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2020 Official Member Review: Rapsodo MLM Personal Launch Monitor


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6 minutes ago, JonMUSC08 said:

has anyone ( @GolfSpy Stroker) tried using the Superspeed sticks with the MLM to measure head speed? Instead of having a radar and MLM, does the MLM do the same work?

as soon as I get it I will try it and let you know.

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5 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

Did you use Rapsodo on the course or just inside hitting into the net? I’m curious about the set up time and trying not to mess up my playing partners rhythm. I want to see my shot shapes/swing when actually playing compared to when I’m just practicing into a net.

It was actually on the range. Setup isn't hard and I'm sure it can be streamlined with repetition. The only thing that takes some getting used to is the orientation of where you are aiming. You choose your location and then have to rotate the display to show where you are aiming. At the range, it doesn't really matter since it will track the shots fine but if you wanted to use it on the course to track your shots on a map, it would be more important. 

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Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

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I’m not an official tester but I’ve got a Rapsodo MLM and was able to take it out on the range today. My best shot by far was the one you see below. These distance are the carry numbers, right? 
For how good I felt like I hit it, the shot trail doesn’t seem to do it justice. Oh well. 
 

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3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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I’m assuming it automatically applies the shot tracer effect?

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12 hours ago, Mtbryant01 said:

Did you use Rapsodo on the course or just inside hitting into the net? I’m curious about the set up time and trying not to mess up my playing partners rhythm. I want to see my shot shapes/swing when actually playing compared to when I’m just practicing into a net.

After using it on the range today, I think you could make it a quick setup. I happened to be facing away from the range (also facing North) when I was turning the monitor on so I had to rotate the view 180° so it was facing the right way. I didn’t think of it until after to try and see if the orientation is based which way you are facing or if it defaults to facing North?

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I’m assuming it automatically applies the shot tracer effect?

Yes. There is no user input for the tracer. 

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Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

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Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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I’m not an official tester but I’ve got a Rapsodo MLM and was able to take it out on the range today. My best shot by far was the one you see below. These distance are the carry numbers, right? 
For how good I felt like I hit it, the shot trail doesn’t seem to do it justice. Oh well. 
 
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Can you toggle between Carry and Total distance?


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8 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:


Can you toggle between Carry and Total distance?


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No. Just says “Distance”

Driver: PXG 0811 XF Gen 2 9º (UST Helium Stiff)

3 Wood: Titleist TS2 15º (Tensei AV Blue 65 Stiff)

Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

Putter: Kirkland Signature KS1 and PXG Blackjack

Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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This is going to be an awesome test.  Are any of you guys doing Superspeed training?  I would love to know if this will pick up the speed of the training sticks.


It can’t - at least not accurately - it’s using the camera on your phone to track the ball flight so you need the ball to travel at certain distance after impact.

The one function that I’ve found lacking is shot height. It gives a graph that shows relative height of shots but does not calculate actual height, unless I haven’t been able to figure out where that stat is offered.

I’ve yet to use mine on the course. Our courses have been booked solid during the pandemic. Not enough time to pull a device out while playing.

Looking forward to hearing about ease of use on the course.


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No. Just says “Distance”

You can change between Carry and total under settings. That’s only for driver and woods.


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That’s a bit odd to not have carry as option for irons. Would think that would be more important to know carry on them

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On 12/15/2020 at 9:47 PM, tony@CIC said:


Can you toggle between Carry and Total distance?


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I am pretty sure I saw an option in the settings for carry or total.   I'll have to double check, it was when I did the initial setup, so it's  been a while.

On 12/15/2020 at 9:56 PM, PeterHenric said:

No. Just says “Distance”

Do you have the latest update downloaded on your unit?

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12 hours ago, sglj3 said:


You can change between Carry and total under settings. That’s only for driver and woods.


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That fixed it. Thanks!

3 hours ago, Rchang said:

That’s a bit odd to not have carry as option for irons. Would think that would be more important to know carry on them

The default and only way to measure irons is carry. Just found out that you can change your driver and woods to total distance. See above. 

54 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I am pretty sure I saw an option in the settings for carry or total.   I'll have to double check, it was when I did the initial setup, so it's  been a while.

Do you have the latest update downloaded on your unit?

Yes. Latest update. Just saw the total/carry option. See above.

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Hybrid 1: Titleist 818 H1 19º (Tensei HYB blue 80 Stiff)

Hybrid 2: Titleist TS2 23º (Tensei AV Blue 70 Stiff)

Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 5-GW (AMT Black Regular Flex)

Wedges: SM8 52 12F, SM7 54 10S (AMT Black Stiff Flex)

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Tested: Tommy Armour Impact No. 3 (LINK)

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Look at what greeted me after work

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1 hour ago, Rchang said:

Look at what greeted me after work

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Nice! My tracking for Fed Ex keeps getting delayed. Now end of day tomorrow. 

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After a round of frustrating golf today, this beauty was sitting on my front steps. Looking forward to diving in and testing out this product!

I’ll add some quick notes of what I’m looking to gain out of this review here in a little bit.

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After a round of frustrating golf today, this beauty was sitting on my front steps. Looking forward to diving in and testing out this product!
I’ll add some quick notes of what I’m looking to gain out of this review here in a little bit.
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I'm really wondering why you didn't drive back to the course?

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5 minutes ago, pozzit said:

I'm really wondering why you didn't drive back to the course?

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I guess I could have tested the shot tracer in the dark! Nah nevermind, it is too cold for me down here in Alabama (yes, I know it doesn’t compare to anyone north of me, I’m just a wimp with the cold)

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I guess I could have tested the shot tracer in the dark! Nah nevermind, it is too cold for me down here in Alabama (yes, I know it doesn’t compare to anyone north of me, I’m just a wimp with the cold)
Well today its 27 here in Iowa. But thats one of the main reasons I didn't apply to be a tester. I'm just an excited forum member waiting for those sweet reviews and all that data.

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56º:  Cleveland RTX-2 
60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

Ball: Snell MTB X
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11 minutes ago, pozzit said:

Well today its 27 here in Iowa. But thats one of the main reasons I didn't apply to be a tester. I'm just an excited forum member waiting for those sweet reviews and all that data.

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I mean, why not? 🥶🥶

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I mean, why not? [emoji3063][emoji3063]
Haven't been that bad but I have definitely golf with 30-40% ground cover and other times in heavy snow. I like to joke and say if a bottle of water freezes in my bag during a round its too cold. I have since become much wiser... and the courses around me close for the season [emoji852]

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60º: Maltby Tour Grind MG
Putter:  Odyssey White Hot RX 2-ball

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