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  1. I am interested in purchasing a hybrid rangefinder, such as this: https://www.bushnellgolf.com/products/laser-rangefinders/hybrid/ I have had 2 bushnell laser rangefinders and on the whole I have been very happy with them, so it seems that this unit would be the natural choice for me. I am a little concerned however that this product is over 2 years old. The laser specs for example are similar to the Tour v3 rangefinder I already have, and it seems like a shame to pay for a new device that isn't really an upgrade. Does anyone know if Bushnell plans to release an updated hybrid rangefinder, with laser specs like the Tour V5 or Pro XE?
  2. Recently rated the best handheld GPS on MGS! Only used twice, works perfectly, and shows absolutely zero signs of use or wear marks. Comes with everything included in the box straight from SkyCaddie. Asking $275 OBO PPU in Metro Detroit, or buyer pays shipping
  3. Hi Members, Lets use this forum to discuss your favorite golf apps to use: On the course For Practice Track the tour Others I lets see what y'all like, what y'all don't like, what are some things y'all wish your favorite apps had and lets find the best app to use. Excited to see the responses!!
  4. Garmin Approach G8 golf GPS in excellent shape. Fantastic battery life have gotten through 36 holes roughly 9-10 hours 2 weeks ago and still had 30% battery life left. Has free life time map updates through computer App, or over Wi-Fi. All maps are current and so is software. Asking $210 shipped OBO. Brand new never swung, Fujikura Pro 2.0 67.5 Gram Stiff shaft. Has a PXG adapter but can be swapped for whatever adapter you need (I don't have adapters you will need to get one). Comes with brand new Winn standard size Dri-Tac. Asking $125 OBO shipping cost are separate and on the buyer. Will USPS Priority mail 2nd day should be no more than $15 for shipping from me in Virginia to you. Retails for $250+.
  5. Used but in very good condition. Watch features a touchscreen with color layout of hole. Allows you to touch anywhere on the layout to get distances to any point on the course. Also tracks score, and statistics(fairways/putts). Also tracks distance of shot. Must sell today, accepting all offers Price$175 OBO
  6. My bebrassie test I don't like sensors on the club or belt. I just want to record my game using the phone. Besides, I don't want to have to get my phone out every shot to enter something. So I tried bebrassie ... First I have to say that there is a free trial period. I think that's good. The principle is simple. Go on the tee, start round on the app, put the phone in your pocket and off you go. If you like, you can use a range finder, a yardage book and an electronic scorecard on the phone. I didn't do that because I didn't want to use the phone during the round. At the end of the round (I only played 9 holes for the test) I finished recording. Then I was asked to enter my score ... which I did (including the number of putts). Okay, I remembered it well. Then you see a short summary and then upload your round. Until then everything is easy. But now you have to edit your round. This is necessary to get the advertised Strokes Gained statistics. The edit process works very intuitive. For each hole you can see the hole from top view. And there is one white dot per shot you made. The putts are already on the green. To make it easier to understand where you made your shots, you get shown your walked way (GPS) and (at least full swings) there are large red circles located where the phone has detected a shot/swing. Now you drag and drop the white dots where you had hit a shot. During the installation, I have defined my personal shot lengths in the settings, so in the table on the right (on the iPad, on the phone it is synonymous - but I have not tried), the clubs are displayed, which I should have taken for the according distance. For example, I had to change my driver twice, because I hit it so short that bebrassie proposed a wood 5 for me. I needed more than 10 minutes for the 9-hole round ... but on the first holes I had to look all over the functions to get an overview. I'm sure in the future I'll make it in 5 minutes. At the end you have to sign your round (like in a tournament) and then get directly to the statistics. And here comes the real value of bebrassie: you get really cool and meaningful statistics. Even though a 9-hole round still does not provide enough data for all categories, bebrassie shows me what a hacker I am ... but I also see that I putt really well. All in all, bebrassie made a good first impression. But you realize that the developers are sitting in Germany ... real engineers, everything is very precisely adjustable.
  7. I'm sure this topic was already discussed. What apps have you found great to use for during your round for shot distances, approach shots, putting slopes, scorecard/handicap, etc.? I want to pick one and upgrade to have the full features this season. I had used 18birdies a little bit last year just to plan shots, keep my score and didn't upgrade, which that alone has been a great help and was an easy app to use. I was just looking at GolfLogix which looks like they have green slopes mapped out which is great for approach and putts which could help cut a few strokes having that knowledge, and I don't think 18birdies does that. GolfLogix looks a bit spammy though and has a lot of pop-up windows, and you have to upgrade to get rid of ads. Not sure if I'm a fan of that. Anybody upgrade GolfLogix? 18birdies? Any recommendations of other ones? What features have you used/appreciated? What benefits have you experienced? I imagine these apps have helped a lot of others out there cut some strokes down knowing distances better and help with reading putts. Thanks!
  8. OFFICIAL TOM TOM GOLFER 2 GPS WATCH REVIEW GPS is becoming the go-to device for distance measurement. While laser gives you precise distance, the front/middle/back distances of the GPS units are a huge benefit. Follow along as our members review the Tom Tom Golfer 2 GPS watch to see how it stacks up against other devices. Golfzilla2069 Stage One Stage Two Stage Three Golfin Hoosier Stage One Stage Two Stage Three kmaygolf Stage One Stage Two Stage Three stroker Ace Stage One Stage Two Stage Three Let us know what you think! Visit Tom Toms website HERE Like Tom Tom on Facebook HERE Follow Tom Tom on Twitter HERE
  9. Hello to all. I'm Italian and my name is Aurelio. I live in the Marche region, a wonderful place with a population of 1,500,000 inhabitants (Ancona, Loreto, Sirolo, Numana, Recanati, Urbino, Jesi, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno ....) but, unfortunately, with a single 18 holes golf course (Conero golf club). I play golf from 6 years but I was also very much interested in the equipments and technology, where you Americans are the undisputed masters. I hope you bear with me for my bad English.
  10. Need a last second Mother's Day idea? Voice Caddie Golf GPS clip $129.99 For women who love to play golf, Voice Caddie tells you your distances on course without complicated and clunky man-gadgets. The Voice Caddie VC300 is the world's smallest and lightest GPS device for golfers. The small clip attaches to your hat or belt and acts just like Siri on you iPhone: with a push or a swipe, a gentle voice tells you distance to the front, middle and back of the green. Buy it: www.voicecaddie.com/ Additional information: Designed to eliminate the hassle of complicated distance measurement during a round of golf, the VC300 ($129.99) provides voice guidance and hands-free operation. The VC300 gives quick, convenient and accurate measurements to the front, back and center of the green and automatically recognizes which course and hole is in play among more than 40,000 courses worldwide. Its clip-on, hands-free design and simple touch technology makes use of the voice guidance a breeze. No additional subscription fees. And in case you missed it, here's the MyGolfSpy Staff review of the VC300: http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/10071-voice-caddie-vc300-%E2%80%93-voice-guidance-gps/
  11. Hey everyone, just discovered this new tile which has been added to the Microsoft band. https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/en-us/support/health-and-exercise/golf-tile This is super exciting to me, as I have a band and when I had picked it up months ago, I was thinking to myself that this device has all the components needed in a golf tracker. GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope. Looks like it allows you to do the following - Track round at courses which Taylormade has created - Track shots automatically - Get GPS yardages - Post round analysis I have not had a chance to take it for a spin as yet. I thought I'd put this out here in case some of you have the band and want to try it out. In case you do it before I do, please share your experience. I will do the same. -Raj
  12. Speed Review Voice Caddie VC300 – Voice Guidance GPS Written by: Dan Mann Elegant Voice Caddie has hit a home run out of the gate with packaging alone. Upon delivery to my office many co-workers stopped by my desk to ask if I'd gotten a new iPhone. Nope - just a new golf front/middle/back GPS device, with a really sexy box and an inner velvet lining. Then I opened the box. The VC300 is seriously a good looking product with a stunningly modern and elegant design. It's clean, glossy and something that would fit right in on the bridge of JJ Abrams new Star Trek Enterprise. With some of the bulky & sometimes gaudy wrist based products out there, the Voice Caddie 300 is a refreshing treat and something that truly turns heads. My playing partners on the weekend commented immediately upon noticing, just how cool it is. Oooo, and they throw in a slick magnetic ball-marker to boot! Effortless Everything about the Voice Caddie VC300 is easy and that begins with charging. The company recommends a full charge before first use, so take the USB adapter and plug ‘er into the wall. Ya so easy you laugh, but having used competitor brands with quirky charging adaptor connections the VC300 really is a breeze. Initial set up is a few basic steps involving holding down the power button. Voice Caddie greets you, prompts user to select yards or meters and you're done. The remaining setup revolves around reading the manual which is so clearly laid out there's pretty much no going wrong here; you're simply up and running in 5 easy steps. Checking the on board course database and updates are simple as well. After creating an account on the VC website Users simple run the exe file, plug in their device when prompted and then you just cruise around the well laid out software interface. Taking advantage of the VC300's features is an effortless task to say the least. Volume plus/minus buttons are placed on the end for easy access. Swiping forward gives you back yardage, swipe back for front and just click middle for, well ya, middle of green. Exemplary SHE SPEAKS!!! Well, sounds like a female at least. It's “Voice Caddie”, what did you expect? Everything the User needs is a few words away. Volume level is adjustable of course and I found a setting of level 6/7 very easy to understand when outdoors. Course start up was fairly quick. On the first tee I powered the VC300, I'm greeted with “power level XX” and within under 2 minutes a heavenly voice spoke to me from above; “Course Detected”. Well that's a good thing, considering there's over 30,000 preloaded. Oh and when you walk onto the tee there's automatic hole detection, which of course is vocalized to you too. I did encounter an issue though with it finding the first tee one of the days. At Cove the 3rd tee is next to 1, VC could not find the first until I met up with Nidine on the ladies tee. Luckily the VC300 offers a manual hole adjustment feature and with a couple button clicks the problem was solved. Did I miss my laser? Once or twice when I needed to know a layup carry to or over a creek for example, but this is not a laser product so let's look at what it does do. The VC300 gives you front, middle and back yardage; and confirming with my laser it does it well, fast and quite accurately. And boy, when you're standing behind a mound with no line of site to pin, you don't have to run up the hill and laser it out; swipe or click away and that lovely voice whispers distance right to you. This is a fabulous product for not only beginners, but the experienced player looking to keep things fairly simple. I love the fact I don't need to go into the bag all the time and with a swipe I have the distance read to me I need to get to. I found myself using the back yardage a lot more and working back. This meant a lot more middle of greens and not coming up short as frequently. If you can calculate +/- say 5 yards fairly easily, which you better be able to, then this product is a no brainer. Another great feature of the VC300 is shot measurement. Simply hold down the main button until you hear “Now measuring shot distance”. Repeat this process when you arrive at your balls location and viola, Voice Caddie has tracked you distance. Awesome. So remember that issue with finding the first tee? Well I emailed Voice Caddie and they got back to me fast, assuring me they'll be updating the database real soon. Thanks Voice Caddie! As for battery life, the VC300 lasted 27 holes (18 one weekend and 9 the following) and still has some juice left. I'll charge though before next time out. The Wrap Elegant Effortless Exemplary MBP Approves - A lot I never thought I'd give up my laser, but with the ease and accessibility the Voice Caddie VC300 offers it's hard to not want to use it. I have a very good eye for distance already and just having a simple reassurance at a touch of what I basically already estimated is enough for me. If front, middle and back yardage is all you need then the Voice Caddie VC300 should be at the top of your list. Seriously I think this is the quintessential GPS product out there. http://voicecaddie.com/ http://voicecaddie.com/2013/product_vc300_01.php Sorry JJ, I couldn't resist.
  13. Ask and you shall receive. Thanks Karina at GolfShot for giving me permission to use the screen shots! You guys are awesome. Below is the updated review with screen shots. Those are indeed my own stats and score cards (some old and some new) so I'm putting myself out there. Go easy on me. GolfShot sent me an email When I got the email that GolfShot would be updated, I viewed it rather skeptically. I can be a lemonade into lemons type of guy quite frequently, and I looked at the email sort of like this. “Thanks for buying our app a long time ago, we'd like to make more money out of you, so we decided to pull the plug on the thing you spent 30 bucks on and switch to a *membership model – you know, the thing that you didn't like about the other apps and made you buy this one in the first place. We are going to be switching to that.” *29.99 a year for new users to go to the Pro version, and 9.99 for current users through an in-app upgrade. At 29.99 I'll pass, at 9.99, I'm in if the features are good. Background on my use of the app I've used GolfShot, now called GolfShotClassic, since May 15, 2010. Look at my scores from 2010!!!!!! I've used it a total of over 200 times. (I'll admit I've used it a few more times and deleted my score card when I had a particularly hideous day…that's a little secret that will stay between us) Since 2010, its gone through minor updates and bug fixes, has always been reliable, I've never not been able to find a course. It is very accurate (within a very acceptable tolerance of people with lasers, and on the money with my dads portable golf specific GPS). It still takes about 10-15 seconds longer to lock on a true yardage vs. a standalone golf GPS – but that's because I turn the screen on and off for battery savings. Even on vacation in other countries, I do a quick 1-minute or so update, it loads the local course maps and you are on your way. I initially ignored the email and kept using the app I don't want to pay a membership fee. That's the whole reason I paid 30 bucks for this to begin with. I kept getting follow up emails with screen shots depicting the new look for GolfShotPro and more info on how it operated. Eventually a number of “look what the new one does” emails and I figured what the heck. Plus, the emails indicated that the folks at GolfShot would not be supporting the old app anymore – I figured it was time to update. The Pro's outweighed the cons. See what I did there… What do you get when you update A completely new app that looks and feels very different from the old version, but with just enough left over that you feel familiar with it. When you update you get a lot of new “pro” features to try theoretically for free, and a cleaned up version of the old app. I dislike my use of the word free here, because in May of 2010 I did pay using real American money for this. Heres what it looks like when you load it up. Clean and simple, easy to navigate, and a little news to click on if you wish to. What did they update? The interface is new, more streamlined and less cluttered. Entering course info, names of playing partners, jumping to holes – looks a lot more polished. They have definitely learned a lot these past 4 years. Score cards, stats and settings all get a facelift. Previewing a golf course is super easy, and the hole flyovers are impressive. The biggest update is how much better the actual GPS on the course has become. Here is a screen shot of some recent score cards (each is clickable and gives you a break down hole by hole) Cool stats on your club distance averages. I need to be more diligent about tracking my clubs. My yardages don't have quite that gapping. Thats sort of a result of when I absolutely kill a shot I end up tracking it. So I've kind of wound up with a medley of good shots and bombs. Note to self, track more shots! 1) The hole you are on is now much more clearly defined. The hole is surrounded in white, distracting things removed, and when in the sun you can see it much more clearly. Your yardages are located in an easy to see and manipulate menu on the left side of the hole. 2) It seems like they combined the GPS screen and the Aerial screen. Yardages, layups and hazards better identified and are located right on the screen with the aerial view. Its so much easier to use like this. Before you had to skip between the two screens to really get a good idea of what was happening. At least for me, a straight up list of numbers with no visuals is useless. That has been fixed – and the new look is AWESOME! 3) Interacting with the actual hole, zooming in, club suggestions improved. You could do all of this on the previous app, but it was clunky and cumbersome. The new app makes it much easier to zoom in on the green, move the cursor around. If you have your club yardages tracked it will give an idea of what club you'll be hitting on your next shot based on where you select your target (making it MUCH easier for me to play conservative and choose layups). I'm not good with the Maths, so my typical approach shot (unless I know the course well) is to hit whatever I have the furthest I possibly can each and every time. 4) Tracking your distances is now WAY easier. Not sure how I can explain this, but it was annoying and tedious to do this before. Now it's so much easier, more integrated and streamlined. Just make sure to track a lot of shots. 5)Tips and Drills. This is an annoying thing to see on the front screen. I suppose its there because I have the demo of the pro version and they want me to eventually go for this upsell. I would like an ability to turn this off. I think its nifty to know I am in a certain percentile getting out of the bunker, and then some video tips to improve – but I am not watching glorified youtube videos to improve any one aspect of my game. The cool thing is that even if you don't pay for the tips and drills, you still see how you stack up. 6) News Feed. I'm on the fence. Its GolfWeek info, so I like it. But its GolfWeek info and I subscribe to it already. So I don't really need this cluttering an app I use for GPS. I get it though, they want you in the app more than just when you are on the golfcourse. They are trying to turn this into a lifestyle app – so I see what they are doing here. I personally feel it is clutter and I should be able to turn it off. (maybe you can and I just haven't figured it out) 7)3-D Hole Preview. This is a flyover of the hole. Not only do you see the layout, but it indicates your average tee distance, to a preselected layup spot with a suggestion for the next club (or the green). This quick flyover is very valuable on new courses, and for old courses the suggestions so far have been spot on. I've layed up in places I had not previously considered and parlayed that into some pretty good numbers for myself. When I can visually see what club options I can have in my hand by varying my tee shot, I can be smarter about leaving myself distances I am more comfortable with, versus leaving a 67 yard chip shot. Summary If you are wondering whether or not you should go with the Pro I'd say give it a shot. After the 20 whatever days I have left on my “Pro” subscription I will be renewing it. I will not be renewing the Tips and Drills component. You can go on youtube for FREE to get “How to hit up on your driver” type of videos if that's your thing. I'm very pleased with the update and I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about the update as well. If you have the app I think 10 bucks a year for the new features isn't too bad. Hope you've enjoyed the review and it helps if you are considering giving the Pro features a shot. If you are new to GolfShot it's a great time to check it out. PS – I also use Split, another app by ShotZoom to track my runs. It's a great app as well.
  14. Hi Folks, Jacob here from gamegolf.com. I'm a former PGA professional whose passion has turned to working in golf related tech companies. Game Golf is a digital sports platform based in San Francisco that provides golfers with data, distances, and stats on their rounds of golf. We launched at the PGA merchandise show January 2014. I've been in touch with several MyGolfSpy users and wanted to join the community to learn from your feedback and answer questions anyone has. Here's a link to my latest round played with Game Golf if you'd like to see what the system provides! http://gamegolf.com/player/Jacob/round/5633?ishybrid=true&round_id=5633
  15. Hello all, I have been playing golf for the better part of 15 years, however I have never taken the sport seriously until the last two years or so. One thing I have noticed being out on the course alot more and playing with different people every time (my buddies don't play so I walk one as a single), is that there is a lot of questionable theories, tips, legends, and strategies. So I hoping that you could share what you have heard over the years and what has actually worked and what was more Bullsh*t. It would be good to learn what to ignore out there and what to take as sound advice. Some of the things that have come to mind are: -Tee it up lower and hit it straight but shorter. (seen results) -Greens break towards ocean on seaside courses and away from mountains on desert courses. -Hitting the net next to a tee box is a redo. (might be course rules) -The pros play balls unavailable to the public. These are just a few that I can think of right now. so lets hear yours and the answers to these to help wade through the BS Many Thanks
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