The Review 09/26/2021
Arccos – Official MGS Forum Review by Glynn Stokes
I am in my early 60’s and have been playing golf since was 8-9 years old. I took a 10-year break when I moved to Australia and in 1989 I took it up again. Within 5 years I was on low single digit handicap and played regular A Grade Pennant. In 2006 I damaged my knee that required 4 lots of surgery over 7 years. I returned to golf in 2013 and by 2015 I had got my handicap back to 11, which I was happy with. I then got ill which required me to change my clubs and more importantly change to Graphite Shafts. Today I play golf for fun and the social aspect it provides. If I happen to win a comp every now and then that is a bonus.
· The Personal Questions:
· What region do you play out of?
I live in regional Victoria and about 3 hours drive from Melbourne in Australia and are a member of Bairnsdale Golf Club.
· How long have you been golfing?
I have been playing golf for 50+ years.
· What kind of golfer are you?
I am an average golfer that has the skill to play really good golf, unfortunately illness, injury and age limits that ability.
· The Golf Questions:
· Handicap? (Or average score)
My current handicap is 17.1
· Strengths/Weaknesses of your game?
I have always been very good at putting, chipping and bunker play. Right now my weakness is consistency. I am really struggling with my woods and long irons.
· What is in your bag and how did you choose them? Touch quickly but try not to dwell on each club since this review isn’t about them
My driver, fairways and hybrid are Callaway Epic Flash, and my irons 4-AWare Callaway Steelhead Pro with graphite shafts and a Cleveland SW. I was fitted at the Callaway Performance Centre. My Putter is a Callaway Warbird.
· **Do you consider yourself to be tech savvy?** Good devices should work well for Fred Flintstone as well as George Jetson.
I am tech savy.
· **How do you currently get your yardages?**
I really have not checked my yardages since changing clubs.
After a quick check of the product it looked like it would be simple to install.
Took about 30 min to install the sensors on my clubs. The only one that took a little more thought was the putter as it has a SuperStroke Grip.
Downloading the App and activation was easy as was the setup of CaddieLink.
Had some issues syncing the sensors on the clubs to the app. It took me 3 attempts to get them all to sync. Some sensors were identified very quickly, others took allot of moving the phone around, up and down etc before they synced. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S20+.
Downloading the course and setting up all the relevant profile info was easy.
So first time on course I had some issues. It did not pick up the first few shots so I restarted the app and after that it appeared to be working as I could see the clubs and shots appearing on the app. However it did not pick up all my putts or sand shots so I need to work out why.
The information it provides is impressive. It shows the club selected and real-time distances from the tee and to the green as you walk along. It is seamless so all you need to do is play. I use an app called mScorecard which provides scoring and allows for the input of stats and I am using this to double check the data. My phone was on my buggy so when I play next I will put it in my pocket to see if the issue with missed shots is due to the distance the phone is way from Caddielink.
My first impression is that I am impressed with the solution overall.
Callaway Epic Flash 9 Degree
Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood 15 Degree
Callaway Epic Hybrid 18 Degree
Callaway Steelhead Pro 4-AW Irons
Cleveland 54 Degree Wedge Steel Shaft
Recoil Graphite Shafts in all Callaway Clubs
Callaway Big Bertha Putter - Preferred
Preferred ball - Seed 001