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6 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

We can compare notes since I'm also a current Precision Pro NX-7 Pro user.

 

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You have the one with the slope function right? I ended up buying the one without since a majority of the courses I play do not change in elevation very much. We will definitely have to compare notes, very interested in seeing how these two technologies can work together. 

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1 hour ago, AGutierrez7 said:

You have the one with the slope function right? I ended up buying the one without since a majority of the courses I play do not change in elevation very much. We will definitely have to compare notes, very interested in seeing how these two technologies can work together. 

Yep sure do.  Also made me realize how bad I am at judging distances when there is elevation involved..lol

 

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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

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Random question, but I’m genuinely curious ... outside of Phil and Bubba, who are some of the other Tour players that wear a wrist watch (not including Whoop straps) during tournament play? 

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Random question, but I’m genuinely curious ... outside of Phil and Bubba, who are some of the other Tour players that wear a wrist watch (not including Whoop straps) during tournament play? 


I’m unsure. It’s not something I’ve paid attention to before, but I couldn’t think of any.

Didn’t even realize Phil and Bubba did so. Must be a lefty thing.


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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
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

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Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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4 hours ago, AGutierrez7 said:

You have the one with the slope function right? I ended up buying the one without since a majority of the courses I play do not change in elevation very much. We will definitely have to compare notes, very interested in seeing how these two technologies can work together. 

When I moved to a laser after using a watch & apps, I was shocked at how much the slope changed some distances on courses I was used to playing. I didn't think there was much of an elevation change either, then once I got the laser I started dropping balls a lot closer to the middle of the green. 

Don't ask me how well I putt. 

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19 hours ago, mikeanthony said:

Random question, but I’m genuinely curious ... outside of Phil and Bubba, who are some of the other Tour players that wear a wrist watch (not including Whoop straps) during tournament play? 

I'm curious as well. Most don't wear watches.  I'll have to take a look at the last few tourneys and see.

16 hours ago, russtopherb said:

When I moved to a laser after using a watch & apps, I was shocked at how much the slope changed some distances on courses I was used to playing. I didn't think there was much of an elevation change either, then once I got the laser I started dropping balls a lot closer to the middle of the green. 

Don't ask me how well I putt. 

Lol..yeah I was surprised seeing that even on a slight  barely noticeable incline, there could be a club difference getting the approach closer to the hole versus a long putt.

 

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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 7/27/2020 at 8:25 AM, mikeanthony said:

Wait, wait, wait ... You’ve already rcvd the watch??? 🤩🤩🤩 

Haven’t rcvd mine or any type of notification as of yet. 

No this is an old watch I brought back out just to see how it still worked. 

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639 MB 7 - PW

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Here’s to hoping the weather cooperates for all 10 of us once the watches are rcvd. 🙏🏼

Nothing but 100% rain in the forecast for us here over the next 10 days. ☹️

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3 minutes ago, mikeanthony said:

Here’s to hoping the weather cooperates for all 10 of us once the watches are rcvd. 🙏🏼

Nothing but 100% rain in the forecast for us here over the next 10 days. ☹️

So far, I'm looking like I'll be lucky enough to not have complete washouts, but who knows:
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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
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Unfortunately, it looks unlikely we will be getting the watch before I leave for my pebble beach trip on Wednesday. However, I will still provide plenty of jealousy inducing photos. I just won’t be able to show off the LX5 as well


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:taylormade-small: M6, 9.0, Tensei CK Orange 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: M6, Rocket 13.0, Atmos Red 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: RocketBallz, 4H 22.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour, 4-PW, True Temper Dynamic gold S300

:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 4, 52.0, 56.0, 60.0 - S grind

:taylormade-small: Spider Mini

:bridgestone-small: Tour-RX

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23 minutes ago, TCUFrog said:

Unfortunately, it looks unlikely we will be getting the watch before I leave for my pebble beach trip on Wednesday. However, I will still provide plenty of jealousy inducing photos. I just won’t be able to show off the LX5 as well


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No way! What a perfect opportunity to test the watch! Especially with the slope reading for the greens ... massive bummer, man.

Def shoot some low scores and enjoy that trip. Jealous already. 😆 

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My course lost power and is on damage control removing branches and such.  Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

(It's not far from Trump National, so if they're also affected by power, you know powerful people will get upset 😉

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:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s

:cobra-small:  AMP 3h 19deg.  Aldila RIP 70 R

:cobra-small:  King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:mizuno-small:         JPX 825 Pro forged 5-PW.  TT Dynalite Gold R300

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

Putter:            Walter Hagen MS-2 with a nice Wynn grip.   

:Arccos:  Caddie for tracking.     

:bridgestone-small: Tour B-X / RX balls

 

2019: Tested Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Tested Lynx Black Cat 5-PW  

2020: Testing SkyCaddie LX5 Watch 🙂

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10 hours ago, TCUFrog said:

Here are some photos from yesterday at pasatiempo and this afternoon at Spanish Bay. I’ll be posting all my updates in the ‘How’d you play’ spychat thread. Look out for tomorrow where I’ll post updates from Pebble Beach and Spyglass.
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Those are some incredible photos.  What Iphone model do you have?

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

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Those are some incredible photos.  What Iphone model do you have?

I have the iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s awesome for taking landscape photos


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:taylormade-small: M6, 9.0, Tensei CK Orange 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: M6, Rocket 13.0, Atmos Red 60, Stiff

:taylormade-small: RocketBallz, 4H 22.0

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour, 4-PW, True Temper Dynamic gold S300

:callaway-small: Mack Daddy 4, 52.0, 56.0, 60.0 - S grind

:taylormade-small: Spider Mini

:bridgestone-small: Tour-RX

:Arccos: Smart Sensors

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Driver:  PING G410 LST 9.0 with Tensei CK Orange 60 Stiff default_ping-small.jpg.62d91fcab0128559ee9cd64c6d3475c7.jpg
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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If any LX5 tester can compare it to the Garmin S62, I’d appreciate it, specifically as to the screen.

The LX5 according to the specs has a much higher resolution (454 x 454 pixels vs. 260 x 260) on a screen that is about the same size (Skygolf says theirs is 2mm larger, but the bezel could cover some of that). So I would expect the LX5 to look a lot better assuming no differences in the brightness or glare.

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When I moved to a laser after using a watch & apps, I was shocked at how much the slope changed some distances on courses I was used to playing. I didn't think there was much of an elevation change either, then once I got the laser I started dropping balls a lot closer to the middle of the green. 
Don't ask me how well I putt. 



It doesn’t take much elevation change to make a difference. I play on a course that’s a mile from the Gulf but there’s a little ridge here, Tom Fazio moves some dirt there and suddenly you have shots that are impacted by half a club - just tricky enough to miss a green and dump it in a trap or leave a putt in that dreaded zone.


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Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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2 minutes ago, revkev said:

 

 


It doesn’t take much elevation change to make a difference. I play on a course that’s a mile from the Gulf but there’s a little ridge here, Tom Fazio moves some dirt there and suddenly you have shots that are impacted by half a club - just tricky enough to miss a green and dump it in a trap or leave a putt in that dreaded zone.


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I think this will be the most interesting part for me. I've become used to the extra data from Arccos and the calculations they use for wind and slope are quite helpful.

Going back to that mental dance of adding or subtracting for slope, wind, temperature, etc. is going to be challenging since I've been using Arccos for almost three years now.

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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
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

Tracked By: :Arccos:

Currently Testing: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch

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Things are heating up!!!  🥰

 

 

 

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:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s

:cobra-small:  AMP 3h 19deg.  Aldila RIP 70 R

:cobra-small:  King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:mizuno-small:         JPX 825 Pro forged 5-PW.  TT Dynalite Gold R300

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

Putter:            Walter Hagen MS-2 with a nice Wynn grip.   

:Arccos:  Caddie for tracking.     

:bridgestone-small: Tour B-X / RX balls

 

2019: Tested Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Tested Lynx Black Cat 5-PW  

2020: Testing SkyCaddie LX5 Watch 🙂

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