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Does anyone have experience with Toptracer on short ranges? At my club we are considering getting Toptracer, but the driving range is only 220 yards long, with a fence at the end of the range.

If a ball carries into that fence, can Toptracer somehow calculate the correct carry?

Callaway Big Bertha (2014) driver

4W: Ping G25

4i: TM P790 (DG 120 S400)

5i-PW: TM P770 (DG 120 S400)

50/56/60: Cleveland RTX Zipcore (DG Spinner)

Putter: Ping Sigma2 Arna

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3 hours ago, Jasper279 said:

Does anyone have experience with Toptracer on short ranges? At my club we are considering getting Toptracer, but the driving range is only 220 yards long, with a fence at the end of the range.

If a ball carries into that fence, can Toptracer somehow calculate the correct carry?

The carry numbers are calculated based on the ball's launch. It is not following it downrange. Even if you hit it into a net right in front of you, the numbers will be the same.

Moose, my cat, is Siamese

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I recently tried out TrackMan Range at Tri County Golf Ranch https://www.tricountygolfranch.com/ and found it to be outstandingly accurate. Accurate yardages within 1-2 yards max of all shots, half-wedge to driver. Plus they have a feature called "CONVERT" where not only do you get your actual distances but you can get your distances with no wind factored in and like you're hitting a Premium Ball (PROV or similar) so you can get better average carry yardages with your irons. They have touchscreen and mobile device access to the technology. The touchscreens are amazing. Really like their virtual golf mode as well. I like auto finish when you hit the green versus having to hit another shot to take the place of putts. Anyway, I hope people get over there and give this a try. I would say it's very close to the accuracy of the TrackMan launch monitor! 

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I haven’t heard many good things from TopTracer other then some of the games are fun. 
 

I have been practicing at a range less then 10 miles from Miles of Golf that just installed TrackMan Range. This thing is so accurate it’s crazy. It’s within a few yards! I have heard some say it isn’t based off of the mat they are at as they are aiming at the 100 sign and just assumed the 100 is 100 yards from every single mat. Once I showed them with my laser the yardages matched up. 
 

The games are fun and the simulator courses are really fun as well. I love to use the practice on the course feature to work on visualizing certain shots. 
 

Between the two facilities TrackMan is by far better and the Srixon range balls at Tri County are also better then the pinnacles used at Miles of Golf. 
 

You also can purchase a range pass for cheap for unlimited monthly practice. 

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I’m having the opposite issue. Indoor range in Addison Illinois that added top tracer this year. It feels awesome to see 290 carry distance but I don’t have that shot in the bag. I’m a solid 265-270 carry on course and on a GC quad. 

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3 Wood: :taylormade-small: Sim Rocket 3 13.5*, Ventus Blue, GolfPride MCC+4 

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  SpeedZone 18*, Ventus Blue, GolfPride MCC+4

Irons:  :wilson-small: Staff C300 Forged 4-GW, KBS Tour 105, GolfPride MCC+4 

Wedges: :vokey-small:  SM7 Black 54* 10M, 58* 08S

Putter:logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1

Backup::ping-small: Sigma 2 Stealth Arna

Ball:  Vice Pro Plus

 

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I'm overdue for a follow up post:

I was contacted by a rep from TopTracer about my experience. I gave him all of the details, and he promised to check on the facility. Someone from TopTracer did indeed show up at the range, and worked through a calibration and some updated training for the staff. It is a whole lot better now! It's not perfect, but it's consistent and linear. If I "play" one of their course games I know I have to club up for most shots, but that's fine. I find on most of their courses that I end up with wedges for my approaches a lot more than I seem to get in real life, so clubbing up makes it more realistic to actual play. I'm impressed by TopTracer customer service listening and getting it corrected.

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On 12/22/2021 at 9:03 AM, Siamese Moose said:

I'm overdue for a follow up post:

I was contacted by a rep from TopTracer about my experience. I gave him all of the details, and he promised to check on the facility. Someone from TopTracer did indeed show up at the range, and worked through a calibration and some updated training for the staff. It is a whole lot better now! It's not perfect, but it's consistent and linear. If I "play" one of their course games I know I have to club up for most shots, but that's fine. I find on most of their courses that I end up with wedges for my approaches a lot more than I seem to get in real life, so clubbing up makes it more realistic to actual play. I'm impressed by TopTracer customer service listening and getting it corrected.

@Siamese Moose, The rep contacted because of the posts you made? or did you contact him through other means.  If former is the case, that is so awesome.  It's cool to know that manufacturers are looking at these posts.

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On 12/26/2021 at 1:59 PM, pakman92 said:

@Siamese Moose, The rep contacted because of the posts you made? or did you contact him through other means.  If former is the case, that is so awesome.  It's cool to know that manufacturers are looking at these posts.

He contacted me because of the posts, through this site's messaging system.

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45 minutes ago, Siamese Moose said:

He contacted me because of the posts, through this site's messaging system.

And it’s interesting to see TWO posts from “first timers” in this thread, both with glowing “reviews” of this technology. Hmmmmm. First post, two people, in THIS thread…? I guess it COULD be coincidence. Could……

Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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2 hours ago, PMookie said:

And it’s interesting to see TWO posts from “first timers” in this thread, both with glowing “reviews” of this technology. Hmmmmm. First post, two people, in THIS thread…? I guess it COULD be coincidence. Could……

I'm familiar with the range listed in those two posts. It's OK, but I greatly prefer the people at Miles of Golf. 

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Moose, my cat, is Siamese

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1 hour ago, Siamese Moose said:

I'm familiar with the range listed in those two posts. It's OK, but I greatly prefer the people at Miles of Golf. 

Miles of Golf, or where I learned to golf in the early 70s when it was known as Pat’s Par 3!

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Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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