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  1. This is a thread for those who are interested in reading or sharing golf ball comparisons! Personally, I am in the stage of personal ball testing to try to find my next gamer for the next season or two. As such, I have been and am in the process of testing a variety of premium golf balls to see which fits my game and personal preferences. My posts in this site will be coming from off my new website (linked here for those who might want to check it out: https://griffinc6.wixsite.com/golfreviews) and will be in the form of a head to head matchup between two of the balls I am considering. During my tests, I will be taking two different models to the course and playing 9 holes with each in the same round, same day, and same conditions. In my posts, there won't be much in the way of technical data other than distance (measured via Shot Scope) but will rather be how I experienced the balls in terms of distance, spin, flight characteristics, performance and fell around the green, putting, quality, durability, and consistency. Once again, for my posts here, these are by no means a scientific test, but rather what I prefer, what I see, and how the balls perform for me. Therefore whatever performs for me might not translate to your game or your experiences with these products. I also invite everyone to post your own comparisons, head-to-heads, and reviews here as well! Now that that is out of the way, let the discussion begin!
  2. So this was just a random off the wall topic today, that became quite an interesting discussion, with some sides and view points i didn't think of initially. Say the magic Golf Genie were to grant you ONE wish, you could have 25 more yards on every drive, or a guarantee drop of 3 strokes for each round. Which would you choose, and most importantly why? Remember to vote in the poll. I guess app and TT users won't be able to see it.
  3. I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new golf application, Myardage. What is Myardage? To put it simply, Myardage is a professional tool for golfers who wish to know how the altitude and weather will affect their carry distances. You enter in how far your golf clubs currently go under a known set of conditions, and then Myardage can calculate how far your clubs will go under a different set of conditions. These conditions can be entered manually, or automatically set by Myardage based on your current location. How does it work? Myardage contains a new and unique mathematical engine for calculating golf club distances based on 6 long years of painstaking research and development. This engine is capable of automatically analyzing your golf shots based on your carry distance, the conditions that existed when you shot that distance, and a set of club and launch parameters (defaults are included for all common clubs). By leveraging this proprietary technology, we are able to reverse engineer a set of variables that exist right at the moment the golf club impacts the ball, then calculate how far that shot will go under an entirely different set of environmental conditions. Why do I need this? Two reasons: 1) Changes in local weather can affect the distances your golf shots will travel from one day to the next 2) You're traveling to a different city at a different altitude, and you want to know how far your clubs are going to go Up until now, there has been no definitive way to calculate how the altitude, temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity will affect the carry distance of your golf ball. Myardage completely eliminates all the guesswork associated with determining how the weather will affect your golf shots by calculating this information for you. Devices like a laser rangefinder or a golf oriented GPS watch will tell you how far you've got to get to the hole, but they won't tell you how far your golf ball is actually going to fly. Features: • An ultra high precision calculation core that delivers the most precise results possible • Easy to read, no-nonsense distance display so you always know how far you're going to hit the ball • 10 different user selectable colors to choose from to organize your bag • A variety of default club settings to choose from if you're not sure of your own • Custom club support for those not covered by the included defaults • Changeable units for temperature, altitude, barometric pressure, and club distances • Automatic weather and altitude updates on supported devices Website: http://www.myardage.com iTunes Store Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myardage/id737387946?mt=8 Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFg4FxNfJDFfyudfKNPBypg Twitter: https://twitter.com/myardageapp
  4. Was anyone else surprised by the absurd distance Ollie Schniederjans was hitting his irons? On Saturday I only watched for a bit but saw him hit a pw from 178 (chunked it just short into the bunker) but hit a nine iron the next day, and it was perfect. Sunday he hits a 6 iron 235 yards uphill, perfect distance. Then he hits a 208 yard pitching wedge uphill in the rough from a pretty deep lie (did not look like a flyer lie). Was there a lot of wind all week that I was missing because I didn't see the flagstick blowing at all, or is he a just a freak of nature? The announcers were pretty perplexed as well. He's playing with apex pro irons, so it's not like he is using super game improvement irons lofted down 3 degrees.
  5. I'm curious - has anyone on here truly dialed in their distances? I ask because I swung by the local PGA Superstore today to borrow a launch monitor and felt a bit embarrassed. I understand there's a few variables in play on the course, and I also understand you always want to believe you hit your clubs farther than you actually do. But I certainly didn't expect the carry gap I saw. Granted, I was hitting clubs that were harder to hit than my J38s (yes, an almost blade like club), and I wasn't hitting the center every time...but it certainly wasn't what I expected. So, has anyone actually rented a launch monitor for an extended period, or gone through a fitting, or used a rangefinder on the range to get accurate distances for all their irons? Am I the only one flying blind, off feel? Either way, it's crazy how big of a difference there is on the course as opposed to hitting in a vacuum.
  6. What are some ideas for accurately measuring your tee shots with a driver while playing? Lets see what is out there to where people can have credibility when saying what they average off the tee!
  7. 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.
  8. It takes a lot of balls to golf the way I do.
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