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No Putts Given 21: Terrifying Tales in Golf

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  1. 1. Which is the *biggest* reason you haven't purchased a personal launch monitor?

    • Accuracy
      21
    • Cost
      58
    • Not interested
      13
    • Other (comment with your reason)
      11
    • I have purchased one
      13


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On today's Halloween episode of NPG we share some horror stories from out on the course. We also cover:

  • Most Wanted Personal Launch Monitors
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Although cost is a big consideration, I voted "Other". Even with more cost-effective, fairly accurate options available, there is no place in my house where I can make a full swing.

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I voted other on the launch monitor because my wife won't let me get one.  I should have never told her I'd be around more if we had one.

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I voted accuracy. Want to practice short game/wedge play and want the accuracy to be close to perfect. From messing around with a couple of these accuracy seems questionable...at least indoors.

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4 hours ago, Wedgie said:

I voted other on the launch monitor because my wife won't let me get one.  I should have never told her I'd be around more if we had one.

Ha!  So would it have worked out better if you told her you would be out of the house more if you had one?

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I voted other due to the lack of availability here in NZ. Also I have no room at home 😭

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I chose other, while mostly cost, I don’t have any space to make good full swings, therefore a LM would be completely wasted on me. 

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I chose accuracy.  We have a garage with ceilings plenty high to make a decent swing.  But after hearing Harry say that we should wait a year or two, we'll keep going to TFT to use the Trackman.  The kids in programs (like my daughter) get 30 minutes a week for free, and they generally don't charge coaches.  But I'd love to be able to set up a practice bay in the garage for my daughter (oh, and me).

Please, please, please for the love of god, do not buy an Optishot.  Just take $300 and light it on fire.  It'll be more satisfying.  Trust me on this.

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Ha!  So would it have worked out better if you told her you would be out of the house more if you had one?


Honestly it would have worked out better if I just got it, set it up and said surprise.


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Honestly I put not interested because basically I am not into all of that. I guess it is because I am old school as heck. Besides I have no where to set it up. Nothing at all wrong if you guys are into that so carry on

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I voted accuracy. I am just not convinced the numbers are real yet. Especially when I have access to a Foresight GCquad.

 

I can only use it inside so one of these mini launch monitors would be great for practice. I could have also chose other because as much as I want one. I am not really sure I need one. 

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I voted other.

A combination mainly of cost and accuracy for me, but also space.

If i could get skytrak, or close to it, functionality at around £500 or so I would most likely have bought one.  Aside from features and accuracy the doppler ones all need several feet of ball flight, which does limit my usage options a bit too.

Edit...  unless it's accurate enough for short game distance practice, and cheap enough for me to accept it's limits, for me to use it for meaningful practice i would want some form of shot direction and shape indication too.   Otherwise i would use it to get rough club distances then just get frustrated that was all i could do with it.

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I also voted "other". Several years ago I took a serious look at buying an expensive setup/LM (Trackman, GC, Flightscope, etc.). I looked at all the big boys. Expensive... and spending a large amount on a toy like that was the deal killer. I realized that after a very short period of time the "fun" would wear off and it would sit idle mostly. I'm also not really a huge fan of LM anyway. Sure they're cool and all that but for a person like me it'd only be a fun toy. For a while. I couldn't monetize it. So, in the end I came to my senses and pulled the plug. The other types of pocket sized LM that are actually affordable don't interest me either. I actually could care less what the "numbers" say on these devices. I play and have played golf most of my life. Pretty much everything I need to know - I can see and feel out on the course. 

"The best launch monitor I ever had was my best friends'."

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