This is a question for anyone who has tested/reviewed a club here on the forum.
When you played your club or used whatever you were testing, at your home course or anywhere else for that matter, did any inquire about it and lead to them purchasing it to the best of your knowledge?
This isn't to report back to any OEM's, it's just something that I have been wondering about. After all, not only do the products we test get thorough reviews here, but probably just as important they get real world live trials in front of other golfers.
As for 2019 test, I was part of the Ping Long Game testing---and bought G410 irons on my own outside of the testing, and will be providing my final recap in the next week. So I'll speak to that.
I know of two people at our club that purchased G410 FW's as a result of trying mine out on the range and course, One of them pretty much ended up copying my bag,
He bought G410 driver, Two Fairway woods, two hybrids, G410 irons, a Glide wedge and a Wolverwine Putter (for the record I have a Tyne 4)
So let's hear any of your thoughts or experiences.
Also if you weren't a tester but have bought something based on either a review here or on based on trying from somebody on the course, let us know as well.
I was fitted by a TrackMan Certified Master Fitter today at Carls Golfland in Bloomfield Hills Michigan by Ryan Johnson. Considering I've been playing the game nearly 55 years I think I learned as much today and I ever have. First my 15 year old Bridgestone J-36 irons (which I LOVED) with Project X 6.0 Rifle shafts Just aren't for a mature swinger. I can't flex them anymore. Tested with 7 iron. I hit Ping G-410, (Very nice hit, good consistency, accurate. My first choice until... Taylor Made M-6 Lots of vibration felt through my hands. Honma P747. Excellent fit and feel Everything felt and looked great except spin rate too low. Cobra King F9. Didn't please my eye and didn't feel right. Finally what I though I would NOT like, the Titleist T300. WOW! Couldn't even feel the ball off the face. A nice "click" and the ball was gone. Very tight group. With the AMT Black R300 shafts I increased my ball speed 10mph and gained from123.1yds to141.3yds yards carry. Smash factor from 1.21 to 1.33 Spins and angles all good. For an older gent like me I enjoyed the increased speed and distance but MORE IMPORTANTLY the tight grouping and consistent distances. Now I can adjust my club selection with confidence instead of guessing as with my old set.
Just my 13 cents worth of contribution to the forums. I'll be happy to answer Q's if anybody has any.
May I add. Mr. Ryan Johnson did not assume anything when we met as some in the industry do. See my age assume my swing. He took his time. Evaluated every aspect and not only made recommendations but allowed me the time to hit and self evaluate along with the numbers. Very pleased with Carl's over my years of buying equipment, shoes and apparel.
Curious to hear and glean some tips from some of y'all's practice routines. What kind of routines do you go with to keep your game crisp? Range routines, short game practice, at home practice, whatever you're doing to get that Handicap dropping!
What kind of frequency you're practicing, specific things you're focusing on, games you play on the range to get closer to real-round scenarios, let us hear it!
Seen a couple youtube videos about the approach G80 from Garmin , highly touted as the first 2 in 1 launch monitor and range finder, any one have or tried one?
Steep price tag but I have been looking for a decent range finder , could kill 2 birds here.
P3Pro Swing launch monitor and game simulator
$750 plus shipping
* Very Important Note: this is NOT a subscription service - once you own it, you can play the virtual courses for as long as you own it! Also, the PC you run it on does not need to be a high-end game machine nor does it need to be connected to the internet.
* "launch pad" hardware with infrared sensors and turf covering
* USB A-B cable (15 ft) to connect to PC; power cable
* USB dongle key to unlock extra 41 virtual courses
* approx 4x5 hitting mat (light wear) with cutouts to hold launch pad (- can use RH or LH)
* metal guard to cover cable attachments to launch pad
* reflective stickers for clubs
* lightweight foam practice ball
* Launch pad includes a short rubber tee (removeable) - into which you can stick a regular tee for driver; set of plastic tees included.
--> PLEASE NOTE - the launch pad uses infrared sensors to detect the CLUBHEAD - so you can actually practice and play indoors _without_ a ball or a net!
* basic installation***
* basic course pack
* Driving range, Chipping/Pitching range, Putting green (displays slope arrows)
* Longest Drive and Closest To The Pin Challenges
* Additional Course Packs for 41 extra courses plus 2 Par 3s
* Join WGT online tournaments
*** LATEST INSTALLATION FILES VIA DOWNLOAD FROM THEIR SUPPORT SITE @ https://p3proswing.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/45640
* PC and monitor; hitting net; extension cord for power cable
-- note, re: PC - you need two open USB ports
Stats displayed include:
* clubhead speed
* path and face angles
* AoA and vertical height of face entering and exiting impact
* impact location on face (shows vertical and horizontal measures)
* launch angle
* carry and total distance
* yards offline left or right
* Many settings in the program allow customization; including on the practice range and putting green. Can also see ball flight trails and view different camera angles.
* As mentioned above you can use this without a ball so even with limited space you could now practice and play indoors - anywhere you can swing a club!
* You can set a spot - on a course - to keep hitting balls from to a single target (eg. practice round).
* It also has the capability to join WGT online tournaments.
see...P3Pro website @ https://www.p3proswing.com/
Any questions, please post in here or PM me .. thanks!