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Great review!!! Can't wait for more! I also liked the pics to indicate size.

 

I was just commenting that I need something new, this may be it!

 

 

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It's a pretty nice unit.  I've already taken it out on the course a few times (you'll have to wait until stage 2 to hear a little more of my thoughts about it :)).  I was lasering everything inside and outside of my house when it first arrived, LOL.

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Great stage 1, MD! Love the size comparison photos. That thing looks tiny, compared to other rangefinders. I can't wait to see how it performs for you. I do not currently own a ranger finder but it is definitely something on my radar.

 

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  Thanks!  Yep, I really had to think about how to convey the size of the Precision Pro.  It's a fairly small unit, even in my small hands.  Very light as well (I don't have a scale small enough to measure it so I might be bringing it to the grocery store where they have digital scales to weigh it, LOL.

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Great stage 1, MD! Love the size comparison photos. That thing looks tiny, compared to other rangefinders. I can't wait to see how it performs for you. I do not currently own a ranger finder but it is definitely something on my radar.

 

For what it's worth, I got to try his Precision Pro a few weekends ago at our outing and I have a bushnell V3. Slightly smaller but didn't feel too small where it was uncomfortable. Fit nicely in my hand an was easy to use.

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Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: 4.5LS

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth 9* w/ Aldila Red 60

Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Irons: :taylormade-small: p790 4-PW w/ C-Taper Lite 110s

Wedge: :taylormade-small: MG3 50 & 54

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :taylormade-small: Spider X

Ball: :taylormade-small: TP5 PIX

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Nice report so far, look forward to reading more on the features and usage. keep the info coming!

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Driver - Ping G5 10.5

3W & 5W - Taylormade aeroburner 

Irons - Cobra Amp cell 4-GW 

Wedge - Titleist Volky 60deg

Putter - Odyssey V-7 tank superstoke long grip

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Nice report so far, look forward to reading more on the features and usage. keep the info coming!

I'm quoting your post but as we have a lot of new members coming on board, just letting them all know the staff at MGS has set up what I believe is a very good stage process for reviews.

 

Stage One is centered on the golfer, designed to let everyone get to know the person and their gsme. So there's more than just an anonymous screen name posting away. With just a teaser of the product introduced. My word not MGS's.

 

Stage 2 typically follows 2 to 3 weeks after stage One. Gives the reviewer ample time to test the product and get a really good idea of how it performed or didn't perform for him/her. Lots of data, pictures and on course results if applicable.

 

Stage 3 not always necessary for all testings, but provides the tester a chance to check back in a few months down the road to give any additional thoughts on performance or how the product is holding up wear and tear wise.

 

Every reviewer I've read, has done a very thorough and exhaustive testing of their product. It says a lot about MGS's reputation in the industry to that so many OEM's offer product for forum testing.

 

Just thought I'd throw this out there for all who are wondering about the stages.

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:titelist-small: TSR2 10.0 HZRDUS Red CB 6.0 

:titelist-small: TSiR2 10.0  Tensei Blue X ink 55g 

:titelist-small: TSR2 16.5 PX Evenflow 5.5 60 g 

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T200 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:scotty-cameron-1: Select 5.5 Flowback 35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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:titelist-small: TS3 8.75 with HZRDOUS Yellow and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:callaway-small: XR 16 3W & 5W with HZRDOUS Red shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:srixon-small: U65 4i with Fujikura MCI shaft and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: AP3 5-PW with Accra Tour 110i shafts and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:titelist-small: SM7 50F, 54S and 60M grinds with Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue S400 and Black MicroPerf Best Grips.

:bettinardi-1: Queen B #6 with 34" Stability Shaft and P2 Aware Tour Grip.

:titelist-small: Pro-V1 Golf Ball.

Jones Utility Golf Bag.

Dormie Custom Headcovers.
Bushnell Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder.

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Nice review Schnergun!

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Nice job schnergun!!  Nice walking rig you've got set up!

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:titelist-small: TSR2 10.0 HZRDUS Red CB 6.0 

:titelist-small: TSiR2 10.0  Tensei Blue X ink 55g 

:titelist-small: TSR2 16.5 PX Evenflow 5.5 60 g 

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T200 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:scotty-cameron-1: Select 5.5 Flowback 35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Great start guys! Love reading about how this equipment works for you! I have never personally used a rangefinder - can't wait to read more!

Driver: :nike-small: Nike Vapor Speed (10.5 degrees, Stiff)
Hybrid: :titelist-small: Titleist 915H 3h (stiff)
Irons: :nike-small: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (4-AW, stiff +.5 inch long)
Wedges: :nike-small: Nike Engage (52, 56, 60)
Putter: :seemore-small: SeeMore FGP Mallet
Ball: Vice Pro Soft

Bag: Puma Cart Bag

Shoes: :footjoy-small: FootJoy Hyperflex BOA

Dexterity: Right Handed

Location: Iowa

Handicap: 14

 

 

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....oh wait, that's the wrong story ;) My story began when I was growing up in Maryland. The only sport I played was competitive tennis in middle and high school. Some of my friends golfed, but I never took an interest in the sport at all. Even when tournaments were broadcast on TV, I never wanted to watch it and viewed the sport quite honestly as boring.

 

Fast forward quite a few years. I no longer actively played tennis as my job was taking up a lot of time. My girlfriend (who is now my wife), wanted to find a sport we both could do as a couple (we played tennis a few times but she got mad at me because I didn't hit the ball to her (kind of what the point of tennis is, LOL) so SHE decided we needed to invest in a sport new to both of us). Her brother was into golfing and suggested we take up golfing. I resisted as I had zero interest in the sport. I didn't have golf clubs, didn't know how to hold a club; didn't see the point of hitting this little white ball further down the fairway, didn't know how to putt, didn't know the rules and had no interest in the history of the game. Regardless, I was dragged to the Willow Springs Golf Course in Maryland. It was an executive 18 course with no par 5's.

 

I had to rent clubs and being a lefty, the choice I had was interesting. Willow Springs didn't have the latest and greatest sets to rent; on the contrary, the set I was given was built circa 1965. The driver itself was no larger than today's 5 wood and had a BABY BLUE head on it (thought it was a strange color for the driver and not manly at all, but what did I know, I didn't golf) and the rest of the irons were a mishmash of blades from probably 4 or 5 different sets. I was given a quick lesson by my now brother in law on how to hold the club and was told to swing away. Standing on that elevated first tee, I took my first swing of the start of my love for golf. A swing and a whiff! I was given a mulligan (didn't know what that was at the time) and made contact on my second swing – high, straight and far. That one shot is what hooked me on the game. It didn't matter that I hacked my way around the course the rest of the day (I lost count of the number of swings I took after 120), what mattered that day was my love and interest of the game was born.

 

I started to watch the golf channel 24/7, picked up a starter set from Dicks Sporting Goods, and started to practice every day at the local range 5 minutes from my house. I should have taken lessons right at the beginning, but I didn't know better. I started trying to get out every weekend to golf, first with my girlfriend and her brother, then with co-workers. Working in the IT industry, I soon discovered the online world of Golf Forums and signed up to the Golf Channel Discussion Board (TGCDB), where I met my very first golfing buddy, MDScoop (Aka Carolina Golfer 2). We decided to meet at a course to play a round after work – Eisenhower Golf Course near Annapolis MD. We were only able to play 9 holes as I got called back to the office, but we had a great time. From there, I was a forum stable where both Carolina Golfer 2 and I posted so much that I'm pretty sure we took down TGCDB a few times! We both switched over to a few new online forums and started monthly outings with the guys and gals we met on those forums (at one point, we had some 24 players in an outing).

 

During that time, my handicap started from the high 20's to the mid-teens and finally dropped down to a low of 7.8. I became a club junkie, attending every demo day every week of every month. I purchased several iron sets, drivers and putters. I even jokingly considered renting out storage space with Carolina Golfer 2 to put all of our excess clubs and maybe install a loft and lie machine too, kind of make it a hangout spot for golfers, all located in Public Storage facility, LOL. I had the financial resources and more importantly, the time to devote to Golf. It was a great time as I golfed twice a week and sometimes more. I loved the comradery the game has brought to me, the deep history that I have learned to appreciate and the challenge of repeating something as simple as putter swing. I have really enjoyed being out on the course during the sunniest of days to the windiest and wettest of storms. Those that know me will say that I try and keep things light and funny, but determined and focused to shoot my best score.

 

Since then I married my wife, had several job changes and had two children. I had to step back from the game to devote my time and financial resources to my family. As a result, my golfing tricked to maybe once a month if I was lucky and a few select tournaments I always played in. My handicapped shot up and the daily hours I spent at the range all but dried up.

 

Now to the present - the kids are a bit older and have shown an interest in the game and I am once again working on my game to bring it from the current 16.8 handicap down to single digits. I have only played this game for 16 years but have felt the wide range of emotions this game elicits. I play on a weekly 9 hole league and have started to go to local demo days once more to upgrade my clubs. The current strength of my game is driving the ball. I find, after reviewing my stats, that my approach shots are terrible (this includes my wedge game) and I am unfortunately an average putter so I can't make up those dropped shots on the green. My short game this past year has been nothing short of horrendous. I had been blading or chunking wedges to the point I did all I could to make sure I didn't have to hit short wedges. I went back to the basics and reviewed earlier golf school videos to figure out what was going wrong and will most likely consult a teaching Pro as well. My typical ball flight is a medium flight, not high and definitely not the penetrating trajectory that the Pros have. My typical miss has changed throughout the years. When I started, my typical miss was a push to the left (since I'm a lefty) but the past few years, my misses are now more pull hooks for the driver and irons. My swing tempo is pretty even but with a medium-quick take away and medium-quick downswing. This causes problems as my upper body often times doesn't keep up with the arms so I'm working on getting this more in sync. My current driver speed ranges from 98MPH to 101 MPH .

 

I play mostly out of Maryland, but have traveled to the surrounding states and as far south as Florida. I haven't played north of Pennsylvania or west of Virginia. I have played in the Caribbean – Aruba, St. Kitts and Nevis and have not played in Europe or Asia, though I hope to change that one day to explore more of the US state and European/Asian continents.

 

As for the equipment I play, I chose the equipment based on the feedback feel on well struck and not so well struck shots. For the irons, I have the Mizuno MP-57's in the bag. I've had these in the bag for almost 6 years but I am actively looking at replacing these as I'm convinced that I'm leaving a few yards out there with the newer technologies in the current iron designs. This was my second Mizuno set as I first gamed the MP-32's. I prefer the forged feel for irons but did try the current Titleist AP1's and came away impressed. My driver is a TaylorMade R15 with an Aldila Rogue MSI 95 Black 70g stiff shaft. I was fitted for this driver after reviewing a few other drivers. While I saw some distance gains with the R15, I still feel I am still leaving a few yards on the table so I am also looking for a replacement driver this year. I am kind of funny when it comes to the fairway woods and hybrids. I prefer that they match up with the driver. While I didn't get the R15 fairway woods or hybrid, I did go with the TaylorMade AeroBurner 3 wood and 19 and 22 degree hybrids. I haven't hit these very well this past year. In fact, I pulled the 3 wood from last week's 9 hole round and just went driver, 3 hybrid, 4 hybrid 3 iron setup in my bag. I am also looking to replace these this year (see a trend ;)). My wedges are the original Titleist Spin Mills. As with the rest of the bag, I am looking to upgrade these wedges to either the RTX 3.0 or SM6 wedges. The putter spot in my bag has been revolving door. I normally putt with a Bettinardi C03, but I started to experiment with it by cutting it down to 32.5 inches and putting on a larger Superstroke 3.0 grip. Tried it for a year and I have decided I do not like it. So I went on eBay and recently picked up a Nike Method Matter M5-10 counter flex center shafted 35” putter. It's a counter-weighted putter that I never tried prior to buying it (yep, impulse purchase, LOL). I've only had a few rounds under my belt with it, but I like it. Still, not the awesome feel from the Bettinardi so I may get that lengthened and a regular putter grip put on.

 

Since I'm a techie, I also utilize a SkyCaddie SG-5 and a Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 for distance information. I love both of these devices and I'm interested to see how the Precision Pro NX7 Pro stacks up to both of them in functionality and usage. I've had my war torn Bushnell PinSeeker for almost as long as I have been golfing and added the SkyCaddie for those times when I can't laser an object or for blind doglegs. The one thing the Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 doesn't have is a slope function, so I am interested to see how that really factors in on the distances I am reading with the Bushnell and Sky Caddie SG5 and how close my estimations are to the distances given by the Precision NX7 Pro. I'm really excited to test the Precision Pro NX7 Pro out and will do my best to provide my user feedback and interaction with the Precision Pro NX7 Pro.

 

Upon receiving the unit, I noted that it was well packaged inside a commercial cardboard box fit to the size of the Precision Pro box. The manual and wrist strap was included inside the box.

 

What I am expecting from the Precision Pro is a bit more information on distance for club selection, especially when dealing with slight to severe uphill or downhill shots to the green. I've always estimated a club or two in distance, but find that I was inconsistent with this method. Sometimes I would be short of the green even though I thought I took enough club or over the green when I should have been short of the green.

 

I will also be glad to answer any questions anyone has so feel free to ask!

 

Here are a few photos of when the unit first arrived. It was well packaged and the inner box was also bubble wrapped:

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The accessories included a wrist strap that you had to attach to the NX7 Pro yourself, a soft lens cleaning cloth, a case for the NX7 Pro, an a thank you/warranty card:

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The case is a semi-ridged case that has two methods of closure. One is the standard zipper and the other is a elastic band that connects to a post in the front of the case. This makes taking the NX7 Pro in and out of the case when it's attached to your bag a breeze instead of using the zipper to open and close the case. Additionally, Precision Pro wisely included a carabiner that attaches to a loop on the back of the case and a belt loop for those that may want to attach it via their bag strap on a push or motorized cart. Just a note, the carabiner is not a high quality one as it broke on me attaching it to my bag so I would highly suggest you replace it with a quality one so you don't lose it:

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It's always hard to figure out the size of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro from photos so I pulled out the old tape measure to give you an idea of how small the unit really is:

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Some outdoor photos and a comparison with my Bushnell PinSeeker 1500:

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Here's a comparison of the size of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro in relation to golf balls (something we can relate to):

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Great Start MD! Love it!

Driver: :nike-small: Nike Vapor Speed (10.5 degrees, Stiff)
Hybrid: :titelist-small: Titleist 915H 3h (stiff)
Irons: :nike-small: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (4-AW, stiff +.5 inch long)
Wedges: :nike-small: Nike Engage (52, 56, 60)
Putter: :seemore-small: SeeMore FGP Mallet
Ball: Vice Pro Soft

Bag: Puma Cart Bag

Shoes: :footjoy-small: FootJoy Hyperflex BOA

Dexterity: Right Handed

Location: Iowa

Handicap: 14

 

 

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....oh wait, that's the wrong story ;) My story began when I was growing up in Maryland. The only sport I played was competitive tennis in middle and high school. Some of my friends golfed, but I never took an interest in the sport at all. Even when tournaments were broadcast on TV, I never wanted to watch it and viewed the sport quite honestly as boring.

 

Fast forward quite a few years. I no longer actively played tennis as my job was taking up a lot of time. My girlfriend (who is now my wife), wanted to find a sport we both could do as a couple (we played tennis a few times but she got mad at me because I didn't hit the ball to her (kind of what the point of tennis is, LOL) so SHE decided we needed to invest in a sport new to both of us). Her brother was into golfing and suggested we take up golfing. I resisted as I had zero interest in the sport. I didn't have golf clubs, didn't know how to hold a club; didn't see the point of hitting this little white ball further down the fairway, didn't know how to putt, didn't know the rules and had no interest in the history of the game. Regardless, I was dragged to the Willow Springs Golf Course in Maryland. It was an executive 18 course with no par 5's.

 

I had to rent clubs and being a lefty, the choice I had was interesting. Willow Springs didn't have the latest and greatest sets to rent; on the contrary, the set I was given was built circa 1965. The driver itself was no larger than today's 5 wood and had a BABY BLUE head on it (thought it was a strange color for the driver and not manly at all, but what did I know, I didn't golf) and the rest of the irons were a mishmash of blades from probably 4 or 5 different sets. I was given a quick lesson by my now brother in law on how to hold the club and was told to swing away. Standing on that elevated first tee, I took my first swing of the start of my love for golf. A swing and a whiff! I was given a mulligan (didn't know what that was at the time) and made contact on my second swing – high, straight and far. That one shot is what hooked me on the game. It didn't matter that I hacked my way around the course the rest of the day (I lost count of the number of swings I took after 120), what mattered that day was my love and interest of the game was born.

 

I started to watch the golf channel 24/7, picked up a starter set from Dicks Sporting Goods, and started to practice every day at the local range 5 minutes from my house. I should have taken lessons right at the beginning, but I didn't know better. I started trying to get out every weekend to golf, first with my girlfriend and her brother, then with co-workers. Working in the IT industry, I soon discovered the online world of Golf Forums and signed up to the Golf Channel Discussion Board (TGCDB), where I met my very first golfing buddy, MDScoop (Aka Carolina Golfer 2). We decided to meet at a course to play a round after work – Eisenhower Golf Course near Annapolis MD. We were only able to play 9 holes as I got called back to the office, but we had a great time. From there, I was a forum stable where both Carolina Golfer 2 and I posted so much that I'm pretty sure we took down TGCDB a few times! We both switched over to a few new online forums and started monthly outings with the guys and gals we met on those forums (at one point, we had some 24 players in an outing).

 

During that time, my handicap started from the high 20's to the mid-teens and finally dropped down to a low of 7.8. I became a club junkie, attending every demo day every week of every month. I purchased several iron sets, drivers and putters. I even jokingly considered renting out storage space with Carolina Golfer 2 to put all of our excess clubs and maybe install a loft and lie machine too, kind of make it a hangout spot for golfers, all located in Public Storage facility, LOL. I had the financial resources and more importantly, the time to devote to Golf. It was a great time as I golfed twice a week and sometimes more. I loved the comradery the game has brought to me, the deep history that I have learned to appreciate and the challenge of repeating something as simple as putter swing. I have really enjoyed being out on the course during the sunniest of days to the windiest and wettest of storms. Those that know me will say that I try and keep things light and funny, but determined and focused to shoot my best score.

 

Since then I married my wife, had several job changes and had two children. I had to step back from the game to devote my time and financial resources to my family. As a result, my golfing tricked to maybe once a month if I was lucky and a few select tournaments I always played in. My handicapped shot up and the daily hours I spent at the range all but dried up.

 

Now to the present - the kids are a bit older and have shown an interest in the game and I am once again working on my game to bring it from the current 16.8 handicap down to single digits. I have only played this game for 16 years but have felt the wide range of emotions this game elicits. I play on a weekly 9 hole league and have started to go to local demo days once more to upgrade my clubs. The current strength of my game is driving the ball. I find, after reviewing my stats, that my approach shots are terrible (this includes my wedge game) and I am unfortunately an average putter so I can't make up those dropped shots on the green. My short game this past year has been nothing short of horrendous. I had been blading or chunking wedges to the point I did all I could to make sure I didn't have to hit short wedges. I went back to the basics and reviewed earlier golf school videos to figure out what was going wrong and will most likely consult a teaching Pro as well. My typical ball flight is a medium flight, not high and definitely not the penetrating trajectory that the Pros have. My typical miss has changed throughout the years. When I started, my typical miss was a push to the left (since I'm a lefty) but the past few years, my misses are now more pull hooks for the driver and irons. My swing tempo is pretty even but with a medium-quick take away and medium-quick downswing. This causes problems as my upper body often times doesn't keep up with the arms so I'm working on getting this more in sync. My current driver speed ranges from 98MPH to 101 MPH .

 

I play mostly out of Maryland, but have traveled to the surrounding states and as far south as Florida. I haven't played north of Pennsylvania or west of Virginia. I have played in the Caribbean – Aruba, St. Kitts and Nevis and have not played in Europe or Asia, though I hope to change that one day to explore more of the US state and European/Asian continents.

 

As for the equipment I play, I chose the equipment based on the feedback feel on well struck and not so well struck shots. For the irons, I have the Mizuno MP-57's in the bag. I've had these in the bag for almost 6 years but I am actively looking at replacing these as I'm convinced that I'm leaving a few yards out there with the newer technologies in the current iron designs. This was my second Mizuno set as I first gamed the MP-32's. I prefer the forged feel for irons but did try the current Titleist AP1's and came away impressed. My driver is a TaylorMade R15 with an Aldila Rogue MSI 95 Black 70g stiff shaft. I was fitted for this driver after reviewing a few other drivers. While I saw some distance gains with the R15, I still feel I am still leaving a few yards on the table so I am also looking for a replacement driver this year. I am kind of funny when it comes to the fairway woods and hybrids. I prefer that they match up with the driver. While I didn't get the R15 fairway woods or hybrid, I did go with the TaylorMade AeroBurner 3 wood and 19 and 22 degree hybrids. I haven't hit these very well this past year. In fact, I pulled the 3 wood from last week's 9 hole round and just went driver, 3 hybrid, 4 hybrid 3 iron setup in my bag. I am also looking to replace these this year (see a trend ;)). My wedges are the original Titleist Spin Mills. As with the rest of the bag, I am looking to upgrade these wedges to either the RTX 3.0 or SM6 wedges. The putter spot in my bag has been revolving door. I normally putt with a Bettinardi C03, but I started to experiment with it by cutting it down to 32.5 inches and putting on a larger Superstroke 3.0 grip. Tried it for a year and I have decided I do not like it. So I went on eBay and recently picked up a Nike Method Matter M5-10 counter flex center shafted 35” putter. It's a counter-weighted putter that I never tried prior to buying it (yep, impulse purchase, LOL). I've only had a few rounds under my belt with it, but I like it. Still, not the awesome feel from the Bettinardi so I may get that lengthened and a regular putter grip put on.

 

Since I'm a techie, I also utilize a SkyCaddie SG-5 and a Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 for distance information. I love both of these devices and I'm interested to see how the Precision Pro NX7 Pro stacks up to both of them in functionality and usage. I've had my war torn Bushnell PinSeeker for almost as long as I have been golfing and added the SkyCaddie for those times when I can't laser an object or for blind doglegs. The one thing the Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 doesn't have is a slope function, so I am interested to see how that really factors in on the distances I am reading with the Bushnell and Sky Caddie SG5 and how close my estimations are to the distances given by the Precision NX7 Pro. I'm really excited to test the Precision Pro NX7 Pro out and will do my best to provide my user feedback and interaction with the Precision Pro NX7 Pro.

 

Upon receiving the unit, I noted that it was well packaged inside a commercial cardboard box fit to the size of the Precision Pro box. The manual and wrist strap was included inside the box.

 

What I am expecting from the Precision Pro is a bit more information on distance for club selection, especially when dealing with slight to severe uphill or downhill shots to the green. I've always estimated a club or two in distance, but find that I was inconsistent with this method. Sometimes I would be short of the green even though I thought I took enough club or over the green when I should have been short of the green.

 

I will also be glad to answer any questions anyone has so feel free to ask!

 

Here are a few photos of when the unit first arrived. It was well packaged and the inner box was also bubble wrapped:

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The accessories included a wrist strap that you had to attach to the NX7 Pro yourself, a soft lens cleaning cloth, a case for the NX7 Pro, an a thank you/warranty card:

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The case is a semi-ridged case that has two methods of closure. One is the standard zipper and the other is a elastic band that connects to a post in the front of the case. This makes taking the NX7 Pro in and out of the case when it's attached to your bag a breeze instead of using the zipper to open and close the case. Additionally, Precision Pro wisely included a carabiner that attaches to a loop on the back of the case and a belt loop for those that may want to attach it via their bag strap on a push or motorized cart. Just a note, the carabiner is not a high quality one as it broke on me attaching it to my bag so I would highly suggest you replace it with a quality one so you don't lose it:

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It's always hard to figure out the size of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro from photos so I pulled out the old tape measure to give you an idea of how small the unit really is:

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Some outdoor photos and a comparison with my Bushnell PinSeeker 1500:

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Here's a comparison of the size of the Precision Pro NX7 Pro in relation to golf balls (something we can relate to):

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MDGolfHacker

That is a huge size difference, I like the newer model and love the fact that they have lifetime battery replacement and costs at a fraction of it's competitors. Looking to hear more on performance, particularly on the speed it is able to lock on its target

 

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WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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Stage One

 

Thanks to MYGOLFSPY and Precision Pro Golf for the opportunity to review the NX7!

 

About me

I started golfing about 7 years ago. Maybe its been longer but I cant really remember! I used to be the guy honking at golfers when driving past the golf course and now im the guy getting honked at. I have always been pretty decent at most sports so they became boring to me pretty quickly. Golf humbled me pretty quickly and I have loved the game ever since. It can build you up quickly, and bring you down even quicker!

I golf a few 9 hole rounds a week and try to get 1 or 2 18 hole rounds one the weekend. Sometimes I get more in, sometimes less. If I could play every day I would!

According to my GHIN handicap I am a 15.1 One day I can shoot in the 80's then the next in the 90's or 100's. I would say I am pretty consistent however between 90-94.

I switch clubs more often than I would like to admit but I think its fun. This year for drivers I have had the Cobra F6, Wilson Triton, and now the Cobra F7. For irons I have had the Wilson C200, Cobra F7 One Lengths, and now the Ping G30. Ive had my 3 wood and hybrid though since last year. I hit them well enough that I haven't wanted to switch haha.

I have used a Garmin G5 Approach for a few years now. Its always served me well but I always felt like something was missing. I know I could move the flag around but I always wanted some more accuracy.

 

My WITB-

 

  • Cobra F7 Double Weight Driver
  • Ping G30 Irons 4-PW,U
  • Cobra F6 3 wood
  • Adams Hybrid
  • Wedges - Shopping :)
  • Cleveland 2135 6.5 Putter
  • Srixon Q Star Tour

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Compared to my Garmin G5

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With the Frogger GPS / Laser Latch-It

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- Schnergun

Love the Latch-it system, only worries for me would be if the cart tips over while having it latched on (I usually use an umbrella during hot sunny days and if a burst of wind tips my push cart over which had happened twice breaking my umbrella)

 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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Great start guys! Love reading about how this equipment works for you! I have never personally used a rangefinder - can't wait to read more!

cjwiegmann:

 

Its a staple nowadays in your golf bag for distance information in addition to/ or in lieu of a GPS. Unless you go old school and just eye the distances or use the markers in fairways. ;)

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Just a personal observation. During a recent round with MDGolfhacker, he had his case strapped to the bag very conveniently by the top on the passenger side of the cart.

 

I was over a shot and wanted to double check the distance I was getting on my GPS.

 

It was very quick to just pull the strap back grab it and shoot. Versus walking around to the other side and digging mind out of the glove compartment of the cart.

 

The case and ability to fasten it in a quick open manor is very well thought out.

 

 

 

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:titelist-small: TSiR2 10.0  Tensei Blue X ink 55g 

:titelist-small: TSR2 16.5 PX Evenflow 5.5 60 g 

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T200 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:scotty-cameron-1: Select 5.5 Flowback 35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Stage 1: A little about me and golf.

 

Growing up, I was interested in golf because both my dad and older brother were golfers. My dad was not as serious about it or as good as my brother. Because my brother is 14 years older than me, he was out of the house while I was still pretty young, so I played a few times a year with my dad and occasionally with my brother when he was in town. I used old clubs I found in the garage and I was never any good. I did love the occasional shot that actually went where I wanted it to go, but swimming was my sport and I never pursued golf in a serious way. I did take a golf class in college, but I can't say that it helped at all or that I played a lot after that.

 

After college I got a job in southeast Texas and found that I had two colleagues, both named Jim, who liked to golf on Friday afternoons. For two years, we played most Fridays. I even took a few lessons and got a bit better, but shooting 90 was my lower threshold. After two years in Texas, I took a job Utah. With work and family commitments I didn't play more than an occasional round for a dozen years. Five years ago one of my colleagues, not named Jim, invited me to go play with him and another friend, also not named Jim. This time I was hooked and have been able to keep it up. During the golf season I try to get out for 9 holes during the week and play an occasional 18 holes with friends on the weekends.

 

I have gotten better and am hitting the ball pretty well right now. I have a handicap, but I enter so few rounds that I am not sure that it is a relevant reflection of my golf game. (I only established an official handicap because I had the opportunity to go to St. Andrews last summer and thought that I might be able to get on at the Old Course. It didn't work out for me to play the Old Course, but I did get to play the Jubilee Course, which I loved. Below is a picture I took when I was playing the Jubilee Course.) What I love, is to hit golf shots. When I am out as a single and the course isn't busy, hitting just one ball seems really limiting, hence the relatively few rounds that I enter for my handicap. According to my Game Golf stats, I am comparable to a 10 handicapper everywhere but my putting which is atrocious and worse than a 25 handicapper.

 

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WITB at the start of the 2017 season

· Srixon Z 565 Driver 9.5° with a Miyazaki stiff shaft -- This has been a great driver for me. I am not surprised that it was the top driver this year in MyGolfSpy's Most Wanted test.

· Srixon Z F65 Fairway 17° with a Miyazaki stiff shaft

· Srixon Z H65 Hybrid 22° with a Miyazaki stiff shaft

· Srixon Z U65 Utility 23° with an Aerotech SteelFiber stiff shaft -- I am coming to really like this club and am relying on it more and more.

· Srixon Z 565 5-PW irons with Aerotech SteelFiber stiff shafts -- I can't say enough good things about these irons.

· Cleveland RTX-3 wedges (CB 50°, 54°, and 58°) with Aerotech SteelFiber stiff shafts -- I played Cleveland wedges before these, so it has been a seamless transition.

· Putter will remain unnamed

· Srixon Z-Star yellow is my favorite ball, but I really like the visibility of the Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis in yellow and black. When I am just trying different shots on the course, I play a TopFlite Gamer in yellow because on sale they are a really inexpensive three-piece ball.

 

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I was excited to be able to test the Precision Pro NX7 Pro because I have never had a rangefinder. When I golfing again five years ago I relied on sprinkler heads and on-course markers for my yardages. It wasn't very convenient or accurate. Before long, I bought a Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch. I have loved it. Before every shot to a green I take a quick glance at my wrist and know the yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green. The three things that are lacking are that (1) it doesn't give me yardages to non-green features such as the carry distance for a pond or the end of a dogleg, (2) it doesn't adjust for elevation changes, and (3) it doesn't help me when the flag color doesn't match the actual hole position (e.g. red for front, white for middle, blue for back). If things go according to plan, the NX7 Pro will help with all of these.

 

When I got the NX7 in the mail, I was surprised at how small and light it is. I was expecting something larger and heavier. I like the look and the feel of the unit. It feels solid and well made. I like the texture and the hexagonal pattern and must admit that the green and black of the unit looks good. The hard-sided case is sturdy and well-made. The rangefinder can be secured by zipping up the case or using the heavy elastic band. The only thing that seemed cheap was the snap link. I immediately replaced it with an S carabineer that I had laying around the house. I didn't want to lose the range finder and wanted something that was easy to work with if I wanted to take it on and off my bag. Some photos of the NX7 Pro are below. I have started testing it and am impressed, but more on that later. If any of you have questions, let me know and I will try to answer them in my review.

 

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Nice review! As you noted, which I was saving for my stage 2, the carabiner is a lower quality one. Mine actually broke the second round I used it with the securing clasp bending backwards. If it was secured via the carabiner on my bag, I would of lost the case and laser. My only criticism of the case so far.

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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that's some good stuff right there. Nice start gentlemen...

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSi3  
FW Wood: PXG Gen4 2-wood
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*
Irons:; PXG 0211; :Hogan: Pro Combo; :benhogan-small:FTX Combo;:benhogan-small:'99 Apex Plus; :benhogan-small:'99 Apex blades; :macgregor-small: 2010 VIP irons; :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTZ ZipCore: :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60
Putter: :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: Buckingham; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X; :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV; :wilson-small: Triad

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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that's some good stuff right there. Nice start gentlemen...

Thanks! :) I am very excited to test this! My stage two review is going to be a bit more indepth. I was even thinking of taking the unit apart to see what it looked like inside and taking photos of it, lol.

 

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What's In This Lefty's Bag?

Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :titelist-small: 2021 T200's 4-GW AMT RED shafts Regular Flex

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :titelist-small:  PRO V1 / :srixon-small: Z*Stars

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Thanks! :) I am very excited to test this! My stage two review is going to be a bit more indepth. I was even thinking of taking the unit apart to see what it looked like inside and taking photos of it, lol.

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Oh lord

 

I could see the aftermath of that. A puzzled MDHacker sitting around wondering where everything goes back into. Ha

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:titelist-small: TSiR2 10.0  Tensei Blue X ink 55g 

:titelist-small: TSR2 16.5 PX Evenflow 5.5 60 g 

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T200 5-GW SteelFiber I80 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:scotty-cameron-1: Select 5.5 Flowback 35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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