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Precision Pro golf adds NX7, NX7 Pro rangefinders to lineup

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Precision Pro Golf is poised to launch a pair of rangefinders—the NX7 and NX7 Pro—at the PGA Merchandise Show next week.

The NX7, which will retail for $199.95, is the successor to the Nexus Rangefinder. The NX7 features Precision Pro’s one-second Target Lock function, a 30 percent faster laser and a compact design that’s 25 percent smaller than the Nexus.

Related: Our review of Precision Pro’s Nexus Rangefinder

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The NX7 Pro, which retails for $249.95, includes all of the features of the NX7 model. The Pro adds Adaptive Slope Technology, which allows golfers to measure elevation. The NX7 Pro is tournament legal, as the slope mode can be turned off. Another Pro feature: Pulse Vibration Technology, which pulses when the rangefinder locks onto the target.

“The NX7 and NX7 Pro Rangefinders are our 4th generation products. We’ve put in a lot of work to improve the accuracy, durability and design,” says Clay Hood, PGA, Co-Founder of Precision Pro Golf. “The NX7 Rangefinders are our most advanced and accurate models that will compete head to head with the more expensive rangefinder brands that sell for $299-$399.”

Related: Our review of Precision Pro’s GPS Golf Band

Precision Pro Golf is offering a mail-in rebate promotion starting March 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 that will offer a $30 rebate for the NX7 and a $50 rebate for the NX7 Pro (available in US market only). The company will be at the PGA Merchandise Show in booth #1606.

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  1. Nick Stec

    Apr 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Picked one of these up (the pro model) and couldn’t be happier. Its easy to use, has all the features of Bushnell and was inexpensive. Been pushing them hard to my customers ever since.

  2. Alessio Anile

    Feb 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Can’t wait, definitely going to pick the NX7 Pro up. Can’t see any difference (spec wise) to go for something like 2017 V4 or V4 Switch. Looking forward to trying it out and definitely going to point my friends in this direction.

  3. Courtney

    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Sounds like a terrific range finder – can’t wait to check it out – but a “30% faster laser” ? Your light is 30% faster than regular light ? What would Einstein say ? 😀

    • Jonah Mytro

      Jan 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Courtney

      The NX7 Rangefinder has a dynamic scanning target lock that allows you to scan over the flag 2-3 times and lock in the exact distance (eliminating background images). We have improved the Target Lock speed to just under 1 second (30% faster than the NEXUS RANGEFINDER). FYI: Every rangefinder has the same 905nm laser (regulated as a class 1 laser by the FDA) and you each company can modify the functionality of the laser to work differently.

      Hope this information helps! 🙂

  4. RAT

    Jan 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This product looks and sounds like the perfect Rang Finder. I would buy this NOW! Trying to get one now because the price is super reasonable.

  5. Aaron

    Jan 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Scoreband has a slope rangefinder for quite a bit less and the same functions.

    • Jonah Mytro

      Jan 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Scoreband doesnt offer a 2-year warranty or the best customer service in the industry. We designed the NX7 to compete with the V4 in terms of quality, accuracy and performance.

  6. Mark S

    Jan 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Been interested in a rangefinder for a couple years now. May just have to pick one of the up. Hopefully it works with my not so steady hands.

    • Jonah Mytro

      Jan 19, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Mark, the NX7 Rangefinder has a different type of target lock function (nothing like it on the market). We have a 1-second dynamic scanning target lock function that allows you to scan over the flag for 1-second to lock in the actual distance, eliminating any background images such as trees.

      When we were launching our company back in 2013, the one issue we heard from 75% of golfers we surveyed was the “shaky hands” issue and this was one reason they purchased a rangefinder. The dynamic scanning target lock eliminates this issue completely in the NX7 rangefinder (and the NEXUS rangefinder – 2015 model).

      As avid golfers, we stand behind all of our products and offer best in industry customer service if there are any issues with our line of Rangefinders or GPS Products.

      Thanks

      Jonah Mytro
      Co-founder
      Precision Pro Golf

    • Ken M

      Apr 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

      I have shaky hands and have the NX7 Pro. This was my biggest concern. I used it for the first time Tuesday and it worked great. The way the NX7 Pro is set to scan a flag, it seems that it benefits shaky hands. I just point right at the flag and my natural shake sends the rangefinder back and forth across the flag and about 1-2 seconds later, I get the vibration notification and the yardage for distance and distance adjusted for slope. Very fast and very easy to use.

  7. Jonah Mytro

    Jan 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

    The NX7 Rangefinders will also offer a 2-year manufacturer warranty, inline with the competitors warranty programs. We are also offering free battery replacements for the NX7 line (3-volt CR2 battery)

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Deep faced fairway woods?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Mainehacker21 who is in the market for a deep faced fairway wood to primarily use off the tee. Our members give their recommendations to Mainehacker21, with a range of deep faced fairway woods getting a mention.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • VNutz: “5Deep has been my go to for this. Great deep face for tee shots, extra loft making it more playable off the deck. Such a good club.”
  • ML413: “I bought the G400 Stretch searching for the exact same thing and have been really happy with it.”
  • cardoustie: “x2 hot 3 deep, I carry one for tee shots that require a low shot or a fade, tough off the deck unless you have a perfect lie.”
  • manima1: “If you can find a 2016 M2 “tour issue deep face” that is the best out there. Very low spin so even in 3HL they are bombers, but still elevate easily off the deck. You can find them on eBay. FYI – you know it’s a “deep face” if it has a paint break on the hosel. Another decent option is the 2017 M2 tour head.”

Entire Thread: “Deep faced fairway woods?”

 

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest club in the bag that you use regularly?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from 14max who asks WRXers what’s the oldest club in the bag that they regularly use. Our members list the clubs that have been playing the longest and their reasons why – with trust often playing a significant role behind their decision.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • el_rousso: “I’m still regularly playing an old (about 25+ years old) American Open 56* wedge, the grooves on it are likely too worn to be of any use but it’s still pretty much the club I trust the most around the greens, the rest of my bag is around 2005ish (irons) or 2011ish (woods and other wedges), but I recently pulled the trigger on a driver upgrade…”
  • SecondandGoal: “Odyssey White Steel Tri-Ball SRT. Made in 2007, got it for $25 on Craigslist about 4 years ago. I’ve changed every other club in the bag at least twice since then. Going to be hard-pressed to get this out of the bag.”
  • lefty1978: “I don’t always bag this club anymore. But I have a 17° Controller driving iron from around 1999. I like it because it hits low running bullets.”
  • James the Hogan Fan: “Putter- 65ish years old, Irons from 2003, Woods from 2008, Driver from 2014, Wedges from 2016, but, one from 2002. Quite the mix I’d say.”
  • ChipNRun: “A few years ago, it was a Ping Pal putter from circa 1973. I sent Ping a photo of the clubhead for verification: they said it was legit, they just couldn’t tell what batch it came from due to primitive data markings. Until about a year ago, I played Callaway X20 Tours (2008 origin); CPreO sold me a display set in 2011. Right now, the Tour Edge XRail 7W (2012) – and sometimes its brother 4W – hold the record.”

Entire Thread: “Oldest club in the bag that you use regularly?”

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2020 Odyssey Golf launches new Bird of Prey and Stroke Lab Ten putters

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Odyssey Golf is taking Stroke Lab technology and innovation further with the release of the all-new Stroke Lab 10 putters along with the introduction of the Bird of Prey putter for 2019 and 2020.

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2020 Odyssey Bird of Prey, Stroke Lab Ten putters: The details

To say Odyssey Stroke Lab putters, along with the revolutionary mass-shifting Stroke Lab shaft, have been a success both on tour and with regular golfers would be a huge understatement. On the professional side—since their introduction at the beginning of 2019 as a prototype product, Stroke Lab putters have become the number one putter on all tours and won more professional tournaments (65 to be exact) than any other brand on all tours combined.

Now, Odyssey’s General Manager Sean Toulon and his design team are looking to advance designs again with what many would call familiar shapes but with unconventional advantages.

Odyssey Stroke lab ten putter golf 2020

First off, we have the Stroke Lab Ten. And, yes, even Sean Toulon himself is willing to admit it shares similarities to a particular arachnid-style putter that he helped originally design at another OEM many years ago. But, as a modern equipment historian, I believe it’s important to point out that as much as the “arachnid” style has been popular for quite some time.

There was another putter that predates it (released in 2005), which offered an extremely high MOI design but without the catchy name: the Ping UG-LE. The UG-LE pushed mass way back and to the corners of the head to create (at the time) the highest MOI putter on the market.

But here’s the thing: Putters and material design have come a long way since the introduction of the UG-LE and the original arachnid designs, and Odyssey is here to prove golfers just how much better with the Stroke Lab Ten.

The Stroke Lab Ten’s frame is made from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene…don’t worry, I had to look it up too). Here’s a further explanation

“It is an amorphous polymer comprised of three monomers, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. ABS is most commonly polymerize through the emulsification process or the expert art of combining multiple products that don’t typically combine into a single product. When the three monomers are combined, the acrylonitrile develops a polar attraction with the other two components, resulting in a tough and highly durable finished product. The different amounts of each monomer can be added to the process to further vary the finished product. The versatility of ABS plastic properties contributes largely to its popularity across several industry sectors.” (Thanks, Adreco plastics)

According to Sean Toulon, what the ABS material allows is maximum distribution of metal (heavy) mass parts to the back and extreme perimeter of the putter to blow past other putters’ MOI (Moment of Inertia: a measurement of forgiveness) but also in sound and feel.

“The sound and feel of this putter is special (thanks to the material advantage of ABS)”  Sean Toulon, Odyssey Putters General Manager

Beyond just the shape of the putter, the sole has been meticulously crafted to help the head aligned square when grounded towards the target in the playing position. Sean continues

“We got these putters to the point where ( with the alignment on top ) they have become point and shoot” 

There truly is a lot going on to make sure these putters do everything they can to help both regular golfers and touring professionals align properly and get the best possible result when putts are not hit absolutely perfect.

The Stroke Lab Advantage

Considering the MOI of these designs, you would think that the highest of high handicappers would be the target market, but in that assumption, you couldn’t be more incorrect. The designs of both the Stroke Lab Ten and the Bird of Prey were entirely driven by the tour and player desire to get every last bit of performance out of their putting games.

These putters will all come stock with the Stroke Lab shaft, which pulls mass from the shaft and redistributes it under the grip and into the head for even greater stabilization. Odyssey has proven that the shaft alone can help stroke consistency across the board, and the most notable stat is the 13 percent increase in face angle delivery at impact. This increases the make putt percentage, which when you think of a round of golf, equates to strokes saved.

If there is one more thing Odyssey knows about putters, it’s roll and inserts. With the new Stroke Lab Ten and Bird of Prey designs, the company is using an all-new Microhinge Star insert to increase the sound for better player feedback. Generally, inserts are used to decrease the sound, but in the case of the New Microhinge Star, engineers at Odyssey wanted to recreate more of the original sound and feel of the White Hot putter but with the added benefit of the Microhinge to increase forward roll.

Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter Insert roll Ten Bird of prey

This new Microhinge Star insert improves the correlation between the sound and expected distance a player will hit the ball—firmer means further. This is just another step in the design process put in place to help players of all abilities putt with greater consistency since without audible feedback, all players will have a more difficult time controlling distance.

The new Stroke Lab Ten and Bird of Prey putters will be available starting November 1. For more information check out OdysseyGolf.com

 

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