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keithlim
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PostSubject: Measure distance accurately   Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:22 am

Hi GRians

Wonder if anyone knows where or how to measure your distance per club more accurately? What methods have you used? Or is there some place you can go to use digital methods ie trackman, flightscope or some other device?

Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:13 am

having machine to measure like those at club fitters is best i supposed. i did mine the traditional way.. hit balls at the range, use rangefinder or the range distance markers to gauge.. u can confirm at the course.

as long as within +- 5 to 10m works for me, until i sharpen my game... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:05 pm

What I do is go to the second floor of the range.

Then see roughly the distance it carries. If you use a game ball instead, they carry 10m more than the range balls. So going up a floor sort of negates out the difference.

Usual gauge is the 7i for me. Clubs up and down, I estimate 10m per club.

Hope this helps!
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:17 am

Assuming you dont have a range finder;

Decent range balls such as mbgc's are not that far off from balls in play, esp for 120m in. 5m short at most. Ranges are pretty good for measuring short mid irons. As far as your eye can verify against markers. Ground fl if possible.

Long clubs: test on course. Par 3s are useful, can play fr white and blue tee. Use tee or off grass.

Driver/woods: off the tee. MBGC buggy gps. Dont forget to press red 'drive' button before you leave the tee box.

Take your averages. Not the best shots.

Hope it helps.



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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:20 am

elyjacob wrote:
having machine to measure like those at club fitters is best i supposed. i did mine the traditional way.. hit balls at the range, use rangefinder or the range distance markers to gauge.. u can confirm at the course.

as long as within +- 5 to 10m works for me, until i sharpen my game... Wink

I also use this method but I find this method got huge flaws.

first, range balls not accurate. Shorter distance
second, which level of the range are u on? first, ground, second, third? It also affects distance.

I also want to know the best way to measure distance.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:30 am

go to nsrcc par 3 executive courses...

there are diff distances for all the par3s...

u can guage your distances there...
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:52 am

Thanks for the input guys. I suspect machines will give most accurate data, followed by on course (but limited by no of shots you can take), then range (can't really see clearly between distance markers. I guess playing more helps too haha
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:04 pm

maybe "borrow" a few mbgc range balls for the par3 courses?

:p
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:06 pm

keithlim wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. I suspect machines will give most accurate data, followed by on course (but limited by no of shots you can take), then range (can't really see clearly between distance markers. I guess playing more helps too haha


if theres no one behind..... u can take as many shots onto the green for the par3s

thats was how i gauge my distances when i started out.... using course balls than range
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:17 pm

slinger wrote:
keithlim wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. I suspect machines will give most accurate data, followed by on course (but limited by no of shots you can take), then range (can't really see clearly between distance markers. I guess playing more helps too haha


if theres no one behind..... u can take as many shots onto the green for the par3s

thats was how i gauge my distances when i started out.... using course balls than range

Haha good idea slinger, but provided my flight mates are ok too! Lol. Maye try out this weekend
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:19 pm

GPS apps are pretty decent for measuing tee shorts.

I use mscorecard's (free app on IOS, Android and Blackberry) built in GPS shot tracker.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:21 pm

keithlim wrote:
slinger wrote:
keithlim wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. I suspect machines will give most accurate data, followed by on course (but limited by no of shots you can take), then range (can't really see clearly between distance markers. I guess playing more helps too haha


if theres no one behind..... u can take as many shots onto the green for the par3s

thats was how i gauge my distances when i started out.... using course balls than range

Haha good idea slinger, but provided my flight mates are ok too! Lol. Maye try out this weekend
This wkend in JGCC? don't worry the caddies are so good, abt the distance.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:06 pm

Listen to the master ... aka Nsrcc ksls 18 hcap ... not only does his advice make perfect sense ... his practical is even better than his theory

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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:55 pm

from one ksls 18 to another...

ciao botak, u bery free hor...

our 1 shot per hole game is long overdue....

1st one go pee is the loser....
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:13 pm

hahah ... looking forward to it ... will be clearing leave in late Feb or early March ... i supply the alcohol ... you supply the plastic bags ok? just in case by the time there is a loser there is no toilet in sight and there are ladies around ...


p.s. if mloy then never mind lah ... jury still out on that one

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Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:37 pm

The par 3s at NSRCC dont seem to give very accurate readings. Lasered it a few times, but within 10-20m difference. So... If u want to be really precise.. just laser at ur ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:27 pm

keithlim wrote:
Hi GRians

Wonder if anyone knows where or how to measure your distance per club more accurately? What methods have you used? Or is there some place you can go to use digital methods ie trackman, flightscope or some other device?

Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:37 pm

Use a range finder to lock the landing area. After a few rounds it gives quite a good idea each club's distance
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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:03 pm

I use the range. Hit 10 shots with the club (normaly 7 iron), take out the 2 best & 2 worst shots. Average the remainder 6 to get the distance for the club. The distance gap between each iron should be about 6-10m.

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PostSubject: Re: Measure distance accurately   Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:07 pm

My personal opinion is that the most effective approach to measuring distance accurately is on the course(s) that you play often with a rangefinder that can factor in slope, i.e. uphill or downhill.

After all, the reason you want to know your club distances is so that you can select which club to play into the green.

If you don't have access to a rangefinder, it can still be done.

Find a weekday, choose a relatively empty course, bring a lot of golf balls, and then on a relatively flat hole (make sure no one behind) and using the 150 course marker (you have to assume they are accurate), take the club you would normally use for the distance and try 3 or 4 shots. Adjust accordingly. Then take 1 less club and move 10m and hit 3 or 4 balls again. Stop there and finish out the hole. You don't want to make too many swings in succession.

On the next appropriate hole, start at 130m with the appropriate club and work your way down. If you wish, you can continue the exercise with 160m moving up until you get to a point where you are not able to get (semi)decent contact for all 3 shots.

Just note that distance markers are to the center of the green, not the flagstick.

DO NOT keep hitting balls until you get a perfect shot and use that as your club distance. You will never have the opportunity playing an actual game to hit until you are satisfied, so those 3 or 4 balls will very likely represent what will happen with that club most of the time (with a bit of positive bias).

Also, if you pick up a club (e.g. 3 wood) and duff it 3 times and hit it slightly fat the last time sending it about 140m, how do you estimate the distance? The simple answer is that you probably should take that club out of your bag (or at least keep practising with it but don't use it to play until you can strike it properly)

End of the day, you should leave with a good sense of 1) which clubs are more reliable under course conditions and 2) the approximate (real) distances for these clubs.

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What's in the Bag

Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
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