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#1 rdt

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hello everyone,
I am a french student engineering school. I love golf and as I am going to the US in few months I would like to know american habits about weather (something that really disturbs me when I am playing). That is why I thought about a tool using a smartphone and I would like to know your opinion about this idea. Could you take less than 2 min to check my survey? That would really interest me to see your opinion!
https://docs.google....xSWFiYmFOM2c6MQ

Thank you for your help!! I really appreciate

Rdt


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

It seems like you are interested in developing a weather related tool for the smartphone to be used during a round.  This is not allowed under USGA rules.  It would be useless in the United States.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

So was the rangefinder when it was created. Moreover, people could use it when practicing, don't you think?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I applaud your interest in new technologies for golf. And certainly an educational environment allows you to not worry about things like the rules of golf since you are likely working an a theoretical basis.

I think the difficulty you will find is that weather reports are very general - certainly they are useful when choosing attire, whether or not to bring an umbrella, and for general wind tendencies. But that information is very easily available on most smartphones.

To really affect a golfer's round, you need to predict the weather down to a tiny 5 second span of time while the ball is in the air. Mainly to know the wind speed and direction. It will be a difficult challenge to create a device with that level of accuracy.

Of course, as you say, 20 years ago I would never have imagined I could hold a laser in my hand, point it at a stick 150 across a field and get a fairly accurate measure of distance. Best of luck with your project!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Filled out the survey, good luck with whatever youre trying to build


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Thank you for your answers!

I know meteorology is not an easy factor to take into account. Here is the challenge! Of course we cannot foresee where the ball will exactly land but we want to help the player as well as possible. For the moment, it is just a project. If our first device works quite well, we will try see if we can take it on the market. And I'm very motivated to build it!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

View Postrdt, on 14 January 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

Thank you for your answers!

I know meteorology is not an easy factor to take into account. Here is the challenge! Of course we cannot foresee where the ball will exactly land but we want to help the player as well as possible. For the moment, it is just a project. If our first device works quite well, we will try see if we can take it on the market. And I'm very motivated to build it!

Not really a good idea. Firstly, most smartphones have some sort of weather app on them anyway and a gps/course map for use. Secondly, using it would breach the rules of golf. Thirdly, if you think a meteorology app will help your find a golf ball in real time, I'm afraid you're sadly mistaken. And lastly, most golfers have the intelligence to look into the sky and tell what the weather is doing and potentially how it will affect the ball. Hence it's not really a good idea.
But good luck with your future.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

View Postjaskanski, on 14 January 2013 - 01:33 PM, said:

View Postrdt, on 14 January 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

Thank you for your answers!

I know meteorology is not an easy factor to take into account. Here is the challenge! Of course we cannot foresee where the ball will exactly land but we want to help the player as well as possible. For the moment, it is just a project. If our first device works quite well, we will try see if we can take it on the market. And I'm very motivated to build it!

Not really a good idea. Firstly, most smartphones have some sort of weather app on them anyway and a gps/course map for use. Secondly, using it would breach the rules of golf. Thirdly, if you think a meteorology app will help your find a golf ball in real time, I'm afraid you're sadly mistaken. And lastly, most golfers have the intelligence to look into the sky and tell what the weather is doing and potentially how it will affect the ball. Hence it's not really a good idea.
But good luck with your future.

Wow, ouch. C'mon, it's a kid doing a school project.

I would think most golfers would have the intelligence to look at a flagstick, check the course markers and tell how far their shot needs to travel. Yet rangefinders are quite popular.

Sure, it's probably impossible to do, but knowing the exact effect of weather on my shot could help me be more accurate.

Of course, predicting the likelihood of rain on someone's parade is much easier.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Wow you're hard. Well I do think it's possible as researchers I'll work with are quite pleased about it! Hope you're not totally right..
Thanks for you outspokenness.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thank you. I hope you prove me completely wrong with your innovation. Bonne chance!


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