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Rob Ringler in Leander, TX

I've used Garmin S7, Garmin Approach S3 watch, and Apple Watch 4 with Arccos Caddie.

Currently I'm most often using the S7 and my Bushnell Tour v3 laser rangefinder.  

I'm looking for the Holy Grail - accurate ranges with slope adjustment on my wrist, preferably with club recommendations included.

 

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Clark Crawford

Tyler, Texas

never used GPS device

use Callaway range finder


Currently playing Callaway XLR irons, Epic driver & 3 metal. 

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Justin Brown

sacramento, CA

only used GolfShot with my Apple Watch. This is how I determine yardage. 

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Mike Ryle - Mountain View, CA

I have used a few range finders from friends but don't currently own one myself, altough I'm in the market to buy one.

I use the 19Hole app on my phone, or just pace off from a yardage marker.

 

 

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John Gollnick, Carmel, Indiana

Yes I have used multiple different yardage tools, from apps Golflogix/18birdies to laser rangefinders to watches

Currently, I use both a Garmin Approach S6 and a Leupold 4- I leave the Garmin strapped to my steering wheel in my cart and get exact yardage with the Leupold.  

 

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1. Danny McAllister, Quincy, Ma

2. Bushnell tour V4, Precision NX7, Arrcos (App), The Grint (App)

3. The Grint
 

Watches are the only GPS device that I haven’t used which is why I would love to test one!

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Ross Arrington-Texas 

never used a a GPS device or watch. Have been skeptical bc of lack of confidence in accuracy. 
 

Bushnell Tour V4 

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Bill House - Massachusetts

Garmin Approach X40

Bushnell V4

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  1. Mark Motyka, La Grange, KY
  2. Have used: Callaway uPro, Garmin Vivoactive HR, Skydroid iPhone app
  3. Current method of determining yardage is a Garmin S2 watch

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1. Chris Soltis Honolulu HI

2. iPhone GolfLogix and Arccos 

3. Arccos with club sensors

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Daniel Torres Whittier CA.

Garmin S20 watch

Garmin watch or Grint app on iPhone 

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  1. Nathan Pearl - San Francisco, CA
  2. Yes, I have used an iPhone and Apple Watch with a GPS enabled app for the last four years. 
  3. I use the 18Birdies app. I have also used The Grint and Hole 19, but currently 18Birdies is my app of choice for GPS, shot tracking, and score tracking. 

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On 7/9/2020 at 1:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

There’s some irony when contemplating the market for watches in 2020.

Specifically, it’s a situation where the original purpose of the item is no longer a defining selling point.

Remember when the primary, if not the only, purpose of a watch was to keep time? Me neither.

It’s a reasonable assumption that time is anything but of the essence; golfers are far more interested in all of the golf-related stuff that this piece of wearable technology does.

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS watch is built around the architecture of the SX500which was named the “Best Handheld GPS” in MyGolfSpy’s annual Most Wanted testing.

It offers an abundance of bundled golf technology, and did I mention it also tells time. Ain’t that something?

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TESTERS WANTED

This review opportunity is open to members residing in the United States. If you'd like to be considered, please reply to this thread with the following information:

  1. Name and Location
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?
  3. Current method of determining yardage

1.) Lane Pablo, Farmington, New Mexico

2.) Yes, Garmin Approach s20

3.) Currently using 18Birdies and range finder to determine yardage. 

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  1. Mike, Madison Wisconsin
  2. Yes, many - one of the older SkyCaddies (SG2.5 I think), Garmin Golf (on a standard watch, not golf-specific), ShotScope v2, other phone apps
  3. Bushnell Hybrid Laser

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, 9* (adjusted to 10*), Accra TZ6 75 (American Flag), M5 Flex

Fairway: TaylorMade SIM, 15*, Accra FX 2.0 300F, M5 Flex

Driving Iron: Srixon U85 2 iron, Fujikura Pro 2.0 8 HB, S Flex

Irons: 4-6: Mizuno JPX-919 Forged, 7-PW: Mizuno JPX-919 Tour, all with Nippon Pro Modus 120 S Flex

Wedges: Mizuno T-20 Blue Ion 50.07, 56.10, 60.06

Putter: EvnRoll ER5B 35" with Gravity Grip

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Kelii Haraguchi, Portland, Oregon

I use Garmin S20 Approach; no other method, historically.

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Nick Browder Jax, FL

My golf buddy has a watch at all times for this.

Mostly by feel, instinct golf is the best.

 

 

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Hello, I'm a perrenial 18 handicap and just joined my local country club, so I've started playing several times a week and have been looking for ways to improve my game.

I have been looking at watches lately as I'm fairly technically inclined and have started tracking yardages of each of my clubs.

1. Adam from Idaho.

2. I use GPS on mScorecard Android app when I don't have line of sight.  I have tried my golfing partner's Garmin Fenix Pro Solar a few times, very nice watch.

3. I mostly use a Nikon rangefinder

I would love to help test and review

Thank you for the opportunity.

 

 

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