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23 hours ago, Lacassem said:

I also have a question on those that will be using everyday. Looks like a watch that would be "waterproof" I do not see anything on SkyCaddie website? Can A) anyone find out if this is actually waterproof and B) would you risk swimming with this?

For me if I ever get a watch it will be something like this that I can use for golf and multi-use because I do not really like things on my hands/wrist and I would have to wear it everyday to get used to it...That includes swimming.

I remember reading on the SkyCaddie website that it is partially waterproof up to some value, but I personally will not be using it while swimming. Simply because I don't prefer having things on my wrist while I swim or anywhere near water. But we'll see, won't know till I get it on my wrist. 

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13 hours ago, TBT said:

I’m curious to know, how many of you have played with a watch on before?

Do you think that will present a challenge?


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I currently play with an old Garmin vivoactive on whenever I am playing and it does not bother me at all. I don't suspect to have any issues with wearing the watch while I play. Although, I do remember hearing (via the No Putts Giving podcast on MGS) that wearing a watch actually decreases club head speed by 1 MPH (equals around 2 yards of carry). I'll probably barely be able to tell that amount of difference but time will tell. 

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On 7/22/2020 at 10:59 AM, B.Boston said:

Alright I'm gonna get a question or two fired out to you guys right away...

For those of you that currently use some shot tracking tech, Arccos or Shotscope etc.  Do you plan on using both during your rounds or can you see yourself not using the shot tracking features with the watch?

Who plans on using this also as an everyday watch? 

I use Arccos for tracking, I use a Bushnell Tour V3 for my yardages.  For my rounds I'll use Arccos's yardages just for accuracy comparisons if time allows (having to open up and log into phone every time to get yardage).   

I also have a Garmin Approach S2.  So, I'll try wearing both watches, if it's not too restrictive, don't want to be this guy:

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I have no plans to use it as an every day watch.  Though, I'm not against it! 

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Intro: 

Thank you to the guys at MGS and SkyGolf for the opportunity to test the LX5. Very excited to get my hands on this piece of technology. So I guess this is when I talk a little bit about myself so here we go. I initially started playing golf when I was around the age of 6 (played a couple junior tournaments) but then got away from the game until about a year ago (age 22, very long hiatus). Started playing on the weekends with my father and quickly got addicted to the game again. I became intrigued by golf equipment and the new technology that came with it. I currently play off around 17 and play pretty much all over Central Florida.  I mostly play conservatively but also sometimes aggressively if the pin suits my eye. But can never go wrong with the center of the green (solid putter of the ball so most of the time leads to 2 putts). That's pretty much all I got about myself and my game.

Distance Finding Methods: 

I currently use my Garmin vivoactive for front, middle, and back yardages and also the 18Birdies app occasionally to find specific distances to various hazards or lay up spots. I also have a Precision Pro rangefinder on its way so I will be utilizing that as well.

 

Criteria for Watch Review: 

In the LX5 I will be looking for its accuracy, ease of access, and reliability. I feel as if these three factors will serve as a solid baseline for my review. Additionally, I will assess the aesthetic of the watch as "bonus points" in my review. 

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On 7/22/2020 at 10:59 AM, B.Boston said:

Alright I'm gonna get a question or two fired out to you guys right away...

For those of you that currently use some shot tracking tech, Arccos or Shotscope etc.  Do you plan on using both during your rounds or can you see yourself not using the shot tracking features with the watch?

Who plans on using this also as an everyday watch? 

B.Boston - I currently use the Precision Pro NX7 Pro Laser with slope capabilities in conjunction with thegrint, 18birdies and golfpad (I rotate which app I'm using just to see which one I like the best).  I will be using the LX5 primarily and the NX7 Pro to verify distances.  The real advantage that a GPS device has is when you can't laser the flagstick on uphill approaches that you can't see the stick or around doglegs.  I don't believe the watch has shot tracking capabilities like Arccos or ShotScope since that would require sensors attached to the club and there is no option for that at this time.  It does have a mark function that can mark distances for one swing you make I believe. I used to wear a watch everyday so making the jump to wearing the LX5 isn't that big of a deal for me.  If it will make me look more business like when I roll out of bed in my PJ's for that Zoom meeting then yeah, I'll be wearing it everyday 😄😅🤣

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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On 7/22/2020 at 11:31 AM, Lacassem said:

I also have a question on those that will be using everyday. Looks like a watch that would be "waterproof" I do not see anything on SkyCaddie website? Can A) anyone find out if this is actually waterproof and B) would you risk swimming with this?

For me if I ever get a watch it will be something like this that I can use for golf and multi-use because I do not really like things on my hands/wrist and I would have to wear it everyday to get used to it...That includes swimming.

Lacassem - The watch isn't waterproof, only water resistant which means it can get a little wet but not in the pool/ocean/river wet.  It doesn't have any IP certifications for waterproofing.  I thought the same thing that I can use it everyday and not worry about it but it will need to come off when I'm around the pool.

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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13 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Lacassem - The watch isn't waterproof, only water resistant which means it can get a little wet but not in the pool/ocean/river wet.  It doesn't have any IP certifications for waterproofing.  I thought the same thing that I can use it everyday and not worry about it but it will need to come off when I'm around the pool.

 

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Yea I would jump in....whooooooops

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18 hours ago, Lacassem said:

Yea I would jump in....whooooooops

As Josh Ross said and per SkyGolf...  

IS THE LX5 WATERPROOF?

Q) Is the LX5 Waterproof?


A) The SkyCaddie LX5 is rated at 3 ATM water resistance. It is suitable for conditions typically encountered during golf to include splashes, rain, snow and casual water contact. It is not recommended for swimming, snorkeling or diving.”
 
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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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5 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

As John Ross said and per SkyGolf...  

IS THE LX5 WATERPROOF?

Q) Is the LX5 Waterproof?


A) The SkyCaddie LX5 is rated at 3 ATM water resistance. It is suitable for conditions typically encountered during golf to include splashes, rain, snow and casual water contact. It is not recommended for swimming, snorkeling or diving.”
 

The number of times I've been called John Ross in my life is crazy, haha. As a kid I would get trophies, mentions in the newspaper, and even birthday cards that said John instead of Josh. I'm used to it now!

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition (Coming Soon!)
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
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Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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12 hours ago, Josh Ross said:

The number of times I've been called Josh Ross in my life is crazy, haha. As a kid I would get trophies, mentions in the newspaper, and even birthday cards that said John instead of Josh. I'm used to it now!

Sorry man.. Didn't mean to mistype your name!

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Twitter:        @mdgolfhacker
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6 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Sorry man.. Didn't mean to mistype your name!

 

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No problem at all, it's always funny to me! 

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Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
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Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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11 hours ago, Josh Ross said:

The number of times I've been called John Ross in my life is crazy, haha. As a kid I would get trophies, mentions in the newspaper, and even birthday cards that said John instead of Josh. I'm used to it now!

Josh or John (lol), we almost had the same clubs in the bag at one point..

 

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4-Hybrid: Cobra King F9 Hybriddefault_cobra-small.jpg.fe55fcb2de7dcedd8bb9bda0d7fa56d0.jpg
Irons: Mizuno MP-18 MMC - 6-PW , w/SteelFiber i125default_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
WedgesCleveland RTX 4 RAW - , 56, 60, Mizuno S18 Black - 50default_cleveland-small.jpg.2c2c62516a68ba0ca825f7d94c148b86.jpgdefault_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
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BallsTaylorMade TPx  & Snell MTB-X-default_taylormade-small.jpg.261501bbee0fcd6ea098dc3e15da16eb.jpgSnell.png.18a1bb82d2d821ebf109e429f025552d.png

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10 minutes ago, MrBandit said:

Josh or John (lol), we almost had the same clubs in the bag at one point..

 

Yeah no kidding! I tried the LST and liked it but fared better with the ST190. But I'm soon to have a SZ 3 wood, I've got the CLK and Mizzy irons and MTB-X. Probably going back to the RTX wedges soon as well. Now we'll have the LX5 in common too!

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition (Coming Soon!)
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Thank you so much, MyGolfSpy and SkyCaddie for this opportunity to put the LX5 through it's paces. 

A quick hit about me. I learned how to play golf in the 7th grade from my dad on a par 3 course. I have become obsessed with the game and am lucky that my family and most of my friends enjoy golf nearly as much as I do.

I have tried over the last two seasons to bring my handicap down from a 13-14 to a 10. It's funny how quickly this game humbles you. One would think that taking 3-4 points off of your handicap is a relatively straight forward proposition, but I have learned to swallow many humility pills along the way. I am trending down to a 12, and should be there by the end of this season which is a positive.

My largest area of weakness right now is in between my ears. I'll find a way to turn bogey into double or triple by trying to do something I saw on TV. (Pro-tip: don't try stuff you haven't practiced if you care about your score)

When it comes to devices for measuring distance on the course, I have used the Garmin S2 and Arccos.

I had no problems with the Garmin S2, but the data provided is very limited. You only receive distances to the front, middle, and back of the green as well as distances to layup to 150yds out.

I really enjoy using Arccos as a rangefinder as the entire hole is mapped, and you are able to drag the target to various hazards so you know the distance needed to carry or layup. I also appreciate that Arccos takes into account slope and wind to give you a "plays like" distance. I have become very used to this information and am curious how the LX5 will stack up in that respect.

The downside to Arccos is the need (until a week ago) to carry your phone in your pocket while playing golf. I have become used to the feeling of it in my pockets, but strongly dislike the potential distraction that it provides. Turning off notifications during a round is a smart thing to do, but if play is slow, it is all too easy to start scrolling through social media, or reading the latest news articles. Also, the shot tracking ability in Arccos has become very lackluster. I find that my best data collection happens after a round when I sit down at my computer and manually add or adjust the shots from my round. 

For the LX5, I am excited to test the many robust features that the devices boasts. It will be interesting to see the layout of the hole shrunk down to 1.39" (size of the watch face). I'm also curious of the accuracy (duh) as well as how I play with the loss of the "plays like" information. The fitness information seems like a no brainer for a smart watch, and I will be comparing that data to my Fossil smart watch. (I think it's Gen 2).

Ask as many questions as you can so we can provide you, the forum, the best information possible.

 

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Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
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17 minutes ago, Josh Ross said:

Yeah no kidding! I tried the LST and liked it but fared better with the ST190. But I'm soon to have a SZ 3 wood, I've got the CLK and Mizzy irons and MTB-X. Probably going back to the RTX wedges soon as well. Now we'll have the LX5 in common too!

I had the Mizuno ST 190 3Wood until a few weeks ago and I swapped over to Cobra SZ 3 Wood.. (it has been fantastical)
And I had the Mizuno Driver .. by  numbers similar to the LST but I was hitting it more consistently than the Mizuno.

True LX5 will be in common soon

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3 -Wood: Cobra King SZ with Tensei AV Blue Stiffdefault_cobra-small.jpg.fe55fcb2de7dcedd8bb9bda0d7fa56d0.jpg
4-Hybrid: Cobra King F9 Hybriddefault_cobra-small.jpg.fe55fcb2de7dcedd8bb9bda0d7fa56d0.jpg
Irons: Mizuno MP-18 MMC - 6-PW , w/SteelFiber i125default_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
WedgesCleveland RTX 4 RAW - , 56, 60, Mizuno S18 Black - 50default_cleveland-small.jpg.2c2c62516a68ba0ca825f7d94c148b86.jpgdefault_mizuno-small.jpg.b7e121701aadd867e399bdb2331c9f9f.jpg
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven S, 34indefault_odyssey-small.jpg.f16592ebb9519a37e13eebf6fc6df625.jpg
BallsTaylorMade TPx  & Snell MTB-X-default_taylormade-small.jpg.261501bbee0fcd6ea098dc3e15da16eb.jpgSnell.png.18a1bb82d2d821ebf109e429f025552d.png

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On 7/22/2020 at 1:51 PM, bvmagic said:

Curious to hear how these perform and how the battery holds up.  I used to have a Skycaddie SG5, but stop playing as frequently and didn't make sense to keep up with the subscription fee.  Plus back then I had to load each course onto the Skycaddie from my PC.  Just use an old Bushnell rangefinder now.  I do miss the simplicity of the skycaddie, just glance for the front / middle / back yardages and go.  

I was a long time skycaddie SG-5 user as well.  Loved it and it actually would last through 3 back to back rounds the first few years I had it. I only stopped using it as I started to use lasers a bit more. Switching back to a GPS device when I tested Arccos, but didn't like having the phone in my front pocket (this was two years ago so they have other options now).

On 7/22/2020 at 9:26 PM, TBT said:

I’m curious to know, how many of you have played with a watch on before?

Do you think that will present a challenge?


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When I first started golfing, i wore a watch.  I stopped it as the metal band dug into my wrist.  I don't think I'll have the same problem with the LX5 as band isn't made of metal and is most likely much lighter than my current watches.

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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

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Introduction:

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/24440-official-cobraconnect-challenge-2018/?do=findComment&comment=434131

No sense in redoing my intro since I can't change my past 😄  what I can tell you is that I've been around MGS since 2016 and have been fortunate enough to have been selected to test a few items.  Some updates since that intro. I used to play a variety of courses within Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, but I've scaled back a bit and now only play in Maryland, usually at Compass Pointe which has two 18  courses.  I tend to try and think my way around the course as of late but that darn swing won't cooperate😆 so my style of play tends to mostly be conservative.  If I feel my swing is on, then I might get more aggressive.  Since I switched to the laser, I found that I aim for the pin instead of thinking where I want the ball to land and end up.  It's cost me quite a few shots. I love the Precision Pro NX7 Pro with slope that I use, but there have been times where I can't see the flag or I'm at a dogleg and really need to figure a good layup distance.  So, testing the SkyCaddie LX-5 GPS watch will hopefully alleviate this issue and get me the info I need.  Since I've actually own and used a SkyCaddie SG-5 for many years prior to switching to the Precision Pro NX7 Pro, I'll be comparing that device with the LX5 as well as with the Precision Pro NX7 Pro.  I also used Arccos in the past so I can answer questions comparing that as well with the LX5.  Feel free to post the questions once we start rolling out our impressions of the LX5!

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

Social Media:

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Broke out my old Bushnell watch this weekend to see how it still worked. Worked very well.

Easily found the course and was right on accuracy wise.

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699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

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Ok testers - what is the one function on the LX5 that you are looking forward to the most ?  For me, it's actually not having to get a separate device to check for yardage!  As a previous Skycaddie SG-5 user, it will be nice to just look at my wrist to get the same info I was getting instead of walking over to the cart, pulling out the SG-5, getting the info, putting it back into the cart then swinging.

 

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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: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

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:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Facebook:   md golfhacker
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1 hour ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Ok testers - what is the one function on the LX5 that you are looking forward to the most ?  For me, it's actually not having to get a separate device to check for yardage!  As a previous Skycaddie SG-5 user, it will be nice to just look at my wrist to get the same info I was getting instead of walking over to the cart, pulling out the SG-5, getting the info, putting it back into the cart then swinging.

 

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You're playing partenerrs are going to appreicate it as well 🙂  

 

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