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Equipment Type: Shot Tracking
Vendor: Shot Scope

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Ever wanted to contribute to the data MyGolfSpy collects over the course of the season?

Welcome to Testers Wanted where we recruit readers like you for objective feedback on products that roll into HQ throughout the year!

Earlier this year, Shot Scope released a suite of stat-tracking accoutrements  aimed at the golfer that wants all of the data but would rather not wear a watch. Generally, it's the same player who prefers to reserve precious pocket space for tees, ball markers and divot tools rather than a cell phone.

With that, we need testers like you to assess and report back to us at MyGolfSpy!

New to the forum? Want to increase your chances of being selected for testing? Here is a link to a guide which lays it all out for you and will allow you to know exactly how, why and who we select for testing: How To Become A Tester

Please Congratulate our Testers
@Rwagn4
@cnosil
@MattWillGolf
@Golf2Much

MattWillGolf

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I would like to thank My Golf Spy and Shot Scope for the opportunity to be a tester for the Shot Scope Pro LX+. THis is my second testing opportunity for the Forum. Last year I tested the Evnroll ER11v putter.  I was interested in this test as I had a free trial of the Arccos Caddie last year for being a Ping club owner. I also have a Mileseey range finder. I am really hoping to find something that just works and offers good value for money. I have been an off and on golfer since my mid-20s, after getting out of the Army in the late 80s. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up across the street from a golf course, but I never played the game as a kid. I once came home from school to find a broken bedroom window and a golf ball on my bed. That golf course was Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, CA. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie. The first course I ever played a full 18 holes on though was Harding Park. That was well before it was managed by the Arnold Palmer Company and before it became a TPC site and host to the PGA Championship.

My professional life started in the US Army where I was trained to maintain and repair medical equipment. I got out of the army and joined a medical imaging equipment manufacturer where I worked for 31 years. That company had moved me all over the U.S. My first move took me from California to Connecticut for several years. It was in CT that I recorded my one and only eagle. It was in league play, and it was a pitch in on a par 5 on the 9th hole at Grassy Hills Country Club in Orange, CT. Work then moved back across country to the Seattle area. There were several courses I enjoyed playing in Washington. Walter Hall in Everett, WA was my home course. In 2018, my wife and I moved cross country again to be closer to family. This time to Central New York, just outside of Syracuse. In 2019 my job changed and joined the ranks of semi-retirement which now allows me more regular golf, weather permitting as I am fair weather golfer.

My current home course is Radisson Greens in Baldwinsville, NY. It is an 18-hole par 72 course at 6360 yards from the white tees. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. I have a Monday through Thursday membership there and I get out a couple of times a week. The course is very challenging, but I love the layout. It is tree lined and tight in spots.

I play golf because I enjoy being out walking the course and if good scores come then it is a bonus. I also am an equipment junkie. I remember reading Golf Equipment Magazine (one of those paper things that was out before the internet). If I had the means, I would probably be a putter collector. I just love the aesthetics of good golf equipment I am a fan of BB and F Co. ferrules and installed some on my wedges. I also have a small collection of third party designed headcovers, mostly Rose & Fire with a couple of Scotty Cameron’s thrown in for good measure.

On the equipment front, my first set of clubs was a Wilson box set with wooden woods. From there my bag make up has changed but my woods have seen the most changes. I have rotated through a lot of TaylorMade Divers and fairway woods, but I eventually switched to Ping. My Ping G400 Max was the first time I was fitted for a club, and I have yet to find a reason to change it. My iron history is small starting with Dunlop DDH II, TaylorMade Super Steel. My irons are Ping G25 4- UW (I won these through work). I did have some PXG 0211 irons but found that the Ping G25s were better in the wet conditions of the start of the season and have not switched back. Earlier this year I had a Ping G410 Crossover 4 in my bag and during a round I noticed the head was twisting on the shaft so off it went to Ping for repair. It has since been returned but I am hitting the G25 4 iron much too well to remove it from my bag.  The PXG clubs entered my bag mostly because of price. The For Heroes Program PXG offers was just too good of a deal to pass up. The PXG 0341 3 wood is the best performing 3 wood I have ever had in the bag. My wedges have either been Cleveland or Callaway. Now I have two Callaway wedges in there. A Mack Daddy CB 54° and a Callaway MD3 58°. My putter history was primarily Anser style putters. They include two TaylorMade putters the last being the Rossa Daytona 1. I gamed Odyssey Metal X Milled #2 but I did not like the feel of it. It was a My Golf Spy review and Most Wanted win that led me to trying Evnroll putters for the first time. I ended up with a mallet putter for the first time when I purchased the ER7. I was initial attract to the idea of a higher MOI putter but really like the feel and consistency of the roll the ER7 gave me. I tested the Evnroll ER11v putter last year for the forum and that putter has found permanent hope in my bag. Evnroll ER11v Official Review

I am also a member of the “Pushcart Mafia” with a Clicgear 3.5+ pushcart. This probably the single best golf accessory item I have ever owned.

 

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What’s in my bag? 

Bag: TaylorMade Supreme Hybrid Stand Bag

Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5° set to 9.9°

Shaft: Ping Alta CB Regular Flex

Grip: Golf Pride CPX

3 Wood: PXG Gen 1 0341 15° set to 16°

Shaft: Project X Even Flow Blue 5.5

Grip: Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Teams

Hybrid: Ping G30 19°

Shaft: Ping TFC 419H Regular Flex

Grip: Golf Pride MCC Plus 4 Teams

Irons: Ping G25 4- UW

Shafts: Ping CFS Regular Flex

Grip: Ping 5L

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy CB 54°/14°

Shaft: KBS 105 Hi Rev 2.0 Wedge Flex

Grip: Callaway Golf Pride SG-1

Callaway MD3 58°/9° W Grind 

Shaft: w/True Temper Dynamic Gold

Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360

Putter:  Evnroll ER11v 34”

Grip: Evnroll non-taper 1.2

Pushcart:

Clicgear 3.5+

Rangefinder:

Mileseey PF210

Bushnell NEO Ion GPS watch

Ball:

Snell MTB or Maxfli Tour

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TaylorMade Supreme Hybrid Stand Bag

Ping G400 Max 10.5° w/Ping Alta CB

PXG 0341 3 wood 15° w/Project X Even Flow Blue

Ping G30 19° 3 Hybrid w/Ping TFC 419H

Ping G25 4 - UW w/Ping CFS

Callaway Mack Daddy CB 54°/14° w/KBS 105 Hi-Rev 2.0

Callaway MD3 58°/9° W Grind w/True Temper Dynamic Gold 

Evnroll ER11v 34” Evnroll ER11v Official Review

Snell MTB-Black or Maxfli Tour

Mileseey PF210 Laser Rangefinder

Clicgear 3.5+

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cnosil

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Introduction:

Wanted to say upfront thanks to the mod team for selecting me to test this product and to Shot Scope for providing the units for us to test.    I’m Chris and live in Newport News, VA; which is about 20 minutes from MGS headquarters.   I have been playing golf on and off since I was a teenager (I am now 56) and prior to actually getting out on a course I remember getting my hands on some clubs as a preteen with my neighborhood friends and hitting balls in a cemetery near the house where I grew up.  I started playing on a regular basis in about 2000 when a friend invited me to play in his weekly group.   The group has shrunk in size since then but I still play with a few from that group and play in my company’s golf league.   My game has gone up and down through the years with my handicap getting as low as a 4 and is now probably about a 9 (guesstimate).   I am generally a huge golf junkie and love learning about products and all things golf which is why I volunteered my time to be one of HQ’s most wanted testers.  Being a most wanted tester lets me hit all the various clubs on the market but also lets me get access to see and touch lots of unique products in the golf world.   

The Shot Scope PRO LX+ is an interesting product as it is really three products that have been packaged together:

  • PRO LX rangefinder - Will be comparing this to my 16-year-old Nikon Rangefinder
  • H4 GPS – Will be comparing this to my Bushnell Neo Ghost GPS.   The Bushell is my current distance measuring device of choice and I use it 90% of the time when playing.
  • H4 shot tracking and online dashboard – I don’t currently have a system like Arccos but have tried some of the phone/computer-based systems like myRoundPro, 18Birdies, DECADE foundations, the Grint, and some excel based trackers. 

 The shot tracking aspect of the package is probably what interests me most since this is will be my first experience with automated stat capture.  My prior experiences have been cumbersome paper based or requiring me to pull my phone out of my pocket for every show so I am very excited to see how easily the tagging feature is and how it does at capturing all my shots and see if my personal assessment of my game lines up with what Shot Scope indicates.  This feature alone will probably be the key contributor in whether the product stays in the bag.

 Some of the things I will work through are the various claims that Shot Scope makes like startup/course identification time, does slope calculation really provide meaningful information, rangefinder optics and accuracy, the various stats that it captures, and most importantly the battery life of the H4 unit since it becomes more difficult to track stats if the device can’t power on.  

That’s a quick intro about me and what I am hoping to learn, but these reviews are done for you the MGS readers.   Leave comments about what interests you with this product and if possible, I’ll give it a try and get you the information you need to make your purchase decision.  

 

 Unboxing/Setup:

 https://forum.mygolfspy.com/tests/43-shot-scope-prolx/?do=findComment&comment=9591

 

 

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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 5-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter: Auditions ongoing 

Backups:  :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787, :seemore-small: mFGP2, logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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Congrats testers. Use the V3 watch so interested to see how this works for you.

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Wow, thanks MGS for this opportunity! This was a most welcome surprise. I am very excited to give this a test. I was disappointed in my free trial of the Arccos system due the inconsistent shot pickup and the fact that you have annual subscription. 

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Excited about this test and really looking forward to having to commit to doing stat tracking.   I’ve tried some of the apps and writing things on the scorecard but they became too cumbersome with pulling my phone out of my pocket or having to enter all the data after a round.  
 

 @Lacassem, I love tech tests as well and I think the evaluation is applicable to everyone unlike club or shaft tests.    
 

 

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Congrats, and what a beautiful bunch of testers! If you figure out a way to take images of the range finder view, I’ll be deeply impressed!🤣

Do any of you have existing equipment you’ll be able to compare against? Looking forward to the results in any case!

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54 minutes ago, Berg Ryman said:

That's the way boys, especially psyched for @MattWillGolf, can't wait for you to get to measure around Radisson!

Thanks! I will be measuring from some uncharted territory around Radisson Greens. Golf’s answer to Lewis and Clark! 😂

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13 minutes ago, mynerds said:

Congrats, and what a beautiful bunch of testers! If you figure out a way to take images of the range finder view, I’ll be deeply impressed!🤣

Do any of you have existing equipment you’ll be able to compare against? Looking forward to the results in any case!

I’ll definitely give it a try of shooting pictures through the rangefinder.   Pretty sure it is possible.  
 

i have a 16 year old Nikon rangefinder and a handheld GPS unit to compare against.  

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53 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Excited about this test and really looking forward to having to commit to doing stat tracking.   I’ve tried some of the apps and writing things on the scorecard but they became too cumbersome with pulling my phone out of my pocket or having to enter all the data after a round.  
 

 @Lacassem, I love tech tests as well and I think the evaluation is applicable to everyone unlike club or shaft tests.    
 

 

I mean some of the time it is true data points that you can’t argue (IE) arccos. 
i am not super familiar with this exact product but looks like it does something similar and a range finder combo. Going to be a cool test 

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Congrats to the testers!!  I really like the data the H4 collects I just need to get better at remembering to tag the clubs while playing so I don't have as much editing in the evening!  

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Great group, interested in seeing which model each chooses or tests, the ease of use, and the accuracy of the data provided.

Forgot to mention, data analysis makes up about 50% of my real world profession.

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interested to see how accurate/quick the rangefinders are compared to whatever you're currently using (if applicable)!

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Congratulations testers! This is a good group and I can't wait to follow along and see what y'all think. 

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Congrats testers! This looks like a great product, excited to see what you all think. 

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Sweet group!  Can’t wait to read about this.  Looking to move on from Arccos.

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Congrats testers!! Shotscope make great products and you will have a ball with this 😁

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Love my V3 watch. I look forward to seeing what the testers think of the range finders.

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I've been using a V2 for the past couple of years and it is a very reliable device.  Good luck to all that apply and BIG SHOUT OUT to Shotscope for the testing opportunity! 👏

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Currently us a leopold rangefinder.  This would be interesting to use as I continue to learn and play golf.

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Seeing as I lost the last rangefinder MGS picked me to test (returned the cart with it still attached 🤬) I'm just going to say good luck to everyone who's applying!

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I purchased the H4 about 6 weeks ago... I am still working on making it a habit and have a few rounds that I remembered to tap most of my shots.  LOVE the data it gives when I do my part.  I really plan on using it every round... but haven't been as committed to that as I should have been.  I'm interested to hear how other new users (testers) manage implementing a additional step (or steps) in their routine, and I'm looking forward to hearing the results from the testers chosen.   

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I’ll bite. Former Arccos user but didn’t like the subscription model. Play with a Apple Watch an use the Grint. Never used a range finder before. I see how this could be super beneficial but worry about the accuracy vs how the watch Would be in terms of logging shots. Would be great to test out and see how viable it is and if this can help me improve my game. 

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Love tech products like this.  
 

Have wanted to get into shot tracking and tried things like 18 birdies, the Grint, and myroundpro but didn’t stick with them due to subscriptions or just being cumbersome.  I love the cool factor when people post the holes with shot distances and the ability to understand club distances and game weaknesses .

 I switched from a rangefinder (now 16 year old Nikon that I use occasionally) to a Bushnell neo ghost GPS which I like a lot but occasionally would like a rangefinder for measuring distances to some hazards or more specific short game distances.

I’ve seen the pro LX+ when I played a round of golf with Harry and it seems like a great product that combines everything into a single small package.  

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I'm interested. I have a V4 now and would love to test something new. I rely in it heavily but also use phone gps occasionally for blind shots. Color me in.

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Currently use a Bushnell rangefinder,but would love the opportunity to test Shot Scope.

Thanks for providing this test to the community.

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Was so glad to test the V3 back in the fall. Really looking forward to the reviews for this one; good luck to all who apply!

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I picked up the h4 a few weeks ago and really like it.  I need to get better about tagging the club before each shot but editing on the laptop after the round to correct my miss is very easy.  Good luck to all that apply.

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I’m in!
My old rangefinder(s) are 68 years old now and a bit less accurate than years ago! Have never used one but would really like to gain some benefit from being able to rely on consistent shot yardage.

Thanks

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I'm happy with my Arccos, but I'm interested to see what folks think of the rangefinder/GPS combo. Also interested in the H4, seems like a good budget option for folks who want a subscription-free shot tracking system.

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You won't be disappointed. I currently use the ProL1 and was a tester for the V3 watch last year. Gavin and his crew are second to none!!!
If you like tech and something that's super accurate, get on this!! 

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Damn it!  MGS if you could pump the brakes on the great testing opportunities until my move is over, and I’m settled in and ready to do a good testing job I’d appreciate it.  Thanks in advance.

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I currently use a Garmin watch and never used a range finder. Would be interested in comparing.

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Just got my V3 with sensors a few weeks ago.  Love it.  Can't wait to see what the testers find out about these products.

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I am a Bushnell watch user and I picked up Mileseey rangefinder from Amazon on Black Friday for $80 a couple of years ago but it’s hit or miss picking up the flag as I don’t have the steadiest of hands. I did get a free trial of the Arccos Golf’s caddie system with free sensors from playing Ping clubs. The program was inconsistent with picking up shots and it wasn’t much better when I “earned” using my Apple Watch. These issues dissuaded me from purchasing a membership. 

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Good luck applicants! Content with my current arccos and bushnell rangefinder combo but this is very tempting with the bushnell being 7 years old and a used purchase!

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