Trackman would slow things down. But assuming a smaller, compact launch monitor (Mevo size) that you can set up at the tee box and relays each person's tee shot regarding how far off line and how long it went down the fairway prior to curving away would make it easier to find the ball. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  11. During my last round the clubs I used least were a 7 iron and 4wood. However, when I did they were a par 3 with the 7 iron and a tee shot to stay short of a bunker with the 4wood. I would agree and say take out clubs you won't hit - I don't carry a 3 iron, but overall if there is a yardage gap you can reach easier with a easy 5 iron instead of a step on the gas 6 iron, you probably should carry a 5 iron in that example. Taking advantage of a gapping session with a fitter may shed more light. Nice thought exercise OP Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  12. 14 is the limit and there is no minimum. You could play the course with a 3 iron if you wanted. I prefer having a club for every gap and wedge versatility in grinds/loft. The only concern is are you not going to have the option to play a certain shot if you don't have the club you need. If you're shooting 59s with your current set up, then it doesn't matter how many clubs are in your bag. [emoji106] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  13. It goes back to how much you would pay for something that's just close in accuracy. It's like having yard sticks of different lengths that still claim they're a yard - you'd want the most accurate for measuring if you want the actual numbers of the club head and ball. I think, referring to the OP, giving a read out of what the ball did (yardage, yardage offline, peak height) would be non-threatening enough for a Trackman or Foresight to want to develop since they are arguably the leaders. The information would also have usefulness on the range and course so as not to be a novelty. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  14. By the time they advance to there being multiple ultra portable launch monitors, the big OEMs will develop some advantage in the presentation (augmented reality or live virtual fitting) or even better accuracy. Drawing comparisons back to the podcast and the computer analogy. It's not like all the big companies folded as new competitors came into the market, they either flourished more (Apple), just became more specialized (HP - 3D printing?) or occupy a space that fits their model (Microsoft). These guys are still trying to get better and they have the advantage of already having brought a product to market, aside from having an already developed brand. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  15. Mark me down for GC Quad but I'd actually pay for an affordable launch monitor that provides accurate ball flight info over a watered down GC Quad or Trackman-like product Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
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