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TG2: Personal launch monitors and the PGA Tour playoffs. Playoffs? Don’t talk about playoffs!

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Personal launch monitors are becoming more precise, cheaper, and common in the golf world. Knudson talks about using the new Rapsodo out on the range. The PGA Tour playoffs are starting up and we think the new format isn’t great.

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  1. BE

    Aug 8, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Every review of every personal launch monitor I’ve ever listened to or watched, everyone says, “What do you expect, it’s only $500!” I get it, compared to Trackman at $20k+, what do you expect? I’ll tell you what I expect, I expect it to do at least one thing well. $500 is still a lot of money for most people. How about just giving me accurate carry distance for all clubs, not just the long irons or the short irons, all clubs. If someone could make a personal launch monitor that can give me accurate carry distances I’d buy one tomorrow.

    • Knudson

      Aug 9, 2019 at 7:49 am

      You make a very valid point BE. $500 to most golfers is a lot more money than I originally thought.

      • BE

        Aug 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm

        Hi Kundson, I apologize if my comments sounded a bit snippy. I was really talking less about the money really and more on the fact that none of these devices that I’ve researched do any one thing really well. Whether it’s ball speed, spin, distance, smash factor, etc. results seem to be all over the place. For me, I just want to know how far I’m carrying the ball. If someone could make a portable device that gave Trackman like results just for carry distance and nothing else, I’d be all over it. As it is now, I’m taking more of a wait and see approach.

        • Z

          Aug 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm

          I really like my Flightscope MEVO for personal use, and I think its very proficient in carry distances.

          I teach with the Xi Tour, and side by side, carry distance is pretty darn close. I think the MEVO isn’t great with smash or spin, but it works solidly enough to get the idea.

          That being said, most golfers that I’ve worked with don’t even begin understand 20 of the 25 things the Xi gives you so I have tinkered with the idea of just going to the MEVO and only displaying distance.

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In this episode of The Gear Dive brought to you by Fujikura, Johnny chats again with his old pal Mac Todd Owner and Operator of Urban Golf Performance in Los Angeles. They cover the growth of the business, what the new Club member experience may look like and much much more.

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In this WITB edition of The Gear Dive, Johnny chats with JJ VanWezenbeeck and Aaron Dill of Titleist Golf on the ins and outs of Genesis Invitational Champion Adam Scott’s setup.

Adam Scott WITB details below

Driver: Titleist TS4 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting, 2-gram weight)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 X

  • Scott put the Kuro Kage in play this week. Per Titleist’s J.J. VanWezenbeeck, “Adam Scott switched to the TS4 driver at the ZoZo Championship due to head size, shape, and improved launch to spin ratios. This week, after discussions with Adam, he went to a shaft he had previously played for increased stability. He felt the shaft went a little far and he lost head feel. We went on course with lead tape to get the feels to match up then weighted the head to preferred swing weight after testing.”

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (16.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax P95 X

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (3-iron), Titleist 680 (4-9 irons)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48.08F, 52.08F, 56.10S), Vokey Design SM8 WedgeWorks (60.06K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Xperimental Prototype Rev X11 (long)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Scott marks his ball with dots in the pattern of the Southern Cross, which is featured on the Australian flag.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

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